If you’re in the market for a dinky little black box to slide under your living room TV set and pipe through some quality content, you’re in luck: there’s lots of them to pick from. All the major names now have established boxes on the market. While Gizmodo is a big fan of the Roku box and everything it can do, it’s…
If you just bought a brand new Android TV, or a box that runs the Google OS, you probably want to dive straight in and explore all of the new features. You’ll notice right away that it’s similar to Android for your phone, but built for the big screen. Still, it can occasionally be tricky to navigate. Here are 6 tips…
With Star Wars, Marvel, Pixar, and a little dirge known as “Let It Go,” Disney controls your children. There’s no use resisting anymore. But at least you don’t have to worry about entertaining them, now that Disney can stream those movies to practically any device under the sun.
The Philips AmbiLux UHD grabs your eyeballs by the...er...balls and puts them through some sort of kaleidoscopic interdimensional warp hole.
Last fall, Gizmodo’s Sean Hollister declared Android TV an exciting, beautiful mess. “You should probably steer clear till Google gets its shit together,” he wrote. Today at I/O, Google’s telling us about an updated Android TV that may indicate that its shit is actually being gathered.
I want you to buy the Nvidia Shield, because I’m a selfish prick. If you buy the Nvidia Shield, perhaps developers will actually make games for it—and then I could buy one too.
The first Nvidia Shield was a gaming handheld. The second was a powerful Android tablet. Now, Nvidia's going full game console. The new Nvidia Shield is a $200 set-top-box running Android TV, but it's more than that. It's a game console poweful enough to play a port of Crysis 3. And at first blush, it sure feels like…
Every year, Razer comes up with a crazy product to wow the crowds at the Consumer Electronics Show. A tablet with a built-in controller! A Lego-like desktop PC! But this year's surprise is actually four products that work together: an Android TV microconsole, a Bluetooth gamepad, a streaming service, and a…
Android TV is currently an unfinished operating system for a broken set-top-box. We wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole as of now. But it looks like Google's planning to introduce an intriguing new feature: The ability to watch live television.
Android TV is exciting. It's beautiful. The idea makes sense. And you should probably steer clear till Google gets its shit together. Until it does, the $100 Nexus Player just isn't a good buy.
Android TV made its big debut back at Google I/O, but its first official host body didn't show up until a few weeks back. The Nexus Player, built by ASUS, is Google's bajillionth attempt to take over the living room (hello Google TV, Nexus Q, Chromecast), and it looks as good as any set-top box you could look to throw…
Chromecast who? The real Android TV is here. This is the Nexus Player, a four-inch, half-pound hockey puck of a set-top box designed to watch all your movies AND play your Android games. It'll cost $99 on October 17th.
For years, Google's been trying to plow its way onto your TV with flawed hardware, and today, it shifted its approach to a new OS called Android TV. It's the very simple way that Google is going to make your TV smart. Finally.
Forget the Ouya, there's another Android game console in town, and it's coming from two of the biggest players in computing.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google will announce "at least one" set-top box running its Android TV operating system at today's I/O event.
I'd normally be on the fence about the utility of an Android-based television set like Scandinavia (above), but if it's made by a company called People of Lava it has to be pretty awesome, right? Or at least ridiculous?