AirTV is a new Android TV set-top box made by Dish, priced at $99

January 5, 2017 Doug Demagistris

CES 2017 is well underway now in the city of Las Vegas, Nevada. Things have been quiet of late for Android TV. However, customers will soon have a new option aside Google’s Nexus Player, Xiaomi’s Mi Box, and NVIDIA’s SHIELD TV. Dish recently announced AirTV, a 4K Android TV box with Sling TV and Netflix pre-installed.

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Microsoft Movies and TV app could debut on Android

July 9, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Microsoft tends to keep to its own operating system, but Windows Phone isn’t exactly widespread like Google’s Android OS. In an attempt to widen its audience, a report suggests Microsoft could soon debut its own Movies and TV service on Android smartphones.


NVIDIA resumes Android 8.0 update roll out for SHIELD TV devices

June 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

In May, NVIDIA was quick to roll out Android 8.0 for SHIELD TV devices. The update may have been a bit premature, since the company was forced to pull it before all devices received the upgraded software. We learned that there was a bug, which is usually the case when things like this happen. The good news is that the halt was temporary and NVIDIA has patched the issue in order to resume the roll out process this week.


The NVIDIA SHIELD TV has been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

May 28, 2018 Doug Demagistris

Last week, NVIDIA rolled out updates for both the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro. It has been quite the wait, but owners of either device will be very glad to know that Android 8.0 can now be installed on these devices including a handful of interface changes and upgrades.

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Plex adds Live TV and DVR support for Android devices

August 7, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Plex has been beta testing two upcoming features, Live TV and DVR support, for a few weeks now. However, the company mentioned no such release as to when the new features would become part of the publicly available version of the video service. Last week, the company finally began pushing these new features and to nearly all Plex customers.

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