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What is Android TV?

By NVIDIA - Mon, Nov 28, 2016

Android TV is a platform that has been developed by Google and simply put, it extends the Android experience to the large screen. Designed to be experienced from the comfort of your couch, with Android TV, users can do everything from stream their favorite shows and movies to playing games. In other words, think Android, the world's largest app ecosystem and the center of your mobile life, connected to your TV. It's the apps, games, and content you love—hit shows, blockbuster movies, live sports, news, and viral videos—all experienced from the comfort of your couch.

ADVANCED GOOGLE VOICE SEARCH AND COMMANDS

Find the entertainment you want—fast. Just speak and have Android TV find it. Try "Show me DC Comics TV shows" or ask "Who played Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games?" and the results appear almost instantly.

You can also launch apps by saying "Launch Netflix" or "Open Pandora" using Google voice commands. Personalized recommendations for YouTube, Hulu, Sling TV, and other apps appear automatically on your home screen. You just need to pick.

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THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE SEARCH RESULTS

Quickly find what you are looking for with search results from over 60 apps including Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, HBO, VUDU, and more. Android TV offers the most comprehensive support for universal (cross-app) search.

Use voice search from the home screen to search for a movie like "Big Hero 6" and instantly discover results from Google Play, VUDU, Disney Movies, Starz, as well as related videos from YouTube. Search for "Modern Family" and find results from Netflix, HULU, VUDU, Google Play, YouTube, and more.

CAST YOUR MOBILE DEVICE TO ANDROID TV

Smart TV boxes powered by Android TV have Google Cast built-in. This is the same technology found on the popular Google Chromecast, so you can cast your favorite entertainment apps from Android, iOS, Mac, Windows, or Chromebook devices to your TV.

Streaming content syncs across your phone, tablet, and Android TV box. So you can start a movie on your TV in the living room, and then finish it in bed on your tablet.

What is Chromecast?

ANDROID GAMES ON THE BIG SCREEN

Whether you play casually or go all-in, Android TV offers games for everyone. Racing games. Family titles. Indie hits. They're optimized for game controllers and ready for the big screen.

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If you don’t already own one, pick up an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV today.

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