Google reveals Android TV partners7 July 2014
Google is teaming up with TP Vision (Philips), Sharp, Sony, Razer and Asus to build Android TV into TV sets, set-top boxes and game consoles.
The company announced its news at its annual developer conference in San Francisco.
Devices ranging from smartphones to tablets to video game controllers can be used to control Android TV.
Android TV can interface with both live and streaming TV. While watching live channels, viewers can use Android TV to access an EPG or scroll through channels. If they wish to access streaming apps instead, a home button will take them back to a more traditional Android interface, where they can open a streaming programme or launch a search.
Android TV lets users broadcast content to their TV, as well as search a grid of popular content, apps, and games. Voice search and Google Knowledge Graph are also enabled for Android TV, which means people can just talk to the TV set and do a voice search for instant results.
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