Android TV is a software platform for smart TVs. Being a relatively open platform, it can run on a number of hardware devices. It can be embedded in a television set, in a cable box, or a game console. In each device, it is designed to work with Google’s Android operating system, supporting every app and feature like universal voice search.
The variety of devices supporting Android TV allow for different OEMs to differentiate their products with custom hardware or additional software. NVIDIA’s Shield TV comes with the ability to stream video directly to Twitch, making it easy to do Let’s Play videos.