We’re just a week into 2017, just finishing a seminal year for Android TV. There were a lot of big announcements and milestones set. We wanted to get an idea of which announcements were the most exciting, so we conducted a straw poll of readers on the site. The results are below from 50 voters. […]

The Xiaomi Mi Box is going to be released to consumers very shortly. Already, some individuals have reported that the device has appeared in their local Wal-Mart for the sticker price of $70. Florida local Google Play user has purchased one and has given us their first impressions along with a bunch of photos. In […]

A Reddit user by the username of /u/koshergoy posted a picture of what appears to be a retail package for the Mi Box, he stated the source is a Media Kit prepared by Xiaomi’s Beijing based advertising agency so that means it could be seeing the light of day soon and we may have a new box at […]

In order to sell electronic devices with wireless connectivity in the United States, the manufacturer first needs to get this device approved by the FCC, the Federal Communications Commission. Now the Xiaomi Mi Box, a highly anticipated Android TV set-top box, has been spotted passing through the FCC for inspection. This is a good sign […]

Google’s Nexus Player was created as a reference device for OEMs and developers to get started with Android TV. It was a pretty solid device, we reviewed it well, and it allowed plenty of developers to port their apps to Android TV (as well as adding support for Android N). However, after two years, Google […]

This year’s Google I/O was bigger than it has been in the past. Over 7000 developers descended upon the Shoreline Ampitheatre and the results were amazing. Google announced a ton of new APIs for developers, new messaging apps, new devices, and held over two hundred sessions on bringing developers up to speed. Android TV was […]

Last week, among the craziness of Google I/O and new game ports like Resident Evil 5, NVIDIA published an update to their Shield TV devices. Some of the news includes HDR support, which stands for High Dynamic Range, making content have better contrast. This is manifesting itself in HDR Netflix and YouTube as well as […]

Today, at the Living Room sandbox at Google I/O, Hugo Barra was around to talk about the Mi Box and give demonstrations to eager developers. The device has 8GB of flash memory, which can be expanded through a USB port on the back. With Android Marshmallow, it’s easy to expand memory through a flash drive. […]