Big news for 2017/2016 (sorry 2015) Sony 4K Android TV owners. Sony Electronics announced yesterday that with recent/upcoming firmware updates, Amazon Echo devices can now control 2017 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV. With this update users can ask Alexa to perform basic TV functions such as controlling the TV power, volume, play/pause/stop/fast forward controls, […]

Sony has been incorporating Android TV into their TV sets since 2015, although they haven’t been too quick with their software updates. It does seem like owners of Sony TVs will be receiving Nougat pretty soon, according to a new help article posted on their website. Your Android TV software version is scheduled to receive […]

Sony has been one of Android TV’s original partners, and they continue with a new line of UHD, HDR TVs that now use OLED technology. The XBR-A1E have greater contrast and colors than previous Sony TVs, making HDR content look even better. These new TVs will run Android TV, giving them access to the Google […]

OLED, organic light emitting diodes, is an upcoming display technology which first became popular on phone screens. It gives the graphics driver the ability to light up only parts of the screen using a matrix of LEDs. A big advantage of this control is the ability to get true blacks. With light crystal display (LCD) […]

Shockingly better late than never Sony has decided to give updates to Sony Bravia owners for the Holidays. Reported originally 11 months ago the update is now hitting owners TVs. So lets go over what changed and what’s new. In some screens such as HOME, the screen design or usability is updated and you can […]

Playstation Vue, Sony’s cheap streaming service, is getting added value through the addition of new channels from the NFL. Customers will be able to add in NFL Network and NFL RedZone, just in time for the season to start in the coming months. This news, which was just announced, will not just give users access […]

Sony recently posted a bulletin on their UK support page stating that their 2015 and 2016 Android TV models are getting a firmware update. It has been happening for the past week. Their bulletin is very brief, giving very broad details about what’s changed: This new firmware will further enhance the TV’s performance, while offering […]

Android.com/tv is brand new and showcases all the devices it has to offer. OEM Partners shown are Sharp with their Aquos series, Sony with their Bravia series, the 1st gen Nexus Player, NVIDIA SHIELD TV, and the red headed step child that is the Razer Forge TV. In addition all other parts of Android (Phone,Wear,Tablets,and Auto) […]

Sony Electronics released the pricing and availability today of three new 4K Ultra HD television series: the XBR-X800D, the XBR-X750D, and the XBR-X700D. All have Android TV built into them and so far Sony has been good about updating them. Now according to Sony only the XBR-X800D series features High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility to […]

Tellybean is slowly gaining popularity as a great TV video chatting app. Following winning the best Smart TV app from Philips, they entered into a partnership to come pre-installed on all Philips Android TVs. Now they’ve been working to take their video chatting service to Sony’s 4K television sets. CEO of Tellybean Cami Hongell has […]

  While there hasn’t been much in the way of details, Google has quietly announced that Android TV and Google Cast will be expanding in the near future. This is fantastic news for Android TV fans. I don’t think anyone at AndroidTV.news had any doubt, but when the Nexus Player got overlooked at last fall’s […]

At CES this year, Sony announced that they would be entering the streaming service market. Specifically they wanted to focus on bringing high quality 4K content to owners of Sony’s Bravia TV sets, which run Android TV. This service, called Ultra, will allow users to purchase movies for $30 each to keep forever in both […]

Some users have reported an update to their Sony TVs recently, and Sony’s French support website has posted details about this firmware update. PKG3.317EUB The new firmware update, given the clean title of PKG3.317EUB for TV, contains two new features and a number of minor stability updates. It was just published last week. Updated stability […]

The hardware and software partnership that Google has created with OEMs has shown to be beneficial. Sony has been using on Google’s Android TV for the basis of their software while they continue to develop sophisticated hardware and display technologies in their TVs. Sony has just announced a new line of TVs, with both high-dynamic […]

The Internet of Things is one of the hottest buzzwords in technology right now. It stems from a simple idea: what if everything was connected to the Internet and could interact with each other? Your curtains rise in the morning and your coffee maker starts brewing. Your curtains close, lights turn off, thermostat drops the […]

At CES MediaTek, a large semiconductor fabrication company, showed off a new SoC (system on a chip) running the latest version of Android, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, on a TV. The new chip, MediaTek MT5596 quad core Cortex A53, supports 64-bit Android as opposed to the older 32-bit SoCs. The GPU (graphical processing unit) has also […]

YouView is a platform that integrates online services in the UK like BBC’s iPlayer with ordinary TV. As a service it was already been integrated with some set-top boxes from companies such as TalkTalk. However, the latest update to Sony’s Android TVs in the UK brings YouView directly to TV sets for the first time. […]

While winter is coming for the northern hemisphere, it is in fact getting warmer as summer approaches in Australia. Sony in Australia has decided to kick off the festivities with a “Summer with Sony” sales event. There’s plenty of deals where consumers will get free things when they buy something else, and that applies to […]