All the content you love, exactly how you want it.
Android TV is a smart TV platform from Google built around the Android operating system. Users can stream content to your TV via apps, both free and paid, using your internet connection. On that front, it’s the same as Roku and Amazon Fire. You navigate through menus the same way, using your phone as a remote to guide you as you go. Unlike other devices, however, Android has an open system, giving Android TV access to apps Google might not officially approve of.
Beyond its impressive streaming capabilities, Android TV can play emulators, run apps, work as a media player for your digital files, use Kodi, and can even connect to a TV tuner. The downside is setting up all those features can require more technical prowess than many users have or want to learn.
Android TV now comes with your Google Assistant built in. Just say “Ok Google,” or press the mic button on your remote to quickly find the latest blockbuster, check the score of the big game, or dim the lights — all without leaving what you’re watching.
With Android TV, your favorite content is always front and center. So whether you’re looking for a new show to binge watch or just want to pick up where you left off, you get what you want, when you want it.
With the Google Play Store for Android TV, whatever you’re into—from Showtime to YouTube to tons of games—there’s an app you’re sure to love.
Top devices running Android TV
- Sony Bravia Smart TVs
- Hisense Smart TVs
- Philips Smart TVs
- Sharp Smart TVs
- Sanyo Smart TVs
- Skyworth Smart TVs