YouTube TV App Makes Its Way to Select LG, Samsung Smart TVs

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Announced today, the official YouTube TV app is available for owners of a Smart TV from LG and Samsung. While specific models aren’t stated on YouTube TV’s support page, it does list years, being 2016 and 2017 models. If you own a Samsung Smart TV and would like to download YouTube TV, simply open up Apps, then search for YouTube TV. For LG TVs, head into the LG Content Store, search for YouTube TV, then download. Here’s the current list of supported devices for YouTube TV. Android TV (excluding ...

Android TV app for Comcast Xfinity coming in 2018, but only for Sony TVs at first

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PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast and Sony today announced that Xfinity TV customers will soon be able to access their cable service via the Xfinity TV Partner app on Sony’s Android TVs. Beginning in 2018, Xfinity TV customers with Sony’s Android TVs will be able to enjoy live and on demand programming, including local broadcast and Public Educational and Governmental channels, as well as their cloud DVR recordings via the Xfinity TV Partner app. They will also enjoy the seamless design and rich programming data of the Emmy ...

Sony Intros Redesigned PlayStation App, New PS4 Second Screen App

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Introduced this week, Sony has a completely redesigned PlayStation app, as well as a new app called PS4 Second Screen. For the main PlayStation app, users will find it faster to switch between viewing who’s online, checking notifications, and keeping up with the latest activities in the PlayStation community. Additionally, the updated interface features a new PS button, which ensures the app’s key features are always readily accessible. As for the new PS4 Second Screen, Sony details that you can navigate your PS4’s menu, use the on-screen keyboard, ...

Sony’s Android TVs now support the Google Assistant

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If you're lucky enough to own a recent Sony 4K HDR set with Android TV, you now have access to the Google Assistant. As well as using it to explore video content and get information, you'll also be able to control your smart home devices, just as you can with the Assistant on your phone or a Google Home product. Any Sony Android TV model from 2017, along with some from 2016 (XBR-Z9D, XBR-X800D, XBR-X750/X700D), will be able to make use of the Assistant, ...

Best Deals on This Friday Afternoon: $100 Off Pixel 2, $500 Off Sony 55″ 4K TV, $100 Off UE Megaboom

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It’s Friday, so how does a big dump of tech deals sound? Below, we’ve gathered up some of the better deals you’ll find as we head into the weekend. As of right now, we’ve got big discounts on Sony Android TVs at Best Buy, typical $100 discounts on the Galaxy S8 line, $100 off UE’s Megaboom speaker, good deals on Samsung’s best microSD cards, and that still-running $9.99 deal for the SmartThings Link for NVIDIA SHIELD. Feel free to drop any others in the comments if ...

Sony’s latest 4K HDR Android TVs will work with Amazon’s Echo devices

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Today Sony has announced that the company's latest 4K HDR televisions, powered by Android TV, will soon be updated to work with Amazon's Echo devices. This new feature will arrive via a firmware update sometime this month. So the next time you yell at your TV, there might be some purpose to it.  You can see the complete list of compatible devices here, but the TL;DR is that the new feature is limited to 23 different 2017 and some 2016 XBR (Bravia) models with Android TV. ...

[Update: Link to Sony’s message] It looks like Sony might be prepping to push Nougat to their Android TVs soon

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Update 1: 2017/05/02 7:37am PDT Check out Sony's message for yourself here. We got a tip earlier today from a user whose Sony Android TV gave him a message about an upcoming update. The message does not explicitly mention Nougat, but among the features listed are some that are exclusive to Android 7.0. Unfortunately, we don't know exactly when the update will hit, but the included information says that it is scheduled to begin after 05/2017. Read More It looks like ...

[Update: Now it’s cheaper] Deal Alert: Get a 75″ Sony LED UHD Android TV from Best Buy for $2150 today ($650 off)

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Update 1: 2017/04/24 7:36pm PDT The TV is now an additional $50 cheaper over at Best Buy, bringing the total amount saved to $700. It's still a hefty $2,099.99, but some savings is better than It's been a little while since we had an actual Android TV pop up in our deal alerts. Our first one for 2017 is a big 'un. As part of its Deal of the Day, Best Buy has Sony's XBR X850D (2016 version) television for $2,150, ...