Android TV started out a bit rocky, but it’s getting lots of support from hardware manufacturers now. Google has announced that Sony’s 2016 BRAVIA lineup and Sharp’s Net Player will both feature Android TV, adding to the list of hardware that includes it.
Google also announced a bunch of new apps coming to Android TV, and the list is very impressive. We’ll soon see CNN, Comedy Central, MTV, Freeform, Nickelodeon, Spotify, STARZ, WATCH ABC, WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney Junior, ESPN and more. Those are some huge names, making Android TV much more appealing. There are some new features coming with Android N, too, like picture-in-picture, recording APIs for live TV, and high dynamic range.
On top of that, Xiaomi has announced the Mi Box 4K Android TV set-top box. It will include a Bluetooth remote with voice control, and you’ll be able to buy a separate gaming control with dual vibration motors. And surprisingly, it’ll be coming to the US!
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) May 18, 2016