Google targets Amazon and Apple's set-top boxes with Android TV platform

Google’s already well acquainted with the living room, having launched its Google TV platform at the I/O conference four years ago. It’s safe to say the set-top box software has fallen out of favor (with all but Sony, anyway), and Google’s been experiencing more success of late with its simpler Chromecast dongle. Well, today the search giant’s revealing its next play in home entertainment with Android TV, a brand new software platform bringing Google’s OS back to the big screen.

Much like on Apple’s set-top box or Amazon’s Fire TV, Google’s platform is a convenient front-end for it to push video content from its own collection, in this case the Play store. And, of course, it runs apps from other content providers such as subscription streaming services. Android TV also allows you to access live TV through the interface.


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