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June 23

How to add Google TV Profiles

Google TV is an all-around great OS that finds itself on devices like Chromecasts and some TVs. Recently, Google added the ability to add different profiles to the media hub – here’s how you can add or remove profiles in Google TV.

June 10

Chromecast with Google TV rolling out revamped screensaver w/ ‘Proactive’ info

First announced last year, Google TV is officially rolling out its revamped screensaver that brings “Proactive Personalized Results” to your TV.

May 9

This is Google TV’s revamped screensaver w/ personalized cards for music, podcasts, more [Gallery]

Google TV is picking up one of its most notable changes in months, as the platform appears to have started rolling out a revamped screensaver with “proactive personal results.”

May 7

This week’s top stories: Google acquires Raxium, ‘passkeys’ for passwords, and more

In this week’s top stories: Google acquires microLED startup Raxium, password replacement ‘passkeys’ previewed, Mecool KD3 reviewed, and more.

Chromecast with Google TV oddly switches to pre-order at Amazon with ‘User profiles’ advertised

In a rather curious turn of events, Amazon has put what looks to be the existing Chromecast with Google TV up for pre-order with an availability date of next week.

May 2

Review: Mecool KD3 takes Google’s Chromecast and adds a bit of future-proofing

Google TV is a great way to stream your favorite shows and movies and keep track of where they are, too. However, there aren’t many pieces of hardware available to use the platform, unless you’re in the market for a new TV. The Mecool KD3 is one of the few valid alternatives to the Chromecast with Google TV, and in our experience using it for the past few weeks, it gets the job done well.

April 20

[U: Now available] Google TV gets another streaming stick, the Mecool KD3 w/ 8GB storage

Google TV has shown up on a lot of full-size TVs, but very few streaming sticks and boxes. This week, little-known Android TV partner Mecool has announced its first Google TV streaming stick in the KD3, but it has the same unfortunate Achilles’ heel as Google’s device.

June 23, 2021

Hands on: Google’s reference designs set a delightful standard for Android TV remotes

TV remotes can end up being a deeply personal thing and the design matters. Some remotes feel cheap in the hand or have buttons that don’t feel nice to press. Others are too thin and have stupid navigation methods and take 6 years to replace with one that’s still too expensive. As Android TV expands, […]

May 10, 2021

The best Android TV streamers to replace every kind of Roku

As Roku battles Google over YouTube TV just a year after slowing the debuts of Peacock and HBO Max, it’s got some users considering a switch away from the platform. If you’re in that boat, here are the best Android TV and Google TV replacements for every kind of Roku.

March 19, 2021

This clever Android TV box has a built-in camera that works with Google Duo

Last year as the COVID-19 pandemic was pushing millions to work from home and quarantine (and, hopefully, they still are), Google took advantage of the flexibility of Android TV to bring Google Duo to the platform. Now, there’s a dedicated Android TV box with a built-in camera that designed to make Google Duo a breeze.

January 4

Hisense adopts Google TV for its 2022 lineup with a mini-LED upgrade and more

As Google TV takes over the company’s strategy for the living room, Hisense is joining the club as it transitions from Android TV to Google TV on its 2022 lineup. Here’s what’s coming.

November 27, 2020

Review: Mecool’s KM3 Android TV box is only for the power user on a budget

Media platforms have existed for your TV for years, but Android TV is perhaps one of the most powerful. It has more potential you can unlock compared to a Roku or an Apple TV, but a lot of that depends on the hardware available. “Power users” demand a lot of ports and capable specs, and the Mecool KM3 Android TV box delivers exactly that.

November 8, 2021

You can now buy the Google TV reference remote separately for any Android TV device

The Google G10 reference remote is due to arrive on more Android TV devices, but sadly it’s not sold officially as a universal replacement. Luckily, there’s a way to buy it without wasting money on an entire additional streamer, as Mecool is selling its Google TV G10 remote on its own, and it works as an excellent replacement remote for virtually any Android TV device.

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