CES: New Android TV Devices On The Way

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Google unveiled Android TV at Google I/O back in June. Today at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, the company announced that its partners are showing off some new devices for it, which will be shipped in the spring.

These include models from Sony, Sharp, TP Vision/Philips.

"These have all the goodness of Android TV built in so you won’t need to plug anything extra into your television," says VP Engineering Hiroshi Lockheimer. "You can use a single remote to watch live TV channels and play games, movies or shows from Google Play and your apps. These televisions feature voice search, to help you quickly find what you want, and they’re Google Cast Ready so you can cast your favorite entertainment from your phone or tablet to the big screen. Android TV will come to life on screens big and small, including brilliant 4K displays, thanks to the work of our partners."

"If you want to get in on the action using your current television, Razer just announced a gaming console powered by Android TV," Lockheimer adds. "Razer’s Forge TV has high-performance specs, a wireless game controller and allows you to stream PC games to your TV. It will start shipping to consumers in February. Huawei is also working on an Android TV streaming media player that will be ready later this year."

Google also counts chip makers ARM, Broadcom, Imagination Technologies, Intel, Marvell, MediaTek, MStar, Nvidia, Qualcomm, and STMicroelectronics as Android TV partners.

Here's the Android TV presentation from Google I/O:

On Monday, Google revealed Google Cast for audio, which enables cast functionality with compatible speakers, also due out in the spring.

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