Sony’s plan for Android TV revealed

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Back when Android TV was unveiled at Google I/O, it was announced that Sony would include it on all their 2015 HD and 4K TVs. That’s quite a commitment and should be just the thing to get Android TV off the ground. Is Sony going to offer the same experience as the Nexus Player? Turns out they have a couple of tricks up their sleeve.

The first is that in addition to Android TV, users will also get PS4 Remote Play and Sony’s cloud gaming service called PlayStation Now, which will also link to Google games. The other cool news regarding gaming is that you will be able to use PlayStation controllers, which is a really nice touch.

Another interesting feature is that the included remote control will have a NFC chip so that you can pair your Android device(s) with Android TV. Apparently one use for this is to transfer files directly.

These new TVs will go into mass production in January and should start hitting retailers by February. No word on if Sony will offer a separate set-top box like they did with Google TV, but we can only hope.

Sony is holding their annual press conference at CES this year, and Android TV is likely to be on the agenda, so stay tuned for more details.

source: Mobile Geeks


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.