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