Google has added Hisense, TCL, and several other smart TV manufacturers to the Android TV family.
Internet TV platform Magine TV can now also be accessed on smart TV sets with Google’s operating system Android TV in Germany.
Apple TV, HBO Now will now also become available on the Google Play store, Chromecast and also on Android TV.
TP Vision will equip most Philips TVs from the 5-series upwards with Android TV.
Sling TV has launched its Android TV application for Google’s Nexus Player, available for immediate download in the Google Play Store.
Free has launched its new Freebox 4K Android powered set-top box, for the same price as the existing model, €30 per month.
Google has now officially announced the end of Google TV and will instead concentrate on Android TV and the Google Cast ecosystem.
Apple TV sales growth has slowed significantly this year, down to a 12% annual growth rate at an estimated 1.9 million units sold in Q2 2014 according to Strategy Analytics.
Google is partnering with TP Vision (Philips), Sharp, Sony, Razer and Asus to to build Android TV into TV sets, set-top boxes and game consoles.
Stevie, the service that turns social feeds from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube into a TV broadcast experience, adds support for Chromecast and Android TVs.