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Android TV's second act: More apps, better hardware, and new features

Jared Newman | June 2, 2015
Google-powered TV boxes have been a tough sell next to Apple TV, Roku, and Fire TV, but that’s starting to change.

None of this guarantees success for Android TV. As a relatively new platform, it doesn't have the word-of-mouth appeal of its competitors, and the hardware doesn't come as cheap. (Even at discounted pricing, the $79 Nexus Player is more expensive than a Roku 2, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV Stick.) But if Google can flesh out its app selection and turn Live Channels into a killer tool, Android TV could be worth a little extra.

 

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