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Android TV is a smart TV platform developed by Google. Based on the Android 5.0 operating system or later, it creates an interactive television experience through a 10-foot user interface. It was initially announced on June 25, 2014, at Google I/O 2014 as a successor to Google's earlier attempt at a smart TV platform, which was Google TV.

Android TV
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The ADT-1 digital media player, part of the official development kit for Android TV
Developer Google
Manufacturer Google
Type Smart TV platform
Release date June 25, 2014
Operating system Android
Graphics 1280x720, 1920x1080, 3840x2160
Online services Google Play
Predecessor Google TV
Website www.android.com/tv

Android TV is a smart TV platform developed by Google. Based on the Android 5.0 ("Lollipop") operating system or later, it creates an interactive television experience through a 10-foot user interface. It was initially announced on June 25, 2014, at Google I/O 2014 as a successor to Google's earlier attempt at a smart TV platform, which was Google TV.

Android TV can be built both into TVs and into stand-alone digital media players. Users have access to the Google Play Store to download Android apps, including media streaming services Netflix and Hulu, as well as games. The platform emphasizes voice search to quickly find content or to answer queries (such as which movies were nominated for an Academy Award in a specific year). The TV interface is divided vertically into three sections: recommendations on top (which update based on viewing habits), media apps in the middle, and games on the bottom. The interface can be navigated using a game controller, remote control, or the Android TV mobile app. Android TV also supports Google Cast, the technology behind Google's media player Chromecast that allows a mobile device to be used to select and control media playback on a TV.

Google has partnered with Sony, Sharp, and Philips (TP Vision) to offer the platform in TVs, while Razer and Asus plan to release media players with a focus on gaming.

Google and Asus co-developed the first device to employ Android TV, the Nexus Player, released in November 2014 (now discontinued). Software developers will be able to use the Android SDK to optimize their apps for use on Android TV.