Google's second-generation smart TV platform. Introduced in 2014, Android TV added voice search to the original Google TV and changed the branding. Set-top boxes and smart TVs with Android TV began to emerge. Android TV can be operated by its remote control, a game controller or a mobile app. Using the feature in Google's Chromecast, content can be sent from a computer or mobile device directly to the TV.
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In 2020, Android TV was superseded by Google TV, resurrecting the original branding. Chromecast with Google TV creates a Google-powered smart TV (see Google TV
). See Nexus Player