Google Android invades Philips' new TVs

Google’s mobile OS gets friendly with huge displays, bringing a truckload of apps to your living room

There are smart TVs. And there are super-smart Android-powered TVs like the ones that Philips has unveiled at CES 2014.

Philips’ new range of Android TVs will be kitted out with a custom TV-friendly UI rather than Android's stock skin, and Philips promises a fluent and intuitive experience.

And according to our What Hi-Fi cousins'  hands-on review, it appears to have delivered just that.

Apps galore

The new TV's will also have the Play Store's inventory of apps and games on offer, providing access to tonnes of useful apps including Spotify, Netflix and YouTube. Want to catch up on the latest episodes of House of Cards in 4K resolution when it’s available? You got it.

Gesture control is also included with Philips’ remote control, and plans to integrate Google Voice with the clicker are in the pipeline.

A quad-core processor keeps everything running along smoothly, though you'll definitely want to invest in an wireless gaming control if you want to do any serious gaming.

The Android-powered TVs will be available from March 2014 in selected European markets and Russia, and will be rolled out to the UK later in the year.

Via What Hi-Fi

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