No, Android TV is not dead

You might be tempted, having watched Tuesday’s Google I/O keynote, to declare Android TV a dead operating system. After all, it’s quite a long time since it’s seen any new hardware for which we can be excited, and the scant bit of Android TV news to come out Shoreline was decidedly developer focused.

But, no. Android TV is not dead. It’s just that the operative words this week have been “Coming later this year.”

Consider:

A revamped Google Play Store on Android TV. Coming later this year.
The ability to use your voice and Google Assistant to easily switch over to live TV. Coming later this year.
PIN logins for easier access to your favorite apps, and for easier payment. Also coming later this year.
And that’s just the stuff we know about and was discussed at Google I/O.

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