AndroidTV is not just a streaming platform built into the TV. It's also the TV's actual operating system. Most TVs are now just computers with a display, and need an OS to function. Note that when you cold start the TV, it's AndroidTV that initially loads and puts up a logo.Another android casualty, I see. Is what it is. I'm of the if it ain't broke, don't fix it school and...it actually works.
If only Apple made some sort of tv streaming box that was reliable, we wouldn't have to use the embedded crap O.S.'s for our streaming needs. Wait a minute!
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