In April we learned about the appearance of Android TV because of an early leak. At Google I/O the company put the speculations to rest as Android TV was officially announced.
The initial reports highlighted the fact that Android TV will be made out of a set-top box system and will be similar to Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. This is exactly what was presented at Google I/O.
The device’s visual interface menu will allow the user to go through many different options available. Android TV will also include voice control so you can easily search for what you are looking for. If related content is available, results for the spoken query will be highlighted on the screen.
The search feature is similar to having a Google Search box on the TV set. As expected, Android mobile devices will be able to control the Android TV system. It seems even the Android watch will be able to do this.
Android TV can be used in a similar way to what we saw in Chromecast. This is because of Google Cast full support.
It was also added that all Shark 4K TV sets and Sony TV sets that appear in 2014 will support the Android TV box.