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Archos TV Connect Turns Your HDTV Into an Android Multimedia Center of Sorts

Archos TV Connect

This week, Archos announced the TV Connect that will be on display at this year’s CES. According to Archos’ CEO, the TV Connect is a, “bigger, better way to enjoy Android.” But, what is it? The TV Connect turns the TV that sits in your living room into an Android tablet of sorts. Think of it as Google TV, but with a tablet interface instead. 

You control the OS through a large remote that supports multi-touch input and the device is completely licensed by Google, which allows for access to Google Play and all of your favorite applications. Beyond that, the device also comes with a sensor that sits atop the TV (with built-in webcam) for video calling.

The device will be at CES next week, so you can expect us to possibly get some hands on with it if we have the time. According to the release, the whole package will sell for $129.99.

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Via: The Verge

  • Chris Hollenbeck

    Archos used to charge for a Opera browser (among other basic apps) on their earlier devices. I’ve blacklisted them ever since.

  • brando56894

    Looks pretty nice, but I’ve heard some bad things about Archos.

  • mojopong

    looks like one of these bad boys…http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008BFXOZE/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-5&pf_rd_r=0E4WBZEMGCJS0EQFVT42&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938731&pf_rd_i=507846 just licensed by google and with the addition of a cam and a remote. the flash drive one listed i have and i can use with any bluetooth keyboard, the logitech revue keyboard, or even my phone/tablet. but its not licensed by google.

    • brando56894

      It’s not? So you can’t sideload the Gapps package on to it?

      • Joe

        They come with google play. I don’t know how they’re aloud to. But I have a few of these different android tv sticks, and got a couple more for friends and family for Christmas this year.

  • Artur Z.

    Arches=no updates I’ll pass

  • JeffE

    does it come with a remote control car to go along with the remote?

  • Stevedub40

    sounds pretty cool. Be interesting to see what developers can do with it.

  • yep

    great idea.. but…if that’s the controller for it.. pass

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    If this circumvents the network restrictions put on GoogleTV then it would definitely be worth it. My Sony GoogleTV is rooted so I can watch Hulu, Network websites, etc. but out of the box functionality would be nice.

    • Nex

      Nice, I been wanting to do that with mine. How difficult was it to do?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

        It was actually really easy. I have a Sony Blu-Ray box and this is what I used:

        http://blog.gtvhacker.com/2012/root-for-sony-google-tv-with-unsigned-kernels/

        If you are using a different device, http://www.gtvhacker.com might have an exploit for you.

        • Nex

          Thanks, I have the exact same one. Appreciate the info, this will be my weekend project.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

            No worries my friend, watching hulu and stuff on it has brought new life to my GTV. Have fun!