Walmart's first Android TVs will be officially released next week

Walmart's first Android TVs will be officially released next week
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Walmart's "Onn." brand offers a wide range of consumer electronics, most of which are cables, adapters, and other accessories. The company has also, however, made Android tablets and worked on two Android TV devices as well. It has now been announced that the super-cheap TV dongle and box will come next week.

Walmart featured its own Onn-branded Android TV box online last month, promising 4K compatibility and Google Assistant integration. The quoted price of $30 caught my eye, as there are few Android TV options with 4K output in that price range. Another listing for a 1080p-only Android TV streaming stick appeared earlier this month, at an even lower price of $24.88.

Walmart's first Android TVs will be officially released next weekWalmart's first Android TVs will be officially released next week

Both products will be fully revealed next week, Walmart has confirmed to TechCrunch. However, they are now on the shelves in select Walmart locations, and a few people have managed to purchase them.

Dolby Audio, 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi, Google Assistant, and Android TV are all listed as features on both the box and the stick. Google's generic "G10" remote for Android TV devices looks to be used on both devices, with distinct buttons for Google Assistant, YouTube, Netflix, Disney+, and HBO Max. Both devices appear to be powered by micro USB. Given how inexpensive these devices are, we don't expect long-term software support, so don't expect an update to the newer Google TV interface. This is reasonable, given the price you're paying.

The 4K UHD Streaming Device, according to AFTVNews, runs Android TV 10, has an Amlogic S905Y2 SoC, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, and supports HDR10 but not Dolby Vision, HDR10+, or Dolby Atmos. The 4K model is said to come with an HDMI cable and a pair of AAA batteries, which is impressive given its low price. We don't have any specifics on the FHD Streaming Stick yet, but it's only a matter of time before they end up in the hands of someone.

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