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Tim Wells

Tim Wells got his first computer at the age of ten and hasn't stopped tinkering ever since. After discovering Android TV boxes in 2013, he created a popular Android PC Review website and guided it to over 8 million pageviews before stepping away in 2018.

After a brief hiatus from the industry he's back at the helm of AndroidTVNews.com to bring Android TV and TV boxes to the forefront of the streaming world.

When he's not writing, he spends as much time as he can with his beautiful wife and his bulldog.

How to Turn Off Store Mode on Hisense TV (With Pictures)

If you’ve recently purchased a new Hisense TV and have to repeatedly change your settings, it may be stuck in something called ‘Store Mode.’  What is ‘Store Mode,’ and how do you turn it off? Read on to find out more.  What is ‘Store Mode’ on Hisense TVs? Part of my early career was spent …

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The Best Kodi Alternatives for Android & FireStick

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that Kodi was the most popular media center in the world, but it’s no longer the top dog. In fact, a couple of great Kodi alternatives deserve a look. Even though many rely on streaming services like Netflix, others want to watch movies and TV shows they already …

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Best Bluetooth Gamepad for Android TV & NVIDIA Shield [2023]

Are you looking for an upgrade to your NVIDIA Shield controller or a new gamepad for your Android TV? Since Android TVs can use both Bluetooth and wireless 2.4GHz gamepads, there’s a seemingly endless list of controller options. Many offer great designs, comfortable ergonomics, and custom features. Plus, there’s the official NVIDIA Shield TV remote, …

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The Best NVIDIA Shield Alternatives for 2023

It’s no secret how much I love the NVIDIA Shield, and I’ve owned four of them since they came out in 2015. However, at around $200 for the Shield Pro, they’re not cheap.  That leaves many people looking for alternatives where they can get a similar streaming experience for less money.  After all, the NVIDIA …

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The Complete List of NVIDIA Shield Software Updates

The NVIDIA Shield TV and Shield Pro are the longest manufacturer supported Android devices in history. The 2015 Shield TV is still receiving updates to this day. In this article, we’ll cover the entire history of the NVIDIA Shield Experience software updates, and what’s changed along the way. If you’re looking to find out exactly …

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Best Android TV Box For Canada (Updated for 2023)

It’s been a few years since I wrote my Canadian buyer’s guide to Android TV boxes, and a lot has changed. Several of my favourite Android TV box manufacturers have moved on to other products. That means this is the perfect time to dive back in and get some fresh new recommendations. If you’ve been …

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The Best Android TV Box for Streaming 2023

With 2022 at an end, it’s time to take another look at the best Android TV boxes for the money in 2023. You’ll see a lot of new faces on this list. Several manufacturers, like Beelink and MINIX, have retired their popular Android TV boxes to focus on mini-PCs. As such, the popular Beelink GT-King …

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Stores Like Best Buy [But MUCH Better!]

I worked in the retail electronics industry for over ten years at Circuit City before it went out of business. So, I’ve no love for the blue-shirt crowd and have always looked for options other than Best Buy. The trouble is…most of them have shut their doors as well, so it’s hard to find alternatives. …

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Problems With ARC on Your Sony TV? Here’s How to Fix It

If you’re having sound issues using the HDMI ARC port on your Sony TV, you aren’t the only one. Fortunately, in most cases, it’s a simple fix. First, you need to know what an HDMI ARC port does before we begin discussing how to fix yours. What is the HDMI ARC Port? An HDMI ARC …

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What is Dolby Vision IQ? [And Why You Need It]

Ever tried to watch something on TV with the curtains open? That natural light might be a blessing for showing off your home’s best features. But it’s not so great when it’s time to watch a movie. Why?  Because your TV can’t compete with the ambient light in your room. However, Dolby Vision IQ can …

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