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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.

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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Android TV vs. webOS: Which is Better?

While you may initially think of LG, Sony, and Hisense, Android TV and webOS are the two services that make them stand out. Despite the brand you prefer, these two operating systems are what really make or break a smart TV. In this article, we’ll compare Android TV to webOS to determine which is better …

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You’ll Never Get Dolby Vision on Samsung TVs. Here’s Why

Dolby Vision is the leader in HDR (High Dynamic Range), but they’re not the only game in town. Surprisingly, not all television companies make products that will run Dolby Vision.  I’m looking at you, Samsung.  Samsung supports HDR10 and HDR10+, but not Dolby Vision, which confuses many TV buyers.  Every 4K TV currently includes a …

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Sony TV Won’t Turn On? Here’s How to Fix it!

What started as a tiny repair workshop for radios is now a world-renowned brand raking in over 85 billion dollars annually. Sony has established itself as a strong contender in the race for top-quality electronic equipment producers across the globe. Most homes in and out of the U.S. use Sony TVs because they’re easy to …

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