With the Nexus player is on its way to customers in the US only for now, there’s still no options for Android TV in Australia. But, if you were enticed into that popular Kickstarter project, promising cheap Android gaming on a TV, that is Ouya, then rather than let it gather dust, you may have a way to make it a little more useful.
Led by developer, cbwlkr, a team over at XDA-Developers are working to bring a port of Android TV to the Ouya. Currently, the project has had moderate success, though there has been a few issues, while LAN, WiFi and Bluetooth are working, sound is only partially working (stuttering on playback) and video also has a bad stutter in the current build.
There hasn’t been much movement on the build for a while, with the team waiting for an update to Android L or the Lollipop source code to be pushed. There hasn’t been any updates on the thread since the Lollipop code was pushed to AOSP, but perhaps the developers are working. Even if it’s not quite ready for general consumption just yet, if you’re bored; have an Ouya gathering dust and a yearning to get something useful out of it.
Are you one of the hordes who regret buying an Ouya? Will this be something you’ll try when the build is functional?