Saturday , December 15 2018 Ausdroid » News » Google’s Android TV dongle is real and they’re offering it to developers

We just went through what Google is offering with the Android P update for Android TV but there was actually a surprise hardware announcement from Google for Android TV with the Android TV dongle we saw heading through the FCC a couple of weeks back now official.

The dongle – which they’re calling the ADT-2, the successor to the ADT-1 developer device which launched alongside the announcement of Android TV in 2014, is being offered to developers who sign up through the Google Form at

As we saw previously on its trip through the FCC, the dongle has a HDMI (2.0A) output, power (5V/2A) input and according to the user manual is powered by an Amilogic S905X processor with 2GB of RAM and has 8GB of eMMC storage on-board. One change from the FCC photos we grabbed is that the dongle does not appear to have the Google ‘G’ branding.

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Though they didn’t show it off at the Android TV event here at Google I/O, the FCC application showed a remote control with a dedicated Google Assistant button built-in.

There’s no word on when these will ship out, so if you’re an Android TV developer you should definitely head over to and register your interest in the dongle.

Daniel Tyson   Ausdroid's Editor in Chief

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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Remote looks same as my Xioami Mi Tv’s


Does make me wonder if they are finally going to collide the Chromecast and AndroidTV into one device – or at least the Chromecast Ultra. Seems to be no good reason to keep them separate, and AndroidTV needs help.


What do you make of this?

Not a google device it seems.


Yep, I and where I got that from, was wrong. Admitted.

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