It looks like Android TV just might be a thing, please oh please Google don’t kill it off now. With most Australian broadcasters and streaming services now having catchup apps on Android TV, Android TV is a legitimate platform for Smart TVs down under.
To that end, we have seen more and more Android TV enabled TVs, set-top boxes and dongles make their way here. Case in point, Big W is about to release a Blaupunkt labelled 4k Android TV Dongle, while it’s not on the site yet we spotted it in next weeks catalogue for $129 AUD.
There’s not a lot to go on in the catalogue, however, it does bear a striking resemblance to another 4K Android TV dongle sold in Australia by Seiki. The Seiki is sold via Target for $149 but is currently marked down to $99 AUD.
Here’s the specs of that device.
Unless space is a consideration I have to say that with the Vodafone Android TV box selling for just $72 outright and it includes RF in, hardwired LAN and a USB-A port it’s clearly a more rounded device. However, if some reason that isn’t what you want then perhaps the Blaupunkt 4K Android TV Dongle is for you.