Coming home from work, I was surprised to turn on my Vodafone TV streaming device to see that something had changed and looked quite different from the night before.
Lo and behold, my Vodafone TV had received a software update, and a major one at that.
Vodafone’s Android TV device launched with Android 7 some time ago, and it has always been a great little device – the right price, the right features and all in a tiny little set-top unit. With this major update to Android 9 Pie, Vodafone TV has caught up to the modern design – and the change is quite obvious!
It’s not just a software update for the Vodafone TV, though. There’s also a firmware update for the Vodafone TV remote which only takes a matter of a minute or two (though the update warns it could be a little slower depending on your internet connection speed).
I liked the Vodafone TV when it launched, but over the last couple of years, I was worried it mightn’t ever see a major update, making it less useful over time. Fortunately, my prayers have been answered finally!
If you own a Vodafone TV streaming device and are yet to see an update appear, you might want to go to Settings > About > System Update to see if the update is pending for your device.
Also, if you have been thinking about getting an Android powered TV streaming device, Vodafone still offer the Vodafone TV box for $72 outright and it does seem quite a bargain really.