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Sony has already announced that its entire 2015 HD and 4K range of tellies would run Android TV. Now comes word we'll see the first sets hit shop shelves in February.

That's according to MobileGeeks, which claims it has spoken to "anonymous Sony insiders".

The sources say Sony is currently testing sets running Android TV, with production set to start in January.

Android TV will be front and centre on Sony's new TVs, with the Google Play Store, Play Music and Movies apps all accessible from the main menu.

Live TV will come in the form of an app, which seems unnecessarily complicated to us.

The insiders say that the new Sony TVs will have direct access to the PS4's Remote Play function.

This means you'll be able to play games from your console over your Wi-Fi network, even if your Sony TV is in a different room.

The remotes will have microphones for voice control, and the sets will be equipped with NFC for pairing controllers and transferring files.

Android TV is Google's second attempt to crack the lounge after Google TV failed to take off.

Sony was an early partner with that platform too. Let's hope Android TV has more luck.



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