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Android's TV skills are getting upgraded. The HBO Now streaming service will break free of its Apple-only shackles in early July, and hence will be available on Android devices too. In the US, at least.

Meanwhile, Netflix's 4K service is coming to Android TV sets. Hurrah!

HBO Now will also support Chromecast, so you can stream it from your mobile or tablet to the big screen. HBO Now has a truckload of live and on-demand content including 'Game of Thrones'.

It marks the first time HBO has been available without needing a cable TV subscription.

Let's hope it comes to the UK soon.

Netflix's announcement means those willing to shell out a little extra every month (£9 compared to the standard £5.99) can watch its homegrown shows like 'House of Cards' in stunning 4K resolution.

Not got an Android TV? Philips has you covered. It's announced it will include the operating system on 38 models in its new range – that's 80% of of its line-up, some of which are 4K-capable.

Sony is the first firm to ship Android TV sets, with the first making their way from the warehouses right about now.

The platform has plenty of momentum, and with these big names behind, it looks like it could succeed where its predecessor Android TV failed.

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