Google TV dongle from T-Mobile with Ethernet is now available for $50 online.
Google TV launched in tail end of the year 2020 on the Chromecast, but it’s seen slow adoption in the time since with Sony, TCL, and Realme getting on board.
Now, though, T-Mobile has quietly announced the TVision Hub. This makes it the second Google TV streaming stick to be sold in the United States.
For one, there’s a clear difference in the remote which has dedicated power and input controls for the TV as well as power for the box.
There is a live TV guide shortcut on the remote too, and three app shortcuts to YouTube, Netflix, and some sort of T-Mobile-branded TV app.
The T-Mobile’s Google TV dongle has a built-in Ethernet port. This appears to be paired with a microUSB port for power, but T-Mobile’s website says USB-C is available.
Reported by SEI Robotics on Twitter, this device is using the Amlogic S905Y4 chip. This is a newer and stronger chip than what’s found in the Chromecast with Google TV, and comes with AV1 decoding.
Notably, too, this device is based on Android TV OS 11 out of the box, an update the Chromecast has yet to see.