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#236138 19-May-2018 12:59
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Got a Sony A1 TV recently for in-laws. Setup Lightbox, Netflix, Google Play Movies & TV, Spotify... There's more content available through that connection now than they could ever imagine possible.


Yet, search is still a hit and miss. The few times I tried voice search the results were mostly from YouTube. I was expecting smarter search (like the Amazon Fire TV - when you search something it brings you suggestions from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu and other services you might have installed and if something is available in more than one service it gives you the option to select which one to use for watching the program).


Found a couple of sources for commands - this one for example.


Another thing I have on my Amazon Fire TV is the Alexa integrations - for example I can say "Show my driveway" or "Show my deck" and Alexa will instantly stream live video from my Ring devices in these locations.


Is there something like this on Android TV? What do you use it for?



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  #2018995 19-May-2018 14:36
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Some apps have search integrated like YT, Google Movies/Music, Netflix and Spotify.


The one I like the most in my setup is for my SPMC (Kodi fork) - which lets me search for content in my library eg. my movies - which is handy as I have many...

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  #2019032 19-May-2018 16:22
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I have had such a poor experience with this that I stopped even trying to use it. The virtual keyboard is faster and much less exasperating. I am now waiting on a replacement remote because it was also draining the batteries. When I get the new one I will give it another go, but I don't have high expectations.



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