Anker continues to increase its price range electronics choices. The corporate already makes a collection of projectors below its Nebula model, and now it is increasing into set-top packing containers. The Nebula Android TV Dongle is a video streaming dongle that runs Android TV (aren’t you glad we’re right here to chop via this technical jargon?). It is delivery from Amazon right this moment for $89.99.

Stephen desires me to level out that this is not technically a dongle, because it plugs in with a regular HDMI cable. It is extra of a tiny streaming field. However that is what Anker calls it, sooooo no matter.

That is a stunning premium over, say, the Chromecast with Google TV, particularly since Anker is not truly utilizing Google TV — it has the vanilla Android TV interface. It is particularly dear on condition that it is utilizing the identical 8GB of storage for apps and video games, with 2GB of RAM to maintain them working easily.

Evaluate Geek noticed the brand new gadget hanging out on an Amazon itemizing web page; it is nowhere to be discovered on the Nebula web site, for some cause. The Anker dongle can deal with 4K decision at a most of 75Hz over its HDMI 2.1 connection. By way of media it helps fundamental HDR and Dolby Digital Plus multi-channel audio.  It is full of Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi with 5Ghz AC velocity, which you will must accept, since there is not any means so as to add Ethernet. The dongle solely has HDMI and MicroSD energy slots.

The large draw for this dongle versus the Chromecast may simply be the distant. With 4 devoted buttons for YouTube TV, Netflix, Disney+, and Amazon Prime Video, it is hitting a variety of the first companies that Android TV customers are more likely to subscribe to (at the very least within the US). And people buttons could be programmed, giving much more instant-launch choices than the distant for the Chromecast and even the SHIELD. It additionally contains devoted buttons for dwell TV and channels up/down, enter on your tv, and a Google Assistant button with microphone.

In case you use Android TV for dwell tv, that extra succesful distant may be value a couple of further bucks. However with low storage and restricted enlargement choices, it looks like a tough promote to just about everybody else.