While Nvidia Shield TV gets the bulk of the attention, and rightfully so, there are a number of other Android TV products out there… including quite a few Sony televisions. And our very own Joel Ward was treated to a rather unpleasant update.
Both Joel’s Sony 2016 800D 43″ and 2017 900E 65″ televisions, running Android TV 8.0, have been hit with a rather obtrusive sponsorship banner smack dab in the middle of the interface. Further, as you can see below, there is no option to disable this Fire TV-esque monstrosity.
Of course, he won’t be tossing his sets any time soon due to these Android TV ads as he remains quite fond of the native apps, including accessing his HDHomeRun DVR directly from the television. But Apple remains the last man standing for a relatively ad-free streaming experience. Until the premium AppleTV+ subscription service launches, anyway…?