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HBO Now is here. Photo: HBO

HBO Now is here. Photo: HBO

HBO Now today arrives on Android, giving fans of Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Silicon Valley a convenient way to access their favorite shows at anytime, in any place. It’s also coming soon to Google Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire TV devices.

Amazon Fire TV just got better, for free. Photo: Amazon

Amazon Fire TV just got better, for free. Photo: Amazon

Apple is trying to make Apple TV more appealing than ever with a lower price tag and HBO Now exclusivity, but Amazon announced today that it’s bringing new features to its set top box too, and they won’t cost customers a cent.

Expandable USB storage, private listening via for wireless headphones, and hotel Wi-Fi support are being added to Amazon’s TV devices. The new features will rollout to customers over the coming weeks as a free, over-the-air software update for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

The list of new features includes the following:

Cuuuuute! Photo: Xiaomi

Cuuuuute! Photo: Xiaomi

Isn’t that just the cutest little media streamer you’ve ever seen? It’s Xiaomi’s new Mi Box mini, and believe it or not, there are more than 280 components packed into that tiny little thing, which hopes to compete with devices like the Chromecast for a spot in your living room.

HP's Stream mini is a PC that fits in the palm of your hand. Photo: HP

HP’s Stream mini is a PC that fits in the palm of your hand. Photo: HP

Google’s miniature Chromeboxes make desktop computing more portable than ever before, and HP’s hoping to do the same for those who prefer Windows over Chrome OS. The company’s new Stream mini and Pavilion mini PCs look like an Apple TV or a Roku, but they run Windows 8.1 on specifications you’d usually expect to see in a budget notebook.

Nexus Player. Photo: Google

Nexus Player. Photo: Google

As Apple’s preparing for its second big event in as many months, Google just quietly unleashed an arsenal of new products to push it past Cupertino, including the first real Android TV that will have you ready to ditch your Chromecast, and your Apple TV — at least for a day.

Google’s first Android TV set-box, Nexus Player, is a four-inch hockey puck shaped device that not only plays all your favorite movies and TV shows like on Apple TV and Amazon’s Fire TV, it also plays games.

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