Realme is bringing Android TV home entertainment device, will compete with Amazon's FIRE TV Stick


Realme forayed into the home entertainment space with TVs last year. So far, the company has launched four televisions with the soundbar from last year's 55-inch model. Now, Realme may soon bring an affordable device to make your dumb TV smart. Flipkart may have revealed that Realme's first Android TV stick is in the works and will go on sale during the upcoming Big Billion Days sale 2021.

On a dedicated webpage, Flipkart has teased the upcoming products that will be the highlight of the annual sale festival that begins during the festive season in India. It will be launched as Realme 4K Google TV Stick and it will look like Fire TV Stick. It is believed that India will be the first market for Realme's streaming stick.

The most interesting takeaway from this teaser is "Google TV". Google launched the new interface with the new Chromecast for its Android-powered devices last year, but only for select markets such as Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK. Google hasn't said anything about India yet, so it might be possible for Realme to grab the title of being the first Google TV device here. After all, the Flipkart teaser called the Realme TV Stick a "first time in India".

This also means that Google can officially launch Google TV in India for many TVs. Android TV-powered televisions from brands like Realme, Xiaomi, and OnePlus may get the Google TV interface in the coming weeks. Back in February, Google announced that its Google TV facelift for Android TV had started in the same countries where the new Chromecast was available.

Many Android TV-powered television sets were marketed using the term "Google TV" for a long time until Google used "Google TV" for a forked-up version of Android TV with a new interface and better visuals. Decided not to use In this case, the line "first time in India" could only be for Realme's first TV Stick.