It’s CES 2020 is first official day, and announcements of the product flow like water. Today, a few new Android TV series are being rolled out by Philips, including one model optimized for gaming, including Google Stadia.
Last year, a leaked timeline pointed to Android TV being Google Stadia’s next big player, with the platform picking up sometime this year’s native support for the game-streaming service. While that potential hasn’t yet come to fruition, with one of their latest Android TV line, Philips is getting ready for Stadia.
The 4K Android TV series Philips 5905, available in sizes range from 43 to 75 inches, is explicitly optimized for console gaming, like Google Stadia. The TVs experience more than 50% decreased latency compared to last year’s Philips Android TVs with “Gaming Mode” enabled
Because of the internet-based nature of Stadia, there will always be some latency, any efforts to reduce the latency of the local hardware are commendable. That said, the decreased lag on new consoles should also be noticeable, and it can be useful for those who like fast-paced games like Super Smash Bros.
Stepping down from the 5905, Philips is also rolling out the Android TVs of the 5704 and 5505 Series in the near future, both of which feature the Google Assistant from the range. Meanwhile, the 6705 Series will offer a hands-free Assistant experience, similar to a smart speaker, due later in the year.
Last but not least, Philips is also previewing its existing 4K OLED Android TV line with its unique Ambilight technology, which automatically synchronizes your media to three lights that shine on the TV side. These flagship models support audio from Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision video, HDR 10, and HDR 10 + to really maximize your experience of watching and listening. Although no date has yet been shared these previously European-exclusive Ambilight TVs are expected to soon make their way to American shores.