Archos TV Connect will bring Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to your HDTV

January 3, 2013
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Archos has officially unveiled their latest Android device, this one aimed at the television. The device is called the Archos TV Connect and it will bring Jelly Bean to your HDTV. The TV Connect will work in conjunction with the TV Touch remote and is expected to come available in February.

Perhaps more important than when, is what. In this case, what will the Archos TV Connect do and what it will feature. The device is running Android 4.1 and it will allow you to access your favorite Android apps and games on your television. Archos notes this as being the "only multi-touch Android on TV experience." And for those wondering, the TV Connect will arrive with Google certification which means access to the Play Store.

Otherwise, the TV Connect will have HDMI connectivity (and ship with a cable) as well as USB and a microSD card slot. Connectivity will be Wi-Fi or Ethernet and while Archos notes that the TV Connect will be able to read all your favorite video files, they specifically note the device as being able to handle H.264 in full 1080p HD.

Aside from video and games, some of the expected use cases include surfing the web, checking email and video calling. The TV Connect will feature an HD webcam and LED notification light. Not to mention, it will be compatible with the more common video calling apps such as Skype and Google Talk. Moving over to the TV Touch remote and you will find a device with a pointer, support for multi-touch gestures and a full keyboard with Android shortcuts. That all being said, the Archos TV Connect is expected to arrive priced at $129.99.


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  • Guest

    Once I saw the price I was sold. Thinking of upgrading from the original Google TV with the full sized keyboard.

  • scammah

    I wonder if it will work like typical google tv setups where the cable box is routed directly through the google tv box thus allowing it to work in tandum. Once I saw the price I was sold. Thinking of upgrading from the original Google TV with the full sized keyboard.

  • Frans-Peter van der Leur

    I wish they could bring JB to my Archos 70 250 Gb tablet, which is still running phone software, because Archos has no after sales and refuses to properly update the devices sold.

  • Liaw Kim Poh

    nice keyboard with game pad

  • captainkirk

    Hmm? I have been thinking about an Andoid stick but might as well wait until next month and see how this works.