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Walmart’s cheap Android TV streamer picks up new update w/ February security patch – 9to5Google


April 8
Ben Schoon
– Apr. 8th 2022 9:55 am PT

The most affordable Android devices are usually the most neglected when it comes to updates, but Walmart’s Android TV streamers seem to be the exception. Another update is now rolling out to Walmart’s Onn Android TV device with the February 2022 security patch and more.

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Spotted by some folks over on Reddit, a new update is rolling out now to the UHD version of Walmart’s Android TV streamer. While this isn’t a major update, such as Android TV 12, it does deliver some goodies.
First and foremost, this update for Walmart’s Android TV device delivers the February 2022 security patch. That’s a bit out of date at this point, but it’s considerably newer than what’s on the Chromecast with Google TV, and most other Android/Google TV devices at this point in time. The last update delivered the January patch.
Walmart’s changelog, listed below, also mentions WPA3 support patches, as well as a fix for the HBO Max button on the remote, which apparently has not been working.
You can buy Walmart’s 4K streamer now from the retailer’s site for $19.88.
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Android TV is a version of the Android platform which has been modified by Google to run on televisions with over 5,000 native applications. The platform is often found on devices from Nvidia, Hisense, and Sony, with operator devices also using Android TV.

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