Westinghouse Android TV

Westinghouse Announces a New Line of 4K Android TV Powered Smart TV

Last night Westinghouse Electronic announced a new line of Android TV-powered smart 4K Ultra HD televisions. This new line of Smart TVs is powered by Android TV and includes features like voice search along with Google Cast.

Westinghouse’s new Android 4K Ultra HD TVs will be available in Q2 2018 and come in sizes ranging from 43” to 65” starting at $349.99.

Last night Cord Cutters News got a first-hand look at the new Westinghouse and here is what we learned:

At this time the new Android TV smart TVs will use the same remote as their Fire TV line of Smart TVs. Here is an image we took at CES of the new remote:

One thing to note is at this time there is no Amazon Video support on the Westinghouse line of Android TV. With that said Amazon does have an Android TV version of their Amazon Video app in the Google Play Store but has not made it public. Hopefully, that will happen soon.

Highlights:

  • Screen Sizes: 43-, 50-, 55-, 65-inch
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160 (4K UHD)
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native) / 120Hz (Effective)
  • Memory: 3GB memory,
  • Streaming Resolution: 4K Ultra HD (2160p), 1080p, 720p up to 70fps
  • Other Features: Built-in Wi-Fi ,3HDMI, Component/Composite; Optical Out
  • Warranty: One year limited warranty

“We’re thrilled to introduce a smart TV that gives consumers exactly what they want – more time
enjoying content, less time browsing,” said Brett Hunt, vice president of sales and marketing,
Westinghouse Electronics. “Whether you’re a movie buff, a gamer, a sports fanatic or a music lover,
the Westinghouse Android 4K Ultra HD TV will deliver a tailored content experience
based on your unique interests. Simply use Voice Search to ask for exactly what you want, or
pick a personalized recommendation from Android TV on your home screen.”

Here is a very quick glance at the new Westinghouse Smart TV:

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13 Responses to Westinghouse Announces a New Line of 4K Android TV Powered Smart TV

  1. Frank Scammell January 8, 2018 at 8:39 am #

    Coax connector for antenna i hope?

    • Cord Cutters News January 8, 2018 at 8:53 am #

      At the CES Unveil event we did not find out but will be meeting with them latter this week for a closer look.

    • TV Barrington January 8, 2018 at 9:04 am #

      That is a good question as to whether all/some of this line has a tuner or not. Thanks to the link above, I went to look around to see. After taking a quick look, I didn’t notice this particular line of Android TV’s, but I did see the Amazon. Anyway, even though there’s no guarantee all of their TV’s will have a built-in tuner, and based on this link that I provided below, it does seem to indicate that some/all of their Smart streaming TV’s appear to have tuner’s.

      http://westinghouseelectronics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/2015-QC-Guide-Smart-TV1.pdf

    • Robert Simandl January 8, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

      Far as I know, the only “TV’s” without tuners are Vizios.

  2. clocks11 January 8, 2018 at 10:36 am #

    I love that remote. It still has a MENU button.

  3. SanityChecker January 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    SmartTVs _will_ become a security risk after they stop receiving OS/security updates, which can stop after a year or so, maybe sooner with these cheapies. Typically better to get a separate streaming device and replace when it no longer gets updates. Chromecast, Roku sticks/boxes, etc get updates typically for several years.

    • Chris Gagner January 8, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

      Is this still the case with Smart TVs that are powered by Android TV / Roku / Fire TV?

      • SanityChecker January 8, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

        It just depends on how long each SmartTV model/vendor continues to release security/OS updates. You won’t know when you get at TV but updates will likely end at some point. If you get a standalone streaming device, you just replace device only when no longer supported.

        • TheEvilBlight January 9, 2018 at 8:33 am #

          Indeed, my 2013 Samsung Smart TV got its last update earlier in 2017. Four years or so of intermittent updates (mostly to add or remove Samsung apps, one of which doubled the loading time of SmartHub and was a very undesirable update).

          • SanityChecker January 9, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

            Four years is not bad but it probably does vary by model and you never really know how long your SmartTV will get updates when buying it.

      • TheEvilBlight January 9, 2018 at 8:32 am #

        Guessing that updates by android tv et al, have to be pushed to the TV vendor for approval. Stand-alone sticks will cut out the middle man quite nicely, though it consumes a few HDMI slots.

  4. TheEvilBlight January 9, 2018 at 8:32 am #

    Never buying a Samsung Smart TV again. If they like Tizen so much they should support it for a little longer with software updates, especially for a durable good like a television.

    Seems like the only things that get pushed my way are when Samsung apps change names and when people stop paying Samsung (causing their app to be removed).

    I guess 2013 is not new for a TV, but it isn’t old by any stretch.

  5. b_e_q January 10, 2018 at 4:32 am #

    No HDR I guess.

    Surprised Amazon is ok with them reusing that signature remote design for the Android TV line?