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The purpose of this thread is to provide a place for discussion and the sharing of information in regard to Android TV devices. Whilst there are many forums and threads for Android in general, there are few specifically for Android TV devices.What is an Android TV? (Click to show)
An Android TV (known as Google TV of late) is a device which runs Android, a Linux-based OS developed for mobile computing devices. Android TV devices allow you to do all the things you can do on your Android mobile device, but on your TV, such as browse the internet or install Apps from the Play Store (formally known as “Android Market”).What Apps work on an Android TV? (Click to show)
Whilst Android Apps are universal and work on any Android platform (such as smartphone, tablet or TV), most are designed for mobile touch screen devices, this becomes an issue when using an Android TV which commonly lacks a touch screen interface. Though there are several pointing devices/remotes which can help (see list below), some Apps are simply not 100% compatible with an Android TV because of this.Android or Google TV? (Click to show)
As i understand it there are only a few true Google TV devices, whilst many are called or referred to as a Google TV device these are often just an ARM based device running the Android OS. Due to this there are now several Apps which are designed only for Google TV and will not install on the unofficial devices, which technically fall under the mobile device category.Android TV devices (Click to show)Pointing devices/Remotes for Android (Click to show)Android Media Apps suitable for TV use (Click to show)
If you own an Android TV and/or pointing device please let us know and I will add it to the appropriate list, same goes for any Apps you wish to recommend or websites of interest.
Edited by HuwSharpe - 4/29/13 at 4:25am