Android TV

In 2010 Google "Google TV" launched a software platform for embedding in set-top-boxes and TVs that will allow search for streaming program content from the internet. This was followed in early 2015 with Google announcing that the Google TV platform will be replaced by Android TV for embedding in manfacturers products such as Asus and Sony. The Android TV official webpage shows a preview tour of the features.

The platform is based on the Android OS originally developed for mobile devices and will be open for developers to create their own applications. Interestingly the guidelines Building Apps for TV are a mirror of the tv-true play book; large text, careful choice of colors, no page scrolling etc.

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