The following is the first few sections of a chapter from The Busy Coder's Guide to Android Development, plus headings for the remaining major sections, to give you an idea about the content of the chapter.


Device Catalog: Android TV

Google not only offers the Chromecast, but also offers Android TV as a way to get content “into the living room”. Android TV devices — whether they be set-top boxes or are integrated into televisions directly — run Android apps directly, unlike Chromecast. Android TV, therefore, is a competitor to devices like Amazon’s Fire TV.

Prerequisites

Understanding this chapter requires that you have read the core chapters of this book. Having read the chapter on “ten-foot” user experiences is also a good idea.

Hey, Wait a Minute… I Thought the Name Was “Google TV”?

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Some Android TV Hardware

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What Features and Configurations Does It Use?

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What Is Really Different?

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Getting Your Development Environment Established

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How Does Distribution Work?

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