Food Network, Travel Channel, HGTV Come to Android TV with Live TV

Three channels owned by Scripps Networks Interactive have been turned into Android TV apps that allow users to stream the channels live when they sign in with a cable provider.

Scripps Networks Interactive is an American media company which originally was founded in 2008 as a spin-off of the E.W. Scipps Company. It’s first TV channel was HGTV, which first launched in 1994. Since then, the company has continued to explore lifestyle content in other channels.

They also own channels such as Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Channel, and Great American Country.


These channels can be watched on the go with mobile apps, although they recently launched apps for Android TV. They all share the same UI, which seems to be developed in-house. It’s not based on Leanback.


Each of these apps gives you on-demand access to the various shows that air on that channel, along with clips and live TV. Live television streaming is handled through the app, not through Live Channels, and requires you to sign in to a cable provider before it’s accessible.


If you don’t have a cable subscription, then you can still watch a few episodes for free. These videos will have ads which play throughout the show.

Some of Scripps’ other channel-based apps, such as the DIY Channel, do not currently support Android TV. This may change in the future.

All of these apps are free to download on Google Play.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub ( Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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