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.