This is an interesting time of the school year, as the semester dies down but finals haven’t started yet. It’s a point in time where students have a pocket of free time, and over the weekend I spent some time making adjustments to some apps to make them look nicer or work better. Launch on […]

It was many moons ago we had to get up from watching TV and walk over to the switch to turn off the light. Someone didn’t like this so that’s how we got Hue bulbs and someone else didn’t like getting up so they extended it to TV because reaching for your phone would be […]

So if you haven’t heard by now the Android Developers blog let everyone know after some feedback and low usage numbers on the iOS side that they’ll be dropping iOS support and some features existing in Play Games today. They found that there is lower usage for Gifts, Requests, and Quests. So now the next 12 […]

The TV App Repo was published on Google Play not too long ago as a utility for people to generate Leanback Launcher shortcuts from their non-Leanback apps. It has quickly become popular, accumulating over 2000 total installs since being listed. I’m happy to see so many people seeing benefit from this tool. However, since it […]

THIS IS A SIGN is a new app from the developer of PuppetMaster.TV and #SIDELOADTAG. As the name implies, it turns your TV into a digital sign, making it easy to do digital signage for free with a simple interface. There is a small in-app purchase to make it more suitable for permanent installations. We […]

Back in November I published the Tv App Repo, a project that would make it easy to sideload new apps by building the sideloading experience as a native app using the Leanback interface. The idea was to slowly build a collection of apps with included Leanback shortcut apps. At the time I had to generate […]

Are you looking for a new apartment? This can be an arduous process with numerous choices, even within the same city. If you’re moving with others, then everyone will want a say in the matter. This makes Apartment Guide for Android TV an interesting choice that, while not the most efficient, makes it easy to […]

The weather app YoWindow is a very visual weather app, making it work very well on Android TV. It is “a living landscape that reflects your actual weather. For instance, if it’s raining – it rains in YoWindow.” The app requests your location and then uses that to present a nice visual window that is […]

Google Home was first announced at Google I/O back in May as an example of Google’s Assistant. Instead of just searching the web, the idea was using Google’s search engine to surface answers. This is part of an evolution of the search engine where certain queries rendered cards with answers. With Google Home, users could […]