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 […]

Back in July, Brian requested Android TV support for Nest’s app in an open letter. It made sense. Nest, a Google company, would add integration with another Google product. Plus, since the Nest Cam is a video product, it fits perfectly with a streaming device like Android TV. Nest just updated the app with Android […]

Looking for a list of commands the your Google Home will understand? Since the Google Home only came out a short while ago I’ve decided it’s a good idea to have an easy to access resource to remind the community what’s achievable with this size of salsa digital assistant we call Google Home. This list […]

One of the first apps published by the Interactive Television Lab is the TV App Repo. It is designed to be the ultimate resource for sideloading apps, with a number of features that really allow it to stand out above any other option. After developing the software for the past two months, it is finally […]