Android TV What’s New

tv-627876_960_720.jpg Android O become available for the usual Nexus and Pixel devices.  Android TV-related changes are fairly minimal. Which is understandable as developer preview 2 brought with it an entirely new interface which places its focus on ‘channels’ instead of apps.

App Shortcuts were present in the previous developer preview, but the difference now is that when you long press on an app icon, you are presented with a ‘favorite’ option. This allows you to nominate the app as one you use often and once favored, the app then appears in the first ‘Apps’ row on the new leanback launcher screen.

Hulu now appears as a “Customize Channels” option and in turn, appears as a dedicated channel on the leanback launcher. This was not the case in the last developer preview and is worth noting as we were not signed into the Hulu app.



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