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Google Adds New Android TV Live Channel App To The Play Store

December 10, 2014 - Written By John Anon

It is all Google news this afternoon and it looks as though there is still much more to come. We have already seen updates to Android Wear and even Android Cardboard. Now it seems there is some news on one of the remaining newer Android platforms, Android TV. By now, you should be very much familiar with Android TV, Google’s second mega attempt at infiltrating your home entertainment.

The latest on Android TV is that Google has today released a new app on the Play Store under the ‘Live Channels For Android TV’ guise. As the name very clearly explains, this app is designed to allow Android TV users the ability to watch live TV channels through their Android TV receiver. Now obviously, the number of Android TV devices is currently limited to single digits and as such this is not an app which is going to (at the moment) be of much use to anyone really. However, the release of the app at least gives us some more food for thought in terms of what we can expect once the medium becomes much more widespread than it currently is. The app is live, although as you would expect is incompatible with all of your devices. Not to mention, the actual app description is also rather limited beyond what the name suggests “Live Channels app is for watching Live TV. Watch your favorite news, sports, movies and TV shows from various channel sources such as built-in tuner, IP-based tuners, and more and show them instantly on your Android TV.”

All that said, the Play Store listing does include a few screenshots (shown below) which is always nice to look at. Even if you are lucky enough to currently own a Google Nexus Player then chances are this update still will not work with your system until Google rolls out a compatible update specifically for (and to) your device. If you do not own a Nexus Player yet then you might want to check out our review of it by clicking here. Either way though, check out the images below and see what you think? So who is looking forward to Android TV? Not so interested in Android TV? Prefer your cable subscription? Whatever your thoughts, leave a comment and let us know.