Applications are available through Google Play either without charges or at a cost. They can be downloaded directly on an Android device through the Play Store app or by installing the application to a device from the Google Play website. Android is an operating system based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices and now smart televisions. Google Play, formerly Android Market, is now the digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. It functions as the official app store for the Android operating system which allows users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software improvement kit and it’s distributed through Google.
When users buy android TVs, they come with a few apps like YouTube and Google Play Music which come pre-installed. For the rest of the apps, users have to install from the play store. Google Play Store on Android TV only displays apps that are supported by the TV, so apps that are not displayed are not supported. For the best experience, you need a mix of videos, music, productivity, and system apps. With that in mind, these are the three most popular Android TV apps many users need to install right away.
Firstly, MX Player has long been considered one of the best video players on Android. Its qualities comfortably translate onto the larger screens giving users the best experiences. Secondly, the Steam Link app is commonly used and it brings desktop gaming to your Android TV. Users just pair a Bluetooth controller or Steam Controller to their device, and then connect to a computer running Steam on the same local network, and start playing their existing Steam games. Lastly, the Netflix app is popular for movie streaming and it also supports Windows 8’s multitasking. Users can pin the Netflix app aside the screen to continue watching on a small screen while using their android TV for other purposes.