Provides developers with Compose and Material design functionalities in order to write applications for TV
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To add dependencies on tv-foundation and tv-material, you must add the Google Maven repository to your project. Read Google's Maven repository for more information.

Add the dependencies for the artifacts you need in the build.gradle file for your app or module:


dependencies {
    implementation ""
    implementation ""


dependencies {

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Version 1.0.0

Version 1.0.0-alpha09

September 6, 2023 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha09 contains these commits.

API Changes

  • Add ReusableComposition interface for managing lifecycle and reuse of subcompositions. (I812d1, b/252846775)
  • Sync tv-foundation fork with compose-foundation. (I737c3, b/287011882)
  • Overload of LazyLayout added, it accepts a lambda of LazyLayoutItemProvider, not a plain object as it was before. The previous overload is deprecated. (I42a5a)
  • Add TvKeyboardAlignment to allow the developer to configure the on-screen keyboard position through the AndroidImeOptions. (Idb772)
  • Add rememberCarouselState to remember CarouselState with Saver to TV Compose Material. (Id7275)
  • Changing the scrimColor: Color parameter to scrimBrush:Brush parameter to allow users to add gradients to the scrim. (I254d4)

Version 1.0.0-alpha08

July 26, 2023 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha08 contains these commits.

New Features

  • Introduce Chip components for Compose for TV material. (I86da4)
  • Add ListItem component to TV Compose Material. (I3f0b3)
  • Add DenseListItemcomponent to TV Compose Material. (I536bf)

API Changes

  • Marked public tv-material APIs as Experimental. (I632e7)
  • Introduced TabRowScope to share state from TabRow composable with Tab composable and renamed TabColors properties. (Ief587)

Version 1.0.0-alpha07

June 7, 2023 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha07 contains these commits.

API Changes

  • Components’ scale indications now include None to disable scaling. (I50df5)
  • Added long click support for TV Material Surface, Cards and Buttons. (Id2b89)
  • CarouselItem and CarouselScope have been removed. Foreground content animation can be achieved in the slide by using Modifier.animateEnterExit from AnimatedContentScope. (Ic038e)
  • Merged color and contentColor params as colors for TV Material Surface. (Ie69eb)
  • Introduced RadioButton composable in TV Material. (I08690)
  • Introduced Switch composable in TV Material. (I45e29)
  • Introduced Checkbox composable in TV Material. (I6a45a)
  • Introduced non-interactable Surface in TV Material. (Ic5f85)
  • Make indications internal. (Ibff82)

Version 1.0.0-alpha06

April 19, 2023 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha06 contains these commits.

New Features

  • Add Material 3 Card implementations optimized for TV.
    • Basic Card (I5b701)
    • ClassicCard, CompactCard and WideClassicCard (I70471)
    • StandardCardLayout and WideCardLayout (I33fae)
  • Add Material 3 Button implementations optimized for TV.

API Changes

  • Renamed CarouselSlide and slideCountin Carousel to CarouselItem and itemCount. (Ie554c)
  • Renamed forward and backward ContentTransforms to StartToEnd and EndToStart. (Ie554c)

Bug Fixes

  • Handle back DPAD button when focused on NavigationDrawer. (d654f4)

Version 1.0.0-alpha05

March 22, 2023 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha05 contains these commits.

API Changes

  • Introducing Side Navigation Drawer composable into tv-material. To learn how to use this composable, please refer to the samples. (I12c08)
  • Introduce Icon composable in TV Material 3 (I72db9)
  • Introducing Surface composable to tv-material with indications such as Border, Glow and Scale, which can be used to build components that clearly highlight the focused element on the TV screen. (I4a6d8), (Iceea1), (Iee4d4), (I79edf), (Icb376)
  • Update CarouselItem to CarouselSlide to match the slideCount param name in 'Carousel' API (Ic4299)

Version 1.0.0-alpha04

February 8, 2023 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha04 contains these commits.

New Features

  • In lazy rows, columns and grids, the pivot is overridden, if necessary, to ensure the entire item is brought into view. (11d7e40)
  • Add customization of tab colors in different states. (21b2925)
  • Carousel now accepts custom animations for forward and backward manual scrolling. (431494a)

API Changes

  • Renaming to and flattening package structure under (I6ca52)
  • Indicator within Carousel Indicator row is now a slot that can be customized by the developer. (268af2a)
  • Renamed focusableItem to immersiveListItem. Users will have to manually add focusable() or clickable() modifier along with immersiveListItem (5dd5078)(b/263061052)
  • Renamed timeToDisplayMillis to autoScrollDurationMillis in Carousel component. (431494a)
  • CarouselItem is now restricted to use within Carousel's. (431494a)
  • Carousel now accepts ContentTransforms as the animation definition instead of EnterTransition and ExitTransitions. (431494a)
  • Introduced PinnableContainer api propagated by lazy lists via a composition local which allows to pin current item. (Ib8881, b/259274257, b/195049010)
  • Added mainAxisItemSpacing property to TvLazyListLayoutInfo and TvLazyGridLayoutInfo (I37765)

Bug Fixes

  • Update tab-row to ensure it handles tab-count of 0 or 1 correctly. (I44009), (1c01525), (b/264018028)
  • Fix focus-search crash when TvLazyColumn contains empty TvLazyRow. (e11b4fe), (b/260299091)
  • The clickable modifier now works with ImmersiveList. (5dd5078), (b/263061052)
  • Back key is now handled and used to exit Featured Carousel. (84c138c)
  • Carousel does not lose focus on multiple fast key-presses. (799489f)
  • Carousel does not lose focus on long key-presses. (b2cf37e)
  • Addressed crashes when carousel slide-count changes. (b261247)

Version 1.0.0-alpha03

December 7, 2022 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha03 contains these commits.

New Features

  • TabRow is now available as an experimental API allowing users to add top navigation bars to their apps. Generally, TV devices expect tabs to load when the tab-title is focused on in the tab-row.
  • TV specific indicators like underline indicator and pill indicator are offered out of the box. Sample usages can be found in tv-samples

Version 1.0.0-alpha02

November 9, 2022 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha02 contains these commits.

Bug Fixes

  • Improved scrolling performance when scrolling through a collection of TvLazyRows/TvLazyColumns by reducing the focus search space.(I723a3)

Version 1.0.0-alpha01

October 5, 2022 and are released. Version 1.0.0-alpha01 contains these commits.

New Features

The first alpha contains early preview implementations of components for TV use cases, including:

  • Adding modifier scrollableWithPivot to allow non-lazy scrolling containers such as Row, Column, Grid to have the scrolling container scroll the content so that the item-in-focus remains at the same position on the TV screen.
  • Adding composables TvLazyRow,TvLazyColumn, TvLazyHorizontalGrid, TvLazyVerticalGrid to have the scrolling container scroll the content so that the item-in-focus remains at the same position on the TV screen.
  • Adding Featured Carousel composable for TV that allows the user to create an auto-scrolling banner carousel.
  • Adding Immersive List composable for TV that allows the user to create an Immersive Row/Column/Grid that changes the background based on the list-item in focus.

Known issues

  • When scrolling container gains focus, the first element does not gain focus by default.
  • Focusing on a TextField does not always open the keyboard or can inhibit focus from moving to other fields.
  • Scrolling vertically in a LazyColumn containing LazyRows has poor performance.