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TV Apps Checklist

Users enjoy the TV app experience when it is consistent, logical, and predictable. They should be able to navigate within your app and throughout Android TV without getting lost or having to "reset" the UI and start over. Users appreciate clear, colorful, and functional interfaces that make the experience magical. With these ideas in mind, you can create an app that fits nicely in Android TV and performs as users expect.

This checklist covers the main aspects of development for both apps and games and provides guidelines to ensure that your app provides the best possible experience. Additional considerations for games only are covered in the Games section.

For criteria that qualify an Android TV app on Google Play, see TV App Quality.

TV Form Factor Support

These checklist items apply to Games and Apps.

User Interface Design

These checklist items apply to Games and Apps.

Search and Content Discovery

These checklist items apply to Games and Apps.

TV home screen

These checklist items apply to the layout and content of the home screen:


Content in Channels

Watch Next


These checklist items apply to Games.

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