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Android TV Apps Development: Building for Media and Games by Paul Trebilcox-Ruiz

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Chapter    1

Getting Started

As we all know, technology is constantly progressing in every aspect of our lives. With the explosion of smart phones and tablets, it was only a matter of time before televisions joined the fray as one of the next connected “smart” devices. While interactive televisions have been around for a few years, major contenders have only recently entered the market, with Android TV having been introduced in June of 2014 (albeit after the failed attempt of Google TV and the huge success of Chromecast), and Apple TV finally opening their platform to app developers in September of 2015. Given this, now is the perfect time to prepare for the next trend in app development by expanding your skillset with Android TV.

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