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

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Chapter    3

Building a Media App

Without a doubt, the most common type of application that developers create for televisions simply display and play media. Knowing this, Google has created the Leanback Support library, which provides common components for creating apps that fit perfectly within the design guidelines for Android TV. In this chapter you will start creating a basic media app from the ground up in order to learn about a few of the components available for creating a simple and enjoyable experience for your users.

Project Setup

When you created the Hello World application in Chapter 1, you probably noticed that the sample application is fairly large, and you more than likely saw some warnings about the use of deprecated classes ...

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