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Sams Teach Yourself Google TV™ App Development in 24 Hours by Carmen Delessio

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Hour 21. Using Second Screen Apps with Google TV

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How second screen apps are in use today

• What types of second screen apps are available

• How users interact with second screen apps

• How to discover and pair a second screen with a TV

A second screen app is any app that a user uses on a second device, such as a smart phone or tablet, while also using a TV. Second screen apps provide a unique development opportunity for Google TV. Second screen apps are not a new phenomenon, but they are gaining in popularity and sophistication. There are many exciting possibilities for creating apps that tie a Google TV to a second screen.

How Second Screen Apps Are Used

For many apps, using a TV means the same as watching ...

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