Android TV is a variation of the Android operating system developed for digital media gamers, set-top boxes, soundbars,  as well as TVs as well as developed by Google. Serving as a substitute for Google TV, it features a interface created around material discovery and also voice search, emerging material aggregated from various media apps as well as services, and also assimilation with other recent Google innovations such as Assistant, Cast, and Knowledge Graph.
The platform was first introduced in June 2014, with its Nexus Player launch gadget unveiled that October. The platform has also been embraced as smart TV middleware by firms such as Sony and also Sharp, while Android TV items have actually also been embraced as set-top boxes by a variety of IPTV television suppliers.
A special version, called Android TELEVISION Operator Tier is provided to service drivers that implement Android TELEVISION on the device they supply to their customers to gain access to media content. In this version, the driver can tailor the residence screen and solutions on the device.
3List of devices
3.1 Digital media players
Choosing the BEST TV BOX for KODI .
Android TELEVISION was first introduced at Google I/O in June 2014, as a follower to the readily unsuccessful Google TV. Choosing the BEST TV BOX for KODI defined it as being much more in line with other electronic media gamer systems, but leveraging Google's Knowledge Graph task, Chromecast compatibility, a larger emphasis on search, closer connections to the Android ecological community ( consisting of Google Play Store as well as combination with various other Android households such as Android Wear), and also concentrating on sustaining video clip games on the platform with support for Bluetooth gamepads and also the Google Play Games framework. Some attendees received the platform's advancement package, the ADT-1; The Information reported that the ADT-1 was based on a scrapped "Nexus TELEVISION" launch device that was being created internally by Google.
Google introduced the initial Android TV tool, the Nexus Player established by Asus, at a hardware event in October 2014. 
An ADT-2 was launched prior to the launch of Android TELEVISION 9.0. 
Android TELEVISION 10 was launched on December 10, 2019,  together with the ADT-3. 
The Android TELEVISION system is an adaptation of the Android OS for set-top boxes and as integrated software application on wise TV equipment. Its home screen makes use of a vertically-scrolling, row-based interface, consisting of a " material discovery" location occupied by recommended material, complied with by "Watch Now" rows that appear media material from set up applications. Android TELEVISION sustains voice input for commands and also universal search throughout numerous services; selected devices additionally support Google Assistant. All Android TELEVISION tools sustain Google Cast, enabling media to be queued to them from supported apps  on other devices in an the same fashion to Chromecast. Android TELEVISION supports software from Google Play Store, consisting of media applications as well as video games (although not all Google Play apps work with Android TV and therefore offered).  Some Android TELEVISION tools, such as the Nvidia Shield as well as Razer Forge TV, are also marketed as microconsoles as well as bundled with a Bluetooth wireless gamepad.      
A unique edition, called Android TELEVISION Operator Tier is offered to service drivers that carry out Android TELEVISION on the gadget they offer to their clients to accessibility media material. Android TELEVISION was first introduced at Google I/O in June 2014, as a successor to the commercially not successful Google TELEVISION. The Android TV system is an adjustment of the Android OS for set-top boxes and also as integrated software application on wise TELEVISION equipment. Android TV sustains software application from Google Play Store, consisting of media apps as well as games (although not all Google Play apps are suitable with Android TV and thus readily available). Some Android TELEVISION gadgets, such as the Nvidia Shield and also Razer Forge TELEVISION, are likewise marketed as microconsoles and also bundled with a Bluetooth cordless gamepad.