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Bring Android in your Living Room: Developing Apps for Chromecast and Android TV
Submitted by Chirag Aggarwal (@chi6rag) on Monday, 1 August 2016
Section: Crisp talk (15 minutes) Technical level: Beginner
An average Netflix user spends about 1.5 hours a day streaming media online. But when it comes to watching TV Shows and Movies, there’s no better experience than watching it on a TV. Statistics predict that there will be about 750 million connected TV devices by the end of 2018. With such an impact, it’s time to extend your app support to the living room, providing your users a great experience that they deserve with your content.
We will cover the following:
What is Chromecast
What is Android TV
How are they different
Why add support for Chromecast and Android TV
How the experience on the TV differs from that on the Phone
Introducing Google Cast and its architecture
Introducing Android TV APIs
Deploying Android TV apps to the simulator
Extending an existing media application which users might want to interact with on TV
Extending an existing Android Phone Game to Android TV
Chirag is an Android Developer at Go-Jek India primarily working on scaling the Go-Jek Android App. He is also an Android Nanodegree Scholar and passionate about exploring what Android offers above and beyond. He has previously worked on extending Android App support to wearables, and is now diving deep into developing apps for Chromecast and Android TV.