Aside from improving its mobile operating system with the greatest Android 12 features, Google has been putting a lot more effort into its smart TV platform, Android TV. In December, Google announced a content discovery tool called Google TV. To date, the app has been released on a wide range of platforms including Windows 10 PCs. The company is now working to enhance the app download experience on Android TV-powered smart TVs.
Google has recently implemented a server-side update for Android TV that allows users to download and install apps on their smart TVs using their Android smartphones. A user named posted a screengrab of the feature to the Android TV subreddit.
The Google Play Store on Android devices now allows users to install an app on an Android TV-powered device, such as the Xiaomi MIBOX4. The Allow Non-TV Apps to Install option is only available for TV-compatible applications and allows users to pick the device on which they want to install the apps by selecting a dropdown menu from the Install button.
This isn’t the first time Google has done this; in fact, they’ve been allowing users to download and install applications on Wear OS devices via their Android phones for a while. However, because users can download apps to their smart TVs via their Android smartphones, they do not need to be close to a TV anymore. It also aids Android’s ecosystem by making it more user-friendly.
Unfortunately, Google has not yet made this service available to the public. Nonetheless, as the function became accessible for a few people lately, we can anticipate it to be released more widely shortly.