App distribution

You can distribute the apps from Google Play by using Developer Console in the same way as mobile/tablet devices but some steps are required.

Checklist before publishing the app on Google Play

Check the following items before you publish and distribute your app on Google Play.

Android Manifest

Ensure that you follow the Android Manifest rules for TV:

  • “android.hardware.touchscreen” not required.
  • “android.software.leanback” is declared.
  • “android.intent.category.LEANBACK_LAUNCHER” is handled.
  • Put 320×180[px] banner image in the resources and declare “android:banner” attribute.
  • Remove inappropriate value of “screenOrientation”.

Review TV app quality

Be sure to read about TV app quality and the official Distribute to Android TV guide in the Android Developer pages before publishing your app.

Developer Console – TV images

Don’t forget to submit the TV screen captures and a banner image.

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Developer console – Check “Distribute your app on Android TV™”

Don’t forget to check “Distribute your app on Android TV™” in Pricing & Distribution.

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