The TV operating system will be available for smart TVs and set-top boxes and will focus on online streaming services and also Android based video games, making it similar to the newly launched Amazon Fire TV.
As expected, the platform will launch with all the major services on board, including Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go. Hardware partners like LG and Samsung are also expected to be announced with devices ready in the coming months.
A "killer feature" of the platform is 'Pano,' which is the codename for the minimalist user interface. The apps will look like cards familiar to Google Now users, and different content like movies or TV shows can be found instantly when Android TV is turned on.
The cards are browsed horizontally and each individual piece of content will be linked to a publisher's app, allowing for easy playback. You will not need to open the app first to play the content of choice. Awesome.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 31 May 2014 14:00