and their PO colleagues: *App discoverability on #AndroidTV
After your pockets and handbags already have been conquered by Android #AndroidTV
is Google's next attempt to conquer the living room, too. The platform offers a good #AndroidDev
experience through keeping API usage and distribution consistent with "normal" apps but adjust input methods and user interface to the living room case.
So that's all fine and it's surprisingly easy to get started with Android TV (if you have access to a device).BUT
- as of now- you need to know the following fact: If you're not featured on +Google Play
for Android TV it's incredibly
unlikely that users will ever find your app if they don't know it yet. Without being part of a featured collection you will be invisible.
I certainly hope Google decides to add a "Others.." or "All apps..." listing, preferably on a grid instead a long horizontal list, but until then: Build an awesome feature-eligible app or save your efforts at all