droidconIN 2016

The sixth edition of droidconIN

Bring Android in your Living Room: Developing Apps for Chromecast and Android TV

Submitted by Chirag Aggarwal (@chi6rag) on Monday, 1 August 2016

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Technical level

Beginner

Section

Crisp talk (15 minutes)

Status

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Abstract

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.

Outline

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

  • Demo

Use cases:

  • Extending an existing media application which users might want to interact with on TV

  • Extending an existing Android Phone Game to Android TV

Speaker bio

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.

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