The 10 Best Apps for Android TV (2022)

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For a few years, Android TV has been released and its platform is slowly maturing. It offers more apps and games than ever before. There might be more material available, but we're sure that will happen sooner or later. If you own an Android TV device and want to get the best experience possible, then check out the best apps for Android TV! Also, most Android TV apps have a built-in Chromecast. This means that any app that supports Chromecast can be used on most Android TV devices. Here are the best apps for Android TV.



Amazon Prime Video

Amazon is pretty glitzy when it comes to their streaming services. The Amazon Prime Video app on Android TV is a no-brainer. The Android app does not support Chromecast (only Fire TV sticks). So, the Android TV app is the only way to get it on an Android-powered TV without issues. The selection is decent. Paying the entrance fee also unlocks other Prime benefits. The service also includes a variety of specialty channels with additional content. It's not bad for what it is. The main app could use some Chromecast support though.

Archos Video Player

Archos is a functional video player app for Android TV. Some may opt for the most popular video players, VLC or MX Player. However, Archos has a few additional TV-specific features for those who want them. This includes AC3 and DTS transfer (on supported TVs and boxes), 3D TV support, etc. It can additionally do the basics with a wide range of codecs and external storage support. We might not recommend this first use for phones, but it's definitely the best solution for Android TVs.



Google Play Music

Another obvious choice for Android TV apps is Google Play Music. He has a rock-solid Music Streaming experience. In fact, it's probably better than the mobile phone version. You can also upload 50 songs of your own music to the cloud and access them anywhere. This makes this service the easiest way to listen to your locally stored music on your TV. Downloading music and some radio stations are free. The $000 per month charge applies to on-demand music playback, no YouTube ads, and some other features. YouTube Music will eventually replace it, but until then it's a great music streaming app for Android TV.

Hulu

Hulu is becoming one of the best Android TV apps. It has a decent video streaming service. There are just a ton of shows to watch. Additionally, the service allows live TV for $39,99 per month. It includes a bunch of channels, including local sports channels. The Live TV option also includes all of Hulu's internal streaming content. This makes them an attractive option for cable cutters. You can also add HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, and additional cloud storage for an additional fee.

Netflix

Netflix is ​​one of the most obvious Android TV apps. It has a huge selection, is very user-friendly, and remains one of the cheapest video streaming services. The Android TV version is very similar to the Xbox and PlayStation versions. So, veterans of these platforms know what to expect. It also supports 4K and HDR 10 video as well as Dolby Vision if your TV supports it. It also demands the highest subscription price and this price likes to increase frequently.



Plex

Plex was one of the first apps for Android TV. He remains one of the best. Its main purpose is to play videos from your computer or phone on your TV. It also works with other file types such as music, photos, etc. The app also allows streaming from various cloud storage sites like Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. It has a variety of apps that add more things for you to watch. However, you'll need a Plex Pass subscription or one-time in-app purchase to get it. It's a bit pricey, but Plex does a good job.

Spotify

Another obvious Android TV app is Spotify. It's a rock-solid music streaming service. It also has podcasts and even video content. Rumor has it that they are also experimenting with Hi-Fi music. It might sound really nice coming out of your home theater system if you have one. The prices have remained the same for ages. The selections are also well above average. We like Google Play better, but Spotify is just as good.

YouTube


YouTube is an inexpensive choice for Android TV apps. We admit it. The service has more video than 1 people can watch in a lifetime. This includes comedy, technology, music, and even politics if you really want to get mad. You can get an ad-free experience with YouTube Red. The Android TV version of this app has its ups and downs. In some cases, it may even be easier to stream from the app on your phone. It works well enough, however.


Wake On Lan

Wake On Lan is a unique Android application. It allows you to wake up your computer, NAS storage, etc. from your Android TV device with just one click. If that doesn't make sense, okay, this one is a little more sophisticated than most apps. With the ability to wake your computer or NAS storage, you can just sit back, fire up your files in one place, and watch them without any extra work. The app cannot put devices back to sleep. However, there are still ways to automate this on your computer. We really recommend this one.

Sling TV

Sling TV was one of the first live TV apps on mobile and of course there is an Android TV app. With Sling, you can also find apps from individual channels like CBS All Access, game streams from Twitch, and even live sporting events from WatchESPN. There are far too many apps that offer live TV experiences to list here, so we recommend checking them out. However, Sling TV is the easiest way to get local sports, cable TV, and some premium channels without spending too much money. YouTube TV is also very good on Android TV.

Conclusion

Here are the 10 best apps for Android TV in 2022. Most of these apps are free. Let us know your favorite app in the comment section below. You can also check out the best games for Android TV on our website.


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