Android TVs have become quite popular these days, all thanks to the features and convenience they offer. It looks like Google is adding a new feature to its Android app marketplace, the Google Play Store, to make watching TV and switching between devices seamless. According to reports, Google Play Store now allows you to install apps on your Android TV right from your phone. However, this feature seems to be currently available to a limited number of users who have signed in with the same Google account on their phone and their Android TV.
In July, Google announced a Play Store update that allowed users to install apps on their Wear OS watch directly from their phone. Now, the tech giant is extending this feature to Android TV, and it will let users install apps to their Android TV directly from their phones. While the feature is currently available to only a few users, it should start rolling out to everyone through a server-side update in the coming days. Here’s how you can install Play Store apps to your Android TV from your phone:
How to Install Play Store Apps to Android TV from Your Phone
As per some Redditors, the Google Play Store app is expanding the multi-device install support and is now extending it to Android TV. As you can see from the shared screenshot, Play Store now provides the users an option to choose an app to install on an Android TV. Earlier, a similar feature allowed users to install apps on Android smartphones from Play Store using a web browser. As said before, the same feature was made available for WearOS watches a few months ago.
To install Play Store apps to your Android TV remotely from your Android smartphone, follow these steps:
First off, make sure you have the same Google account logged in to both your smartphone and the Android TV. Next, open the Google Play Store app on your smartphone and search for the app you want to install on your Android TV. The Play Store app will automatically show you the devices the app is already installed on, or you can install the app to. Select your Android TV and tap Install. Doing this will now start installing the app to your Android TV remotely.
As mentioned earlier, this feature is currently available to some users only. Therefore, all users may not see the option to install Play Store apps to their Android TV in the Play Store app. As soon as it’s released to your device, you’ll be able to access this feature.