While overall we’re very happy with Google’s sustained efforts in the TV space, that doesn’t mean they’ve gotten everything right. To this day searching for and installing apps (and content) on the big screen is a less than ideal proposition.
It seems Google is finally making it easier to get apps on your TV without having to fight with the lean back UI or pull out your laptop and install it via the web. You can now install Android/ Google TV apps right onto your TV/ Streaming box just like you can for Wear OS.
The change is live for us now, so next time you want to grab a new TV app remember there is now a better way!