About This Course
Go where your users are: the living room! With Google Cast and Android TV, you can add a big screen and cinematic experience to your app. This course shows you how to extend your existing Android app to work on Android TV and Google Cast. You can take advantage of both technologies without having to rewrite your app. This course is part of the Ubiquitous Computing series. Designed as standalone short courses, you can take any course on its own, or take them all! * Android Wear Development * **Android TV and Google Cast Development** [this course] * Android Auto Development
Why Take This?
By adding Google Cast functionality to your app, you can increase engagements and monetization. For example, Comedy Central found that Chromecast users watch 50 percent more videos and make 1.5 more visits to their app, than their average users. Likewise, Haystack TV found that Android TV users watched 80 minutes of video per week, vs. just 40 for mobile-only users. The best part for developers is that both Google Cast and Android TV come with extensive libraries that do most of the heavy lifting for you.
Prerequisites and Requirements
To get the most out of this course, you should have prior experience developing Android apps. If you lack this experience, please take Developing Android Apps prior to enrolling in this one. To follow along with course activities, you **must** have access to the latest release of Android Studio. We share code through Github, so you must be familiar with using Github to access code. Take our course on Using Git and Github if you lack this background.
Go where your users are: the living room! This course shows you how to extend your existing Android app to also work on Android TV, and/or with Google Cast.