If you’re thinking about developing an app for Google TV the best place to start is here: developers.android.com and the other thing to note, i pass this info on to developers when i side load an app and it works on the Google TV. If you developed an app specifically for tablets, there’s one line of code you can change in the manifest to get your app into the Play Store for Google TV:
<uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.touchscreen" android:required="false"/>
That’s it, that one line of code is all that needs to be changed, as Christian mentions in the video, if you do change the touchscreen to false it will not affect your app in the Play Store.
In this months episode of Screen Intensity the Google TV Developers cover a few topics. In the first part of the video GTV Developer Krispy talks with Richard Kastelein from TV Hack Fest about bringing content to the Google TV platform in the form of second screen apps.
In the second part Christian Kurzke and Kristan Uccello talk with Marvin Ferrell about an article he recently wrote for RootzWiki, Marvin is a staff writer for Rootz and he volunteers here at Google TV Friends. In this discussion they talk about what apps Marvin uses, what features he likes the most and what he would like to see on his Google TV.
In the final segment Christian talks about bringing apps to the Google Play Store for Google TV. I’m not going to go into detail here, it’s probably best if you watch the video.