Google is improving the interaction between the various Android devices, be it smartphones or boxes with Android TV. That said, we were able to use the Play Store to remotely install apps on all of them. While these were initially only available in the Play Store for computers, they then turned to smartphones. This enables us to install an app on a smartwatch or an Android TV device via our mobile device. Now it just got better. All because Google has implemented specific search filters for each platform.
Play Store made it easy to install apps on other platforms!
When we search the Play Store, a new drop-down menu now appears, which in practice is a platform filter. In addition, we have all the other usual options.
This is definitely good news. We just have to admit that it is still not very practical to install apps via smartwatches with Wear OS or Android TV boxes.
Even before the filters, it had gotten easier to install apps on Android TV, as mentioned by the AndroidPolice website.
In fact, everything happens remotely. So all we have to do is grab our smartphone, select the application we want to install and give the hint to download it to the Android TV device.
This novelty was discovered by Reddit user avigi. The Install button becomes something of a drop-down menu that shows the device we are using and also shows the Android TV operating system equipment associated with the same account.
This is not a new concept for the Play Store. Is it so in practice that Google takes over remote installations on Wear OS devices?
In any case, it makes the process easier and we can also install the applications even when we are not near the TV.
The novelty, which has now arrived in the Play Store for Android, has long been present in the web version of the Play Store. But of course it’s much more convenient to have this in the app.
Although the availability is phased out, this feature is already available to most users.