Google is cracking down on dangerous Android TV apps
Google has by no means authorised Play Retailer apps like Apple does, however now says it’s going to evaluate Android TV apps “for usability… and different high quality tips.” That is an enormous departure from its earlier coverage — Google solely pulled apps retroactively from Play if there was a problem. However as Android Police identified, it’s going to now check apps to make sure they work on a D-pad or Gamepad, which means some might not have performed nicely with these controllers. The timing additionally coincides with the launch of the Nexus Participant, which means Mountain View could also be making an attempt to keep away from a Google TV-like debacle with Android TV. In the event you’re involved about additional app Orwellism, there is no signal it’s going to do the identical for the remainder of the Android ecosystem.