Android TV is a special version of the popular mobile operating system. It features a redesigned interface that works better with the horizontal nature of TV screens.
To get Android TV to run on a Raspberry Pi, we will be using a special build of LineageOS. This build is maintained and developed by the hard work of KonstaKANG and the Android-rpi team.
With the OS being more optimized for large horizontal screens and remotes, it makes it the perfect choice when connecting the Pi to your TV. You can even get access to the vast amount of available apps through the Google Play store.
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