Android TV is based on the new Android L release teased earlier today by Google. The software requires a D-Pad for navigation, but Google says that that can be in the form of a hardware remote or a software D-Pad on an Android phone, tablet or even an Android Wear watch.
Once inside Android TV, users can navigate home and continue to watch their content behind the launcher. The home screen will display suggested content, apps that are ordered based on usage and a voice search that can display things to watch, information on actors and more. Users can also cast content from an Android phone or tablet to an Android TV device.
Android TV also supports gaming. Games on Android TV will be able to tie into Google Play Games, and users can even play games on Android TV with other Android users on phones and tablets.
Android TV and its Play Store will launch alongside Android L in the fall. Manufacturers like Sony, Sharp and TP Vision have committed to launching Android TV-based televisions, while companies like Razer and Asus will offer Android TV set-top boxes.