Here are 14 of the best Google TV apps

Streaming and traditional media are becoming increasingly blurred, as Google TV demonstrates. All you need is Chromecast or a smart TV to use this service. Your Android device can even be used as a remote! This service combines all your streaming needs on one screen for an experience that’s similar to channel surfing.

One of the best streaming devices available today is the Chromecast. A lot of people don’t realize that Google TV runs on Android OS. There are thousands of compatible apps for Google TV. This list covers some of the best.

Google TV apps you should download

Depending on the device, some apps come preloaded on Google TV. When adding apps to your Google TV app library, consider the following apps. You just need to connect your accounts. If any apps aren’t there, you need to find and download them in the Google Play Store.

1. Streaming service apps

Netflix is one of the most likely apps to come preloaded on your Google TV setup. It’s worth making sure that you have it and that your account is connected (if you have an account). Most of the other streaming juggernauts have apps that are worth using. These include Amazon Prime TV, Hulu TV, Paramount+, HBO Max, Disney+, and more.

2. Network TV apps

Many TV networks have apps that are available with Google TV. Make sure to look for apps from any of your favorite broadcasters. Sometimes you need a cable subscription to use these apps, but they often allow access to live TV and popular media.

3. Fubo TV

Fubo TV is a great app for following sports and watching live events. There are several sports apps that show live events and highlights as well. Fubo has a clean interface and a good variety of content. If you have a sports genre in mind, look for a specific app or related network.

4. Redbull TV

Redbull TV is another good option for following sports. This app focuses on individual athletes that are sponsored by Redbull as well as Redbull events. This is a good one if you’re interested in following extreme sports and Esports athletes.

5. Peloton

If you have a stationary bike, you probably know what Peloton is. This app is known for its indoor cycling workouts, but many great exercise routines don’t require equipment. There are a lot of good exercise apps for Google TV. Peloton is a great place to start your search.

6. VLC Media Player

VLC is one of the best apps for playing any kind of media. This app is well known for being able to play most video file types. You can also play audio files and use some other nifty features! This is a great app for playing personal media files through your Google TV.

7. Send files to TV

It can be difficult to transfer files between your other devices and your Google TV. Send Files to TV helps solve this problem. Using this app, you can send movies, shows, and other files stored on other devices to your Google TV setup.

8. FX File Explorer

If you plan to transfer files between other devices and your Google TV, using a file manager app is essential. This helps you organize and keep track of your files. Downloading this style of app is also important if you intend to sideload programs.

9. Spotify

It’s useful to be able to treat your Google TV setup like a sound system. Whether you want some ambient noise or you’re hosting a party, the Spotify app is a great way to have a central music hub.

10. TuneIn Radio

TuneIn turns your TV into a radio. TuneIn has access to music stations, news, as well as FM radio. Between TuneIn, Spotify, Google Play Music, and other good options, Google TV can cover most of your audio media needs.

11. Twitch

If you want to keep up with your favorite streamer or watch esports events on your TV, download the Twitch app. It does a great job of formatting Twitch’s streaming interface for a TV setup. There are some third-party options if you don’t like Twitch’s official app.

12. Masterclass

The Masterclass app is an underrated choice for Google TV. This is a great resource for learning new skills. Plus, it helps to have lessons play out on the big screen. You may need to make one-time purchases or have a subscription for this app.

13. TV Usage Digital Wellbeing

It’s never a bad idea to keep track of your device usage. Digital Wellbeing for Google TV is a great way to keep tabs on how much time you spend with your television. You’ll also find clever features that help curb usage if that’s what you’re looking for.

14. JioPages – Web Browser for TV

It’s helpful to have access to a web browsing tool. JioPages is one of the highest-rated TV web browsers in the Play Store because it’s simple and looks great. There are plenty of other options you can look into if this one doesn’t do it for you.

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