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Android TV gets a whopping 600 new apps in Play Store update

The Android TV platform, which powers devices like Google’s own Nexus Player, has received a much-needed boost in the form of 600+ new apps.

The grotto of applications and games have arrived via a Play Store update for all devices running the software, such as the new Nvidia Shield streaming box, which went on sale last week.

The influx of apps comes not through developers suddenly jumping aboard the ecosystem, but the new Play Store app actually listing more apps that are already compatible with the platform.

The update to version 5.5.15 of the Play Store makes compatible apps completely searchable, while also adding a host of categories and sub categories into the mix.

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The rollout completes a good week for Google’s second attempt at conquering the television market.

On Monday it emerged, the Android TV platform would be getting HBO Now and Twitch. Popular apps like FX Now, the WWE, UFC, Vimeo and others are also joining the fray.

It’s good timing for Google considering Apple is likely to boost the functionality of its Apple TV platform at WWDC on Monday.

Although the rumoured new set-top box and accompanying streaming service is now expected to skip the show ahead of an announcement later this year, Apple is scheduled to announce the little hockey puck is to become a central hub for its HomeKit platform.

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