Android TV Apps

By Steve McFarlane

While you can use Youtube to watch hours of video, it is not the same as being able to watch live or on-demand streams of your favorite television show. If you have decent bandwidth and an unlimited data usage plan, here are some of the best Android television apps you can find.



This television app allows you to watch live TV from over 150 channels from more than 20 countries. Use SPB TV to watch live and video-on-demand TV channels on your device once you have a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. SPB TV features include:

  • A wide selection of public TV channels
  • Quick channel preview
  • Integrated TV guide
  • Fast channels launch and switching
  • Picture-in-picture mode
  • Video-on-demand
  • Onscreen controls

QR Code. See SPB TV in action below:


Use this app to access and watch videos, including full episodes from anywhere you can get a Wi-Fi or cellular data service. The app streams videos from CBS, The CW, CNET, ET, Showtime, CBS News, CBS Sports and much more. Best of all, the videos are free, and there is no subscription charged for the service. QR code


If you like TED talks then you will love TED Air. This app brings you presentations from thought changers such as Bill Gates and Bill Clinton and inspirational talks from the likes of Jamie Oliver and Brian Cox.  Each TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) video is approximately 18minutes long and is great for discovering brilliant ideas, entertaining insights and thought provoking perspectives. QR code


Get the latest news, reviews and tech related videos from CNET. The app features the full lineup of CNET tech shows, purchasing guides, product videos, and how-to videos. QR code

There are other Android TV apps from HBO and the SPEED channel, but like many other Android television apps they don’t seem to be well supported and in some cases lack the content need to pull the masses.

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