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Browse the Android TV Home screen

From the Android TV home screen, you can easily access movies, TV shows, music, apps, games, and settings. To get to the Home screen at any time, press the Home button on your remote.

(1)Recommendations

On the top row of the Home screen, you'll see recommendations for movies, TV shows, apps, and games. Recommendations come from the apps on your Nexus Player. They're updated based on the recommendations you've selected in the past and apps you use most often.

If you’re signed in to these apps on your phone or computer, what you view on these other devices may affect the recommendations on your Android TV if you're using the same account. This includes Google Play apps. You won’t be able to manually change the order of the content.

You can remove recommendations from a specific app by uninstalling the app or turning off recommendations for that app.

(2) Apps & (3) Games

Apps appear in the second row, followed by Games. On the Nexus Player the apps and games you use the most will show up first by default. You can sort your apps manually or by how recently you used them.

To organize the apps yourself:

  1. From the home screen, scroll down to the apps row you want to sort.
  2. Select the app you want to move.
  3. Press and hold the Select button.
  4. Use the remote to move the app right or left.
  5. Hit the Select button again.
  6. When you’re done, select Save & Exit.

You can remove an app by dragging it to the trashcan at the bottom of the screen. If you don’t see the trashcan, the app came preinstalled on your Android TV and cannot be removed.

To organize by most recent:

  1. ​From the Home screen, scroll down until you reach Settings.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Under “Preferences,” find and select Home screen.
  4. Select Apps and games
  5. Scroll down and select Organize apps and games.
  6. Select Recency order.

To browse and download apps and games that work with Android TV, you can visit the Google Play Store app on your TV. You’ll see the Play Store app in the Apps row. 

(4) Settings

The bottom row contains Settings for Android TV.

From the remote

Recents

To see recently watched apps and channels, press and hold the Home button Home.

Search

You can also search on Android TV by going all the way to the top of the Home screen, by or using your remote. Learn more about what you can search for on Android TV.

Andrea is an Android expert and author of this help page. Help her improve this article by leaving feedback below.

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