Home channels for mobile apps

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Google is building a launcher companion for tablets that enables a content-forward, immersive media experience. This launcher companion provides an opportunity to showcase content in a dedicated channel outside of an app on the launcher home screen.

To reduce integration overhead for partner mobile apps, this guide proposes using existing Android TV channels on the Home screen integration. For more information, review the Android TV integration guide and the data structure used for handling TV content metadata such as channel and program information.

Home channels support video content along with media content, such as audiobooks and eBooks. For integration instructions, see the following guides: