But hardly any 'official' app does anything I want. I know, because I have looked at all of them. So naturally I have also looked elsewhere. A few sideloaded apps do work, after a fashion. Without them Android TV would be even more useless to me.
I'm interested to know, what are these "wants".
youtube does not show videos? it's official.
google music does not play videos? it's official.
google movie does not play movies? it's official.
plex does not play locally hosted videos? it's official and support world news for free now.
livechannels does not play IPTV? it's official.
i've tried lots of apps from google play official and all apps did what they supposed to do.