The version of the Play Store for Android TV is a bit neglected by the developers, because they’re focusing more on the version for phones and tablets. They’re released version 5.10.30 for the mobile devices, but an important update came a few days later for Android TV, which is 5.10.30-leanback and can be downloaded from the internet, this update brought some changes to the interface, as the developers wanted to improve the core experience.
The version of the Google Play Store for the mobile devices (5.10.30) has an installation file with a size of 14.01 MB, while the version for Android TV (5.10.30-leanback) has a size of 17.08 MB and the required Android version is Android 5.0+ (Lollipop, API 21). In this version, the developers have removed most of the entries on the left hand menu, and now you’ll see only the home page, a dedicated game page, the My Apps, which contains the applications and games which are installed, and the last element is the Settings page.
The specialized sections, which looked like those that are found on the home page of the version for phones, have been removed. The app icons no longer have a rectangular format, as they’ve been adjusted and now they’re showing the full name, publisher, the square icon and in the lower stripe has been added an update badge.
You will no longer see the Update all button, but it wasn’t replaced with another button. As for the video content, it was moved to a new home page, but it’s not found in the Games or My Apps pages. The developers have also worked on the color scheme, spacing and typography, the update for the Android TV version rolled out this week, but if there are people who haven’t received it yet, they can download the Google Play Store 5.10.30-leanback APK from websites such as APK Mirror.
As for the version for mobile devices, according to the change log, it brings a resized search bar and the color of My Apps has been changed to soft-light green, also, the app permission pop-up has been redesigned, and the buttons are bigger.