Developers can now get cracking to make apps for Google’s Android based Smart TV platform.
Google TV is a Smart TV platform based on Google’s popular Android OS and Chrome browser to bring smart TV applications to TV’s and Media players. This allows you to watch net based programming, video on demand and other such services as well as access internet from your TV. The project was started in 2010 by collaboration of Google, Intel, Sony and Logitech. The final version of its SDK has launched around 1 year after its official launch. This means that developers can now use the SDK to make their own compatible programs for TV sets too.
The TV being used as a net-enabled device does put some restrictions on usage like requirement of simplified controls and big easily selectable buttons etc. If you have a website, streaming media or any web app that is useful on TV too, then you can use this SDK to make a compatible version to be controlled by a TV remote.
Grab the TV SDK add-on @ Android Developers site