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The Android TV service has just gained 600 new apps. Kind of.

The fresh influx of applications come via an update to the Google Play Store. The update is available for all devices running the operating system.

The app avalanche isn't down to a sudden flurry of activity from developers. Rather, the new Play Store app lists more apps that were already compatible with Android TV but were missing from the previous app.

Compatible apps are completely searchable in version 5.5.15 of the Play Store application. The update also adds new categories and sub-categories.

Earlier in the week, Google announced Android TV would gain access to HBO's Now streaming service at the start of next month. Until now, it's only been available on Apple devices in the US.

HBO Now will support Chromecast, so you can stream shows like 'The Sopranos' and 'Game of Thrones' from your mobile or tablet to your TV.

At least, you will once it comes to the UK. There's no word on when that will happen.

Android TV sets will also be able to run Netflix's 4K service. Shell out £9 a month, and you can watch its homegrown shows like 'House of Cards' in 4K resolution. Providing you have a 4K-compatible TV, that is, otherwise you won't see the difference.

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