Users may receive the following error message or email from Google Developer when installing an app on Android TV:
Publishing status: Rejected
Your app has not been accepted into Android TV.
This occurs when, during the APK upload and configuration in Google Play Console, you selected Android TV in the Pricing & Distribution menu. This allows the app to be distributed to Android TVs, but the app is not compatible or built for Android TV. This article provides information on why BiznessApps apps are not compatible with Android TV and how to resolve the rejection message.
See the entire message displayed in the Google Play Console:
Even though the development process for Android TV is practically similar to that for Android, it has its specifics and guidelines that have to be respected and followed. Below are some of the guidelines for Android TV that BiznessApps is not designed to handle.
There is no touchscreen, sensors, GPS, camera, accelerometer, several other hardware features that have to be considered if being used in mobile apps. On the other hand, there is no battery to be depleted and, in general, fewer possibilities to interrupt the user (incoming calls, notifications, etc.).
The app has to be prepared for Android TV remote controller.
People usually watch TV from a greater distance compared to using a mobile app, so keep in mind that the BiznessApps apps interface is limited and cannot be read at a similar distance when watching TV.
To resolve the rejection message:
Log in to Google Play Console.
Go to Pricing & Distribution > Android TV and opt-out.
Click Submit Update.