Android TV hasn’t had much attention from Google in the past few months. The first Android O Developer Preview had no noticeable differences on the platform, and YouTube TV still doesn’t have an Android TV application. I suppose good things come to those who wait, because Android TV is getting a brand new launcher with Android O.
The launcher has mostly stayed the same since the platform’s introduction in 2014. The top row has recommendations from all of your installed applications (as long as they support the recommendations API), and below that is a standard list of apps.
Android TV is getting a new launcher with Android O was written by the awesome team at Android Police.