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I'm doing some research on ways to navigate on a GoogleTV.

There aren't any design guidelines, but it seems a Left Menu Bar design, like the GTv YouTube app, is common use. In my opinion it doesn't feel right.

My question: what is a good way to navigate between different screens within a GoogleTV app.

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You need to narrow your question down to a single UX issue. Right now it is too broad to answer well. – JohnGB Mar 12 '13 at 20:22
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There are some official recommendations by Google:

So left navigation is not only common use but the equivalent to the ActionBar on GTV. You should deviate only when you have a very good reason!

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From that link: TVs are always in "landscape". On a TV, available space runs left-to-right rather than top-to-bottom. Put on-screen navigational controls on the left or right side of the screen and save vertical space for content. – Puzbie Mar 12 '13 at 22:55

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