Patterns – Dialog

Dialog

Dialogs on Android TV are similar to dialogs on handheld devices: they inform users about critical information, require users to make decisions, or encapsulate multiple tasks within a discrete process.

Particularly on Android TV, dialogs can cover the entire screen. Use dialogs sparingly because they are interruptive—their sudden appearance forces users to stop their current task and refocus on the dialog content.

Android TV uses a dialog component that requires multiple sequential prompts from the user. See the Wizard for more details.

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Content

Content appears on the left, providing context for the user about what is needed. Including relevant imagery is highly recommended.

Action

The Action area on the right contains formatted list items. The panel can be branded to your desired color. See Color for appropriate use on TV.

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Default focus should always be at the keyline. Making a selection should move the user forward to the next screen or dismiss the dialog.

Users can press the back button on the remote to dismiss the dialog or return to the previous screen. This default behaviour can be overridden if critical to decision-making.