I bought a brand new Chromecast with Google TV (to replace one no longer working because the remote was defective) and go through the whole set up process, everything is on the same Wifi network, the remote is working etc, but the apps just won't load. For every single app the message just says "download pending". I have reset to factory settings 3 times and just back to the same place each time. It spends half an hour saying that it's downloading the apps, but then nothing actually downloads.
Hey there kSparkle73,
I am really sorry to hear that your new Chromecast with Google TV is having issues downloading apps! This issue can be pretty frustrating, so I would be happy to help out. First, I would recommend that you read and follow the steps listed in this article.
If you followed the steps in the article linked above and the problem persists, here is a work-around that I found online from a user with a similar problem that may resolve your issue:
Let me know if you are still having issues after trying the steps in the article, as well as the work-around. I look forward to your response!