Problem with APK downloader. Fixed.
Rechecked the version on Google Play store and the version number listed is different (as in higher than the one I have on FTV). Opened Google Play app on FTV and ran the upgrade and everything runs fine now.
The online APK downloader gave me an older version for downloading (using the website and not the chrome extension). Must be some caching going on within their servers to not to go to Google Play store if it already has the APK in its inventory. If so, there is a bug within their version checking algorithm that allows old cached APKs to be presented as latest.