[mythtv-users] Experimental Android TV "leanback" MythTV frontend
jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 21 21:29:10 UTC 2019
On 8/21/19 3:17 PM, Peter Bennett wrote:
> I am developing a pure android application for Android TV devices
> called android-MythTV-Leanfront.
> It uses the android TV leanback user interface as used by other apps
> such as youtube, prime video, etc. to play MythTV recordings.
> It supports 4K resolution video at 50 fps and voice search, which are
> not working on mythfrontend for android. Also it supports surround sound.
> It does not yet support many of the important features of
> Mythfrontend, and some features it may never support.
> See https://github.com/bennettpeter/android-MythTV-Leanfront for more
I did a fresh install of Android Studio and opened your project and
built it. I deployed it to my Shield TV with adb and it worked. Not
surprised that your project worked, just surprised I could so easily get
it compiled and installed on my Shield TV.
Like you say it's in its early stages and missing features. I find the
Shield version of Mythfrontend to be the best frontend ever with
Mythfrontend on Raspberry Pi 4B being arguably as good.
The leanback interface is not my favorite but I have to use it for
YoutubeTV and Prime Video. I have a Harmony Smart Hub remote connected
to all my TV based devices and I have a Mythfrontend activity with a
separate button for all the key features. The most important feature is
forward and backward skipping.
Thanks for the hard work! Let me know if you need stuff tested.
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