[mythtv-users] Myth on a plain Android TV

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 24 07:12:38 UTC 2020


On 24/09/2020 05:47, mythtv wrote:
> On 9/23/20 11:13 PM, Greg Oliver wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 6:13 PM mythtv <mythtv at mdabbs.org
>> <mailto:mythtv at mdabbs.org>> wrote:
>>
>>      Has anyone had any experience/luck/issues with installing the android
>>      myth frontend on a plain vanilla android TV? I'm considering a TCL 4
>>      Series Smart Android TV and wondering if anyone has tried it yet.
>>
>>
>> While not an Android "TV", I do hsav eit running on a junky Osprey
>> Android TV STB that AT&T ships for their new TV product (DirecTV Now
>> renamed to AT&T TV).  It has OpenGL issues with the OSD with
>> MythFrontend (ghosting).  The LeanFront app runs with no issues, but of
>> course does not have all the frontend goodies.
>>
>> I am probably going to put my Shield back in service and sideload the
>> AT&T TV app onto it.
>>
>> YMMV, but just throwing it out there - it is not really viable to use
>> the android frontend on a daily basis unless you just like punishment :)
>>

> 
> Thanks. I have it running on a Fire Stick 4k pretty nicely. Just didn't
> know if I should try to do the TV thing or not. I'll probably get the TV
> anyway and just use it as a dumb TV with a Fire Stick plugged in. It
> just would've been nice to have it all in one device. And leanfront
> seems really nice but I need live tv support.

That's now available on leanfront for OTA in the UK,  although I haven't 
done serious tests on all the formats in use.




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