[mythtv-users] Mythtv Frontend on Android Phones

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Feb 28 14:38:17 UTC 2022

On 2/27/22 22:49, James Abernathy wrote:
> I just loaded the latest version of mythfrontend for Android on my 
> Galaxy S21.  It works great with one exception.  On screens like the 
> program guide I can't figure out how to navigate around.  I'm not sure 
> if there is a setting that would make this work, but my current 
> solution is to use an 'Air Mouse' keyboard plugging in the wireless 
> USB adapter into the USB-C port on the S21. This gives you complete 
> keyboard function, but is too bulky.
> Using the phone is something I do to monitor what's happening on one 
> channel while watching a big game. It's kind of like PIP, but without 
> giving up anything on your big screen. I usually drag out my laptop 
> for this function, but the phone would be easier if I can get the 
> touchscreen to work better.
> Jim A
Touch screen support for mythfrontend is different. The gestures used 
are described in the wiki at 
https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/MythTV_on_Android . I don't know how well 
they work.

You may be able to connect a bluetooth remote to the phone. A fire stick 
remote can be paired to other devices. I have paired one to my laptop as 
a test. It sends keystrokes to the laptop. Getting it paired back to the 
fire stick is difficult, however. There are articles on how to do this.


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