[mythtv-users] Experimental Android TV "leanback" MythTV frontend

John Pilkington johnpilk222 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 30 12:23:11 UTC 2019

On 30/08/2019 12:39, Paul Gardiner wrote:
> On 30/08/2019 12:29, John Pilkington wrote:
>> On 30/08/2019 12:11, James Abernathy wrote:
>>> 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 details
>>>> Peter
>>> I just noticed that besides using git and android studio to build the 
>>> app leanfront, there is a apk for it at:
>>> https://dl.bintray.com/bennettpeter/generic/
>>> Can I assume they are at the same level of development??
>>> Jim A
>> I can't give an authoritative answer to that, but you have reported 
>> having a working system while several people have had difficulties with
>> https://dl.bintray.com/bennettpeter/generic/mythtv_leanfront/android/:leanfront-v0-14-gc5b1279_d.apk 
> The one from that link worked for me okay, other than voice search.

I think the suspicion is that it fails with firesticks on systems with 
too many recordings; but I have used two versions of adb (Android Debug 
Bridge) and then found that neither would connect.  I've uninstalled the 
Fedora adb and the leanback frontend, and the connection is still 
refused.  I have not yet tried any new app-installs on the stick.

John P

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