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Android TV with B4A.

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Is it possible to make the app for Android TV with B4A?
Yes it is.
What we need?

Hardware:

* Android TV (with bluetooth build in),
* Air Mouse Bluetooth Remote Control.
Look HERE.

Software:
* B4A,
Look HERE.

* keyboard for android tv (LeanKey Keyboard),
Look HERE.

* - Total Commander (you can see "Android\Data" folder and you can copy files from USB stick to the "Android\Data folder").
total commander.jpg

Look HERE.

- or File Manager
Look HERE.

How to do:

1. Create app with B4A.
2. Create "banner.png" file (w: 320 x h: 180 pix) in "Object\res\drawable" in the app folder. Atribute of this file has to be: "only for read". Example file is attached in this post.
3. Copy these lines to the Manifest file by the Manifest Editor in the B4A:

B4X:
'This code will be applied to the manifest file during compilation.
'You do not need to modify it in most cases.
'See this link for for more information: http://www.basic4ppc.com/forum/showthread.php?p=78136
AddManifestText(<uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="14" android:targetSdkVersion="28"/>
                <supports-screens android:largeScreens="true"
                                  android:normalScreens="true"
                                  android:smallScreens="true"
                                  android:xlargeScreens="true"
                                  android:anyDensity="true"/>)

'SetApplicationAttribute(android:hardwareAccelerated, "true")
SetManifestAttribute("android:installLocation", "auto")
SetApplicationAttribute(android:icon, "@drawable/icon")
SetApplicationAttribute(android:label, "$LABEL$")

' TV Settings
AddManifestText(<uses-feature android:name="android.software.leanback"
                              android:required="false" />
                <uses-feature android:name="android.hardware.touchscreen"
                              android:required="false" />)

SetApplicationAttribute(android:banner, "@drawable/banner")

AddActivityText(Main,
                <intent-filter>
                <action android:name="android.intent.action.MAIN" />
                <category android:name="android.intent.category.LEANBACK_LAUNCHER" />
                </intent-filter>)
'End of default text.

4. Compile the APK file.
5. Copy APK file on the USB stick.
6. Instal APK file from USB stick to the Android TV with the file commander instaled on the Android TV.

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You can try my free apps on the Android TV.

1. DifPic - simple different pictures game.
difpic.jpg


Download APK for Android TV HERE.

Look more HERE.

2. pMove - picture puzzle game.
pmove.jpg


Download APK for Android TV HERE.

Look more HERE.

3) Map_AxL - offline jpg/jgw raster map application.
mapax.jpg


Download APK for Android TV HERE.

Look more HERE.

Enjoy
JS
 

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JohnC

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Thank you for posting this :)

I noticed the android:targetSdkVersion="64" in the manifest. That is a very high number - did you read somewhere that it had to be that high of a number?
 
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TILogistic

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I have a personal IPTV application for Android TV developed in B4X, to watch news channels and movies.

It works perfect.
 

Magma

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@Omar Parra A. Are you using external video - player or a library/control for b4a... is that working to b4j too ?

...very nice !
 

TILogistic

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The previous post shows the parse of the M3U playlist.

and to display use

B4J
B4A:
B4X
See demo:
B4X:
'    MediaView1.Source = "https://ss3.domint.net:3134/otv_str/orbittv/playlist.m3u8" 'movie spanish
    MediaView1.Source = "https://59f1cbe63db89.streamlock.net:1443/retroplustv/_definst_/retroplustv/playlist.m3u8" 'Music
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TILogistic

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list M3u free
Expand:
Playlists by category
Playlists by language
....
....
 

bparent

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The previous post shows the parse of the M3U playlist.

and to display use

B4J
B4A:
B4X
See demo:
B4X:
'    MediaView1.Source = "https://ss3.domint.net:3134/otv_str/orbittv/playlist.m3u8" 'movie spanish
    MediaView1.Source = "https://59f1cbe63db89.streamlock.net:1443/retroplustv/_definst_/retroplustv/playlist.m3u8" 'Music
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How does one compile and run this on Android phone with B4X? Thanks.
 

TILogistic

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see:
exoplayer-mediaplayer or SMM
B4X:
    Player1.Initialize("Player")
    
'    Dim Url As String  = "https://ss3.domint.net:3134/otv_str/orbittv/playlist.m3u8" 'movie spanish
    Dim Url As String  = "https://59f1cbe63db89.streamlock.net:1443/retroplustv/_definst_/retroplustv/playlist.m3u8" 'Music
    
    Player1.Prepare(Player1.CreateHLSSource(Url))
    SimpleExoPlayerView1.Player = Player1
    
    Player1.Play

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TILogistic

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full screen:
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TILogistic

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For new questions please create a new post.

I will not answer any more questions here.

And apologies to the creator of this post!!.

sorry
 

Sergio83

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Nice work!
I'm developping B4A apps for Amazon FireTV stick it works perfect to, but I get issues to highlight buttons with background image and custom list view items when using up and down keys ...
May be you've got the same issues and found a turn arround?
Any help will be appreciated!
 

aidymp

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Nice work!
I'm developping B4A apps for Amazon FireTV stick it works perfect to, but I get issues to highlight buttons with background image and custom list view items when using up and down keys ...
May be you've got the same issues and found a turn arround?
Any help will be appreciated!

disable them! i had the same on my Firestick app.

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js486dog

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Nice work!
I'm developping B4A apps for Amazon FireTV stick it works perfect to, but I get issues to highlight buttons with background image and custom list view items when using up and down keys ...
May be you've got the same issues and found a turn arround?
Any help will be appreciated!
Please create a new post about the problem. Little bit about it look HERE.
 
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