Android Question How do you add an Android TV home screen icon (shortcut)?

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by luisftv, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. luisftv

    luisftv Member Licensed User

    I've been looking for a way to add a home screen shortcut to my apps on a Sony Android TV 4k, but I can't find it. The apps will install and work fine, but I have to use a file manager in the Android TV to navigate to all the apps and launch them from there.

    There is a way, with the file manager, to press and hold the enter button on the TV remote until a pop up will ask if you want to create a shortcut for the app on the home screen, but it does nothing. The app logo image is set for regular phones and tables and it works fine there, but I want it to also work with the TV which use not only a different image (320x180dpi) but different code in the manifest. See here, and here.

    I found instructions when using Java, but not for doing it with B4A.

    Can any one provide a working sample or code? Any ideas, please?

    Thank you.
  2. luisftv

    luisftv Member Licensed User

    Thank to NJDude, now I know a very simply way to add a home screen icon on Android TVs...

    You can see his example here.
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