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tvshare1306
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Android TV

Post by tvshare1306 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:08 pm

Hi,
It would be great if you could make the app available for Android TV devices. I am currently using it on Android TV and it works well except some icon selection issues due to the use of the remote control instead of the touch screen.
If this is not possible, could you please make the apk available for download on your website to avoid the risk of corrupted apk from third party sites?

Thanks

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Re: Android TV

Post by admin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:46 pm

For the TV devices you should wait a bit...

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Re: Android TV

Post by Podwyer » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:41 pm

Hi, I have great results using the VPN on my phone for an OpenVPN Tap connection, but need the same for Android TV.
Can you tell us where this is on the roadmap?
Thanks

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Re: Android TV

Post by admin » Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:23 pm

To be available for the TV, the app must be approved by Google.
Some weeks ago I tried again to submit the app for the Google approval, but has been rejected.
So I cannot give you a date.

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Re: Android TV

Post by Harry » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:31 am

Google has to approve the app for android tv so it could be available on sites as an apk download

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Re: Android TV

Post by minabibawi@gmail.com » Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:26 am

This is a much needed feature. I think you need to compile the app with Android studio, after ticking the Android TV compatibility checkbox when creating the project.

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Re: Android TV

Post by admin » Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:03 pm

Unfortunately it's not so simple.
To be approved by Google, the user interface must be rewritten.
The problem is that the Google user interface pattern for the TV devices, is not thinked for apps with complex user interactions.
So, for this app is not simple to write a user interface that follow the Google directions.

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Re: Android TV

Post by minabibawi@gmail.com » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:42 pm

Thanks. However, until solving the problem, why don't you make the apk available on your site for download? I am already using the app on Android TV after downloading the apk from a third party site. It is however less secure. It will be safer to get the apk directly from your site.

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Re: Android TV

Post by admin » Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:33 pm

Here the apk for Android 8.1 and later Here the apk for old Android versions

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Re: Android TV

Post by minabibawi@gmail.com » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:13 pm

So many thanks. However the Android 8.1 apk gives error: "there was a problem parsing the package" could you please check that the apk is not corrupted? It will also be highly appreciated to regularly share the apks each time there is an update. Again so many thanks for your time and efforts.

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