I recently purchased a 55" Infrared touch frame for my Android TV 55", this IR frame works perfectly when I connect it to a PC with Windows 10 via USB no drivers are needed.

However, when I connect the same frame to my TV OS:Android TV 11, there's no response to touch input.

After some research, I came across the concept of "android.hardware.touchscreen" in Android and started wondering if this feature might be disabled on Android TV OS, preventing the IR frame from functioning. My questions are:

  • Is it possible that a disabled "hardware.touchscreen" feature is causing my issue? I haven't found any definitive information about whether Android TVs generally have this feature enabled or disabled by default.

  • If so, is there a way to enable "hardware.touchscreen" on my Android TV? I'm hesitant to tinker with settings even if it could potentially harm my TV.

  • Are there any other potential causes for the IR frame not working on my Android TV? It would be helpful to understand other areas I could investigate.

  • When you have connected it to Windows as what USB device type is it detected (see device manager)?
    – Robert
    Commented Feb 5 at 11:59
  • AFAIK, android.hardware.touchscreen indicates if an Android device has a built-in touchscreen or not, e.g. for hardware filtering in the Play Store. However, I don't know if it affects support for external touchscreen devices. Do you have an Android phone/tablet to test the IR frame? On the other hand, I wonder if the Android kernel driver supports such a device.
    – Andrew T.
    Commented Feb 5 at 14:56
  • @AndrewT. I will check and revert tomorrow using an OTG cable with a phone. otherwise if the issue is kernel related, does this need an additional implementation of the driver ?
    – M. A.
    Commented Feb 5 at 17:07
  • @Robert : Yes it is detected in device manager and working with Windows PC
    – M. A.
    Commented Feb 5 at 17:48
  • If you can use it in Windows then it is obvious that you can find it in device manager, what I was asking for is as what device type it is found. So what driver is used and what USB properties does the device has?
    – Robert
    Commented Feb 5 at 18:06


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