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Edit build.prop to download unsupported TV apps on a non-TV device

I am trying to turn an old Samsung Galaxy S8 into a TV box. I want TV apps to be available in Google Play (like YouTube TV), but they are still showing as unsupported even after changing build.prop. I ...
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Configure Setup Wizard to not install Google TV Launcher

I'm configuring Android TV 11 for a tv box. There I use the standard setup wizard (com.google.android.tungsten.setupwraith, the recent version) and "Android TV Home launcher". The setup ...
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How can I update my TV that is running android OS 4.2.1

I have a TV from the brand "Haam". It's supposed to be smart, but recently I couldn't use any app. Nothing works on it. I can only watch regular channels from satellite. I want to update the ...
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What is the technology called "Streaming channels" on Android TV

I have a Sony Android TV (Android 7) which have several categories of channels: TV channels, input channels (HDMI etc) and streaming channels. By default there is only Google Play Movies channel in ...
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How to install Android apps in television set-top boxes

I am running a set-top box from a provider called Sky, and, this, is in turn connected to an Android television. I can chromecast YouTube videos from my Android smartphone to the Android television (...
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How to connect PC to Android TV box with USB-A port?

Against my strong objections, my better half purchased an Android TV box from China - and I could not be more dubious of it. I am wanting to connect to it via ADB to sniff around the filesystem ...
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Infrared touch frame with Android TV not working! android.hardware.touchscreen?

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 ...
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Is there a way to get more volume levels on Android TV?

I have an Android TV box, but the issue is that the volume level ranges from 0 to 10 at maximum, which is not precise at all. For example, when I'm at 1, the sound is loud, so I want to lower it, but ...
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Home app: cast my screen without all the confirmation steps

I find the Home app the simplest and hassle-free way to mirror phone screen to a videoprojector or tv running Android tv, and the screen-mirroring the simplest way when casting video from a phone (...
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Android Television: WOL (Wake On LAN) for accessibility

Suppose a disabled user with paralyzed arms is sitting at a wheelchair and utilizing and navigating their phone via voice access or camera switches. Suppose, now, that the TV is off, that the ...
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Android TV 11 change mouse cursor size

Hi am using Android TV for TCL brand. The Android TV OS version is 11. TV+ OS version: v5.2.0 The mouse cursor size is too large. Can anyone tell me how to reduce its size. I dont see the option in ...
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Android TV switches to Android home screen 10 seconds after turning on

I have a TCL TV. About 2 weeks ago, 10 seconds after turning the TV on, the TV automatically switches to the Android home screen. How do I prevent this?
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Can I USB tether from my Android phone to an Android TV streaming device?

Is there any way to USB tether to/from my phone to my Android-TV box/stick/dongle without relying on WiFi?
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How to bring up an alarm on top of television

I was wondering whether it is possible to install an app that brings an alarm into the foreground while the television is playing on Android TVs. I ask, because, this morning, the television, and ...
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Android on TV vs Chromecast built-in (official Android TV)

Recently, I have seen TVs announced as official Android TV (Android 11) with Chromecast built-in. But these TVs are hardly usable without setting up a Google account. However, I am aware of TVs with ...
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I can't find what file systems for a USB stick my Android TV supports, wondering how to discover that

I just bought a new Smart TV, FOX 32AOS430E, to be precise and had some issues with it the other night with my USB drive. I needed to put a large movie on the USB drive, over 4 GB, so I formatted it ...
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Ultrawide monitor support (2560x1080) on AndroidTV 13.0?

I have a chinese AndroidTV box, with Android 13. Resolution in the settings are standard - 1920x1080, 4K etc. No ultrawide. I have tried changing through adb wm size, but it chooses the closest ...
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Display message on Android TV sent over network

I have several Android TV boxes driving TVs in my house. I switched them over from Kodi. I used to send a message to Kodi (using Netcat) from a Linux box that runs a phone system. When a call ...
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App acting differently on 2 different devices

I have a streaming app which has an internal player (not great) but it also allows us to use MX Player. The app is installed on my Android TV and also my Nvidia shield. On the android TV, if I chose ...
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Connect a microphone to a smart TV for karaoke purposes [closed]

I recently bought a Smart TV (Philips 65OLED707/12) and I was wondering if I could connect one (or preferably two) microphones to it, to sing Karaoke with my family and friends. I want to be able to ...
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Use Voice Remote for Google TV with Android TV

I paired the Voice Remote for Google TV with an Android TV succesfully, and all functions work. Except for powering on the TV when it is off. This makes sense because I suspect that the Bluetooth chip ...
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I saw "StarHub Hybrid ..." media notification on my Android phone

I saw a notification on my phone with media buttons (pause, forward, backward, etc...) that said "StarHub Hybrid ..." and some other stuff. I accidentally swiped the notification away ...
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Take/Submit Bug Report on Android TV

I can't find option in developer settings to take/submit a bug report on android TV. Is this option not available for android TV or maybe hidden somewhere?
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What makes Android running on a TV resilient to abrupt power off events?

What makes the Android running on a TV aka Smart TV resilient towards abrupt power off/outage events? By abrupt power off I mean manually turning off the electrical switch to which the power cord of ...
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Shut down Android TV

I have a Philips 58PUS8505/62 4K LED Android TV. Normally, I want to power off the TV by switching off the power outlet the TV is connected. However, the TV or its remote does not provide a menu or ...
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How to play remote mp4 file through HTTP on Android TV

This is something that I've been able to do easily on a PC or an Android smartphone, but there seems to be something in Android TV (at least in version 9) that prevents it. I have video files in a ...
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How to restart an app on a Philips Android TV?

It happens every now and then that an app crashes on my Philips 65PUS9006 Android TV. The problem is that I haven't found a way to restart the app from the Philips TV Remote. Is there a way to ...
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Offset screen to non-broken area

My android tv is broken and about half the display is invisible. I followed this answer and tried to offset the display using adb shell wm overscan 960,540,0,0 This is supposed to move display to ...
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Disable Kodi's mini-player. Force Kodi to stop playback when you press "Exit"

tl;dr How to prevent Kodi from continuing playback when you press Exit button on remote controller? When you're playing a video file in any Android TV player that I have tested so far (about dozens) ...
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How can I reset the WindowManager resolution and DPI settings in the Google TV user selection screen?

I was experimenting with the wm size and wm density commands, and now the Google TV user selection screen does not let me pick a user, telling me that 1920x1080 is not a supported resolution when I do ...
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Can't see soundbar volume level on my TV

I have a Sony HT-S20R sound system. It's connected to my TV using HDMI ARC. My TV is the latest (QLED with support for HDMI ARC and Google TV as OS). But when I increase the volume using the TV remote,...
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Can't connect the laptop to TV using wireless display (Chromecast works fine though)

I got a new TV with Google TV and Android 11. I am able to cast tabs in Chrome to it from my PC. But when I try to connect to the TV using the wireless display feature , it doesn't show anything. ...
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VLC for Android TV keeps freezing with 4K videos

My VLC (version 3.5.1) for Android TV (Sony tv with Android TV OS 10) keeps freezing after 10-15 min of 4K video from lan computer over wifi. I have no trouble with 1080p videos. I tried a bunch of ...
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Using Android TV v10 with external keyboard - Logitech Touch K400 Plus

I'm really puzzled over the fact that my logitech keyboard mentioned above can switch between English and my native language using simple alt key stroke when using this keyboard directly with Samsung'...
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Android TV/box, wrong date time, and no internet access

I have a few Android TVs and Android TV boxes around the house, and one common nuisance is: that if the time and/or date are incorrect, then the internet for those devices won't work. Also through the ...
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Locating the initramfs partition on Android 4.4

I would like to modify the init.*.rc files on an Android 4.4 TV box (rooted). I saw many tutorials saying that i should dump the boot partition, unpack+edit file+repack and reflash it back. I looked ...
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How to connect keyboard and mouse on AndroidTV so that it works with Cast (Screen Mirroring) on my phone

Recently, I have been looking for ways to cast my phone screen to AndroidTV. I found a way with Android's built-in thing for screen casting and all worked well. Now, since I'm not a fan of the idea of ...
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Why have all Android TV remote apps stopped working?

As on date, nothing on play store can detect my Kogan TV running stock Android TV 9. The Google TV app is supposed to have a remote now, but it isn't shown for me. The system Android TV remote service ...
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Taking screenshot inside Android TV apps or while watching TV channels

I can take screenshots of the screen of my Android TV (Philips device, Android 9) with an external keyboard using the PrintScreen key, and also with a button remapping app. It works just like on an ...
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Enable ScreenCast from ADB - TV

I would need to be able to remotely control and monitor a TV running Android 9.0. In order to do so, I have been using WebKey without major issues... One problem is happening with one TV model is that ...
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Using a Partitioned drive on an Android TV

I've got a partitioned drive - A USB drive, where i've got 2 of the partitions formatted ext3, one of the partitions as a FAT32, and the last one as FAT12. I wanted to access the FAT32 partition using ...
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How can I write in a HDD on windows that I can read later on a Nokia Streaming Box 8000 (android TV)

I just bought a Nokia Android TV with a super nice USB A 3.0 port (that was the main reason to choose it) where I want to plug my external 2.5' 2TB hdd with all my movies and music and such. BUT, when ...
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My mouse’s right click act as back button in my Android TV browser. How do I disable it?

A USB mouse plugged into my Android Tv, and when I browse my website and right click on my mouse by default it work as a back button and website goes to previous page. I want to remove this ...
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Transfer recording from Virgin TIVO box to HUMAX Aura Android TV 4K Freeview Recorder

We are replacing Virgin Media with a basic Internet connection and a Humax Aura Android TV 4K Freeview Play Recorder. How can we transfer the recordings we have saved on our Virgin box?
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screen mirroring from android tv box to smartphone

I want the opposite of screen mirroring, from android tv box to smartphone. Reason I want remote control apps on android tv box with smartphone but avoid over the air streaming. The android tv box is ...
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Update/change Sony TV KD-55XE7005 to Android TV possible?

I have a Sony TV KD-55XE7005 with the Firmware v8.905-1000. I do not exactly know what Firmware/OS it is (some SONY proprietary), but it is NOT Android TV. Other newer SONY TVs come with Android TV. ...
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Boost sound volume on my MXQ Android box where Audio Boost apps don't work

This is MXQ Pro 4k box on Amlogic S905 chip. It is embarrassingly quiet when playing through the AV jack with some good active speakers attached. My Ubuntu laptop is able to play loud on those ...
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How to fix an incorrect resolution setting without ADB

I'm running Android TV on Lineage OS, on a Raspberry Pi 4. After changing the resolution setting, the connected display (a TV) no longer displays anything but the message "Video Format not ...
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Default launcher on Android TV via ADB problem

After setting the new GoogleTV Launcher as default via ADB (using the command adb shell cmd package set-home-activity "com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherx") on my Android TV Box, checking ...
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No Zoom and Google Meet on Android 7/8 TV

I have Sony TV X82E 2017 model. Today MiTV Webcam got launched. It says in the specs that the webcam supports Android 8 and above which I think my TV has. But when I tried to install Google Meet and ...
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