Faithlife TV app for Android TV

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Kevin A. Purcell | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 17 2017 6:17 AM

I tried to install Faithlife TV app on my Android TV, specifically the NVIDIA Shield TV. Nada.

There is a FTV app on Android phones, but not on the TV box. Just asking if this is an oversight or is there a plan to change add it?

Hope so.

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Dave Dunkin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 17 2017 8:44 AM

Support for Android TV and Fire TV are on the roadmap, but we've had a couple setbacks in that development. In the meantime, we do support Chromecast from our Android mobile app, and you can cast from that to the NVIDIA Shield.

Dave

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Jeff Huff (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 14 2017 10:43 AM

Kevin,

We have a beta version of Faithlife TV in the Google Play Store that supports Android TV UI.  I don't have a NVIDIA Shield TV to test with, but it does work in a Android TV emulator and on Amazon Fire TV.

I am not sure how to tell you how to find the app in the NVIDIA App Store, but this is the Google Play test URL:

Version 1.2.1
https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.faithlife.tvapp.android

Jeff

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 14 2017 2:35 PM

How do I get it on my fire TV box?

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Jeff Huff (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 14 2017 4:35 PM

See this Faithlife TV group post:

https://faithlife.com/posts/982366

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 22 2017 4:26 PM

So far so good on my Amazon fire box though I have odd stuttering issues with my mobile Ed videos that don't happen on my Roku or Apple TV

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Dan | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 22 2017 7:04 PM

I installed the Android TV app on both a Nexus Player (wi-fi) and an NVIDIA SHIELD (ethernet). A couple of observations:

  • At the top level, it appears that the Back button is disabled, so you can't use the Back button to return to the home screen like other apps.
  • For series, like Mobile Ed courses, it would be nice if there was some kind of indicator to show progress.
  • Every once in a while, the video pauses

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Lasda | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 20 2018 12:45 PM

I have Faithlife TV working on Nvidia Shield just fine and parts are working on a Sony Android TV. 

For example, Luther works fine on both setups, but when I try to watch one of the educational training videos about archaeology, it runs for about 30 seconds, the video goes black and the sound keeps going.  Stop and start it and you will get another 30 seconds or so of video before it goes black again...

Thoughts?

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Dave Dunkin (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 20 2018 1:02 PM

Can you give us a specific example of a video that doesn't work on the Shield? The exact title would help. Thanks!

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Lasda | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 20 2018 2:01 PM

AR101 Archaeology in Action works fine on the Shield -- it is the Sony Android TV that is having the black out problem.

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Jeff Huff (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 20 2018 6:48 PM

I am seeing possibly a few of the episodes in AR101 might have have problems with some of the video stream bitrates, but not all.

Studying Texts vs. Studying Material Culture

Importance of Determining Location within a Tel

Excavating Pottery

Tel Burna: Background

Just to clarify, does the same (not one of the above) episode play on both devices?  Do any videos play on the Sony besides the ones part of AR101?

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Lasda | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 20 2018 6:59 PM

To clarify:

  1. Watching AR101 on the Sony goes black after a few seconds but the voice continues.
  2. Switch over to the Shield and it continues where I stopped the Sony and plays without problems.
  3. Go back to the Sony and it picks up where the Shield stopped and goes black after a few seconds.
  4. The movie Luther works on both the Shield and Sony with no problems.

Dan

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Adam Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jul 1 2018 12:04 PM

I have the stuttering issue with Mobile Ed as well.  It's rather frustrating.

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