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#225802 6-Dec-2017 10:47
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Any progress on a Android TV App for Lightbox?

 

There is one in the play store but it seems to be a restricted beta version.

 

I'd be happy to test it on my Mi Box 4K and report back.





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  #1913835 6-Dec-2017 12:59
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Still awaiting it's availability here also. For our Shield TV.




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  #1913837 6-Dec-2017 13:10
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I'd love lightbox for Kodi. Couldn't find anything last time I looked.

 
 
 
 


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  #1914275 7-Dec-2017 08:12
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MikeAqua:

 

Any progress on a Android TV App for Lightbox?

 

There is one in the play store but it seems to be a restricted beta version.

 

I'd be happy to test it on my Mi Box 4K and report back.

 

 

What Mike said.

 

 

 

I have a MiBox as well so would be happy to test. Currently use the sideloaded phone app, but this requires a mouse.

 

 


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  #1914345 7-Dec-2017 08:38
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+1  I have Lightbox for free with my Spark internet subscription. I've never used it as its useless to me without an Android TV App. Shield TV here too.


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  #1914347 7-Dec-2017 08:38
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It must be device specific? I have a Sony TV which I understand is running a flavour of Android TV and I have the Lightbox App installed via Google Play Store and it works fine. Hopefully that would mean less work to do to make it available for other Android TV platforms.


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  #1914360 7-Dec-2017 09:00
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Coincidentally I googled  lightbox android tv apk yesterday and got an interesting result. I recommend doing the same.

 

 



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  #1914585 7-Dec-2017 13:37
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I downloaded an APK for Lightbox Android TV app v1.0.0. 

 

Installed, opened, logged in and set up MiBox as a device.  MiBox remote works, UI looks a bit tatty but I can navigate and select etc, so far so good.  But .... I can't play anything I just get a playback failed please try again message. 

 

So I turned on the storage permission for the app (the only permission option) and rebooted the MiBox.  Still no luck.

 

Turned the data saver mode on and tried again still no luck.

 

Something still isn't right.

 

 





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  #1914663 7-Dec-2017 15:10
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That's a pity, it's working well on my Shield TV. I suspect that is their internal test device. I was planning to install it on the mother in laws Mibox this weekend, but maybe not yet.


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  #1915143 8-Dec-2017 11:11
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Tried it last night on my FireTV and i'm very impressed - Great work @GeorgefromLightbox and the team

 

Remote works well and performance is snappy. Set my video quality to high and watched an episode of BSG. This was a good check of how their playback deals with a lot of grain and dark scenes and overall it was reasonably quality, with absolutely no skipping or buffering on ADSL2.

 

Feedback

 

  • Show browser isn't showing all of the Genres, you can only select Comedy
  • an every higher quality setting would be great to see - bitrate and resolution
  • A way to show the current resolution during playback as well as audio format
  • Can we get 5.1 Audio please???

Can't wait to see it officially released.





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  #1915283 8-Dec-2017 13:17
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Seems strange why the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.lightbox.androidtv) says it is incompatible with my device (Mi Box) when it is specifically an Android TV app version which is exactly what the Mi Box runs.

 

 

 

So what devices was it released (accept is a beta) to run on?


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  #1915362 8-Dec-2017 16:10
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I had to pull it off an APK mirror site.





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  #1920671 16-Dec-2017 21:24
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It appears there has been an update to version 1.0.1

 

 - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.lightbox.androidtv

 

 

 

Any chance of a link to the APK for testing - Nudge @GeorgefromLightbox





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  #1921479 18-Dec-2017 20:24
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Amen to this, happy to test as well. Running a mibox 4k. Currently running phone version side loaded.

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  #1921541 18-Dec-2017 22:12
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steve2222:

 

Seems strange why the Google Play Store (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.lightbox.androidtv) says it is incompatible with my device (Mi Box) when it is specifically an Android TV app version which is exactly what the Mi Box runs.

 

So what devices was it released (accept is a beta) to run on?

 

 

That's the version that is installed on my Sony A1 series Android TV. 


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  #1921576 19-Dec-2017 02:23
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Managed to install (sideload) onto my Mi Box. Working sweet as.  Even appears on the main apps menu - dont have to use a sideload launcher.


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