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  #2143827 12-Dec-2018 09:00
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Managed to get the APK and decompiled it, I can confirm they are using existing streams, with no CDN. They seem to use the same API as Freeview Ondemand for logging in and getting the EPG

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  #2143842 12-Dec-2018 09:16
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Good work!

 

Don't suppose you could send me a copy of the APK for testing on my Sony Bravia?

 

Private message if needed?


 
 
 
 


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  #2143849 12-Dec-2018 09:28
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And maybe if you would be so kind could it be available to try on my shield ?





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  #2143868 12-Dec-2018 09:46
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Doesn't work on non DishTV devices sorry, I will try modify it so it can

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  #2143881 12-Dec-2018 09:55
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Does it do Dolby Digital Plus like the Chromecast?


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  #2143882 12-Dec-2018 09:55
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There is also a topic on reddit about sharing the freeview live apk

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidTV/comments/a4teby/request_nz_freeview_live_tv_apk_for_sideloading/

 

 

 

I have uploaded the apk on this thread, but not tested on other devices as of yet.

 

 

 

cheers.

 

steve.





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  #2143912 12-Dec-2018 10:20
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Well that proves its pretty much "hackish"

 

Channels have to provide their own stream independent of Freeview, no standards in resolution , bitrate, audio quality, or subtitles etc.

 

Rather than it being a "Freeview service"

 

So what happens when one of the broadcasters change their stream urls? as they tend to do. Byebye reception until the app is updated !


 
 
 
 


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  #2143983 12-Dec-2018 11:16
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confirmed all the urls are the same ones floating around for the past many months.

 

one even has the name M huisman on it!!

 

what a farce!!

 

 


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  #2143987 12-Dec-2018 11:21
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Apsattv:

 

confirmed all the urls are the same ones floating around for the past many months.

 

one even has the name M huisman on it!!

 

what a farce!!

 

 

 

 

Image from Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidTV/comments/a4teby/request_nz_freeview_live_tv_apk_for_sideloading/ebl9x0o/

 

 

Very janky, an outside contributor can essentially pull the plug or redirect some of the streams and cripple parts of the device. They're lucky that they didn't choose a dodgier stream source...


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  #2143989 12-Dec-2018 11:22
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Really??

 

I've got the APK, can you give me an "Idiot's guide" to locating these in the APK?


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  #2143991 12-Dec-2018 11:25
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RedactedRetracted: Managed to get the APK and decompiled it, I can confirm they are using existing streams, with no CDN. They seem to use the same API as Freeview Ondemand for logging in and getting the EPG

 

 

 

Would these be the same streams used for live kodi feeds?


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  #2143998 12-Dec-2018 11:34
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freitasm: The output in both is HDMI.

 

Does it have an Ethernet input??





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  #2143999 12-Dec-2018 11:35
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sailedpeep:

 

Apsattv:

 

confirmed all the urls are the same ones floating around for the past many months.

 

one even has the name M huisman on it!!

 

what a farce!!

 

 

 

 

Image from Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidTV/comments/a4teby/request_nz_freeview_live_tv_apk_for_sideloading/ebl9x0o/

 

 

Very janky, an outside contributor can essentially pull the plug or redirect some of the streams and cripple parts of the device. They're lucky that they didn't choose a dodgier stream source...

 

 

OK - so I defended the device and the use of the term 'Hackish'.

 

Hackish would now seem appropriate - Either that or someone left some sloppy code in the app. Programmers do like to take shortcuts sometimes and 'I will fix that later' doesnt always happen....





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  #2144000 12-Dec-2018 11:36
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urls above are raw stream urls usually they end in .m3u8

 

most player can handle them , such as vlc or any device that take raw url

 

They are often put into a .m3u playlist which is compatible with a lot of different devices and apps

 

p.s the one for Shine doesnt even work...!

 

http://www.apsattv.com/kiwitv2.m3u

 

is one such premade playlist

 

I wonder if they had to pay FREEVIEW for their device to be certified?

 

 

 

 


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  #2144010 12-Dec-2018 11:41
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sailedpeep:

 

Apsattv:

 

confirmed all the urls are the same ones floating around for the past many months.

 

one even has the name M huisman on it!!

 

what a farce!!

 

 

 

 

Image from Reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidTV/comments/a4teby/request_nz_freeview_live_tv_apk_for_sideloading/ebl9x0o/

 

 

Very janky, an outside contributor can essentially pull the plug or redirect some of the streams and cripple parts of the device. They're lucky that they didn't choose a dodgier stream source...

 

 

That answers my question. Darn, that will teach me to go for a day one release product.

 

 


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