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  #2144013 12-Dec-2018 11:44
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robjg63:

 

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....

 

 

The stream links shouldn't really even be in the code at all, it would've been fairly easy to just fetch a playlist of stream links off a server when the app starts. Because as of right now, since the stream links are hardcoded into the app, they would need to send out an app update to resolve the current issue -- if a stream link happened to change or go down, then users would have to wait for an app update from the Play Store which would contain new links.

 

It's a clunky system at best, (edit) even if the links are legit


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  #2144042 12-Dec-2018 12:28
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The stream links shouldn't really even be in the code at all, it would've been fairly easy to just fetch a playlist of stream links off a server when the app starts. Because as of right now, since the stream links are hardcoded into the app, they would need to send out an app update to resolve the current issue -- if a stream link happened to change or go down, then users would have to wait for an app update from the Play Store which would contain new links.

 

It's a clunky system at best.

 

 

 

 

"Made in New Zealand"

 

 

 

;)

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  #2144048 12-Dec-2018 12:32
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The stream links having references to a third party address is a security risk at best.




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  #2144097 12-Dec-2018 13:44
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App / APK has been recompliled without device restriction.

Visit reddit post earlier in this thread to download.

Look for modified apk link.

Cheers.





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  #2144135 12-Dec-2018 13:55
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A quick test using the Amazon app tester https://developer.amazon.com/app-testing-service indicates that maybe this would work on an Amazon Fire TV...

 

Hmmm - I've got one of them.... I wonder....





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  #2144389 12-Dec-2018 16:46
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For the record the modified apk wont install on a gen 1 Amazon Fire TV.

 

It errors with "Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK]"

 

Looking around it seems maybe this means it is compiled for a later version of android - The Gen 1 Fire TV uses FireOS 5.2.6.7 - which appears to be Lollipop 5.1.1

 

I think the version of Android is too old.

 

The latest devices run Android 7.1 so maybe they would be ok.

 

Guess it didnt cost anything to try...





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  #2144407 12-Dec-2018 17:31
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Works a treat on the Shield. Yay!

 
 
 
 


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  #2144497 12-Dec-2018 20:13
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Thank you to whoever adjusted the apk!

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  #2144548 12-Dec-2018 23:52
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$10 on Alibaba 

 

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Himedia-S1-2018-New-The-Smallest_60790874275.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.normalList.100.34703a85Y0nG8A


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  #2144609 13-Dec-2018 08:13
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I think the app is terrible and clunky. Matt huisman other setup is soo much better, it Intergrates with the streaming channels on the Sony bravia, currently only Google play movies trailers is on the app, you use an app called tvirl to connect to streaming channels app then u use matthuissman android TV settings from his website, and it's like mint.

On generic android TV stb this app is called live TV.

All buttons work, channel up/down, numbers, the TV button to take you back to TV if in a app like YouTube or whatever,

Guide works

And discover works a treat to.

Give it a go.




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  #2144632 13-Dec-2018 09:04
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macuser:

 

$10 on Alibaba 

 

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/Himedia-S1-2018-New-The-Smallest_60790874275.html?spm=a2700.galleryofferlist.normalList.100.34703a85Y0nG8A

 

 

Haaaah, not surprised at all. But they do need to make up for there marketing, app development etc costs.. But you would have thought they could have at least gone for the 2GB model, guess they're saving that for v2 of the product.

 

 

 

And to be fair, it's not like anyone else has made an as easy to use plug and play NZ tv streaming box. As much as I think it's it's a piece of rubbish for what you pay, I do see the value for other non-technical people (or people who don't want to mess around with adding urls and stuff).


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  #2144636 13-Dec-2018 09:13
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Matt Huisman should start bulk ordering these and preconfiguring them with TVIRL and the normal android Live TV app.

 

I'd be tempted to bring them in and set them up, but Matt's done all that work. I'm sure they'd sell for $50 a pop.


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  #2144647 13-Dec-2018 09:21
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That $10 price seems hard to get. When I try to order it wants a minimum of 5000 units, at $50 each (assuming USD)


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  #2144648 13-Dec-2018 09:26
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blingjug:

 

That $10 price seems hard to get. When I try to order it wants a minimum of 5000 units, at $50 each (assuming USD)

 

 

You can sometimes get smaller bulk orders if you chat with them.


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  #2144759 13-Dec-2018 12:35
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sailedpeep:

 

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...

 

 

One would assume that DishTV would be liable under the CGA to maintain the stream sources.


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