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  • "Android TV" App Mods *Leanback and FireOS Remote friendly apps modified to work on regular android*

    As I'm sure most of you are aware, official Android TV apps are problematic. Some install, but don't work. Other's install, but refuse to display in TV mode. Amazon Fire TV apps aren't any better as they normally have Amazon App store dependencies.

    I've modified a few Android TV (leanback) apps and FireTV (fireos) apps to work with normal android devices. All apps posted below are remote friendly. Most apps have been pulled from my nVidia Shield Android TV (Official Android TV) or my Amazon Fire TV, however, some have been pulled from a Sony Android TV.

    I posted a quick tutorial showing how to modify Android TV and FireOS apps to work with regular Android. It's a WIP, but somewhat complete. Take a look here.
    All this made Possible by JJ-KwiK on the Wetek Forums



    Working:
    Clean Master (Amazon Fire TV version)
    Problem - Only released on the Fire TV / Fire TV Stick. Had an in app check to see if amazon services were installed. The app was patched to remove any amazon checks.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!74B02aLC!3qRYpa7zK...oEn8DpIpZsJV8E

    Crackle (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. The icon/app did not display in any regular launcher. The app only had leanback launcher intent. Modified to work with a regular launcher.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!C0Qw2RBB!7VrUVSkjV..._plnVOMFwkWAkc

    Equalizer Plus (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. The icon/app did not display in any regular launcher. The app only had leanback launcher intent. Modified to work with a regular launcher.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!H8xinTDa!I-NSJM2uo...IMdZddHfsUearg

    Flappy Birds Family (Amazon Fire TV version)
    Problem - Only released on the Fire TV / Fire TV Stick. Had an in app check to see if amazon services were installed. The app was patched to remove any amazon checks.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!mpYlkTYZ!IPpY-pH2c...ugkmdsWC5xv1f4

    Fox Sports Go (Amazon Fire TV version)
    Problem - Fire TV / Stick apps have in app checks for amazon dependencies/services. The app was patched to remove any amazon checks.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!akJVHL5D!IFwg7xTpT...kFAuahJfdUCg6Y

    Hulu (Amazon Fire TV version)
    Problem - None
    Status: Working
    Link: http://www.apkmirror.com/apk/hulu/hu...-apk-download/

    ITV Hub (Amazon Fire TV version)
    Problem - Only released on the Fire TV / Fire TV Stick. Had an in app check to see if amazon services were installed. The app was patched to remove any amazon dependencies.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!C0ZykJSb!IxOYC1w7C...4BJQLbZsTXkjWg

    Madefire (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. The icon/app did not display in any regular launcher. The app only had leanback launcher intent. Modified to work with a regular launcher.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!z5RXDJ4A!chVSKYuRV...yPFD5D2V9I7kTw

    Netflix (Android TV version) Wetek Core Only
    Problem - Non-android TV boxes are blacklisted.
    Prerequisites - Clear Netflix's data/cache. Uninstall all other versions of Netflix installed on your device.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link (Thanks @wrxtasy): 2.50 -https://mega.nz/#!k5MDlKRb!MrHtv_Vfk...VcdCQMzLPawDEU
    Link (Thanks @mattk926) 3.11 -https://mega.nz/#!P5wEwBSB!T1_V01g9R..._R3T_THmk2yxdA

    Opera Browser (Sony Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. There wasn't a regular app icon built into the app. This version has been modified to add a regular icon to the app and to modify the manifest to include regular launcher intent. The browser's homepage has also been changed from Sony.com to Google.com.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!Lp4RwarB!53GVkO1SG...CzKZGk_R9mH93A

    Rai.TV (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. There wasn't a regular app icon built into the app. This version has been modified to add a regular icon to the app and to modify the manifest to include regular launcher intent.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!u9QxQYqC!fsQEKR-Hx...LQy5ZiX4hIOEiU

    RTVE (Android TV version)
    Problem - None. Extracted from my nVidia Shield TV. Zero modifications were needed.
    Status: Working
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!GkIElZbJ!nM7E1eAyd...Qyyez5asXGBl94

    SnagFilms (Amazon Fire TV version)
    Problem - Only released on the Fire TV / Fire TV Stick. Had an in app check to see if amazon services were installed. The app was patched to remove any amazon dependencies.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!ytwUjS7K!4OhBPIVLd...HJyym0dHgzl1vs

    Spotify (Amazon Fire TV version)
    Problem - Only released on the Fire TV / Fire TV Stick. Had an in app check to see if amazon services were installed. The app was patched to remove any amazon checks. This apk was modified by utjduo.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!654EXDIa!2lol9PN-D...MBxmXRVqynMIzs

    SVT Play (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. There wasn't a regular app icon built into the app. This version has been modified to add a regular icon to the app and to modify the manifest to include regular launcher intent.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!j4wEEAQR!O6O-Ek59u...11llpr6TggsHFk

    Task Manager
    Problem - Aesthetic. Added a banner to the app.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!C8w1jbyC!JXaJcv5Rb...QlIBEo4aJSLxko

    TED (Android TV version)
    Problem - None. Extracted from my nVidia Shield TV. Zero modifications were needed.
    Status: Working
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!H9ZnDJIQ!dZ7V0epsZ...B4_1znFw7gml2o

    The Weather Network (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. There wasn't a regular app icon built into the app. This version has been modified to add a regular icon to the app and to modify the manifest to include regular launcher intent.
    Status: Working / Works perfectly fine, but crashes at uninstall.
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!G052GYSR!bfWutgsR8...Dg7Q26UgZ0BfBo

    TuneIn Radio (Android TV version)
    Problem - Both the standard version and the Android TV version of the app are stored within the app. The app detects the version of android being run, and launches the appropriate version. This version is modified to force launch the android tv version.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!qhgH0KYb!mlPxg_Gyt...J-v3UbvrUxl4Yc

    Twitch (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. The icon/app did not display in any regular launcher. The app only had leanback launcher intent. Modified to work with a regular launcher.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!XsQxiRTB!oJPo2fP5T...rK6RYC8nu3PqP4

    UFC (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. The icon/app did not display in any regular launcher. The app only had leanback launcher intent. Modified to work with a regular launcher. Removed the recomendation service that was spamming dropdown notifications.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!G8B02Zxb!fqr045mK2...PUqL1TcN6aKy_8

    WatchESPN (Android TV version)
    Problem - Could only be launched from settings. The icon/app did not display in any regular launcher. The app only had leanback launcher intent. Modified to work with a regular launcher.
    Status: Working / Fixed
    Link: https://mega.nz/#!GlAxxYyJ!NyxIss58A...U12jsTB_baxcDs

    Not working - Here are the TV/Remote friendly apps that I could not get to work:
    - All 4 (Fire TV - Black screen after the splash screen)
    - Amazon Instant Video (Android TV - Crashes at launch)
    - Any official Google Android TV App (Google TV/Movies, Google Music, Google App etc...)
    - BBC iPlayer (Android TV - Missing framework | Fire TV - Defaults to phone/Tablet version)
    - Demand 5 - (Fire TV - The app does not fit the screen and it will not play video)
    - Glitch TV (Fire TV - Only audio works when playing any video)
    - HBO Go / HBO Now (Android TV and Fire TV - The app works, but refuses to play video)
    - Plex (Android TV - Unable to force leanback mode) Work around FOUND HERE.
    - Plex Server (Android TV - Crashes)
    - Pluto TV (Android TV - Crashes at launch | Fire TV - Crashes at launch)

    Nvidia Sheild Tv
    ADT-1 Developer Kit
    Wetek Core
    Fire Tv2
    Beelink GT1
    Raspberry Pi2
    Odroid C2
    Nexbox A5

  • #2
    Thank you for this excellent initiative. A creative solution that puts remote-friendly versions of these major apps within reach of standard Android users.

    Do you by any chance have the Fire TV version of BBC Iplayer, and if so, could you please post that too? I realize it doesn't work on standard Android, but I'd love to use it on my USA Fire TV.

    Thank you again for these apps.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zahir View Post
      Thank you for this excellent initiative. A creative solution that puts remote-friendly versions of these major apps within reach of standard Android users.

      Do you by any chance have the Fire TV version of BBC Iplayer, and if so, could you please post that too? I realize it doesn't work on standard Android, but I'd love to use it on my USA Fire TV.

      Thank you again for these apps.
      - BBC iPlayer (Android TV - Missing framework | Fire TV - Defaults to phone/Tablet version)
      Nvidia Sheild Tv
      ADT-1 Developer Kit
      Wetek Core
      Fire Tv2
      Beelink GT1
      Raspberry Pi2
      Odroid C2
      Nexbox A5

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      • #4
        Great apps ...Has anyone managed to strip Nvidia Shield Tv Plex Server app to get it to work on other devices. Know it needs Android 6 but devices like Razer Forge just received Android 6 and have the muscle to run Plex Server for Nvidia Shield Tv Box

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        • #5
          What happens when the app updates?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by prahjister View Post
            What happens when the app updates?
            I would wait for the updated modded app before you update
            Nvidia Sheild Tv
            ADT-1 Developer Kit
            Wetek Core
            Fire Tv2
            Beelink GT1
            Raspberry Pi2
            Odroid C2
            Nexbox A5

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            • #7
              Hi
              so if i understand you
              If i have an android tv box (mxq) and i want to install on it
              An app from google play that is designed for android phones, in my case yesgo, then i have to go the other way?
              I need to add leanback??

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              • #8
                These app will work without leanback
                Nvidia Sheild Tv
                ADT-1 Developer Kit
                Wetek Core
                Fire Tv2
                Beelink GT1
                Raspberry Pi2
                Odroid C2
                Nexbox A5

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