Is Synthesia avaliable on Android TV?

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olkhov
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Post by olkhov » 01-03-19 12:46 pm

I do not have any Android TV box to check that - curious if Synthesia is available on Android TV?
As far as I can see not every Android app is per se available on Android TV: https://developer.android.com/distribut ... tribute-tv

Nicholas
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Post by Nicholas » 01-15-19 3:07 pm

I suppose if you connected a mouse, it wouldn't be so bad. Otherwise there isn't any support in the app for navigating things with a remote or game controller. We'd need to update the UI pretty substantially to make it really feel like a proper experience in a set-top box environment.

olkhov
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Post by olkhov » 07-14-19 4:39 am

I have tried the Android TV box shown in the attached picture - not expensive, no limitations on the Play Store, works fine with Synthesia, comes very complete - all you need to add are all the cables and a wireless keyboard with a touchpad or trackball.

A powerful box on its own, besides Synthesia - very handy for YouTube and casual browsing.
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Nicholas
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Post by Nicholas » 07-14-19 4:42 am

Thanks for the follow-up. That's good to hear it seems to work. :)

olkhov
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Post by olkhov » 07-14-19 5:03 am

If you need more info - please feel free. I am quite happy with ROI so to say :D

The only inconvenience I had was that the monitor I used did not have a HDMI input (only DVI - no audio via HDMI thus). I had to use the box's AV composite output (to gilded connector in the attached picture) to extract audio, and it's still not quite satisfactory - a bit quiet. But this is exactly the same if you use Raspberry Pi with a monitor with no HDMI.

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