Topcat wrote:Great tutorial and liking the the fact of full android is really good. I have a few questions.
1.some apps not keeping on bottom bar after restart, I guess its some permission error?
2. Using remote to access notification at top, by pushing up motion and not toggle to mouse.I guess I can change some how?
3. Can I remove system apps, like amazon music and prime as they are American versions?
4. Following tutorial, I am unable to get screen saver to activate?
5. Lastly do you know whether I can obtain shield versions of apk's as separate download, as I have some apps paid for through shield apps, and also some shield version work better when using remote.
I look forward future releases of this.
1) i don't understand what this means.
2) i use DroidMote to control my Shield TV. You can't use a complete Android firmware just with a basic hardware remote. With an hardware remote you can use only few Android TV apps or Kodi. With DroidMote instead i can use both, multi touch is not a problem.
3) Yes. Like on all Android firmwares. Deleting the apk from system folder or disabling it from settings.
4) Read second post. "How to restore Screensaver and Sleep time like in stock
5) Wich app ? Because apart free apps that you can find in apkmirror.com, many others apps are in Google Play and have double UI. The TV UI, if the app have it, can be opened from TV settings or create a shortcut with quickshortcatmaker app for example. Usually, Android TV specific apps are free with a subscription therefore you can obtain the apk.
7) Do not forget that If you like Android TV, you can install the stock firmware.
I think that could be more useful create a list of the hundreds things that you can do with full Android and not with Android TV.
Mainly Android TV is an evolved media player while full Android is a real, full functional OS. On a full OS, you can have also apps made for TV.
For example you can install Kodi and replace the bad Android TV home if you need only a media player.
The commercial model of Android TV do not have future. You can't subscribe for hundreds services and have hundreds apps that offer only different content with similar interface because at the end you will return in the old story of cable companies. Maybe you will pay also more.