Hello, I try to build an app for Android TV but I face different issues.
I want to play a video (from a link, not from local storage) but it doesn’t work.
I tried different way:
<ion-button href="https://xxxx.com/images/5/Lm6X1PK10ue1.mp4">Open Video</ion-button>
with this I get the error “You don’t have an app that can do that”
<video width="320" height="240" controls>
<source src="https://xxxx.com/images/5/Lm6X1PK10ue1.mp4" type="video/mp4">
and here, it works on the virtual machine but on the tv, I only get a empty square.
but both way works on a smartphone.
Other issue, I also can’t open a link (https://…). I also get the error “You don’t have an app that can do that”
You try to play a video inside your TV’s browser? Provide more information about which TV and browser you use.
As far as I know, TV browsers does not have flash player, that’s why videos in browsers can’t be played. There is no solution for this. But check your TV and browser.
I need to play a video from an URL. I don’t mind if it plays in a browser or with something else. The question is more: how to play a video with ionic/vue on Android TV ?
I tried with the last google tv chromecast
You can’t just play a video in the browser on your TV using the
<video> tag. First you need to install some video player on your TV, for example VLC for Android TV. Then I recommend using GitHub - jepiqueau/capacitor-video-player: Capacitor Video Player Plugin
Thanks! I expected that Android TV can play natively any videos…
But now I face another problem: I’d like to add in my app a link to an app to the playstore (to VLC for example to tell my customers to install it to use my app).
I tried these 2 codes but it doesn’t work :
<ion-button href="market://launch?id=xxx"> Playstore </ion-button>
<ion-button href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=xxx"> Playstore 2 </ion-button>
I guess it’s because there is no browser on the tv but then how to generate a link to the playstore when there is no browser ?