Samsung, LG, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV Applications Installation for testing

Samsung, LG, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV Applications Installation for testing

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Samsung Tizen:

 Activate developer mode

  • Go to Apps Screen
  • Click 12345 from remote
  • A popup asking for IP will  open up
  • Activate the developer switch on the pop-up
  • You will be asked to reboot TV by holding the Power button for 2 secs
  • After reboot, Developer mode will appear on the TV screen in red

Install the application

  • Format USB drive in Fat32 format
  • Copy the 2 files inside userwidget directory which you need to create in the root of your USB drive
  • Insert the USB drive into your TV’s USB slot
  • Reboot TV, press power button for 5 sec
  • The application will appear on the My Apps screen among other apps

LG Webos:

***Installation on LG is only available via Terminal.

Activate developer mode

To use the Developer Mode app, you must be a member of the LG Developer site. If you are not a member of the site, follow the below steps to create an account on the LG Account. 

  • Go to the SIGN IN
  • Select the CREATE ACCOUNT tab. The Select Country pop-up will appear
  • Select our country from the drop-down menu and click CONFIRM
  • Read through and accept LG Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy on the Accept Terms & Conditions screen
  • Click AGREE to create your new LG Account
  • Enter your email address as User ID, password, and date of birth.
  • Select whether to subscribe to the LG mailing list, then click CONFIRM
  • LG will send you a verification email to your address. Click CONFIRM in the verification email to complete verification
  • Once the Account Created screen appears, go to the SIGN IN again
  • Sign in to LG Developer using your new LG Account credentials
  • From the My Account screen, enter additional information required and click SAVE
  • Turn on your webOS TV and check if your webOS TV is connected to network
  • Sign in with your LG Developer site account
  • Go to the LG Content Store
  • Search for “Developer Mode
  • Select the Developer Mode app and click the Install button
  • Run the Developer Mode app from the webOS TV app launcher
  • Enter your email-based ID and password of the LG Developer site
  • You will get a 2-stage authentication process - an email will be sent to your account from LG asking you to confirm the sign-in
  • Once confirmed, go back to the Developer Mode app and re-sign in. It may ask you to reboot the TV
  • Click the Dev Mode Status button to enable the Developer Mode. The TV will reboot

Install the application

  • npm install -g @webosose/ares-cli
  • ares-setup-device
  • select add
  • select add
  • Click the Key Server button in the Developer Mode app.
  • Click the Key Server button in the Developer Mode app
  • ares-novacom --device tv2 --getkey
  • A command prompt appears to enter the Passphrase. Enter the exact characters (case sensitive) as displayed on your TV screen.
  • ares-install --device tv2 --list
  • ares-install --device tv2 /Users/sven/Downloads/com.yourapp1.0.2_all.ipk
  • ares-inspect --device tv2 --app com.yourapp.name --open

Android TV:

  • Change the settings in your Android TV to “install Apps from unknown sources”. This switch can be found under:  settings >> security settings
  • Download the apk file to the USB drive
  • Connect the drive to the USB port of the TV
  • Open a file browser (FX File Explorer or similar) on the Android TV and navigate to the USB drive
  • Install the APK file
  • Confirm the installation in the popup
  • You can now access the application via the app drawer

Amazon FireTV:

Activate developer mode

  • From the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick’s home screen, scroll to “Settings”
  • Next, scroll to the right and select “My Fire TV”
  • Next, scroll down and select “Developer options”.
  • Then select “Apps from Unknown Sources” to turn the option to “ON”
  • Lastly, select “Turn On” from the popup message that appears

Install the application

  • Download the apk file to the USB drive
  • Connect the drive to the USB port of the TV
  • Open a file browser (FX File Explorer or similar) on the Fire TV and navigate to the USB drive
  • Install the APK file
  • Confirm the installation in the popup.
  • You can now access the application via the app drawer
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