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Version 2.0 of Android TV/Fire TV app Released


ebr

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Version 2.0 of our popular Android TV and Fire TV apps are rolling out to stores now.  This version brings many internal improvements for playback and also supports the new features in the upcoming 4.6 release of the server.  Your device should update automatically when available.

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Improved Subtitle Support

These apps can now natively render most types of advanced subtitles (Dual Layer PGS/SSA etc.) with full formatting and multiple sub placements without requiring the server to transcode or burn in.

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With supported external subtitles you can also adjust the placement and time offset of the subtitle display.

Improved Playback

We've implemented several customizations to the Google player the app utilizes that provide us with even more direct play in more situations and also simplified some of the playback options to allow you to choose how your media plays.

Tags View

You can now see tags for movies and albums on their detail page and also view other items with the same tags by clicking on them.  Tags are also returned in search results.

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Artist Songs

Directly view and access songs right from an artist page.

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4.6 Server Support

Version 2.0 of these apps fully support some of the new features coming in the 4.6 server release like channel grouping, improved channel logos and an improved Continue Watching display.

 

Other Enhancements and Fixes

In addition to the above, many more improvements and small fixes have been made.  Including:

  • Fix play from grid when folder browsing music
  • Increase size of cast on OSD
  • Tweak default background
  • Update translations
  • Fix stream copy for interlaced content (requires server 4.6)
  • Increase playlist and album limits to 1500
  • No longer try to auto play from "Play Next" channel
  • Fix series date display in folders
  • Fix bad price display in purchase screen
  • Add send logs to video playback menu
  • Force player interface to LTR presentation
  • Group by tags in channel grid (requires server 4.6)
  • Implement filter by tags in TV guide (requires server 4.6)
  • Simplify filter selection (fewer clicks)
  • Fix shuffling video playlist
  • Implement playlist and collection tabs in library for 4.6 server
  • Remove collections from individual genre display
  • Align EQ animation with other apps
  • Improve list screen in Apple TV theme
  • Allow screen saver during pause (except for live TV)
  • Implement new search
  • Improve hi-res flac audio
  • Add a default poster size setting
  • Make library prefs a popup for better navigation (can back out)
  • Make library cog button a menu for app or library settings
  • Add "All Items" button to Collection screen
  • Add music videos to Artist view
  • Allow converting dts-hd and not plain dts
  • Indicate https in SFN when using SSL
  • Implement play options from music genre
  • Improve spinner layout
  • Adjust home screen layout settings for server 4.6
  • Fix DTS HD badge not always showing properly
  • Indicate in SFN when software audio decoding is occurring
  • Clarify display HDR support labels
  • RTL fixes
  • Fix play first unwatched on some series
  • Implement subtitle offset (external subs only)
  • Improve play next up button when no next up episode
  • Improve usability of DTS options
  • Simplify audio option
  • Fix crash on startup on non-standard boxes
  • Add new "Extra Info" option and reduce clutter by default
  • Like 8
  • Thanks 5

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rbjtech

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Has anyone in the UK using Amazon/FireTV managed to get the update yet ?

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raudraido

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I can say that I have latest version on AndroidTV but FireTV is still on 1.8.55a, in Estonia

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Bill LeDuc

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All those great changes, but still no way to add an item to a collection from the item detail page.

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Luke

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1 hour ago, Bill LeDuc said:

All those great changes, but still no way to add an item to a collection from the item detail page.

Hi, we'll get there. Thanks for the feedback.

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CBers

Posted (edited)

Simplify audio option

I think that statement should be expanded on, as the "Downmix To Stereo" option has been removed and replaced with a different option as well as the functionality of how unsupported audio is now handled.

It seems to be causing a few issues now that weren't there in the previous Stable release. 

Thanks. 

Edit: Looks like the "Downmix To Stereo" option has been added back in the latest beta (14).

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Teddyknuddel

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In Germany only 1.8.55 - when will it come?

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Luke

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10 hours ago, Teddyknuddel said:

In Germany only 1.8.55 - when will it come?

Hi, as soon as it gets published by the store. Sometimes it takes a little longer in some areas than others.

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Teddyknuddel

Posted (edited)

9 hours ago, Luke said:

Hi, as soon as it gets published by the store. Sometimes it takes a little longer in some areas than others.

What is the problem that this app is offered here for download and the user installs it himself?
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intranetsnob

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The audio which normally played now with the 20.0.09g does not output sound.

This has been reported as a common problem so please review and fix.

Thank you

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Luke

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9 hours ago, Teddyknuddel said:

What is the problem that this app is offered here for download and the user installs it himself?

Hi there, have you explored the download page of our website?

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Luke

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6 hours ago, intranetsnob said:

The audio which normally played now with the 20.0.09g does not output sound.

This has been reported as a common problem so please review and fix.

Thank you

Hi there, please open a topic in the community and describe your issue in detail. Thanks.

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Forid200

Posted (edited)

Still not available to download via the Amazon Store in the UK. This much delay seems a bit unusual, no? Has anyone actually been able to get the 2.0 update without sideloading the app? (On Fire TV) 

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PatrickDW83

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9 hours ago, Forid200 said:

Still not available to download via the Amazon Store in the UK. This much delay seems a bit unusual, no? Has anyone actually been able to get the 2.0 update without sideloading the app? (On Fire TV) 

Same here in the US. Still on 1.8.55a

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olli1806

Posted (edited)

there is no update amazone fire cube 

Fire TV Cube
AndroidTv 1.8.55a

LG

Olli

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Teddyknuddel

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So as I read this, has the release not been updated anywhere, or am I getting this wrong?
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olli1806

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no has not been updated

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Forid200

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1 hour ago, olli1806 said:

no has not been updated

I just gave up yesterday and manually side loaded it onto my fire TV. 

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DigitalMedia

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I side loaded as well waiting now for the 4.6 server release 😲 hurry hurry 🤠

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DigitalMedia

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After the 4.6 server are we able to have more background choices on the fire tv ? Currently I use the default background as I like it the best only the tv guide my logos were mostly black in color from emby's guide under zipcode 10012 so I couldn't see them. I manually replaced them with other colors so I can now see them but are we getting new theme background options in 4.6 ?

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rbjtech

Posted (edited)

2.0.09a finally available - in the UK anyway 👍

edit - Very nice update. 

Highlights for me are the fixed AAC (direct) and DTS (software decode) - now directplay on the Gen 2 FireTV. 

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LuisSab

Posted (edited)

Hi, good update but on my fire tv 4k it does not work, it does not play any video with the player itself, if it worked with VLC.    V 2.0.09a

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LuisSab

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Please nobody happens that the new version V 2.0.09a  not work on fire tv stick 4k

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ickam89@gmail.com

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Is it at all possible to add volume controls to the fire tv version of the app? My fire stick is plugged into a projector, which in turn is plugged into an external speaker. Volume on the projector is usually on level 1 already, but the volume level dial on the speaker is virtually inaccessible, so it would be useful to have that on the app itself

@ebr

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