Serenity for Android is an application I started about 5 years ago, when Google TV was all the rage. It was developed due to the horrible state of TV applications, particularly for Plex at the time (the server I was using). It also was a way for me to learn how to develop Android applications. I was contacted several years ago about adding Emby support, and have finally gotten around to it. Mainly because I'm migrating off my Plex server over to Emby, so any development I do going forward for Serenity will be Emby first focused.
Serenity's goal is not to do everything that the official Emby app does. It'll focus on my primary use case which is Movies and TV Series watching and viewing. With that said, I'm open to other features people may want.
The application is open source, and all milestone releases will be freely downloadable from the GitHub site. Also, if you are interested in testing Beta builds of the app, you can do so through the Google Play store after this weekend, but the app is sold for $1.99 on the store just to help support my development costs. If you don't want to pay, then you can always download the APK for free, and sideload it onto your device.
Serenity is focused only on TV applications, and should work on Amazon Fire TVs as well. I personally have both Android TV boxes and Fire TV Sticks that I use at home, so the app will be tested on both platforms.
Features that are supported Currently:
1. Multiple user login (accounts need to be unsecured (i.e. no password))
2. Direct Stream and Transcoding playback based on supported codecs on the device.
3. Playback state and updates.
4. Browsing of Movies and TV Shows by Categories/Genres.
5. Use of Internal or External players.
6. Ability to use either Plex or Emby as your server.
7. Movie search
Items coming in the future:
1. Video Playback Queue
2. Toggle Watch/Unwatch status
3. User Authentication with password/pins
4. Channels for Android TV by User.
The project is open source, so if you want to provide a feature or additional functionality, pull requests are welcome. If you want to build the app, check out the develop code, and try it on your device.
Project Site and Source: https://github.com/N...erenity-android