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ATV vs Android

Unread post by mad_ady » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:20 am

I'm mostly a noob when it comes to android, so I'd like to ask - apart from a different launcher, what is the difference between ATV and regular Android? Can I run non-ATV background apks like Tasker, Linux Deploy or Dweet and have them always on? Some of them (e.g. Linux Deploy) don't appear in the play store.

Would I get the same ATV experience with regular android and some launcher? If yes, which launcher is recommended?

My end goal is having Android ui with linux server capabilities so that I can run services and scripts in the background and maybe use the gpio pins for sensors (temperature/motion).

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Unread post by memeka » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:35 am

There are different apps in the play store, because of ATV filtering, but you can always sideload. The launcher is the biggest difference, although you can use the normal launcher on ATV. You can run your scripts etc if you configure them to auto launch.
The other big difference is the tv input framework - you have a nice Channels app that integrates channels either from USB tuner, or from other apps (like tvheadend client, iptv client etc) so you have 1 app to access content from multiple apps.
I had atv running with a Linux rootfs and Linux daemons, so you can run whatever you want :)
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Unread post by memeka » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:35 am

There are different apps in the play store, because of ATV filtering, but you can always sideload. The launcher is the biggest difference, although you can use the normal launcher on ATV. You can run your scripts etc if you configure them to auto launch.
The other big difference is the tv input framework - you have a nice Channels app that integrates channels either from USB tuner, or from other apps (like tvheadend client, iptv client etc) so you have 1 app to access content from multiple apps.
I had atv running with a Linux rootfs and Linux daemons, so you can run whatever you want :)

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Unread post by voodik » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:48 am

Atv does not have Statusbar, so apps depending statusbar notifications etc mostly crash on ATV.
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Re: ATV vs Android

Unread post by mad_ady » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:37 pm

@voodik so, persistent apps use different ways to stay persistent?

@memeka can you recommend any app/technique to start your linux environment on boot and keep it persistent?

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Unread post by rooted » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:46 pm

mad_ady wrote:@voodik so, persistent apps use different ways to stay persistent?

@memeka can you recommend any app/technique to start your linux environment on boot and keep it persistent?
While I haven't tested it on ATV I've used this quite a bit on standard Android.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... inuxdeploy
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Re: ATV vs Android

Unread post by memeka » Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:47 am

I think I used rc.local or something similar
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