Raspberry pi Android TV
Raspbarry android tv

Name: Raspberry pi Android TV

Description: Android TV for Raspberry pi is the type of Android operating system designed for digital media players, set boxes, TV from Google. It is created for smart TV's and set boxes. In Raspberry pi, there is basic installed software for media that is Kodi. But the Kodi is not providing enough features. So, download and install the Android Tv on your Raspberry pi, then you will be able to enjoy many features. Android TV is a popular streaming app. This will make your Raspberry pi a media center. Which means that this is better than Kodi and YouTube.

Operating System: Android

Application Category: Utility

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Summary

Android TV is a version of the Android operating system designed for digital media players, set-top boxes, soundbars, and TVs and developed by Google. Serving as a replacement for Google TV, it features a user interface designed around content discovery and voice search, surfacing content aggregated from various media apps and services, and integration with other recent Google technologies such as Assistant, Cast, and Knowledge Graph.

Requirements for Android TV:

To get the Android TV on Raspberry pi, you need the following things which are as follows.

  • Raspberry pi board.
  • 5V/12 A PSU.microSD card.
  • Extraction software.
  • Image mounting software.
  • Android TV.
  • Keyboard or mouse.
  • USB drive.
  • HDMI cable.

Software Required:

  1. Android Image
  2. Gapps
  3. Etcher

How to Download and install the Android TV on Raspberry pi:

To get the Android TV on raspberry pi you need to follow the given steps. And there are more apps for Raspberry.

Downloading the Software:

  1. First of all, you need to download the Lineage OS 15.2 (android image 8.1) from the link https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=1395089523397922440
  2. Now, download the Gapps from the link https://opengapps.org/
  3. On Gapps, select the required platform (ARM), Android (8.1) and Variant (TV stock).
  4. Now, download the Etcher on your device from the link https://www.balena.io/etcher/

Installing the Software:

To install the apps, you need to move these apps to the external storage and follow the steps given below

  • For installation, insert your Raspberry Pi’s SD card in your PC card reader 
  • Search for the unzipped file. Select the unzipped file and select drive for the SD card.  
  • Now, click on Flash to begin writing on the Android disk image.
  • You need to wait for writing when it’s finished the Etcher will inform you.
  • On it is first running, it will take some time.
  • Now connect your Android TV to the internet by using a mouse or keyboard.
  • Now configure the LineageOS, set country, time, and date.

Now Install the Google Apps:

Google Apps

The android is now installed on your Raspberry pi but there is no Google app.

  • Move the Gapps to your Raspberry pi that you download earlier.
  • Now open the Lineages, move to the app drawer than go to the Setting>System>About Tablet.
  • Now configure the LineageOS, set country, time, and date.
  • Scroll down to the Build number and click it several times and open the Developer option.
  • Now go to the setting>developer option.
  • Reboot your system.

Reboot the system:

  • Now go to the local terminal and enable the app.
  • Now enter the command su.
  • A privacy wizard will open and click on the Remember my choice (This will ask you for permission in future).
  • Now enter the command rpi3-recovery.sh
  • Now enter the command reboot.
  • This will reboot the TWRP. 
  • Select install, then select the Storage option to choose the USB drive.

Install the Gapps:

  • Now select the Gapps, then install the zip file.
  • Now install after reboot.
  • Now click on Confirm

Configure the interface:

  • When you install the software, you look that the interface of Lineage is like the android, not the android TV follow the steps given below.
  • Download the ATV launcher to change the interface from the android play store.
  • You need to sign in, search for it and install the app only.
  • Now install the app and arrange according to your desire.

Now you can enjoy the Android TV on Raspberry pi. You just need to follow the above steps and enjoy the watching the unlimited streaming.

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Conclusion:

To get the unlimited streaming the Android TV is worth downloading. If someone has a keen interest in online TV, movies, and news using LineageOS with an Android TV interface, then you need to download the Android TV on raspberry pi without any doubt and hesitation. The android TV on raspberry pi. You can control Android TV with a mini wireless keyboard. You can connect the android TV with internet wireless or wired both.