How to install viewneo App (APK) on Amazon Fire TV

By 10. August 2015 4. October 2017General
Amazon FireTV and how to use it for digital signage blog header

A few days ago, we wrote about a way to use Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire Stick as Digital Signage Player. Since we published this previous blog post, we have had a large number of requests concerning a possibility to set up the viewneo App on Fire TV. Using Amazon App Shop to install our App would be the easiest and most comfortable way, of course. Unfortunately, we still waiting for an official ‘go’ by Amazon and our whole team is wondering how much more time it will take for our App to be published by Amazon.

Manual installation of viewneo App

For those of you who don’t like to wait for that, we would like to describe the other, less comfortable way within this article. Using the following method, you will download the free viewneo App for a manual setup on your device.

The ingredients:

  1. Fire TV Stick or Fire TV von Amazon
  2. Computer (PC/Laptop)

1. Download APK (zip) and unzip

First download viewneo-APK for Fire TV here or click on the button below:

(Update: As the viewneo App is now available in the Amazon App Store, the manual installation isn’t necessary anymore)

 

viewneo App

Now unzip the file and you will get the APK-file. (de.adversign.viewneo.player1.3.14-60.apk).

2. Connect your PC and Fire TV

After you enabled the network connection of Fire TV, both devices – Laptop and Fire TV – need to be connected to the same local network (LAN). Those of you, who already successfully passed Fire TV’s awesome setup assistant, will also have a working connection at this point.

3. Activate “ADB Debugging” and “Apps of unknown origin” in Fire TV Stick

  1. Go to Settings in Fire TV main menu
  2. Now select System and options for developer
  3. ADB Debugging and Apps of unknown origin

viewneo-digital-signage-Fire-TV FireTV-einstellungen-system FireTV-einstellungen-system-entwickleroptionen

4. Retrieve IP address of Fire TV Stick

Now retrieve the Fire TV’s IP address here: Settings – System – Info – Network:

FireTV-einstellungen-system-info FireTV-einstellungen-system-ip-adresse

We will need this IP later on.

5. Download and setup of ADB-Tool

In order to transfer viewneo App to Fire TV, you first need an ADB-Tool, which needs to be installed on a PC or laptop in the same local network. adbFire is an handy ADB-Tool for Windows, Mac OS and Linux, which you can get here for free (or click on the button below).

ADB-Tool for Windows
ADB-Tool for Mac OS X 10.7 or higher
ADB-Tool for Linux

6. Set up adbFire

Now start the ADB-Tool (adbFire) and set the previously retrieved IP address of Fire TV (or Fire TV Stick) in adbFire. The design of the input function might vary slightly depending on the version (Windows, Mac or Linux) you are using.

Example Mac:

adbFire-setup-device-ip-adress

7. Restart ADB-Server and connect device again

Shut down the server and restart:

adbFire adb sserver restart

You will see this following notification, in case the server has successfully been restarted:

adbFire-adb-sserver-running

Click on Connect to connect the ADB-Tool to Fire TV.

adbFire adb sserver restart

And again you will see the notification below if the connection of your device is running.

adbFire-adb-device-connect-device

In case you have any problems with the connection, please check if Fire TV is running and if your IP address was correct (see Step 4).

8. Installing APK

If you followed each step correctly until now, you only need to install the APK by clicking on the previously downloaded APK file (not the zip-file).

adbFire-adb-device-install-apk

When the installation of the viewneo App on Fire TV is finished, you will see the following window:

adbFire-adb-install-complete

To be continued

In our next blog post you will get to know how to set up and start the digital signage App viewneo on Amazon Fire TV.
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Dear Valued viewneo Customer,

Last week, our Android mobile app was blocked from the Google Play store due to non-compliance with newly adopted policies for the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement and Privacy Policy for malware. This was largely due to the our most recent feature updates that were customer-driven and deemed very important to a professional digital signage experience.

For example:

1. “Kiosk mode” disables the ability to exit a playlist once it begins. The device owner must enter a unique key code to exit the playlist. This features was designed specifically to prevent in-store customers or non-device owner from pausing, exiting, or otherwise interrupting a playlist.

2 . The current viewneo Player App completes software updates in the background once available. Avoiding onscreen notifications and the need for users to manually confirm and complete software updates has been a very important product feature.

We apologize for any inconvenience you may be currently experiencing. Our team is working as fast as possible to urgently produce an updated version of our Android app that complies with all of the new Google Play store developer policies.

Please use the link below to access a manual installation of the viewneo Player App as well as instructions. Should you have additional questions, please feel free contact us at any time.

viewneo Player App guidance

 

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