Fire TV Side Loader APP [Android]-[Version 1.5.15][Now Supporting Marshmallow ]

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adusumilli

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The app should now work on most Marshmallow devices. Please report any issues with your device name and android version?



New tab for browsing fire TV/ Stick SDcard to pull/delete files.



Now you can play any http video on FireTV/Stick by selecting AGK fire as option..(Need MX Player installed on the Fire TV/Stick)

Auto Find FireTV/Stick. You still can add custom IP address.
Two new tabs. Has an Expert mode/Basic mode. Can be changed from settings.
You can Lunch/Uninstall apps on FireTV/Stick in expert mode.
I need to updated the help file. Please give me some time, I will update it.



New version added with ability to push files/folders to FireTV/Stick. Let me know what works and what doesn't.



Finally got it back on Google Play as paid version
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.googletv.sideloader

Added a new version. In this new version You can export apps for sharing.



Now a Paid ad free version(if you want to support) @
http://www.amazon.com/Gopi-Adusumil...=UTF8&qid=1420754153&sr=1-2&keywords=agk+fire


Just added an ads support version. No new features. Just still working on few issues. Don't download this, if you hate ads. If you want to support me, please download this. I will try to post new version with with multi IP support and Auto IP discovery soon.


The App is now avilable on Amazon app store too.
http://www.amazon.com/Gopi-Adusumil...d=1418414099&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=agk+fire


Anyone having issues on moto phones, Can you please, try the attached moto version.




I have created this little android app for my own use. The main purpose of this app is to install any app that is on you android phone/tablet to FireTV/stick. All you need is the adb turned on your FireTV/Stick and Allow installing apps from unknown sources.

Here are steps copied from Amazon
Turn on ADB Debugging

You must enable ADB on the Fire TV device before you can connect to the device.


From the main (Launcher) screen, select Settings.
Select System > Developer Options.
Select ADB Debugging.
Get the IP Address

You need the IP address of your Fire TV device on your network to connect ADB to it.

From the main (Launcher) screen, select Settings.
Select System > About > Network. Make note of the IP address listed on this screen.

Now Just open the AGK fire app attached below, enter you FireTV/Stick IP Address and select the app you want to install on your FireTV/Stick.

Credits goes to alexjlockwood for "https://github.com/alexjlockwood/AppListLoader" which is the backbone for my app.
Also Thanks to all the wonderful tutorials on android app development on the web.

Any Suggestions are welcome. I will try to address as soon as I can.

I don't know how many people tried this app and felt it to be useful, but I am posting a new Version of this app. One small request if you use the app, please post a comment , any comment greatly appreciated.

Changes in version 1.1:
Added new menu option when you can select an apk file to install to your firetv. (Thanks to jfmdev for https://code.google.com/p/afiledialog/wiki/UserGuide)
Changes in version 1.2:
Aimed at using the app on FireTV/Stick (Thanks to AFTVNews.com for valuable suggestions and promoting my app)
Added an option to lunch apps or install when you select an app.
Still troubleshooting the problems some users are reporting. Will fix them ASAP.
Changes in version 1.3:
Made changes to adb install as per AFTVNews.com suggestion.(Hoping it will fix all the problems that some users are having. Please let me know it is still not working).
Changes in version 1.4:
Ability to push files/folders to Fire TV/Stick
Ability see all apk files
Export/Share apks.

Changes in version 1.5.11
Auto Find FireTV/Stick. You still can add custom IP address.
Two new tabs. Has a expert mode/basic mode. Can be selected from settings.
You Can lunch/Uninstall apps on FireTV/Stick in expert mode.

Changes in version 1.5.12
New tab for browsing Fire TV/ Stick SDcard to pull/delete files.
Now you can play any http video on FireTV/Stick by selecting AGK fire as option.(Need MX Player installed on the Fire TV/Stick)

Changes in version 1.5.15
The app should now work on Marshmallow devices
 

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paruchuribros

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Tried it and its awesome!!!

Imagination is your limit.I have installed Chrome Beta, Xfinity TV (which covers lot of subscribed live channels like ESPN, ESPN2, CNN ( YOU NEED TO HAVE SUBSCRIPTION) etc), TWMC (XBMC for Android) and all of them works well. Great Job!!!!:D:D:D
 
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adusumilli

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I think ADT-1 uses port 4321 so when you set your ipaddress add :4321 to the end of it. Thanks for testing.
 

geezman

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Can't get it working

I have enabled adb and install of unknown apps, but no apps are installing to My Fire TV. When I select an app to install, I see a window pop up very briefly that says "Installing app", but then nothing.
 

blackantt

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It's awesome

I have created this little android app for my own use. The main purpose of this app is to install any app that is on you android phone/tablet to FireTV/stick. All you need is the adb turned on your FireTV/Stick and Allow installing apps from unknown sources.

Here are steps copied from Amazon
Turn on ADB Debugging

You must enable ADB on the Fire TV device before you can connect to the device.

From the main (Launcher) screen, select Settings.
Select System > Developer Options.
Select ADB Debugging.
Get the IP Address

You need the IP address of your Fire TV device on your network to connect ADB to it.

From the main (Launcher) screen, select Settings.
Select System > About > Network. Make note of the IP address listed on this screen.

Now Just open the AGK fire app attached below, enter you FireTV/Stick IP Address and select the app you want to install on your FireTV/Stick.

Credits goes to alexjlockwood for "https://github.com/alexjlockwood/AppListLoader" which is the backbone for my app.
Also Thanks to all the wonderful tutorials on android app development on the web.

Any Suggestions are welcome. I will try to address as soon as I can.

I don't know how many people tried this app and felt it to be useful, but I am posting a new Version of this app. One small request if you use the app, please post a comment , any comment greatly appreciated.

Changes since last version:
Added new menu option when you can select an apk file to install to your firetv. (Thanks to jfmdev for https://code.google.com/p/afiledialog/wiki/UserGuide)

It's awesome. It works fine.
 
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LJ6782

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Thank you! This worked flawlessly (version 1.1) on FireStick. Much faster than upload/download from Dropbox.

I haven't tried the direct apk, only apps installed on my phone (oneplus one).

edit: Had a moment where it would toast "installing", but then fade and do nothing. Killed app and restarted FireStick, and worked again. Not sure which of those two actions fixed it.
 
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AFTVnews.com

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I have a few suggestions:
1. Go into your XDA settings and enable the donation button. You deserve compensation for your efforts. This is a great app.

2. When the app executes any adb command, like "adb install ....", you should target the IP address specifically. Some Android devices, including the Fire TV, will already be connected to an emulated adb device if developer mode is turned on. So when the app connects to the Fire TV, your adb commands will fail because there are two connected devices. I think this is the source of many peoples issues. You can direct adb commands like this:
Code:
adb -s <ipaddress:5555> ...
Note that the port number is required for this to work.

3. The app can be used on a Fire TV to install Fire TV only apps onto a Fire TV Stick. However, navigating with the remote is a bit broken. When the app list initially loads, make it so that the first item is selected/highlighted by default. This will allow the Fire TV remote to move the selection down the list. I found a workaround that allows this to work for now. If you press the menu button on the Fire TV remote and go to the apps settings, when you return to the app list, the selector will be present.
 

adusumilli

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Oct 4, 2009
83
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I have a few suggestions:
1. Go into your XDA settings and enable the donation button. You deserve compensation for your efforts. This is a great app.

2. When the app executes any adb command, like "adb install ....", you should target the IP address specifically. Some Android devices, including the Fire TV, will already be connected to an emulated adb device if developer mode is turned on. So when the app connects to the Fire TV, your adb commands will fail because there are two connected devices. I think this is the source of many peoples issues. You can direct adb commands like this:
Code:
adb -s <ipaddress:5555> ...
Note that the port number is required for this to work.

3. The app can be used on a Fire TV to install Fire TV only apps onto a Fire TV Stick. However, navigating with the remote is a bit broken. When the app list initially loads, make it so that the first item is selected/highlighted by default. This will allow the Fire TV remote to move the selection down the list. I found a workaround that allows this to work for now. If you press the menu button on the Fire TV remote and go to the apps settings, when you return to the app list, the selector will be present.

Thanks for the help. I will try to add all the suggestions in the next release.
 

andyosier

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Dec 10, 2010
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I think ADT-1 uses port 4321 so when you set your ipaddress add :4321 to the end of it. Thanks for testing.

Aha! I will try that. I had no idea about the port.

BTW, your app looks much nicer than the Fireinstaller app that is available on Google Play. Maybe you should make it available there. Make it work for both Fire TV and Android TV. Call it "Sidestaller TV". ;)

---------- Post added at 10:24 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:13 AM ----------

Dude! Your app has been posted on AFTVnews!

aftvnews.com/agk-fire-app-lets-you-transfer-apps-from-an-android-device-to-an-amazon-fire-tv-or-fire-tv-stick

(Cut an paste the URL, I don't have enough posts to post links outside XDA, apparently.)
 
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    The app should now work on most Marshmallow devices. Please report any issues with your device name and android version?



    New tab for browsing fire TV/ Stick SDcard to pull/delete files.



    Now you can play any http video on FireTV/Stick by selecting AGK fire as option..(Need MX Player installed on the Fire TV/Stick)

    Auto Find FireTV/Stick. You still can add custom IP address.
    Two new tabs. Has an Expert mode/Basic mode. Can be changed from settings.
    You can Lunch/Uninstall apps on FireTV/Stick in expert mode.
    I need to updated the help file. Please give me some time, I will update it.



    New version added with ability to push files/folders to FireTV/Stick. Let me know what works and what doesn't.



    Finally got it back on Google Play as paid version
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.googletv.sideloader

    Added a new version. In this new version You can export apps for sharing.



    Now a Paid ad free version(if you want to support) @
    http://www.amazon.com/Gopi-Adusumil...=UTF8&qid=1420754153&sr=1-2&keywords=agk+fire


    Just added an ads support version. No new features. Just still working on few issues. Don't download this, if you hate ads. If you want to support me, please download this. I will try to post new version with with multi IP support and Auto IP discovery soon.


    The App is now avilable on Amazon app store too.
    http://www.amazon.com/Gopi-Adusumil...d=1418414099&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=agk+fire


    Anyone having issues on moto phones, Can you please, try the attached moto version.




    I have created this little android app for my own use. The main purpose of this app is to install any app that is on you android phone/tablet to FireTV/stick. All you need is the adb turned on your FireTV/Stick and Allow installing apps from unknown sources.

    Here are steps copied from Amazon
    Turn on ADB Debugging

    You must enable ADB on the Fire TV device before you can connect to the device.


    From the main (Launcher) screen, select Settings.
    Select System > Developer Options.
    Select ADB Debugging.
    Get the IP Address

    You need the IP address of your Fire TV device on your network to connect ADB to it.

    From the main (Launcher) screen, select Settings.
    Select System > About > Network. Make note of the IP address listed on this screen.

    Now Just open the AGK fire app attached below, enter you FireTV/Stick IP Address and select the app you want to install on your FireTV/Stick.

    Credits goes to alexjlockwood for "https://github.com/alexjlockwood/AppListLoader" which is the backbone for my app.
    Also Thanks to all the wonderful tutorials on android app development on the web.

    Any Suggestions are welcome. I will try to address as soon as I can.

    I don't know how many people tried this app and felt it to be useful, but I am posting a new Version of this app. One small request if you use the app, please post a comment , any comment greatly appreciated.

    Changes in version 1.1:
    Added new menu option when you can select an apk file to install to your firetv. (Thanks to jfmdev for https://code.google.com/p/afiledialog/wiki/UserGuide)
    Changes in version 1.2:
    Aimed at using the app on FireTV/Stick (Thanks to AFTVNews.com for valuable suggestions and promoting my app)
    Added an option to lunch apps or install when you select an app.
    Still troubleshooting the problems some users are reporting. Will fix them ASAP.
    Changes in version 1.3:
    Made changes to adb install as per AFTVNews.com suggestion.(Hoping it will fix all the problems that some users are having. Please let me know it is still not working).
    Changes in version 1.4:
    Ability to push files/folders to Fire TV/Stick
    Ability see all apk files
    Export/Share apks.

    Changes in version 1.5.11
    Auto Find FireTV/Stick. You still can add custom IP address.
    Two new tabs. Has a expert mode/basic mode. Can be selected from settings.
    You Can lunch/Uninstall apps on FireTV/Stick in expert mode.

    Changes in version 1.5.12
    New tab for browsing Fire TV/ Stick SDcard to pull/delete files.
    Now you can play any http video on FireTV/Stick by selecting AGK fire as option.(Need MX Player installed on the Fire TV/Stick)

    Changes in version 1.5.15
    The app should now work on Marshmallow devices
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    The agk fire app or another one?
    Trying to figure out how'd you'd push xml with the agk app. I'm a noob with this fire TV. Got kodi llama and the shortcut to home screen but don't know anything about different settings. I've read in other threads but haven't seen a link. Only settings I know of are for buffering issues.

    Care to elaborate or provide a link?

    Thanks man

    If you are using agk fire app. Install ESexplorer on the fire tv. Then for agk fire menu options there is option for pushing files/folders. The files will be moved to SDCard\AGKFire folder. You can the move the files using ESExplorer to where ever you want.
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    MotoX 2014 version, running android 5.0.2.

    Thanks I will look in to it. The Moto devices are having lot issues related to adb. I will let you know if I find anything.
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    Added new Version in the OP.
    Now you can see Fire TV/Stick's SD card .
    Sends http videos to the FIre TV/Stick (Need MX Player free installed on the Fire TV/Stick).
    Tried to put together a help file. As always ,Suggestions are appreciated.
    2
    I have a few suggestions:
    1. Go into your XDA settings and enable the donation button. You deserve compensation for your efforts. This is a great app.

    2. When the app executes any adb command, like "adb install ....", you should target the IP address specifically. Some Android devices, including the Fire TV, will already be connected to an emulated adb device if developer mode is turned on. So when the app connects to the Fire TV, your adb commands will fail because there are two connected devices. I think this is the source of many peoples issues. You can direct adb commands like this:
    Code:
    adb -s <ipaddress:5555> ...
    Note that the port number is required for this to work.

    3. The app can be used on a Fire TV to install Fire TV only apps onto a Fire TV Stick. However, navigating with the remote is a bit broken. When the app list initially loads, make it so that the first item is selected/highlighted by default. This will allow the Fire TV remote to move the selection down the list. I found a workaround that allows this to work for now. If you press the menu button on the Fire TV remote and go to the apps settings, when you return to the app list, the selector will be present.