Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Help and support for HDHomeRun DVR and HDHomeRun software for Windows 10, Mac, Android, XBox, etc.
Post Reply
cncb
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:56 pm

Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by cncb » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:52 pm

I have requested these before but could not find the old threads. These are both for the Android TV app:

1) The screen saver is never activated while in the app when not performing any actions or when the video playback is paused. I'm pretty sure that someone from SD said this would be enabled in the future but that was a while ago.

2) During playback, I prefer to skip around while paused. In the Windows app this works well, but on Android TV the "paused video image" never updates so you can't tell where you have skipped to until you start playing again. Likewise the progress bar is not updated until you start playing again.

cncb
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:56 pm

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by cncb » Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:12 am

Any comments on these issues? I failed to mention this is specifically the nVidia Shield TV.

nateb
Silicondust
Posts: 1174
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:22 pm
Device ID: 1051C73D, 10759F29

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by nateb » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:20 am

Let me talk to the dev team. Not sure if this is something that's just part of the Android system or not.

cncb
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:56 pm

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by cncb » Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:30 am

Any word on these?

digitaldan
Posts: 2
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:35 pm

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by digitaldan » Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:39 pm

I too would really like a screensaver for Android devices. I'm using a fire stick 4k and most other apps go to the Amazon default screen saver.

It's quite annoying to have to exit the app to prevent burn in.

NedS
Silicondust
Posts: 839
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:38 pm

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by NedS » Sun Dec 22, 2019 12:10 am

Sorry guys, someone left the door open and all of the developers escaped. It might take us until after the holidays to get them back in their crates.

cncb
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:56 pm

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by cncb » Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:55 pm

Are they back yet?

NedS
Silicondust
Posts: 839
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:38 pm

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by NedS » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:29 pm

I will poke them about this. I'd love to see it as well, as I leave my TV on all day and use the "Alarm clock" screen saver to turn the TV into a giant clock when nothing is playing.

cncb
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:56 pm

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by cncb » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:27 am

Please also poke them about the "skip while paused" behavior.

signcarver
Expert
Posts: 8734
Joined: Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:04 am
Device ID: 131B34B7 13231F92 1070A18E 1073ED6F 15300C36

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by signcarver » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:33 am

Typically skip while pause would go a frame at a time in most platforms i worked with, but that doesn't sound like what you are looking for so i would be against such if that wasn't what you meant.

cncb
Posts: 68
Joined: Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:56 pm

Re: Android TV: Screen saver and skip while paused

Post by cncb » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:51 am

signcarver wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:33 am
Typically skip while pause would go a frame at a time in most platforms i worked with, but that doesn't sound like what you are looking for so i would be against such if that wasn't what you meant.
Plex, Emby, Kodi, Channels DVR, and even the HDHR app on Windows all jump 30s ahead while paused and update the "image" and timeline to represent the current position. They don't skip one frame at a time which I have no interest in.

Post Reply