MythTV Android Frontend

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    MythTV Android Frontend

    by: 173 7.2

    7.2 Users



    MythTV Android Frontend is the first Android Client fully endorsed by the core MythTV Development Team.

    If you plan to use this application, you are required to have a fully functioning MythTV Backend version v0.25 through v0.27. If you are interested in learning more about MythTV, check their web site at

    Note that in MythTV v0.27, using the Recording Rules screen will cause a crash. This is due enhancements in the MythTV Services API. The solution is available to beta testers in 1.20.x (see: Beta Testers Wanted below.)

    An External Video Player is also required. We have done extensive testing with VPlayer and DicePlayer, but feel free to try any video player capable of playing HTTP Live Streams.

    This application can connect to your backend while you are at home or on the go. At home, the app will scan your network for a MythTV backend and auto-configure its connection. If you want connect to the backend while away from home, check out our instructions on how to set this up at

    With this application you can access your recordings and stream them to your Android phone or tablet via MythTV HTTP Live Streaming, introduced in MythTV v0.25. You can see what is upcoming or the whole program guide as well as viewing your recording rules. You can also manage your Playback Profiles so that you can raise or lower the streaming quality of your recordings depending on the speed of your network.

    MythMote is fully integrated into the application. When you use MythMote, your MythTV Frontends will be automatically discovered for you. Simply select the Frontend you are sitting in front of, and begin navigating. As an added bonus, if you receive a call while using MythMote, the Caller ID information will be displayed on the TV for you.

    MythTV Android Frontend is 100% Open Source software and it is licensed under GPLv3. You can follow the progress of the application at Here you will also see an explanation of the permissions the application requires.

    Want to request a feature or ran into an issue, please submit an issue on the Issues tab of our GitHub repository:

    The application is currently in beta software. Before leaving a negative feedback, please consider opening an issue with us first so that we might address the issue directly.

    Do you require assistance with the the app? The developers can be reached at the GitHub repository, or you can find us in IRC on the Freenode network in #mythtv-users.

    Beta Testers Wanted! If you are interested in beta testing pre-release versions, please join the beta testers Google+ Community:

    Translations are welcome! If you're interested in translating MythTV Android Frontend for your language, please see:

    The images and icons were developed by Jay Purugganan. Visit his website to see more of his great work:

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    Users review

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    Users comments for MythTV Android Frontend

    Matthew Baker

    by Matthew Baker

    Sep 09, 2016  |  "Great"

    Still needs a lot of UX work as isn't that easy to use and doesn't feel like other android apps.

    John Watson

    by John Watson

    May 19, 2016  |  "Poor"

    No recordings showing and crashes opening several menu items. Please remove this version and upload the previous one.

    Wayno Guerrini

    by Wayno Guerrini

    May 11, 2016  |  "Poor"

    Displays various queues, but it is incapable of playing any content anymore. It's broken.

    Chris Bounsall

    by Chris Bounsall

    Mar 25, 2016  |  "OK"

    Had been using the previous version for years without issue. App was updated in the last week and no longer works. Listings are incorrect and won't play. Tried myth player from the same dev and that suffers the same issues. Have installed 'mythling' which works as advertised.

    Brian Long

    by Brian Long

    Jan 16, 2016  |  "Poor"

    It flat out doesn't work in 0.28

    Simon Waddington

    by Simon Waddington

    Dec 19, 2015  |  "Poor"

    Development on this product stopped a long time ago and the About link takes you to an end of life announcement. The developer should just remove it from the store.