Android TV application provides to end-users the possibility to watch live streaming (Channels menu option) or video on demand (Movies menu option).
To watch live streaming a user should choose Channels option and press OK:
After that, the Channels screen will open. In the left part of the Channels screen, a list of channel categories is displayed, in the middle part, a list of channels that belong to a chosen category appears. And, correspondingly, in the right column, an Electronic Guide Program (EPG) of a chosen channel is shown. On the EPG the program currently playing in marked by yellow font color and a ‘LIVE’ icon.
As categories list, channels list and EPG information are sent to the application by the Middleware, a situation when a channel is displayed without TV programs guide is quite possible:
To choose a channel to watch a user should firstly select a category by UP and DOWN arrow keys. The selected category will be highlighted. Then, to move to the channels list, a user should press the RIGHT arrow key. To choose a concrete channel a user should again use vertical navigation on the channels list. When a user will press OK on a chosen channel, live streaming will start.
To watch video on demand, a user should choose Movies option on the main menu screen and press OK on the remote.
When the movies screen will be opened, on the left side the list of movies categories will be shown, on the right side – a ‘carousel’ with posters of the movies’ that belong to a highlighted category.
To navigate through the movies in the category a user should firstly press the RIGHT arrow key (to move from the categories list to the ‘carousel’) and then use RIGHT and LEFT arrow keys to navigate through the available movies. When a movie has a focus on it, its poster is highlighted by a white frame. Also, the movie’s description will appear below the carousel.
Then a user should press OK on a chosen video and it will start playing.