BrowseFragment Header customization
– Android TV application hands on tutorial 17


More customization of BrowseFragment – Showing icon beside the Header title The basic implementation of BrowseFragment is already explained in this tutorial. I’m going to proceed some advanced customization in following chapters. Chapter 17: Customizing Header (we are here!) Chapter 18: Customizing ListRow Aim is to change the design of header, to show icons on the left of header title text, as shown in the above image. How to customize header design Leanback support library adopts MVP (Model-View-Presenter) architecture*, and HeaderItem (Model) is not an exception. We can prepare our own View and Presenter to customize the design of header. * MVP is explained in Chapter 14.  Step is as follows, Make own Model (If necessary): Java class which […]

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Kodi – Android TV app review


What is Kodi  Kodi is originally developed as XBMC (Xbox Media Center). This is a really powerful and customizable application to enjoy playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi really can do anything as “Media Center”, but it is so highly customizable that it looks difficult to use it for the beginners. Kodi is open source (GPL), and runs on cross platform such as Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, i OS etc. Android app is also available with Android TV devices. Feature Overview This video is an example to look & feel what you can do after setting up Kodi. The Kodi has many “add-ons” you can install, and by installing add-ons you can […]

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