Amazon Fire TV is just one of the many target platforms for You.i React Native apps. Use the instructions below to run our quick start app on an Amazon Fire TV device.
You can build a You.i React Native app for Amazon Fire TV on any of our supported development platforms: Linux, macOS, or Windows. Consult the Environment Setup topic for your chosen development platform to verify that everything is set up properly.
Once your dev environment is all set up, we recommend running through our Quick Start Guide. But if our Quick Start isn’t quick enough for you, here’s an even quicker start.
Install the You.i TV command line interface tool, You.i Platform, and any required dependencies
youi-tv doctor requests.
yarn global add youi-cli youi-tv login # Enter your product key when prompted. youi-tv install 6.13.0 # If asked, accept most recent version of Babel or other dependencies youi-tv doctor # Resolve any missing components (but don't worry about Android for now)
Set up scaffolding for your app with
youi-tv init MyApp # Create a folder called MyApp for your project cd MyApp
To run our quick start app on Fire TV, you need to first build it for Android. Our Android Quick Start provides everything you need for this task.
For later reference, here’s the command that generates, builds, deploys and launches your app on Android:
youi-tv run -p android
If you’re deploying to a Fire TV stick, there are some extra steps. Otherwise, skip to Run Your App.
Because you’ll be connecting over wireless, you need the device’s IP address. To find it, go to Settings > About > Network.
Start the Android Debug Bridge and connect to your Fire TV via its IP address.
adb start-server adb connect <device-IP-address>
Verify that the Fire TV stick you’re deploying to is recognized as the connected device.
If you’ve installed a previous version of this package on your Fire TV device, uninstall it.
List the You.i Platform packages on your Fire TV device.
adb shell 'pm list packages' | grep "tv.youi.youiengine"
Uninstall the older version of this package, specifying the package name.
adb uninstall MyApp-debug.apk
Install the package and start the app.
adb install MyApp/youi/build/android/project/MyApp/build/outputs/apk/MyApp-debug.apk adb shell am start -n <package-name>/<package-name>.<activity-name>