Frequently asked questions

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GENERALQ: What is OTT?

A: OTT (Over The Top) Content refers to content that arrives from a third party, such as YouTube Leanback, RedBull TV or Maxdome VOD and is delivered to an end user device, leaving the internet provider responsible only for transporting IP packets. In the "Market proven" category of the Developer IDE you can find examples for OTT services.

 

M30Q: How can I play content from a USB storage device?

A: Take a look at Chapter XI - Part 4 to see how to create an application that lets you play content from a USB storage device connected to the Smart STB.

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M30Q: How do I implement a multi-page description?

A: There is an instruction for this question, which can be found in Chapter VIII - Part 8.

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M30Q: Is there an example for a Video-On-Demand (VOD) application?

A: Yes, we have an example of a VOD application in the Developer IDE, which is located here: Chapter VIII - Media Player for Experts There is also a direct link filed under "Market Proven" in the Developer IDE: Smart Solutions - Web Browser runtime.

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M30Q: Are there any standard guidelines for TV Applications?

A: There are no strict regulations, but there are some things that could be seen as common practice. Take a look at our Style Guide where we state some general considerations.

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M30Q: What is the easiest way to call a URL on the box?

A: The easiest way to call a URL on the box is to use the IDE. Either visit the market proven section or click on "Validate your own application" in the header. You will find a command line you can paste your URL and launch it on the box.

There are several ways to call a URL on the box - suit yourself: "Step by Step: Step 4 - Your technical evaluation"

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M30Q: What is the easiest way to call a URL on the box?

A: The easiest way to call a URL on the box is to use the IDE. Either visit the market proven section or click on "Validate your own application" in the header. You will find a command line you can paste your URL and launch it on the box.

There are several ways to call a URL on the box - suit yourself: "Step by Step: Step 4 - Your technical evaluation"

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M30Q: Is the player able to extract the service id from the PlayReady license acquisition request?

A: Yes, the service id from the PlayReady license acquisition gets extracted by the player. Please take a look at the sample streams we provide in "Compliance: Media Player runtime", both for video and audio.

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M30Q: Is the „KiKA Videos“ app supported by the platform?

A: The well known German TV channel for kids "KiKA" redesigned their "KiKA Videos" application. The latest version of it is available through our "Smart Solutions - Web Browser runtime" page where you can find different OTT applications which you can launch on your Smart STB from within the Developer IDE.

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M30Q: Is the WeatherNation TV app supported by the platform?

A: Yes, the WeatherNation TV application is supported and provides local weather forecasts tailored for you. This free and easy to use award-winning app streams live weather newscasts from certified meteorologists, provides your local weather data, local weather alerts (U.S. only) from NWS (National Weather Service) and more.
It’s weather 24/7/365. Get started and get weather aware. Get the only Weather app with live streaming and weather news stories.

The latest version of it is available through our "Smart Solutions - Web Browser runtime" page where you can find different OTT applications which you can launch on your Smart STB from within the Developer IDE.

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