Setting up

Installation

TrueConf for Android TV lets you make and participate in video calls and group conferences using popular devices powered by Android TV, e.g., NVIDIA SHIELD TV and Xiaomi Mi Box set-top boxes.

You can find the full list of supported devices and recommended AV peripherals at our website.

Read a user manual for your set-top box to connect a TV, webcam, microphone (if your camera doesn’t have a built-in mic), power cable, and Ethernet cable in case a wired Internet connection is used.

To make sure you enjoy the best audio and video quality, your communication channel should meet our bandwidth requirements. We recommend using a wired connection if possible.

You can now turn on your device and download TrueConf for Android TV for free from Google Play (opens new window).

If necessary, you can download the .APK file to install the app on your device.

Once installed, the app can be launched. You can use your device’s standard control tools to run the app.

Make sure a compatible camera and microphone (or a camera with a built-in microphone) is connected to your device before launching the app. If you connect them after the app launches, you may need to restart your device to find these devices.

Authorization

Similar to other TrueConf client apps, TrueConf for Android TV can be connected either to the TrueConf Online cloud-service (enabled by default) or to TrueConf Server video collaboration platform.

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You can log in to the cloud service either with a TrueConf account that can be created on our official website, or with your existing social network account.

To connect to your TrueConf Server instance, press the Change Server button.

In the pop-up window, choose TrueConf Server and enter your server’s IP address or domain name, e.g., server.company.com. Press Connect:

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Enter your account credentials: login (TrueConf ID) and password:

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AV device settings

When you first start the application, you need to set up the audio and video devices connected to your Android TV box:

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You can use the following devices as a microphone:

  • Webcam built-in microphone

  • USB speakerphone or microphone

If necessary, you can connect and switch to other AV peripherals during a meeting.

Allow access to your camera and microphone when prompted.

Once authorized, you’ll see the app’s home page.