Setting up

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.

App features

  • Enjoy 4K (Ultra HD) video calls and conferences

  • Run meetings with up to 1000 participants (up to 1600 using UDP Multicast mode)

  • Try different video conferencing modes: video call (point-to-point or one-on-one video conferencing session), video lecture, all-on-screen, and role-based conference

  • Private meetings for registered users and public webinars with guest connection

  • Point-to-point video calls can be run directly between the users bypassing the server

  • Attendees can push to talk or send a request to become a speaker in role-based conferences, while moderators can appoint or remove speakers from the podium

  • Making calls to mobile and landline numbers using the built-in dialer

  • Making calls to SIP/H.323 and RTSP devices

  • Exchange messages and share files in personal and group chats. Your messages will be delivered even if your partner is currently offline

  • Chat history, including group chats of the meetings that have already finished

  • Add and remove participants while the conference is in progress

  • Local address book (adding and deleting contacts and groups, editing contact information, searching and blocking contacts) and global address space via LDAP

  • Call history

  • Built-in echo cancellation algorithms

  • Sync your address book when used with TrueConf Online

  • Block incoming calls from users who aren’t in the address book

  • Block messages from users who aren’t in the address book

  • Take incoming calls automatically

  • Disable recording your video window during a call or a group conference

Installation

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.