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Compatibility with Google TV devices and certain Android TV devices should be restored shortly.  A manifest update was required.   Google had made some changes to what apps they filter by the manifest, and making the microphone optional is now required to get apps to show up on Google TV devices as well as some Android TV devices.
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1.9.3 should be available on both Amazon and Google Play stores now.
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Serenity for Android

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It's been a while since I posted or have released an update to Serenity.  Do not worry it isn't dead, I just have myself spread thin with leading the +Andmore Project at the Eclipse Foundation.   Once I get that settled down, I plan on making Serenity work with Plex's Universal Transcoder, which doesn't require a license or an api to use.   Basically my understanding of this is that it translates the content into an MKV container with ACC audio and H.264 video which is pretty much available on most devices now.

No time frame for this, and I also still plan support for MediaBrowser.tv as well, but again no time frame until I get the Andmore Project going and on its feet.
 
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Serenity for Android is in the Top 10 apps for Fire TV

According to AFTV news, Serenity for Android is number 8 in the Amazon App store for the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

http://www.aftvnews.com/top-10-most-purchased-amazon-fire-tv-games-apps-accessories-of-2014/
Amazon is notorious for not sharing sales information. The best we get from them is a constantly updating list of the best selling apps in the entire Amazon a
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Serenity for Android 1.9.2-M1

Small bug fix release to address some possible force close issue that appear to happen mainly on Nexus 10 devices.  I'm unable to really reproduce this but it appears that there may be a bug in the support-v4 libraries, and hopefully this work around addresses things.

Also updated to the latest versions of the android tv leanback libraries.

https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/wiki/Downloads#192-m1
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Amazon Promotional Credit

So apparently, Serenity for Android on the Amazon App store, is one of the apps that qualifies for the Amazon Promotional Credit.   Buy Serenity and you get some credit toward a future purchase of an MP3.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?&docId=1001927001&ref_=pe_1534260_126785200
How to Qualify for This Offer: Purchase at least one qualifying app offered in the Amazon.com Appstore for Android in the webstore or on an Android device. Many free and paid apps qualify or shop top free qualifying apps below. After completing a qualifying purchase, you will receive an e-mail ...
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I get those credits all the time.  I have yet to use one.  I just can't justify "paying" for a crappy sounding mp3...
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With the latest Android TV Leanback support library.  They have included versions of the fragments that can be used with the support-v4 libraries.  This potentially means that apps even back to Google TV could potentially build off the library.

I have yet to actually try this, but I hope to get to at least do some experimentation around it.  Not sure what the performance will be like for Google TV devices.
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That's great news
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Serenity for Android 1.9.3

Serenity for Android 1.9.3 is a small bug fix release to address some possible force close issues.  If you aren't experiencing any problems there is no need to upgrade.   It still works on devices down to Android 3.2.

https://github.com/NineWorlds/serenity-android/wiki/Downloads#193-m1
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Migrating to Android TV

This is a draft of a presentation I'll be doing at CodeMash the second week of January 2015.  It provides a general introduction to what one needs to consider when designing apps for Android TV devices and an introduction to the Android TV Leanback library.

http://www.slideshare.net/davidcarver7798/migrating-to-android-tv
An introduction to what you have to think about when desinging or migrating an existing app to run on new Android TV devices. The presentation looks at the general guidelines, patterns, and anti-patterns, as well as provides an introduction to the Android TV Leanback library.
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MediaBrowser.tv

So, just something to keep an eye out for in 2015.  A while ago the folks at MediaBrowser tv contacted me to see if I was interested in getting Serenity working with their application.   For those that don't know, MediaBrowser TV is a fully open source alternative to Plex.   It does almost everything Plex does, but the server software is completely open source.   They also have a fully documented JAVA API.

I really have no set time frame except shooting for 2015 for support.   Plex has done well but the lack of API documentation for third parties is really frustrating.  Plus having options is always a good thing for the end user.  

You can learn more about Mediabrowser at the link below.

http://mediabrowser.tv/
Bring together movies, music, television and more in one dazzling interface. Download. chromecast-Background. Media Browser now ready to cast. Easily broadcast media to your Chromecast device with minimal setup. Learn more. stream-everything-Background. Media Browser streams everything ...
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+Ted Beckwith i have installed MediaBrowser on the same box as my Plex.  Giving it a serious try.  Plex has really disappointed me lately with the complete lack of support. 

If Media Browser works out well, I would even add some code to it.  Open Source is definitely the way to go, as you are able to correct bugs without having to resort to raging on the forums to get a dev to pay attention to you.  Basically its the only way to get any sort of communication on plex forums... very sad state indeed.
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Fire TV Stick arrived.  Looking forward to playing with it tonight.
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Yeah, mine will probably go to the loft TV.  As that is the TV my wife uses and it currently doesn't have a good way to do Prime movies or TV Shows there.
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Serenity for Android

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1.9.1 is now live on the amazon app store.  Certified for Fire TV Stick as well as Fire TV.

http://www.amazon.com/NineWorlds-Serenity-for-Android/dp/B00H3UBS2O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417907299
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Serenity for Android a Plex Media Server Client
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Serenity for Android is a Plex Media Server client specifically designed for the 10ft viewing experience.  Serenity is an open source application, and can be downloaded from the Google Play store.
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