How to watch movies from Video Hosting Websites on Android TV?

Unable to play Video from Video Hosting Sites on Android TV.

Environment

Platform: Smart Television
Operating System: Android TV, any version. 

Problem

Unable to play videos from video hosting websites on android TV because you don't have any TV app for the video hosting website.

For Example Unable to play video from YouTube.com without installing its app.
Summary


Some video hosting sites don't have dedicated apps for Android TVs, luckily Youtube has apps for Android TV but it is not the same case for another website.
So, what to do for such hosting sites?

Here in this tutorial, we are going to share an easy trick to get through this trouble.

Reason

Why are we not able to play Video directly from the website?
 
The Browsers on the TV are not capable of playing Video Contents. I tried the Puffin browser, which is available on TV's Playstore, and also tried the Native Browser available with Sony Bravia TV, but both of them are not able to run the playback content. 

Workaround

So for such sites which do not have any apps at present for the Android TV, below is the suggested workaround to make it work:


1. Install the Firefox Mozilla Browser on your Android TV from the link: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-tv/releases
  1. On the Television, you will not be able to download the Firefox Browser Application Pack APK directly, and this APK is available on the above link from GitHub. To install it, you need to First use your mobile or computer to download this application and save on Google Drive. 
  2. Once downloaded, upload it on the Google Drive folder and remember the location. 
  3. Now on the TV, use the ES File Explorer app and go to Network>Cloud>Google Drive and install the downloaded Firefox APK from here. 
2. The Firefox app for TV is installed, Now open the hosting website.

3. Now enjoy all the videos with Firefox Browser on your Television screen. 

Conclusion


Installing the Firefox TV APK provided the full-fledged browser feature to the Android Television. Whereas earlier, the native browser and the browser options available on Playstore had limited functionality and were unable to play the video contents. 
Firefox TV-Browser Application removed the limitations and provided with a powerpack feature to play Flash Video Contents & also download them. Now we can watch the movies directly from the browser and do not need a unique App to do that.


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Updated Solution (Dated 22June2020): Airtel Xtream TV app is now available on TV's Olaystorr
Problem
AirtelTV app is only for mobile, and if I install it on TV by overriding the conditions, then it is getting installed but is visible horizontally. I can not use cursor as the AirtelTV app uses touch input. So installing AirtelTV App on Android TV is not a solution; it needs some workaround to watch Airtel TV app content in another way. 

Summary

The Airtel TV app is only available for mobile devices, but lots of Airtel users who enjoy paid channels and movies on the AirtelTV app want to enjoy AirtelTV on the bigger screen. 
Like I want to see the videos on my big 55 inch TV Sony Bravia.

Environment

Platform: Smart Television
Operating System: Android TV, any version. 

Workaround

As we know that the Airtel TV app is not present for the Android TV below is the workaround I can suggest to make it work:


1. Install the Firefox Mozilla Browser on your Android TV from the link: https://github.com/mozilla-mobile/firefox-tv/releases
  1. On your TV, you will not be able to download the APK directly, and this APK is available on the above link. To install it, you need to First use your mobile to download this application. 
  2. Once downloaded, save it on your Google Drive Folder. 
  3. Now on your TV, use ES File Explorer>Network>Cloud>Google Drive and install the APK from here. 
2. The Firefox app for TV is installed, Now open the link https://www.airtelxstream.in/

3. Now enjoy all Airtel TV app from here on your TV screen. 

Solution

Identified that Inbuilt Browser and Browser available on TV Playstore cannot download anything from the internet and play the Dynamic Contents like Flash Files and Videos. Puffin Browser and Native browsers are just right for Browsing the Internet.

To check this fact, we first tried to run the https://www.airtelxstream.in/ on the native browser and the Puffin Browser, but it failed to play the Content.
Even those Playstore Browser are not able to download any APK on the TV.
So we installed the Firefox TV APK from Google Drive and then test the https://www.airtelxstream.in/ website on it and found it working without any problem.

Airtel's website is platform-independent and can be used on a computer, mobile, or Smart TV; you can now definitely enjoy the contents of Airtel TV app on https://www.airtelxstream.in/.

Conclusion:

The Firefox Browser is very smart and able to play the Flash & Video contents without any problem.
Using this browser, it is possible to play contents directly from Youtube, Dailymotion, or any other video hosting websites. Now you don't need to keep on installing different applications for watching different Contents. 
For Android TVs, the Firefox Browser is the best because it can add a lot more capabilities than the TV browsers available on Playstore. Now with Firefox, you can not just browse the internet and read Contents but also enjoy additional features like a real mobile or desktop browser, as it let you play music, videos, and download.
Firefox will definitely save you from searching for unnecessary applications and perform most of the Content from one single browser.


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What is the LifeSpan of Corona Virus on the surface of Mobiles, computers, and Gadgets?

The Novel Corona Virus COVID-19


The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared COVID-19 as the pandemic, and we know it is a global concern, and the impact is visible in many countries. The source of the Virus is still unknown. The scientists are estimating that it may have originated from China, where the first of such a case was reported and may be the result of the fact that Chinese people are habituated to it the animals who are the host of Coronavirus family, especially Snakes and Bats.  

Social Media Question

What is the full form of COVID 19?

Answer: Corona Virus Diseases, 2019.

Who is the Host of the Virus?

This Virus is not Airborn; that means it is not in the environment like regular viral flu, but it is a contagion that means it can be transferred from one patient to another patient.
We first need to understand how this Virus lives and survive in our body and how it infects others.

How This Virus Spread?

This Virus infects the lungs, nose, and throat; basically, the respiratory organs of the body, just like any other flu, show early symptoms of cough, cold, and flu. At a later stage, its cells start to regenerate inside the body at such a fast speed that it causes pneumonia and creates a life-threatening situation. Sneeze and cough cause tiny droplets containing the Virus, which is touched by the healthy person, and once his hand reaches around respiratory parts like nose or mouth, he infects himself.

Main Problem with this Virus - Why are we not able to control it?

This Virus survives for more than 3-4 days on the surface, and it is invisible due to which many people unknowingly come in contact with it and spread infection by infecting themself.

Why LockDown is the only resort?

Because we don't have a cure, the only way to survive is to break the chain of its spread by locking ourselves for the time all the patients are identified & quarantined.
Why we are not able to identify the patients without Lockdown. Most of the patients are showing the symptoms post 12 days during this period; they coughing and sneezing and laying the Virus on their surroundings.
Some people causing the further delay, because they are afraid and unaware of the situation, and the psychology of thinking that reporting the flu to the medical institutions which are full of COVID-19 patients is a hub, and they may get infected.
Delay in reporting of the decease cause delay in the treatment which results in an emergency, along with it there are chances of patients infecting a lot of people around him.
So it is crucial to lock ourselves for good 21 days or more if needed, completely isolate ourselves and in between if required medical help, report it immediately so that we can reduce the impact as soon as possible.

What is the lifespan of the COVID-19 Virus?

We should know the lifespan of this Virus on the surface of different objects, especially the necessary devices on which we spend most of our time & touch them again and again. 
For example, the surface of the table, knobs glass, water bottle, keyboard, mouse, power button, and switchboards, etc...
To answer this question accurately, we checked the report shared by WHO and sharing some details.
The old Report from World Health Organisation (WHO) suggested that the original SARS-CoV virus identified in the year 2003 has a lifetime on the glass surface for up to four full days, which makes it 96 hours.
For the Plastic Surface, it has a lifespan of 72 hours that makes it 3 days.
Similarly, In the recent study conducted by the United States' National Institutes of Health, and conveyed to the WHO reports that the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) also lives on the surfaces like steel and hard plastic for about 72 hours (three days), same as the SARS-CoV virus.
Also, when tested on cardboard(you might be taking deliveries), it has a lifespan of 24 hours, and on copper, the Virus lives for 4 hours.
However, the new studies from the United States National Institutes of Health did not test it on Glass surface; hence we can consider the same as SARS-COV-2 as the other test factors match with COVID-19.
Finally, the best practice to be safe is social distancing and isolation for some time.
We give credit to the United States National Insitute of Health for sharing their research & providing us a better idea about the virus life span and helping us to be more aware of sanitizing the surface.
So far, We do not have any effective cure for the Corona Virus Pandemic, the only best way to rescue ourselves is by keeping the social distance between people, and by maintaining strict hygiene by covering ourselves with the protective shields like masks and sanitizer.

How to connect Nodes to Domain Controller.

You may have question how to Connect Node1 to DC ?

It is an easy task to perform, don't know why no one else created a proper blog about it.

First, you have to install 3 roles to the DC to make it Domain Controller and then it will be ready to add other nodes.

So the three roles are AD DC, DHCP, and DNS.

Add this three roles, then Promote your server as Domain controller create a Forest, give it a name and create NETBIOS.

Once it is done, go to Network adaptors settings and assign it a IP, you can assign class A, B or C, whichever you wish.

For example take class an IP address 10.1.10.1 and keep the default gateway and DNS server also the same.

Once you will assign the IP address now its time to set DHCP so that other computer will get the IPI addresses and will be able to connect to the domain.

So go to DHCP and right click on IPV4 and select New Scope option and create a scope and take range between 10.1.10.100 to 10.1.10.200.

Now we are done with the setting on DC.

Now need to connect Node one to the DC, so go back to the Node1 and in server manager select local server, in there click on manage IPV4 and now assign it any IP address which is within the scope and make the default gateway the IP address of the DC server.

Now go back to Server Manager click on Local Server and here click on "Workgroup" and change it to the domain name you had earlier assigned.

Now you will be able to connect the DC with the different nodes.

Found below video very useful to perform the above task and you can also proceed with performing clustering.

Video Courtesy : 

SrinathChowdary



How to configure NAT to share internet through DC to other nodes. Windows Server 2016

Sharing the internet through Domain Control to all other Workstation connected to it without much effort.

To configure sharing internet through one server to all the other machines in the network you need to configure NAT in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and 2016.

So to do so you need to have two Lan Adapters installed on the Internet server.

Then install the Remote Access Server role. After installing it will ask for the prompt, just cancel that.

Go to the Routing and remote access here below server status you will be able to see the computer name of the local server which has the internet.

Now right click on it and select "Enable Routing and Remote Access" and then select option to make to do the customer configuration and create a LAN connection.

After it goes to the tools and select Windows Firewall and creates a new inbound rule to allow ping ICPSv4 to all the programs and computer.

Then come back to the Routing and Remote Access and here under the here right click on General under IPV4 and select create new routing interface select NAT.

After selecting NAT now its time to assign the interface, hence again right click on General and select the new interface and now select the external router which will be able to communicate with another machine in created routing mechanism.

Now you will be able to use the internet on all the computer associated within the domain.

And if you are using Hyper-V you will save a lot of time of adding the virtual switch. I found this video very helpful in doing the same if you are finding above instruction difficult you may watch below video: Video Courtesy: Professor Hornung

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