TV Bro, one of the best apps you can have on your android TV, is an open source web browser optimized for Android TV media boxes.
It is the only browser to date that offers adaptive mouse speed control and full remote control support and advanced customization.
TV Bro optionally uses search solutions and voice search from Google.
The TV Bro web browser has a multilingual interface, and also requires an android version of at least 5.0 Lollipop installed on the device. Without advertising.
TV Bro Browser Features
- remote control
- extended tab support
- built-in voice search in many languages
- the ability to change the User Agent value
- uses the built-in WebKit web rendering engine
- improved built-in download manager
- web page history and hotkey support available
The application does not sync with bookmarks and account history on other devices. If the data from Google Drive is not visible, changing the User Agent will help.
You can watch Torrent TV through a web browser, although for such purposes it will still be more convenient to connect a mouse. Plans to add VPN function. You can get acquainted with the source code of the application from the author’s official page on GitHub.
Also, it is not yet possible to copy text on pages. Scaling the text works by long pressing the virtual cursor on an empty space on the page.
The author plans to transfer TV Bro to the Firefox engine, because the built-in Chrome WebView imposes a lot of restrictions and contains a number of fatal bugs. There are also some ideas on how to fix the design and make the browser a little more convenient.
The implementation of copying is also in the list of tasks, but it depends on the redesign and it is not yet clear how to implement it in the UI (for a long tap, now scaling, which does not work well again due to WebView limitations).