Installing TrilbyTV Player on an Android device

There are many Android-based devices on the market that are an ideal TrilbyTV Player devices, from large SmartTVs to media boxes like the Minix Media Hubs, or even smaller tablets for mounting on podiums or small kiosks.

You will need

  • An Android device or Android TV (5.1 Lollipop or higher)
  • A TrilbyTV account
  • A Google account
  • A wired or WiFi network (depending on device)

Installing on an Android device WITH the Google Play store

  1. Plug your Android device into the HDMI port on your TV and to a power supply as instructed by the manufacturer
  2. Open the Play Store and search for 'TrilbyTV Player'
  3. Click to install TrilbyTV Player on your Android device
  4. Return to the home screen and launch the app
  5. Take note of the Player Code on screen, and then add this to your Dashboard
  6. Configure your playback options, categories, playlists or single items, and setup your schedules as needed within Player Dashboard

Installing on Android devices WITHOUT the Google Play Store

For Android-based devices without access to the Google Play Store, you can still install TrilbyTV Player, however, you maybe need to manually visit a URL to install and update in the future.

First check if there is another App Store on on your device and search for TrilbyTV. If not, follow the instructions below (these may vary depending on which version of Android):

  1. Open the Settings app on your device
  2. Locate the Security menu
  3. Scroll to the item called Unknown Sources and enable this
  4. Visit to download the latest APK file on your device and click to open/install once downloaded
  5. Once launched you should see an 8 character Player Code on screen. Add this to Player Dashboard via our website and your device should begin playing
  6. Go back into Settings and disable Unknown Sources to secure your device again

Additional Configuration

The TrilbyTV Player app will register itself to auto-launch on startup making your signage start up automatically when powered on.

Some Android devices such as the Minix X68i and X39 come with a physical power button. This means that from new the device is default set to turn on using this button. To turn on automatically go to the MCU settings and check the box ‘Auto power on’.

Android 4 Support

As of 1 October 2019, TrilbyTV Player for Android will no longer work on Android 4 devices. This is due to the lack of support for TLS 1.2 which is required to mitigate a number of potential security issues. If you have a device running Android 4.0, please see contact the manufacturer for details on updating your device to Android 5.1 or greater.

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