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How to build your Fire TV app?
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Written by Anjana
Updated over a week ago

Expanding your streaming service to the Fire TV platform provides an exciting avenue for users to access your content seamlessly on their television screens. In this guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of building your customized Fire TV app, ensuring your audience can enjoy your content on yet another popular platform. Let's get started.

Choosing a Theme

  • Navigate to the Connected TV Apps under the Apps section in the left menu, and select Fire TV

  • Explore the available themes; you can preview a theme by clicking the Preview button located below each theme.

  • Toggle between the light and dark options in the Choose Theme Type at the top to visualize how each theme appears before making a selection.

  • Once you're satisfied, click on the Save button to apply your chosen theme.

Basic Information

  • Proceed to the next tab, which is Basic Info.

  • Provide essential details such as your app's name, package name, and a brief description.

  • Choose your brand colors to maintain a consistent visual identity.

  • Upload your brand assets, including logos.

  • Finally, click the Save button to store your entered information.

Approving Content

Your next step is to authorize the shows and playlists you wish to make accessible on your FireTV app. This ensures you have complete control over the content available in each app.

Crafting Your Pages

Now, let's delve into the most exciting aspect of crafting your app – designing each page.

Several default pages come with specific prebuilt options:

  1. Home Page

  2. Show Detail Page

  3. Video Detail Page

  4. Movie Detail Page

  5. Live Page

Moreover, you can create any number of pages and add widgets to suit your requirements. The process of customizing these pages is similar to the customization approach for your website or other apps.

Tailoring the Header

The header holds significant importance for your TV app as it appears on all pages, facilitating seamless navigation.

Here are the customizable header options:

  • Choose the layout for the header.

  • Pick icons for each page.

  • Toggle elements ON if you want them included in your header, or OFF if you prefer to exclude them.

  • Add custom pages to your header and select icons from the options provided.

  • Lastly, save the page to apply your customizations.

Configuring App Settings

On this page, you'll need to configure general app settings, such as enabling the splash screen or choosing whether the splash video should loop. Additionally, you can set up your Auth page (login page) with an image and adjust other generic settings.

Building Your FireTV App

Finally, in this last step, click Build to generate your Fire TV app.

Build your Fire TV App and Expand Your Audience

This feature is exclusive to users on the Enterprise plan. For further details, contact our sales team

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