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    Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator

    This is a discussion on Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator within the Sky Q forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; As Sky currently don't do an App for Windows I have tried running the Android App for Sky Q using ...

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      Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator

      As Sky currently don't do an App for Windows I have tried running the Android App for Sky Q using an Android Emulator.

      Remix OS Player installed the Sky Q App from Google Play but it wouldn't get past the Sky Q logo.

      I tried running it with KoPlayer. The app started up OK but couldn't connect to my Sky Q box.

      Has anyone had any success in getting it to run with any Android Emulator for PC?

      If so which emulator?


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      Re: Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator

      Unlikely it will work. If it's like the older sky apps, Sky Devs stopped them running on rooted devices, and they also did not run on certain firmware versions.
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      Re: Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator

      An Android emulator probably in most cases will not work.
      As mentioned above, they will be seen as rooted devices.
      Sky will also limit the distribution of their apps to use development filtering to restrict to types of screen formats s like only tablets or specific large devices or even up to certain true screen sizes.

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      Re: Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator

      I've had some success in the past using BlueStacks to test run Android apps on a Mac (there's also a Windows PC version), but no idea how good it is nowadays nor whether the Sky Q app would work within it.
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      Re: Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator

      Thanks guys.

      I might give BlueStacks a go.

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      Re: Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator

      Quote Originally Posted by ToeKnee View Post
      Thanks guys.

      I might give BlueStacks a go.
      Don't bother it will not work.

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      Re: Running Sky Q App on PC with Android Emulator

      I've had it work on two different emulators - can't remember the second one but "Andy" worked - you need to switch the network interface to bridged mode so that the Udp packages and whatnot arrive.

      However, even on a powerful machine the video performance was just not good enough in the emulator so everything stuttered, even at low resolutions. So while an interesting science project it was completely unusable in real life. I'd love to find an emulator that has better video performance (hardware accelerator?) AND offers bridged networking. I know Bluestacks doesn't, which is why it doesn't work at all.

      Or better still, Sky could release a damn Windows 10 app... They could reuse it on the XBox One even, but they seem to have suddenly lost interest in everything but iOS and Android...

     

     

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