Light version of the Connect SDK project with no external dependencies
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#Connect SDK Android Lite Connect SDK is an open source framework that connects your mobile apps with multiple TV platforms. Because most TV platforms support a variety of protocols, Connect SDK integrates and abstracts the discovery and connectivity between all supported protocols. This project can be built in Android Studio or directly with Gradle. Eclipse IDE is not supported since 1.5.0 version.

This repository contains the lite version of the Connect SDK project, and does not include support for platforms that require heavy and/or external dependencies. For the full Connect SDK, clone the main repository.

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##Dependencies This project has the following dependencies.

##Including Connect SDK in your app with Android Studio Edit your project's build.gradle to add this in the "dependencies" section

dependencies {
    compile 'com.connectsdk:connect-sdk-android-lite:1.6.0'

##Including Connect SDK in your app with Android Studio from sources

  1. Open your terminal and execute these commands

  2. On the root of your project directory create/modify the settings.gradle file. It should contain something like the following:

    include ':app', ':Connect-SDK-Android-Lite'
  3. Edit your project's build.gradle to add this in the "dependencies" section:

    dependencies {
        compile project(':Connect-SDK-Android-Lite')
  4. Sync project with gradle files

  5. Add permissions to your manifest

###Permissions to include in manifest

  • Required for SSDP & Zeroconf discovery
  • android.permission.INTERNET
  • android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE
  • Required for interacting with devices
  • android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
  • android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
  • Required for storing device pairing information
  • android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.INTERNET"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_MULTICAST_STATE"/>
<uses-permission android:name="android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE" />

###Proguard configuration Add the following line to your proguard configuration file (otherwise DiscoveryManager won't be able to set any DiscoveryProvider).

-keep class com.connectsdk.**       { * ; }

###Tests Connect SDK has unit tests for some parts of the code, and we are continuing to increase the test coverage. These tests are based on third party libraries such as Robolectric, Mockito and PowerMock. You can easily run these tests with Gradle:

gradle test

Also the project has a target for generating test coverage report with Jacoco. Use this command for generating it.

gradle jacocoTestReport

The test coverage report will be in this folder Connect-SDK-Android/build/reports/jacoco/jacocoTestReport/html.



  • DLNA service support SRT format only. Since there is no official specification for them, subtitles may not work on all DLNA-compatible devices. This feature has been tested and works on LG WebOS and Netcast TVs.
  • Netcast service support SRT format only. It uses DLNA and has the same restrictions as DLNA service.
  • WebOS service supports WebVTT format only. The server providing subtitles should support CORS headers.


##Credits Connect SDK for Android makes use of the following open-source projects.

##License Copyright (c) 2013-2015 LG Electronics.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.