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NOVA is an open source video player for Android. It consists in a fork of the original Archos Video Player Community Edition that is hosted here: intended to support new features.

This is the entry point repo. It purpose is to provide the manifest to fetch all needed git repos with sources and then bootstrap the build environment.

More interesting sources can be found there:

For the full list, please look at this manifest


Get the repo tool (, then type:

mkdir aos; cd aos
repo init -u -b nova
repo sync -j4

Alternatively for those not under Linux with a properly installed Android SDK/NDK, you can launch the build for one of the flavors of the video player through:

cd Video
./gradlew assembleCommunityLeanbackNoamazonPrivlibs

Latest stable apk

The compiled application is available for installation on Google Play:

Get it on Google Play

Releases are also published on github:

Scraping and Scrobbling

Scraping and scrobbling features rely on external services such as TMDb (, TheTVDB ( and Trakt (

In order to enable NOVA video player to perform these tasks you need to register to this services and enable the API and inject the corresponding keys inside the following files: MediaLib/src/community/res/values/donottranslate.xml replacing the fake values below:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <resources xmlns:android="">
        <string name="tvdb_api_key">0123456789ABCDEF</string>
        <string name="tmdb_api_key">0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef</string>
        <string name="trakt_api_key">0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef</string>
        <string name="trakt_api_secret">0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef</string>

Please note that enabling TheTVDB API registration can be completed following this link:

To create a Trakt api, first register to trakt then add a new app

Redirect URI should be http://localhost and be aware to grant all permissions.


You are welcome to contribute to the translation of the application at