How to create TV app using Flutter

Updated 29 February 2024


In this blog, we will learn how to create Smart TV app using Flutter. TV apps use the same architecture as those for phones and tablets. This approach means you can build new TV apps based on what you already know about building apps for Android, or extend your existing apps to also run on TV devices.

However, the interaction model for TV is substantially different. To make your app successful on TV devices you need to make some additional changes apart from phones and tablets.

We have already built an Android TV app for the CS-Cart platform where you can check the complete workflow as well.

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Below Are the things we need to set for the TV app.

Add Leanback Support In the Manifest file

Set Touch screen False

TV Banner

Android TV app used a Banner instead of a launcher icon.
We need to create a banner with a pixel size of 320×180.
Add to your drawable folder and add to your manifest file as shown below.

Sample App

In this sample App, we will make a video player app.
We will use some static sample video URL to show the list of videos and play a video.

Add the Below dependencies to your pubspec.yaml

main. dart




Now our sample app is ready to run.

Conclusion :

Finally, Let’s check the app output.

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