The Stb-tester HDMI Node
A tool for test automation programmers, designed to solve the real-world challenges of automated UI black-box testing.
Stb-tester issues commands to the device-under-test in the same way a real user does (typically using an infrared remote control).
Stb-tester then checks the behaviour of the device-under-test by analysing the device’s video output.
The Stb-tester HDMI Node sits on your premises connected to your device-under-test, and you can control it from anywhere in the world using our secure web-based portal.
We are a boutique consultancy specialising in automated test development and execution throughout your project's software development lifecycle.
Our clients include set-top box and TV manufacturers, video-on-demand services and app developers who target OTT devices and similar connected platforms.
In November 2015 YouView launched on a range of Sony Bravia televisions across the UK. The biggest technical challenges of the project were in the integration, with frequent releases from YouView, Sony, MediaTek, and Google — often more than one release per week, and each release needed comprehensive testing. Read how Stb-tester.com supported YouView's launch on Sony Bravia TVs.
Stb-tester has helped ActiveVideo to accelerate the continuous integration of the CloudTV software with true set-top-box test automation. The powerful APIs combined with outstanding and timely support made it easy to integrate stb-tester into our test environment. The result is better test coverage and an increase in overall efficiency.
Michiel Thuijs, VP Engineering, ActiveVideo
We wouldn’t have been able to reliably make so many feature improvements to YouView without the use of stb-tester within our overall testing process.
Chris Bramley, CTO, YouView TV
Stb-tester is an important part of Lounge Logic’s continuous integration process. A full test suite can be developed quickly and easily, which saves us time and resources and helps us to quickly find new bugs and regressions.
Maredudd ap Gwyndaf, Director, Lounge Logic
of test automation with stb-tester
Test what your users see
True black-box testing of your production application — no need for special instrumented builds.
Catch defects earlier
Add end-to-end testing into your Continuous Integration pipeline to catch defects earlier in the development lifecycle — when it is cheapest to fix them.
Scale your testing
Run more tests, more often, and earlier, against multiple platforms.
Stb-tester's test-execution engine is open-source software. This gives you an unrivalled level of control and flexibility from your test automation tooling.
The stb-tester project is hosted on Github.