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25 Jan 2024.

Controlling Apple TV with pyatv

pyatv is an open-source tool (MIT license) for controlling Apple TV devices over the network. It uses AirPlay and other network protocols supported by the Apple TV. The most relevant features for us are: Listing the installed apps, launching an app, and sending text to the on-screen keyboard. Read more...

18 Oct 2021.

Testing the Nvidia Shield with Stb-tester

Stb-tester supports automated testing on the Nvidia Shield TV and Shield TV Pro. Read more...

22 Oct 2018.

Testing Alexa integration

An end-to-end test for your Alexa integration is easy to automate with Stb-tester. In this short video we issue commands to Alexa by playing pre-recorded audio files (“Alexa, play Mr. Robot”). Then we validate that the command was successful by looking at the video output from the set-top box (in this video, a Fire TV Stick). Read more...

20 Aug 2018.

Testing the Roku Streaming Stick+ with Stb-tester

Stb-tester has always supported Roku boxes (Roku HD, 2, 3, 4, Express, Express+, Premiere, Premiere+, and Ultra). Now, Stb-tester also supports the Roku Streaming Stick and Streaming Stick+. Read more...

26 Mar 2018.

Testing the Amazon Fire TV with Stb-tester

Stb-tester supports automated testing on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Read more...

17 Jan 2018.

Announcing the Stb-tester Cloud Platform

Stb-tester’s cloud-based portal centralizes your test results and dashboards. It allows remote testing and live monitoring from anywhere in the world — your devices can be spread across multiple network locations, and your test team can be remote too. Read more...

21 Feb 2017.

Testing video playback on mobile devices

There are several mature open source and proprietary tools for testing the user interface of mobile apps on Android and iOS devices, but there aren’t many solutions for internet service providers or video-on-demand streaming services who want to test video playback on real mobile devices to validate their end-to-end video delivery. In this article I’ll discuss various ways of getting video frames from a mobile device for automated testing, and the advantages and trade-offs of each approach. Read more...

05 Jan 2017.

Controlling the Sony PlayStation 4 for test automation

To test a PS4 app you need a mechanism to control the PS4 and a way to get feedback to check that your app is behaving as it should. Read more...