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Text based data sharing between Fire TV and Android apps

I want to send simple "string " to firestick using android mobile apps. I could not found any solution yet.

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Levon@Amazon answered

Hi there,

Thanks for posting! There is no built-in solution for your use case. You will have to write an app and implement this data exchange yourself. Your options could be one of the following:

  • Bluetooth
  • TCP / UDP IP

In the case of Bluetooth, your devices have to be in close proximity to each other, and you don't need a server for this. If on the other hand you plan to use cellular connection or Wi-Fi to transfer your data, you will most likely need a centralized server that will accept connections, know the IP addresses of the devices and be able to work around private IPs, firewalls / NAT, etc.

In any case, what you are asking is not Amazon specific, but is general programming problem, which you should probably research by reading Android docs / samples. Thanks!

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Thanks alot Levon , I have done thing using above ways but i was wondering, we can cast media content but not simple text content ?

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That's correct; unless you somehow generate a video file that includes that text as content of its frames, and then cast it.

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