I am guessing no since I can not find info. on it anywhere but wondering why I cant surf internet through fire stick since it is connected to internet, obviously. Thanks for any info.!
By the time I get through reading this echo, fire stick and forums mess and trying to figure out what internet stuff I can see on my tv .. I will be dead ... I was so looking to living a happy life ... I am 7 years old ... in human years
Well according to the documentation I should use a WebView
Amazon Fire TV does not include a browser app, so links to all URLs (advertisements or otherwise) do not work. You can use the Android WebView if you need to include a link to a web page in your app. Note, however, that the Android WebView requires you to manage your own cookies and authentication, as well as handle input events from controllers. (WebView in Android does support D-Pad navigation, but layout and navigation may need review.)
So I switched my code to:
WebView webview = new WebView(this); setContentView(webview); webview.loadUrl("http://www.google.com/");
But now it looks like the WebView control appears, but the message it displays:
Webpage Not Available And then it says try again and presents a hyperlink to www.google.com. I can navigate to the link with the Remote but if I click on it, it displays the same message.
I've tried using several URLs with the same results.
What is the cause? My network? Amazon restrictions?
Well I went ahead and built a Fire app and added:
Intent browserIntent = new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, android.net.Uri.parse("http://www.google.com")); startActivity(browserIntent);
However, the result on my Fire TV screen was:
Unsupported Browser Link Fire TV does not support open browser links
So I guess I cannot use the generic launch of the Android browser to view web content on Fire.
Maybe I can scrape the html and put in some other control?