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Use VMLite VNC Server for Amazon Fire TV 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0
Hello there!

Can anybody please tell me how to start the VNC Server remotely via adb shell?
The Amazon Fire TV can't be connected via USB.

Thanks in advance!
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#21921
Re: Use VMLite VNC Server for Amazon Fire TV 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 86
Yes, you can do that, whether it's FireTV Box or FireTV stick:

(1) Enable ADB and USB Debugging - go to Amazon TV, Settings, System, Developer Options > tun on ADB Debugging and USB Debugging

(2) Now, the tricky part, you need to find the ip address of the FireTV device. I checked my router's connected devices to find the ip address, you may have a better way.

(3) Now from another PC, you can use adb command to install and run our vnc server app. You can install adb from our vaac program:

adb connect your-ip-address-of-firetv
adb install VMLiteVNCServer-license.apk (you can purchase the apk from us)
adb push VMLiteVNCServer.license

(3) once installed, you can run the app this way:
adb shell
am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.vmlite.vncserver/.MainActivity
/data/data/com.vmlite.vncserver/files/vmlitevncserver

Control-C to quit adb shell

(4) On your FireTV, our vnc server should be running, and display an ip address, that you can connect from any vnc viewer

attached a screenshot:
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Re:Use VMLite VNC Server for Amazon Fire TV 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0
Thank you very much huisinro for your detailed answer!
I purchased via your website and I'll wait for the app and post my results afterwards.

P.S.: The purchase didn't work using chrome (credit card and paypal). Had to use IE to get paypal to work.
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Re:Use VMLite VNC Server for Amazon Fire TV 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 0
The pushing of the license has to be like this or you get an error:
adb push VMLiteVNCServer.license /data/local/tmp/VMLiteVNCServer.license

Works really well. Thank you again!

One last question: Is encryption of the connection possible?
VNC Viewer gives a warning but i can't find a corresponding option.
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Re:Use VMLite VNC Server for Amazon Fire TV 5 Years, 9 Months ago Karma: 86
Thanks for the update.

No, the encryption is not used. If you are at home, shouldn't worry much about this, as it's inside local network. Outside people won't be able to get the data.
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Re:Use VMLite VNC Server for Amazon Fire TV 5 Years, 8 Months ago Karma: 86
I was curious why you need a vnc server for fire TV? it has a remote. Can you share some insights?

We released another app that turns fire TV into a chromecast receiver, you might be interested,

www.aftvnews.com/youmap-turns-your-fire-...chromecast-receiver/
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