Build your own Google TV
Hackers & makers like to re-invent the wheel, and it’s always fun when you do. So we’re going to build our own version of the Google TV using the following open source technologies:
- The RaspberryPi
- Raspbian OS – a Debian distro specially made for the rPi
- Socket.io – to handle the connection between our remote and our TV via websockets
- Express – to handle some basic http requests
- Omxcontrol – a simple module to control the OMXPlayer which is the best video player on the rPi
- Chromium Browser
- Youtube-dl – a script that let you download youtube videos
- QuoJS – to handle swipe gestures on the mobile web app
- Youtube API
Check out the full tutorial here!
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