How to Create an IPTV Mobile App for the Livebox TV Station Set-up?
With the APK Builder provided by Livebox, you can create mobile apps for your IPTV set-up and even for the viewers to view all the live streams you can create a single page app to stay updated with your live streams right from their mobile devices.
To create a mobile app for your IPTV set up,
Install and open the APK builder app.
If you want to create an app for your IPTV broadcasts, then click “Create an App” under Livebox TV.
In the App Creation Form, give app name, display name, app description.
Note: In App Name, there shouldn’t be any space or special characters given.
In the Server URL, the app creation form will automatically read your server URL and display it on the bar.
Then browse and set your app icon and logo.
Then finally click on the “Generate App”.
Your app creation process begins and when it says at the end like “Click the below button to download APK”, click on the “Download APK”.
The app gets downloaded to your PC downloads in the zip file format.
Unzip the file, where you can use the Testing.apk to test the app on your device and Release.apk to upload your app on the play store.
Creating a mobile app with Livebox is easy and only a few step process where you can develop a mobile by yourself.
A dialog box ‘Add Role’ opens, where you can give the role name.
Then select API Access.
Under API Access, select the Live Streaming option.
Once you select the Live Streaming option, select all the required permissions.
And click ‘Save’.
And a role for the API permission will be created.
Now go to the ‘Add User’ column and click on the ‘Create User’ button.
A dialog box ‘Add User’ opens. Enter the name of the user (customer) that you are going to lend this API permission.
Then set a password for your user.
And now, near the ‘Role’ option, click the drop-down menu to select the role you have created.
Once you select the Role, you will be provided furthermore options.
So, you can set the Channel Limit and then ‘Select Mode’.
Note: The Production mode is secure one when compared to the Testing Mode. So you can select Testing Mode when in the case of any testing purpose otherwise, it is preferable to select the Production Mode.
If you select the Production Mode, you will be further provided a few more options, where you have to enter the customer’s “Development URL” and “Production URL”. (You can get the Development URL and Production URL from your customer.)
Then click the ‘Create’ button.
Development URL– you can enter the domain URL of the customer’s local host i.e, the domain from where the app is generated.
Production URL– you can enter the URL of the domain to where the customer prefers to move the production app.
The API permission for your customer is created. So now, you can send the Username, Password, Server Secret Key, Native App Key and also Production URL and Development URL (for confirmation purpose) to your customer.
You can also send the below link as documentation help for your customer to get started with the Live Streaming module.
The sub-user created by the Livebox admin can access the Client Portal and re-stream the live videos running on the Livebox server channel to their desired destinations. The destination could be anywhere, like Facebook, Periscope, YouTube, Twitch, RTMP servers, and other streaming platforms.
So, to start re-streaming the Livebox server channel content on Facebook, the sub-user have to log in the Client Portal with the credentials provided by the admin.
Enter your username and password and then give Login.
You can click the ‘Add Destination’ button located on the right side or the thunder button on the left side to select your destination.
A dialog box ‘Share on’ with several destinations shows up. As you wanted to stream live on Facebook, select the Facebook option and then click Push live stream to Facebook to get connected to Facebook.
Note: If you select the option Automatically TURN ON when adding push value, the live stream will automatically begin to happen on your Facebook destination once the live streaming set-up is done. Otherwise, you have to manually turn on the push value followed by giving Go Live on Facebook live streaming settings page.
Once you select Push live stream to Facebook, a pop-up notification on the top left of your browser appears, on which you can give ‘Always allow’ and click ‘Done’.
Client Portal is now connected to your Facebook and it opens your Facebook login page. So, log in to your Facebook.
Select where you want to post your live video and give ‘Next’.
Once you click the ‘Next’ button, a Connect your Live stream to the Live API Facebook page opens, you can minimize the window to see your Facebook destination being added in the push destination.
Note: If you haven’t enabled the Automatically Turn On when adding push value option, then Turn on the button on your destination when you really wanted to re-stream to your Facebook destination.
Then go to Facebook, where it starts to fetch your Livebox contents for streaming.
Your contents are now fetched, so you can give nice description and title to your stream and also decide the audience to share your live stream with.
Then click Go Live which is located in the bottom right corner. You have done your Facebook re-stream successfully.
Note: Unless you click on the Go Live button, the live streaming won’t happen on your Facebook timeline.
You can check your re-stream on your Facebook timeline.
You have successfully re-streamed on Facebook from the Livebox Client Portal.
How to Set Up the Livebox Internet Bonding Device?
Double, triple, quadruple your Internet speed by using the Livebox Internet Bonding device. If you are facing network failover or if you want to maintain the bandwidth robustness while on live, you can gallop your current Internet connections to new speeds by using this bonding device.
To initially set up your Livebox Bonding device,
Turn On the Livebox Internet Bondingdevice.
And access the device interface on your PC using the IP 192.168.95.1.
On the device interface, pick up the Device ID and Hardware Key and send it to the IVB7 support team through Email.
The IVB7 support team, in turn, will send you the License Key.
So, after entering the License Key, you can click Save.
Now you will be taken to the Livebox Bonding device login interface and you can login. (The IVB7 team will provide you the login credentials)
Back on your system interface, you have to reboot the server first.
Then go to “Settings” to configure your Bonding device.
To configure the device, enter the Server IP and Server Key provided by the IVB7 team and click “Submit” button.
Now “Insert SIM cards” with data in the slots given on the device.
Then you have to reboot each SIM card.
Then you can set your SIM cards status.
Master- When you set a SIM as Master, it plays the role of the main SIM card.
Backup- When the Master SIM card fails, the Backup SIM becomes the Main card.
ON- All the turned ON SIM card data combines to the Master SIM card.
OFF- You can Turn OFF the SIM you are no longer using.
You can also select the Network for each SIM card.
Once you set up the above settings, the bonded Internet of your SIM card data will take into new speeds.
And you can use your blazingly-fast bonded Internet either through LAN or Hotspot option.