FireTVService provides capabilities for Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices. FireTVService acts a layer on top of Amazon's Fling SDK, and requires the Fling SDK framework to function. FireTVService provides the following functionality:

  • Media playback

  • Media control

Using Connect SDK for discovery/control of Fire TV devices will result in your app complying with the Amazon Fling SDK terms of service.


id<BlockRunner> delegateBlockRunner

The BlockRunner instance specifying where to run delegate callbacks. The default value is the main dispatch queue runner. Cannot be nil, as it will reset to the default value.

FireTVMediaPlayer * fireTVMediaPlayer

Object that controls MediaPlayer functionality.

FireTVMediaControl * fireTVMediaControl

Object that controls MediaControl functionality.

id<RemoteMediaPlayer> remoteMediaPlayer

A RemoteMediaPlayer that's controlled by this service instance. It's returned from the ServiceDescription object, and thus can be nil if the serviceDescription property is nil.

AppStateChangeNotifier * appStateChangeNotifier

An AppStateChangeNotifier that allows to track app state changes.


- (instancetype) initWithAppStateChangeNotifier:(nullable AppStateChangeNotifier *)stateNotifier

Initializes the instance with the given AppStateChangeNotifier. Using nil parameter will create real object.

  • stateNotifier

Inherited Methods

+ (NSDictionary *) discoveryParameters

A dictionary of keys/values that will be used by the DiscoveryProvider used to discover this DeviceService. Some keys that are used are: service name, SSDP filter, etc.

+ (DeviceService *) deviceServiceWithClass:(Class)_class serviceConfig:(ServiceConfig *)serviceConfig
  • _class
  • serviceConfig: serviceConfig
+ (BOOL) shouldDisconnectOnBackground

Static property that determines whether a DeviceService subclass should shut down communication channels when the app enters a background state. This may be helpful for apps that need to communicate with web apps from the background. This property may not be applicable to all DeviceService subclasses.

Sets the shouldDisconnectOnBackground static property. This property should be set before starting DiscoveryManager for the first time.

+ (void) setShouldDisconnectOnBackround:(BOOL)shouldDisconnectOnBackground
  • shouldDisconnectOnBackground
- (instancetype) initWithServiceConfig:(ServiceConfig *)serviceConfig
  • serviceConfig
- (BOOL) hasCapability:(NSString *)capability
  • capability
- (BOOL) hasCapabilities:(NSArray *)capabilities
  • capabilities
- (BOOL) hasAnyCapability:(NSArray *)capabilities
  • capabilities
- (void) connect

Will attempt to connect to the DeviceService. The failure/success will be reported back to the DeviceServiceDelegate. If the connection attempt reveals that pairing is required, the DeviceServiceDelegate will also be notified in that event.

- (void) disconnect

Will attempt to disconnect from the DeviceService. The failure/success will be reported back to the DeviceServiceDelegate.

- (void) pairWithData:(id)pairingData

Will attempt to pair with the DeviceService with the provided pairingData. The failure/success will be reported back to the DeviceServiceDelegate.

  • pairingData –

    Data to be used for pairing. The type of this parameter will vary depending on what type of pairing is required, but is likely to be a string (pin code, pairing key, etc).

- (void) closeLaunchSession:(LaunchSession *)launchSession success:(SuccessBlock)success failure:(FailureBlock)failure

Every LaunchSession object has an associated DeviceService. Internally, LaunchSession's close method proxies to it's DeviceService's closeLaunchSession method. If, for some reason, your LaunchSession loses it's DeviceService reference, you can call this closeLaunchSession method directly.

  • launchSession –

    LaunchSession to be closed

  • success: success –

    (optional) SuccessBlock to be called on success

  • failure: failure –

    (optional) FailureBlock to be called on failure