With faster modern processors, tiny low-cost Android TV boxes have grown up - no more limited KODI media boxes. Many serve as a legitimate 2nd PC running Android with keyboard-and-mouse. However, general-purpose wide-screen use for Android devices is still new. The Android TV box market is still small. Android browser developers are still focused on small screen smartphone features.
Our bookmarks-centric start pages were developed for mobile web browsers which are not yet designed for
wide-screen. Unlike PC browsers, mobile browsers lack
A 2nd goal: produce a single
Filename-based options: basic (bookmarks), stocks+,
Hidden title video links - MSNBC B=Daily.Show CBS.News Bill.Maher SNL PBS Last.Week S=Xfinity
Bookmark links were made from copy-and-paste source code from OneTab share as web page (PC Chrome or Firefox). Minor edits to each bookmark code block makes it fit our start page structure. We made it easy to customize with our code generators to create the code you need. Our online OneTab Tweaker Tool converts your OneTab share URL into compatible HTML code ready to paste into your downloaded copy of our start page. There is also a Category Name Editor and a Radio Station Editor.
Copy / paste to your own downloaded HTML file from our online OneTab Tweaker Tool.
Edit your category headings and radio/audio volume + links at bottom of HTML file.
Start pages have 7 categories with 14, 6, 6, 5, 7, 9, and 4 bookmarks. To avoid CSS code changes, try to plan your
bookmark categories to fit those numbers. If you lengthen or shorten one or more categories, you will need to manually
View your downloaded HTML file with the file:// protocol. Typical default locations:
Android (Chrome) file:///sdcard/Download/bookmarks.html
Windows (Chrome) file:///C:/Users/user/Downloads/stocks-and-links.html
Linux (Chrome) ~/Downloads/news-and-links.html
Linux (Firefox) file:///home/user/Downloads/any-filename-that-starts-with-a-but-not-A.html
Mac / iOS (Safari) file:///Users/user/Downloads/pm-news-plus.html
Note: security features stop web browsers from opening local
file:// links from non-local web sites. None of the links above will work by directly clicking on them.
You can, however,
We recommend the default Android browser (Google) or Google Chrome as most compatible Android TV box web browsers. For wide-screen TV boxes, Opera browser has a Desktop User Agent option that displays many web sites more accurately than other Android browsers - another good choice. We do not recommend Firefox. BTW, Google's Android browser can set browser type to Desktop, but, overall, Chrome (without this option) is better and Opera provides a more accurate desktop experience.
All Android browsers have limitations compared to PC versions. While Android is designed for touch navigation,
it is still usable with keyboard and mouse. However, there are no hover "tool tip" bubbles in Android.
Due to this limitation, I need to make changes to my Compact Radio Jukebox
code to get around this problem. Also note that unlike the normal PC mouse function, Android
Other Android TV box web browser troubles result from faulty mobile web sites that
cater to small screen smartphones. These mobile web sites often display poorly on wide-screen displays.
Google Chrome has an option to request desktop site but it is not "sticky"
Limitations: the wide-screen bookmarks start pages do not work with screens less than 960 pixels wide.
We chose not to show our
Our hidden radio stations usually connect quickly in Android and Linux. However, there is a browser bug that makes these radio