Troubleshooting

Web Receiver opens on the Android TV

If the Web Receiver opens on the Android TV instead of your native app unexpectedly, answer a few questions to troubleshoot the issue:

Was the app installed from the Play Store?

If not, check the software serial number of your Android TV device (NOT the hardware serial number on the device) to see if it is properly listed in the same Cast Developer Console that your receiverID is listed. See the registration page for instructions on how to register your device if it is not listed.

This serial number can change. It is a software serial number and is not the one written on the device.

Do you see an APP_NOT_INSTALLED_BY_WHITELISTED_INSTALLER or INSTALLER_NOT_WHITELISTED errors in the logs?

These errors indicate that the app was installed from an untrusted source (not the Play Store) and that the software serial number and receiverID are not properly registered in the same Cast Developer Console.

Is your device software serial number and receiverID listed in the same Cast Developer Console?

Both the device serial number and your receiver's ID need to be listed in the same Cast Developer Console.

Is your device software serial number correct?

The software serial number of your Android TV device used for Cast is different from its hardware serial number listed on the device and can change.

See the registration page for instructions on how to register your device.

Is your sender app Cast Connect enabled?

Ensure that the installed sender app has Cast Connect support enabled as detailed in the sender app setup section.

Is your Android TV app's package name properly listed in the Cast Developer Console?

Ensure that the package name in the Cast Developer Console, as shown in the Cast Developer Console setup section, matches the app installed on your Android TV.

Do you have a LaunchRequestChecker for your Android TV app?

If so, try removing your LaunchRequestChecker to see if your app properly launches the native Android TV receiver. If this fixes your issue, you may need to fix your launch checker logic or log in to the sender app.