Does or will the Twitch App for the Amazon FireTV support Mobile Deep links for opening streams directly from other FireTV apps or, in our case, a FireTV Web App?
use case: I am looking to develop an HTML5 Web App for the FireTV that displays our live status and our audio podcast episodes. I would like to add the ability to load our live stream or even video archives from the WebApp as well, but I get a Security warning, followed by "net::ERR_UNKNOWN_URL_SCHEME (ttv://open?stream=). This happens with twitch:// as well, leading me to believe that the Twitch FireTV app does NOT support deep links.
I am unable to use the HTML5 player embed within the app, since the embed player does not seem to support the FireTV remote control input codes, and since our channel is marked for Mature Audiences, i am unable to use the remote to click through the “Start Watching” button and the Mature warning.
The only other option, which is NOT an option at all, is to use the .m3u8 file, but that is not at all supported and we want to make sure this stays above board.
Having the FireTV Twitch app properly support Mobile Deep Links would be the best route to go, that way ads would still play, as our WebApp would simply move the user/viewer over to the official Twitch app.