First we have to install iVMS-4500 HD App on a Smart Tv. Go Google Play Store Apps and then download via this link.
1. your Hik Vision DVR/NVR OR ANY company.
2. Smart Tv or Smart 4K Tv.
3. iVMS-4500 HD (V4.0.0)
4. USB Pen Drive.
5. USB Mouse.
6. USB Key Board (Easy to Type in Smart Tv).
7. Android Phone.
1. iVMS-4500 HD (Download from here)
2. File Commander for Android (Can be downloaded officially on TV)
Here iam used 43 Inch MI Smart TV that runs the Android platform, so I thought that surely we are already halfway there to install an Android app. However, opening the Google Play store on the TV does not display the iVMS-4500 app as it’s not technically supported for the Android TV platform, which in theory is still Android underneath, but themed to work on a larger display – the TV.
The APK files (the extension of Android Apps) could be found online by searching Google and even from Hikvision’s Portal. I decided to download iVMS-4500 initially, however this runs with the rotation the wrong way on the TV (portrait), so I suggest going straight for the HD version which is designed for tablet device like landscape.
You will need to download File Commander for Android. Now insert the USB stick into the TV and ensure the ‘Allow installing unknown apps’ is ticked in the security settings. Then, using File Commander – locate the APK on the USB stick and install the app on the TV, like you would with any normal app on Android. By default, the app still does not show up on the main home screen view as it’s not designed for the TV. You can either install a custom home launcher OR go to your settings, then applications, then select iVMS-4500 HD and chose OPEN.
This is where it gets tricky as the TV’s remote control does not actually work properly at this stage so it’s pretty useless. You will need to plug in a USB mouse, which then presents you with a mouse pointer to make life slightly easier. With the mouse, you’re able to select the ‘Region’ then enter the ‘Devices’ section of the app settings.
However, you can’t use the mouse or the remote control to enter any of the details within the app. Now, you have two options. Either plug in a USB Keyboard OR install Android TV Remote on your phone. With the app installed on your phone and paired with your TV, you can use the phone’s keyboard to enter all the required settings. I would highly recommend that you connect using the local IP (192.168.x.x) of the NVR / DVR. Click save with the mouse then you’re good to go. You know have the iVMS-4500 HD app installed on your Smart TV.