To begin, I followed the link which leads to the public github repo - Go2TV. The documentation looks good so I proceed to do the following.
First I check to see if their version of Golang matches my own. I run:
$ go version
I am using the older
Go 1.15 version but this software requires
Go 1.16, I swiftly upgrade my Go via this link.
If you have anything below 16.0 then you must download the latest version of Golang before proceeding.
Next I clone the project locally on my computer:
$ cd ~/go/src/github.com/ $ mkdir alexballas $ cd alexballas $ git clone https://github.com/alexballas/Go2TV.git $ cd Go2TV
Please note, I have my Golang home directory in the
After looking through the instructions and the
Makefile, I decide to build it locally by running these commands:
$ make build $ cd build $ chmod u+x go2tv
Next I load up the help details of the app:
Alright, I turn on my TV and run the following command:
$ go2tv -l
The output I get is as follows:
Interesting! Copy the movie you want to stream to your TV into the
$ go2tv -v tech-presentation.mov
On the Samsung TV it will ask for permission, grant it permission.
On the computer I see this:
And on my TV I see:
Hurray! Exciting to see something written in Golang communicating with my TV. Great job and thank you to Alex Ballas for writing this awesome little app.