NextD TV is an open platform that allows majority of the Android apps to run without any modification. However, since some apps are designed with only the smartphone's portrait screen in mind, they may not display properly on the TV screen. Following are a few possibilities when this happens:

1. The graphics on TV screen appear to be stretched horizontally.

2. The top and bottom portion of the graphics seem to be cut off.

3. The graphics are rotated by 90 degrees.


A few apps that are known to have this limitation are: Subway Surfer, Mobile Strike, Talking Tom Cat, Clash Royale, and Glow Hockey.


A recent over-the-air (OTA) update allow the users to adjust an Android app's display orientation on TV screen through the "TV Display Adjust" button on NextD Remote app. This makes certain portrait-only apps such as Subway Surfer to be playable on TV.


The OTA Update was released on 8/4/2016. If you have not seen the pop up window prompting you to update the system software, you can do so manually by following these steps:

1. Click on the Settings app on the NextD desktop screen.

2. Scroll all the way down then click on "About Device" on the left navigation panel.

3. On the right side of the "About Device" screen, click on "System Update"

4. Click on the "Check for Update" button then follow the on screen instructions to download, then install the update.