ViMu is a media player application for Google TV based boxes and TV-sets.

Now Vimu Player is also available for Amazon Fire TV!

Stream your media from your Windows/Mac/Linux PC or NAS/Router directly to your Google TV!
No special server is required!
Player uses standard protocols like SMB (Windows sharing), UPnP/DLNA and NFS.

Vimu Video Player key features:

  • Grid and list content navigation.
  • Playback of all native video formats, supported by your Google TV device.
  • Local filesystems and USB filesystems browsing, quicksearch and playback.
  • Windows shares (SMB filesystems) browsing, quicksearch and playback.
  • WebDAV browsing, quicksearch and playback.
  • NFS browsing, quicksearch and playback (experimental!).
  • UPnP/DLNA indexing, browsing, search and playback.
  • Receiving HTTP/HTTPS live streams (IceStream).
  • Audio track switching.
  • External audio track support in M4A and MKA formats.
  • External SRT subtitles support.
  • M3U playlists support.
  • Internal MKV subtitles and chapters support.
  • Apple Airplay support for streaming Video and Images from iOS devices (experimental, no music). Android device can use Vimu Airplay over DoubleTwist+Airsync app.
  • Display of movie covers and sheets generated by Movienizer or ThumbGen applications (for local/SMB/WebDAV/NFS).
  • Descriptions display for UPnP/DLNA.

For the list of supported formats see Audio/Video formats page.


To use external subtitles you should have an srt (lower case extension) file in the same directory with the same name. Like movie.mkv and as example. Also you should select a proper encoding of your subtitle file using App preferences. To use MKV subtitles enable "MKV extended support" feature in App preferences.

Only SRT and SSA tracks are supported. Yet experimental - sometimes does not detect subtitles at all.

To link several VOB-files (like VTS_00_1.VOB, VTS_00_2.VOB etc) click on the .IFO file (like VTS_00_0.IFO) (not supported on Logitech Revue).

If you have problems when connecting to SMB shares with authentication enabled, try to disable it on you server. There are issues about accepting login/password on some kinds of smb servers.

You can navigate fast in file explorer using quick search feature. Just start typing to filter files.

If you have no sound, your video file may contain unsupported soundtrack (like DTS).

Player hotkeys:

0-9fast seeking to 0-90%
Channel Up/Downnext/previous chapter (+/- 5 min.)
A (ALT, Yellow)change audio track
S (Blue)change subtitle track
Ochange Revue optical output mode AC3(DolbyDigital)/PCM
Pset Revue video output mode to 50Hz (PAL)
Nset Revue video output mode to 60HZ (NTSC)
+/-change subtitle size
K/Mmove subtitles up/down over the screen
</>change subtitle offset in msec
Zzoom/crop video (not supported by Revue and Co-Star)
X (Red)change aspect ratio (only for 2nd gen ARM Google TV)
Eenable/disable external audio track (media will restart)
R/Tchange external audio track offset in msec