OV App Permissions

OV App Permissions

iOS devices

On iOS, you are prompted by a dialogue box whenever OV app requests a new permission, which you can either allow or deny. In some cases, it is necessary for you to grant OV certain permissions to take advantage of a feature.

Microphone access

  • Used when accessing Amazon Alexa, OV requests this permission. Denying this permission will not allow you to use Alexa or other voice services.

Cellular data

  • OV uses cellular data for streaming or communication between devices, and connection to services such as OV platform and Amazon Alexa. Enabling this permission will allow normal app operation.

 

Android devices

Android devices are comprehensive when it comes to permissions. It is not possible to only allow some permissions required by the app, it is necessary to allow all permissions for a particular app, or none at all. The following permissions are necessary to install the OV app on Android devices.

NOTE: Android version 6.0 and up it is possible to allow or deny specific permissions. Learn more about Android 6.0 and up permissions here.

Location

  • "Approximate location (network-based)": Gathering the approximate location of your OV headset allows us to auto-populate and predetermine your location for use in OV platform services with more functionality such as Amazon Alexa to come in the near future.
  • “Precise Location (GPS and network-based)”: Gathering the approximate location of your OV headset allows us to determine your location for use in OV platform services with more functionality such as Amazon Alexa to come in the near future.

You can control the location services permission from your device; learn more about Android 6.0 and up permissions here.

Phone

  • Read Phone status and identity” – This permission enables OV to recognize when a call comes in and give you the opportunity to answer it, pausing the current app in the background in the meantime.

Photos/Media/Files

  • "Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage": These options allows the OV app to be installed on an SD card if you are operating from that storage media or running low on internal space.

Storage

  • "Modify or delete the contents of your USB storage": These options allows the OV app to be installed on an SD card if you are operating from that storage media or running low on internal space.

Other

  • “Receive Data From Internet”: Allows OV to utilize the data connection to send/receive data using your internet connection.
  • "View network connections": Used to determine which network OV should be connected to.
  • “Pair with Bluetooth devices”: Used to allow OV headset to be Bluetooth paired with your device.
  • “Access Bluetooth settings”: Allows OV app to access Bluetooth settings to remain connected with OV headset”.
  • “Send sticky broadcast”: Allows OV headset to communicate back the battery status to Android.
  • “Full Network access”: Allows OV app to use your device data connection for access to Amazon Alexa and OV platform services.
  • “Change your audio settings”: Allows the OV app mixer preferences to be used on the OV headset.
  • “Run at startup”: Allows the OV app to be running at startup, and immediately accessible.
  • "Prevent device from sleeping": Allows the app service to be active in the background for events such as an OV headset button press, such as accessing Amazon Alexa.

 

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