Nov’22 Updates: Live With Automation Testing On OTT Streaming Devices, Test On Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip4, & More

Devansh Bhardwaj

Posted On: December 7, 2022

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Product update November

Hola Testers! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving weekend! To make this time more memorable, we at LambdaTest have something to offer you as a token of appreciation.

Our team of highly driven and ambitious developers has been working on some fantastic features to deliver you a seamless testing experience.

Last month, we went live with automation testing for OTT streaming devices, added exclusive support for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4, latest integrations, new HyperExecute widgets, and more.

Let’s see what’s in the box, shall we?

Automate OTT Testing and Deliver a Seamless User Experience

Automate OTT Testing LambdaTest’s real device cloud allows you to perform native app automation of your Smart TVs. You can run your automation tests on an Apple TV, Roku TV, or Amazon Fire TV.

LambdaTest’s cloud-based Smart TV automation testing lets you test your OTT apps on a wide range of real Smart TV devices without worrying about building or maintaining an in-house testing infrastructure.

Here are the other features you can leverage with LambdaTest’s cloud.

  • Native app automation on real Apple TVs, Fire TVs, and Roku TVs can be done with Appium.
  • You can easily configure your automation frameworks tests on the LambdaTest Cloud grid using real device capabilities generator.
  • Expedite your Smart TV automation test execution with parallel testing.
  • Debug your app tests with LambdaTest Analytics and different logs like Appium, device, and network.
  • Remote control simulation features a built-in ability for remote control access.
  • Test your geolocation and localization features in 50+ countries.
  • Integrate your testing stack with popular third-party tools for project management, codeless automation, CI/CD, and more to streamline your workflow and accelerate your release cycle.

Automate OTT Testing

Enterprises can deliver a superior user experience by thoroughly testing their digital offerings with features like parallel testing, remote control management, Appium integration, localization testing, and more.

We have also added some other features under App automation, which are as follows:

  • New parameters – custom_id and visibility for uploading the app via app URL.
  • Now apply Visual and Exception filters simultaneously.
  • Upload an app via cURL with sizes up to 1 GB.
  • Support for lambdaMaskCommands to prevent sensitive data from appearing on the device.
  • Access Crash logs for test executions to quickly identify and debug errors.

App Testing on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 are here. Are your mobile web and native apps ready for it?

Now test your app on LambdaTest’s real device cloud running the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4 and ensure that your app works seamlessly on foldable devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4 offers more than just its dual screens. Here are some of its popular features:

  • All-new Taskbar: The new taskbar at the bottom of the inner screen lets you jump instantly between multiple applications by clicking on the respective application’s icon.
  • Samsung Labs: Samsung Labs features on the Galaxy Z Fold4 will make multitasking easier for you. These features include alternative options for split-screen multitasking and the floating pop-up window.
  • Camera: Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a camera system with many upgraded features, including a large viewfinder and the option to preview images quickly on half of the screen.
  • Auto Framing: The auto-framing feature keeps you in the center of the picture by adjusting the sensor’s position.
  • Mirror Cover Screen: The mirrored display feature lets you see what is outside your device without turning on its screen.

real device cloud running the Samsung Galaxy Z

See how it functions for features like app continuity to prevent data losses while folding and unfolding the device, the app adaptability to Galaxy flex mode, and more.

Some other features that we have added to real device testing are:

  • The Camera Injection feature for Android app testing.
  • Added support for Idle Timeout on Android and iOS devices.

In addition to Real device testing, we’ve added features to the LambdaTest virtual testing platform. These are as follows:

  • You can now run tests of your mobile web and native apps on the newly added Android Emulators — Samsung Galaxy Z Fold4, which features a folding display, and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4.
  • Easily switch between Chrome DevTools and Safari Web Inspector while testing on iOS simulators.

LambdaTest offers a wealth of Samsung devices for testing on the cloud. Test on Samsung Galaxy Device Now!

You can now use the Samsung Galaxy S7 Simulator Online to test the Samsung Galaxy S7 Mobile Browser for cross-browser compatibility.

New Features in HyperExecute

HyperExecute is an end-to-end test orchestration cloud that enables faster developer feedback and helps enterprises achieve a shorter time to market.

Here are the latest features and improvements to the LambdaTest’s HyperExecute cloud:

  • Added new browsers for Linux:
  • Firefox – 107, 106, 105, 104.
    Edge – 107

  • LambdaTest has built three new widgets for HyperExecute in the Analytics Dashboard that provides all the insights you need in one place.

The three widgets are:

Job Summary

The Job Summary widget allows you to monitor the progress of your Jobs by grouping them according to their status, including Completed, Partially Completed, Failed, Aborted, Timeout, and Lambda Error.

Job Summary

Task Summary

Using the Task Summary widget, you can track the total number of Tasks being executed in specific Jobs on HyperExecute and view the status of each Task—including Completed, Skipped, Failed, Aborted, Timeout, and Lambda Error.

Task Summary

Stage Summary

The Stage Summary widget enables you to examine the status of every stage being executed within every Task on HyperExecute, such as whether it was Skipped, Failed, Aborted, Cancelled, or had a Lambda Error.

Stage Summary

  • New Summary Bar and support for Aborting Jobs.
  • To streamline the process, HyperExecute will now indicate whether a tunnel was used or not to run a test suite.

HyperExecute streamline the process

Updated Test Analytics Dashboard For Test Automation

We’re excited to introduce some new features to the LambdaTest Test Analytics Dashboard that will help you get more out of your analytics experience.

Let’s check out these features:

  • Clicking on a card in the Test Case Health Snapshot Widget shows you a list of test names and their run history on the LambdaTest platform.
  • Now, you can filter widget information based on Test Name for Web Automation, App Automation, and HyperExecute.

    Test Case Health Snapshot

    Click on the View Tests button to learn more about the Test Information.

    Test Information

  • Now, you can retrieve the users based on the number of tests they have performed in a specified period.
  • number of tests in specified period

  • Now, you can filter your widgets by Projects.
  •  widgets by Projects

  • Now filter your dashboard data with more detailed time filters like “Last 3 hours”, “Last 3 days”, etc. This makes it easier to spot trends and fluctuations in your data over time, simplifying tracking and analyzing data related to a specific time frame easier.

tracking and analyzing data related to a specific time frame

A Plethora of New Integrations

This month, we’re collaborating with platforms like Katalon, Datadog, and DevRev. These new integrations will give you a better testing workflow, making you more productive and efficient.

For more information, check out the LambdaTest Integrations page.

Katalon Integration:

You can now write test scripts in Katalon Studio and run them on LambdaTest’s HyperExecute Selenium Grid directly from within the Katalon Studio instance. Katalon integration with LambdaTest will save you valuable time by helping you skip downloading, installing, and configuring Selenium.

Datadog Integration:

Integrating with Datadog can combine OAuth with LambdaTest’s existing data collection capabilities and Datadog’s powerful analytics. Users can now view their LambdaTest data in Datadog without switching between applications or entering sensitive data.

DevRev Integration:

LambdaTest’s new integration with DevRev enables you to log bugs from the LambdaTest platform directly to your DevRev instance. Learn how to set up the integration in our guide, DevRev integration.

Wrapping Up

That’s all, folks!

At LambdaTest, we’ve worked hard to make our collaboration tools more intuitive to streamline your collaboration and testing workflows, so you can focus on delivering great applications.

We’ve just added some new features. Give them a spin, and let us know how you like them. We’d love to hear how we can serve you better.

You can share the same on LambdaTest Community or mail us at support@lambdatest.com.

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Devansh Bhardwaj

Devansh works as a Product Marketing Executive at LambdaTest. With a degree in Business Administration and a keen interest in technology, he loves to write about the latest technology trends.

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