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When will the Skystream TWO be released?

Nov 3, 2017 1 month ago No Comments
Skystream TWO

We wanted to update all of our awesome customers on when the Skystream TWO will be available to purchase. We did a small private pre order sale for everyone that is subscribed to our email list. All of those units sold out extremely fast.

However we have not made the Skystream TWO available to the public for sale. Why you ask? To be 100% transparent we ran into an issue that we did not foresee. As you may already know from our previous article (Click Here) we jumped up just about every spec of this box compared to any other TV box on the market. One of these upgrades was DDR4 RAM instead of DDR3. DDR4 RAM is the same speed and quality RAM that mobile phone manufactures like Google, Samsung, Apple, LG and HTC use in their high end phones to provide high levels of speed and responsiveness.

This brings us to our little issue, getting DDR4 RAM. We have been slightly delayed because all  of the major phone manufacturers have been buying up every piece of DDR4 RAM available and there is currently a shortage. However today we were able to obtain a large quantity and should be able to open up sales to the public soon. We did not want to make any promises about delivery dates without having a solid date when we know we will get them in. We love all of our customers and did not want to overpromise and underdeliver.

But we should have some solid dates sometime early next week and will open up preorders with solid delivery dates. Trust us, we really want to get the TWO in the hands of our streaming family so you can see how fast the TWO is. But we value our customers and didn’t feel right releasing a pre order without having a solid date of shipment.

Thank you for being so patient and being the most important part of our family. Without you we are nothing. We guarantee that the Skystream TWO will be worth the wait and will exceed your expectations!

Stream On! Soon :)

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Skystream TWO Official Release and Specs

Oct 27, 2017 2 months ago No Comments
Skystream TWO Android Streaming Media Player

If you have been following our Facebook Page you may have seen some teaser pictures with various math questions. Our idea was to slowly release some of the specs of the new Skystream TWO Streaming Media Center. But today is the day where you learn what we have been developing for the last 6 months, the Skystream TWO!

We decided that we wanted to deliver a device with some serious, and we mean serious specs! We wanted to make the TWO extremely powerful, deliver some awesome new features, and we did just that!

Skystream TWO Media Player

 

Skystream TWO Operating System

The Skystream TWO is running Android 7.1.2 Nougat. Android 7.1.2 is an extremely fast and powerful version of Android. But we weren’t happy with just having a great Android operating system. We wanted it faster and optimized for Streaming. So we collaborated with one of the most respected Android firmware developers from the XDA Developers (Android Developers) website to develop a highly polished operating system. We took out all of the bloatware, added system tweaks to speed up the processor and optimized just about everything else. This work increased our benchmark speeds by 10% compared to what the chipset manufacturer promises. Long story short, the Skystream TWO is insanely fast and can handle anything you throw at it.

Android 7.1 Nougat

 

Skystream TWO Chipset / Processor

We decided to go with the AMLogic S912 Octa core processor. This is AMLogic’s most powerful processor ever made. It boasts 8 cores running at speeds of up to 2.0 Ghz. This is some serious horsepower that puts the Skystream TWO in a league with some PC’s. But we wanted to create a no holds barred streaming media playing with the some serious power! The S912 has 100% more processing power than the Skystream ONE processor!

Skystream TWO AMLogic S912

 

Skystream TWO RAM

We packed 3 Gb of RAM into the Skystream TWO. We could have stuck with 2 Gb, but we wanted our users to have an insane amount of power and the fastest box possible. So we decided on 3 Gb of DDR4 RAM to compliment the extremely powerful 8 core processor! 3Gb of RAM is 50% more than the Skystream ONE.

ddr4 ram

 

Skystream TWO Storage

No one likes running out of storage, No one. We wanted our customers to have a huge amount of storage space. So we doubled the storage space to 32Gb (Minus Firmware and base apps.) This means that you will be able to store more pictures, apps, home movies, Etc… No more having to delete an app so you can install a new one! 32Gb is 100% more storage space than the Skystream ONE!

32gb Samsung Memory

Skystream TWO Voice Capabilities (Upgraded airmouse required)

With voice technology becoming so popular lately, we wanted to include this capability into the Skystream TWO. Users will be able to press the voice button on the airmouse remote and say “OK Google, Search for a local restaurant” “OK Google, what is the weather today?” “OK Google, Search Netflix for Stranger Things.” With the Skystream Two, Google is literally a few words away!

Skystream TWO Google Voice

Media Center Voice Search

We have incorporated voice search into the Media Center. Simply open the application you want to use in the Media Center, Click on the apps search button, Click on the IP button and say what you want to search for. This will eliminate the need to type in everything when you are searching for something. We think this is a really cool feature!

Wide Vine Certification – Netflix in HD, Hulu in HD, Sling in HD, Amazon Instant Video in HD – Subscriptions Required

Wide Vine is basically Google’s way of classifying devices they deem as legitimate. The devices have been tested by Wide Vine and certified based on specs and security. In simple terms, what this means is that applications like Netflix, Hulu, Sling and Amazon Instant Video enable HD video streaming because they know it is a legitimate product. No other Android streaming media player has this, that we know of and we know it is a game changer!

Sling_Television

 

Updated Home Screen

We wanted to keep the ease of using the Skystream TWO the same as the Skystream ONE, but wanted to give the home screen a new feel. Most people are watching TV to relax. So we designed a mellow blue color scheme to help you relax after a stressful day.

Skystream TWO Home Screen

Internet Connection

We went with a high end Qualcomm Wi-fi chip to help you get great internet speeds and make streaming a breeze. We also included a Gigabit Ethernet port so the Skystream TWO can receive speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.

Skystream TWO Specs

  • Operating System – Android Nougat 7.1.2
  • Chipset – AMLogic Octa Core S912 2.0 Ghz
  • RAM – 3 Gb DDR4
  • Storage – 32Gb Emmc (Minus Operating System and Base Apps)
  • Internet – Qualcomm AC Wireless Wi-Fi Chip & Gigabit Ethernet Port (1,000 Mbps)
  • Bluetooth – 4.1
  • HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 License
  • Standard SD Card Slot – 32 Gb Max
  • 4 USB 2.0 Ports
  • 1 Optical Audio / SPDIF output port
  • 1 3.5mm Headphone Port

Video Playback Specs

  • VP9-10 Profile-2 up to 4Kx2K@60fps
  • H.265 HEVC MP-10@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@60fps
  • H.264 AVC HP@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@30fps, H.264 MVC up to 1080p @60fps
  • MPEG-4 ASP@L5 up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-14496)
  • WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP up to 1080P@60fps
  • AVS-P16(AVS+) /AVS-P2 JiZhun Profile up to 1080P@60fps
  • MPEG-2 MP/HL up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-13818)
  • MPEG-1 MP/HL up to 1080P@60fps (ISO-11172)
  • RealVideo 8/9/10 up to 1080P@60fps
  • WebM up to VGA
  • MJPEG and JPEG unlimited pixel resolution decoding (ISO/IEC-10918)
  • Supports JPEG thumbnail, scaling, rotation and transition effects
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Let’s Play a Little Game :)

Oct 24, 2017 2 months ago No Comments

What do all of these math problems mean? Stay tuned and find out. It’s going to be scary awesome, Trust us!

In the meantime follow our Facebook page and be the first person to get all of our updates!

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How to add Weather to the new Media Center

Sep 29, 2017 3 months ago No Comments
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Some users may like the idea of having their local weather displayed on the Media Center’s home screen. So we put this article together to give you the step by step instructions.

IMPORTANT – DO NOT TINKER AROUND WITH ANY OF THE OTHER SETTINGS ON ANY OF THE SCREENS SHOWN IN THIS TUTORIAL!!! THIS WILL MESS UP YOUR MEDIA CENTER AND YOU WILL HAVE TO DO A FRESH INSTALL TO GET IT BACK!!! WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!! 

THESE INSTRUCTIONS WERE CREATED FOR THE NEW MEDIA CENTER. THEY WILL NOT WORK WITH ANY OLD VERSIONS OF KODI OR FTMC. IF YOU HAVE NOT UPDATED TO THE NEW MEDIA CENTER (CLICK HERE)

THE WEATHER ADDON IS FROM A THIRD PARTY DEVELOPER WHO WE HAVE NO AFFILIATION WITH. WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THIS ADDON OR IF IT WILL CONTINUE TO WORK. WE ARE JUST PROVIDING THIS AS AN OPTION.

Now that we have the scary warnings out of the way, let’s get started :)

In the Media Center scroll over to System, press the down button and then the right button to get to Skin Settings. Click on it.

1Skin Settings

 

You will be brought to this screen. Press the right directional button once. The down arrow next to Global skin options will turn black. Click on it once.

2global skin settings

 

You will now see this screen. Click the down button on your remote until Home top left info area is highlighted.

3home screen options

 

Click Home top left info area twice. It will now say Weather.

4home screen weather

 

Click the Back button on your remote once. System will be highlighted. Press the down button once and the left button to highlight Settings. Click on Settings.

5system settings

 

Scroll down to Weather and click on it.

6weather

 

Press the right button on your remote to highlight Service for weather information. Click on it.

7weather info

 

Press the right button on your remote to highlight Get more… and click on it.

8weather get more

 

Scroll all the way down to Yahoo! Weather and click on it. It will install automatically.

9yahoo weather

 

Click down to Settings and click on it.

10weather settings

 

Click down to Location 1 and click on it. (Only Location 1 works. If you enter a location into any other section it will not work. Multiple locations do not work either.)

11location

 

A pop up screen will appear. Use your remote to type in the city that you live in. Highlight the Done button and click on it.

12orlando

 

You may or may not see multiple listings depending on your city’s name. Highlight the correct location and click on it.

13orlando2

 

Click down to the OK button and click on it.

14ok

 

Press the back button on your remote until you reach the Media Center home screen.

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You will now see the weather in the top left corner of the screen. It may take up to a minute to display the correct weather based on your internet speed and the servers speed on the other end.

The weather information will overlap the Skystream logo when you are in the Movies or TV Shows sections. The logo is in a different spot in these two background images so that it will not be cut off by the widgets. We do not plan to change this. Please do not ask us to change this.

Note – When reopening the Media Center the weather may take up to a minute or more depending on your internet speed, if Addons are updating or the server speed on the other end that is providing the data.

We hope you enjoy this feature and as always, Stream On!

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Media Center – Audio but no Video / Black Screen

Sep 28, 2017 3 months ago No Comments
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If you have installed the new Media Center (If not CLICK HERE) and have audio but no video when playing certain streams, follow the instructions below and you will be good to go.

Open the Media Center, Scroll over to the System section. Click down and then left to highlight settings. Click on settings.

settings

 

Scroll down to Video and click on it

video

 

Scroll down to acceleration. Press the right button on your direction pad. Press the down button to highlight “Allow hardware acceleration – amcodec” Click on it and the blue dot to the right will turn grey. You have turned off that codec. Do the same thing with Allow hardware acceleration – MediaCodec (Surface) and Allow hardware acceleration – MediaCodec. Once you have turned off all 3 of these Codecs your screen will look like this.

Codec

 

Press the back button until you reach the Media Center home screen or navigate to the home icon at the bottom right side of the screen and click on it. Now try a stream and you will get both video and audio.

Congratulations you are all done and are awesome! Stream On!!!

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