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Kodi Error Messages – What They Mean

Mar 31, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
Kodi Error Messages

We get questions pretty regularly about Kodi Error Messages and what they mean. So we thought we would write a quick article that will explain exactly what the most common Kodi Error Messages are and what they mean. PlayBack Failed – One or more items failed to play. Check the log for more information. This is by far the most common Kodi Error Message that we get questions about. To explain this one we have to get a little deeper into what Kodi was originally designed for. When the developers at team kodi designed the program, it was designed to play media from a variety of local sources (Hard drives, NAS Servers, Local Network Computers.) So if you tried to access a file on a local server and it would not play, this error message would tell you to check the log file. A log file is a file that keeps track of each action the program does and marks any errors that it encountered. Checking the log file would help an advanced user diagnose the connection problem and fix it. But team kodi does not support the 3rd party addons that most people use Kodi for. So they felt no reason to change this error message. When using a 3rd Party addon to connect to links from servers all over the world, this message simply means that the file you were trying to stream from the link you clicked on is not there and cannot be played. That’s it. Nothing complicated. It is the same idea as a 404 error while browsing the internet. It just means that there is nothing at the link you connected to. If you were to actual look at the log file, you would see something similar to “Unable to resolve link, or connection timed out” If you see this Kodi Error Message while clicking on links within a 3rd party addon in Kodi, simply click on OK and click on another link source.   Kodi Phoenix Addon – Unplayable Stream The next error we get calls on a lot is the Phoenix Unplayable Stream error. While this error is pretty self explanatory, we get calls asking if Phoenix is broken or down. This Phoenix error message means exactly what it says. The stream link you clicked on is unplayable for whatever reason. Most likely the file your were trying to stream was not at the link address that was listed in Phoenix. Phoenix is run by a small group of developers that manually post links to content. If the content gets moved by the owner of the server that it is hosted on the link is now dead and you will get the Unplayable Stream Kodi Error Message. If you get this message we would suggest looking for that particular content in another Kodi addon.   The Giddy Up Network – Object has no attribute group error This Kodi Error Message is exclusive to The Giddy Up Network Kodi Addon, but it is…

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Kodi 16 Jarvis Low Volume Fix

Mar 22, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
Kodi 16 Jarvis

Kodi 16 Jarvis Low Volume Fix We were made aware by some of our customers that after installing the Kodi 16 Jarvis directly from the Google Play store that the volume is much lower than our Kodi build. After some investigation we found that team Kodi decided to mess with the stock volume settings in Kodi 16 on the Android version. It turns out that they made the default setting 75% instead of 100%. We have outlined the steps below to get your volume back to normal in Kodi 16 Jarvis. Open up Kodi and hover over System. 2. Move your cursor over to Settings and click on it. 3. Click on Appearance. 4. Click on Skin. 5. A pop up will appear and give you these options. Click on Confluence. (Not Confluence 7 Icons) 6. A pop up will appear asking if you would like to keep this change. Click on Yes. 7. Click on the Home icon at the bottom right corner of your screen. 8. Open any stream in any any addon in Kodi 16 Jarvis. Click on the Sound icon at the bottom right corner of the screen. 9. As you can see the top Volume is at 75%. Hover over this and press the right directional key until it is at 100%. If you would like the volume even higher, hover over the Volume Amplification section and turn that up to the level that you desire. 10. Press stop on the stream that you were watching. Back out of the addon until you are back on the home screen. Hover over System and then click on Settings. 11. Click on Skin. 12. Click on Confluence 7 Icons. 13. A pop up will appear asking if you would like to keep this change. Click on Yes. 14. Click on the Home button at the bottom right hand screen of Kodi. Congratulations! You’ve fixed the low volume problem in Kodi 16 Jarvis!

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How to Delete & Reinstall Kodi – Clean Install – Skystream ONE

Mar 21, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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How to Delete & Reinstall Kodi – Clean Install ***This will ONLY Work on genuine SkyStream Android TV Boxes. Do not follow this process if you do not have a SkyStream Android TV Box. You will be left with no Kodi and have to install completely again on your own. Trust us!*** From the unit’s home screen click on the setting tab in the bottom right hand corner of the home screen. 2. Click on Apps. 3. Scroll to the right until you see the Kodi Icon. Click on the Kodi Icon. 4. Click on Uninstall. 5. Click on OK. 6. Click on Uninstall. 8. Press the Home button on your remote to go back to the units home screen. If you already have the SkyStreamTV Updater App installed please open the program and go to step 14. 7. Click on the Browser Icon and type this URL in the top section of the browser exactly (As Pictured). Then press the OK button on your Remote or the blue forward arrow on the right section of the on screen keyboard. The file will automatically start to download once you press enter. www.tinyurl.com/ssupdate22 8. Press the home button on your remote and then click on My Apps. 9. Click on AppInstaller. 10. Click on Local Disk. 11. Click on the SkyStreamTV Updater APK File. 12. Click on Install. 13. Once it is done installing, click on Open. Then click on Continue. 14. If you already have the SkystreamTV Updater app on your unit. Press the home button on your remote and click on the SkystreamTV Updater app to open it up. Then click on Continue. 15. Click on Install Media Player. 16. Let Kodi Download completely. Click on Install when prompted. 17. Once Kodi finishes Downloading and Installing you will be brought to the below screen. Click on the Version of Kodi you would like to install. You can choose from the “Adult Version” or the “Family Friendly Version” 18. Allow the Updater App to download and install the version of Kodi that you selected. Please note that the time that this take can vary greatly depending on your internet speed. It is a large file so please be patient and let it finish completely.   19. Once the installation is complete, Kodi will automatically open and perform its first run. 20. Once the first run is complete it will open to the Kodi Home Screen. 21. “IMPORTANT” Let Kodi sit for 5-10 minutes without clicking on anything so Kodi can do any updates that it needs to do. Congratulations! You’ve installed the latest version of Kodi and all of the latest up to date addons.

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How to program the SkyStream X5 Remote Control

Mar 14, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
X5 remote

Press and Hold “Set” button until yellow light is solid. Press the button you want to program (Menu, Mute, AV/TV), the yellow light will start to blink. Now point the remote that you want the X5 remote to learn from at the front of the X5 remote (Front to Front) and press the button that you want the X5 remote to learn. The yellow light will blink fast and then turn solid if it has received the signal. Now press and hold the “Set” button until the yellow light turns off. Test to see if the X5 remote has learned the function of the button you just programmed. If it does not work the first time try once again. Make sure that the yellow light blinks fast after pressing the button you want it to learn as this indicates that the X5 remote has learned the function. The X5 can only learn IR (Infrared Signals). Most remote controls use IR, but some of them use radio frequencies and cannot be learned by the X5 Remote Control.

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Android TV Box – Adult Streaming Do’s & Don’ts

Mar 14, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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Adult Streaming Do’s & Don’ts SkystreamX Android TV Boxes give users access to all kinds of video content from all over the world. In addition to being able to stream TV Shows, Stream Movies and Live Streaming Sports there is also adult content. With our Android TV Boxes you also have access to the internet and the Google Play store. This gives the user many different avenues for different content. With all of these different avenues for content we always like to write an articles on do’s and don’ts to give our users a clear picture on how to get certain types of streaming content. Android TV Box Adult Streaming When it comes to adult content there are 3 main places you can stream it on our Android TV Boxes. Adult Streaming using the Browser We highly recommend not using your browser to search for adult content. The main reason is the same reason for computers – Viruses. As with any computer when you start going to iffy websites you open yourself up to viruses. Viruses can cause tons of problems on an Android TV Box just like a PC. Websites and developers who create malicious viruses used to only create viruses for computers, but as traffic from mobile devices has exploded many of these developers have switched over to making viruses for mobile devices (Phones, Tablets and Android TV Boxes.) Some of these viruses are mostly harmless and install a different browser, but some of them can steal your personal information and some install code that basically makes your device useless. So please do not search and watch adult content on any Skystream Android TV Box using the browser. One of the most common calls we get are from people who were searching for adult content on the browser and then started experiencing issues. We normally do a factory reset to remove everything and start them from scratch. Adult Streaming Content Apps Downloading adult content apps is one of the worst ways to stream adult content. As we stated earlier, developers have noticed the huge spike in mobile devices and traffic over the past few years. Many of these predatory developers have switched from computers to mobile devices. The reason that downloading Android Adult streaming apps is that a developer can create an app specifically for Android that has viruses in it. Many people download an app, install it without reading all of the permissions that you are granting the application and end up with a program on your Android Streaming Box that now has way more access then an app should. When you install any app on Android you are giving that app certain permissions on your device. This is why downloading apps from unknown sources can put you at risk. We tested downloading a bunch of adult content apps using google searches such as “Porn App Android and adult streaming APK,” on a blank Android TV Box with no personal information. We downloaded 5 of the top Android apps that…

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