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Stream Netflix in UHD on Your SkyStream Box

Jan 11, 2017 1 months ago No Comments
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We have placed a new version of the Netflix App in the Skystream TV Updater. This new version is able to play videos in Ultra HD if you have the Ultra HD Subscription. It will also be able to play in HD if you have the normal Netflix subscription. You MUST have a subscription to Netflix for this to work. This is not a hacked version of Netflix. Just a slightly modified version that improves the video playback quality. Important!!! You must uninstall the version of Netflix that is installed on your Skystream unit prior to installing the new version from the Skystream Updater App. X4 & X5 Uninstall Instructions – From the Home Screen of the device click on Settings, Other, More Settings, Apps, Click on Netflix, Uninstall. Press the home button on your remote. Open the Skystream Updater App, Install Netflix and Sign in. ONE Uninstall Instructions – From the Home Screen of the device click on Settings, Apps, Scroll to the right until you see Netflix, Click on Netflix, Uninstall. Press the home button on your remote. Open the Skystream Updater App, Install Netflix and Sign in. Stream On

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Kodi Krypton 17 – What you need to know

Jan 5, 2017 1 months ago No Comments

Kodi Krypton 17   As some of you know Kodi has released a Release candidate of version 17, which is called Krypton. Before you start thinking to yourself “Oh my Gosh, New Kodi, Must Have!” let’s go over a few things. What is a Kodi Release Candidate? First off, this version of Kodi Krypton 17 is what is call a Release Candidate. A Release Candidate is a version that developers put out for people to test. It is one step above a Beta version and two steps above an Alpha version. This is by no means the final version. There are still bugs and still things that need to be worked out. What is different in Kodi Krypton 17? The developers at Kodi have taken great measure to make using third party addons that they do not approve of extremely difficult for the average user to install. This was in our opinion an attempt to get rid of people who sell devices with Kodi on them. This new version of Kodi will make it much more difficult for amateur sellers. What’s up with that Skin? Kodi has decided to develop and use a completely new skin called Estuary. We have played around with this skin and find it to be one of the worst skins that we have ever tested. Not only is it confusing, extremely limited in customization, but you cannot add addon shortcuts to the home screen. Will Kodi Krypton 17 work on my box? The developers at Kodi in an effort to further fragment Kodi and make it more difficult for users have made this version only work with Android 5.0 or higher. So if you have an X2, X4 or X5 Kodi 17 will not work on your unit. If you have a Skystream ONE, Kodi 17 Krypton will work on your Android TV Box. Why doesn’t Skystream update the X2, X4 & X5 to Android 5.0? The chip manufacturer (AMLogic) that we have used from the start did not make a firmware for Android 5.0 for the S802 (X4) or S812 (X5.) Without the chip manufacture creating a stable base firmware for us to modify, we have no way to provide our users with a stable functional firmware. As much as we would like to be able to update our older units to a newer version, we are simply unable to do it without the source code and a base firmware designed specifically for the chipsets. The good news is that Kodi 16.1 is the most stable version that Kodi has ever created and will continue to work wonderfully for years to come. So can I download Kodi Krypton 17 and use it? Yes, but mainly no. You will be able to download it and install it on your Skystream ONE Android TV Box. However the Skystream Updater is not yet compatible and will not work. Please do not do this as you will have to delete Kodi 17, reinstall Kodi 16.1 and then run…

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