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SkystreamTV Updater New Features

Dec 23, 2016 12 months ago No Comments

As most of you already know, we released the SkystreamTV Updater application earlier this year. The SkystreamTV Updater has been a huge success and has helped keep all of our customers up to date with Kodi. Recently we added a changelog to the updater so that our users would know what was actually going to be updated in the latest version. This step was a huge help in that users could make a decision as to whether or not they wanted to run a fresh install or skip the update. Over the last few months we received lots of feedback about the SkystreamTV updater app. Most of it was positive, but one thing we kept on hearing was “Everytime I run the updater I have to reinstall Real Debrid, Trakt, Addons I installed on my own.” So we hunkered down in the lab to see if we could make the updater update Kodi while leaving the users personalization in Kodi. While it seems like something that would be simple, it actually turned out to be quite a project. We won’t bore you with the boring coding that needed to be done or how the file structure of Kodi and the addon folders made it difficult. Long story short, we got it done and have released it an an automatic update when you open the updater. If you do not have the SkystreamTV Updater or if it does not auto update when you open it, we have provided instructions at the bottom of this article. Here is a screen shot of the change log that we recently added to the updater. This is the screen that you will see after you have selected either the Family Friendly or Adult Version.   Fresh Install – Clicking on Fresh Install WILL completely wipe any personalization you have added to Kodi. This includes Real Debrid accounts, Trakt accounts, favorites within Kodi, favorites within addons, additional addons that you have installed, and background images you have added. ONLY click on Fresh Install if you wish to completely wipe Kodi and end up with a clean installation. All personalization will need to be reinstalled by the end user. Save User Settings – Save User Settings – Clicking on Save User Settings will update everything in Kodi the same way Fresh Install does, but will save most personalization that the end user has installed. Save User Settings will keep Real Debrid accounts, Trakt accounts, favorites within Kodi, favorites within addons, additional addons that you have installed, and background images you have added. This is the best option for users who have added personalization to their Kodi. We are very excited that our users will no longer have to reinstall most personalization within Kodi after running the SkystreamTV Updater. We are always looking at ways to improve our customers experience and we feel that this is going to make Kodi much easier and effortless for many users. SkystreamTV Updater instructions 1. Open your Web Browser App. That is…

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www.skystreamx.com now recognized as Google Trusted Store!

Oct 3, 2016 10 months ago No Comments
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    SkyStreamX, which offers the worlds best Android TV Boxes, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting the SkystreamX website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information. Team Skystream is extremely proud to be recognized as a Google Trusted Store! From day one we have strived to offer the best shopping and customer service experience possible in the Android TV Box market. We are extremely happy to be recognized as a trusted store by one of the largest and most respected companies in the technology sector. We will continue to offer a top notch experience to all of our loyal customers! As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with SkyStreamX and the customer to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases. Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like SkystreamX attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.

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Power Controls on the Skystream ONE Android TV Box

Sep 1, 2016 9 months ago No Comments

For the Skystream ONE Android TV Box we added in some convenient power settings. We have incorporated a Sleep Mode and a Power Off function.   Sleep Mode To put your Skystream ONE into Sleep Mode, simply give the Power Button on the stock remote a quick press. This will put the Skystream ONE into Sleep Mode. To exit out of sleep mode and use your ONE, simply give the power button a quick press, the unit will wake up and you can use it immediately. Please Note – Putting the ONE into sleep mode will keep the small blue LED light on. If you wish to have the Blue LED light off, simply turn the unit completely off.   Power Off To completely Power Off your Skystream ONE, Press and hold the Power Button. You will see a pop up appear in the center of your screen. (Pictured Below) Simply click the power button once and the unit will Power Off. This will completely shut off your Skystream ONE. To turn your unit back on, simply press the power button and let the unit boot to the home screen. Using the Power Off function will turn the bright blue LED into a dim red LED.

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Android TV Boxes and Android Versions

Aug 4, 2016 8 months ago No Comments
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Android TV Boxes and Android Versions In the past few weeks we have been getting lots of questions about different versions of the Android operating system. Many of these questions have revolved around if we are going to upgrade the X4 & X5 to Android 5 Lollipop. The simple answer to that is, not at this time. We will discuss some of the reasons below. Before we get into some of the specifics we need to make a few things clear about Google and the Android Operating system. When Google designs any version of Android, they take absolutely zero consideration to Android TV Boxes. Let me make this point a little bit more clear. Google does not care or acknowledge Android TV Boxes in any way shape or form. Not a single Android developer at Google has ever given a second of thought as to how they can make Android better for TV boxes. When Google looks at what to improve in future versions of Android they look at current things that could be better for Smart Phones and Tablets. These improvements include Battery Life, Finger Print Sensors, App Multitasking, Split Screen, Camera Drivers, Chip Compatibility, Location Settings, Battery Charging Times and Adding more ways to make money from advertising within the Native Google apps. None of the items listed above have anything to do with Android TV boxes, nor will they ever. Google does add improvements into any version of Android to improve anything on an Android TV Box, nor will they ever. I’m sure a lot of your reading this have Android Phones and Tablets. If your devices have ever received an Android version update on your devices 99% of people noticed little if anything different. Maybe the system app icons changed a little bit, maybe the settings screen looks a little different, and maybe you notice that you can swipe to the left on a screen and it pulls up a certain menu. But if you are really honest with yourself, you barely notice any difference between the versions of Android. The reason that you barely notice a difference is that Android was already an awesome operating system. With each version of Android that comes out less and less needs to be modified. Update Addicts As a culture we have been conditioned to focus on new things. Most of this is due to marketing by major companies and the feeling that has been engrained in our heads of having to have the newest thing. This has gone on for years in just about every market. Car companies some out with brand new models about every 3 years. Phone companies come out with new phones almost every 6 months. Clothing companies change their line every season. This is done very intentionally. When you see that brand new Ford F-150 commercial on TV, and then look out at your 3 year old F-150 in your driveway you start to feel like your truck is old. Even though it runs…

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The Skystream ONE – Pre Release Information

Jul 20, 2016 7 months ago No Comments
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Skystream ONE Android TV Box As many of you know, we announced late last week that we are going to release a brand new Android TV Box in the near future. While this article is not going to release any of the specs or include any actual pictures of the Skystream ONE, it will release a few small tidbits about the box. But before we get into the Skystream ONE, we wanted to discuss some of the questions and comments that we have gotten about the release announcement. Why are you discontinuing the X5 Android TV Box? When we made the announcement that we were releasing the Skystream ONE we got a few people asking why we discontinued the X5, so we wanted to address that in this article. We decided to discontinue the X5 due to manufacturing times. We love the X5 and all that it can do. Both of our owners and all of our employees use them every day. The X5 is a great box and will be a streamers dream for years to come. The issue that we ran into was that since it was a one off completely custom box, it took over two months from when we placed the order until we received them. With a product that was in such a high demand it was an everyday battle to keep them in stock. We spent countless hours contacting all of the various component makers getting updates, contacting their sources and to be blunt, freaking out on them to get materials and parts faster. It may have seemed like we always had them in stock, because we did. But it took our owners working 65 hours plus a week coordinating custom parts to make that happen. They eventually made the decision that it was not sustainable to do for the long term. So the decision was made to begin work on a brand new box that we decided to name the Skystream ONE. Why did you name it the Skystream ONE? The name was chosen to signify solidarity, strength and to go back to our roots when the company was started in early 2013. We have always been a streaming company, it is in our blood, it is what we do and what we do best (Besides finding awesome customers like yourself.) We want to get back to our roots, saving our customers hundreds or thousands of dollars a month is what makes us smile each morning when we walk in the door. ONE represents simplicity. We designed a simple beautiful Android TV Box. We took all of the likes and dislikes about the way our boxes looked and combined all of the good into the new ONE. If you have been following our Facebook you may have noticed that we stated that the new Skystream ONE will not be black or grey in color. We felt that too many other Android TV Boxes were all black and we wanted something that would stand…

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