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How to View Movie Trailers in the Media Center

Sep 21, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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We wanted to let you know about a cool new feature in the new Skystream Media Center, Movie Trailers! When looking around for movies to watch, many times you want to see the trailer to see if it is a movie that you want to watch. In the past our users would need to go to youtube or search for the trailer on a different device. But in the new Media Center (CLICK HERE for instructions if you have not done the update) you can view the trailer directly. Here is how to do it! Please keep in mind that a trailer may not be available for all titles. If nothing plays when you click on the Movie Reel icon, there is no trailer available. There is no fix for this. Stock Remote When you have a movie highlighted (Blue Highlight effect,) press the right directional pad button twice, Then the left directional pad button twice. So right button 2 times, left button 2 times. Click on the Movie Reel icon (Pictured below) You will most likely get a pop up asking if you want to Execute the Youtube setup wizard. Click on NO. That is it. The trailer will begin to play shortly just as any other video content would within the media center. Airmouse Remote  When you have a movie highlighted (Blue Highlight effect,) simply move the cursor to the Movie Reel icon and click on it. Note – You will need to move the cursor to the right so you do not highlight another title. You also press the cursor button to disable the cursor and follow the instructions above. You will most likely get a pop up asking if you want to Execute the Youtube setup wizard. Click on NO. That is it. The trailer will begin to play shortly just as any other video content would within the media center. We hope that you will enjoy this feature as much as we are! As always, Stream On!!!

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How to Change Addon Shortcuts in the new Media Center

Sep 15, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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While we put the 7 most reliable addons in each section of the Media Center when we create updates, we understand that some people use other addons and want to put them in a section on their home screen. So here are the steps to do this in the new Media Center. IMPORTANT – Unless you are an advanced user, DO NOT change any other settings within these menus. You can mess up many things in the new Media Center if you tinker or click on things within these menus! With that being said, Let’s get started. From the main screen, scroll over to System, click down to get to Skin Settings and click on it   Scroll down to Add-on Shortcuts   Press the right directional button on your remote and press up to get to the Select Menu Item section. The Up and Down arrows at the top right of the screen will cycle through the different sections. Cycle to the section that you want to change an addon shortcut in.   Scroll down and click on the addon that you want to replace with a different addon and click on it   A pop up will appear. This pop up gives you the option to pick what kind of addon you want to replace the original one with. So if you are replacing a video addon with another video addon, you would click on Video add-ons.   Now click on the addon that you want to show as a shortcut. In this example we are going to add Bob Unleashed as a shortcut   Once you click on the addon a pop up will appear. If you want to keep the addon display name simply click on Done   You can the name that will display under the addon shortcut by deleting the text and adding whatever you want to call it. In this example we are changing it to SkystreamTV. Once you have added the name click on done.   Back out of the previous pages by pressing the back button on your remote until you reach the home screen. Scroll over to the section where you changed the addon shortcut and you will now see the addon and new name that you added   Congratulations! You have just changed an addon shortcut in the new Media Center! Pat yourself on the back, You are Awesome!!!

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After the Update, Where is the KODI icon?

Sep 13, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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If you just did the most recent Media Center update and are wondering where the (Blue K) Kodi icon is, please continue reading. When you installed the latest Media Center update, you installed the new Skystream Media Center. This is a fork of Kodi and was designed specially to function on the X4, X5 and Skystream ONE. As we are no longer using any version of Kodi we wanted a new icon for the Media Center. The image below shows the original Kodi icon and the new Media Center Icon. I don’t see the Media Center icon on my home screen. How do I get it on the home screen? (You must have already done the update to have the new Media Center. CLICK HERE for instructions.) Step 1 – Click the Plus Sign at the bottom right of your units home screen Step 2 – Use the directional pad on your remote to move up or down to find the Media Center icon Step 3 – Press the OK or select button on your remote and make sure there is a check mark on the Media Center icon Step 4 – Press the Back button on your remote and the Media Center icon will be on your home screen  The Media Center icon will now be located on your home screen.

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How to Integrate Real Debrid into the new Media Center

Sep 13, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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How to I get Real Debrid – Click Here Open the new Media Center (If you have not updated yet please CLICK HERE for instructions.)   Using the directional pad on your remote, scroll over to the Real Debrid Section. Press the down arrow to highlight the Setup RD/Trakt tab and press the OK or select button on your remote.   Use the directional pad to scroll down to the URLResolver Settings and click on it.   Use the direction pad to scroll over to Universal Resolvers.   Scroll down to Real Debrid and click on Priority.   Change the 100 to 90 by clicking the backspace button 3 times and then click on 9 and then 0. Press the Done button.   Scroll down and click on (Re)Authorize My Account.   A pop up will appear with a code that you will need to enter on a different device at www.real-debrid.com/device You will need to be logged into the Real Debrid site for this to work. You will also need to have a premium account. This will not work on free trial accounts.   Screenshot of what you should see on www.real-debrid.com/devices using a different device if you are logged in. Enter the code in the pop up on your TV screen and click on Continue. Congratulations! You have just integrated Real Debrid into the new Skystream Media Center. This integration will work with most of the addon that support Real Debrid. However, some addons will require you to integrate Real Debrid within that addon directly.   Example of how your sources may look like after clicking on a title. Please note that having Real Debrid does not guarantee HD links for every title.   Real Debrid FAQ How to I get Real Debrid – CLICK HERE Can Real Debrid be used on multiple devices – Yes, but if you abuse it and give it to all of your friends your account may be shut off. Can Real Debrid be used with multiple IP addresses – Yes, but if you abuse it and give it to all of your friends your account may be shut off. Does Real Debrid guarantee a certain quality of links or 100% uptime? No, Real Debrid is a middle man between you and premium link sources. They do not have any control of the links that are available from the sources you are connecting to. Real Debrid was working fine yesterday, But now I click on Real Debrid link and it doesn’t connect? Most likely you have run out of days on your Real Debrid account. Log into your Real Debrid account and see how many days you have left. If you do not have any days left you will need to buy more days. If you would like information on how to integrate Trakt into the Media Center please CLICK HERE.

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How to Integrate Trakt into the new Media Center

Sep 13, 2017 9 months ago No Comments
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Open the new Media Center (If you have not updated yet please CLICK HERE for instructions.)   Using the directional pad on your remote, scroll over to the Real Debrid Section. Press the down arrow to highlight the Setup RD/Trakt tab and press the OK button.   Using the directional pad on your remote, scroll down to Trakt and click on Authorization. A pop up will appear with a code.   You will need to go to www.trakt.tv/activate on a different device and type in the code exactly. You will need to have a Trakt account and be logged in on the device that you are using to authorize.   Once you have entered the code exactly, click on continue. You will be asked if you would like to “Allow Convenant to use your account” Click YES.   If you have done everything correctly you will see this screen and will be able to use Trakt within the Covenant addon.   In the Main Menu of Covenant you can use the sections shown below to access your favorite titles.   An example of what your My Movies section would look like after watching some of the titles. Trakt FAQ Will this process integrate Trakt into all of the addons? No this will only integrate Trakt into the Covenant addon. Is Trakt free? Yes Trakt is free. But they do offer a premium service that eliminates ads from their website. What is the best way to add my favorite videos to Trakt? We reccomend going to www.Trakt.tv and searching for your titles. Once you find something you would like to add to Trakt, click on Add to Collection. Adding titles to the collection is the best way to be able to access them within the Media Center. Why wouldn’t I just add favorites within the Media Center? Trakt saves your favorites outside of the Media Center. This means that is you do a fresh install your favorites can be easily added using the process above. This also saves your favorites if you were to ever have to delete the Media Center and start all over. Overall it is a better solution then Favorites. For information on how to integrate Real Debrid into the new Media Center – CLICK HERE    

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