If you ran into any issues while trying to install the 9/6/17 Media Center update it is most likely due to a couple things. The number one reason is that you have an old version of Kodi, a new version of Kodi 17+, an old version of FTMC or another version of Kodi. In the follow process we will guide you on how to delete you outdated version and install the newest version. If you had issues with our previous instructions and are unsure if you are up to date, please follow the instructions below.

We are running this on a Skystream ONE, but will provide text instructions for the X4 and X5 units.

Skystream X4 & X5

  • From the Home Screen of the unit, click on settings.
  • Click on Other
  • Click on More Settings
  • Scroll down and click on Apps
  • Scroll over and find the old media center (Kodi, FTMC, SPMC, Kodi 17+, Any other version or fork of Kodi you may have installed.) and click on it.
  • Click on Uninstall
  • Click yes if prompted
  • Click Back
  • Scroll over to the Skystream TV Updater and click on it
  • Click on Clear Data
  • Click on OK if prompted
  • Press the home button on your remote control.
  • Skip down to step 10. The screen and icons will look slightly different, but the process will be the same.

Skystream ONE

Step 1 – From the units home screen, click on Settings.

Settings

 

Step 2 – Click on Apps

Apps

 

Step 3 – Scroll over and find the old media center (Kodi, FTMC, SPMC, Kodi 17+, Any other version or fork of Kodi you may have installed.) and click on it.

Kodi

 

Step 4 – Click on Uninstall

Uninstall

 

Step 5 – Click on OK

Kodi OK

 

Step 6 – Click OK again if prompted

Ok2

 

Step 7 – The box will revert back to the Apps screen. Scroll over to the SkystreamTV Media Center Updater and click on it.

Updater

 

Step 8 – Click on Clear Data

Clear Data

 

Step 9 – Click on OK when prompted

Updater OK

 

Step 10 – Press the Home button on your remote. Open your Skystream Media Center Updater App.

Homescreen

Step 11 – The updater will tell you there is an update available. Click on Update. Click on install if prompted. If you do not click on update the entire process will not work. This step is Vital.

IMPORTANT – IF YOU OPEN THE UPDATER AND IT SAYS “CHECKING FOR UPDATES, PLEASE WAIT…” PLEASE BE PATIENT, OUR SERVERS ARE OVERLOADED. PLEASE LEAVE IT SPINNING AND IT WILL LOAD UP SHORTLY. IT WILL WORK TRUST US. WE JUST HAVE A MASSIVE AMOUNT OF USERS DOING THIS UPDATE RIGHT NOW.

Step 12 – The Media Center Updater will show that there is a new version of the Media Center available. Click on Update Media Center.

Update Media Center

Step 13 – Allow the Media Center to Download.

Installing Media Center

Step 14 – Once the Media Center has finished downloading, Click on Install.

Click Install

Step 15 – Allow the Media Center time to Install.

Media Center Installing

Step 16 – The Updater app will bring you to the Updater app home screen once the Media Center has installed. Click on the version you want to install.

Important – The Family Friendly and the Adult Version contain all of the same addons. The  only difference is that the Adult version has addons installed that offer adult content. There is no reason to install both.

Clicking Build Install

Step 17 – Allow the updater to install the version that you chose. Please note that this may take a while. This depends on the server load and your internet speed. Many people will be installing this today, so please be patient and leave it alone while it installs everything.

Let it Download

Step 18 – Once the Updater has downloaded and installed the version you chose, the Media Center will do it’s first run and then open to the home screen.

IMPORTANT!!! – Once you are on the Media Center home screen, allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes and install any updates. Failing to do this can cause issues with the Media Center. Please do not skip this step.

Media Center Homerscreen

Step 18 – Once you have closed the Media Center properly (Clicking on the Power icon at the bottom of the screen and allow it to close on its own.) you will notice that the icon for the media center has changed. This is now the icon that you will click on to open the Media Center App.

New Media Center icon.

Congratulations! You have just installed the new Skystream TV Media Center. We hope that you enjoy the new look and functionality of this new Media Center update.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE MEDIA CENTER ICON ON YOUR HOMESCREEN FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW

Step 1 – Click the Plus sign at the bottom right of your screen

Media Center not on homescreen

 

Step 2 – Use the directional pad on your remote to move up or down to find the Media Center icon

plus symbol media center

 

Step 3 – Press the OK or select button on your remote and make sure they is a check mark on the Media Center icon

Plus sign checked

 

Step 4 – Press the Back button on your remote and the Media Center icon will be on your home screen 

Media Center on Homescreen 2

 

You have successfully installed the new Media Center app and new skin. We hope you enjoy this update.