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How to Integrate Trakt into the new Media Center

Sep 13, 2017 1 week ago No Comments
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Open the new Media Center (If you have not updated yet please CLICK HERE for instructions.)

Media Center Home Screen

 

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.

Real Debrid Section Home Screen

 

Using the directional pad on your remote, scroll down to Trakt and click on Authorization. A pop up will appear with a code.

Trakt Authorization

Trakt Authorization 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.

Trakt Website

 

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.

Trakt Covenant

 

If you have done everything correctly you will see this screen and will be able to use Trakt within the Covenant addon.

Trakt Woohoo

 

In the Main Menu of Covenant you can use the sections shown below to access your favorite titles.

Trakt Covenant Sections

 

An example of what your My Movies section would look like after watching some of the titles.

Trakt My Movies

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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If your updater is Spinning – Checking for updates, Please Wait. Click here!

Sep 8, 2017 2 weeks ago No Comments

Instructions below if you want to skip the explanation.

If you are having issues with the Updater app spinning, we have instructions that you can follow to install a new version of the updater which will work perfectly.

If you have already done the update and have the new Media Center app and Skin you do not need to do anything. This is only for people who have not done the update yet.

Here is an explanation as to what happened. Our updater talks to an intermediary server that tells our main server that there are updates and directs the Updater app to the links that the user clicks on. We learned during this update that our intermediary server has a limit on the amount of hits it will allow in a 30 minute period. Once this limit is reached it blocks any new hits until it resets. We have used this system since our updater was introduced and never run into this limit before.

The new Updater app version is located on a different intermediary server with no limits. So once everyone is on the latest version this will never happen again.

With that being said, The version of the Updater that is currently installed on your box is still pointing to the old server. So it will not update to the latest one until it can hit our old server and sees that there is a new version.

So if you can wait a little while for the amount of hits on our old server to slow down your updater will eventually update to the new version of the Updater app. We do reccomend waiting until the Updater app updates itself as it is the easiest way to do it.

Instructions

But if you want to install the newest version immediately, we have provided instructions and links below.

1. Visit https://www.skystreamx.com/pages/downloads from your boxes browser

2. Click on SkystreamTV Updater App. Stay on the page for a few seconds.

3. Press the Home button on your remote

4. Click on All Apps or My Apps

5. Click on the App Installer App (Will be at the top of the apps)

6. Click on Local Disk

7. Let it load and then click on the Skystream Updater app. The app will be called v37-signed.apk

8. Click on Install and allow it to install

9. Follow the instructions in This Article

 

We are very sorry for this inconvenience

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How to install the 9/6/17 Media Center update if you are not up to date or run into any issues

Sep 7, 2017 2 weeks ago No Comments

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.

 

 

 

 

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HUGE MEDIA CENTER UPDATE!!! 9/6/17

Sep 6, 2017 2 weeks ago No Comments
Movies

HOW TO INSTALL THE MEDIA CENTER UPDATE

We have completely updated the way the Media Center application looks and have added many new features to it. We did this to update the visual look of the media center as well as make it easier to use. Overall we wanted to create a better streaming experience for all of our awesome customers! Overall you will notice that this new skin looks and functions very similarly to our old skin. Before we jump into the new look and features we want to thank Elite Mods Team for working extremely hard on making this new user interface! We would also like to thank Helly, who is the developer of the Xonfluence skin that our media center now uses.

MOVIES

Movies

The Movies section will contain addons that have movies available to be viewed inside of them. We will update this section with the best Movie addons moving forward.

You can click on Movies and it will bring you directly into the movie section of an addon that we choose.

You can click on Search Movies and it will bring you to the search page of an addon that we choose.

You will also notice a widgets menu at the top of the screen. This will load up with popular titles when leave it on the movie section. This will update as new titles become popular. A great feature of the Movie widget is that you can click directly on a title and it will begin to look for sources to stream from.

Please Note – The widget loading speed varies based on your internet speed and the addon server load that it pulls from. Please be patient for the widgets to load.

 

TV Shows 

TV Shows

The TV Shows section will contain addons that have TV Shows available to be viewed inside of them. We will update this section with the best TV Show addons moving forward.

You can click on TV Shows and it will bring you directly into the movie section of an addon that we choose.

You can click on Search TV Shows and it will bring you to the search page of an addon that we choose.

You will also notice a widgets menu at the top of the screen. This will load up with popular titles when you leave it on the TV Shows section. This will update as new titles become popular. A great feature of the TV Shows widget is that you can click directly on a title and it will begin to look for sources to stream from.

Please Note – The widget loading speed varies based on your internet speed and the addon server load that it pulls from. Please be patient for the widgets to load.

 

SPORTS

Sports

The Sports section will contain addons that have links to sports and other live events. This section does not have any kind of widget. You can also click on sports and it will bring you to a predetermined section of an addon that we choose at the time we create a new update.

 

Live TV 

Live TV

The Live TV section will contain addons that contain Live TV streams. Most addons will most likely not be solely dedicated to Live TV, but they will contain a Live TV section within them.

Click on Live TV will bring you to a specific section of an addon that we choose at the time of creating an update. Please note that Live TV is very unstable and things change very quickly. So if  you are clicking on Live TV and the section we chose has gone down for whatever reason, the best thing to do is to back out and explore the addons below.

 

Real Debrid

RD

We created this section for our customers who subscribe to Real Debrid (What is Real Debrid.) This section will contain addons that allow real debrid to be integrated with them and will list Real Debrid links for stream sources. We think this will be a great addition for everyone who subscribes to Real Debrid.

Setup RD/Trakt Tab – This tab will open up the accounts section of an addon that will allow you to link up your Real Debrid and Trakt account (What is Trakt.) Linking up these accounts will add them to the URL Resolver which integrates both of these services across many of the addons within the Real Debrid section. Please note that some addons will need to have these services linked up individually within that particular addon.

RD Accounts

 

All Addons

All Addons

This section will show you all of the addons that are installed on your box that may or may not be listed in any of the sections outlined in the sections of this article. This will also be where you will find any addons that you add on your own.

Important! – We did not create an Adult addons section to keep your Skystream box discreet. So if you choose the Adult version, any adult based addons will be located in the All Addons section.

 

Music

Music

The Music section will contain music based addons. Clicking on Music will bring you to an addon section that we choose at the time of creating an update.

 

Utilities

Utilities

The Utilities section will contain addons that can be used by more advanced users for various purposes. If you are new to the media center we would suggest not messing around in here as you mess up your box and have to start over.

Sleep – This is a nifty little addon that can be used to set a sleep timer to shut down the media center after a specified amount of time or when the video you are watching is over. After the media center closes you can just turn off your TV and go to sleep.

 

System

System

The System section contains the settings portion of the media center. This section is only for advanced users. There are plenty of ways you can mess up the media center in this section by tinkering. We have already set all of the best settings for you, there is no need to go into this section unless you are a power user and know what you are doing.

 

Conclusion

We spent a lot of time trying to make this new user interface look great visually and offer a simple and satisfying experience. We truly hope that you enjoy it!

How to install the new Media Center and Skin

 

 

 

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How to install the 9/6/17 Media Center Update

Sep 6, 2017 2 weeks ago No Comments
Let it Download

Prior to starting the update process please follow the below listed steps. This will ensure a clean update. DO NOT SKIP THESE STEPS!

Skystream ONE

From the home screen click on settings. Then click on Apps. Scroll over to Kodi / FTMC and click on it. Click on Clear Cache. Then click on Clear Data.

Click back and scroll over to the Skystream Updater app and click on it. Click on Clear Cache. Then click on Clear Data.

Press the home button and proceed exactly with the steps below.

Skystream X4 and X5

From the home screen click on settings. Click on Other, Click on More Settings. Then click on Apps.

Scroll over to Kodi / FTMC and click on it. Click on Clear Cache. Then click on Clear Data.

Click back and scroll over to the Skystream Updater app and click on it. Click on Clear Cache. Then click on Clear Data.

Press the home button and proceed exactly with the steps below.

Step 1 – Open your Skystream Media Center Updater App.

Homescreen

 

Step 2 – 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.

Step 3 – 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 4 – Allow the Media Center to Download.

Installing Media Center

 

Step 5 – Once the Media Center has finished downloading, Click on Install.

Click Install

 

Step 6 – Allow the Media Center time to Install.

Media Center Installing

 

Step 7 – 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 8 – 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 9 – 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 10 – 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.

TROUBLESHOOTING

If you encounter any errors. Please try the steps below.

Do not see the Media Center Icon on your units home screen

Check in All Apps or My Apps and see if the Media Center Icon is there. If it is that means you had an old version of Kodi that the Media Center will not overlay over on the home screen. To get it on the main screen click on the + symbol at the bottom right of the units home screen. A fold will open and you will see apps. Find the Media Center icon and click on it. Now press the back button and it will be on your homescreen.

My Updater did not ask me to update

Please check the updaters first screen to see if you see a version number (1.0.34) in the bottom left hand corner of the screen. If not, Please follow the directions below.

1. Visit https://www.skystreamx.com/pages/downloads

2. Click on SkystreamTV Updater App

3. Press the Home button on your remote

4. Click on All Apps or My Apps

5. Click on the App Installer App

6. Click on Local Disk

7. Let it load and then click on the Skystream Updater app

8. Click on Install and allow it to install

9. Follow the instructions from the top of the page exactly

Click here for more information on HOW THE NEW MEDIA CENTER WORKS

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