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How to Restore System Sounds and add new ones in the new Media Center

Sep 15, 2017 2 months ago No Comments
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As some of you noticed, the sounds that used to be heard when you were scrolling up and down, selected something or pressed the back button are no longer there. We removed them as we felt it was more polished and refined. However we know that some users like this feature so we created this article to show users how to get them back. We are also going to show you how you can install different versions of these sounds from other skins.

IMPORTANT – DO NOT tinker any of the other settings within any of these menus. You can mess up the Media Center and have to do a fresh install. Follow the instructions exactly and you will be good to go.

 

From the home screen, scroll over to System and then press the down button and scroll over to Settings. Click on Settings

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Scroll down to System and click on it

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Scroll down to Audio Output

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Scroll down to Play GUI Sounds and click on it

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A pop up will appear. Scroll to Always and click on it

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Congratulations! You have just enabled the system sounds in the new Media Center. If you would like to try some other sounds to see if you like them better than the default ones, keep reading.

 

Press the back button until you get to the screen shown below. Scroll down to Appearance and click on it

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It should default to the Skin section. If not, scroll up to the Skin section and press the right directional button. Then scroll down to GUI Sounds and click on it

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A pop up will appear. Yours will only have the Confluence UI Sounds by default. Scroll to the right and click on Get More

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A pop up will appear with the different sounds from different skins that you can try. There is no preview for these sounds, so you will need to install them before you can hear them and see if you like them. Click on the sound package you would like to try. It will install and revert back to the previous screen. The new sounds will be live and you can try them to see if you like them. If you want to try another one simply click on GUI Sounds again and click on Get More.

 

Personally we like it silent. But if we had to choose some other good ones we would go with Rapier (Yes that is what it’s called :) ), AppleTV, AndroidTV and Transparency. But that is a personal preference.

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Here is a picture of what the settings screen will look like after you have installed a new sound package

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Congratulations! You have just installed a new Sound Package into the new Media Center. Enjoy and Stream On!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to Change Application Shortcuts in the new Media Center

Sep 15, 2017 2 months ago No Comments
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While we put the 7 most reliable applications in each section of the Media Center when we create updates, we understand that some people use other applications 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 application shortcut in.

Scroll down and click on the application that you want to replace with a different application and click on it.

A pop up will appear. This pop up gives you the option to pick what kind of application you want to replace the original one with. So if you are replacing a video application with another video application, you would click on Video add on.

Now click on the application that you want to show as a shortcut. 

Once you click on the application a pop up will appear. If you want to keep the application display name simply click on Done

You can the name that will display under the application shortcut by deleting the text and adding whatever you want to call it. 

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 application shortcut and you will now see the application and new name that you added

Congratulations! You have just changed an application shortcut in the new Media Center! Pat yourself on the back, You are Awesome!!!

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How to Integrate Real Debrid into the new Media Center

Sep 13, 2017 2 months ago No Comments

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.

Real Debrid Device

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.

Real Debrid FAQ

  • How to I get Real Debrid – CLICK HERE
  • Can Real Debrid be used on multiple devices – Yes, but not at the same time. 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 not at the same time. 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 2 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.

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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.

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Trakt FAQ

  • Will this process integrate Trakt into all of the applications? No this will only integrate Trakt into the some of the applications.
  • 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 3 months 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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