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The Importance Of Running the SkyStream Updater

Jun 27, 2017 6 months ago No Comments

The SkyStreamTV Updater is an amazingly capable app. We developed it to make streaming much easier. It can fix issues, remove add-ons, and even add newer ones for you. There’s one problem that we’re seeing with the updater. Many people AREN’T running it! That’s a problem for many reasons. Lots of people have outdated versions of Kodi, which causes big problems when you’re streaming. Some add-ons won’t work correctly, if at all. While some add-ons will give unnecessary error messages that are very confusing. This is exactly why it’s so important to run the updater app. It’s why we created it in the first place. Now, we’re not saying you should run the updater every day, but always keep an eye on the date that’s shown on the bottom of the screen in Kodi or FTMC. It will tell you the last time the updater app was updated. This will let you know if you need to run the updater. It’s shown in the below picture. It will save you time and frustration when you stay on top of the latest updates. It can also save you a phone call to our support team. Many common issues you’ll run into when streaming can be solved by making sure you have the latest version of the media center, and by running the updater app. If you’re wondering how you can tell if you’re up to date, go into the SkyStream Updater App and click Continue at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see “Up To Date” next to the version you’ve installed. If you don’t see that, you’ll see that an update is available. In this case run the version of the updater you want to install. Another Tip: Whenever you go into the SkyStream Updater and see the screen below saying there’s an update available, ALWAYS click Install Update. This will ensure you have the latest version of the SkyStream Updater. Some customers say that they’re scared to run the updater because they’ll lose their favorite settings. This is not a big deal and it’s why we have the “save user settings” option on the SkyStreamTV Updater app. You can choose this option to save settings like favorites you’ve added or information for Trakt and Real Debrid accounts. ONE MORE TIP: When running a mandatory update, ALWAYS click Fresh Install. It’s the best way to make sure the update is performed correctly. If you need any instructions for running the updater, CLICK HERE. To learn how to install the latest media center so the updater runs correctly, CLICK HERE. Don’t be afraid to run the Updater, it’s very important to make sure you get the most out of your SkyStream streaming media player. Again, keep an eye on the feed at the bottom of the screen in Kodi, and make sure to follow us on Facebook for more information on updates. Stream On!

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Youtube – The Most Underrated Streaming App for an Android TV Box

Apr 14, 2017 4 months ago No Comments
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We are sure you have heard of Youtube. Youtube is a video streaming platform where anyone can upload videos to and allow the world to view them. In this article  we will show you why Youtube is the most underrated streaming app around and why it is a great to use on your SkystreamX Android TV Box. But first a few crazy Youtube statistics. 1.3 Billion use Youtube all over the world. That is almost 19% of the entire world’s population! over 300 hours of video is uploaded to Youtube every minute. That is 18,000 hours of video uploaded every hour and over 432,000 hours uploaded each day! Over 3.25 Billion hours of video are watched on Youtube each month. That is over 78 Billion hours viewed each year! So let’s get down to why Youtube is so underrated and why it is so awesome to use on your SkystreamX Android TV Box. Hands down Youtube has the largest amount of streaming content in the world. With so much content there is something for everyone. While Youtube does not stream TV Shows and Movies, it has content on just about any subject. We will touch on just a few things you can find on Youtube. 4K Content on Youtube Youtube has a huge selection of 4K content. Maybe the largest in the world. Now this content is not the newest blockbuster as Youtube does not allow any copywritten content to be uploaded onto its site. But they have a ridiculous amount of beautiful 4K content from all over the world. From the beaches of Hawaii, to the skyscrapers in Dubai, Youtube has it in 4K. They also have lots of cook 4K drone footage. If you want to show of your brand new 4K TV to your friends, just type 4K into the search bar in Youtube and stream away.   Live News on Youtube Youtube recently rolled out a feature that allows users to live stream content onto Youtube. These streams are live when the user is live streaming them and then get turned into an on demand video after the live stream has ended. This has led many major news outlets to live stream large news events on Youtube as it reaches millions of people in real time. Simply type news,  live news or live into the search bar and start looking for news stories or live streams that interest you.   Hobby and Interest videos on Youtube This is one of our favorite types of streaming content on Youtube. Everyone has a hobby or something that they are interested in. Chances are if you are interested in it, other people are as well and there is a 99.9% chance that Youtube has tons of videos on whatever you are interested in. Don’t be scared, give it a try. We are pretty sure you will be blown away by how much cool content there is on whatever you are searching for. Cooking, Cars, Electronics, Golf, Interior Design, Photography,…

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How to install the updated Kodi 16.1 (Exodus and HTTPS Fixed)

Apr 6, 2017 4 months ago No Comments
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In this article we are going to show you how to use the SkystreamTV Updater app to update your Skystream Android TV Box from Kodi 16.1 Jarvis to the newly fixed Kodi 16.1 MAKE SURE YOU FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS EXACTLY!!! From your units home screen, click on the SkystreamTV Updater App.   The Updater will tell you that there is an update available. Click on Install Update. Please remember that there may be a delay in the app telling you that there is an update. A huge amount of people will be doing this update and the server may be slammed when you are doing this.   Once it has updated it will tell you that there is a new version of Kodi available. Click on Update Media Player.   Allow Kodi to Download. Once it is done downloading click on Install. Allow Kodi to install.   Once Kodi is done installing you will be brought back to the screen. Click on Continue.   Choose the Family Friendly or Adult version and click on Install.   Click on Fresh Install. DO NOT click on Save User Settings.   Allow the version that you chose to download and install. The amount of time this takes can vary depending on how many people are doing this and how fast your internet connection is.   Once the version you chose has been installed the Updater app will open Kodi automatically.   Let Kodi sit for a few minutes to allow any addons or repositories to update.   Congratulations! You have successfully installed the updated Kodi 16.1 on your Skystream Android TV Box. Now sit back and Stream ON!  

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The Current State of Kodi 16.1, 17.1 and Exodus

Apr 4, 2017 4 months ago No Comments
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The Current State of Kodi 16.1, 17.1 and Exodus As some of you have noticed, the Exodus addon has been having some issues lately. The main problem people are having is that it is not returning HD links and far fewer SD links lately. We are going to tell you why this is happening and be completely truthful about the current state of Kodi. Why is Exodus returning less links? Exodus is basically a search engine like Google that searches different websites that offer links to many different types of video content. Once Exodus scrapes these websites it displays direct links to the content hosted on the various websites. The problem is that many of the sites that Exodus scrapes for content links have changed the level of security from HTTP to HTTPS. HTTPS security is the same level that most banking websites and ecommerce checkouts use. It adds an extra level of security between the two connecting devices. The developers of Exodus no control of these websites that the addon scrapes and have no control over Kodi 16 and its ability to connect to HTTPS links. Please do not give them a hard time over this or post any negative comments directed towards them. They develop this addon for free in their spare time. Picture snippet taken from www.koditips.com The current issue is that Kodi 16.1 Jarvis does not have the capability to use HTTPS or SSL based links. Kodi 16.1 uses a slightly older version of Python (Computer Coding Language) which cannot connect to these higher level security links. Kodi 17 Krypton runs on a newer version of Python which is able to connect to HTTPS links. This is why many of you saw the below shown pop up from TVAddons last night. So why doesn’t Skystream simply upgrade everyone to Kodi 17 Krypton? The developers of Kodi which we have no affiliation to, decided that they did not want to support Android 4.4 anymore. Why they chose to do this we do not know and do not want to speculate. But the fact still remains that any devices running 4.4 or older versions on Android cannot install Kodi 17. We are not happy about this, but it is what it is. We do not develop or run Kodi and do not have any way to change this fact. This next portion of the article is going to draw lots of negative comments. We are very aware that we are going to get slammed on social media. But we are always honest with our customers, even when it means we are going to receive negative attention. So here goes nothing. We do not have the ability to upgrade any X4 and X5 to Android 5.0 or higher. The processors that we use (AMLogic) did not build a base Android 5 firmware for the S802 or S812 chips. Without a base firmware from the chip manufacturer we have nothing to work with and have no way to send out…

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3/28/17 Skystream TV Update and Status of Exodus

Mar 28, 2017 3 months ago No Comments
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WE ARE RECOMMENDING THAT EVERYONE CHOOSES FRESH INSTALL FOR THIS UPDATE. THIS WILL ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE A CLEAN VERSION OF THIS UPDATE. IT IS NOT MANDATORY TO CHOOSE FRESH INSTALL, BUT WE RECOMMEND IT. For instructions on how to use the SkystreamTV Updater please click here – SkystreamTV Kodi Updater Instructions (If you do have the Skystream Updater start at step 1. If you have the updater start at step 14.) Status of the Exodus Kodi Addon If you have not already noticed, over the past few days the Exodus Addon has not been working very well. If you are newer to Kodi or have ONLY used Exodus this may seem like the end of the world. But we have been doing this for many years and have been through times like this before. Addons do have issues from time to time. We do know that there are people that are working on Exodus. However we have no connection with these developers and cannot give any kind of time frame as to when it will be fixed. Please remember that these developers do this in their spare time and do not get paid for this. So please be patient and never post any negative comments on their forums or personal pages. With all of that being said we made a decision to move Exodus from the shortcuts menu within Kodi and replace it with an addon called Zen. We will move it back to the shortcuts menu in a later update when it is back to being stable. (Exodus will still be installed with this update. You can find it by hovering or highlighting “Video” and then click on Add-ons below Video.) Is there an upside to Exodus not working very well? We are very glad that you asked J if we can quote Manny from Elite Mods (Our Kodi Programmer) “Never be married to one addon!” Manny’s statement comes from years of seeing addons come and go. Hence why he uses many different addons to find streams. If one addon dies or is not performing well, he simply switches to one of the 40+ addons on his Skystream ONE and uses it to find his streaming content. So what other addons are good? When we push out an update, we go through and test all of the addons. If one is not working we remove it from the updater. When new addons have proven themselves to be reliable and stable, we add them to the updater. So pretty much any addon you click on will be a good one. Here is a breakdown of our favorite addons that are in the video shortcuts menu in Kodi after this update. Primewire / 1Channel – This addon finds Movie and TV Show streams from all over the world. It is one of the oldest Kodi addons ever developed. Specto Fork – This addon is based off of the old Genesis Addon that was developed by the developer of Exodus (Lamba.) This addon…

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