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Android TV Box or Streaming Media Player?

Mar 14, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
Streaming Media Player

Android TV Box or Streaming Media Player? We have had our SkyStream box called many things. We have heard them call Android TV Boxes, Streaming Media Players, Stream boxes, Mini Computers, Sky Storm Boxes and many other variations. So what exactly is a SkyStream Box and why do we call it an Android TV Box? Many of the words used to describe streaming devices in the industry we feel are very vague. Streaming Media Player, Streaming box, Set Top box and Mini PC aren’t very descriptive and don’t really tell people who are new to streaming what they actually do. Someone who has never streamed anything besides a YouTube video will look at you puzzled when you tell them to get a Set Top Box or Streaming Media Player. That is because all of these terms are industry terms that kind of caught on, but were not very descriptive to the customer and does not tell the customer what it actually does. Here at SkyStream, we have always used the term Android TV Box for all of our streaming media players. We felt that Android TV Box told the customer that it was a box that ran on the Android operating system and connected to their TV. But recently, we have asked a few of our newer customers who were new to streaming and free streaming if they understood what Android TV box means. Many people had no idea what it meant and told us they saw our TV box at a friend’s house and bought one. Some people knew that it was a TV box, but thought we just called it Android. They did not realize that the player actually ran the Android operating system. Some people had no idea it was a streaming device. They thought that all of the content was stored on the Android Box and they just played it. So we wondered if there was anything we could add to Android TV Box to make it more apparent what it actually does without trying to create a whole new keyword combination. We came up with Android Streaming TV Box. While we can’t explain the entire product in a single keyword combination, we thought that adding the term streaming to the name would give people with less experience with these types of streaming media players a better idea that it streams content. We feel that it covers all of the bases in a short name. Android – This devices runs the Android operating system Streaming – This device streams content like you tube and other online streaming websites TV – This device connects to my TV Box – This is a small device / computer or mini PC Now that we have decided on the name Android Streaming TV Box we can move away from the generic streaming media player or streaming set top box. Now that we have gotten that all squared away we can get into what an Android Streaming TV Box actually does. We…

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Cutting Cable with an Android TV Box

Mar 14, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
Skystream ONE Android TV Box

Cutting Cable with an Android TV Box So by now I’m sure you have read tons of articles about cutting your cable one way or the other. I’m sure you have read about buying a streaming device and paying $8-10 a month for Netflix or Hulu. While there is nothing wrong with going about it that way, you still have a cable bill of 8 or 10 dollars. Besides, who knows how long it will be until one or both of them decide to raise their prices or start charging extra for premium content. I can almost guarantee that this will happen in the near future. So if you decide to go this route, not only will you still be paying for content but you will be paying for limited content. Not the wisest choice if you ask us. But what other options are there out there you ask? We can definitely help with that! Cutting cable with an Android TV Box is definitely the best way to go about cutting your cable. But it is not a method that most people are familiar with because it’s fairly new and not publicized with millions of dollars of advertising. So how does one go about cutting cable with an Android TV Box? What benefits are there to cutting your cable using the Android TV platform? I will break down how to use an Android TV Box to cut your cable and what all of the benefits are. How to Cut your Cable with an Android TV Box? Cutting cable with an Android TV Box is much simpler than you might think. It’s actually extremely easy to do. If you have a smart phone and are familiar with how apps work then you are a step ahead of the game. Cutting cable with an Android TV Box is just as easy as using an Android Phone or Tablet. The only difference is that the Phone or Tablet screen that you are used to is now being shown in HD on your TV screen. Here are the step by step directions on how to cutting cable with an Android TV Box. Purchase a SkyStream Android TV Box. Plug the power supply into the wall. Connect the power supply into the back of the Android TV Box. Plug the provided HDMI cord into the back of your TV. Plug the HDMI cable into the back of your SkyStream Android TV Box. Turn your TV on and switch your video source until you find to which source the Android set top box is connected. Connect your SkyStream to the internet (10 MBPS or higher is recommended) with an Ethernet Cable (Hard Wired) or via WiFi (Wireless) Click on Kodi on your home screen and start searching for TV Shows, HD Movies, Live Sports and Live TV Streams. Click on what you want to watch and Enjoy! Call your cable company and tell them to take a hike!!! That was pretty easy right? Now that you are done…

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The Best Way to Cut Cable

Mar 13, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
The Best Way to Cut Cable

The whole country was rocked by a huge recession in 2007-2009. Millions of people lost their jobs; Millions are upside down on their houses and are struggling to pay their mortgage. My article might be a little late to the party for articles about the recession. But the effects are still here and there are lots of people are still recovering from the recession and need help getting back on their feet. There are bills that can just not be lowered in many people’s lives. Mortgage, Rent, Home, Auto, Life Insurance, Health insurance and the list goes on. Some bills have to be paid each month and can’t be lowered. It is not ideal, but it is a fact of life. Here at Skystream Technologies we can’t help with all of those other bills. But one thing we can do is save you money each month is your pesky cable bill. The average cable bill for the average American is $140-185 depending on the services you pay for each month. These costs usually include Cable TV, HD Video package, Internet and home phone service. So what can you do to lower this cable bill each month and why you need to cut cable now! What if you were able to use one of these services that you already pay for to lower the cost of another? What if you were able to use your existing internet connection to save over $80 a month on your cable bill? This is what is called cutting cable by using your internet connection to stream TV, Movies and Live Sports. This is why you need to cut cable right now, not next month, not the month after that, but right now. With an Android TV box you can kiss cable TV goodbye. No need for a Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV that you are buying so that you can stream Netflix or Hulu Plus. If you are thinking that cutting cable with Netflix or Hulu Plus is a great idea, let me stop you there. Just because they offer TV Streaming and Movie Streaming for a low price each month, you are still paying for your content, and if that wasn’t a step in the wrong direction, you are paying for limited stale content. Besides the fact that Netflix just announced that they are increasing their monthly subscription cost to $10 a month, they still have limited content. Paying a monthly subscription cost each month to be able to stream old movies and limited seasons of your favorite TV Shows is not the way you cut your cable bill. Netflix and Hulu Plus are going the same route as cable companies. Start you off with a low monthly subscription fee, and then slowly up your monthly cost hoping you do not notice over time and they rake in a lot of cash. That is just another reason why you need to cut cable! If you are struggling each month to pay your bills…

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How to Cut Cable

Mar 11, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
How to Cut Cable

In this article we will help you figure out how to cut your cable using the SkystreamX Android TV Box. While cutting your cable and looking for ways to get free cable or free TV might seem intimidating, it is really very simple and we are going to show you how. The first thing you need to figure out if you need to cut your cable. So let’s start off with a few questions to see if you qualify as a candidate to cut your cable. Do you like giving $80+ a month to your cable provider? Do you have no use for an extra $1,000 a year? Are you happy with your current cable company’s customer service? Do you enjoy being nickel and dimed each month for things like DVR service, HD packages, Premium channels and cable box rental fees? Do you enjoy paying extra for on demand movies? If you answered no to any of the questions listed above then you are a prime candidate for someone who is ready to cut their cable. So let’s look at some of the reasons you want to cut your cable and get free TV, free movies and free cable. Content We are sure that not everything that you want to watch with your current cable company is included in the basic cable package that your cable provider offers. We are 100% positive that you and your family pay for upgrades each month. It may be the HD package, it may be the HBO, Showtime, Starz, or it may be an extra $12 for the 3 movies your family wanted to watch on demand. Needless to say you are not getting all of the content you want included in your normal standard cable package. Cable companies are not stupid; they know what content is the most popular and intentionally do not include it in their standard packages knowing that you are willing to pay $5-$25 extra each month to view that content. Cost Let’s face it. Times have been tough in the United States and all around the world for the past years. Companies aren’t hiring and aren’t giving raises like they used to. If you’re like most people your budget has been stretched a little thin lately with higher costs and lower pay. You may have started cutting coupons and looking for other ways to save money each month. But you have been scared to cut your cable off because you are used to it and are worried that if you switch to a service like Netflix or Hulu you will get limited content. So you have just continued to pay the ridiculous cost that your cable provider charges you each month. Convenience Let’s face it. You have become complacent with you cable provider. You give them $80+ each month for TV and they give you the convenience of turning on your TV and scrolling through there guide to find something to watch. Maybe you feel like they value your business and…

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How to cut your cable bill the right way!

Mar 11, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
How to cut your cable bill the right way

Cutting Cable, Free TV, Free Cable are buzz words that we here about a lot these days. Everyone seems to be talking about ways to save money and Cutting Cable, Free TV, Free Cable seem to be one of the first things that people think about when looking for ways to save money each month. Cutting Cable is one of the easiest things to do but it still perplexes people when they try to figure out how to do it. The first place people normally look for information is the internet. They will usually stumble across a video on Youtube about how to cut your cable. Most of these videos are posted by amateurs who are so happy that they figured out how to stream Netflix on their Roku that they decide to post a video and tell people how proud they are that they figured out the worst way to cut cable. Unfortunately in their quest to learn how to cut cable this is as far as most people get. They somehow decided that paying $8 a month for extremely limited content is a good way to cut cable. IF they has researched a little more and learned about Android TV and KODI they would have actually figured out how to cut cable and not pay monthly subscription costs. But I digress. The next topic people discuss is Free TV. Free TV is one of the most popular searches on Google related to cutting cable. Apparently Free TV is the first thing that comes to mind when people start thinking about how to cut cable. But what does Free TV actually mean? Most people can get Free TV just by attaching an antenna to their existing TV. You aren’t going to get any premium channels, you’re not going to get HBO or Showtime, but you are getting Free TV. Depending on the area that you live in you will most likely get ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, CW and PBS. But that’s most likely all of the Free TV you are going to get. I don’t personally consider 7-10 HD channels to be Free TV. But that’s just me. What about Free Cable? Free Cable is a phrase that can mean one of two things. It can just mean that you are thinking of Free TV, or it can mean that you are planning on stealing cable from your cable provider. We highly recommend that you do not try stealing cable for your local provider. They tend to get kind of grumpy about that and send even more grumpy police to your house for trying to get Free Cable. Being that everyone on the internet are upstanding citizens and would never try to get Free Cable illegally, let’s move on to the real way to cut cable, get Free TV and get Free Cable. We all know that the internet is a wonderful place for all types of streaming media. From music, videos, news, funny clips. You might not be aware…

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