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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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Kodi Krypton 17 – What you need to know

Jan 5, 2017 1 months ago No Comments

Kodi Krypton 17   As some of you know Kodi has released a Release candidate of version 17, which is called Krypton. Before you start thinking to yourself “Oh my Gosh, New Kodi, Must Have!” let’s go over a few things. What is a Kodi Release Candidate? First off, this version of Kodi Krypton 17 is what is call a Release Candidate. A Release Candidate is a version that developers put out for people to test. It is one step above a Beta version and two steps above an Alpha version. This is by no means the final version. There are still bugs and still things that need to be worked out. What is different in Kodi Krypton 17? The developers at Kodi have taken great measure to make using third party addons that they do not approve of extremely difficult for the average user to install. This was in our opinion an attempt to get rid of people who sell devices with Kodi on them. This new version of Kodi will make it much more difficult for amateur sellers. What’s up with that Skin? Kodi has decided to develop and use a completely new skin called Estuary. We have played around with this skin and find it to be one of the worst skins that we have ever tested. Not only is it confusing, extremely limited in customization, but you cannot add addon shortcuts to the home screen. Will Kodi Krypton 17 work on my box? The developers at Kodi in an effort to further fragment Kodi and make it more difficult for users have made this version only work with Android 5.0 or higher. So if you have an X2, X4 or X5 Kodi 17 will not work on your unit. If you have a Skystream ONE, Kodi 17 Krypton will work on your Android TV Box. Why doesn’t Skystream update the X2, X4 & X5 to Android 5.0? The chip manufacturer (AMLogic) that we have used from the start did not make a firmware for Android 5.0 for the S802 (X4) or S812 (X5.) Without the chip manufacture creating a stable base firmware for us to modify, we have no way to provide our users with a stable functional firmware. As much as we would like to be able to update our older units to a newer version, we are simply unable to do it without the source code and a base firmware designed specifically for the chipsets. The good news is that Kodi 16.1 is the most stable version that Kodi has ever created and will continue to work wonderfully for years to come. So can I download Kodi Krypton 17 and use it? Yes, but mainly no. You will be able to download it and install it on your Skystream ONE Android TV Box. However the Skystream Updater is not yet compatible and will not work. Please do not do this as you will have to delete Kodi 17, reinstall Kodi 16.1 and then run…

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