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How to speed up your Android TV Box

Apr 25, 2016 4 months ago No Comments
Android TV Box Task Killer

How to speed up your Android TV Box We wanted to introduce you to a little known feature on the Skystream Android TV Boxes. This is a small feature that can help speed up your X4 or X5 if you open a lot of apps. This feature is very similar to a task killer or app closer that you see on many Android phones and tablets. What this “Task Killer” does is close any apps that are running in the background and hogging the devices RAM. Both the X4 & X5 are very fast Android Boxes and do not need this feature to run fast all of the time. But we thought that we would include it for people who open lots of different apps on a daily basis. Most users will not notice a speed increase due to the fact that both the X4 and X5 Android TV Boxes have very fast quad core processors and have 2 GB of RAM which is more than enough. But if you want to run this task killer we will list out the instructions below. To run the Task Killer you simply need to press and hold the menu button on your Skystream Remote Control. The menu button is the button with 3 horizontal lines on it. When you press and hold the menu button you will see a neat little space ship blasting off. Then you will see a small pop up at the bottom of the screen telling you how much RAM was freed by killing some of the background applications. This is definitely not a mandatory thing that you have to do. But if you use many different applications on a daily basis you may find it useful. IMPORTANT – This should not be done while Kodi is running. This is not a substitute for Closing Kodi Properly. If you do not close Kodi properly you will eventually run into problems. So please do not use this as a substitute for closing Kodi properly.

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Android TV Box – Adult Streaming Do’s & Don’ts

Mar 14, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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Adult Streaming Do’s & Don’ts SkystreamX Android TV Boxes give users access to all kinds of video content from all over the world. In addition to being able to stream TV Shows, Stream Movies and Live Streaming Sports there is also adult content. With our Android TV Boxes you also have access to the internet and the Google Play store. This gives the user many different avenues for different content. With all of these different avenues for content we always like to write an articles on do’s and don’ts to give our users a clear picture on how to get certain types of streaming content. Android TV Box Adult Streaming When it comes to adult content there are 3 main places you can stream it on our Android TV Boxes. Adult Streaming using the Browser We highly recommend not using your browser to search for adult content. The main reason is the same reason for computers – Viruses. As with any computer when you start going to iffy websites you open yourself up to viruses. Viruses can cause tons of problems on an Android TV Box just like a PC. Websites and developers who create malicious viruses used to only create viruses for computers, but as traffic from mobile devices has exploded many of these developers have switched over to making viruses for mobile devices (Phones, Tablets and Android TV Boxes.) Some of these viruses are mostly harmless and install a different browser, but some of them can steal your personal information and some install code that basically makes your device useless. So please do not search and watch adult content on any Skystream Android TV Box using the browser. One of the most common calls we get are from people who were searching for adult content on the browser and then started experiencing issues. We normally do a factory reset to remove everything and start them from scratch. Adult Streaming Content Apps Downloading adult content apps is one of the worst ways to stream adult content. As we stated earlier, developers have noticed the huge spike in mobile devices and traffic over the past few years. Many of these predatory developers have switched from computers to mobile devices. The reason that downloading Android Adult streaming apps is that a developer can create an app specifically for Android that has viruses in it. Many people download an app, install it without reading all of the permissions that you are granting the application and end up with a program on your Android Streaming Box that now has way more access then an app should. When you install any app on Android you are giving that app certain permissions on your device. This is why downloading apps from unknown sources can put you at risk. We tested downloading a bunch of adult content apps using google searches such as “Porn App Android and adult streaming APK,” on a blank Android TV Box with no personal information. We downloaded 5 of the top Android apps that…

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Android TV Box or Streaming Media Player?

Mar 14, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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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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SkyStream Support Update

Mar 14, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
Skystream Support

  SkyStream Customers, As always, we pride ourselves on our ability to serve our customers in a quick, professional manner. Recently we have experienced a very high call volume regarding 3rd party KODI add-ons and/or other 3rd party applications with questions regarding streaming content and their inability to either work correctly or stream without buffering. SkyStream does not provide any support on these 3rd party add-ons or applications within KODI or the Android operating system. We do not host, own, or provide any streams, bandwidth, or storage for these add-ons or applications. If you are looking for support or help regarding any 3rd party add-ons or applications within KODI or the Android operating system, please email the developer or company that represents the application directly. You can go into Google and type in the add-on or application that you are having issues with and contact them with your questions. We will continually update you and your devices as we see fit and have recently released the SkyStreamTV Updater App that will allow you to have the most up-to-date add-ons with the KODI application. Remember, we do not represent these add-ons or KODI, therefore we cannot provide any support on them. If an add-on is not working properly, please try another or contact the developer directly for a resolution. Thank you again for your continued support and business! Team SkyStream

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What is Real Debrid?

Mar 14, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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What is Real Debrid? In this article we cover what Real Debrid is, how it works, how much it costs, and if it is worth the cost. What is Real Debrid? To understand how Real Debrid works we first have to learn how streaming in Kodi works. Most add-ons do not host any of the content that can be viewed in them. Most add-ons like Exodus, 1channel, SALTS, Icefilms, etc, act as search engines for streaming content. When you search for something, the add-on scrapes the sites where the file is actually hosted and displays a clickable link directly to where the file is hosted. Once Kodi connects to the link it begins to stream. Most of these hosted sites make money through advertising views and monthly subscriptions. The links that you are clicking on in almost every Kodi addon is in the host sites free section. Most of these sites limit the size of the files in the free section (Mainly HD files over 1 Gb.) They also throttle the amount of data they give out in the free section. Long story short, there are two different sections to most of these host sites. This is where Real Debrid comes into play. If you were to buy a subscription for each host sites premium section the cost would get very high. Real Debrid gives you access to many host sites premium section for one cost. We will cover the cost for Real Debrid later in the article. How does Real Debrid work in Kodi? Real Debrid works by allowing add-ons like Exodus, SALTS, 1Channel, Velocity, and Release Hub to scrape the premium section of many host sites and displaying the premium links in the add-on. Some add-ons display the Real Debrid links in different colors (Salts), Some display them by just showing saying Real Debrid at the beginning of the link (Exodus), and some add RD in the link (Velocity.) At the end of the day Real Debrid give addons that are compatible with it the ability to provide more links to the specific content you are trying to view. Many of these links are 1080P, 720P and some of them even have Dolby Digital 5.1. But HD is never guaranteed. How much does Real Debrid cost? Real Debrid offers 4 packages – 15 days, 30 days, 90 days and 180 days of access. 15 days – 3 Euros = $3.27* 30 days – 4 Euros = $4.36* 90 days – 9 Euros = $9.81* 180 days – 16 Euros = $17.44* * – All conversions for pricing fluctuate with the currency’s value and can change daily.   Is Real Debrid worth the cost? We have been using Real Debrid for quite some time and feel that it is a fantastic service. We like to think of it as the VIP section of Kodi. We find that the links are normally very reliable and occurrences of buffering are definitely reduced. But just like anything else, nothing is perfect. As…

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