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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 Android Settings

Apr 22, 2016 4 months ago No Comments
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Kodi Android Settings This is the second part of a set of articles related to settings and what not to mess with. Please read our first article that is called Android TV Box Settings if you have any questions about other settings that should be left alone. But this article is going to focus exclusively on Kodi Android settings and what setting not to mess with. So let’s jump right in. Let’s start this off by saying that here at Skystream, we have already done all of the set up for you in Kodi. We have modified all of the settings that need to be changed. So there is really no reason to mess with any of the settings in Kodi Kodi for Android has tons of settings that can be changed. But almost none of these settings pertain to streaming video or audio content from third party addons. Kodi was originally developed as a media center program for people that had large libraries on a computer or other storage device and want to access them from a device that is connected to their TV. So 90% of the settings in Kodi for Android are for home networking purposes Here are some pictures of the Kodi Android settings pages. As you can see they are many settings that can be modified. We will cover some of the more common settings that people like to tinker with that affect Kodi and cause a reset of the Kodi app. As a general rule you really do not ever need to even go into the settings sections unless you are trying to add or delete and Addon. Kodi Android Live TV Settings One of the most common settings that people tinker with is the Live TV settings. While one would expect that there is some setting within the Live TV settings that will magically turn on Live TV channels galore, this is not the case. The Live TV setting in Kodi Android is used by users with live TV feeds that are received from devices called HD Homeruns. These units get Live TV feeds from Over the Air antennas and some subscription services. The Live TV setting in Kodi is used to connect this HD Homerun to Kodi so that Kodi can receive the feed and the user can access the Live TV channel onto their TV through the Kodi application. But without an HD Homerun device or another Live TV device connected to your home network the Live TV setting does nothing. Well not nothing, when you turn this setting on Kodi Android begins looking for a PVR program that is feeding it live TV channels. Without a PVR program enabled, Kodi will constantly give you an error message saying that you do not have a PVR program enabled. This can get annoying very quickly. You can get rid of this annoying pop up by disabling the Live TV setting in the Kodi Android Settings. Kodi Android Video Settings Another section of Kodi…

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How Kodi Works on Android

Mar 13, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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If you have read any of my previous articles I’m sure you have seen that I mention KODI Android quite a lot. KODI Android is a home theater program that can be used on many different platforms for many different things. But for this article we will focus on KODI for the Android Platform. KODI Android can be used by everyone as there one stop home theater program. KODI Can be used to access your home computer files, KODI Can be used to play your home movies, pictures and music libraries. KODI also is an open source program which allows outside developers to create programs on there own that will work on the KODI Android platform. KODI Android Home Theater Program KODI Android is the worlds best home theater program for any individual that is looking to wire there entire home network and be able to access all of there personal media. KODI Android makes it possible to connect all of your personal computers via a home network and bring them directly to your TV. KODI Android makes it extremely easy to connect all of your home PC’s to and Android based device that is hooked up to your TV. There is no more reason to hook up your personal PC or Laptop so that you can access your home movies, pictures and music. There are many other articles written by team KODI on how to connect all of your home devices to KODI via your home network, so I am not going to go into all of the details on how to do this. The process is pretty easy to complete and once you have completed the process you will be able to play any media content that you have on your personal computers that are connected to your KODI Android device. KODI Android Addons So now we are jumping into the world of KODI Android Addons. KODI has already proven itself as a powerful and versatile home theater program across many platforms. So lets jump into the vast world of KODI Android Addons and how they work. What exactly is an KODI Android Addon? An KODI Android Addon is a program that an experienced programmer wrote that finds content through the internet and allows those video or music files to be played directly on your TV. Let’s say that this particular programmer wanted to created an KODI Android Addon that found publicly available video documentaries. The programmer would locate a source that hosts all of these video documentaries such as PBS, BBC or another host. The programmer would then write a Python script that was designed to be able to search the databases of PBS or BBC. After the programmer successfully created the python script they would then compile the KODI Android Addon to make it compatible with KODI Android. How does an KODI Android Addon Work? When a person who was using this programmers KODI Android Addon opened up the addon they would hit the main menu….

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