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Stream Netflix in UHD on Your SkyStream Box

Jan 11, 2017 1 months ago No Comments
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We have placed a new version of the Netflix App in the Skystream TV Updater. This new version is able to play videos in Ultra HD if you have the Ultra HD Subscription. It will also be able to play in HD if you have the normal Netflix subscription. You MUST have a subscription to Netflix for this to work. This is not a hacked version of Netflix. Just a slightly modified version that improves the video playback quality. Important!!! You must uninstall the version of Netflix that is installed on your Skystream unit prior to installing the new version from the Skystream Updater App. X4 & X5 Uninstall Instructions – From the Home Screen of the device click on Settings, Other, More Settings, Apps, Click on Netflix, Uninstall. Press the home button on your remote. Open the Skystream Updater App, Install Netflix and Sign in. ONE Uninstall Instructions – From the Home Screen of the device click on Settings, Apps, Scroll to the right until you see Netflix, Click on Netflix, Uninstall. Press the home button on your remote. Open the Skystream Updater App, Install Netflix and Sign in. Stream On

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Kodi Vs Netflix

Mar 13, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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Netflix has grown quite a following over the past few years as it was one of the first commercial video streaming services around. Netflix can be used on a wide variety of video streaming devices like Roku, Google Chromecast, Smart TV’s and of course the SkystreamX Android TV Box. It is because Netflix is available to be used on so many devices that it became so popular. So let’s dive a little into the Netflix business model and what the pros and cons of Netflix are. Let’s start by breaking down the business model of Netflix. Netflix starts by charging its users a monthly subscription fee for access to their video streaming service. When Netflix first started the monthly subscription cost was $7.99, but recently Netflix has raised the price to $8.99. If the cable company model is an indicator of what Netflix will do with their prices in the future, you can probably expect them to raise their prices as they get more and more users. Netflix purchases the rights to all of its content from movie studios, TV studios and other small video production firms. This is the main reason that you will not find many of your favorite titles on the Netflix Platform. If something you want to watch isn’t on Netflix it is because of one of two things have happened. Either Netflix isn’t willing to spend the money to purchase the rights to a TV Show or Movie, or the Movie or TV studio isn’t willing to sell their video content to Netflix. This is one of the main reasons that Netflix content is usually very outdated and old. Recently Netflix has had many issues with bandwidth and the ability to deliver content to its customers at a bandwidth that can play a movie or TV show without it being choppy or freezing. But this article is not meant to bash Netflix or to bring up its short comings. This article is being written to highlight the differences between Netflix and KODI Media Center. This is more of a Kodi vs Netflix. So let’s move onto a brief description of the KODI Media Center. KODI Media Center is a free program developed by the KODI Team. KODI is an open source program that was originally designed as a home theater program to be used to help user access their home media files and to play them on one platform. But with every great platform that is open source, individuals get a hold of it and start modifying it to fit their personal needs. This has happened to KODI over the years that it has been around. Many third party developers started creating their own KODI Apps; also call Addons for the KODI platform. Many of these third party developers started developing addons that played video content from the internet. This unleashed the KODI platform from being just a home media player to a platform that users can find outside content from the internet. This idea…

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SkyStream vs Netflix

Mar 11, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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Netflix is an extremely popular service for streaming movies and television shows. It has grown in popularity over the last few years due to the fact that people are getting sick of paying such high prices for cable television and premium channels. There is no doubt that Netflix has opened people’s minds to streaming media. Netflix has helped turn people on to the idea that you can cut your cable and use your internet connection to streaming digital media right into your living room. So I bet your saying to yourself, that sounds great, but what are the drawbacks? The first drawback to Netflix is that you will need a box that will stream the media from your internet and put it on your TV. Most of these boxes cost around $99. Not a bad price point, but if you consider the fact that all these boxes do is stream a service you pay for it doesn’t seem as appealing. Roku is probably the most popular internet media streaming box on the market today. Roku will stream Netflix right to your TV. But that is the only thing it does. It does not turn your TV in a smart TV. Roku does not give you access to thousands of apps for your TV. And Roku will not give you any live content or live sports. So let’s get back to Netflix and discuss the pros and cons. As we discussed previously Netflix is probably the most popular streaming media subscription out right now. But what are the pros and cons of using Netflix to cut your cable? Netflix does provide its customers with a fairly decent amount of content to watch. They provide a limited number of TV Shows and movies. However, one major drawback to Netflix is the age of their content. Movie studios and TV Studios know that the cable companies are paying the big bucks for their popular content. So they do not release their content to Netflix until after it has fully aired on regular cable or premium channels. What does this mean for the Netflix subscriber? It means that you will always be a season behind from everyone else that pays for cable. Not the ideal spot to be in at the water cooler on Monday morning. Nothing like having your favorite shows ending spoiled because you pay for limited content. Is everything free on Netflix? Unfortunately not. Netflix gives you access to what they consider premium content. What exactly do they consider premium content? There is no rhyme or reason for what Netflix considers premium content. Let’s say you sit down to watch some TV after a long day at work. You start scrolling through Netflix and decide on a show. So you click on the show you want to watch and you are greeted by a message saying that you must pay $1.99 for each episode. I’m sure you would not be a happy camper. Your $8 a month subscription just got more…

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