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The Importance Of Running the SkyStream Updater

Jun 27, 2017 6 months ago No Comments

The SkyStreamTV Updater is an amazingly capable app. We developed it to make streaming much easier. It can fix issues, remove add-ons, and even add newer ones for you. There’s one problem that we’re seeing with the updater. Many people AREN’T running it! That’s a problem for many reasons. Lots of people have outdated versions of Kodi, which causes big problems when you’re streaming. Some add-ons won’t work correctly, if at all. While some add-ons will give unnecessary error messages that are very confusing. This is exactly why it’s so important to run the updater app. It’s why we created it in the first place. Now, we’re not saying you should run the updater every day, but always keep an eye on the date that’s shown on the bottom of the screen in Kodi or FTMC. It will tell you the last time the updater app was updated. This will let you know if you need to run the updater. It’s shown in the below picture. It will save you time and frustration when you stay on top of the latest updates. It can also save you a phone call to our support team. Many common issues you’ll run into when streaming can be solved by making sure you have the latest version of the media center, and by running the updater app. If you’re wondering how you can tell if you’re up to date, go into the SkyStream Updater App and click Continue at the bottom of the screen. You’ll see “Up To Date” next to the version you’ve installed. If you don’t see that, you’ll see that an update is available. In this case run the version of the updater you want to install. Another Tip: Whenever you go into the SkyStream Updater and see the screen below saying there’s an update available, ALWAYS click Install Update. This will ensure you have the latest version of the SkyStream Updater. Some customers say that they’re scared to run the updater because they’ll lose their favorite settings. This is not a big deal and it’s why we have the “save user settings” option on the SkyStreamTV Updater app. You can choose this option to save settings like favorites you’ve added or information for Trakt and Real Debrid accounts. ONE MORE TIP: When running a mandatory update, ALWAYS click Fresh Install. It’s the best way to make sure the update is performed correctly. If you need any instructions for running the updater, CLICK HERE. To learn how to install the latest media center so the updater runs correctly, CLICK HERE. Don’t be afraid to run the Updater, it’s very important to make sure you get the most out of your SkyStream streaming media player. Again, keep an eye on the feed at the bottom of the screen in Kodi, and make sure to follow us on Facebook for more information on updates. Stream On!

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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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How To Stream The Final Presidential Debate

Oct 18, 2016 10 months ago No Comments
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There are lots of questions going into the final debate before the Presidential Election next month. What kind of pant suit will Hilary wear? What kind of strange faces will Donald Trump make? Ok, so maybe there are some more pressing issues. One of the biggest questions is where can you stream the final debate? We’ve got you covered on that. The final presidential debate will take place tomorrow night at 9 PM ET/ 6 PM PT and will be moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace. Every major broadcaster will air the debate. So if you have an HD Antenna, you’ll be golden. But don’t worry, even if you don’t have an Antenna, there are still plenty of places to stream the debate. YouTube will be airing the debate. You can choose any major network’s YouTube channel and watch there. We’ve included a link to the PBS stream below, because we’ve got your back. If you’re watching on a mobile device, the ABC News, NBC News, and CBS News apps for Android and iOS will have the debate streaming. For those of you who may not be able to stand the sight of the two candidates, but would still like to listen, www.npr.org has you covered on that front. If you don’t want to watch, that’s cool too. We hope this helps for those of you who will be tuning in. As always, Stream On!  

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Google Nexus Android TV Set Top Box Vs SkyStream Android TV Box

Mar 11, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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Recently there have been many articles posted on rumors of a Google Nexus Android TV Set Top Box coming to market the 1st half of 2014. Google has always put out good products and services. Obviously one of our favorite things that Google put out was the Android Operating system which we based our SkystreamX Android TV Box around. One area that Google has not had great success in is any project based around TV and cable services. The original Google TV was definitely not up to par and was scrapped in the early part of 2013. While the concept of Google TV was an awesome idea, the execution was not there. This was a surprise as Google has had a great track record on almost all of its projects. Google Android TV The concept behind Google TV was that you could purchase a Google TV box that was based on the Android Platform. You could plug it in, use all of your favorite Android Applications and also stream TV to your home theater. So where did Google TV get its streaming content from? If you guessed Google you would be correct. Google TV was supposed to scour the internet for streams based on what you’re searched for. The problem with Google TV was there simply was not enough content on the places that Google TV searched (Mainly national channels websites.) So after slow sales and poor reviews Google Scrapped the Google TV platform and move onto their next Streaming TV venture, The Google Chromecast. Google Chromecast If you are not familiar with the Google Chromecast it is a small HDMI Dongle that plugs into an HDMI port on your home TV. The Google Chrome cast is very small and only costs $35. Seems like a good deal. But what exactly does the Google ChromeCast do? The Google Chromecast basically acts as a relay between one of your Android Phones or Tablets and your HDMI equipped home TV. While the Chromecast does a have a few other minor features, the main point of buying the Google Chromecast is to transfer video from your android based phone or tablet to your TV. So when you buy your Google Chromecast you will now be able to take any type of video or streaming video that is playing on your Android based phone or tablet and stream it directly to your TV. While this seems to be a neat idea and many people have purchased Google Chromecast HDMI Players, we feel that this is an extra step to view streaming media on your TV with many drawbacks. Here are some of the drawbacks we see in using the Google Chromecast to push streaming media to your HDMI equipped TV. The first drawback is that you will still need to pay for subscriptions to receive all of the streaming video to your android phone or tablet. The second drawback we see with the Google Chromecast is the limited content that you receive with any…

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What else can a SkyStream Android TV Box do

Mar 11, 2016 3 months ago No Comments
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So by now I’m sure that you can agree that using an Android TV Box and XBMC Add ons is a great way to get all of the video, music and apps on your home theater. An Android TV Box with KODI Add ons is a great way to watch TV, watch a movie, listen to Pandora and use all of your favorite Android Apps on your home TV. But what other uses are there for an Android TV Box? I will share with you some great additional ways to use your Android TV Box and some of the ways that our wonderful customers have found to use their Android TV Box. Travel While an Android TV Box is a great solution for your home theater and for viewing all of your streaming media when you are at home sitting on your couch, But what happens when you travel to a family members house, go on vacation and stay in a hotel room, or go basically anywhere that your home theater system is? In short you are stuck with whatever system or cable connection that place has. But what if you could bring your entire home theater with you wherever you went? What if you could bring all of your favorite TV shows, Movies, Music and apps with you wherever you went? That sounds like a far fetched idea, but it is very possible with your SkyStream Android TV Box. With the SkyStream Android TV Box you can bring all of your TV Shows, Movies, Music and Apps with you wherever you go. The SkyStream Android TV Box is designed to be very portable and to go with you anytime you will be away from your house for an extended period of time. With the SkyStream Android TV Box you have the option to bring all of your streaming media, favorite TV Shows, Movies and Music with you wherever you go. The SkyStream Android TV Box is very light (Under a pound) and very small (5”x5”x1”) making it easy to pack with you on any trip. Simply pack your SkyStream Android TV Box, HDMI Cable and Power Cable in your suitcase or carry on and when you arrive you will be able to watch or listen to whatever you want. Try that with your current Cable TV or Satellite Box. Once you arrive at your location of choice, Unpack your SkyStream Android TV Box, HDMI Cable and Power supply. Plug in your SkyStream Android TV Box power supply. Plug it into the back of your SkyStream Android TV Box. Plug in the HDMI to the back of the Android TV Box and then into the back of the TV you wish to view your Android TV Box into. One the SkyStream Android TV Box boots up (About 30 seconds) connect it to the local Wi-Fi connection or Ethernet connection and you are ready to begin viewing all of your favorite streaming TV Shows, Streaming movies, streaming music or Android Apps. How…

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