How to install Kodi 17.0 Krypton on Android 4.4 Devices (updated 21/04/2017)
(Kodi 17.1 krypton for Android 4.4 is being developed and will be released very soon)
As you may be aware since the release of kodi 17.0, anyone running Android 4.4 would have had issues installing the latest Kodi Android app. Not anymore! If you compare TV boxes you will see most are in fact running 5.0 or above. These devices would run the latest Kodi/ EBMC without any issues. But for users with older 4.4 devices Kodi krypton would fail to install. In this post, we are going to show you how to easily install Kodi 17 krypton on Android 4.4 devices.
Due to a good development team, over at MyGica, they have managed to come up with a tweaked version of Kodi 17.0 that runs on most Android 4.4 TV boxes. Including the MXQ TV box and T8 V2/V3 TV box. If you need any other questions answered check out ourTV box FAQ’s it covers all most common questions.
This is a version of EBMC by EntertainmentBox is based on the MYGica Kodi 17 Krypton fork for Android 4.4
Kodi 17.0 works on 4.4 Android
Kodi 17.0 confluence skin set as default (fixed switching skin issue)
Congratulations! Kodi 17 Krypton is now running on Android 4.4
Install kodi with EBox Store
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EBMC/ Kodi 17 running on 4.4
4.4 Android OS
WHY USE IPVANISH VPN WITH EBOX®?
You may have heard of a VPN. But you might not know what it does.
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Buy Fully Loaded TV box in the UK from a trusted seller
Over the past few years’ online ‘box’ sellers have taken the term Fully Loaded Kodi / XBMC to advertise “Free Movies, Free Sports, Free TV!”. In this post, we are going to review all aspects of a fully loaded TV box. And we will also review our use of the term “Fully Loaded“. First of all EntertainmentBox® specialises in Core Android and Windows Powered Smart TV boxes, that are fully loaded with the right software. Enabling you access to apps, games and software updates that are all easily accessible through the internet and Android loaded. We do not load your Kodi full of addons that slow down the performance of your device. It is left completely down to the end user as to which kodi addons or kodi wizard is used.
Fully loaded Kodi / XBMC TV box
Kodi is a very special award winning media centre. That can be installed on most modern platforms it works like any other digital media centre. Allowing the user to play many different media formats. But unlike other media centres that need you to have a hard copy of the media file on a USB or another form of digital storage. Kodi (or XBMC as it was formally known) will allow you to watch content via the internet (streaming). Some online sellers tainted the term Fully Loaded Kodi / XBMC. By advertise Free Movies, Free sports, Free TV. How is this possible? Easy… Let’s take a quick look at how Kodi works.
How Kodi works?
Kodi Media Centre is an application that can be installed onto most platforms. Including Android TV boxes, Windows PC, iPhone,Apple TV 4.Kodi Media centre allows the use of 3rd party addons, these addons are created by many different developers. Addons can be added either by adding the URL directly into Kodi or by installing a zip file containing the addon. “Most of the addons literally fetch webpages from sites you could have otherwise streamed a video from in a normal web browser”. then prise it into the simplified lists you see in Kodi. These types of addons turn a hard to read or add filled page. Into something you can browse through from your sofa.
Fully loaded TV box on the black market
If you’re thinking about buying a TV box and the seller is offering you Fully loaded TV boxes you need to stop and ask yourself. What are they fully loading onto the device? As the Smart TV box market grows so will the greed from some of these Black-market sellers. Not only will they offer to pre-install many addons that could easily be installed by the end user. But will also install pop-ups and adverts generating even more revenue for the original seller. If you have not seen our Fully loaded Android TV Box warning or the official Kodi TV warning you should definitely have a read. If you purchase a device from EntertainmentBox. Then you can feel assured that your box will not have any of these unwanted addons, pop-ups, or viruses.
What are kodi builds? Kodi setup wizards?
Kodi can be customized with different backgrounds, menu bars, and skins. A setup wizard will customize your Kodi setup in a few clicks. It works by downloading many different addons and backgrounds then installing them all for you. This is called a Kodi build. (a kodi build is what the wizard puts on your device). There are 100s of different kodi setup wizards available. And also many different Android apps that will offer to set up kodi for you. You need to remember that if you decided to use any setup wizard. It will download many different addons so you have no control over what it downloads into your device.
What are fully loaded Android apps?
Fully loaded Android apps are applications that can be installed onto any Android operating system. Including TV boxes, tablets and mobile phones. Apps like “showbox, mobdro, Cartoon HD, MegaBox HD, Newset Movies HD”, and many other Android applications offer the same or similar content. You can stream content directly through your TV Box onto your big screen TV. Most fully loaded TV box sellers will pre-install these apps before they send them to the customers. We on the other hand will not ship any device with the apps listed above. Again we leave this completely down to the end user.
Is using kodi and streaming legal?
Yes, it is completely legal to stream in the UK and EU if you do not download or store the media. Kodi works by streaming its content so it is not actually downloaded to your device it only streams through it. We have a very detailed post about kodi and just how legal it is.
Entertainmentbox Fully loaded TV boxes
We have looked at how other sellers are using the term ‘Fully loaded’ to sell boxes. Let’s look at what we are offering with our Fully loaded TV boxes. At EntertainmentBox our focus is on hardware and software.
We are constantly running OTA firmware updates to all our TV boxes new and old. When you buy a TV Box from EBox you will receive constant updates. These updates will add new features that might not have been previously available when the device was first purchased. This is all done with a few simple clicks of our OTA app, keeping your device fully updated.
“All our TV boxes are fully loaded with the latest version of Kodi/EBMC”. The only addons we pre-install is our EBox help videos and Youtube video add-on. As stated earlier its totally down to the end user as to how you configure your kodi and or which addons you chose to install.
The EntertainmentBox Android App is a great tool for your Android device. Stay in touch with EntertainmentBox via Twitter and also via Facebook. Have easy access to help and instructional videos. A direct link for all your retro gaming needs and more. The EBox app also has all the latest links for the most stable kodi for your device.
The IPVanish product is marketed as a security product. Which ensures online privacy, while protecting users from unwanted snooping, hacking and other malicious threats. Furthermore, it also can unblock websites/ Kodi addons. And other online content which is usually restricted by geographical region.
Aptoide is one of the biggest Android app stores available. This app store has every Android app you could ask for. If it has not got the app you are looking for in its local store. You have the option to search other stores within Aptoide. Now you will always find that killer app you have been searching for.
Ebox have their own app store dedicated to smart TV boxes. Easily click and install all the apps you want to install onto your device. check out a few apps on offer Netflix, Plex, TV Player, Film On, ITV Hub, Hulu and many more. These apps will constantly be updated as and when new apps are available.
This is a very useful app that we use if the device has any issues that can be resolved remotely. If a customer is having difficulties with their unit. One of our Technical Support staff will be able to remotely access their device and rectify most common faults.
All EntertainmentBox smart TV boxes are fully unlocked allowing you to be able to install any Android app you like without restrictions. If your device is not fully rooted you could experience issues when trying to install applications like VPN’s. We believe it should be down to the customer how they modify their TV box.
If you are “looking for a fully loaded smart TV box then look no further!”. Don’t be fooled into buying a fully loaded TV box that will cause you nothing but headache. Finally buy with confidence from one of first Smart TV box suppliers in the UK. We are available if you need us. We offer around the clock 24/7 support via:
Video streaming is quickly becoming a very big deal. Cable subscriptions are looking less and less like a good deal and there are now tons of ways to enjoy content online. The beauty of streaming is very simple. No downloading. All on hand a click of a button. The rise of streaming apps is getting bigger and bigger. Of course some streaming apps do come with a monthly subscription fee. We take a look at what we think are the best …
EBMC / Kodi
EBox® Media Center is an SPMC fork of Kodi. EBMC, SPMC and Kodi all work relatively the same. However, we have found that EBMC works best with an Android TV powered Box. Kodi is open-source software designed specifically with home entertainment in mind – and it’s totally free. Although it was originally created for the Microsoft Xbox and called Xbox Media Center (XBMC). The software has continued to evolve – spawning a community of its own.
EBMC or Kodi essentially turn an Android powered TV Box into a digital set-top box or streamer. It gives users the ability to stream files from the internet, a home network and local storage. Kodi isn’t held back by licensing or a curated app store. It lets you download a range of community-made apps, and watch whatever you like.
EBMC’s purpose-built UI makes browsing through your content simple. Thanks to a range of built-in codes, users can browse videos, photos and podcasts quickly and easily.
Plex organizes all of your video, music, and photo collections, and gives you instant access to them on all of your devices. With the free Plex Media Server software on your home computer and Plex for Android. You can enjoy all of your personal media on your device. Plex clients require decent spec to run, which is why an Android TV Box is perfect. Plex is the all-in-one media sharing server that uses your PC to distribute content to any device. Plex essentially acts as a faux-server. It uses your computer and the media you already have as a media hub for devices you grant it access to.
Beyond your own content. Plex has a bunch of different content channels built in for you to use within it. Some of them, like BBC iPlayer, already have good standalone apps for Android. However, it makes sense to have it all in one.
YouTube is quickly becoming one of the number one forms of viewing entertainment. Due to the success of E-Sports and such millions of users now watch events live. Thanks to the rise of YouTubers, millions and millions of us watch their content daily.
It’s hard to imagine the world without YouTube, but trust we are old and we remember. We take for granted YouTube, but you cannot deny this … You watch one video, then before you know it. It’s 2 hours later. That’s the magic of YouTube. Complete user created content, all at your fingertips, covering anything you can imagine.
Twitch is the number one app for watching and streaming video games. With more and more people choosing to watch their favourite streamers than actaul TV. Twitch is the one app you need, if that is your thing. With it, you can follow and watch all of your favorite content creators. E-Sports is one of the biggest phenomenons in recent years. Twitch is massive part of that success.
Live TV is still the way to go for most us. Whether it’s the rush of that big sporting event. The latest episode of that must watch soap. Or, simply what kind of cake is it this week. Live TV apps showing the best content. Of course, some Live TV apps may be regional and for certain locations only. This is where something like IPVanish come into their own.
TVPlayer is a live TV streaming service for users to watch free streaming channels through their Android TV Box. The live TV service allows television licence holders in the United Kingdom to stream 63 free live television channels. Including BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5, Heart TV, Capital TV and The Box.
TVPlayer also offers a “TVPlayer Plus” branded ‘no contract, cancel anytime’ monthly-basis subscription service. This allows consumers access to an additional 30 live streaming television channels. Including Gold, Cartoon Network, Discovery Channel, Eurosport 1and Eurosport 2. TVPlayer Plus also allows users to catch up on programmes from the Plus channel line-up.
BBC iPlayer is a streaming and catch up app for your Android powered TV Box. The live TV service allows television licence holders in the United Kingdom to stream BBC content. Streaming with BBC iPlayer is becoming more and more popular due to it’s content. The BBC now have BBC Three exclusively on BBC iPlayer. BBC Three offers some of the freshest new content the BBC has to offer. Timed exclusives are also on the BBC iPlayer. Certain programmes are released on iPlayer before they hit the main BBC channels.
FilmOn is a free Internet-based television service allowing remote computer viewing of local TV worldwide. It licenses more than 600 additional channels plus 90,000 video-on-demand titles. Its library includes the CineBx and Allied Film libraries. It also allows users to create their own live and VOD channels. Channel lineup varies in each country where it can be received. This is again where something like IPVanish is extremely useful.
ITV Hub brings a world of entertainment to your Android powered TV Box. It’s the place to stream live television. Get exclusive video and catch up on all your favourite TV shows. Don’t miss a thing! From your favourite soaps to live sport. Reality shows to hard-hitting documentaries, compelling crime thrillers to the freshest comedy. Whether it is streaming Live TV or catchup the ITV Hub has a lot of great content. Content on the ITV Hub is for residents of the United Kingdom.
Formally known ad TVCatchup. ToView brings live television to your Android powered TV Box. With its familiar television features, ToView is an easy to use service for watching live TV over an internet connection. At home whilst the soaps are on, or on the move, wherever you are. ToView is only available to people living within the UK that have a valid UK TV licence.
Watch live TV with the convenience of a simple app. Browse a wide range of channels in the TV Guide and find out what’s on in the next 24 hours.
Gone are the days of waiting for a film to start at a certain time. With Movie streaming apps you can watch what you want, when you want. Having a good Movie streaming app on your Android powered TV Box is essential. As with some of these apps charges may apply. Also, some content may be regional. Looking into a VPN may be worth doing.
If you don’t know what Netflix is, where have you been! Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies. Netflix is such an iconic streaming service in our culture that “Netflix and chill” entered the mainstream as a phrase. A fantastic streaming service and one that virtually all other streaming services are compared to. You will see Netflix has a constant changing library. Never be stuck for something to watch.
Google Play Movies & TV is Google’s in-house video streaming app. With this, you can watch any content that you decide to buy from the Google Play Store. This is not a streaming service like Netflix but more of a purchasing system similar to iTunes. Once purchased, you can use this app to watch them on your Android powered TV Box.
Sometimes watching live TV can be hard due to our busy lives. That’s why more and more people choose to watch their TV via catchup. Many apps that offer live catchup service. Again some of this content may be restricted to certain countries. In some instances, that’s where a VPN might help. We recommend IPVanish as a VPN. Details on this can be found here.
BBC iPlayer Kids
BBC iPlayer Kids is a brand new free app, available to download now onto your Android powered TV Box. The new child-friendly app is safe and easy to use. With over 10,000 episodes being made available this year alone. It has all of BBC Children’s content in one place. Kids can watch both new and old CBeebies and CBBC favourites. Including Wolfblood, Blue Peter, The Dumping Ground, Topsy & Tim and Go Jetters.
With BBC iPlayer as well as Streaming as covered above. You can also watch all of your favourite programmes via on demand catchup. Certain programmes are released on iPlayer on demand before they hit the main BBC channels. Most catchup programmes are available same day, so never miss a show again.
ITV Hub brings a world of entertainment to your Android powered TV Box.As well as live television. Get exclusive video and catch up on all your favourite TV shows. Don’t miss a thing! From your favourite soaps to live sport. Reality shows to hard-hitting documentaries, compelling crime thrillers to the freshest comedy. Content on the ITV Hub is for residents of the United Kingdom. Like the BBC iPlayer you can watch most catchup shows same day. Watch catchup in this user friendly Android powered TV Box app.
More and more of us now stream our music. Rather than buying select songs here and there. Streaming music offers all of the latest songs and albums at your fingertips. Radio and Podcasts being listened to more and more. A great Music app is essential to while away those hours.
Listen to the right music, wherever you are. With Spotify, you have access to a world of music. You can listen to artists and albums, or create your own playlist of your favorite songs. Want to discover new music? You can choose a ready-made playlist that suits your mood. You can also get personalized recommendations.
Spotify is available free and also as a premium subscription.
The Pandora Android powered TV Box app gives you personalized radio. It plays what you love and continually evolves with your tastes. Pandora is only allowed for listeners located outside of the U.S, Australia and New Zealand. This is where something like IPVanish come into their own.
Nothing works our excitement buds like a great TV show. With TV streaming apps you can watch what you want, when you want. Having a good TV streaming app on your Android poweredTV Box is essential. As with some of these apps charges may apply. Also, some content may be regional. Looking into a VPN may be worth doing.
Hulu brings you instant access to all of your favourite shows, the hottest new series and great films. All in one place. Watch premium original series, full seasons of hit shows, current episodes, movies, kids shows, cartoons & more. Hulu has an amazing library of content including shows in HD from FOX, NBC, Disney, ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, Cartoon Network, PBS, FX, MTV & many more. Content may be regional. A VPN may be something worth investing in.
It is the world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies. Netflix really comes into it’s own with it’s vast library of TV shows. A fantastic streaming service and one that virtually all other streaming services are compared to. You will see Netflix has a constant changing library. Never be stuck for something to watch.
Crackle is the destination to watch free TV, movies and exclusive originals. All free, anytime, anywhere and on any device. So escape the daily grind and recharge with your favourite comedy, drama and action entertainment. Crackle originals such as Comedians in Cars getting Coffee are available via this app. Again some content may be regional with this app.
Best Applications to improve the running your TV box.
Best Applications to improve the running your TV box.
Maintenance apps for your Android powered TV Box are essential. Whether it is essential apps to download files. Or, simply to make your usage safer and easier.
The Android platform is growing exponentially. Whether you’re using it on a smartphone or a tablet (or even indirectly, with the Chrome OS), Android is an outstanding operating system. It offers the flexibility of Linux and the user-friendliness of iOS. But like any platform, it can get to the point where it requires cleaning up. My personal device recently enjoyed a complete system reset . It had become so bogged down with files and apps (mostly from testing and reviewing) that I was noticing a significant slowdown on all levels.
IPVanish VPN helps with many things including “Unlock kodi add-ons”, “unlocking geo locatedcontent on your TV Box”. By simply using a VPN for a pounds or dollars a month. It will unlock your Smart TV Box by letting you access content that may not have been previously available due to your location.
File Manager HD for Android is a great file management tool. With a fresh UI design, multiple resolution support, list and grid view for file browsing. It offers compress and decompress support, multiple selection and sorting support for photos, pictures and apk files. Basically, if have files this helps locates them easier without fuss.
You may have heard of a VPN. But you might not know what it does.
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) provides a secure environment for everyday web use. Once you establish a VPN connection all of your online data (emails, instant messages, data transfers, online banking, web visits) pass through an encrypted tunnel.
Watch all the content you want without any restrictions. IPVanish VPN allows you the full ability to ‘access any Kodi add-ons you want’, when and where you want it.
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With IPvanish you can “fully unlock anykodi addon!” being restricted by geo blocking. With IPVanish VPN you can chose what country you would like the app or website to think you are in. No more locked Kodi add-ons.
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We always get asked what’s the best version of Kodi for Android, so in this post we will look at what is the best Media centre for your Smart TV box or Phone. If you want to know what Kodi is check out our “Kodi Setup Guide” it will explain more about Kodi is and how it works. Kodi formally known as XBMC has many different builds / versions it can become confusing knowing what is the best for your device and what will give you the best performance.
The best version of Kodi for Android is EBox MC (EBMC)
I know you’re thinking it should be Kodi 16.1 right? Well sorry to break the bad news but Kodi has been very slow to develop the Android side of its software, this is mainly due to Pirate Box sellers fully loading Android boxes then selling them on sites like eBay and Amazon. Also the main Android developer (koying) Kodi had working on the team left due to in house fighting. The good news is Koying has now developed his own version of Kodi called SPMC, this solely is a dedicated to Android. SPMC has many features and bug fixes for Android then the official Kodi 16.1 build is offering. Due to the lack of support for Android we are now going to build EBox MC from SPMC not Kodi. Therefore, EBox MC based on SPMC 16.6.0 is by far the best version of Kodi for Android.
What’s the difference between XBMC, Kodi, SPMC, EBox MC
The main difference is the name, “all these media centres work in exactly the same way” you can add 3rd party add-ons allowing you to access content through the internet. They will also allow you to play any media file you have on a local drive. The other main difference is they have different fixes. Kodi will always be the best version if your installing it on Windows or other supported devices. But as I pointed out earlier Kodi is not too keen on supporting Android, so you are better off using our EBox MC as it will perform better on your Android device.
What is the best box for XBMC / Kodi?
The best android box for XBMC/ Kodi can be anyone of our TV boxes. All our TV boxes have been tested to run perfectly. If you are looking for the best XBMC box please visit our shop. XBMC boxes stream content through the internet. A streaming box or a streaming kodi box as its now known. Are becoming increasingly popular with people as you can get one for as little as £45.
How easy is it to update Kodi to EBox MC (EBMC)?
It’s very easy if you have one of our smart TV boxes that support our OTA (over the air updates) then you are in luck. If you open your EBox OTA app you will see an update waiting for you, click wipe cache and data then your Smart TV box will update automatically. If you’re only updating your EBox MC from 16.4.1 to 16.4.2 please use the direct download link below.
The EBox app for Android, this app will have a direct download link to the latest EBox MC, and also the latest official version Kodi. All you need to do is open the app click on EBox MC link then check your downloads folder, click the EBox MC app to install. The EBox app is a great way for you to easily keep your version of EBox MC or Kodi on the latest Version.
You can directly download the latest EBox MC with the link below, at the time of writing the current build is 16.6.0. If this changes you can always use the links below, or use your EBox App. If your updating an Android TV box, click the link below to start the download. Wait until EBox MC has fully download then open your file browser app. locate your Downloads folder and click the EBMC app to install.
If you want the best experience when using Kodi on Android switch to EBox MC. Its faster, has better features and is developed by a very talented Kodi developer that has a passion for Android. Keep up the good work Koying.
Probably the most powerful feature of Android is its ability to be customized. And that starts with what’s typically called the “launcher.” The launcher usually is considered to be the home screens and app drawer, and they come in all sorts of flavors and designs. Are you getting the most from your TV box? If you ever wish to change the launcher screen on your EBox device by using unofficial third party launcher apps. Any Android powered device has got more and more options available for you.
When you hear people talk about “stock” Android, this usually is what they’re referring to. Homescreens and app drawer unchanged from what EBox includes in the open-sourced code. But that’s just the tip and From Play Store, you can download any number of third-party “launchers,” which will change the look and functionality of the homescreens and the app drawer. Home screens can have different animations. Or different docks at the bottom. Or a specific number of home screens. App drawers can have more scrolling or sorting options. Possibilities might not be endless, but they’re certainly numerous.
What do you use the launcher for?
As the launcher is default home screen of your EBox Android powered device which comes pre setup best as per users needs. However sometimes when it comes to customizing the launcher for adding your favorite apps on home screen. It cannot be done on build in launcher of device as there is separate option to add apps in favorite. But that doesn’t stop you for doing what you want to do on device. Third party launcher apps are available for customizing your device launcher.
Change launcher android powered TV boxes
There are many launchers available on Play Store on your device and Just search for Android powered TV Launcher on it and it will bring the all list of launcher for your on it with screen shots etc so you can look for what you are in need for yourself also you can search more and more on it for your need which you can use on device.
Also as internet search there is novathemes ,nova launcherssettings , googlewidgets , for phone and home launcher iconandroid apppersonalisation for your devices.
So, you have your new Android TV Box or if you are thinking of getting one.
You are looking at all of the features that your Android TV Box can do. One lesser known feature is Android TV Box Retro Gaming.
Yes you can can play current games via the Google Play store staright to your TV which is another great feature of an Android TV Box but via the help of an emulator you can download and roms you can download. You can turn your Android TV Box into a retro haven for Sega and Nintendo.
If you long to play the classics like Mario or Sonic again, as the newer ones just don’t cut it, then this is perfect for you. The Roms you download are all the original games, most have on screen instructions so picking it up is a breeze.
We have collated links for a selection of Roms for you on our downloads page. Simply click the link below.
A ROM is essentially the game itself. It stands for Read-Only Memory, but it has come to indicate the file used for playing a game. Only download those which you own a physical copy of. We don’t endorse any ROM downloading, and you take matters into your own hands when doing this.
When searching for ROMs, be sure that no websites try to download anything other than .apk file (on Android). All ROMs should be .zip files, and you shouldn’t need to unzip them, just select the zipped folder with the emulator. File types such as .exe or .apk or programs that run on your PC or Android device and can be harmful.
Older games will likely be smaller in size, newer games will be larger.
Playing these games can be frustrating on a standard Android TV Box remote. That’s why we have the iPega Bluetooth Gamepad. This gamepad is absolutely perfect for playing games and controlling your TV Box.
Remote control Android app Phone Android Tablet Control TV boxes
EntertainmentBox® help guide for using your Android Phone or Tablet as remote control for your EntertainmentBox® Android TV Boxes.
So you never knew how easy it is to use your Android phone or Android Tablet as remote control using a small Android Application called ” Smart iRemote” available on the google Play store on an Android phone/Tablet for your EntertainmentBox Android TV box.
In this guide we will provide you with steps for connecting EntertainmentBox to Remote control application installed on your Android phone or Android Tablet.
First you will need to go main settings on your EntertainmentBox device and now select Advanced option on it. Now you need to turn on Remote Control option on it. Once you will turn on the Remote control it will show your IP address next to it.
You just need to ensure that you are connected with same network for Internet on EntertainmentBox device as well Android phone or tablet.
How to use Smart iRemote to control TV Box
So what you need to do now is go to Play Store on your Android Phone or Android Tablet and search for application Smart iRemote on it or click this link
Once you have downloaded the app and installed it on your Android TV box, open the app it than it will show you the IP address so what you need to do is click on the IP address the application is displaying on your Android phone/Tablet.
So now you have fully functional remote control with options as keyboard and navigation and much more using your Android phone/Tablet for your EntertainmentBox device.
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go to your Apple iPhone/iPad and you will now select either a photo or video that you wish to display then click the airplay option on the iDevice you want to airplay to your Android TV box
Now you can easily share photos/videos from your Apple iPhone / iPad device to your via Airplay option on Apple iPhone/iPad.
If you want to do screen sharing via your Apple iPhone/iPad for photos/videos on it than you can check our guide Airplay Android powered TV box or any Android device. Watch streamed media on any TV box.
Let me introduce you to a great little app found in the EBox device EBOX app . The app is called Airplay and can be found on your app page If not, you can simply download it from the Google Play Store on device.
Full detailed guide
Go to main apps on device and Now open the Airplay app on your EBox device.
You will see options on it as Target Name ( Your device Name ) and below to it Start Airplay option. So you can Start Airplay from option whenever you want to use Airplay to your TV from your iPhone/iPad screen sharing feature or you can also select Automatically Start option for app to run always when device is turned on.
So now simply click on “Start Airplay” and take note of the device name given on it . In our case it is Amlogic TV. Please refer to screen below –
Now go to your Apple iPhone/iPad and you will now select either a photo or video that you wish to display. In the corner of share options you will see the symbol below, or one very similar to it. This is the AirPlay logo. Tap this, and your image/movie and it will start display on your TV big screen.TV streaming, Gaming, movies, and more pretty slick!
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LATEST T8-AML-V3 FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD THIS WILL ALSO WORK ON THE T8 PLUS
This is where you can get Latest T8-AML-V3 Firmware Download
This will be the last time you will have to use a SD card when you update your firmware. We have now finished our OTA (over the air) update app, this will be installed when you run this firmware update. After you have finished flashing this latest update you will see our New Ebox-Update app, This is what you will use to update your T8 Firmware from now on, when you open the app it will inform you if their is a new Update available.
The Ebox OTA update app is so easy to use.
OPEN OTA Updater
If their is an update available click download Update.
You will then see two tick boxes wipe cache and clear data tick both boxes then click next.
The app will close down when its finished downloading.
Open the app again and follow the same steps again this time it will reboot and update your device ( you will not have to wait for the download again)
If you have a T8-AML-V3 TV box you can flash your device with our latest T8-AML-V3 firmware. (All fully rooted)
For an easy way to put your device into recovery mode download THIS APP and install it, this will allow you to reboot your device into recovery mode.
T8-AML-V3 Latest Firmware date of build 02/11/2016
Latest T8-AML-V3 Firmware Download How to Upgrade.
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Click the link above and download the T8-AML-V3.zip file.
unpack the 5 files onto a SD card.
Do not unpack the T8V3.27012015.V3.1.3.zip file
Put the 5 files onto a SD card and put into the side of the T8
Turn off the power with the power button on the front of the T8 make sure it is off.
On the right hand side of the device is the reset button.
Using a tooth pick hold this button in. You know you have pressed it if you feel the click.
Now press the power button on the front of the device while holding in the button.
While holding the reset button down, wait until you see the logo and you can then release the reset button.
The recovery menu should now be shown and the device should update.
The EntertainmentBox Firmware Downloads utilities listed here can cause permanent damage to your product if applied incorrectly. Before downloading any firmware updates, verify the firmware you are downloading is appropriate for the specific model number of your product. If you have any doubts, contact Customer Service for guidance.We will not and cannot be held responsible for incorrect use.
So here is a complete guide for Ebox Android 4.4 version device system settings.
First you need to look for Settings option on device. You may have it on main screen of device or you can also find under apps page on your Ebox device.
Once you click settings you can complete setup as per option on it.
So in network option you have option to connect via WiFi or Ethernet. WiFi. If you want to use WiFi on device so select WiFi and it will refresh the access point available. Now select the WiFi network from list available and enter the password if any into the green box and connect. Now its connected via WiFi.
If you want to use Ethernet on device so you can select Ethernet option on it when cable is connected. If WiFi is selected than please uncheck WiFi option on it to Ethernet on device.
When you click Display option so it will be set to HDMI Auto – Detection as per TV and below to it will show the HDMI Output Mode Settings . So you can select it to its best resolution by disabling HDMI Auto – detection and select the best output for display of TV from the list in HDMI output mode settings and there is 4K resolution also available for you to select and its done.
Now select the display position on it and if you find display is not fit to TV screen so this is option you can make it fit by using the up/down key on your Android TV box remote until the black border can be seen on TV screen.
You can change the start screen saver settings here from option on it. We prefer to set it never and you can always change it as per your need.
You will find Digital Audio Auto Detection is ON for auto detection and you can disable it for changing the output mode for audio on device. Once you disable the option below will be highlighted to be selected from list as PCM, SPDIF passthrough ,HDMI passthrough .
You need to select More Settings on it which will bring you to Android settings screen. You will have all settings on here like WiFi, Display,Sound,storage,apps etc. So you can manage apps on here so select
A – Apps on here and manage the app via here. You can do clear data , Clear cache for apps from here or force stop app in case of issues with any particular app you are using on device.
B – Security option on it so select security and if you download apps outside of Play store on device so ensure you have select Unknown source checked on it and more.
C –Language and input – You can change language of device and select any physical keyboard you are using on it and also you can change the point speed on it and more.
D –Backup & Restore – You can do backup of your Android device settings with your Google account server as WiFi password,App data and other settings and you can do a factory reset of device from here if you have any issues with device and want to do a factory reset so this is option you can use to do a factory reset back to how you received from us.
Please check our help video below for more information –
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