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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 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. 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 boxesWindows PCiPhone, 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 “showboxmobdroCartoon HDMegaBox HDNewset 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  NetflixPlexTV PlayerFilm OnITV HubHulu 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.

Conclusion

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:

 

 

Best apps for Android powered TV Box 2016-2017

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Android TV Boxes

What are the best apps for Android TV Box 2016-2017?

 

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Download the best apps for your Android TV box

 

With so many apps on the market. It is hard to know which ones to download. What are the best apps for Android powered TV Box 2016-2017? We take a look. Please read this post on exactly what we Fully load on all our smart TV boxes. And why you should be thinking twice about what is fully loaded on your device. Also if you want to know how to get the best out of Kodi and your Android Apps the please read this post.

“Click any app in the list to instantly download it to your Smart TV  box!”

We try to break the list down into sections to make it easier for you. Of course new apps are released all of the time. These are 22 of the best Android powered TV Box apps 2016 /2017 for Live TV Movies, sports and more

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Android TV Boxes

Best apps for Streaming

Best Android apps for Streaming

Streaming apps for Android

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.

Click here to download EBox MC

 

Plex Client

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.

Click here to download Plex Client for Android

 

YouTube

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.

Click here to download YouTube Android app

Twitch

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.

Click here to download Twitch Android TV box app

 

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Best Android TV Boxes

Best Apps for Live TV

Best Android apps for Live Tv

Live TV Android apps

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

TVPlayer is a live TV streaming service for users to watch free-to-air 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.

Click here to download TVPlayer Android app

BBC iPlayer

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.

Click here to download BBC iPlayer Android app

Film On

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.

Click here to download Film On Android app

ITV Hub

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.

Click here to download ITV Hub Android app

ToView Live TV

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.

Click here to download ToView Live TV Android app

 

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Best Android TV Boxes

Best Apps for Movies

Best Android apps for Movies

Android apps for Movies

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.

 

Netflix

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.

Click to download Netflix Android app

Google Play Movies & TV

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.

Click to download Google Play Movies & TV

 

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Apps for CatchUp TV

Best Android apps for Catchup TV

Android apps for on demand

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 recommed 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.

Click to download BBC iPlayer Kids

BBC iPlayer

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.

Click to download BBC iPlayer Android app

ITV Hub

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.

Click to download ITV Hub Android app

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Music Apps

Best Android apps for Streaming Music

Music apps for Android

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.

Spotify

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.

Click to download Spotify Android app

 

Pandora

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.

Click to download Pandora Android app

 

iHeartRadio

With iHeartRadio you can access the world of music and radio in one simple app. On your Android TV Box you can listen to top radio stations, music, news, podcasts, sports, talk, and comedy shows.

Click to download iHeartRadio Android app

 

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Apps for TV shows

Best Android apps for TV shows

Android apps for TV shows

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 Plus

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.

Click to download Hulu Plus Android app

Netflix

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.

Click to download Netflix Android app

Crackle

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.

Click to download Crackle Android app

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Android TV Boxes

Best Applications to improve the running your TV box.

Best Android apps for Maintenance

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 

IPVanish VPN helps with many things including “Unlock kodi add-ons”, unlocking geo located content 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.

Click to download IPVanish Android app

File Manager HD

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.

Click to download File manager HD Android app

aCCleaner

aCCleaner is a small, effective utility for your Android powered TV Box. It cleans out the ‘junk’ that accumulates over time: temporary files, broken shortcuts, and other problems.

aCCleaner protects your privacy. It cleans your browsing history and temporary internet files.  Allowing you to be a more confident Internet user and less susceptible to identity theft.

Click here to download aCCleaner Android app

Entertainmentbox® All in one Android App

This App has it all downloads, help videos, you can even use it to have a chat with other users. This App will be constantly updated with new features This is an all in one Android App.

Click to download the EntertainmentBox® Android App

Reboot Manager Android app

Reboot Manager (reboot your device to recovery or to boot logo).Reboot Manager includes the following features: normal reboot, hot reboot, reboot to recovery, reboot to bootloader, power off.

Click to download Reboot Manager Android app

 

WHY USE IPVANISH VPN WITH EBOX?

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.

A VPN helps with many things including “unlocking geo located content 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.

 

Access All of your Favorite Kodi Add-ons

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.

Unlock any kodi addon

With IPvanish you can “fully unlock any kodi 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.

 

Keep Your Streaming Activity Private and Fast

You can make your real IP address disappear so your Kodi activity can’t be tracked. Stop your ISP from throttling your speed and tracking your activity.

Easy to Use and Setup

IPVanish supports Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Ubuntu, Chromebook, routers, and more.

 

 

Best Version XBMC, Kodi, SPMC, Kodi, EBox MC, For Android

What's the best kodi for Android

What is the best version of Kodi for Android™?

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 Guideit 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

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 16.4.2 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.

How easy is it to update Kodi to EBox MC?

OTA

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.

EBox App

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.

 

EBox MC 16.5.0 Direct download

You can directly download the latest EBox MC with the link below, at the time of writing the current build is 16.5.0. 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.

Click to download EBox MC 16.5.0 for Android  

 

Older EBox MC Versions 

EBox MC 16.4.2

EBox MC 16.4.1

EBox MC 16.1 (based on Kodi)

Conclusion 

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.

Change Launcher Android powered TV Boxes

Launcher Android powered TV Boxes

What is A launcher on an Android powered TV Box ?

 

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.

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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.

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Android powered TV Box Retro Gaming

ANDROID TV BOX Android TV Box Retro Gaming

ANDROID TV BOX RETRO GAMING

 

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.

Retro gaming Android TV box

 

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So What is a Rom?

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.

 

Ipega Wireless Bluetooth Game Controller

 

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Guide Factory Reset Android 5.1 lollipop | Restore Android 5.1 lollipop

Factory Reset Android 5.1 EBox Guide

How to Factory Reset Android 5.1

 

Do you have issues with your Android 5.1 lollipop device and want to do a Factory Reset on it ?

So you should be aware if you do a factory reset so it will delete all the data on your device and it will be left with default apps on it which came with firmware on device or as last time you updated firmware. In this guide we have given steps for factory reset of Android 5.1

 

Method 1: Guide Factory Reset Android 5.1 lollipop

  • Go to Main Settings via main screen or apps menu on your device.
  • Click More Settings
  • Now go to Backup And Reset option. And If needed here you can do a backup via Backup My data option for app data,WiFi password and other settings of device to your Google account.
  • Now you can proceed for Factory Data Reset so once you click on it it will show a warning screen so you need to click on Reset Device and on next screen click Erase Everything . Now device will shut down and reboot so it may take a few minute to reset device completely so don’t turn off device or remove power cable until it boot to menu screen.

 

Method 2: Restore Android 5.1 lollipop: 

In this method you can restore Android 5.1 lollipop using pin method. It can be also done if you can’t get to menu on device.

  • You can reflash your device firmware using a SD card with this method
  • So to Re-flash of device firmware using this method when you can’t get display on TV.
  • Please download the firmware for your EBox Android 5.1 device using a computer and check the instruction on page for downloading the files and unpack on SD card from here Firmware Downloads.

 

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How to Only Factory Reset

So if you just want to do factory reset with this method than remove the power cable from device and use a pin and press the pin into hole until you hear a sound that it got pressed and now connect the power cable back to device with continue pressing the reset button via pin and than once the screen flash than remove the pin from reset button and it will load to boot menu.

  • Now use up/down key on remote and high light Wipe Data / Factory Reset. 
  • Now on next screen select Yes – Delete all user data.
  • It will complete the process and than press OK on Reboot System Now.

Re-Flash or Update Android 5.1 Lollipop Firmware 

  • First connect the SD card with firmware loaded on your Android 5.1 EBox TV box SD card slot and look at right of device there is a small hole for reset button into it.
  • First remove the power cable from device and use a pin and press the pin into hole until you hear a sound. Now connect the power cable back to device whilst still pressing the reset button. Finally, remove the pin from reset button until it shows the boot menu on device.
  • Now use up/down key on remote and high light Apply update from SD card now it will start Re-Flash/Update of device firmware and once its complete it will load the device to main menu.
  • So during this process don’t remove power cable or turn off device.

 

 

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Full EBox Android 5.1 TV box Settings and setup guide, 5.1 Android help guides.

 

We are going to show you how to setup an Android 5.1 powered TV box, we are using the EBox T8-AML-V3s in this guide but you can follow this help guide with all 5.1.1 TV boxes.

 

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5.1 Android Connecting to the internet

  • Click settings (from apps)
  • Click Network
  • Click Wi-Fi
  • Turn Wii-Fi device on
  • Wait for your device to scan for your wireless network
  • Select your Network and enter your Networks password (this is usually on the back of your internet router)

Android 5.1 Display settings, Screen position

  • Click settings (from apps)
  • Click Display
  • Click Screen position
  • Use the zoom in and zoom out on right hand side of the screen to adjust the position
  • Click back to save your settings

Android 5.1 Sound settings

  • Click settings (from apps)
  • Click Sounds
  • Click Digital sounds
  • From here you can change how your TV box outputs its sound (SPDIF, PCM, HDMI)

How to uninstall apps 5.1.1, how to clear apps data 5.1.1

  • Click settings (from apps)
  • Click apps
  • Click on the app you want to manage
  • From here you can open the app, clear the data, uninstall, clear cache, and manage other settings for the app

Android 5.1.1 How to factory reset your device

  • Click settings (from apps)
  • Click Storage & reset
  • Click Factory data reset
  • Click Factory data reset again
  • Confirm you want to wipe your device
  • Your box should now restart into erasing mode then restart, (it can take up to 6 minutes to completely reboot)

Setting Android 5.1.1 Date and Time

  • Click Settings (from apps)
  • Click Date and time
  • Keep automatic date & time On (you will need to be connected to the internet for this to work)

Bluetooth Settings for Android 5.1.1

  • Click Settings (from apps)
  • Click Add accessory (under Remote & accessories)
  • Switch Bluetooth On
  • You should now be able to see any Bluetooth wireless networks available
  • Follow any pairing commands on both devices

Android 5.1 powered TV box Personal hotspot, New Wi-Fi Extender feature

  • Click Settings (from apps)
  • Click More settings
  • Click More (under Wireless & networks)
  • Click Portable hotsport
  • Turn on Portable hotspot
  • You can now search your other wireless devices and should be able to connect to to your TV box. Your TV box will need to be connect to your hub for this to work.

Android 5.1 increases the pointers speed, speed up the remote controls courser

  • Click Settings (from apps)
  • Click More settings
  • Click Language & input
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and select Pointer speed
  • Scroll left and right to adjust the speed of the pointer

OTA Updates, over the air firmware updates

  • Click the OTA centre app (located in apps)
  • If an update is available click download update
  • When the download is complete tick wipe date and wipe cache
  • Click install
  • Your device will restart then install the update. (it can take up to 6 minutes to completely reboot)

Remote control Android app Phone Android Tablet Control TV boxes

Remote control Android app Phone Android Tablet Control TV boxes

Remote control Android app Phone Android Tablet Control TV boxes

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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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Guide Airplay Android powered TV box

Guide Airplay Android TV box

Guide Airplay Android powered TV box.

New Quick Guide

  • Click apps
  • Locate Airplay app
  • Tick start Airplay
  • 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
  • Done

Now you can easily share photos/videos from your Apple iPhone / iPad device to your via Airplay option on Apple iPhone/iPad.

 

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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.

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.

 

First Airplay

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 –

Second Airplay

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/video and it will start display on your TV big screen.  Pretty slick.

 

Airplay-logo

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How to Connect / Setup Hard Disk Drive T8 AML V3s TV Box

Setup Hard Disk Drive T8 AML V3s TV Box

 

How to connect / Setup Hard Disk Drive T8 AML V3s TV Box.

So now you can extend the storage capacity of your EntertainmentBox T8-AML-V3s.

On your T8-AML-V3-S device by simply connecting a Hard Disk Drive ( HDD ) up to 2 TB which creates more space available on the device which can be used for recording/downloading content via T8 V3s.

Now check our guide for setup Internal Hard Disk Drive with your T8 AML V3s TV Box.

 

Which hard disk drive (HDD) to buy and from where ?

We do sell Western Digital Internal Hard disk drive ( HDD ) for device which is easy to setup on device as it comes with partition and formatted to NTFS already done on it so its just plug and use it.  We recommend the the Western Digital brand which you can buy from us which is compatible for T8-AML- V3s from here or somewhere you want it to be and if you have already got other with you as well than you are good to go with it for setup on device however you may need to create partition and format the HDD to NTFS format as per help video instruction given on page.

 

How to attach Hard Disk Drive ( HDD ) with T8-AML-V3s device ?

Step 1 – Take the T8 V3s device from box and also the screws inside the box to be used for T8-AML-V3s fitting Hard Disk Drive ( HDD ).

Step 2 – If you are already using device than PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE ALL USB STORAGE DEVICES BEFORE TRYING TO SETUP/INSTALL HDD.

Step 3 – You need to format the HDD to NTFS using a computer to be detected by device when connected and create Partition using PC . ( Only if HDD is not purchased from us )

Step 4 – Now look at device back panel and you need to open its back panel using screwdriver. Once it will be opened the back panel will come out and you will see a wires with jack which needs to be put in HDD ( Hard disk drive ) .

Step 5 – Now put the HDD on back panel which you have removed in step 4 and set the HDD on back panel and fit it with the screw which was given inside the box as in step 1 .

Step 6 – Once the HDD is fit on panel than connect the Wire jack into your HDD connection slot and fit it into device than close the panel by fitting it back to device with screw.

 

Please look at the below 5.1 Android T8-AML-V3s video guide  –

 

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T8-AML-V3S Firmware 5.1.1 T8 V3s software update

T8-AML-V3s FIRMWARE DOWNLOAD

 

If your T8-AML-V3s has any issues with software you can restore it with these files, you should only use this if your TV box is unresponsive. If your box turns on then you should use the OTA update app located in all apps.  T8-AML-V3s FIRMWARE

 

The Ebox OTA update app is so ease to use.

  1. OPEN OTA Updater
  2. If their is an update available click download Update.
  3. You will then see two tick boxes wipe cache and clear data tick both boxes then click next.
  4. The app will close down when its finished downloading.
  5. 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)

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WARNING THIS IS FOR THE T8-AML-V3S ONLY

LOOK ON THE BACK OF YOUR DEVICE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE T8-AML-V3S PRINTED ON THE BACK YOU WILL DAMAGE YOUR DEVICE.

 

Click here to download the latest software update for your T8-AML-V3s TV Box

 

Latest T8-AML-V3s Firmware Download  How to Upgrade.

  1. Click the link above and download the T8V3s recovory file.
  2. unpack the 5 files onto a SD card.
  3. Do not unpack the T8V3s.zip file
  4. Put the 5 files onto a SD card and put into the side of the T8
  5. Turn off the power with the power button on the front of the T8 make sure it is off.
  6. On the right hand side of the device is the reset button.
  7. Using a tooth pick  hold this button in. You know you have pressed it if you feel the click.
  8. Now press the power button on the front of the device while holding in the button.
  9. While holding the reset button down, wait until you see the logo and you can then release the reset button.
  10. The recovery menu should now be shown and the device should update.
  11. Your device will go to a black screen after the boot video this is normal and your device will boot up after a few minutes.

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Unboxing the T8-AML-V3s Android based TV box Full demo T8-AML-V3s

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The T8-AML-V3 from EntertainmentBox is faster, cooler, more powerful and has more storage than it’s predecessor. The E-Box T8-AML-V3 makes all of the tasks you ask it to do a breeze.This E Box has a full solid aluminium housing that is sleek and durable. This special housing offers integral cooling to the device compared to it’s plastic counterparts. Complete with a power on/off button and a built in LED display the T8-AML-V3s is sure to be our number one best seller!

 

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