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Control Android TV with Android Phone

I have a new tv that has Android 4.0.3 installed. I would like to control the Android system on the TV from my Android based phone. I have tried the following applications. XBMC - Has a great remote ...
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Show Fullscreen Portrait Layout with Miracast

I'm trying to display my phone's screen on a monitor. Landscape works correctly but when I flip to portrait the screen fills a small portion in the middle of the screen instead of changing ...
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Find out over the network if Android device is active

I have an nVidia Shield TV device, which is running Android TV. In order to integrate this into my home theater setup, I need to be able to determine if the device is active or sleeping. For my ...
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What is the difference between chromebox and “android tv”?

What is the difference between Chromebox and "Android TV"? I was thinking of buying either a Dell Chromebox or a Lenovo Touchscreen Chromebook to go with my Chromcast on my living room TV but I ...
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Does Sony Bravia 2015 Android TV allow extending internal storage with a USB drive?

According to Android TV support, I can expand my internal storage by adding a USB storage device and formatting it using the TV's settings. The USB drive can be configured as internal storage or ...
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Does Android TV require always-on internet access?

(this is not actually a dev question though it starts out sounding like one) I've been working on a Chromecast app that functions mainly as a display of information that it gets from other devices ...
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Google-cast to Android TV emulator

I was wondering if I can use the Android TV emulator (available from Android SDK) as a Chromecast emulator. Android TV devices (like the Nexus Player) are Google Cast targets. I was assuming that the ...
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zoom on an android tv?

I have a TV that runs android 2.2. It can take a USB mouse and keyboard, and I'm running the dolphin web browser on an auto-refreshed page for digital signage. Only thing is, I can't get it to zoom in ...
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Tvheadend on Android DVB-S2 TV Box(AML8726-MX)

I have Android DVB-S2 TV Box CPU: Amlogic AML8726-MX TV-Tuner: AVL6211 I need to install Tvheadend server to the device. To play video in the browser (on the same device) via RTP (or nativ android ...
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Is it possible to connect the Google TV remote with an Android tv-box like Minix?

I have found the Google TV remote source code. Would it be possible to modify the code so the Google TV remote could work on my MiniX box? It should be possible since their both are on a android ...
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Google Play Store crashes on Amlogic Android TV

I have install Google Play Store (via flashing a GApps package through custom recovery) in an Amlogic Android TV device but after 2-3 reboots it keeps crashing. Here are logs from adb logcat: ...
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OTA update limitations with custom ROM?

I want to do some experimenting with an Android TV stick and want to ask some questions beforehand -- that I couldn't find answers to already here on SO. Any advice is appreciated! Is it possible ...
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Change Android Smart TV Box settings from tablet to TV

I bought this Android based Smart TV Box from Amazon. It's complicated to navigate within the interface because the Android settings of the box are for tablet instead for TV. That causes the problem ...
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How do I remote-control my Android TV (MINIX) from my Android phone? [duplicate]

I have Android TV (MINIX) and Android phone. Most of the apps are for controlling Android devices from another OS (most often Windows), or controlling Windows from an Android device. But I need a ...
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Accessing NAS from VLC Player on Android TV?

I'm having a lot of trouble accessing my Synology diskstation from the VLC Player Application on my Sony Android TV. There's no option to configure the network and so I'm not sure where the source ...
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Connect PlayStation gamepad to a nexus player

Is it possible to use the playstation gamepad in my nexus player?
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Nexus player does not wake up with TV

My nexus player does not wake up when I turn on my tv. On the tv it says it does not have signal. If I unplug and plug the HDMI cable it works! This is a very annoying issue. Do you know how to fix ...
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Nexus Player (Android TV): multi language keyboard

On my Nexus Player I have an option to choose multiple languages for whole system, but on keyboard I can't change language from English to anything else. Is there any way to have multi language ...
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Lenovo USB 3 to Ethernet adaptor not working on Nexus Player

I have a Nexus 5, a Nexus Player, a USB OTG cable, and a Lenovo USB 3 to Ethernet adapter. If I plug the Ethernet adapter into my phone (using the OTG cable of course) it loads the cdc_ether driver ...
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Why can't I get Dolby Digital sound from Android TV box linked to Sony AVR?

I have just bought my 1st Android TV box (it's a Chinese CS918 rk3188 model) and since it has SPDIF/optical out I hooked that to my Sony AVR's optical input and set the device manager in the Android ...
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Customise home screen on Hisense Vision TV

Just purchased a Hisense Vision TV which is powered by Android. I have just installed the Plex app and want to put the icon on the home screen. Does anyone know how to customise this screen?? Some ...
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youtube app - is there a way to resume play back

I have an android set top box call Pivos Xios. It is running android 4.0.4. This is plugin my 1080p TV. This device is great because for 100$ you get to have a browser on your TV and all the play ...
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How to pack a firmware update image

I've downloaded a several firmware versions to install on android tv stick to take it out of its boot loop. I need to firmware packed as an update.img file and all the firmwares I've downloaded are ...
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How can I factory reset my Android TV?

Is there any way to do a factory reset somehow from the welcome screen as I can go through to do anything? After prompting me to choose the language it keeps returning to the Welcome page to start ...
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If an APK is labeled “for Android TV”, will it work with stock mobile phones?

I am looking for an APK for a specific application, and I found two APKs, both of which have the same version, but one has the minimum version 2.3 and the other has the minimum android version 5.0 and ...
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Google TV vs Android TV vs Chromecast [closed]

Can someone write or link to a clear comparison of all of Google's TV products? I have the original Logitech Revue, I have a Chromecast dongle, and now there is Android TV. What are the use-cases of ...
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How to load custom logo on andriod start up

New to the site and have little technical knowledge. I have a mx andriod box and it has a custom logo on launch. How can I remove this and have my custom logo on start up ? Cheers Xeine
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Does miracast work without wi-fi?

I have zero Internet capabilities at my home. I use my galaxy s6 as my only source of Internet. I would like to mirror my youtube, Facebook, article reading etc on my new insignia tv. Am I able to do ...
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How to switch on Android TV Box without IR Remote Control?

I have recently bought CS928 having RK3288 chipset Android TV Box , which came with IR Remote Control. IR Remote control can be used to Start android tv box and do some other things, but eveytime i ...
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Hdmi drivers in Android 4.0?

I am trying to install Android 4.0 on a tv box. I just need to know whether Android 4.0 will have the HDMI drivers. Thanks
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Chrome shows black screen when playing video, but performs well when full screen

I have a tablet and an Android TV stick. Both are on Android 4.1 JB. I have an MP4 video file. On my tablet, the MP4 plays well inside the Chrome browser. But on my Android TV stick, it shows a blank ...
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How can I prevent unauthorized movie rentals at Play Movies?

I have a Nexus Player and I want to prevent someone come in my room and rent a movie without my permission. I know there is a way to prevent unwanted purchases from Google Play Store. How can I ...
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Android Password

My box has been working fine for a week and then all of a sudden today after watching TV for afew hours I turned if off as normal and now when I start it up its starts to load and then stops and ask's ...
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Android Box as Digital Signage: Sleep / Wake at scheduled interval

I am using an Android TV box as a Digital Signage client device. It receives content from a server and displays on a TV via HDMI. I'm using the opensource software named Xibo (http://xibo.org.uk/) for ...
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Change adopted storage to a larger storage?

I have Shield Android TV device. Everything was working well until I decided to adopt an SD card following Android 6.0 release. Everything still works mostly well, a little bit slower but OK. The ...
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How to install apk and obb file to internal storage on Android TV

I've seen a lot of tutorials of installing apk and obb on the external storage which are pretty simple. But how can i install it in the internal memory of an android tv? I tried to find the obb folder ...
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Unlock full Developer options on Philips PFK5500/12

I recently bought a TV with Android OS (Philips PFK 5500/12). This is not the tiptop very best, I know, but it was okay. Also this is not exactly AndroidTV, but merley a predecossor running Android ...
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Why is my Android TV blinking

I have a Q7 "Smart Multimedia Player" connected to a TV. When I turned it on a few minutes ago, the main "desktop" backgroup came up flashing between the background image and black. Why is it doing ...
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How do I swipe up in Android TV

I have a Q7 "Smart Multimedia Player" connected to a TV. It used to show, at the bottom of a screen, some sort of menu. At some point, I clicked one of the buttons on this menu, using the remote ...
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How to cast screen from AndroidTV

My question is opposite to one you can easily find in Internet. How to cast screen FROM AndroidTV to TV not using any cable ? AndroidTV doesn't support Chromecast in that direction. Or second ...
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Is it possible to configure an after market android set top box to work with your ISP's IPTv LiveTv?

My ISP has issued ZTE android STB's to play LivTV through IPTV. The customization done by the ISP on the android has locked out the user from doing much of anything, no play store, apps etc. If I buy ...
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Can you install Android TV onto other devices?

I was wondering if it is possible to install Android TV on either the GameStick, Ouya, Mad Catz M.O.J.O, or any other device like that in order to breathe new life into these devices.
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File systems supported on Nexus Player

I have a Nexus player running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), and would like to connect a USB hard drive (through a USB OTG cable) to it and watch videos off it. I've installed ES File Explorer and Kodi. ...
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Google play services force closes in android tv

We have a home television at home, the brand is skyworth and is running android 4.2 google play services is not installed by default and i just installed it. Whenever i run youtube, a popup saying ...
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Android based TV MX Player doesn't support DTS sound decoding using custom codec

When I'm trying to play any video with DTS encoded sound using MX Player, the player doesn't decode the sound so there is no sound at all. While the player is using the default codec, at the "Custom ...
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Default video player on TV

I have a Sony 43w755c TV which is an Android TV (5.1.1). I have installed mx player but i can't make it the default player. I have an other app which stream some HLS playlist. It should use mx ...
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Android 4.4.2 TV Box Ethernet issue

I have this Android Box received on 29-Sep and worked fine for next 2 days. But later it developed ethernet connectivity issue. Now I cannot enable ethernet from settings. When I click on ON/OFF ...
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How to stream videos from OS X to an Android TV (Sony Bravia for example)

Is there a way to stream videos from my Macbook to an Android-based TV - not talking about streaming a tab from Chrome. I'm currently using an AppleTV attached to a TV, and stream videos straight ...
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Using external USB camera with Android-based settop box

I have found many offers for selling settop box-like computers based on Android 4.4. One of them claims to have Skype installed on-board and allows to have Internet calls through TV. For full video ...
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Is there a app or how could I change the size and move the screen for a tv or projector?

I have a android projector that doesn't have screen manipulation except zoom. I want to position the screen down and to the left. I also want to dime the back light, so there isn't an outline around ...