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How to connect a device with a keyboard (phone, laptop, ipad) to Android TV

Given you have Smart TV with Android, how would you connect a device you already have (in particular: Android phone, iPad, Ubuntu laptop) to use it's keyboard with the TV (eg. type search terms in ...
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Magicsee N5 MAX - USB debugging problem

Here I have a problem with connecting N5 max to pc for using MTP or connecting to the android studio for debugging. I activated developer mode and USB debugging in setting and select MTP in USB ...
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First N sec not played from pulseaudio over HDMI on Android TV

I start tv, select input source, set default sink for pulse audio(pacmd set-default-sink 0) and start some playback in mplayer. For some reason, there is like 3-5s delay between command being executed ...
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How to stop Google Assistant from freezing Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K's remote control?

The device, which uses Android 8.1.0, has recently started freezing the remote control as soon as Google Assistant is used. By freezing I mean the device simply ignores the remote control, leaving ...
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Which physical remote controls work with android-tv?

I have an old ADT-1 dev kit laying around at home. I want to bring it back to life to use for Netflix and other streaming stuff. It came with a game controller, which is fine for gaming, but not so ...
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How to unlock Cloudio Android TV box when service is dead?

I inherited a "Cloudio TV" box, originally meant for Cloudio IPTV service, which can't even be activated now because the service is dead. Is there any way to install a vanilla Android on it? I don't ...
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Android TV full screen on 21:9 display

Is there a way to display full screen video on Android TV on a wide screen 21:9 monitor? I'm using the Xiaomi Mi box, if that's relevant in any way, as my understanding is that it must be a feature ...
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Forced Factory Reset on Android TV (reboot loop)

My Android Sony Bravia has the boot-loop problem. It turns on, gets to the Sony logo, reboots, infinitely. Sometimes it gets to the android logo but never further than that. So I am following the ...
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How to browse Google play store for Android TV without a ATV device?

Can we browse google play store for android TV on web? I know for example these two links but these are not comprehensive in any way! List of apps (partial!) List of games (partial!) I don't have a ...
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No sound input after connecting webcam to Android TV

I want to use my Android TV box for video call apps such as Viber or Skype. I have successfully connected my BC&IT A2 webcam to the Android TV box named AmiBox X96 MAX S905X using USB 2.0 port. ...
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Unable to open Wikipedia app on Android TV

I have Mi TV 4a pro and I want to open Wikipedia app on it. I had installed Wikipedia app on TV via pendrive but when I open the app it crashes. Is there is any way? Further I had installed chrome ...
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Philips Android TV 43PFL5604/F7, Android 8.0 - mounting network drive

Is it possible to "automount" a network drive on Android TV at startup, like you can in Linux? Mounting via a file explorer works, but I'd like for the mount to be available to other apps (...
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Philips Android TV 43PUT7791/v1 boot loop issue

I have Philips Android TV 43PUT7791/V7 which stuck at logo and rebooting continuously. I want to enter into recovery mode . I have tried with pressing and hold down key and plugged the power and ...
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Connect the TV to the online TV viewing application

My phone is with OS 4.0 and it can connect to some streaming apps,MobdroPlus but a few days ago it didn't work well when I streamed it on a smart TV. Is this an error or any other error that I do not ...
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How can I view Hulu on my Android TV?

I tried installing the Hulu app on my Android TV box, but it keeps complaining about location being disabled, even after I enable location in the box's settings. I also tried casting from my phone, ...
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How can I remotely manage files on a usb drive attached to an Android TV

I would like to send files to a usb hard drive attached to my Android TV from my (Windows) PC How can I do that? Both the Android TV and my PC are connected to the same Wifi Network
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adding wireless keyboard to android tv box

I am trying to add a secondary Russian keyboard to M8S Pro L TV box. It gets added successfully, but the QWERTY layout is not mapped to Cyrillic characters. Tried using Multiling O key, but it is not ...
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Can i install Miracast service on tv with Android TV?

I have tv with android. Seems cutted version of android tv. I tried to connect phone - it cant find tv. Is there any method to install Mirracast service? There is no app on Android TVs Playmarket. ...
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Route all your calls (voice/video) to the main microphone

I got an Android TV box called Mecool Km9 pro (certified by google as android tv) I connected webcam with mic to make video calls via whatsapp, but once I make a video mic switch off, apparently the ...
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Android TV stuck at boot animation after using `reboot bootloader` in terminal emulator

I used reboot bootloader in terminal emulator of my android TV. Since then it's stuck at boot animation. I tried connecting it to my laptop using USB type A male to male cable and USB type A to C as ...
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How to connect Android TV box to EAP AKA?

is there any solution to connect an Android TV Box to an EAP AKA network requiring username and password? It seems to me that while this function is available in Android it is either lacking or ...
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App that displays a static image, updates 1x per day

I am working on a trivial problem that doesn't seem to have an obvious solution. I have a screen in one part of my office that I want to display an image on with certain stats. The screen is running ...
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Android TV 32:9 screen is stretched

we've got a MX10 Android 8.1 TV Box, which supports 4K resolution. It works perfectly on a 16:9 screen (A). We now wanted to connect it to a 32:9 screen and it displays stretched horizontally (B). ...
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Connect Android phone to tv without screen mirroring

I have a spare android phone which doesn't support mhl cable. I want to connect it to my tv .The tv have hdmi ,vga ports . I don't want to screen mirror . Is there any way in which I can connect my ...
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Select different audio devices for input and output

I have a Chinese TV-Box (ARM based running Android 4.4) that has no input for microphone. I decided to buy a USB sound card so I could extend its capabilities. After inserting the sound card into a ...
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Android TV showing “There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later” error

I just got a new Android TV box and am trying to sign into Google play store but every time I put in the information and hit enter the error "There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try ...
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How can i control Android Tv using internet

In my project, I need functionality to switch on/off TV's using a web app. I found several articles but in that, they used some hardware or TV and The PC (which runs Web App) should be on the same ...
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Restrict access to settings in Android TV (Philips QM164E)

I need to prevent users of my TV accessing the settings, because you can do a factory reset there (it's Android TV 7.1.2). Is there any option to protect it or maybe a hidden hotel mode? I didnt ...
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Deleted System folders data/system/users/0

I wanted to delete my wallpaper on my android 7 TV-box, but when I used some file explorer for this purpose, it deleted some important file(s) by mistake in /data/system/users/0 and I could not ...
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Coding across the room while walking, possibly using AIDE, TeamViewer, Chromecast, or other mechanism

Why is it that only certain apps can Chromecast to a TV with a Chromecast device? I would like to open AIDE and cast my code onto the television so that I can code on my smartphone as I walk around ...
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Kodi plays a completely different file

tl;dr: After 2+ months of using my Kodi 18.1 started to get a complete wako, by playing different movie than description, image, scoring etc. says. For example, it plays "The Hunt for the Red October" ...
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Device not recognized as Android TV

Similar to Install Android TV app on mobile Android I am trying to get Android TV versions of apps installed on a device that is not recognized as one. In my case it is a STB, a cheap China gadget (...
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How to root Mi TV 4A?

I tried all rooting technique but nothing is working Problem no 1: I can't use USB debugging options (don't have USB to USB cable) but I can able to use adb over network after boot. Tried all kinds ...
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Android TV not detected by apps after longer standby

Happy Sony Android TV (7.0) here :) When my TV is in longer standby state then I am unable to use "cast" option from any app. I have to manually turn the TV on with my remote control and then I can ...
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HDMI aspect ratio

(My question is essentially similar to this: How can I set a custom screen resolution for my Android TV box?) Does Android TV allow the user to set the output aspect ratio? (I'm planning to add ...
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x88 Max+ Android Hide On Screen Keyboard

This little box is so close to replacing my PC but it has a number of frustrating issues that I would like to fix (it's running Android 9.0). The on screen keyboard won't go away. I have show virtual ...
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Which process is preventing me using Wifi?

I have a TV box provided by ISP (also TV channels provider), which has Android 4.4.4 Linux kernel 3.10.23. (I have root already) It uses PPPoE to get a network so can receive TV stream, but this ...
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How to install apps with adb shell and how to backup device settings and restore to an identical device?

I am searching for days and I am really confused on what should I do and I decided to look for help here. I have a rooted by default Android device (box) and I have changed some of the device ...
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Flash OS firmware on an OS corrupted device via TWRP

I have a big issue: I got 2 units of the Android TV device called "Stream+" sold by Channel Master, manifactured by Technicolor (https://www.channelmaster.com/Stream_OTA_DVR_p/cm-7600.htm) One is ...
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How to share/stream an android tv screen to another device

Is that even possible? unfortunately most answers google gives me are about sharing a device content to a TV. I need to stream my TV's content to other devices, such that the content my TV is showing ...
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How to delete downloaded files on Android TV

I have a Sony Bravia TV with Android. When trying to install a new app from the Play store it says I have to free up some space, as my storage is full. When checking storage in the settings, it says ...
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Can i connect my androidphone to the LAN from outside to reach the TV-box?

I have a TV-box from a cableproveider, wich comes with an app to watch TV directly on the phone, but only if the android-phone is connected through wi-fi on the same LAN as the TV-box. I am hoping ...
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How to highlight/outline buttons on Android (for TV box)?

I bought a Android TV box and the biggest problem I'm having is to use apps that wasn't made for tv cause I can't control it using the Tv box's remote control. See this image, it's the homescreen of ...
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Can we install stock android on android smart tv box? [duplicate]

The reason that I want to turn my android smart tv box into the stock version of android devices is that I want to use the normal user interface of the android 6.0. is this possible and what are the ...
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macroing on android (without touchscreen)

I have used repetitouch in the past to record touches for use in macros. I have been trying to do the same on my android tv box however repetitouch doesnt sense any input and so it records, but then ...
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Can I use a different power adapter with my TV with different Ampere output [closed]

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this, but here it goes. I have a sony W80C android TV which is not powering on. I tried following steps to find out the problem: 1. Tried another remote ...
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Can you flash directly from another Android (no PC, no SD)?

I have an old Android TV box (the ZaapTV 509N) that is useless. It was advertised as a $300 subscription-free streaming service for Arabic channels from overseas, but every 3 years they would force a $...
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Is there any Android TV that could act as a Bluetooth center?

I'd like to develop an app for Android TV that can control BLuetooth devices. Is there any Android TV that could do that ? Alternatively, could a TV box such as the Xiaomi Mi TV do that ? http://www....
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Android 7 TV wireless keyboard language switch not working

I've got a Sony X900E TV model with Android 7.0 installed, with Logitech K400 Plus keyboard connected to it. My issue with them is the fact that it is impossible to switch the language. The only way ...
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How to adjust brightness on android tv

I have a TCL U55P6046 (EU version of the TCL 55P607). The EU version comes with android tv instead of Roku TV. I am trying to change the brightness on this tv but i can't seem to find it anywhere. I ...