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Questions tagged [android-tv]

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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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How to pair a bluetooth mouse to an android TV?

I have a Xiaomi Mi Laser Beamer with android TV and a Logitec MX Anywhere 2 (mouse) and a Logitec Craft (Keyboard). The beamer came together with a bluetooth remote control. The keyboard and the ...
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External Japanese keyboard layout on android tv

Is there a way to change Bluetooth keyboard layout to Japanese? I paired a Logitech Japanese keyboard and selected google Japanese input as default keyboard but characters are in the wrong position.
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Android TV fails to recognise external subtitles when streaming video from an external server using SMB or FTP protocol

I have an Android TV-based player (Flix TVBox, if that matters) and it fails completely on playing / streaming videos from from an external server through SMB or FTP protocol with external subtitles. ...
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Android TV Turn off audio & video info display on HDMI input when resolution changes

I have a Sharp LC50UA6800X running Android 8.0.0. When playing games on a PS4 Pro the info popup keeps displaying up the top left during game play e.g.: HDMI Input 1 Audio: LPCM Video: 2160p 60Hz HDR ...
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LAN access to HDD that is connected to my Android TV

So, I have a 2TB HDD connected to one of the USB 3.0 ports on my Sony Android Smart-TV. Now, I do not want to constantly disconnect and reconnect the HDD to put files on it. What I want: use my tv ...
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Weather and location not working, but network connection OK

Android TV box (lighthome) launcher suddenly is unable to display weather. Just shows a rotating icon. Even when the location is entered it can't find and says check network. But online time/date ...
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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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Android TV, system doesn't boot

I would ask You about an Android OS in Philips 55PUS6561/12, which doesn't boot a system after shows Philips logo (black screen, no reaction on remote control, LED notifications pulses). I think it ...
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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 store many WIFI usernames and passwords on Android TV?

I need to change each time the WIFI settings because me and my brother have only internet on phones so we need to tether internet. So I need to setup my internet in TV after my brother's use. This is ...
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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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Can I cast to another Android device like I could cast to Chromecast?

I got one of those Android TV boxes (h96pro) and i'm wondering if I could use it like a Chromecast, using my phone to control it, or make the phone see it like an Android TV. It comes with a Miracast ...
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how to sideload Android TV apps on a non-TV android

I want to install some Android TV specific apps on a development board which has simple Android. I could install some of them but couldn't make them work, actually they stop working. is there a way to ...
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repetitive bug message “Google Play Movies & TV has stopped” send bug report to Mi for analysis"

My phone is a Mi Max 2. First, after searching in Google Play Store, there is no app with this name, only "Google Play Music". I repported this a more than 100 times, without any changement. the ...
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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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The process “android.process.media” has stopped - android smart tv

I am facing the error "Unfortunately the process android.process.media" has stopped on my Android Smart Tv. The error keeps popup again & again when you click on "OK" button and after 10-12 ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible to set volume presets based upon Android TV input source?

Is it possible to automatically set the volume to a specific level when switching input source on the Android TV? I have several input sources (cable box, PS3, PS4, ...) but the volume on PS4 is ...
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Android TV Google Play Services Keep Crashing | Raspberry Pi 3

On my Raspberry Pi 3, I am running Android TV 6.0 Marshmellow (From this tutorial), and gApps from This post (Second Post Down), but for some reason, Google Play Services keeps stopping. I've tried ...
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MXQ pro +4k stuck on logo screen

I have an MXQ pro +4k android tv box. It was working for two months fine but suddenly after a restart it stuck on the device logo. I tried the tooth-bin trick to start the device in the recovery ...
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Reset wifi settings without factory reset in Android TV?

So I've got a situation where I want to clear all saved networks. How can I do it without a factory reset? Or, perhaps, do it using the Wifi Manager API? I am using android box for TV, which is ...
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Very remote control of TV by smartphone?

After my wife's recent stroke she was left with cognitive problems and struggles even to use the big button TV remote control I've bought her. This means she sometimes loses the channel she wants to ...
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Can I turn my Android tv box into a NAS server?

I've got a MXQ Pro 4k TV Box and a 4TB hard drive that I rarely use and I was wondering if there was any software I can use to make it a server. The MXQ box has 1GB RAM, a 2.0GHz quadcore chip and ...
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Install Android TV app on mobile Android

I have a Wetek Play 2 Android media player. It has "normal"/mobile Android 6 as operating system. I would like to be able to install Android TV apps (the OS in some smart tv). However they are not ...
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Is there a time limit for downloading/installing a large app?

I have a Shield Android TV (first version with 5.2 installed). I'm trying to install Half Life 2: episode one from the play store. But it's not working properly. The app is 2.6GB and over DSL it's ...
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signing in youtube without other google service

I have android tv box and wants to access my youtube subscription. is there any way to just login youtube without the rest of google service? I dont want to see email pop up when watching videos... ...
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Replicate Chromecast bootstrap behavior on Android TV Stick

Chromecast and a few other devices have the following behavior. Upon either first start or (I want to do) when known wifi APs are not present, they host a Hotspot which can be connected to from your ...
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Minecraft split-screen on Android TV possible without console?

I've read that Minecraft pocket edition is playable on Android TV through sideloading. I've also read that the only edition of Minecraft which supports split screen is the console edition. ...
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How can I ensure my wireless keyboard works on my Android TV box?

I just bought a wireless keyboard (Rii mini 28). When I plugin the receiver into my windows laptop, it just works. I can type things in notepad and move the cursor. But I bought it for my Android ...