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Why have all Android TV remote apps stopped working?

As on date, nothing on play store can detect my Kogan TV running stock Android TV 9. The Google TV app is supposed to have a remote now, but it isn't shown for me. The system Android TV remote service ...
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Taking screenshot inside Android TV apps or while watching TV channels

I can take screenshots of the screen of my Android TV (Philips device, Android 9) with an external keyboard using the PrintScreen key, and also with a button remapping app. It works just like on an ...
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WakeOnLan on Android - TV

I would need to know if the TV's network card supports WakeOnLan (it has RJ45 port). One Unix function that would let me see that would be "ethtool" but is not installed in the system. I ...
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Enable ScreenCast from ADB - TV

I would need to be able to remotely control and monitor a TV running Android 9.0. In order to do so, I have been using WebKey without major issues... One problem is happening with one TV model is that ...
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Using a Partitioned drive on an Android TV

I've got a partitioned drive - A USB drive, where i've got 2 of the partitions formatted ext3, one of the partitions as a FAT32, and the last one as FAT12. I wanted to access the FAT32 partition using ...
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Direct ethernet connection between Android TV and raspberry pi alongside wifi

What do I want to do: connect an Android TV with a raspberry pi (NFS server) through direct ethernet connection (i.e. no router in between). Bonus points if wifi connection is also active Why do I ...
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How can I write in a HDD on windows that I can read later on a Nokia Streaming Box 8000 (android TV)

I just bought a Nokia Android TV with a super nice USB A 3.0 port (that was the main reason to choose it) where I want to plug my external 2.5' 2TB hdd with all my movies and music and such. BUT, when ...
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My mouse’s right click act as back button in my Android TV browser. How do I disable it?

A USB mouse plugged into my Android Tv, and when I browse my website and right click on my mouse by default it work as a back button and website goes to previous page. I want to remove this ...
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How-to view Photos from a USB Stick on ATV (without Google Account)?

I can easily connect a USB Stick (exFat) and see the files on Android TV (ATV). But strangely there seems no image viewer optimized for Android TV. When I connect a USB Stick filled with photos, there ...
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Transfer recording from Virgin TIVO box to HUMAX Aura Android TV 4K Freeview Recorder

We are replacing virgin media with a basic Internet connection and a HUMAX Aura Android TV 4K Freeview Play Recorder. How we we transfer the recordings we have saved on our virgin box.
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screen mirroring from android tv box to smartphone

I want the opposite of screen mirroring, from android tv box to smartphone. Reason I want remote control apps on android tv box with smartphone but avoid over the air streaming. The android tv box is ...
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Update/change Sony TV KD-55XE7005 to Android TV possible?

I have a Sony TV KD-55XE7005 with the Firmware v8.905-1000. I do not exactly know what Firmware/OS it is (some SONY proprietary), but it is NOT Android TV. Other newer SONY TVs come with Android TV. ...
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Boost sound volume on my MXQ Android box where Audio Boost apps don't work

This is MXQ Pro 4k box on Amlogic S905 chip. It is embarrassingly quiet when playing through the AV jack with some good active speakers attached. My Ubuntu laptop is able to play loud on those ...
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How to fix an incorrect resolution setting without ADB

I'm running Android TV on Lineage OS, on a Raspberry Pi 4. After changing the resolution setting, the connected display (a TV) no longer displays anything but the message "Video Format not ...
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How do I connect my new Haylou Bluetooth Headphones to my Sony Android TV?

I have purchased Haylou Bluetooth headphones and have attempted to connect them to my Sony Android TV using TV Settings and going to Bluetooth Settings, The TV doesn't find the headphones which ...
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Default launcher on Android TV via ADB problem

After setting the new GoogleTV Launcher as default via ADB (using the command adb shell cmd package set-home-activity "com.google.android.apps.tv.launcherx") on my Android TV Box, checking ...
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Able to direct only meeting video but not audio to Chromecast and Android TV

I have Chromecast v1, v3, and Mi TV Stick, which comes with Android TV. I can cast videos from supported apps like YouTube to all of them, but I want to watch my meetings on my TV. I can cast ("...
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No Zoom and Google Meet on Android 7/8 TV

I have Sony TV X82E 2017 model. Today MiTV Webcam got launched. It says in the specs that the webcam supports Android 8 and above which I think my TV has. But when I tried to install Google Meet and ...
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How to install a certificate on Android TV?

I've installed certificates (especially the FiddlerRootCA) on several android devices already, since it has a security section in the menus. On Android TV on the other hand, I was not able to find ...
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How to troubleshoot DNS not resolved issues?

I can't open Hotstar/Disney+ on my Android phone/ Android TV. Upon investigation, I found out that the webpage hotstar.com is not opening in general on my phone/TV and is throwing an "err::NAME ...
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myTv+ app returns error code 100 when running on Android TV box

I have installed an app called myTv+ (https://mytv-plus.com/mytvws/) for Samsung A7 and it worked fine. I tried to install it on the Android TV box (MX9 Pro 4K) but it's simply not working, just ...
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USB Camera for Google Duo in Philips Android TV

I have a Philips 49pus7503 Android TV. As you know, Google allows Duo calls on Android TV at late 2020. As I read in Google Duo in Android TV article from Google, it says that "Simply connect USB ...
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Android internals: Hide apps from launcher

Android TV box does not show installed app. No matter what Launcher i try the app icon remain invisible. The app can opened from settings. Is there a blacklist or some database where android does ...
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Nintendo Switch Controller delayed response on Android TV 9

I'm owning a Xiaomi Mi TV 4A that runs Android TV 9. I would like to play games on it with the SNES -aka Super Famicom- Nintendo Switch Bluetooth controller. Connecting the controller works but there ...
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Sideload non-'Android TV' app to show on the home screen

I've sideloaded an app on my Xiaomi Mi Box adb install myapk.apk. It worked and I can start it. My problem is, that it got installed as system app, which is only accesible over the settings and ...
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Mi Box 3 startup issue from remote

I tried searching on various forums and couldnt found any similar case reported. I received Android 9 update Mi Box 3 last week. Since then i am facing a major issue of remote getting disconnected ...
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Kodak Android TV Not able to connect via ADB on WiFi

Am trying to change the Homescreen of Kodak Android TV by follow the steps Completely change home screen on Android TV The TV and Laptop are connected on same WiFi. Able to ping the TV's IP. But when ...
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How to solve the audio problem in Zoom Cloud Meeting for Android TV

I have an audio problem running Zoom for Android on TV Box. Details below: I have successfully installed Zoom for Android on a TV Box which is then connected to a Samsung QLED TV. I also attached a ...
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Changing the input language of physical keyboard on Android TV box

I have an Android box TV with Android 9.0, and I would like to add a physical keyboard, but there's no option for that. When I press the "manage keyboard" option, it shows what's in the ...
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Does Android TV remote always have a back button?

Does Android TV remote always have a back button, or do some manufacturers do not include it? The reason I as is I am developing an app for it and want to decide to include a back button in UI or not.
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Hardware factory-reset for Philips TV (PFH5500)

I'm trying to boot a Philips TV (model 48PFH5500/88) into recovery mode. The television is stuck in the Philips logo splash screen and is essentially bricked. The front LED is pulsing every 1 sec, ...
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myTv+ app returns error code 101 when running on Android TV box

I have installed an IP TV app, myTv+ (https://mytv-plus.com/mytvws/) on my Huawei smartphone and it worked fine. I tried to install it on the Android TV box (MXQ Pro 4K), but it's simply not working, ...
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Force install apps?

I bought a cheap Chinese Android-based set top box for the bedroom. It came with a few apps preloaded, amongst which YouTube and Netflix. Unfortunately, the developers of this box seem to have missed ...
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Unable to transfer files on android 8.0 TV box to the USB

Unable to transfer files on android 8.0 TV box to the USB. I have tried many file transfer apps but none will transfer to my USB even though it shows my USB connection and any files that are on the ...
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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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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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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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Android TV box MAC address keeps changing

I had a MAC address when I was using IPTV on my Android TV box in Turkey. Since I've returned to the UK and plugged it in here, the MAC address keeps changing, and now I can no longer access my IPTV ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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