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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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