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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 ...
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Android TV - Changing input language of physical keyboard

Im on the new Xiaomi MI Box with Android TV (v6.0.1) and a physical keyboard attached. The layout is English and I need it to be German (since its a german keyboard...). Can't find any options or ...
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Pair Sony DualShock 4 v2 with Sony Android TV

I am trying to pair a Sony Dualshock 4 controller (CUH-ZCT2E) with my 2015 Sony Bravia Android TV (KDL-55W808C). The TV has a DUALSHOCK™4 settings menu, through which one should supposedly be able ...
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Completely change home screen on Android TV

I have Android TV (Sony KJ-65X8500D running on Android 5.1.1 Marshmallow if relevant). On the home screen, there are several ads and a wallpaper that I don't control. It's currently showing an ad for ...
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Connect Xiaomi Mi Box to Hotel Wi-fi

I need to connect my Xioami Mi Box (Android TV) to my hotel wi-fi. The hotel wi-fi requires you to open a browser and sign in to an agreement page before it will connect a device. How can I get the mi ...
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Link headphone volume to master volume

I have already asked this question on Stack Overflow without much luck so far, but I figured it might fair better here. I have an Android TV (Philips 49PUS6401). I want to connect a surround sound ...
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How do I turn off the customized Xiaomi menu on the Mi Box?

The Xiaomi Mi Box has a pretty stock AndroidTV experience, except they have a custom section with all their recommended apps. How can I remove these customized apps from the home screen?
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What is the difference between MiraCast, MirrorShare, Google Cast and Chromecast?

I am a bit confused by my Android TV: There is an app called Mirroring. When I start it, it asks me to use a thing called Miracast. On my phone (Huawei) there is an app called MirrorShare. It was the ...
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How to stop unwanted Nvidia Shield TV wake up?

My Nvidia Shield TV wake up from standby mode undesirably (and wake up my tv). So my first question: Is it possible to get a log to see what awakens it? On a more empirical approach, I have noticed ...
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Control Android TV box via Android phones/tablets

I have a T95m Android TV box which is fantastic. I am trying to find out if there are apps I can use on another Android device and have that device act as a remote (keyboard, mouse, and touch ...
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Install Android TV on older Sony Bravia TV

I have a Sony Bravia TV KDL-55W805B which unfortunately has Sony's own Smart TV software installed, and not Android TV which newer Sony TV's have. I am stuck with a discontinued TV software that doesn'...
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Rating an App in Android TV

I've been searching around for any official docs and some 3rd party sites but I can't find a way to rate an app via the Android TV itself, without installing a 3rd party browser app to browse Google ...
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How to route audio from bluetooth headset's mic to android speakers

I have an android app which routes mic audio to speakers in realtime. What I want it to do is instead of routing built in mic audio, it route audio from mic of a bluetooth headset. Background: I just ...
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Show Full Screen Portrait Layout with a VERTICAL screen with miracast

I have read this post and understand it is obviously not a smart idea to display the portrait layout on a horizontal (say 16:9) screen. However, many newer screens are able to rotate up (to 9:16) so I ...
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Cannot cast Android screen to Philips TV

I have a Philips 50PFK6550/12 TV, and a Nexus 5X running Marshmallow. When I try to cast the screen of my Nexus to the TV using the Cast button in the notifications menu, the cast app crashes on my TV:...
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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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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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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 5....
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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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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: 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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Mount NFS Share in Kodi on Android TV

I have a Sony Bravia Android TV. Has anyone managed to mount an NFS share in the Kodi media center app? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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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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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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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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how to replace favourites.xml

I have a new xml file and I want to replace my favourites.xml file on my android TV box. I cant find how to do it can you point me in the right direction please
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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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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 to ...
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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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How to increase wireless speed supported by Android TV BOX CS928?

i have recently purchased Android Tv Box CS928 from Chinese site http://www.aliexpress.com/item/CS928-Android-4-4-kitkat-Rk3288-A17-quad-core-2GB-16GB-2-4-5-0Ghz-100M/1939723909.html i bought this ...
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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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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 don'...
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1080p is missing from YouTube app on Android TV box

I am using Android 4.4.2 which came preloaded on the Android TV box. It is capable of playing 1080p videos on it, and I can see them on my big TV too which is also 1080p TV. But when I use YouTube App ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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