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What is the difference between MiraCast, MirrorShare, Google Cast and Chromecast?

Google Cast and Miracast are 2 different technologies and protocols. Miracast primarily allows wireless screen mirroring, and support is usually built-in in the OS in modern Android devices and ...
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How do I turn off the customized Xiaomi menu on the Mi Box?

You can go to Settings -> Apps, then go to the very end of the "System Apps" row, then disable XiamioLeanbackCustomizer. You then need to reboot the device (or force quit each app) so that the ...
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Pair Sony DualShock 4 v2 with Sony Android TV

Yes, it is possible to pair Dualshock 4 v2 controllers on a Sony 2015 Android TV. I have had no success when trying to pair through the TVs Dualshock 4 settings menu, but I successfully paired three ...
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Install Android TV app on mobile Android

Android TV - Wikipedia says (it ) is a Smart TV Platform (Emphasis Supplied) Android TV app is meant for Android TV - Which to me means it cannot run on mobile . To support : You can't find ...
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Reset wifi settings without factory reset in Android TV?

This depends on your version of Android, in Android 4.4 (KitKat) or lower the only option is a factory reset. With the introduction of Android 5.0, including Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, and Oreo ...
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Is there any Android TV that could act as a Bluetooth center?

The official Google Android TV support page has instructions for connecting devices via Bluetooth. This page (written in January 2018) specifies these steps for connecting Bluetooth speakers: Find ...
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Completely change home screen on Android TV

So this is how I solved it for my particular TV (A Bravia KJ-65X8500D running Android 5.1.1) First off I found a 3rd party homescreen program called HAL Launcher which I installed. It works as an app ...
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Android TV/box, wrong date time, and no internet access

A correct date or at least a date not too far away from reality is important for every internet device in these days. The reason is that internet connections are mostly HTTPS (HTTP over SSL/TLS) ...
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How can I reset the WindowManager resolution and DPI settings in the Google TV user selection screen?

The issue is caused by a problematic resolution setting. When the resolution is set to 4K with a command like wm size 3840x2160, the WindowManager resolution stays at 1080p, but halves the emulated ...
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Connect a microphone to a smart TV for karaoke purposes

You can download any Karaoke apps from the Play Store on your Android TV. Few of the best ones are listed below: Starmaker Smule Karaoke Anywhere KaraFun (has remote control) For the mic part, ...
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Android on TV vs Chromecast built-in (official Android TV)

So a few notes, and TDLR: Devices with Google Play Services/Google Play Store are expected to follow the Android Compatibility Program and specifically the Android Compatibility Definition Document (...
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Connect Xiaomi Mi Box to Hotel Wi-fi

I had the same issue. I was able to solve it by the help of multiple tools. Here is how I solved it What you need. A mobile with active data connection. A USB mouse (may be Bluetooth or WiFi mouse ...
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Change adopted storage to a larger storage?

I tried the dd method as described by Izzy and it worked, the new sd card is recognized as the same adopted storage and all the apps and data is available. However there are two big caveats: the dd ...
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Sideload non-'Android TV' app to show on the home screen

I found a working solution for me. As I cannot add the sideloaded app to my home screen, I used this service to generate a launcher app which can be added to the home screen and will start the main ...
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Can I use a different power adapter with my TV with different Ampere output

I assume that both of the chargers are DC, I hope the new charger isn't AC. The original charger was 19.5V 5.2A = 101.4 Watts The new charger is 19.5V 4.35A = 84.825 Watts My guess is that the power ...
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Home app: cast my screen without all the confirmation steps

Looking on Google play store for apps that would add a desktop/home cast icon/shortcut, I have found the Cast Menu Widget. In order to get the quick settings button, the (under 1 euro) paid version of ...
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How can I update my TV that is running android OS 4.2.1

The possible routes to updating this TV are: If the manufacturer has produced a later version of Android for it, install that. If someone independent has produced a "custom ROM" for it, ...
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Nintendo Switch Controller delayed response on Android TV 9

Sadly this is an issue with Nintendo Switch Controllers While Nintendo Switch Controllers use Bluetooth HID, they aren't completely conforming to the specification which means that you'll need a ...
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Kodak Android TV Not able to connect via ADB on WiFi

adb connect can only be executed for an device that has adb over wifi activated (usually this is reset on every reboot). The common way is to connect the device via USB and execute adb tcpip 5555. I ...
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Changing the input language of physical keyboard on Android TV box

I had a similar problem, my Android TV screen did not show the characters I typed on an external Genius Spanish Keyboard. I wrote to the manufacturer asking for a driver but the answer was they do not ...
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Unable to transfer files on android 8.0 TV box to the USB

Have you tried TotalCommander? Its possible that the USB drive is mounted as read-only. In TotalCommander, If you copy to the USB drive and the USB drive is mounted as read-only: TotalCommander will ...
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Android TV full screen on 21:9 display

Clunky workarounds Given that there is no support on the OS side, here is a the workaround applicable only for local/LAN and network-streamable 21:9 videos that can be opened with VLC (or kodi): In ...
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x88 Max+ Android Hide On Screen Keyboard

You can use External Keyboard Helper Pro app to do this on the T95Q, I assume on the X88 MAX Plus too (I got rid of mine as it cannot do VPN over Ethernet).
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How to install apps with adb shell and how to backup device settings and restore to an identical device?

I want to share with you some tips from my research: On how to copy your device settings and your Apks from one device to another, but its only for ROOTED devices (in my case, I did that to identical ...
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How to delete downloaded files on Android TV

Although there seemed to be enough space (0.9GB) to install a small file manager app (about 30MB), I had to: - clear caches from several apps - deleting stored data from several apps - uninstall some ...
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Can i connect my androidphone to the LAN from outside to reach the TV-box?

Usually this should be possible, however it can get a bit complicated: Check your Internet provider if you really get your own IPv4 IP address when connected to the Internet. If you are sharing the ...
Robert's user avatar
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How to adjust brightness on Android TV?

Settings > Frequent settings > All settings > Picture [settings] > Brightness At least my Android TV has this path.
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Is it possible to set volume presets based upon Android TV input source?

Currently There is no way to do so, as Android TV does not differentiate input sources based on the devices you use. You could alternately set different volume on different devices if possible. After ...
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Reset wifi settings without factory reset in Android TV?

what you can do is go on WiFi settings and then tap or hold the WiFi you want to clear the click on disconnect then forget and it will be cleared
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Can I turn my Android tv box into a NAS server?

It'll surely be easier if you set up a GNU/Linux system on the box. There's a very popular NAS software on Linux named "samba", and is available everywhere from built-in repositories, i.e. you can ...
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