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Title: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on July 30, 2015, 09:49:46 AM
Hi, Thinking of getting an Android box. Anyone have any experience of these and may be able to point me in the right direction. Do they have all the boxsets? Can you get the premiership on them through streaming etc?
are they better than getting Netflix?
Cheers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: screenexile on July 30, 2015, 10:12:20 AM
Hi, Thinking of getting an Android box. Anyone have any experience of these and may be able to point me in the right direction. Do they have all the boxsets? Can you get the premiership on them through streaming etc?
are they better than getting Netflix?
Cheers

They don't have all the boxsets they are just a platform for you to access things like NowTV and Netflix.

You can get BBC iPlayer and 4OD but other than that you're going to have to fork out to watch anything decent! My box isn't Android but does the same job it's a ROKU3 Player and works well!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on July 30, 2015, 07:08:33 PM
Bud Wiser is launching a new one on 10th August, was supposed to have it this week.  If you can't wait then the best next one is Zoomtak. Make sure it is from the original manufacturer and has an aluminium case. Apart from dissipating heat the amount of junk stuffed into plastic boxes is unbelievable - and dangerous.

Next year our flat screen 1080p will be history as we all move to 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) and there are a couple of comparrisons on YouTube about UHD.  Our box already has the capability to stream UHD. If you are looking at UHD on YouTube make your screen full screen and then go to settings within YouTube and select UHD above 1080p.

Our new box has 4K Streaming/Ultra High Definition and comes with Android V 5.1
 http://www.fennetec.com/Android-TV-Box.html (http://www.fennetec.com/Android-TV-Box.html)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on July 30, 2015, 09:00:08 PM
I upgraded mine there recently for a box called an MX III
Plays Kodi brilliantly. Kodi didnt work so well on the last one I had which was a dongle type that plugged straight into TV HDMI socket. This also has 4k capability.
Was Ä75 delivered.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 30, 2015, 09:12:17 PM
Hi, Thinking of getting an Android box. Anyone have any experience of these and may be able to point me in the right direction. Do they have all the boxsets? Can you get the premiership on them through streaming etc?
are they better than getting Netflix?
Cheers

They don't have all the boxsets they are just a platform for you to access things like NowTV and Netflix.

You can get BBC iPlayer and 4OD but other than that you're going to have to fork out to watch anything decent! My box isn't Android but does the same job it's a ROKU3 Player and works well!

The whole point of these boxes is that you fork out for nothing??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on July 30, 2015, 09:59:29 PM
You get what you pay for, some are $30, some are 130$ but when the newer higher definition TVs come out, (are out) it will be the units with the better processing capabilities that make the difference. Having said that, if you dont have good broadband forget it.

Here is a sample   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vrdgDdPApQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vrdgDdPApQ) of the new 4k/UHD that all new tv's will have. Go to you tube, select full screen and then in settings select the 2160p resolution. You won't stream that on a 30$ box with a dual core processor unless you are prepared to watch it starting and stopping like the Laois team.

Even if you have low bandwidth you can still manage fairly well once you have a good box but compare apples with apples when you are deciding, not price.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Hereiam on July 30, 2015, 10:35:43 PM
Bud what is the minimum speed required to watch shows through your contraption without it stopping and starting for 720p. Have been debating for a while whether to get one of these.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: under the bar on July 30, 2015, 11:03:56 PM
If you want to know what an android box is like download Kodi (Xbmc) to your android phone and watch the streams.  Streams all differ in quality from HD to pretty low quality pixelated.   If you have 5 mins of patience you'll find a quality stream for any Sky or other channel you are after.  I have BT infinity and the kids have any movie they want in HD or 720.  Live streams are more like 480 but fine if you sit back a little. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Syferus on July 31, 2015, 04:35:42 AM
4k saturation is still years off. I'm not even touching it for my next mointor and there's more compelling reasons to do it there than on a TV.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on July 31, 2015, 07:52:50 AM
4k saturation is still years off. I'm not even touching it for my next mointor and there's more compelling reasons to do it there than on a TV.

I don't think it's that far off at all. Prices are tumbling, while still prohibitively expensive.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: rosnarun on July 31, 2015, 09:22:51 AM
4k saturation is still years off. I'm not even touching it for my next mointor and there's more compelling reasons to do it there than on a TV.

I don't think it's that far off at all. Prices are tumbling, while still prohibitively expensive.

but still like 3D no content worth getting it for. i heard the studios  are all waiting for 8K which will be here in a few years . then maybe as long as its compatable 4K might be worth it
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on July 31, 2015, 10:25:56 AM
You get what you pay for, some are $30, some are 130$ but when the newer higher definition TVs come out, (are out) it will be the units with the better processing capabilities that make the difference. Having said that, if you dont have good broadband forget it.

Here is a sample   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vrdgDdPApQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vrdgDdPApQ) of the new 4k/UHD that all new tv's will have. Go to you tube, select full screen and then in settings select the 2160p resolution. You won't stream that on a 30$ box with a dual core processor unless you are prepared to watch it starting and stopping like the Laois team.

Even if you have low bandwidth you can still manage fairly well once you have a good box but compare apples with apples when you are deciding, not price.



Your offer looks great Bud - do you need a subscription to any other service to watch sports though?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on July 31, 2015, 10:32:03 AM
You dont need to pay for anything once you know where to look for content.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on July 31, 2015, 10:35:27 AM
Hi Ros, how are you. I don't be on here that much anymore but I must make a comeback ! I see a lot of the old hands are still here, love reading Donnelly's Hollow on the nags, I see Dinny Breen pops in now and again. Awful lack of big rows though !! Maybe Dubs having all their games at home and having a basketball coach on their backroom team should start one?

As for the boxes, I don't want to appear to be using DB to sell them but I have tested a lot of them. Make sure the housing is aluminium case (heat dissipation) for one thing and cheap copies of shady technology inside plastic copies being another reason. Make sure it has a decent spec (2GB Ram and 8GB Flash Memory)
The best way is for five or six people to group together and by direct from a manufacturer, Zoomtak for instance. They have their own back up server so at any time you can upgrade the box OTA. You can also reset the box to default and upgrade to new versions of Kodi direct from their server.  I  say five or six in a group because with DHL Freight you would end up getting 5 for the price of 3 - generally !

As for the idea itself of having a box you will seldom look at TV again as you used to.  Go for it Ros
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: screenexile on July 31, 2015, 11:37:14 AM
Hi, Thinking of getting an Android box. Anyone have any experience of these and may be able to point me in the right direction. Do they have all the boxsets? Can you get the premiership on them through streaming etc?
are they better than getting Netflix?
Cheers

They don't have all the boxsets they are just a platform for you to access things like NowTV and Netflix.

You can get BBC iPlayer and 4OD but other than that you're going to have to fork out to watch anything decent! My box isn't Android but does the same job it's a ROKU3 Player and works well!

The whole point of these boxes is that you fork out for nothing??

Sorry!! Obviously I'm not up to speed with this stuff.

Can I get RTE on Kodi??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 31, 2015, 11:45:28 AM
Hi, Thinking of getting an Android box. Anyone have any experience of these and may be able to point me in the right direction. Do they have all the boxsets? Can you get the premiership on them through streaming etc?
are they better than getting Netflix?
Cheers

They don't have all the boxsets they are just a platform for you to access things like NowTV and Netflix.

You can get BBC iPlayer and 4OD but other than that you're going to have to fork out to watch anything decent! My box isn't Android but does the same job it's a ROKU3 Player and works well!

The whole point of these boxes is that you fork out for nothing??

Sorry!! Obviously I'm not up to speed with this stuff.

Can I get RTE on Kodi??

You can, its been covered on a couple of other threads recently.
Casting from kodi/xmbc or something like that one was called recently  if your interested look through it plenty of decent help on there
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: screenexile on July 31, 2015, 12:29:54 PM
Class!!

I have a strange setup I have SkyGo on the Android tablet... basic freeview (No RTE) and a few decent Sky Channels through NOW TV.

I had been streaming RTE through Hola on the Laptop but it hasn't worked in a while and this is probably the most Championship matches I've missed in a long time (Not that I've missed much from what I've heard of the games).

Cheers Boycey you're a gent (For a week anyway until I have to get stuck in on the Utd thread again!) :)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 31, 2015, 01:48:27 PM
Class!!

I have a strange setup I have SkyGo on the Android tablet... basic freeview (No RTE) and a few decent Sky Channels through NOW TV.

I had been streaming RTE through Hola on the Laptop but it hasn't worked in a while and this is probably the most Championship matches I've missed in a long time (Not that I've missed much from what I've heard of the games).

Cheers Boycey you're a gent (For a week anyway until I have to get stuck in on the Utd thread again!) :)

Any help you need ask away...

You're back on ignore on football thread anyhows, like all Blackburn supporters should be  ;)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on August 01, 2015, 08:17:02 PM
 

Sorry!! Obviously I'm not up to speed with this stuff.

Can I get RTE on Kodi??
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If you take a look here you will see this lunatic telling you how to configure Kodi. Most boxes should come with it already configured or contained in add ons like Phoenix but if only for a laugh have a listen to this fella - go to 13 mins in for the stations he adds on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__4eEhh3UM8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__4eEhh3UM8)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: stevo-08 on August 25, 2015, 10:01:53 PM
Bud Wiser is launching a new one on 10th August, was supposed to have it this week.  If you can't wait then the best next one is Zoomtak. Make sure it is from the original manufacturer and has an aluminium case. Apart from dissipating heat the amount of junk stuffed into plastic boxes is unbelievable - and dangerous.

Next year our flat screen 1080p will be history as we all move to 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) and there are a couple of comparrisons on YouTube about UHD.  Our box already has the capability to stream UHD. If you are looking at UHD on YouTube make your screen full screen and then go to settings within YouTube and select UHD above 1080p.

Our new box has 4K Streaming/Ultra High Definition and comes with Android V 5.1
 http://www.fennetec.com/Android-TV-Box.html (http://www.fennetec.com/Android-TV-Box.html)

Hey guys
It has been a long time since I posted on this board (nearly forgotten how to do it at this stage), but I do keep an eye on it from time to time.

Anyway, I picked up a Q5 android box from www.fennetec.com (http://www.fennetec.com) and I have to say it's a superb piece of kit. Incredible spec, and great functionality. Also, a small thing, but the remote makes it very easy to navigate around the system and kodi. The design of the box itself is very neat, but also looks bullet proof, so will hopefully have it for years. In comparison, I bought a relatively cheap media player a few years ago, but it packed in after about a year. So the Q5 might not be the cheapest box on the market, but my motto is - you generally get what you pay for, and there's no doubting the Q5 quality. Some good reviews in the links below, and these guys seem to know what they're talking about...

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=207730 (http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=207730)

http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=221407 (http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=221407)

Finally, just to say - I had barely placed the order on the website, and Bud rang me to arrange delivery. And he dropped it down personally, so fair play Bud - 10/10 for customer service.

Apologies if the links/quote above don't work, I'm well out of practice....

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on August 29, 2015, 11:17:27 PM
Ah jaysus, only saw this now and that's a nice thing to say. I didn't drive all the way to Sligo with it though, I was down in Donellans in Knockvicar drinking pints and I said to myself, before I started into them that you were not that far away and I would drop it off. Lovely country up there and I must tell this story:
There is no mobile phone service, no broadband where I was but somehow a text got through to my phone sitting on the bar, back end of beyond in Knockvicar. I said to my man, that was *****  ****** who plays for Dublin and he wants to play golf on Tuesday. Fella down the bar say's "Do you know him, how do your know him, I'm his feckin godfather" So I texted back, "ring you later, drinking pints with your godfather Gerry in Knockvicar"  Small world.

The box. I may no longer have your email but, and this goes for all TV Boxes, there is a doomsday factory default. Manufacturers are reluctant to give out their boot firmware.  I have the boot firmware for your product on a USB stick and it is on a zip file that I can mail you.  There is no need to use it, avoid using it at all costs unless you are in real trouble. Save it and keep it safe. If box ever fails just stick in USB, switch off, hold pin in reset and it will return to fresh start up.  Also, once a month, at least, go to apps, find Kodi App and under "Uninstall" select clear cache.  Any issues; tom@fennetec.com Thanks. And thanks for the plug ! !
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on October 19, 2015, 09:30:10 PM
You dont need to pay for anything once you know where to look for content.

Don't be shy with specific pointers LL - don't mind paying for a Sports service if needs be, if I can get it free all the better!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 19, 2015, 10:04:03 PM
You dont need to pay for anything once you know where to look for content.

Don't be shy with specific pointers LL - don't mind paying for a Sports service if needs be, if I can get it free all the better!
First off you'll need Kodi and then you need to find repos, all easily found on Google and YouTube tutorials of how to install.
I find SportsDevil to be the most reliable of them all. You may end up watching a game in Russian,German or Dutch but that never bothers me,anything is better than Michael Owen any ways,but there is often plenty of English streams too for games.
It's not HD but it's more than watchable. I'd rather watch a stable stream than a buffering HD stream.
Within SportsDevil I have found the best links to be livesportstreams.tv and AtdheNet.tv for literally any football game being played anywhere in the world at that moment aswell as other sports like baseball,American football etc and also then mamahd.com for live UK sport channels like Sky and BT Sports.

If you google there are plenty of others like UKTurk,Phoenix and more but as I said SportsDevil I have found to be the best and I have never missed a game with it even if the game isn't on UK television.
Here's a guide on how to install.
https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-manually-install-sportsdevil-on-xbmc/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on October 20, 2015, 08:13:06 AM
You dont need to pay for anything once you know where to look for content.

Don't be shy with specific pointers LL - don't mind paying for a Sports service if needs be, if I can get it free all the better!
First off you'll need Kodi and then you need to find repos, all easily found on Google and YouTube tutorials of how to install.
I find SportsDevil to be the most reliable of them all. You may end up watching a game in Russian,German or Dutch but that never bothers me,anything is better than Michael Owen any ways,but there is often plenty of English streams too for games.
It's not HD but it's more than watchable. I'd rather watch a stable stream than a buffering HD stream.
Within SportsDevil I have found the best links to be livesportstreams.tv and AtdheNet.tv for literally any football game being played anywhere in the world at that moment aswell as other sports like baseball,American football etc and also then mamahd.com for live UK sport channels like Sky and BT Sports.

If you google there are plenty of others like UKTurk,Phoenix and more but as I said SportsDevil I have found to be the best and I have never missed a game with it even if the game isn't on UK television.
Here's a guide on how to install.
https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-manually-install-sportsdevil-on-xbmc/

Is this sportsdevil good for boxing too?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on October 20, 2015, 10:34:11 AM
You dont need to pay for anything once you know where to look for content.

Don't be shy with specific pointers LL - don't mind paying for a Sports service if needs be, if I can get it free all the better!
First off you'll need Kodi and then you need to find repos, all easily found on Google and YouTube tutorials of how to install.
I find SportsDevil to be the most reliable of them all. You may end up watching a game in Russian,German or Dutch but that never bothers me,anything is better than Michael Owen any ways,but there is often plenty of English streams too for games.
It's not HD but it's more than watchable. I'd rather watch a stable stream than a buffering HD stream.
Within SportsDevil I have found the best links to be livesportstreams.tv and AtdheNet.tv for literally any football game being played anywhere in the world at that moment aswell as other sports like baseball,American football etc and also then mamahd.com for live UK sport channels like Sky and BT Sports.

If you google there are plenty of others like UKTurk,Phoenix and more but as I said SportsDevil I have found to be the best and I have never missed a game with it even if the game isn't on UK television.
Here's a guide on how to install.
https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-manually-install-sportsdevil-on-xbmc/

Excellent thanks
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Hardy on October 20, 2015, 03:58:06 PM
This is a good place to keep up with Kodi developments, the best and latest repos, etc.:
http://www.tvaddons.ag/kodi-reviews/ (http://www.tvaddons.ag/kodi-reviews/)

You can subscribe for email updates.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on October 20, 2015, 06:31:52 PM
You dont need to pay for anything once you know where to look for content.

Don't be shy with specific pointers LL - don't mind paying for a Sports service if needs be, if I can get it free all the better!
First off you'll need Kodi and then you need to find repos, all easily found on Google and YouTube tutorials of how to install.
I find SportsDevil to be the most reliable of them all. You may end up watching a game in Russian,German or Dutch but that never bothers me,anything is better than Michael Owen any ways,but there is often plenty of English streams too for games.
It's not HD but it's more than watchable. I'd rather watch a stable stream than a buffering HD stream.
Within SportsDevil I have found the best links to be livesportstreams.tv and AtdheNet.tv for literally any football game being played anywhere in the world at that moment aswell as other sports like baseball,American football etc and also then mamahd.com for live UK sport channels like Sky and BT Sports.

If you google there are plenty of others like UKTurk,Phoenix and more but as I said SportsDevil I have found to be the best and I have never missed a game with it even if the game isn't on UK television.
Here's a guide on how to install.
https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-manually-install-sportsdevil-on-xbmc/

Works perfect and the favourites streams you mentioned are bang on - watching Czech ice hockey at the mo - who knew!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WeeDonns on October 21, 2015, 08:44:03 AM
Came across a new build for Kodi last night called DadLife from kodiuk.tv that may be of interest to guys here

It was only released at the start of the month, so could be bugs, but looks good so far
Install instructions here;
https://seo-michael.co.uk/dad-life-kodi-build-uk-family-friendly-build/

I've previously only used the standard Kodi install with apps like Genesis, iStream, IceFilms, 1Channel, vdubt25 but this seems handier with all those and more preconfigured as well as ivue EPG for live TV.

I put it on an amazon fire stick for my brother, ticks all the boxes for him. I'll let yous know after a few weeks of using it what i think


Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 21, 2015, 12:03:32 PM
WeeDons, I'd be interested to hear how that compares to The Beast (https://seo-michael.co.uk/the-beast-build-for-kodi/).

It comes preloaded with everything you could want, including all the pr0n that you don't want.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on October 21, 2015, 12:18:17 PM
WeeDons, I'd be interested to hear how that compares to The Beast (https://seo-michael.co.uk/the-beast-build-for-kodi/).

It comes preloaded with everything you could want, including all the pr0n that you don't want.

That looks deadly - have you used it before?

Installation is as easy as it looks in the how-to?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 21, 2015, 12:48:45 PM
That does look very cool indeed, I be interested to hear how well it works.
Does it completly wipe the Kodi build you have already?
I've put a lot of time adding repos to my android box and I'd hate to lose them all if that build wasn't stable.
Does it have sportsdevil?
I suppose I could install it on my phone first to check.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 21, 2015, 01:03:23 PM
Yeah, I installed The Beast a week ago and it's been great and stable.

I've no idea if it overwrites your own repos as I haven't gone back to my old boring build.

SportsDevil is included
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 21, 2015, 01:23:09 PM
Yeah, I installed The Beast a week ago and it's been great and stable.

I've no idea if it overwrites your own repos as I haven't gone back to my old boring build.

SportsDevil is included
Good stuff.
That Dadlife build looks good also WeeDons.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JohnDenver on October 21, 2015, 02:04:12 PM
That does look very cool indeed, I be interested to hear how well it works.
Does it completly wipe the Kodi build you have already?
I've put a lot of time adding repos to my android box and I'd hate to lose them all if that build wasn't stable.
Does it have sportsdevil?
I suppose I could install it on my phone first to check.

LL - do you regularly clear data and clear cache in settings/apps/kodi to keep things working fresh?  and if so, do your repositories remain after this?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lenny on October 21, 2015, 02:25:31 PM
That does look very cool indeed, I be interested to hear how well it works.
Does it completly wipe the Kodi build you have already?
I've put a lot of time adding repos to my android box and I'd hate to lose them all if that build wasn't stable.
Does it have sportsdevil?
I suppose I could install it on my phone first to check.

LL - do you regularly clear data and clear cache in settings/apps/kodi to keep things working fresh?  and if so, do your repositories remain after this?

Would I be able to get kodi or xbmc on an android streaming stick and would I be able to watch live sports on that? I have a wall mounted tv and don't have the space for a box but a usb stick would be suitable if I thought I could get live sport.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: blewuporstuffed on October 21, 2015, 02:27:50 PM
so which orf these android boxes would anyone recommend getting?
I am thinking of ordering one from amazon, but unsure what hardware to go for.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: NAG1 on October 21, 2015, 02:48:23 PM
so which orf these android boxes would anyone recommend getting?
I am thinking of ordering one from amazon, but unsure what hardware to go for.

+1
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 21, 2015, 03:59:38 PM
That does look very cool indeed, I be interested to hear how well it works.
Does it completly wipe the Kodi build you have already?
I've put a lot of time adding repos to my android box and I'd hate to lose them all if that build wasn't stable.
Does it have sportsdevil?
I suppose I could install it on my phone first to check.

LL - do you regularly clear data and clear cache in settings/apps/kodi to keep things working fresh?  and if so, do your repositories remain after this?
Don't clear data!! That will do exactly what it says on the tin!
Yeah I  clear the cache sometimes.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 21, 2015, 04:04:05 PM
so which orf these android boxes would anyone recommend getting?
I am thinking of ordering one from amazon, but unsure what hardware to go for.

+1
This is the one I have and I can't fault it at all,excellent piece of kit for the price.
http://m.ebay.ie/itm/MX-III-MX3-mxiii-XBMC-Kodi-QUAD-CORE-ANDROID-SMART-TV-BOX-4-4-Android-4K-S802-/321700030698?nav=SEARCH
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dag Dog on October 21, 2015, 04:42:53 PM
Are these things hard to use and configure?
I was looking at one like this for sale: http://www.adverts.ie/media-players/m8s-android-tv-box/9080504
If I bought it, what next? Does it come with all the software I need installed?
Are the channels like Sky Movies and Sports a bit like watching a live stream on the internet?
Can Sky scramble their signal and make these boxes useless?

Sorry for the novice questions.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 21, 2015, 04:59:02 PM
Are these things hard to use and configure?
I was looking at one like this for sale: http://www.adverts.ie/media-players/m8s-android-tv-box/9080504
If I bought it, what next? Does it come with all the software I need installed?
Are the channels like Sky Movies and Sports a bit like watching a live stream on the internet?
Can Sky scramble their signal and make these boxes useless?

Sorry for the novice questions.
That one in your link comes fully loaded but I prefer to wipe it clean and load my own stuff, all pretty easy and plenty of YouTube videos to help.
Streams and links come and go an some are better than others, the trick is to have a few sources to pick from so if one does go down you will have another to watch.
The quality ranges from poor unwatchable streams to HD quality and everything in between. Its all about knowing where to look for the right stream and once again Google/YouTube is your friend.
It sounds complicated but it really isn't once you have it set up.

That link Smoking Joe posted looks like it has everything anyone would want from an android box, install that and you should be good to go or if you buy that one then just play around with it for a bit until you get used to it and learn how to install stuff yourself.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dag Dog on October 21, 2015, 05:07:51 PM
Are these things hard to use and configure?
I was looking at one like this for sale: http://www.adverts.ie/media-players/m8s-android-tv-box/9080504
If I bought it, what next? Does it come with all the software I need installed?
Are the channels like Sky Movies and Sports a bit like watching a live stream on the internet?
Can Sky scramble their signal and make these boxes useless?

Sorry for the novice questions.
That one in your link comes fully loaded but I prefer to wipe it clean and load my own stuff, all pretty easy and plenty of YouTube videos to help.
Streams and links come and go an some are better than others, the trick is to have a few sources to pick from so if one does go down you will have another to watch.
The quality ranges from poor unwatchable streams to HD quality and everything in between. Its all about knowing where to look for the right stream and once again Google/YouTube is your friend.
It sounds complicated but it really isn't once you have it set up.

That link Smoking Joe posted looks like it has everything anyone would want from an android box, install that and you should be good to go or if you buy that one then just play around with it for a bit until you get used to it and learn how to install stuff yourself.
Great, thanks.
As a non-geek, all the terminology had me a bit baffled.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on October 21, 2015, 05:42:21 PM
Yeah, I installed The Beast a week ago and it's been great and stable.

I've no idea if it overwrites your own repos as I haven't gone back to my old boring build.

SportsDevil is included

I've installed it - very simple and the UI is deadly.

It's only filling 2/3 of my screen though and I'm not finding anything under settings/video or Google to help - did you get the same when you installed it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 21, 2015, 05:50:42 PM
That does look very cool indeed, I be interested to hear how well it works.
Does it completly wipe the Kodi build you have already?
I've put a lot of time adding repos to my android box and I'd hate to lose them all if that build wasn't stable.
Does it have sportsdevil?
I suppose I could install it on my phone first to check.

LL - do you regularly clear data and clear cache in settings/apps/kodi to keep things working fresh?  and if so, do your repositories remain after this?

Would I be able to get kodi or xbmc on an android streaming stick and would I be able to watch live sports on that? I have a wall mounted tv and don't have the space for a box but a usb stick would be suitable if I thought I could get live sport.
By streaming stick do you mean something like chrome cast?
I've never used chrome cast but you can buy an android tv hdmi dongle that will do the exact same thing as the android tv box.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lenny on October 21, 2015, 07:38:00 PM
That does look very cool indeed, I be interested to hear how well it works.
Does it completly wipe the Kodi build you have already?
I've put a lot of time adding repos to my android box and I'd hate to lose them all if that build wasn't stable.
Does it have sportsdevil?
I suppose I could install it on my phone first to check.

LL - do you regularly clear data and clear cache in settings/apps/kodi to keep things working fresh?  and if so, do your repositories remain after this?

Would I be able to get kodi or xbmc on an android streaming stick and would I be able to watch live sports on that? I have a wall mounted tv and don't have the space for a box but a usb stick would be suitable if I thought I could get live sport.
By streaming stick do you mean something like chrome cast?
I've never used chrome cast but you can buy an android tv hdmi dongle that will do the exact same thing as the android tv box.

Thanks, will look at that. I was thinking of something like a roku stick but xbmc isn't compatible with it apparently.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 21, 2015, 07:40:51 PM
Just make sure to buy one powerful enough. I have one a few years old that won't run Kodi.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 21, 2015, 07:47:00 PM
That does look very cool indeed, I be interested to hear how well it works.
Does it completly wipe the Kodi build you have already?
I've put a lot of time adding repos to my android box and I'd hate to lose them all if that build wasn't stable.
Does it have sportsdevil?
I suppose I could install it on my phone first to check.

LL - do you regularly clear data and clear cache in settings/apps/kodi to keep things working fresh?  and if so, do your repositories remain after this?

Would I be able to get kodi or xbmc on an android streaming stick and would I be able to watch live sports on that? I have a wall mounted tv and don't have the space for a box but a usb stick would be suitable if I thought I could get live sport.
By streaming stick do you mean something like chrome cast?
I've never used chrome cast but you can buy an android tv hdmi dongle that will do the exact same thing as the android tv box.

Thanks, will look at that. I was thinking of something like a roku stick but xbmc isn't compatible with it apparently.

An Amazon Firestick will do ur trick, cost about £25. U load kodi/xbmc onto it and bobs ur uncle.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 21, 2015, 09:48:04 PM
Yeah, I installed The Beast a week ago and it's been great and stable.

I've no idea if it overwrites your own repos as I haven't gone back to my old boring build.

SportsDevil is included

I've installed it - very simple and the UI is deadly.

It's only filling 2/3 of my screen though and I'm not finding anything under settings/video or Google to help - did you get the same when you installed it?

Sorry, my screen near enough fitted automatically.  I did find a YouTube video showing you how to size the screen for my Firestick, but that's probably not much help to you.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on October 21, 2015, 09:56:47 PM
Yeah, I installed The Beast a week ago and it's been great and stable.

I've no idea if it overwrites your own repos as I haven't gone back to my old boring build.

SportsDevil is included

I've installed it - very simple and the UI is deadly.

It's only filling 2/3 of my screen though and I'm not finding anything under settings/video or Google to help - did you get the same when you installed it?

Sorry, my screen near enough fitted automatically.  I did find a YouTube video showing you how to size the screen for my Firestick, but that's probably not much help to you.

Eventually found by resetting display options cheers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 10, 2015, 10:36:41 AM
Anyone using 'The Beast' on Kodi have a problem with the search function?

When you try and search, the keyboard function appears but there are no numbers & letters on it - anyone know a workaround?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on November 10, 2015, 11:45:11 AM
Anyone using 'The Beast' on Kodi have a problem with the search function?

When you try and search, the keyboard function appears but there are no numbers & letters on it - anyone know a workaround?

Does "the Beast" load onto a firestick?

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 10, 2015, 11:48:50 AM
Anyone using 'The Beast' on Kodi have a problem with the search function?

When you try and search, the keyboard function appears but there are no numbers & letters on it - anyone know a workaround?

occasionally this will happen or you search and the search function disappears heffo, but it seems to sort itself. Try clearing the 'cache' with application manager/kodi

the 'beast' is a goodin
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 10, 2015, 11:58:51 AM
What is the beast?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 10, 2015, 12:02:27 PM
What is the beast?

its a kodi player / package with a reck of video addons built into it, Sports Devil, Genesis, Phoenix etc etc. Saves you downloading the player and separately adding the addons individually
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 10, 2015, 12:34:57 PM
Thanks - I'll have to get it going.  Want to have a sports add-on sorted soon especially for the Fury fight. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 10, 2015, 12:37:33 PM
Anyone using 'The Beast' on Kodi have a problem with the search function?

When you try and search, the keyboard function appears but there are no numbers & letters on it - anyone know a workaround?

occasionally this will happen or you search and the search function disappears heffo, but it seems to sort itself. Try clearing the 'cache' with application manager/kodi

the 'beast' is a goodin

I've tried clearing the cache via the homescreen shortcut - will try in App manager.

It's been like that since I installed the new image a few weeks ago
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 10, 2015, 12:55:51 PM
The Beast is definitely a slick build with an excellent looking interface but like all these custom builds it is only as good as the addons underneath it and anyone using Kodi regularly will have most of them installed anyway. You will find the same problem occurring from time to time with missing and broken links...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on November 10, 2015, 01:55:55 PM
Is Anyone here using a VPN with theirs. The reason I ask is that I've found Genesis and Phoenix to be unreliable this last few weeks and it can take ages to find a decent stream. I'm pretty sure its not the box (MXIII) as I use sportsmania and its working perfectly.

BTW - For those of you who don't mind paying a bit sportsmania is a great add-on. less than Ä40 for a 6 month subscription and access to more sports channels than you could ever watch (including every EPL match every weekend, every NFL game and NFL redzone). You can even use it through a browser, i.e. perfect if you're away from home.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 10, 2015, 08:50:50 PM
Is Anyone here using a VPN with theirs. The reason I ask is that I've found Genesis and Phoenix to be unreliable this last few weeks and it can take ages to find a decent stream. I'm pretty sure its not the box (MXIII) as I use sportsmania and its working perfectly.

BTW - For those of you who don't mind paying a bit sportsmania is a great add-on. less than Ä40 for a 6 month subscription and access to more sports channels than you could ever watch (including every EPL match every weekend, every NFL game and NFL redzone). You can even use it through a browser, i.e. perfect if you're away from home.

I've never used a VPN but I have had issues with both Genesis and Phoenix lately, pretty much the same as you struggling to find a decent stream at times. Curiously the problem doesn't seem as bad on a laptop that I've Kodi installed on as it is on my Firestick, I updated the Firestick to the latest version of Kodi last night but never got checking it yet.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on November 10, 2015, 09:16:49 PM
Is Anyone here using a VPN with theirs. The reason I ask is that I've found Genesis and Phoenix to be unreliable this last few weeks and it can take ages to find a decent stream. I'm pretty sure its not the box (MXIII) as I use sportsmania and its working perfectly.

BTW - For those of you who don't mind paying a bit sportsmania is a great add-on. less than Ä40 for a 6 month subscription and access to more sports channels than you could ever watch (including every EPL match every weekend, every NFL game and NFL redzone). You can even use it through a browser, i.e. perfect if you're away from home.

I've never used a VPN but I have had issues with both Genesis and Phoenix lately, pretty much the same as you struggling to find a decent stream at times. Curiously the problem doesn't seem as bad on a laptop that I've Kodi installed on as it is on my Firestick, I updated the Firestick to the latest version of Kodi last night but never got checking it yet.

I think I'll get a proxy anyway - about 20 quid for 3 months and there's a bbc iplayer add-on for kodi that would work with a proxy. its nearly worth it for that alone
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 10, 2015, 10:46:00 PM
Anyone using 'The Beast' on Kodi have a problem with the search function?

When you try and search, the keyboard function appears but there are no numbers & letters on it - anyone know a workaround?

Does "the Beast" load onto a firestick?

yessir, that's how I've got it
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 10, 2015, 10:48:02 PM
For all the people talking about using a proxy.

How do you get a proxy to work with the firestick?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WeeDonns on November 11, 2015, 04:57:10 PM
For live TV are you guys using the iVue guide?
What apps are you using to get RTE1 & RTE2? I'm getting sound only atm via IrishTV & Vdubt25

A lot of the live channels are looking to use IPTVStalker which is no longer free, anyone got a good free suggestion or is their a good reliable source thats worth paying for?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: StGallsGAA on November 12, 2015, 12:14:34 AM
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A lot of the live channels are looking to use IPTVStalker which is no longer free, anyone got a good free suggestion or is their a good reliable source thats worth paying for?
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Yes.  Sky is very reliable!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 12, 2015, 08:24:31 AM
I have an android phone - anyone have any straight forward guides on how to set up the beast?  Can you watch sky sports and sky sports box office on it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 12, 2015, 09:29:11 AM
https://spartanpixel.net/Kodi/thebeast/

Download repo version.  I was running sky sports on it yesterday across 3g no probs.  There's Phoenix,  sports devil and the like.  Others with live sports directories.  Box office,  are you thinking of the boxing?  Must have a look through it but there will be loads of decent links to it I'm sure
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 12, 2015, 09:31:59 AM
PS,  the repo download is fairly big.  Download,  run through the install (will ask you to tick the box to allow 3rd party / non trusted apps).  Install,  it will auto update any addons that need updated.  After that you are good to go.  The shortcut on your phone for the beast will be the standard blue and white 'kodi'  icon.  Click it,  then video / addons.  All add ons listed in alphabetical order
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 12, 2015, 09:42:55 AM
https://spartanpixel.net/Kodi/thebeast/

Download repo version.  I was running sky sports on it yesterday across 3g no probs.  There's Phoenix,  sports devil and the like.  Others with live sports directories.  Box office,  are you thinking of the boxing?  Must have a look through it but there will be loads of decent links to it I'm sure

Thanks.  Aye, over the years I have always ended up paying for boxing and I want to be prepared for the Fury fight instead of scrambling about looking for a decent link at the last minute.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 12, 2015, 12:46:22 PM
https://spartanpixel.net/Kodi/thebeast/

Download repo version.  I was running sky sports on it yesterday across 3g no probs.  There's Phoenix,  sports devil and the like.  Others with live sports directories.  Box office,  are you thinking of the boxing?  Must have a look through it but there will be loads of decent links to it I'm sure

Forgive the stupid question but how are you using Box office, which app?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 12, 2015, 01:53:56 PM
https://spartanpixel.net/Kodi/thebeast/

Download repo version.  I was running sky sports on it yesterday across 3g no probs.  There's Phoenix,  sports devil and the like.  Others with live sports directories.  Box office,  are you thinking of the boxing?  Must have a look through it but there will be loads of decent links to it I'm sure

Forgive the stupid question but how are you using Box office, which app?

I've never watched box office per se, but you'll get the content of box office through live links on sports add ons. As I said above Heffo, there are quite a few apps on the Beast, I'll have a bit of a nosey this evening to see if Box Office is listed on any app with the other Sky Sports channels. These freebie apps and links are never 100% though and can be frustrating.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 12, 2015, 02:32:25 PM
https://spartanpixel.net/Kodi/thebeast/

Download repo version.  I was running sky sports on it yesterday across 3g no probs.  There's Phoenix,  sports devil and the like.  Others with live sports directories.  Box office,  are you thinking of the boxing?  Must have a look through it but there will be loads of decent links to it I'm sure

Forgive the stupid question but how are you using Box office, which app?

I've never watched box office per se, but you'll get the content of box office through live links on sports add ons. As I said above Heffo, there are quite a few apps on the Beast, I'll have a bit of a nosey this evening to see if Box Office is listed on any app with the other Sky Sports channels. These freebie apps and links are never 100% though and can be frustrating.

Cheers - have any feedback on any paid Sports service - Sportsmania etc?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Norf Tyrone on November 14, 2015, 10:34:54 AM
Folks- Clueless at this stuff but I see an Amazon Firestick with Kodi preloaded that self updates for £64 on ebay, Is that good, bad etc? Looking something with no hassle!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 14, 2015, 10:44:48 AM
Folks- Clueless at this stuff but I see an Amazon Firestick with Kodi preloaded that self updates for £64 on ebay, Is that good, bad etc? Looking something with no hassle!

Fire up a link to it please
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Norf Tyrone on November 14, 2015, 12:08:40 PM
Folks- Clueless at this stuff but I see an Amazon Firestick with Kodi preloaded that self updates for £64 on ebay, Is that good, bad etc? Looking something with no hassle!

Fire up a link to it please

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221780351303 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221780351303)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 14, 2015, 01:23:25 PM
Folks- Clueless at this stuff but I see an Amazon Firestick with Kodi preloaded that self updates for £64 on ebay, Is that good, bad etc? Looking something with no hassle!

Fire up a link to it please

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221780351303 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221780351303)

The Firestick retails at £35 so I suppose £65 isn't too bad for something that comes "fully loaded" if you think you're not good at that kind of thing. However my experience would be that eventually you will have to perform some kind of maintenance/updating to it yourself. Its just a fact of life with kodi that stuff disappears/reappears/stops updating over time, with that in mind a little bit of knowledge early on will go a long way.

Flick back through the thread I think there are links to guides for installing Kodi to a stick and then install "The Beast" build on it. If not I can point you to a couple of easy guides on Youtube
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on November 14, 2015, 04:53:33 PM
https://spartanpixel.net/Kodi/thebeast/

Download repo version.  I was running sky sports on it yesterday across 3g no probs.  There's Phoenix,  sports devil and the like.  Others with live sports directories.  Box office,  are you thinking of the boxing?  Must have a look through it but there will be loads of decent links to it I'm sure

Forgive the stupid question but how are you using Box office, which app?

I've never watched box office per se, but you'll get the content of box office through live links on sports add ons. As I said above Heffo, there are quite a few apps on the Beast, I'll have a bit of a nosey this evening to see if Box Office is listed on any app with the other Sky Sports channels. These freebie apps and links are never 100% though and can be frustrating.

Cheers - have any feedback on any paid Sports service - Sportsmania etc?

I use sportsmania and love it. have it on kodi when i'm at home and on the laptop when i'm on the move. The big thing it has over the others is that it works pretty much first time every time - I get a bit fed up chasing free streams after a while
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 14, 2015, 05:44:11 PM
https://spartanpixel.net/Kodi/thebeast/

Download repo version.  I was running sky sports on it yesterday across 3g no probs.  There's Phoenix,  sports devil and the like.  Others with live sports directories.  Box office,  are you thinking of the boxing?  Must have a look through it but there will be loads of decent links to it I'm sure

Forgive the stupid question but how are you using Box office, which app?

I've never watched box office per se, but you'll get the content of box office through live links on sports add ons. As I said above Heffo, there are quite a few apps on the Beast, I'll have a bit of a nosey this evening to see if Box Office is listed on any app with the other Sky Sports channels. These freebie apps and links are never 100% though and can be frustrating.

Cheers - have any feedback on any paid Sports service - Sportsmania etc?

I use sportsmania and love it. have it on kodi when i'm at home and on the laptop when i'm on the move. The big thing it has over the others is that it works pretty much first time every time - I get a bit fed up chasing free streams after a while

Cheers, are the streams HD or it depends?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 18, 2015, 11:23:14 PM
PS,  the repo download is fairly big.  Download,  run through the install (will ask you to tick the box to allow 3rd party / non trusted apps).  Install,  it will auto update any addons that need updated.  After that you are good to go.  The shortcut on your phone for the beast will be the standard blue and white 'kodi'  icon.  Click it,  then video / addons.  All add ons listed in alphabetical order

Tried installing this but getting 'App Not Installed' message as soon as I try to install the download - any ideas?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on November 19, 2015, 08:56:26 AM
PS,  the repo download is fairly big.  Download,  run through the install (will ask you to tick the box to allow 3rd party / non trusted apps).  Install,  it will auto update any addons that need updated.  After that you are good to go.  The shortcut on your phone for the beast will be the standard blue and white 'kodi'  icon.  Click it,  then video / addons.  All add ons listed in alphabetical order

Tried installing this but getting 'App Not Installed' message as soon as I try to install the download - any ideas?

Have you a version of Kodi already on your firestick?

I had this problem when installing the beast on a firestick which already had a version of Kodi on it, ended up removing the original version and then had no bother getting the beast on.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on November 19, 2015, 09:13:52 AM
Got Kodi onto a Fire Stick last night.  Actually seems a bit more stable than my android box, which is hard wired to the router.

Using the Black Box build.  No issues so far!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 19, 2015, 09:40:51 AM
PS,  the repo download is fairly big.  Download,  run through the install (will ask you to tick the box to allow 3rd party / non trusted apps).  Install,  it will auto update any addons that need updated.  After that you are good to go.  The shortcut on your phone for the beast will be the standard blue and white 'kodi'  icon.  Click it,  then video / addons.  All add ons listed in alphabetical order

Tried installing this but getting 'App Not Installed' message as soon as I try to install the download - any ideas?

Have you a version of Kodi already on your firestick?

I had this problem when installing the beast on a firestick which already had a version of Kodi on it, ended up removing the original version and then had no bother getting the beast on.

Not sure nrico, try the suggestion above. I did uninstall the TVMC version of Kodi before installing The Beast . Its a phone your installing on?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 19, 2015, 10:48:31 AM
I have Kodi on my phone, think I am using version 15.2.  So is it best to remove KODI and install the beast?  Do I then need to reinstall KODI or does the install of the beast include that?

I have an android phone and followed the instructions, i.e selected the repo version.  What is the difference between this version and the android version and should I not go for that one if I am on an android phone?

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 19, 2015, 11:22:02 AM
I have Kodi on my phone, think I am using version 15.2.  So is it best to remove KODI and install the beast?  Do I then need to reinstall KODI or does the install of the beast include that?

I have an android phone and followed the instructions, i.e selected the repo version.  What is the difference between this version and the android version and should I not go for that one if I am on an android phone?

my beast is Kodi 14.2

I downloaded the repo from the spartanpixel.com site. The other options were torrent or a downdload apk 14.2 which I'm assuming is the same. The seo Michael site says to do a clean install, so remove whatever kodi you have. The beast download has the Kodi player and all the addons which install during the install
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 19, 2015, 11:33:45 AM
Just clear data on the Kodi app settings on your device. No need to delete and reinstall.
There is a Kodi app on the play store also even if you do delete so very easy to install anyway.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 19, 2015, 11:40:23 AM
I have Kodi on my phone, think I am using version 15.2.  So is it best to remove KODI and install the beast?  Do I then need to reinstall KODI or does the install of the beast include that?

I have an android phone and followed the instructions, i.e selected the repo version.  What is the difference between this version and the android version and should I not go for that one if I am on an android phone?

my beast is Kodi 14.2
Just clear data on the Kodi app settings on your device. No need to delete and reinstall.
There is a Kodi app on the play store also even if you do delete so very easy to install anyway.

Thanks lads.  Aye, I used to get any version of KODI I used off their site but the most recent one was taken since they linked up with the app store.  Will give it a go later, really want to be set-up for the upcoming boxing and UFC fights.

I downloaded the repo from the spartanpixel.com site. The other options were torrent or a downdload apk 14.2 which I'm assuming is the same. The seo Michael site says to do a clean install, so remove whatever kodi you have. The beast download has the Kodi player and all the addons which install during the install

Thanks lads.  Aye, I used to get any version of KODI I used off their site but the most recent one was taken since they linked up with the app store.  Will give it a go later, really want to be set-up for the upcoming boxing and UFC fights.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 19, 2015, 12:07:42 PM
I have Kodi on my phone, think I am using version 15.2.  So is it best to remove KODI and install the beast?  Do I then need to reinstall KODI or does the install of the beast include that?

I have an android phone and followed the instructions, i.e selected the repo version.  What is the difference between this version and the android version and should I not go for that one if I am on an android phone?

my beast is Kodi 14.2


Are you able to search properly with that build??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 19, 2015, 12:16:37 PM
I have Kodi on my phone, think I am using version 15.2.  So is it best to remove KODI and install the beast?  Do I then need to reinstall KODI or does the install of the beast include that?

I have an android phone and followed the instructions, i.e selected the repo version.  What is the difference between this version and the android version and should I not go for that one if I am on an android phone?

my beast is Kodi 14.2


Are you able to search properly with that build??

I searched for Everest and Friday Night Lights recently, worked ok. But on occasion, the search will bomb out and take me back to the menu Heffo. A second attempt usually works
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 19, 2015, 12:40:27 PM
I have Kodi on my phone, think I am using version 15.2.  So is it best to remove KODI and install the beast?  Do I then need to reinstall KODI or does the install of the beast include that?

I have an android phone and followed the instructions, i.e selected the repo version.  What is the difference between this version and the android version and should I not go for that one if I am on an android phone?

my beast is Kodi 14.2


Are you able to search properly with that build??

I searched for Everest and Friday Night Lights recently, worked ok. But on occasion, the search will bomb out and take me back to the menu Heffo. A second attempt usually works

Thanks. Would you know can you update to that revision manually or do you need to download and install from a zip file?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 19, 2015, 02:03:21 PM
I have Kodi on my phone, think I am using version 15.2.  So is it best to remove KODI and install the beast?  Do I then need to reinstall KODI or does the install of the beast include that?

I have an android phone and followed the instructions, i.e selected the repo version.  What is the difference between this version and the android version and should I not go for that one if I am on an android phone?

my beast is Kodi 14.2


Are you able to search properly with that build??

I searched for Everest and Friday Night Lights recently, worked ok. But on occasion, the search will bomb out and take me back to the menu Heffo. A second attempt usually works

Thanks. Would you know can you update to that revision manually or do you need to download and install from a zip file?

i wouldnt Heffo sorry. Its not overly time consuming to install from scratch using the link above (the repo download). Download and hit install, takes maybe 5/10mins max to load the player and all the addons . The beast is set to update add ons automatically, so for a good while, there shouldn't be too many dead addons, links etc
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 19, 2015, 03:08:19 PM
I have Kodi on my phone, think I am using version 15.2.  So is it best to remove KODI and install the beast?  Do I then need to reinstall KODI or does the install of the beast include that?

I have an android phone and followed the instructions, i.e selected the repo version.  What is the difference between this version and the android version and should I not go for that one if I am on an android phone?

my beast is Kodi 14.2


Are you able to search properly with that build??

I searched for Everest and Friday Night Lights recently, worked ok. But on occasion, the search will bomb out and take me back to the menu Heffo. A second attempt usually works

Thanks. Would you know can you update to that revision manually or do you need to download and install from a zip file?

i wouldnt Heffo sorry. Its not overly time consuming to install from scratch using the link above (the repo download). Download and hit install, takes maybe 5/10mins max to load the player and all the addons . The beast is set to update add ons automatically, so for a good while, there shouldn't be too many dead addons, links etc

Cheers, I'll try it this weekend
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 21, 2015, 05:18:05 PM
Downloaded the repo version but now I have no add-ons. No sign of the beast or my old favourite genesis
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on November 21, 2015, 08:27:11 PM
Downloaded the repo version but now I have no add-ons. No sign of the beast or my old favourite genesis

When kodi opens,  is there a black n white pic of an angry looking masked man with 'the beast'  written?  When you click video/addons an extensive menu of addons,  inc Genesis not listed on the left hand side?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 23, 2015, 08:56:47 AM
Downloaded the repo version but now I have no add-ons. No sign of the beast or my old favourite genesis

When kodi opens,  is there a black n white pic of an angry looking masked man with 'the beast'  written?  When you click video/addons an extensive menu of addons,  inc Genesis not listed on the left hand side?

Finally got it sorted, was simply a case of restarting the app instead of just exiting it.  Has anybody been able to watch the box office boxing on this build?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Two Hands FFS on November 27, 2015, 07:57:14 AM
Is the fire stick or the android box better anyone?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 27, 2015, 08:30:43 AM
I have been using KODI for a while on my phone.  Linked it to localcast via an xml file.  Always worked a dream.  I would also use HD Cinema too, nearly as good and quicker to search and use but it gives you the option to play locally or stream.  Downloaded the beast and got her streaming for any non-live programmes but for any live tv stream I always get the codec error from my chromecast.  I have had to reinstall the beast minus the xml link-in and it now plays live tv no bother on my phone.  Is there no way about this?  Do these andorid boxes have this isue or are they more robust in comparison with a chromecast i.e. do they decode the majority of streams?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on November 27, 2015, 01:38:45 PM
To answer both questions above....

I have both an android box and an amazon firestick.  I prefer the firestick as it seems to be more stable.  Whilst it isn't hard wired to the router, it still out performs my m8 android box.

nrico2006, in my opinion, chromecast and all those local cast things etc just add an extra layer of possible problems.

Get yourselves an Amazon Firestick.  £25 on Amazon today for Black Friday.

Couldn't beat it with a big stick!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Denn Forever on November 27, 2015, 01:50:56 PM
To answer both questions above....

I have both an android box and an amazon firestick.  I prefer the firestick as it seems to be more stable.  Whilst it isn't hard wired to the router, it still out performs my m8 android box.

nrico2006, in my opinion, chromecast and all those local cast things etc just add an extra layer of possible problems.

Get yourselves an Amazon Firestick.  £25 on Amazon today for Black Friday.

Couldn't beat it with a big stick!

How about a big fire extinguisher?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 27, 2015, 01:59:18 PM
To answer both questions above....

I have both an android box and an amazon firestick.  I prefer the firestick as it seems to be more stable.  Whilst it isn't hard wired to the router, it still out performs my m8 android box.

nrico2006, in my opinion, chromecast and all those local cast things etc just add an extra layer of possible problems.

Get yourselves an Amazon Firestick.  £25 on Amazon today for Black Friday.

Couldn't beat it with a big stick!
Fair play G's man thanks for the tip.I just bought myself one, couldn't not at that price.
I dunno why anyone still bothers with casting, its too much hassle.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 27, 2015, 02:09:43 PM
What does an Amazon Firestick do differently than Chromecast?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: LeoMc on November 27, 2015, 02:41:14 PM
What does an Amazon Firestick do differently than Chromecast?
or Apple TV or Roku?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on November 27, 2015, 03:35:00 PM
You're casting from a device to your phone with Chromecast.

A firestick plugs straight into your HDMI.  No messing about.

You're also able to get Kodi on your firestick with a bit of footering.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on November 27, 2015, 03:39:32 PM
I put Kodi on a firestick during the week and then installed the Beast. I was trying to watch a match during the week using the Live Sports > BT Sport Europe link on the landing screen but it would only work for a few minutes and then would cut off. I have a 6 Meg download speed, I assumed that would be enough to stream. I've no bother watching films, tv shows or freeview channels on it. Is the server just too busy?

I couldn't get rte going on the iVue guide links either. I was getting an error message and it was saying to check the logs. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 27, 2015, 04:31:47 PM
I put Kodi on a firestick during the week and then installed the Beast. I was trying to watch a match during the week using the Live Sports > BT Sport Europe link on the landing screen but it would only work for a few minutes and then would cut off. I have a 6 Meg download speed, I assumed that would be enough to stream. I've no bother watching films, tv shows or freeview channels on it. Is the server just too busy?

I couldn't get rte going on the iVue guide links either. I was getting an error message and it was saying to check the logs. Any ideas?

There is limited cache available on the Firestick and it fills up very quickly. I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi.... Its more of a problem watching live stuff than streaming tv series and the like

Where are you based? if not in Ireland RTE probably won't work without a VPN
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on November 30, 2015, 11:15:27 AM
Take yer Points, maybe try a couple of different add-ons.  Dexter TV and Phoenix are the ones I usually go for.

I would also tend to avoid any Sky Sports or BT streams.  I reckon everyone uses those so they may be pretty slow and buffer a lot.

The matches on that Premier League Pass are great!  No buffering and HD quality.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: annapr on November 30, 2015, 11:17:11 AM
Take yer Points, maybe try a couple of different add-ons.  Dexter TV and Phoenix are the ones I usually go for.

I would also tend to avoid any Sky Sports or BT streams.  I reckon everyone uses those so they may be pretty slow and buffer a lot.

The matches on that Premier League Pass are great!  No buffering and HD quality.
Is Premier League pass a paid subscription service?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on November 30, 2015, 11:21:25 AM
Anyone seen or heard Bud recently? Gave him a shout about his fancy 4K enabled box both here and at the email on the website but havenít heard anything back.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on November 30, 2015, 11:29:50 AM
Take yer Points, maybe try a couple of different add-ons.  Dexter TV and Phoenix are the ones I usually go for.

I would also tend to avoid any Sky Sports or BT streams.  I reckon everyone uses those so they may be pretty slow and buffer a lot.

The matches on that Premier League Pass are great!  No buffering and HD quality.
Is Premier League pass a paid subscription service?

No, it tends to be the stream that shows up through Phoenix.

And it's the one that shows up for 3pm Saturday kick-offs too.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 30, 2015, 01:39:19 PM
I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi....

Boycey, how do you do this?

BTW, there was an update for The Beast at the weekend and it not gives more sources for sports.  I'd recommend updating.
On Kodi, you just launch the ChrisB wizard from within your add-ons, select The Beast and then let it work for 30 or 40 minutes.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Geoff Tipps on November 30, 2015, 02:09:58 PM
I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi....

Boycey, how do you do this?

BTW, there was an update for The Beast at the weekend and it not gives more sources for sports.  I'd recommend updating.
On Kodi, you just launch the ChrisB wizard from within your add-ons, select The Beast and then let it work for 30 or 40 minutes.

On an Android box, goto Settings. Think you click More Ssettings and scroll to Apps. Click the Kodi app and click Force Stop. Then click the Clear Cache button
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 30, 2015, 02:30:11 PM
There's an option within the beast to clear the cache also. Its just under the Chris B Wizard Tab.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 30, 2015, 02:32:14 PM
I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi....

Boycey, how do you do this?

BTW, there was an update for The Beast at the weekend and it not gives more sources for sports.  I'd recommend updating.
On Kodi, you just launch the ChrisB wizard from within your add-ons, select The Beast and then let it work for 30 or 40 minutes.
What version are you on? I see an option for the beast version 1.2 and also a option the beast encore.
What one is the newer version.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 30, 2015, 02:40:16 PM
I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi....

Boycey, how do you do this?

BTW, there was an update for The Beast at the weekend and it not gives more sources for sports.  I'd recommend updating.
On Kodi, you just launch the ChrisB wizard from within your add-ons, select The Beast and then let it work for 30 or 40 minutes.
What version are you on? I see an option for the beast version 1.2 and also a option the beast encore.
What one is the newer version.

I didn't choose either of those two LL.  I choose an option that was something like "The Best the best build"
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 30, 2015, 09:33:03 PM
I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi....

Boycey, how do you do this?

BTW, there was an update for The Beast at the weekend and it not gives more sources for sports.  I'd recommend updating.
On Kodi, you just launch the ChrisB wizard from within your add-ons, select The Beast and then let it work for 30 or 40 minutes.

If you launch Kodi like I do via the Manage Installed Applications menu there is an option below 'launch application' to clear cache, note don't click on Clear Data as it'll clear the build, repos etc that u have installed...

Like laoislad says further down you can clear it from within the beast build but it seems to me more thorough to clear it before u start using it..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 30, 2015, 09:41:06 PM
I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi....

Boycey, how do you do this?

BTW, there was an update for The Beast at the weekend and it not gives more sources for sports.  I'd recommend updating.
On Kodi, you just launch the ChrisB wizard from within your add-ons, select The Beast and then let it work for 30 or 40 minutes.
What version are you on? I see an option for the beast version 1.2 and also a option the beast encore.
What one is the newer version.

I didn't choose either of those two LL.  I choose an option that was something like "The Best the best build"
Ok I downloaded this one but it seems to have made no difference to my build. Maybe I already had it?
Though in one of the tabs its telling me I'm still on version 1.0.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on November 30, 2015, 10:24:12 PM
I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi....

Boycey, how do you do this?

BTW, there was an update for The Beast at the weekend and it not gives more sources for sports.  I'd recommend updating.
On Kodi, you just launch the ChrisB wizard from within your add-ons, select The Beast and then let it work for 30 or 40 minutes.
What version are you on? I see an option for the beast version 1.2 and also a option the beast encore.
What one is the newer version.

I didn't choose either of those two LL.  I choose an option that was something like "The Best the best build"
Ok I downloaded this one but it seems to have made no difference to my build. Maybe I already had it?
Though in one of the tabs its telling me I'm still on version 1.0.

You'll know it's updated if you have a Christmas menu.  I have that on my 2 versions that I updated yesterday.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 01, 2015, 01:54:48 PM
Ive ordered one of the Amazon fire sticks. Is it easy to set up (im ok with computers and technology but not great). How do I get Saturday Premiership games on it for free?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on December 01, 2015, 03:29:33 PM
It's handy enough if you know your way round a computer.

Basically there are three things you need to do.  In very simplified terms....

1. Plug your firestick in and get the IP address from it, and flick a switch in one of the menus.
2. Download two applications to your computer.  The latest KODI apk and a remote installer (adbFire) to put the KODI app on the firestick.
3. Once KODI is on the Firestick then you need to install a build on your KODI.  Some people like The Beast or others.  I prefer the Black Box build.  It's simple to navigate and takes up less space on your firestick.

Here's a couple of links that should provide you with detailed instructions and the right links to the various applications you need.

Install KODI on Firestick:  http://www.tvaddons.ag/install-kodi-amazon-fire-tv/

Install Black Box Build:  http://kodicommunity.com/the-amazing-black-box-build-wizard-installed-using-the-wonderful-kodi-builds/

Once you've all that sorted just have a look through the various add-ons and links etc.  You'll soon find your way about and what works. 

For 3pm Kick-offs I mostly use Phoenix.  Off the top of my head, go into the add-on, then Phoenix TV, then click Live Sports and Football.  A list of links to matches should appear.

But be warned, sometimes links can be broken, you might get buffering or poor quality pictures.  It's a matter of finding your way around and getting a decent stream.  It's free after all!  :-)

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on December 01, 2015, 03:32:17 PM
PS.  Don't let some f*cker charge you £30 to do what I've set out above.....

KODI is all free.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on December 01, 2015, 03:39:47 PM
I think anyone can charge to do something like that. Do you call a plumber something because he unblocks your toilet? Not every one knows what they are doing to install Kodi on a firestick. If they don't they pay - like everyone else surely?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on December 01, 2015, 03:45:56 PM
Fair enough, but when he said he was ok with computers then I assumed he'd be grand to follow the instructions.

You're not selling fully loaded firesticks by any chance?  haha! ;-)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 01, 2015, 04:23:48 PM
Fair enough, but when he said he was ok with computers then I assumed he'd be grand to follow the instructions.

You're not selling fully loaded firesticks by any chance?  haha! ;-)

Thanks, I should be able to find my way round that ok.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 01, 2015, 04:40:17 PM
I think anyone can charge to do something like that. Do you call a plumber something because he unblocks your toilet? Not every one knows what they are doing to install Kodi on a firestick. If they don't they pay - like everyone else surely?

Definitely true up to a point but I think a lot of people are underselling themselves and buying fully loaded boxes/firesticks etc when they don't need to. Most people in this day and age are computer literate to some degree and with a wee bit of patience and trial and error almost anyone could follow the steps in those guides..

I will however make an exception for my woman who thinks all these things are done by black magic or something :-). I've given up trying to explain the difference between the proper Skybox/Dodgy Skybox/Firestick currently attached to our TV. If I hear "How to I watch......" one more time
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on December 01, 2015, 04:52:46 PM
Fair enough, but when he said he was ok with computers then I assumed he'd be grand to follow the instructions.

You're not selling fully loaded firesticks by any chance?  haha! ;-)
No but I've built out a few Raspberry Pi's for ones for free. Theres a lot of ones out there who take advantage of tech savvy friends and dont value their time :)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on December 01, 2015, 05:01:03 PM
I see a future business partnership Iceman. 50/50 split.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on December 01, 2015, 05:18:59 PM
My allegiances are with Armagh Android TV ;)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on December 01, 2015, 06:10:57 PM
I think anyone can charge to do something like that. Do you call a plumber something because he unblocks your toilet? Not every one knows what they are doing to install Kodi on a firestick. If they don't they pay - like everyone else surely?

Definitely true up to a point but I think a lot of people are underselling themselves and buying fully loaded boxes/firesticks etc when they don't need to. Most people in this day and age are computer literate to some degree and with a wee bit of patience and trial and error almost anyone could follow the steps in those guides..

I will however make an exception for my woman who thinks all these things are done by black magic or something :-). I've given up trying to explain the difference between the proper Skybox/Dodgy Skybox/Firestick currently attached to our TV. If I hear "How to I watch......" one more time

You must be married to my wife's sister :-) Has she figured out yet that electronics and liquids aren't too compatible?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on December 02, 2015, 10:48:42 AM
Can I go wrong with the Fire TV for 65 quid? 4K support, native support for mainstream apps in HD and (apparently) good KODI support, although has to be sideloaded. Thoughts?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on December 04, 2015, 07:33:08 PM
I put Kodi on a firestick during the week and then installed the Beast. I was trying to watch a match during the week using the Live Sports > BT Sport Europe link on the landing screen but it would only work for a few minutes and then would cut off. I have a 6 Meg download speed, I assumed that would be enough to stream. I've no bother watching films, tv shows or freeview channels on it. Is the server just too busy?

I couldn't get rte going on the iVue guide links either. I was getting an error message and it was saying to check the logs. Any ideas?

There is limited cache available on the Firestick and it fills up very quickly. I empty the cache everytime I launch Kodi.... Its more of a problem watching live stuff than streaming tv series and the like

Where are you based? if not in Ireland RTE probably won't work without a VPN

Thanks Boycey (and the G's Man). I did a bit of reading about the cache and found a way to increase the cache size. I made that change (to 150Mb)  after finding a YouTube video explaining how to do it (link below) and its flying now. Great job.

 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wen5LwuNLng

RE: RTE, Im in the north so I'm assuming I shouldn't have any problems. The message I'm getting is about a UK TV add-on not working. I've tried reinstalling it but no joy. I'll try and find the add-on from another source if I can - haven't really had a good look yet.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 04, 2015, 08:52:50 PM
I'd never needed to use RTE on mine but I checked it on iVue there and it don't work for me either (South). I'll have a better look for u tomoro but I'd suspect it's just the add on iVue is using ain't reliable. From memory vdubt25 used to have RTE in his live tv channels u could try his add-on..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on December 08, 2015, 04:29:08 PM
Completely new to this whole android thing. So what would I need to purchase in order to stream football/ movies etc? What would be the best box? Is this different to the likes of the fire stick or is that the same? Apologies as I know this is pretty basic.

(Edit - I see a few recommendations earlier in the thread!!)

Is this good value?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amazon-Firestick-Fully-Loaded-Kodi-15-Sports-Movies-TV-XXX-/231775316964?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on December 09, 2015, 09:55:36 AM
I have a firestick and a box.  I prefer the firestick.

Firesticks were £25 there last week.  Great value.

Stick Kodi on it yourself if you have a laptop and half an hour and know your way round a computer.

Look on Page 8 there for a guide on how to do it.

It'll save you £30 or 40 quid.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 10, 2015, 12:41:13 PM
Ive ordered one of the Amazon fire sticks. Is it easy to set up (im ok with computers and technology but not great). How do I get Saturday Premiership games on it for free?
I ordered one on the 27th of November from Amazon and it still hasn't arrived.
Has yours?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 10, 2015, 01:28:34 PM
Ive ordered one of the Amazon fire sticks. Is it easy to set up (im ok with computers and technology but not great). How do I get Saturday Premiership games on it for free?
I ordered one on the 27th of November from Amazon and it still hasn't arrived.
Has yours?

Was that Black Friday? not specifically a firestick but I saw on another forum someone saying that they had received a refund for some item as Amazon had over committed on the day and hadn't stock to fulfil the orders. The person was willing to wait to get the item at the reduced price when it was back in stock but Amazon weren't playing ball.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on December 10, 2015, 01:29:17 PM
Ive ordered one of the Amazon fire sticks. Is it easy to set up (im ok with computers and technology but not great). How do I get Saturday Premiership games on it for free?
I ordered one on the 27th of November from Amazon and it still hasn't arrived.
Has yours?

I ordered a stick and a box last week and they were both delivered to the house in Belafast on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 14, 2015, 10:47:00 PM
I tried to download kodi to my laptop but it just keeps coming up as a blank zip file and saying application cannot be found. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 14, 2015, 11:03:32 PM
Ive ordered one of the Amazon fire sticks. Is it easy to set up (im ok with computers and technology but not great). How do I get Saturday Premiership games on it for free?
I ordered one on the 27th of November from Amazon and it still hasn't arrived.
Has yours?

Mine arrived today but can't get it set up with the links from the previous page.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on December 14, 2015, 11:15:20 PM
 Ok got the firestick in the post today and it's pre loaded with Kodi and Genesis. I can stream ok now but is there anyway to download it rather than watch via a stream?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 14, 2015, 11:17:56 PM
Ive ordered one of the Amazon fire sticks. Is it easy to set up (im ok with computers and technology but not great). How do I get Saturday Premiership games on it for free?
I ordered one on the 27th of November from Amazon and it still hasn't arrived.
Has yours?

Mine arrived today but can't get it set up with the links from the previous page.
Mine arrived last Friday.
Couldn't get Kodi installed via the laptop at all but found a video on YouTube that tells you how to do it without the need for a PC/laptop.
Working perfect. Watched the Leicester game tonight  on it and it was perfect.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 14, 2015, 11:21:32 PM
Have your a link for the video. Turns out I'm useless with computers after all.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 14, 2015, 11:27:13 PM
https://youtu.be/XSuj7OrAPYw
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 14, 2015, 11:44:03 PM
http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-sideload-apps-like-kodi-onto-the-fire-tv-using-nothing-but-the-fire-tv/

Pretty much the same as laoislads but with written steps for eejits like me that constantly have to stop and rewind the YouTube video :-)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 14, 2015, 11:48:59 PM
Has anyone found a way to get the Kodi icon on the home screen? It's a bit of an arse having to go to settings etc
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 14, 2015, 11:57:35 PM
There used to be a wee app that did it but it stopped working. Found this link and bookmarked it recently but not got round to testing it..

http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-firestarter-on-amazon-fire-tv/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 15, 2015, 12:00:05 AM
Looks good. Will give it a try tomorrow.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 15, 2015, 12:36:24 AM
https://youtu.be/XSuj7OrAPYw

Thanks for that. Got it set up and beast installed too. Great job. Thanks again.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 15, 2015, 07:16:35 AM
Has anyone found a way to get the Kodi icon on the home screen? It's a bit of an arse having to go to settings etc

On the Firestick there is a way that you can associate a double click of the home button to start up Kodi.  That's the way I have it set up.
These are my instructions on how I did it (but I see it involves Firestarter):

On Firestick
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on December 15, 2015, 07:24:57 AM
Is the android boxes better than the firestick?  What is the difference?  What kind of quality are the streams from KODI like on the TV?  Is Live TV good quality on both?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 15, 2015, 08:40:26 AM
You can buy a decent enough android box for as cheap as Ä50.
Would you just go and buy one and play around with it.

Its not going to replace your main TV provider imo but they are great for video on demand via showbox and kodi and also for live sports.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on December 15, 2015, 08:48:19 AM
I tried to download kodi to my laptop but it just keeps coming up as a blank zip file and saying application cannot be found. Any ideas?

I tried for a while myself to get it to work had my head fried, ended up just buying one of the wee boxes for 40 quid great job so far.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Geoff Tipps on December 15, 2015, 10:01:53 AM
You can buy a decent enough android box for as cheap as Ä50.
Would you just go and buy one and play around with it.

Its not going to replace your main TV provider imo but they are great for video on demand via showbox and kodi and also for live sports.

There's on here for about Ä25. As LL said, buy one, play around with it. You don't have to be tech savvy.

http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Smart-TV-BOX-RK3368-2G-16G-KODI-Fully-XBMC-Loaded-Android5-1-Lollipop-Octa-Core-/321946577360?hash=item4af582e9d0:g:D2YAAOSwfZ1WZZtf
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 15, 2015, 10:45:31 AM
I'd be careful of the very cheap units. I had a one and it didn't play Kodi that good.
Something around the Ä50 mark should be fine.
My main one that I use is called a MXIII. You shoud be able find it in eBay for around the Ä50 mark.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on December 16, 2015, 09:54:13 AM
I'd be careful of the very cheap units. I had a one and it didn't play Kodi that good.
Something around the Ä50 mark should be fine.
My main one that I use is called a MXIII. You shoud be able find it in eBay for around the Ä50 mark.

On firestarter you have the option of undating Kodi, which I did from some version 14 to a v16 beta and now its as slow as a wet week. Updated again to the proper version of v16 and its also no better.

Is there any way of regressing on a firestick?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 16, 2015, 10:11:33 AM
i have the stick up and running and am just getting the hang of it. Ive noticed that a lot of the streams don't work (when I click into them they start searching then just stop) when this has happened me quite a few times Kodi actually freezes and wont let me do anything, I have to power of and on. I cleared the data and reinstalled the beast but it still happens. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on December 16, 2015, 10:19:04 AM
i have the stick up and running and am just getting the hang of it. Ive noticed that a lot of the streams don't work (when I click into them they start searching then just stop) when this has happened me quite a few times Kodi actually freezes and wont let me do anything, I have to power of and on. I cleared the data and reinstalled the beast but it still happens. Any ideas?

Hang in there, it does come back, but takes a few minutes, hence the reason I want to regress to an older version.

I thought the same thing was happening when I upgraded Kodi to v16
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 16, 2015, 10:30:48 AM
I'd be careful of the very cheap units. I had a one and it didn't play Kodi that good.
Something around the Ä50 mark should be fine.
My main one that I use is called a MXIII. You shoud be able find it in eBay for around the Ä50 mark.

On firestarter you have the option of undating Kodi, which I did from some version 14 to a v16 beta and now its as slow as a wet week. Updated again to the proper version of v16 and its also no better.

Is there any way of regressing on a firestick?
Just delete it altogether and search for an earlier version of Kodi on google?
There are plenty about if you google.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 16, 2015, 10:52:26 AM
i have the stick up and running and am just getting the hang of it. Ive noticed that a lot of the streams don't work (when I click into them they start searching then just stop) when this has happened me quite a few times Kodi actually freezes and wont let me do anything, I have to power of and on. I cleared the data and reinstalled the beast but it still happens. Any ideas?

I had the Beast installed but felt the FireStick was getting sluggish and unresponsive. After a bit of googling I found a forum where the consensus was that although those Custom Builds are pretty to look at they make Kodi run slowly and have far to many add-ons on them. Ultimately most of those custom builds are built on the main add-ons anyway, Genesis/Phoenix/SportsDevil/UkTurk/Robocop/VDubt25 so I did a fresh install of Kodi and installed 10 or so add-ons and its much better since..


The firestick is a small device with limited processing power so less is probably more in terms of what you put on it.... I also run Kodi on a laptop and still have The Beast on it and it works the best.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: cavan4sam on December 16, 2015, 11:38:13 AM
Does anyone know if you can add the ZEM TV addon into the beast build?

I have the addon installed but it won't play with the beast build. I know its working as I have it on my PC (no beast build) and it works fine there.

Any help would be appreciated
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on December 16, 2015, 11:46:26 AM
I have Genesis installed on the firestick. What would be the best add-on for live sport?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on December 16, 2015, 11:49:06 AM
I have Genesis installed on the firestick. What would be the best add-on for live sport?

I normally use sportsdevil and premier league pass.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 16, 2015, 11:53:37 AM
I have Genesis installed on the firestick. What would be the best add-on for live sport?

I normally use sportsdevil and premier league pass.

These both come in the beast as far as I can see.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 16, 2015, 01:21:27 PM
i have the stick up and running and am just getting the hang of it. Ive noticed that a lot of the streams don't work (when I click into them they start searching then just stop) when this has happened me quite a few times Kodi actually freezes and wont let me do anything, I have to power of and on. I cleared the data and reinstalled the beast but it still happens. Any ideas?

I had the Beast installed but felt the FireStick was getting sluggish and unresponsive. After a bit of googling I found a forum where the consensus was that although those Custom Builds are pretty to look at they make Kodi run slowly and have far to many add-ons on them. Ultimately most of those custom builds are built on the main add-ons anyway, Genesis/Phoenix/SportsDevil/UkTurk/Robocop/VDubt25 so I did a fresh install of Kodi and installed 10 or so add-ons and its much better since..


I agree with that Boycey, but where The Beast wins out is that it saves you having to manually key in the Repositories and then manually adding the add-ons.  The Beast is just super convenient.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 16, 2015, 06:15:57 PM

Mine is constantly freezing when I go to put a film on. Just sits there and does nothing and I have to hit the home button to leave kodi altogether. Is there anything I can do different?
I'd be careful of the very cheap units. I had a one and it didn't play Kodi that good.
Something around the Ä50 mark should be fine.
My main one that I use is called a MXIII. You shoud be able find it in eBay for around the Ä50 mark.

On firestarter you have the option of undating Kodi, which I did from some version 14 to a v16 beta and now its as slow as a wet week. Updated again to the proper version of v16 and its also no better.

Is there any way of regressing on a firestick?
Just delete it altogether and search for an earlier version of Kodi on google?
There are plenty about if you google.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 16, 2015, 07:16:12 PM
Mine is constantly freezing when I go to put a film on. Just sits there and does nothing and I have to hit the home button to leave kodi altogether. Is there anything I can do different?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on December 16, 2015, 07:53:30 PM
Can anyone recommend a decent box and somewhere to get it - want to get a second one..cheers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 17, 2015, 08:14:22 PM
Anyone else struggling with Genesis links recently?

Pretty much always getting "No streams available".

I wonder is it an IP geoblock thing or perhaps has Kodi / Genesis become so popular that it's causing the problems.  Any users have any insights?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 17, 2015, 09:07:43 PM
Anyone else struggling with Genesis links recently?

Pretty much always getting "No streams available".

I wonder is it an IP geoblock thing or perhaps has Kodi / Genesis become so popular that it's causing the problems.  Any users have any insights?

I'm having serious problems getting anything to work. Either no streams or nothing happens when I hit the select button ie bt sport Europe won't come on at all. I'm about to f**k it out the window. Piece of shit.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on December 17, 2015, 09:19:01 PM
Anyone else struggling with Genesis links recently?

Pretty much always getting "No streams available".

I wonder is it an IP geoblock thing or perhaps has Kodi / Genesis become so popular that it's causing the problems.  Any users have any insights?

I'm having serious problems getting anything to work. Either no streams or nothing happens when I hit the select button ie bt sport Europe won't come on at all. I'm about to f**k it out the window. Piece of shit.

Moi aussi
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 17, 2015, 09:20:48 PM
Anyone else struggling with Genesis links recently?

Pretty much always getting "No streams available".

I wonder is it an IP geoblock thing or perhaps has Kodi / Genesis become so popular that it's causing the problems.  Any users have any insights?

I'm having serious problems getting anything to work. Either no streams or nothing happens when I hit the select button ie bt sport Europe won't come on at all. I'm about to f**k it out the window. Piece of shit.

I told you the other day what was wrong with it... There is now a Beast light I think it you want to stay with custom builds...

The TV channels are notoriously unreliable even at the best of times.

My experience of Kodi in general is that its top notch for tv shows, films and Premier League footy and a bit hit and miss for anything else. Its certainly not a viable alternative to SKY if that's what you want.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 17, 2015, 09:34:23 PM
That's all I want it for. Movies tv shows and football but i can't get any to work. It keeps freezing and kicking me out to the main amazon menu. How to I get the beast light. I know I'm a pain in the hole but I'm thick.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: themac_23 on December 17, 2015, 10:09:29 PM
That's all I want it for. Movies tv shows and football but i can't get any to work. It keeps freezing and kicking me out to the main amazon menu. How to I get the beast light. I know I'm a pain in the hole but I'm thick.

Getting similar problems, I'm awful with technology so bought a pre loaded fire stick with the beast installed last week. it was working great until today now i cant get anything, getting no streams available or search timed out
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 17, 2015, 10:14:58 PM
That's all I want it for. Movies tv shows and football but i can't get any to work. It keeps freezing and kicking me out to the main amazon menu. How to I get the beast light. I know I'm a pain in the hole but I'm thick.

I'm far from an expert myself but happy to relay my own experiences with it. I also kept getting tossed back to main Amazon menu when I was on The Beast I took it that the FireStick was struggling to cope cause like I said it has limited processing power. I just reverted to plain old Kodi and the add-ons I listed on the previous page and its working fine for me. I still have The Beast on a Laptop and it works fine too...

This guy here https://seo-michael.co.uk/the-beast-build-for-kodi/ is always fairly good for all things Kodi. If you read down he says If this build is a bit heavy for your device then try out the Nemesis build which is more lightweight but has everything you need.

I've never tried it but if you want to stay with Custom Builds I'd try that Nemesis Build. You can do a fresh start from within The Beast. I'd do that and then download Nemesis and follow the same steps you did when originally installing The Beast.

Whats the worst that can happen :-)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 17, 2015, 10:31:35 PM
I installed the beast lite. Its The same. I then installed nemesis and it was just a blank screen.  :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 17, 2015, 11:40:04 PM
I installed the beast lite. Its The same. I then installed nemesis and it was just a blank screen.  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Open the back door and fire it as far away as you can  ;D

Only other thing else I can suggest to you is go back a stage further and uninstall Kodi and reinstall it and before you try The Beast try Genesis or Phoenix as a standalone add on and see does it work. If they still  don't work then I'd say  ur Stick is fuckd..

On the bright side you will be an expert in this soon
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 18, 2015, 09:01:37 AM
I installed the beast lite. Its The same. I then installed nemesis and it was just a blank screen.  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Open the back door and fire it as far away as you can  ;D

Only other thing else I can suggest to you is go back a stage further and uninstall Kodi and reinstall it and before you try The Beast try Genesis or Phoenix as a standalone add on and see does it work. If they still  don't work then I'd say  ur Stick is fuckd..

On the bright side you will be an expert in this soon

Honest to f**k, Ive spent the last 3 nights trying to set this up. Ive uninstalled Kodi 3 times and reinstalled it, Ive unistalled the beast 4 times (does the beast lite look identical to the beast). Maybe I'm expecting too much from it.

When I go into a movie and click on the link and it says no stream im fine with that, its when you click on one and it starts searching and gets too about 70% then just disappears off the screen, not giving you any further info as to whats happening.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 18, 2015, 09:09:32 AM
The firestick I bought is working perfect with beast installed.
What WiFi speeds are you getting? I have about 70mbps over WiFi.

I also clear the cache everytime I turn Kodi on.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 18, 2015, 09:20:29 AM
The firestick I bought is working perfect with beast installed.
What WiFi speeds are you getting? I have about 70mbps over WiFi.

I also clear the cache everytime I turn Kodi on.

I get about 20mbps. Ive noticed mine seems to be holding a lot of data, it had over 1GB last night.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JohnDenver on December 18, 2015, 09:31:23 AM
Came across something called "Ares Wizard" - give it a search to see some videos or reviews. 

Have tested it out and seems like a good idea - Basically you install it like you would the Beast or any other build - but it isn't an actual build itself.  Once installed, it gives you the options to install various different builds with the click of a button (no entering addressed) which it has rated by downloads etc.

It also has a built in maintenance option, which runs automatically when you open Kodi each time and gives you a prompt whether you need to clear cache or purge packages.

I am trying out the "SpinzTv premium lite" build at the moment I think it's called and it looks a decent alternative to the beast.

You can also choose to add individual addons instead of a build as such, if you want to keep the memory down.

The good thing is, that within the maintenance option, you can then force a "fresh start" which wipes Kodi of everything except the "Ares Wizard" itself - which allows you to try out a different build without having to manually enter new repos or addresses.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 18, 2015, 09:46:42 AM
The firestick I bought is working perfect with beast installed.
What WiFi speeds are you getting? I have about 70mbps over WiFi.

I also clear the cache everytime I turn Kodi on.

I get about 20mbps. Ive noticed mine seems to be holding a lot of data, it had over 1GB last night.

20megs is loads, 1gb of data probably means you have 2 versions of The Beast installed on it as I think it's roughly half a gig in size.. It's different memory than is used for processing anyway.. Did you try one standalone add-on?

Laoislad my stick worked for ages before it displayed the symptoms Up The Middle is describing but a Google search makes me think it's a definite issue..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on December 18, 2015, 09:52:54 AM
Lads, I can't stress enough.  Try the Black Box Build.  I posted about it a couple of pages back.

Never have a problem!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 18, 2015, 09:59:22 AM
Lads, I can't stress enough.  Try the Black Box Build.  I posted about it a couple of pages back.

Never have a problem!

Im definitely going to install it tonight.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 18, 2015, 10:41:24 AM
Lads, I can't stress enough.  Try the Black Box Build.  I posted about it a couple of pages back.

Never have a problem!

I've seen it mentioned when reading forums alright as something that might be a good alternative.

 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 19, 2015, 09:13:54 AM
Ignoring the build, are Genesis streams working for anyone?

No matter what I try to play the last few days I get "No streams available"
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 19, 2015, 10:40:20 AM
Ignoring the build, are Genesis streams working for anyone?

No matter what I try to play the last few days I get "No streams available"

I saw on another Forum last night that it wasn't being supported anymore.. Its happened a couple of times before I think but the guy usually relents and updates it. Stream all the sources is decent alternative but from memory u have to fill in one of those captchas every time u watch something which is a ballache on a Firestick
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 19, 2015, 01:20:18 PM
Found this video where Husham talks about possible replacement add-ons for Genesis, so may be of some use:

http://www.husham.com/is-gensis-rip-best-addons-to-replace-genesis-movies-shows-kodi-xbmc-2015/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 19, 2015, 01:23:51 PM
BTW, is there a site that lists which repositories each add-on lives in?

So if you didn't want to install The Beast how do you actually go about installing all of the add-ons that you should  get?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on December 19, 2015, 02:44:13 PM
Ignoring the build, are Genesis streams working for anyone?

No matter what I try to play the last few days I get "No streams available"

I saw on another Forum last night that it wasn't being supported anymore.. Its happened a couple of times before I think but the guy usually relents and updates it. Stream all the sources is decent alternative but from memory u have to fill in one of those captchas every time u watch something which is a ballache on a Firestick

Genesis is working for me, just checked.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 19, 2015, 04:43:57 PM
Premier League Pass working excellently on the firestick today.
Watching Everton Leicester in full HD.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 19, 2015, 05:18:03 PM
Ignoring the build, are Genesis streams working for anyone?

No matter what I try to play the last few days I get "No streams available"

I saw on another Forum last night that it wasn't being supported anymore.. Its happened a couple of times before I think but the guy usually relents and updates it. Stream all the sources is decent alternative but from memory u have to fill in one of those captchas every time u watch something which is a ballache on a Firestick

Genesis is working for me, just checked.

Mine is too, but if he has stopped supporting it it'll grind to a halt over time...

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 19, 2015, 06:33:49 PM
Ignoring the build, are Genesis streams working for anyone?

No matter what I try to play the last few days I get "No streams available"

I saw on another Forum last night that it wasn't being supported anymore.. Its happened a couple of times before I think but the guy usually relents and updates it. Stream all the sources is decent alternative but from memory u have to fill in one of those captchas every time u watch something which is a ballache on a Firestick

Genesis is working for me, just checked.

Mine is too, but if he has stopped supporting it it'll grind to a halt over time...

Could you give me an example of a working one so I can check on mine.  I couldn't even get Santa Claus: The Movie working today on Genesis (or SALTS for that matter).
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 19, 2015, 07:15:45 PM
Ignoring the build, are Genesis streams working for anyone?

No matter what I try to play the last few days I get "No streams available"

I saw on another Forum last night that it wasn't being supported anymore.. Its happened a couple of times before I think but the guy usually relents and updates it. Stream all the sources is decent alternative but from memory u have to fill in one of those captchas every time u watch something which is a ballache on a Firestick

Genesis is working for me, just checked.

Mine is too, but if he has stopped supporting it it'll grind to a halt over time...

Could you give me an example of a working one so I can check on mine.  I couldn't even get Santa Claus: The Movie working today on Genesis (or SALTS for that matter).

I only have the few add-ons currently installed so I can't vouch for what's working Genesis has been servicing all my tv/film needs. Showbox and Icefilms??? sp. are two I used in the past..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on December 21, 2015, 08:51:25 AM
Lads, I can't stress enough.  Try the Black Box Build.  I posted about it a couple of pages back.

Never have a problem!

Downloaded it over the weekend. Great job, has sorted all my issues.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on December 21, 2015, 09:28:03 AM
Happy days!

Search for the Black Box facebook group.  Some good hints etc. to keep everything cleaned up.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 22, 2015, 07:16:57 PM
What add-ons are included in the Black Box bulild?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: manfromdelmonte on December 22, 2015, 09:02:06 PM
What sort of speeds are you working off for these Android boxes?

I have 6-8 mbps, I'm considering getting one
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on December 22, 2015, 09:05:32 PM
What sort of speeds are you working off for these Android boxes?

I have 6-8 mbps, I'm considering getting one

My speed would be fairly similar delmonte and I've zero trouble casting from movie HD and Showbox to my chromecast running 1080 movies / shows.  Shouldn't be an issue with the box slotting directly in
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on December 23, 2015, 09:29:21 AM
What add-ons are included in the Black Box bulild?

All the main ones Joe.

Genesis, Phoenix, Sports Devil, Robocop, UK Turks, etc etc.

It just seems to be a cleaner build which takes up less space.

There's an adult version, kids version, Christmas version etc.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 23, 2015, 11:29:21 AM
Cheers all.

I removed The Beast this morning and installed BlackBox and I have to say that I'm hugely impressed.  I find that there are more working links to movies and the sports channels than there were with The Beast on my Firestick.

As The Beast had already installed Ares Wizard it meant that it was really easy to remove The Beast and install BlackBox from within Ares.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JohnDenver on December 23, 2015, 11:41:17 AM
I see the Beast has actually released a slimmed down version which he has aimed at the likes of the firestick - roughly 155MB, v1.5
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Abble on December 23, 2015, 11:55:48 AM
Cheers all.

I removed The Beast this morning and installed BlackBox and I have to say that I'm hugely impressed.  I find that there are more working links to movies and the sports channels than there were with The Beast on my Firestick.

As The Beast had already installed Ares Wizard it meant that it was really easy to remove The Beast and install BlackBox from within Ares.

I did something very similar to yourself and must say that is a great call by the Gs man with regard to the black box setup, very hard to find fault
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 23, 2015, 11:59:20 AM
I put that black box build on the firestick last night just to try it out.
I played an episode of the big bang theory and it must have taken 5 minutes to find a source for me to play,on the beast build it was almost instant.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Abble on December 23, 2015, 12:22:01 PM
I put that black box build on the firestick last night just to try it out.
I played an episode of the big bang theory and it must have taken 5 minutes to find a source for me to play,on the beast build it was almost instant.

was it amazon firestick build that you used LL ?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 23, 2015, 12:23:32 PM
No just the normal build.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Abble on December 23, 2015, 12:31:17 PM
I asked because i noticed on the install wizard for blackbox that i used, it had maybe about 7 different builds that i could choose between. mine was windows build but i did notice a build specific for amazon firetv
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Norf Tyrone on December 26, 2015, 07:03:26 PM
Completely useless at this stuff but installed kodi 15.2 alright.

How to install the beast now? Is there a fools guide?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: shezam on December 26, 2015, 07:25:36 PM
Anyone have the source they used for blackbox?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 26, 2015, 07:59:04 PM
Came across something called "Ares Wizard" - give it a search to see some videos or reviews. 

Have tested it out and seems like a good idea - Basically you install it like you would the Beast or any other build - but it isn't an actual build itself.  Once installed, it gives you the options to install various different builds with the click of a button (no entering addressed) which it has rated by downloads etc.

It also has a built in maintenance option, which runs automatically when you open Kodi each time and gives you a prompt whether you need to clear cache or purge packages.

I am trying out the "SpinzTv premium lite" build at the moment I think it's called and it looks a decent alternative to the beast.

You can also choose to add individual addons instead of a build as such, if you want to keep the memory down.

The good thing is, that within the maintenance option, you can then force a "fresh start" which wipes Kodi of everything except the "Ares Wizard" itself - which allows you to try out a different build without having to manually enter new repos or addresses.


Best bit of advice I've seen in this thread, try it Norf Tyrone.

http://youtu.be/1XohB3XoZww

Just a note, a few people have been having issues with The Beast and BlackBox has been put up as a viable alternative
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Norf Tyrone on December 27, 2015, 01:18:39 AM
Thanks Boycey and John Denver. Ill give that a craic tomorrow.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 27, 2015, 08:31:57 AM
The video in this link may be helpful. 
http://www.dimitrology.com/2015/12/13/how-to-install-blackbox-build-on-kodi-working-iptv-stalker-and-full-review/

The last couple of minutes of the video explain how to install Ares Wizard and then BlackBox from there.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: pullhard on December 29, 2015, 06:51:10 PM
What the thoughts on one of these yokes https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-tv-dvd-cameras/amazon-firestick-kodi-fire-stick-kodi-/1147192690 ?

Do can you watch the tv series on them?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 29, 2015, 07:07:49 PM
What the thoughts on one of these yokes https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-tv-dvd-cameras/amazon-firestick-kodi-fire-stick-kodi-/1147192690 ?

Do can you watch the tv series on them?

Well a Firestick costs £35, so you are paying the other £20 for somebody to do something that you could do yourself in around about an hour.  So i guess it depends on how you value your time or whether you like learning stuff like that yourself.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: pullhard on December 29, 2015, 07:14:34 PM
time is highly valued. would it work with that Netflix? or game of thrones channel?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 29, 2015, 07:32:42 PM
Having both a firestick and an Android box I don't see any real reason to get a firestick over the android box.
It's easier load apps and install stuff like kodi on the Android box.
I got the firestick because it was cheap on black Friday and don't get me wrong it works well  but the android box I have works just as well but is far more user friendly imo.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: pullhard on December 29, 2015, 08:30:48 PM
Have you a link for an android box?

Can you get the tv series on them?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 29, 2015, 09:10:48 PM
Have you a link for an android box?

Can you get the tv series on them?
There's loads out there.  Mine is called a MXIII.
You'll find it on eBay, I think there is a newer version now though.
Yes you can watch all the TV series on them via Showbox and Kodi plus all the sports.
I'm watching Leicester  v Man City now on mine in full HD.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: pullhard on December 29, 2015, 09:27:41 PM
Looks like a great job. Does it require much setting up? My boardband is around 2mbs would this be enough?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 29, 2015, 09:44:24 PM
Looks like a great job. Does it require much setting up? My boardband is around 2mbs would this be enough?
Pretty easy set up.
I really don't know if your broadband is enough, mine is 200mbps wired so is plenty obviously!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on December 30, 2015, 09:29:45 AM
Looks like a great job. Does it require much setting up? My boardband is around 2mbs would this be enough?

I've approx 1.6Mbs and the fire stick is fine for SD films, tv shows etc, etc, live football can be a bit hit or miss. HD films buffet though
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 30, 2015, 10:05:18 AM
Looks like a great job. Does it require much setting up? My boardband is around 2mbs would this be enough?

I've approx 1.6Mbs and the fire stick is fine for SD films, tv shows etc, etc, live football can be a bit hit or miss. HD films buffet though
Is the 1.6mps what's coming into your house or what's over WiFi?
I have 200mbps coming  into house but it drops to around  70mbps over WiFi so your 1.6mbps probably drops before it hits the firestick over WiFi.
Just asking because if you had an Android box that you plugged straight into your modem then you might have enough for HD shows or live sport.
Same for pullhard, doesn't Netflix only need 2mbps or something to play so I'm sure it should be enough for the likes of showbox or kodi.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on December 30, 2015, 12:32:44 PM
Got a box of Amazon pre Christmas and just sorting it out now, money well spent indeed. I use the Kodi add ons and the football streams and film are fantastic
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: pullhard on December 30, 2015, 01:08:07 PM
Which box did you get?

Loads of them
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on December 30, 2015, 01:35:05 PM
Thisun https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00WIDHWI0/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awd_QfNCwbBX9AYJ1
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 02, 2016, 12:32:19 PM
Set the Black Box up on my Fire TV last night and all working well. Paid for a 1 month subscription to try out sports nation as had heard mixed reviews. Working perfectly in HD. However, when I turned on this morning, Kodi started up fresh - no sign of the Black Box installation, couldn't see any of the add ons. It was still installed as I could see it in the settings but I couldn't launch it at all. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 02, 2016, 01:16:29 PM
Set the Black Box up on my Fire TV last night and all working well. Paid for a 1 month subscription to try out sports nation as had heard mixed reviews. Working perfectly in HD. However, when I turned on this morning, Kodi started up fresh - no sign of the Black Box installation, couldn't see any of the add ons. It was still installed as I could see it in the settings but I couldn't launch it at all. Any ideas?

Strange that..

try posting on their Facebook group

TheBlackBoxOSTV
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on January 02, 2016, 01:40:14 PM
Premier League pass buffering like mad for me today. Had to switch back to Sportsdevil.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: StGallsGAA on January 02, 2016, 02:02:48 PM
Phoenix live TV working fine
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 02, 2016, 06:34:54 PM
Premier League pass buffering like mad for me today. Had to switch back to Sportsdevil.

Yeah, same for me re Premier Pass today
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 04, 2016, 01:11:05 PM
First weekend over and done with and very happy with it. Sports Mania looks great. I've 300mbps fibre so no issue streaming HD. It was absolutely perfect HD for the NFL last night.

What does everyone use for streaming live "regular" tv? Have gone through a good few of them already and while fine, haven't come across anything "great" just yet.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on January 04, 2016, 02:04:10 PM
First weekend over and done with and very happy with it. Sports Mania looks great. I've 300mbps fibre so no issue streaming HD. It was absolutely perfect HD for the NFL last night.

What does everyone use for streaming live "regular" tv? Have gone through a good few of them already and while fine, haven't come across anything "great" just yet.

are you not depending more on the kit which is facilitating the stream and what it's capacity is more so on what your own broadband speed is?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on January 04, 2016, 02:13:11 PM
What's the best set up to do on a Amazon stick. I have a pre-loaded one but it's buffering like mad. Someone mentioned a Black box lite? Will it make much difference if I change the spec?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 04, 2016, 02:23:00 PM
Well, some people were posting earlier about having 1-2 MB which obvs would have difficulties with HD streaming. I'm running it on the new Fire TV, so I shouldn't have any hardware issues.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on January 04, 2016, 02:29:07 PM
First weekend over and done with and very happy with it. Sports Mania looks great. I've 300mbps fibre so no issue streaming HD. It was absolutely perfect HD for the NFL last night.

What does everyone use for streaming live "regular" tv? Have gone through a good few of them already and while fine, haven't come across anything "great" just yet.

I use Dextertv for live TV, it has all I need on it, the Irish channels, NFL Redzone etc.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on January 04, 2016, 02:42:00 PM
Used these two links to help me install Kodi and The Black box on a Firestick yesterday, it took me 10 mins.
https://youtu.be/R8nEkwFuRI8
http://www.aftvnews.com/how-to-sideload-apps-like-kodi-onto-the-fire-tv-using-nothing-but-the-fire-tv/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: blewuporstuffed on January 04, 2016, 02:44:28 PM
Is the Amazon fire TV box worth getting over the fire stick?
its about twice the price  :-\
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on January 04, 2016, 03:06:23 PM
Well, some people were posting earlier about having 1-2 MB which obvs would have difficulties with HD streaming. I'm running it on the new Fire TV, so I shouldn't have any hardware issues.

I was thinking more of the hardware hosting the stream , its capacity and the like as, opposed to your own kit Gallsman. Having fast broadband and good kit at home obviously helps
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 04, 2016, 03:15:01 PM
Ah, I getcha. Of course, anything like this with dodgy streams is entirely dependent on the broadcaster and it's not as if can take them to Ofcom if any issues!

I have the Fire TV for the wired connection and the 4k processing. Have the Fire stick for travelling/occasionally moving room if a TV channel conflict.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 04, 2016, 04:35:03 PM
Came across something called "Ares Wizard" - give it a search to see some videos or reviews. 

Have tested it out and seems like a good idea - Basically you install it like you would the Beast or any other build - but it isn't an actual build itself.  Once installed, it gives you the options to install various different builds with the click of a button (no entering addressed) which it has rated by downloads etc.

It also has a built in maintenance option, which runs automatically when you open Kodi each time and gives you a prompt whether you need to clear cache or purge packages.

I am trying out the "SpinzTv premium lite" build at the moment I think it's called and it looks a decent alternative to the beast.

You can also choose to add individual addons instead of a build as such, if you want to keep the memory down.

The good thing is, that within the maintenance option, you can then force a "fresh start" which wipes Kodi of everything except the "Ares Wizard" itself - which allows you to try out a different build without having to manually enter new repos or addresses.


Best bit of advice I've seen in this thread, try it Norf Tyrone.

http://youtu.be/1XohB3XoZww

Just a note, a few people have been having issues with The Beast and BlackBox has been put up as a viable alternative

Lads- Ive installed Ares but when I get to this screen is not allowing me to install any build.


https://googledrive.com/host/0B-9ewpmLdTHqd2ZMVHM3Njc5V2M

It flashes up "downloading The Black Box" for literally 1/4 second but nothing happens.

Anyone any ideas?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 04, 2016, 05:26:36 PM
Came across something called "Ares Wizard" - give it a search to see some videos or reviews. 

Have tested it out and seems like a good idea - Basically you install it like you would the Beast or any other build - but it isn't an actual build itself.  Once installed, it gives you the options to install various different builds with the click of a button (no entering addressed) which it has rated by downloads etc.

It also has a built in maintenance option, which runs automatically when you open Kodi each time and gives you a prompt whether you need to clear cache or purge packages.

I am trying out the "SpinzTv premium lite" build at the moment I think it's called and it looks a decent alternative to the beast.

You can also choose to add individual addons instead of a build as such, if you want to keep the memory down.

The good thing is, that within the maintenance option, you can then force a "fresh start" which wipes Kodi of everything except the "Ares Wizard" itself - which allows you to try out a different build without having to manually enter new repos or addresses.


Best bit of advice I've seen in this thread, try it Norf Tyrone.

http://youtu.be/1XohB3XoZww

Just a note, a few people have been having issues with The Beast and BlackBox has been put up as a viable alternative

Lads- Ive installed Ares but when I get to this screen is not allowing me to install any build.


https://googledrive.com/host/0B-9ewpmLdTHqd2ZMVHM3Njc5V2M

It flashes up "downloading The Black Box" for literally 1/4 second but nothing happens.

Anyone any ideas?

 http://www.mskodisolutions.com/ares-wizard/

That page seems to suggest that their servers are struggling to cope with the demand, if you scroll down to last couple of posts which were yesterday it says early in the morning is the best time to try...

This is the inherent trouble with Kodi nothing stays the same and what was good advice a couple of weeks ago now mightn't work
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 04, 2016, 06:14:03 PM
Thanks Boycey. I'll try it late tonight/ early tomorrow to see the craic.


Does anyone know if I delete Kodi will Ares go too? If I can't get it up and going I'll do that and reinstall from scratch to see if that works.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 05, 2016, 09:30:33 AM
A new ares 2.2 came out overnight which accordinh to the forums appears to gave worked. I can get it to go but that's due to issues particular to me. However I did get The Black Box running so will continue to futter about. Thanks for the help.

[url]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_seHk6gyXI/[url]
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Christmas Lights on January 05, 2016, 12:39:12 PM
http://youtu.be/VhvbDY1Ee2k (http://youtu.be/VhvbDY1Ee2k)

I uploaded this at the weekend to the Kodi on my Fire Stick.  Really good so far.  full TV menu, all the USA channels and UK channels and some movies for streaming.  Not to mention a Full channel dedicated to Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy etc  :D

Pleased so far.  I cant seem to get the blackbox build to download on my stick though, is it any good?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 05, 2016, 12:43:54 PM
http://youtu.be/VhvbDY1Ee2k (http://youtu.be/VhvbDY1Ee2k)

I uploaded this at the weekend to the Kodi on my Fire Stick.  Really good so far.  full TV menu, all the USA channels and UK channels and some movies for streaming.  Not to mention a Full channel dedicated to Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy etc  :D

Pleased so far.  I cant seem to get the blackbox build to download on my stick though, is it any good?

I got the black box onto my fire stick no bother. Make sure you install the black box build rather then the fire build.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 05, 2016, 02:50:16 PM
http://youtu.be/VhvbDY1Ee2k (http://youtu.be/VhvbDY1Ee2k)

I uploaded this at the weekend to the Kodi on my Fire Stick.  Really good so far.  full TV menu, all the USA channels and UK channels and some movies for streaming.  Not to mention a Full channel dedicated to Simpsons, South Park, Family Guy etc  :D

Pleased so far.  I cant seem to get the blackbox build to download on my stick though, is it any good?

At a glance bar the sport I'd say what you have is the more or less the same as blackbox. The TV guide looks very similar.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on January 05, 2016, 03:01:28 PM
dumped The Beast installed the latest version of The Black Box. I used the link below:

http://tutorial-iptv-xbmc.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/the-black-box-build-wizard-add-on-for.html?m=1

Wee query if anyone can help. The last few pics of the Black Box install guide, it has the add-ons laid out in nice category menus, mine however (same as the beast) are all listed together on the left hand side of the screen. Its no biggy, but if it can be tweaked, great
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 05, 2016, 03:12:28 PM
dumped The Beast installed the latest version of The Black Box. I used the link below:

http://tutorial-iptv-xbmc.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/the-black-box-build-wizard-add-on-for.html?m=1

Wee query if anyone can help. The last few pics of the Black Box install guide, it has the add-ons laid out in nice category menus, mine however (same as the beast) are all listed together on the left hand side of the screen. Its no biggy, but if it can be tweaked, great

Strange - mine installs as it is in the photos. Just looks like a skin over Kodi.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on January 05, 2016, 03:52:57 PM
dumped The Beast installed the latest version of The Black Box. I used the link below:

http://tutorial-iptv-xbmc.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/the-black-box-build-wizard-add-on-for.html?m=1

Wee query if anyone can help. The last few pics of the Black Box install guide, it has the add-ons laid out in nice category menus, mine however (same as the beast) are all listed together on the left hand side of the screen. Its no biggy, but if it can be tweaked, great

Strange - mine installs as it is in the photos. Just looks like a skin over Kodi.

There is about 5 different installs when you go to install it after you've added the addon,  latest,  previous,  custom and a couple of others,  can you mind which one?  I ran the latest.  Good man
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 05, 2016, 04:43:48 PM
Yep, always the latest build.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 06, 2016, 12:07:02 PM
DexterTV down for me today. Anyone else got same problem?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on January 06, 2016, 01:29:48 PM
Yep, always the latest build.

galls, just went into the 'skins' section under 'appearance' and changed the skin type. Looks like the pics now and is much more user friendly. Good job
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 06, 2016, 09:03:18 PM
DexterTV down for me today. Anyone else got same problem?

Just seen this on their Facebook page:
January 6 Update: For many people, DexterTV appears to be down. More importantly however, there is a major security flaw that is exposing users email addresses and passwords. For obvious reasons, we are not going to share the exploit. It is recommended that you change your passwords immediately or delete your account until it is resolved.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 06, 2016, 10:31:11 PM
How would one do that? When I try to log in on their website, I'm being told no active account exists
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Link on January 13, 2016, 09:40:44 AM
Bought the firestick at the weekend there. Friend loaded kodi with the beast 1.4.1 onto it, I've now updated this to beast 1.5.

Premier League pass was very good last night for the soccer and I've used Genesis for a few TV shows. TNPB seems to have a nice set up for films but I haven't played around with it too much.

Not bad for £35.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on January 13, 2016, 02:10:12 PM
Bought the firestick at the weekend there. Friend loaded kodi with the beast 1.4.1 onto it, I've now updated this to beast 1.5.

Premier League pass was very good last night for the soccer and I've used Genesis for a few TV shows. TNPB seems to have a nice set up for films but I haven't played around with it too much.

Not bad for £35.

Great job, best £25 I have ever spent.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on January 13, 2016, 03:11:53 PM
Bought the firestick at the weekend there. Friend loaded kodi with the beast 1.4.1 onto it, I've now updated this to beast 1.5.

Premier League pass was very good last night for the soccer and I've used Genesis for a few TV shows. TNPB seems to have a nice set up for films but I haven't played around with it too much.

Not bad for £35.

Great job, best £25 I have ever spent.
You've never been in Amsterdam so.....
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on January 13, 2016, 04:49:11 PM
Bought the firestick at the weekend there. Friend loaded kodi with the beast 1.4.1 onto it, I've now updated this to beast 1.5.

Premier League pass was very good last night for the soccer and I've used Genesis for a few TV shows. TNPB seems to have a nice set up for films but I haven't played around with it too much.

Not bad for £35.

Great job, best £25 I have ever spent.
You've never been in Amsterdam so.....

£25 for 15 seconds sounds steep
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on January 15, 2016, 08:56:38 AM
somehow on Genesis movies last night i downloaded a film onto my firestick, but how do I now play the bloody thing?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Christmas Lights on January 15, 2016, 09:55:06 AM
wiped my Kodi last night, is the beast or blackbox the way to go?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on January 15, 2016, 11:00:13 AM
Can't fault Black Box!

Very clean and doesn't use a lot of space.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on January 15, 2016, 11:28:40 AM
Can't fault Black Box!

Very clean and doesn't use a lot of space.

The beast caused me a lot of problems, changed to The black box and its been brilliant.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: maddog on January 20, 2016, 10:43:43 AM
Going to take the plunge and get the Android box. Can rte/tg4 be accessed through it ?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 20, 2016, 12:44:43 PM
Going to take the plunge and get the Android box. Can rte/tg4 be accessed through it ?

Can't remember which add on has it but I've watched RTE1, 2 and TG4. Quality isn't perfect but perfectly watchable.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: maddog on January 20, 2016, 01:03:52 PM
Going to take the plunge and get the Android box. Can rte/tg4 be accessed through it ?

Can't remember which add on has it but I've watched RTE1, 2 and TG4. Quality isn't perfect but perfectly watchable.

Cheers Gallsman - good to know
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: blewuporstuffed on January 29, 2016, 03:36:46 PM
Do you all just run The black box on an Amazon Fire stick or is there any advantage to getting on of the android boxes?
I just got my broadband speed sorted out, so gonna take the jump into Kodi
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on January 29, 2016, 03:51:52 PM
Wired connections are normally better.  i.e. cable straight from your box to your router.  You can't do that with a firestick.

However, I still use a firestick and it does the job on a good broadband speed.  30 mbps I'm getting.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: blewuporstuffed on January 29, 2016, 03:56:32 PM
Wired connections are normally better.  i.e. cable straight from your box to your router.  You can't do that with a firestick.

However, I still use a firestick and it does the job on a good broadband speed.  30 mbps I'm getting.
im not getting anywhere near that, im getting something like6.5mb now (it wasn't working at all before)
Is that going to be good enough to stream stuff on Kodi?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on January 29, 2016, 04:05:21 PM
They say anything over 6 mbps should be enough for streaming, however, if you're on a Firestick you'll inevitably lose some of that over your Wi-Fi.  So I'd recommend a box in this case.

It might be good enough to stream films etc but live sports may buffer on the speed you're getting.

But don't quote me on it!  :-)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: seanf on January 29, 2016, 08:55:43 PM
whats the best addon for watching rte from abroad?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on January 30, 2016, 03:42:07 PM
I have a amzon stick with Kodi - Can anyone point out where I can get setanta Ireland on it
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Two Hands FFS on January 30, 2016, 07:16:35 PM
I have a amzon stick with Kodi - Can anyone point out where I can get setanta Ireland on it
I would appreciate this too??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on January 30, 2016, 07:34:09 PM
I have a amzon stick with Kodi - Can anyone point out where I can get setanta Ireland on it
I would appreciate this too??

Searched the Beast,  no sign
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: STREET FIGHTER on January 30, 2016, 07:45:53 PM
I have a amzon stick with Kodi - Can anyone point out where I can get setanta Ireland on it

Setanta doesn't seem to operate well on it for some reason
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jules on January 30, 2016, 08:14:56 PM
Too late for you tonight but download this onto your android device or box. Used to be an addon on Kodi but now a separate app. UKTV Now, has everything on it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SM4lHlM_2dk
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on January 30, 2016, 08:20:34 PM
I have a amzon stick with Kodi - Can anyone point out where I can get setanta Ireland on it

Setanta doesn't seem to operate well on it for some reason

I have a great stream of the Dublin Kerry game, it's on the Woody addon>all sports>antenna setanta
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on February 01, 2016, 09:07:44 AM
I wiped the firestick the other night and tried to reinstall the black box, however none of the sources I have tried work. I also downloaded the Ares wizard to get it from there, its not there any more nor is the beast. Anybody any ideas of a different build I could use or a source that works for The black box?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 01, 2016, 10:24:05 AM
I wiped the firestick the other night and tried to reinstall the black box, however none of the sources I have tried work. I also downloaded the Ares wizard to get it from there, its not there any more nor is the beast. Anybody any ideas of a different build I could use or a source that works for The black box?

Why did you wipe the stick? Check their Facebook or twitter page if they have one, should have the latest URL for the repo.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: blewuporstuffed on February 01, 2016, 10:40:48 AM
Don't tell me this has been taken down! I just ordered a Fire stick at the weekend  :-\
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on February 01, 2016, 10:50:00 AM
As of yesterday, The Black Box is no more apparently.  Think the guy that developed it was getting some stick from Sky etc.

But it's being replaced by something called Paradox which is very similar.

A quick youtube search should throw up the instructions on how to download.

Or search for "The Black Box Forum" on google and sign up.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on February 01, 2016, 12:10:12 PM
I wiped the firestick the other night and tried to reinstall the black box, however none of the sources I have tried work. I also downloaded the Ares wizard to get it from there, its not there any more nor is the beast. Anybody any ideas of a different build I could use or a source that works for The black box?

Why did you wipe the stick? Check their Facebook or twitter page if they have one, should have the latest URL for the repo.

Somebody was messing with it and wiped everything including Kodi. Liked the Black box build and now cant get it back.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Christmas Lights on February 01, 2016, 12:35:02 PM
I have a amzon stick with Kodi - Can anyone point out where I can get setanta Ireland on it

Setanta doesn't seem to operate well on it for some reason

I have a great stream of the Dublin Kerry game, it's on the Woody addon>all sports>antenna setanta

I was the same, great stream.  Dont tell anyone thought, the less people that know and are watching the better for us  :D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: ziggy90 on February 07, 2016, 12:53:07 PM
Got one of those android boxes and all working well except for the Irish channels - the ones I really wanted it for. Has anyone any advice on how to get these (Woody's not working for some reason)? Cheers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 07, 2016, 02:12:57 PM
Anyone able to recommend a good add-on for BBC in HD ahead of the rugby?

Stallion IPTV appears to suggest it has BBC HD as a premium option, but I can't see any way to subscribe.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: StGallsGAA on February 07, 2016, 06:53:26 PM
Anyone recommend the kodi sources that work best on a Sony Bravia Android TV?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 07, 2016, 07:18:51 PM
If it's an Android TV, can you not just download it from the play store?!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 08, 2016, 08:45:01 PM
Anyone know how to connect Amazon Fire TV  box to a surround sound system?

The fire box has hdmi which links to the TV and an empty USB slot.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 09, 2016, 07:24:15 AM
Anyone know how to connect Amazon Fire TV  box to a surround sound system?

The fire box has hdmi which links to the TV and an empty USB slot.

Can you not at up the surround sound to the TV and then the HDMI output will take care of anything playing from Amazon?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on February 09, 2016, 09:13:16 AM
FYI,

The bluetooth remote for my firestick ceased to work the other day, changed batteries and all that to no avail.

Turns out this is a common enough problem where the remote loses its bluetooth pairing with the firestick itself and the way to get it back is to hold in the home button for 10 to 15 seconds or so and when successful a message will tell you that a new blue tooth device has been paired.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 09, 2016, 09:28:30 AM
FYI,

The bluetooth remote for my firestick ceased to work the other day, changed batteries and all that to no avail.

Turns out this is a common enough problem where the remote loses its bluetooth pairing with the firestick itself and the way to get it back is to hold in the home button for 10 to 15 seconds or so and when successful a message will tell you that a new blue tooth device has been paired.

Interesting, mine went as well on the fire TV box! I changed batteries and that worked.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 09, 2016, 07:02:01 PM
Anyone know how to connect Amazon Fire TV  box to a surround sound system?

The fire box has hdmi which links to the TV and an empty USB slot.

Can you not at up the surround sound to the TV and then the HDMI output will take care of anything playing from Amazon?

  I have tv , sky box , surround sound system and Amazon Fire tv.

I have the surround sound going to TV and works ok on HDMI 1

My Amazon fire works off HDMI 2 and when I have it on,  I am still getting the TV sound.

I gave to turn off the surround sound and turn up the TV to hear the Amazon Fire shows.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 09, 2016, 07:36:40 PM
Interesting, maybe TV output sound is configured differently for the different HDMI ports? Have you tried checking the sound setting on HDMI2 and made sure the output is to the external system rather than the TV speaker?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 09, 2016, 07:45:56 PM
Thanks gallsman. Where do check the sound settings for HDMI 2?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 09, 2016, 07:50:51 PM
The sound menu on the TV remote. Generally menu followed by either settings then sound, or direct to sound etc.

How is the sound system connected up to TV? Optical cable?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: blewuporstuffed on February 09, 2016, 07:54:56 PM
What's the best build to install at the moment?
I tried paradox but it doesn't seek to be working that well
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 09, 2016, 08:05:06 PM
Can't find a decent stream for the game at all
Usual sports devil links not working
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 09, 2016, 08:08:17 PM
The sound menu on the TV remote. Generally menu followed by either settings then sound, or direct to sound etc.

How is the sound system connected up to TV? Optical cable?
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The TV has 2 HDMIs. One going to Sky box and one going to Amazon TV.

The sound system has red and white plugs going from it to sky box. I have nothing else coming from sound system apart from the speaker wires.

There is also a scart lead going from tv to sky box.

There is an empty HDMI & optical in at back of sound system but neither tv or Amazon has an optical in so nowhere to plug it in from Amazon.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: blewuporstuffed on February 09, 2016, 08:22:34 PM
Can't find a decent stream for the game at all
Usual sports devil links not working
Nor me.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 09, 2016, 08:35:39 PM
Can't find a decent stream for the game at all
Usual sports devil links not working
Nor me.

http://mamahd.com/watch-liverpool-live-streaming-free-online-1.html

Working perfect on the laptop.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on February 09, 2016, 09:24:35 PM
Anyone know how to connect Amazon Fire TV  box to a surround sound system?

The fire box has hdmi which links to the TV and an empty USB slot.

Can you not at up the surround sound to the TV and then the HDMI output will take care of anything playing from Amazon?

  I have tv , sky box , surround sound system and Amazon Fire tv.

I have the surround sound going to TV and works ok on HDMI 1

My Amazon fire works off HDMI 2 and when I have it on,  I am still getting the TV sound.

I gave to turn off the surround sound and turn up the TV to hear the Amazon Fire shows.

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 09, 2016, 09:26:21 PM
The sound menu on the TV remote. Generally menu followed by either settings then sound, or direct to sound etc.

How is the sound system connected up to TV? Optical cable?

The TV has 2 HDMIs. One going to Sky box and one going to Amazon TV.

The sound system has red and white plugs going from it to sky box. I have nothing else coming from sound system apart from the speaker wires.

There is also a scart lead going from tv to sky box.

There is an empty HDMI & optical in at back of sound system but neither tv or Amazon has an optical in so nowhere to plug it in from Amazon.

Can you not plug the sound system up to TV? Your current setup separates the audio and video from the sky box. The HDMI came is capable of carrying both. HDMI cable from Sky box to HDMI 1 and from Fire TV HDMI 2. Surround sound cables to TV audio output ports (optical if you have it). Then on TV select audio output to external speaker rather then TV's inbuilt speaker.

Wtf do you have a scart cable plugged in for?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 09, 2016, 09:28:11 PM

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this.

I'm pretty certain it's not. I'm watching the Liverpool match on Kodi at the minute on a Fire TV. HDMI from Fire TV to TV. Optical cable from TV to external speakers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 09, 2016, 09:37:12 PM

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this.

I'm pretty certain it's not. I'm watching the Liverpool match on Kodi at the minute on a Fire TV. HDMI from Fire TV to TV. Optical cable room TV to external speakers.
Where you watching it? I couldn't find a decent link on Kodi at all
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 09, 2016, 09:41:34 PM
You probably have your sky box set up to output to an external speaker, which now no longer exists. Check the audio settings on the Sky Box.

How old is TV? Would be very surprised if it's in any way modern and doesn't have optical audio output. You familiar with what the connection looks like? Tiny wee hole about the size of a large pin head.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 09, 2016, 09:43:25 PM

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this.

I'm pretty certain it's not. I'm watching the Liverpool match on Kodi at the minute on a Fire TV. HDMI from Fire TV to TV. Optical cable room TV to external speakers.
Where you watching it? I couldn't find a decent link on Kodi at all

I have sports mania subscription so watching on BT Sport on it.

1080p gloriousness  8) 8)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on February 09, 2016, 10:41:40 PM

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this.

I'm pretty certain it's not. I'm watching the Liverpool match on Kodi at the minute on a Fire TV. HDMI from Fire TV to TV. Optical cable room TV to external speakers.
Where you watching it? I couldn't find a decent link on Kodi at all

I have sports mania subscription so watching on BT Sport on it.

1080p gloriousness  8) 8)

Its a great app. I like my American sports too and it never lets me down. Kids watch the soccer and it has all the enlgish and most of the Spanish and Italian stuff. There are channels up there that I'll probably never use as I won't have time. not into boxing myself but it is well covered. Have it running through kodi on a MXiii and also get it it on the move on an android app. 26stg for 6 months - a steal !
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 09, 2016, 11:21:47 PM
You probably have your sky box set up to output to an external speaker, which now no longer exists. Check the audio settings on the Sky Box.

How old is TV? Would be very surprised if it's in any way modern and doesn't have optical audio output. You familiar with what the connection looks like? Tiny wee hole about the size of a large pin head.

Thanks for your help.

TV about 10 years old. Hasn't got  the optical. However,  I removed the red and white cables from sky box and inserted them into tv in audio out port. And hey presto I am getting both the fire TVs and my sky through the surround sound. So alls well that ends well!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 10, 2016, 09:27:10 PM
Anyone know anything about using VPN on Kodi? Trying to use the UK Turks add on and it seems to have all the UK channels in HD like I want, but a lot of them are geo blocked.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 12, 2016, 02:11:56 PM

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this.

I'm pretty certain it's not. I'm watching the Liverpool match on Kodi at the minute on a Fire TV. HDMI from Fire TV to TV. Optical cable room TV to external speakers.
Where you watching it? I couldn't find a decent link on Kodi at all

I have sports mania subscription so watching on BT Sport on it.

1080p gloriousness  8) 8)

Is that Sports Mania via Kodi?

Do tell us more Gallsman.....

I've noticed the football streams aren't as good as they were a few months ago, so I was wondering whether a subscription based way to view would provide better quality streams.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 12, 2016, 03:09:48 PM
You've basically answered it yourself! Sports mania add on, can get it from most of the large repos or builds. I'm currently paying £26 for six months and it's fantastic. BT, Sky Sports, BeIN, NFL, NBA etc
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 13, 2016, 12:04:49 PM

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this.

I'm pretty certain it's not. I'm watching the Liverpool match on Kodi at the minute on a Fire TV. HDMI from Fire TV to TV. Optical cable room TV to external speakers.
Where you watching it? I couldn't find a decent link on Kodi at all

I have sports mania subscription so watching on BT Sport on it.

1080p gloriousness  8) 8)
Can you have that on multiple devices with the one subscription?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 13, 2016, 02:17:20 PM

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this.

I'm pretty certain it's not. I'm watching the Liverpool match on Kodi at the minute on a Fire TV. HDMI from Fire TV to TV. Optical cable room TV to external speakers.
Where you watching it? I couldn't find a decent link on Kodi at all

I have sports mania subscription so watching on BT Sport on it.

1080p gloriousness  8) 8)
Can you have that on multiple devices with the one subscription?

Yes, but only one in use at any one time. Stated very clearly at sign up. I don't know what their capacity to detect it is, but I haven't risked it yet.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 13, 2016, 05:34:37 PM
Last week I watched Armagh game on Woody add on. (Premier Sports)
Now I see Woody has disappeared.
Anybody know what the craic is here. Will it be back? 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 13, 2016, 05:39:53 PM

I could be wrong on this, I believe that the sound from the Firestick has to go from the TV to the surround sound system. You might need an optical cable to do this.

I'm pretty certain it's not. I'm watching the Liverpool match on Kodi at the minute on a Fire TV. HDMI from Fire TV to TV. Optical cable room TV to external speakers.
Where you watching it? I couldn't find a decent link on Kodi at all

I have sports mania subscription so watching on BT Sport on it.

1080p gloriousness  8) 8)
Can you have that on multiple devices with the one subscription?

Yes, but only one in use at any one time. Stated very clearly at sign up. I don't know what their capacity to detect it is, but I haven't risked it yet.

Don't use it myself but on another forum I frequent I've seen guys say they are pretty strict...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: NAG1 on February 16, 2016, 02:53:24 PM
Has anyone directly loaded Kodi to a smart TV or is this even possible?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 03:36:10 PM
Has anyone directly loaded Kodi to a smart TV or is this even possible?

Someone asked previously about a TV running Android TV. If you have an Android TV (Sony, Samsung, LG and some others all offer them I think), it should be as simple a matter as downloading from the play store.

For a regular TV, I doubt it's possible, certainly not with an official build. There would simply be too many different platforms to try and support.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 16, 2016, 03:46:50 PM
You've basically answered it yourself! Sports mania add on, can get it from most of the large repos or builds. I'm currently paying £26 for six months and it's fantastic. BT, Sky Sports, BeIN, NFL, NBA etc

  Is Premier Sports available in it? That's where you can pick up Setanta! !
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 03:54:56 PM
You've basically answered it yourself! Sports mania add on, can get it from most of the large repos or builds. I'm currently paying £26 for six months and it's fantastic. BT, Sky Sports, BeIN, NFL, NBA etc

  Is Premier Sports available in it? That's where you can pick up Setanta! !

Will have a look tonight. Is premier sports a TV provider or a KODI add-on?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 04:11:24 PM
By the way, I've signed up to a DNS/VPN provider called SmartDNS that allows access to BBC iPlayer, ITV layer, All 4 etc. With the iPlayer, you can steam BBC 1-4 live in HD. Also gives access to US Netflix, Amazon Prime US (or whatever region you'd prefer). I'm about a week into a two week free trial and it's been great.

I've read about Netflix closing holes to stop people accessing it through VPN, so I'm not sure how it'll work in the future.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 16, 2016, 04:43:57 PM
You've basically answered it yourself! Sports mania add on, can get it from most of the large repos or builds. I'm currently paying £26 for six months and it's fantastic. BT, Sky Sports, BeIN, NFL, NBA etc

  Is Premier Sports available in it? That's where you can pick up Setanta! !

Will have a look tonight. Is premier sports a TV provider or a KODI add-on?

 It's a provider   Cheers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 05:02:55 PM
Website says they have it in HD so should be OK.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 16, 2016, 05:12:16 PM
Thanks.

 Am I to understand that the only live English football that can be seen on it is the football that is live on either Sky or BT at the same time?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 05:30:25 PM
Thanks.

 Am I to understand that the only live English football that can be seen on it is the football that is live on either Sky or BT at the same time?

No. American channels like fox have games and premier league pass has pretty much every one I think.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 16, 2016, 08:02:07 PM
I was looking at that sports mania tonight with the intention of signing up for a month to see how good it is.
The only options I can is for a 1 day to 1 year news packs.
Are the sports channels in these packs?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 08:07:23 PM
I was looking at that sports mania tonight with the intention of signing up for a month to see how good it is.
The only options I can is for a 1 day to 1 year news packs.
Are the sports channels in these packs?

Yes, that's it. Try out the 1 month one first.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 16, 2016, 08:15:11 PM
I was looking at that sports mania tonight with the intention of signing up for a month to see how good it is.
The only options I can is for a 1 day to 1 year news packs.
Are the sports channels in these packs?

Yes, that's it. Try out the 1 month one first.
What repo you use?
I wiped my Kodi clean as the beast build was giving me trouble
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 16, 2016, 08:25:18 PM
I was looking at that sports mania tonight with the intention of signing up for a month to see how good it is.
The only options I can is for a 1 day to 1 year news packs.
Are the sports channels in these packs?

Yes, that's it. Try out the 1 month one first.

About to take the plung here I think !

Are all the sports in 1080 HD?

Would the picture be same quality as you would see on Sky HD or BT sports HD?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 16, 2016, 08:31:12 PM
Ok took the plunge. Went for 3 months as it wasn't much dearer than 1 month and will bring me nearly to end of the season.
Watching PSG Chelsea now in perfect HD,it's about 2 mins behind TV3 though where the match is also being shown.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 08:33:25 PM
Jesus Christ lads, just try it out for the sake of 12 quid for a month. Sometimes you will get proper HD quality,  sometimes it's 720p though, or what RTE would call HD. Noticeably "more HD" than your usual streams off SportsDevil or something.

On all the major channels - BT, Fox, Sky, BeIn etc you will generally find a link for a HD stream, a backup HD stream and an SD stream.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 16, 2016, 08:57:33 PM
Jesus Christ lads, just try it out for the sake of 12 quid for a month. Sometimes you will get proper HD quality,  sometimes it's 720p though, or what RTE would call HD. Noticeably "more HD" than your usual streams off SportsDevil or something.

On all the major channels - BT, Fox, Sky, BeIn etc you will generally find a link for a HD stream, a backup HD stream and an SD stream.
Eh I did!!
Seems good so far. Not bad for Ä23 for 3 months
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Archie Mitchell on February 16, 2016, 09:07:38 PM
Anyone been using the VLC app on the fire stick? Trying to link up VLC on iOS device to VLC app on fire stick to cast movies but having no luck so far.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 09:32:07 PM
Jesus Christ lads, just try it out for the sake of 12 quid for a month. Sometimes you will get proper HD quality,  sometimes it's 720p though, or what RTE would call HD. Noticeably "more HD" than your usual streams off SportsDevil or something.

On all the major channels - BT, Fox, Sky, BeIn etc you will generally find a link for a HD stream, a backup HD stream and an SD stream.
Eh I did!!
Seems good so far. Not bad for Ä23 for 3 months

You beat me to it, was posted in response to Gaffer asking more questions! Like all streams it'll occasionally have a few bad moments but it really is a no brainer with the price.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 16, 2016, 10:01:58 PM
Do you get much off if you have a discount code?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 10:38:01 PM
Do you get much off if you have a discount code?

At this stage I've no idea of you're trolling or not. Don't get it, it's shite.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 16, 2016, 10:46:29 PM
Is there a cooling off period if you do sign up?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 16, 2016, 10:51:16 PM
Is there a cooling off period if you do sign up?

Yup, the lads in Romania are famous for giving you your money back, no questions asked, any time within first 12 months.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 16, 2016, 10:58:38 PM
Dead on. How do you know there is a Romanian connection?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 23, 2016, 08:53:13 PM
Anyone with sports mania having issues? My HD streams all end up skipping frames and losing audio after 10 secs or so.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 23, 2016, 10:49:01 PM
Anyone with sports mania having issues? My HD streams all end up skipping frames and losing audio after 10 secs or so.

Since when pal?

I ain't been on tonight but watched United last night no bother..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on February 23, 2016, 11:11:54 PM
I tried the UFO build but it didn't work.  Any builds you all would recommend i.e. that uploads the best repos with the build?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: leaveherinsir on February 23, 2016, 11:18:39 PM
Have just got Firestick with Kodi added on.
On first quick tests very slow/buffering on sports links like Sky & Bt.
What broadband package do u need in North for this to work best?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 23, 2016, 11:28:24 PM
Anyone with sports mania having issues? My HD streams all end up skipping frames and losing audio after 10 secs or so.

Since when pal?

I ain't been on tonight but watched United last night no bother..

You were watching the Arsenal game? I tried to watched on mania on BT sports Europe. Was ok but skipped w bit. I turned over to Fox Sports, also on mania , got the game and it went brilliantly
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Longshanks on February 24, 2016, 11:23:23 AM
Have just got Firestick with Kodi added on.
On first quick tests very slow/buffering on sports links like Sky & Bt.
What broadband package do u need in North for this to work best?

I have BT internet infinity and it works a treat with it although sometimes the links just aren't as good and nothing to do with net speed
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 24, 2016, 12:41:51 PM
It's been happening the last five days or so. Works fine all day, come match time though, all HD channels are all over the place. Dunno if they've got me on some shite overloaded server.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 24, 2016, 03:56:22 PM
Anyone heard of Smoothstreams.tv.?

It's a paid subscription but you can only join by 'invite' only. Similar price to sports mania.

They issue invites maybe twice a year and people are crying out for them.

The pictures are top class with no buffering.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on February 26, 2016, 04:14:18 PM
Looks like genesis is down and out on Kodi and they are pushing the new app in the series: Exodus available through fusion repo

Any used it yet? any recommendations on a new build/repo?

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 26, 2016, 04:21:23 PM
Looks like genesis is down and out on Kodi and they are pushing the new app in the series: Exodus available through fusion repo

Any used it yet? any recommendations on a new build/repo?

 Exodus has replaced Genesis and it's very good for films especially.
 I have found that Phoenix is very good for films as well
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on February 26, 2016, 04:31:57 PM
Looks like genesis is down and out on Kodi and they are pushing the new app in the series: Exodus available through fusion repo

Any used it yet? any recommendations on a new build/repo?

 Exodus has replaced Genesis and it's very good for films especially.
 I have found that Phoenix is very good for films as well
cheers Gaffer - hadn't looked at it in a month or two - will install exodus this weekend and see what the craic is.
You're hardly related to the famous Gaffer from Ardboe?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: shezam on February 26, 2016, 04:35:51 PM
Looks like genesis is down and out on Kodi and they are pushing the new app in the series: Exodus available through fusion repo

Any used it yet? any recommendations on a new build/repo?

 Exodus has replaced Genesis and it's very good for films especially.
 I have found that Phoenix is very good for films as well
cheers Gaffer - hadn't looked at it in a month or two - will install exodus this weekend and see what the craic is.
You're hardly related to the famous Gaffer from Ardboe?


I'd Recommend 123Movies as well - has never let me down.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 26, 2016, 04:51:54 PM
Are those movies in 1080p lads?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 26, 2016, 05:44:34 PM
Looks like genesis is down and out on Kodi and they are pushing the new app in the series: Exodus available through fusion repo

Any used it yet? any recommendations on a new build/repo?

 Exodus has replaced Genesis and it's very good for films especially.
 I have found that Phoenix is very good for films as well
cheers Gaffer - hadn't looked at it in a month or two - will install exodus this weekend and see what the craic is.
You're hardly related to the famous Gaffer from Ardboe?

Who is the famous Gaffer from Ardboe?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on February 26, 2016, 05:45:28 PM
lad who was out in PA for a long time working - think he went home about 10 years ago - legend of a man
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 26, 2016, 05:50:03 PM
Never heard of any 'Gaffer' round the Bo!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on February 26, 2016, 07:28:16 PM
Any addon with an unblocked version of the RTE player on it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on February 26, 2016, 07:29:09 PM
i've been using UK turks to watch RTE FL/Mayo
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: bennydorano on February 26, 2016, 07:34:44 PM
Thinking of investing & I really am clueless in this area.

Can u get all the dodgy links  (for want of a better word), on an Amazon Firestick? I mean getting free sports etc.. or are they all blocked? I think i read it comes with KODI built in.

Any recommendations for a stick or box?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 26, 2016, 07:45:51 PM
You can get all on a firestick. Make sure you have unlimited broadband.

Basic firestick sold out in Argos branches when I went to get one on Monday. Bought the one with voice activation at 10 quid dearer. You can buy the firebox at 80 quid. Bigger processer I think.

You can get the sports and films you want.
Best to invest in a sports add on like sports mania.
Cost 26 quid for 6 months and you can get sky sports Setanta and BT sports in the one 'add on' rather than searching through different 'add ons' for free streaming of events. Also better chance of little buffering as well.

Then you need to get someone to install 'Kodi' on it for you or check YouTube for tutorials.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 26, 2016, 08:04:41 PM
Imo the firestick isnt at all user friendly compared to an Android TV box.
It's so much easier install apps and use kodi on the Android tv. Also you can get far more powerful android boxes for not much more money than a firestick.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 26, 2016, 08:36:17 PM
i've been using UK turks to watch RTE FL/Mayo

Live only though, not the player?

FL/Mayo, if looking to use the player a VPN or DNS host probably your best option.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on February 26, 2016, 08:40:51 PM
i've been using UK turks to watch RTE FL/Mayo

Live only though, not the player?

FL/Mayo, if looking to use the player a VPN or DNS host probably your best option.
aye just live
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on February 26, 2016, 11:54:58 PM
i've been using UK turks to watch RTE FL/Mayo

Live only though, not the player?

FL/Mayo, if looking to use the player a VPN or DNS host probably your best option.
aye just live
Thanks lads, looking to get the Player working without the geoblock on it. RTE have really cracked down on VPNs lately, I can't find one that works on RTE. Castaway addon has RTE on it also. Modbro can be sideloaded onto the Firestick as well it had a ton of live channels.
Whats the advantage of the bigger Android box?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 27, 2016, 01:02:27 PM
That Exodus add on is excellent.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on February 28, 2016, 05:30:53 PM
I've been trying to download a build to my firestick and ever time i put in the http: etc I get a message saying "couldn't retrieve directory information. This could be due to network not being connected." I know I have a good signal and speed. So anyone know a cure?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 28, 2016, 05:56:23 PM
I've been trying to download a build to my firestick and ever time i put in the http: etc I get a message saying "couldn't retrieve directory information. This could be due to network not being connected." I know I have a good signal and speed. So anyone know a cure?

Is the URL of the repo definitely right and up to date?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on February 28, 2016, 06:17:25 PM
It was Dec right, but not sure of date. Wats the best build to install now? Would you have a link or where would I find it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 28, 2016, 07:36:40 PM
I've given up using builds and just take add-ons from superrepo.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on February 28, 2016, 08:40:47 PM
No worries. I've managed to download exodus which is top class. But I've been trying to download a lives sports one. Tried to download sportsmania but no joy. Got the same message as above!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on February 28, 2016, 08:47:22 PM
Quote
I've given up using builds and just take add-ons from superrepo.

Me too.  Whilst the builds look good they typically go tits up after a while.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on February 28, 2016, 08:50:12 PM
What would you recommend for live sport then? I'm struggling with my complete lack of tech experience!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 28, 2016, 09:12:50 PM
What would you recommend for live sport then? I'm struggling with my complete lack of tech experience!!

Sportsmania is handy, think it's repo.sportsmania.eu but a quick Google will confirm. You'll need a subscription.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 28, 2016, 09:19:09 PM
What would you recommend for live sport then? I'm struggling with my complete lack of tech experience!!

Sportsmania is handy, think it's repo.sportsmania.eu but a quick Google will confirm. You'll need a subscription.
Sky Sports Sportsmania stream for Liverpool game was rubbish for me today. Found another stream that was Bein Sports and it was top notch.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on March 01, 2016, 08:47:50 AM
Put Exodus on the fire stick last night. Great job. Unlike Genesis the 1st stream I clicked on worked perfectly.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on March 01, 2016, 10:40:29 AM
What would you recommend for live sport then? I'm struggling with my complete lack of tech experience!!

Sportsmania is handy, think it's repo.sportsmania.eu but a quick Google will confirm. You'll need a subscription.
Sky Sports Sportsmania stream for Liverpool game was rubbish for me today. Found another stream that was Bein Sports and it was top notch.

CTH Stadium appears to be quite good for Premiership games too.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Geoff Tipps on March 01, 2016, 10:52:55 AM
I've been using Exodus recently and it's an excellent addon.
Unfortunately the favourites and library feature which Genesis had has been removed.
I've set up a Trakt account and have just started using this now in Exodus.
The benefit for me is that if I do a Kodi rebuild the favourites are stored in Trakt so I won't lose them.
Has anyone else been using Trakt?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WeeDonns on March 01, 2016, 11:34:39 AM
I need to start using Trakt, sounds like the solution for me.

I just stick to the Dad Life builds atm, does the job for me - watching boxsets & the odd sporting event. Although by looking at reviews there are some better builds out there now.

I have trouble using the iVue TV epg, none of the default streams ever work. I can go via the addons and get the live stream I want, but it'd be so much better if it always worked via the EPG
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on March 01, 2016, 01:14:48 PM
I do only be here an odd time now and occasionally I see the posts about Android Boxes.  I have imported a fair few of these, some good, some bad.  My main business was CCTV and my main use for them was for people to fit them to their bedroom telly and using an app they could watch their CCTV or the cow calving. For what it's worth, here are a few of the lessons I have learned over the years:

Some of these boxes are copies of "other" boxes that come in plastic housings with little or no heat sinks on the circuit and are a potential fire risk, rule 1 get one that is CE Approved, RoHS compliant and ultimately - safe.

In my opinion, again for what it is worth, the main pitfalls are that the developers of the addons fall out with each other from time to time and what is a good add-on today is bad tomorrow. To avoid this, buy a box from a company that provide access to their own server for continuous updates.

Boxes on AliBaba claiming to be X manufacturer are plastic duds if you can buy them for less than the Trade supply cost from the manufacturer - or - they are being sold cheaply because the importer has had the supplier lower the cost of the shipping invoice to avoid Vat and Duty and when he is in jail along with someone for changing the rate of duty on onions to garlic you will be left with a useless product.

Low bandwidth. CCTV, Android boxes etc have been for a large part using MPEG4 decoding but this was then changed to H265 just around now.  H265 uses 60% less disc space than H264 and for obvious reasons is much faster.  Zoomtak are completely out of K5 boxes at the moment because they are clearing out all their H264 stock and will now release 4K boxes with H265 encoding - their T8 PLUS product already has it.

As the version of Kodi changes, next one being V16, they change their software and you simply clear your cache and data, log on to their server using the tool on the box and upgrade to the latest version with all the compatible add-on's and you are away in a hack.

To buy from Zoomtak you need to bring in at least 5 boxes per order, you can ask for a small amount of sample product but 5 people together paying DHL for 1 box each is going to cost you Ä200 for delivery and Ä250 for boxes and Ä10 each for customs clearance charge whereas you could get 5 boxes for Ä250-260 all inclusive if you group together.

Zoomtak also have Teamviewer installed so they will log in and help you if required.  I have no interest in Zoomtak, I am merely saying that from my experience of importing over 200 boxes that I found them to be the best, the main reason being that if you want a complete upgrade you simply log onto their server, click on update and go to the pub.  When you come back you can turn on most films in full 1080P streaming in H265 - even if you are too pissed to see them.

 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on March 01, 2016, 01:19:20 PM
I've been using Exodus recently and it's an excellent addon.
Unfortunately the favourites and library feature which Genesis had has been removed.
I've set up a Trakt account and have just started using this now in Exodus.
The benefit for me is that if I do a Kodi rebuild the favourites are stored in Trakt so I won't lose them.
Has anyone else been using Trakt?
How does this Trakt work?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Geoff Tipps on March 01, 2016, 02:08:52 PM
I've been using Exodus recently and it's an excellent addon.
Unfortunately the favourites and library feature which Genesis had has been removed.
I've set up a Trakt account and have just started using this now in Exodus.
The benefit for me is that if I do a Kodi rebuild the favourites are stored in Trakt so I won't lose them.
Has anyone else been using Trakt?
How does this Trakt work?

Have a look at this video, it'll explain how it works and how to set it up etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSzVGOAQiMU
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: banker on March 02, 2016, 02:52:00 PM
I have been using android boxes for quite a while now and generally use it to watch sports (GAA, Soccer, Golf), TV shows and movies.

Below are the recommended addons i would use which are great quality

Sports:

Operation Robocop. This will allow you to have match selection on all premier league games live. These will all be played in HD and are great quality. Last night was the first night it did not work for me. Add on tutorial below:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/)

NJM Soccer - Usually watch GAA through this. Great for Setanta Sports and Premier Sports. Watched the Frampton V Quigg fight on this over the weekend in full HD. Should have McGregor on this weekend. Add on tutorial below:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-njm-soccer-kodi-xbmc/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-njm-soccer-kodi-xbmc/)

Phoenix - Valhalla - Live Tv - Live Games - Used this last night when operation robocop was not working. This will also provide you with Premier League match selection in HD. Phoenix also very good for Movies

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/)


Castaway - Not one i have used too much but a lot of people have said this is very good for sports channels

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-castaway-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-castaway-kodi/)


Movies

One winner here which should have everything you need which is Exodus.

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-for-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-for-kodi/)


Would also highly recommend using the search option in Phoenix for any TV shows or movies.

To keep up to date with all the latest addons you can use the below link. This will have everything you need!

https://seo-michael.co.uk/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on March 02, 2016, 04:00:14 PM
I'm still hanging onto my blackbox skin, kinda like it, but is there any way of adding in these other addons?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: banker on March 02, 2016, 04:10:06 PM
I'm still hanging onto my blackbox skin, kinda like it, but is there any way of adding in these other addons?

Not using the blackbox skin unfortunately. The skins make Kodi run a bit slower also. Better off clearing your box and just using the addons that work as this frees up more space allowing kodi to work better
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on March 02, 2016, 04:38:42 PM
I'm still hanging onto my blackbox skin, kinda like it, but is there any way of adding in these other addons?

Not using the blackbox skin unfortunately. The skins make Kodi run a bit slower also. Better off clearing your box and just using the addons that work as this frees up more space allowing kodi to work better

Aye, but its not as user friendly for the less tech savvy in the house!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 03, 2016, 06:48:09 AM
I'm still hanging onto my blackbox skin, kinda like it, but is there any way of adding in these other addons?

Yes.  You can install other add ons, regardless of the build you have.

The process is the same as the steps set out in those SEOMichael links, ie you define the source address.  You then install from zip file etc.
The main issue is that Black Box skin (and other builds) change your menu structure so it can be difficult to find the "System" option etc.

All I can say is to keep playing around in the "Maintenance" or "Add Ons" section and you should find a way of adding individual add ons.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: ziggy90 on March 03, 2016, 09:01:19 AM
I have been using android boxes for quite a while now and generally use it to watch sports (GAA, Soccer, Golf), TV shows and movies.

Below are the recommended addons i would use which are great quality

Sports:

Operation Robocop. This will allow you to have match selection on all premier league games live. These will all be played in HD and are great quality. Last night was the first night it did not work for me. Add on tutorial below:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/)

NJM Soccer - Usually watch GAA through this. Great for Setanta Sports and Premier Sports. Watched the Frampton V Quigg fight on this over the weekend in full HD. Should have McGregor on this weekend. Add on tutorial below:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-njm-soccer-kodi-xbmc/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-njm-soccer-kodi-xbmc/)

Phoenix - Valhalla - Live Tv - Live Games - Used this last night when operation robocop was not working. This will also provide you with Premier League match selection in HD. Phoenix also very good for Movies

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/)


Castaway - Not one i have used too much but a lot of people have said this is very good for sports channels

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-castaway-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-castaway-kodi/)


Movies

One winner here which should have everything you need which is Exodus.

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-for-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-for-kodi/)


Would also highly recommend using the search option in Phoenix for any TV shows or movies.

To keep up to date with all the latest addons you can use the below link. This will have everything you need!

https://seo-michael.co.uk/ (http://https:

//seo-michael.co.uk/)

Banker, which of those is the best for picking up RTE 1 and 2, TG4 etc, also RTE catch up?
Thanks.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on March 03, 2016, 02:57:54 PM
I have been using android boxes for quite a while now and generally use it to watch sports (GAA, Soccer, Golf), TV shows and movies.

Below are the recommended addons i would use which are great quality

Sports:

Operation Robocop. This will allow you to have match selection on all premier league games live. These will all be played in HD and are great quality. Last night was the first night it did not work for me. Add on tutorial below:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/)

NJM Soccer - Usually watch GAA through this. Great for Setanta Sports and Premier Sports. Watched the Frampton V Quigg fight on this over the weekend in full HD. Should have McGregor on this weekend. Add on tutorial below:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-njm-soccer-kodi-xbmc/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-njm-soccer-kodi-xbmc/)

Phoenix - Valhalla - Live Tv - Live Games - Used this last night when operation robocop was not working. This will also provide you with Premier League match selection in HD. Phoenix also very good for Movies

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/)


Castaway - Not one i have used too much but a lot of people have said this is very good for sports channels

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-castaway-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-castaway-kodi/)


Movies

One winner here which should have everything you need which is Exodus.

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-for-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-for-kodi/)


Would also highly recommend using the search option in Phoenix for any TV shows or movies.

To keep up to date with all the latest addons you can use the below link. This will have everything you need!

https://seo-michael.co.uk/ (http://https:

//seo-michael.co.uk/)

Banker, which of those is the best for picking up RTE 1 and 2, TG4 etc, also RTE catch up?
Thanks.

At the moment Castaway is working well.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: ziggy90 on March 03, 2016, 03:11:58 PM
Thanks FLM.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on March 03, 2016, 03:39:17 PM
Thanks FLM.

Live TV>tvone1.com>enter captcha   I just checked it's working.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on March 05, 2016, 07:44:13 PM
I have been using android boxes for quite a while now and generally use it to watch sports (GAA, Soccer, Golf), TV shows and movies.

Below are the recommended addons i would use which are great quality

Sports:

Operation Robocop. This will allow you to have match selection on all premier league games live. These will all be played in HD and are great quality. Last night was the first night it did not work for me. Add on tutorial below:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/)

NJM Soccer - Usually watch GAA through this. Great for Setanta Sports and Premier Sports. Watched the Frampton V Quigg fight on this over the weekend in full HD. Should have McGregor on this weekend. Add on tutorial below:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-njm-soccer-kodi-xbmc/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-njm-soccer-kodi-xbmc/)

Phoenix - Valhalla - Live Tv - Live Games - Used this last night when operation robocop was not working. This will also provide you with Premier League match selection in HD. Phoenix also very good for Movies

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-phoenix-for-xbmc/)


Castaway - Not one i have used too much but a lot of people have said this is very good for sports channels

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-castaway-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-castaway-kodi/)


Movies

One winner here which should have everything you need which is Exodus.

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-for-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-for-kodi/)


Would also highly recommend using the search option in Phoenix for any TV shows or movies.

To keep up to date with all the latest addons you can use the below link. This will have everything you need!

https://seo-michael.co.uk/ (http://https:

//seo-michael.co.uk/)

Banker, which of those is the best for picking up RTE 1 and 2, TG4 etc, also RTE catch up?
Thanks.

Banker that's brilliant thanks. Just installed them all. Working great. Any good ones for kids movies etc
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on March 05, 2016, 09:20:11 PM
 
Quote
Banker that's brilliant thanks. Just installed them all. Working great. Any good ones for kids movies etc

 Erm...maybe try the movies section, then select kids/family!?!  Do you want him to come to your living room and press the buttons on the remote for you?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on March 05, 2016, 09:32:56 PM
Quote
Banker that's brilliant thanks. Just installed them all. Working great. Any good ones for kids movies etc

 Erm...maybe try the movies section, then select kids/family!?!  Do you want him to come to your living room and press the buttons on the remote for you?

Thanks for your input ye dose
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on March 05, 2016, 09:52:17 PM
Quote
Erm...maybe try the movies section, then select kids/family!?!  Do you want him to come to your living room and press the buttons on the remote for you?

Thanks for your input ye dose

Have u even looked at the movies section in Exodus or Phoenix?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on March 05, 2016, 10:11:22 PM
Quote
Erm...maybe try the movies section, then select kids/family!?!  Do you want him to come to your living room and press the buttons on the remote for you?

Thanks for your input ye dose

Have u even looked at the movies section in Exodus or Phoenix?

Yes I have. I thought maybe there was a specific one just for kids as it would be handier for the wife and children to navigate.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on March 05, 2016, 10:24:41 PM
OK fair enough.  Exodus and Phoenix are def the safest if you're letting your kids navigate.  I've installed a few other similar repos but there's some seriously dodgy stuff on Kodi.  On the side scrolling menu to the left you can set parental type controls i.e. no adult movies, but be warned, it's not foolproof.  If you're unsure what's in there, don't let the kids navigate as they will work it out in the blink of an eye!! ;).  Less is more in that case, stick to Phoenix and Exodus.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: banker on March 06, 2016, 02:17:53 AM
Anyone looking to watch the McGregor fight head to operation robocop and the BT section showing in HD the same quality it shows the PL games
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on March 06, 2016, 12:39:14 PM
Anyone looking to watch the McGregor fight head to operation robocop and the BT section showing in HD the same quality it shows the PL games

 How did that run for you, Banker? Any buffering?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: banker on March 07, 2016, 02:28:46 PM
Anyone looking to watch the McGregor fight head to operation robocop and the BT section showing in HD the same quality it shows the PL games

 How did that run for you, Banker? Any buffering?

No buffering at all. For PL match selection and BT sport operation robocop is brilliant. Great HD quality
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: joebloggs on March 07, 2016, 07:01:15 PM
Anyone find that the addons work in one house but the exact same device doesn't work in another? Both houses have BT broadband and the internet connection is working. When opening the add ons in on house it all works fine but in another it just says no stream available.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: banker on March 07, 2016, 07:14:08 PM
Anyone find that the addons work in one house but the exact same device doesn't work in another? Both houses have BT broadband and the internet connection is working. When opening the add ons in on house it all works fine but in another it just says no stream available.


you will need to turn off your smart set up if you are with BT as this will not allow a lot of add-ons to work.

Any other internet provider you usually need to disable the internet security

below link shows how you turn off smart set up

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44328/~/switching-smart-setup-on-and-off-on-the-bt-home-hub-4-or-hub-5 (http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44328/~/switching-smart-setup-on-and-off-on-the-bt-home-hub-4-or-hub-5)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: banker on March 07, 2016, 07:15:52 PM
http://www.droidtvboxes.co.uk/Help/ (http://www.droidtvboxes.co.uk/Help/)

more info on how to disable internet security with all providers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: banker on March 07, 2016, 07:19:31 PM
i am not one for using builds but apparently wookie is the new big one. comes highly recommended from a few friends

below instructions

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-the-wookie-wizard-for-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-the-wookie-wizard-for-kodi/)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on March 07, 2016, 07:25:32 PM
downloaded and used Exodus over the weekend  - good HD feeds and can't really complain other than missing the old favourites section on genesis.,,,,
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: joebloggs on March 07, 2016, 07:44:23 PM
Thanks for the info guys.
Would recommend using Exodus with the trakt.tv integration
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: ziggy90 on March 07, 2016, 09:39:52 PM
Anyone find that the addons work in one house but the exact same device doesn't work in another? Both houses have BT broadband and the internet connection is working. When opening the add ons in on house it all works fine but in another it just says no stream available.


you will need to turn off your smart set up if you are with BT as this will not allow a lot of add-ons to work.

Any other internet provider you usually need to disable the internet security

below link shows how you turn off smart set up

http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44328/~/switching-smart-setup-on-and-off-on-the-bt-home-hub-4-or-hub-5 (http://bt.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44328/~/switching-smart-setup-on-and-off-on-the-bt-home-hub-4-or-hub-5)
v

Would you have to do the same with Virgin broadband banker?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on March 07, 2016, 10:27:38 PM
Neighbour got a firestick and attempted to connect it to his sky hub but won't connect for some reason.
He has other devices which connect no problem eg smartphone but no luck with the stick.
The hub is in the hallway next to the tv.
The stick works in my house.
Anyone any ideas?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: banker on March 09, 2016, 11:08:08 AM
Neighbour got a firestick and attempted to connect it to his sky hub but won't connect for some reason.
He has other devices which connect no problem eg smartphone but no luck with the stick.
The hub is in the hallway next to the tv.
The stick works in my house.
Anyone any ideas?

Gaffer he will need to disable the Sky Shield in broadband settings
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on March 09, 2016, 10:47:51 PM
Neighbour got a firestick and attempted to connect it to his sky hub but won't connect for some reason.
He has other devices which connect no problem eg smartphone but no luck with the stick.
The hub is in the hallway next to the tv.
The stick works in my house.
Anyone any ideas?

Gaffer he will need to disable the Sky Shield in broadband settings

  Thanks Banker. Hope that works. Will tell him. !
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: omagh_gael on March 11, 2016, 10:29:45 PM
Is it possible to view RTE through any Kodi apps?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on March 12, 2016, 12:38:36 AM
Is it possible to view RTE through any Kodi apps?

Castaway works for RTE
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: omagh_gael on March 12, 2016, 11:32:59 PM
Is it possible to view RTE through any Kodi apps?

Castaway works for RTE

Cheers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: square_ball on March 13, 2016, 09:28:34 PM
Anybody have any lip sync/voice lagging issues with kodi?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on March 14, 2016, 12:54:27 PM
Anybody have any lip sync/voice lagging issues with kodi?

what add-on are you getting this from?  It's not something i've experienced from say exodus for tv shows/films.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: square_ball on March 17, 2016, 09:37:39 AM
Sorry only seeing this now! It was actually the exodus add on that the problem. But a quick look on YouTube I got it sorted so happy enough now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: pullhard on March 24, 2016, 11:23:10 AM
Have the s5 with showbox on and am allcasting direct to the telly, its mint!
Tried watching, the reverent, however there are no subtitles during the French speaking bit. Tired using open subtitles. No luck any ideas for this and other shows?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on March 24, 2016, 11:55:00 AM
Have the s5 with showbox on and am allcasting direct to the telly, its mint!
Tried watching, the reverent, however there are no subtitles during the French speaking bit. Tired using open subtitles. No luck any ideas for this and other shows?

I find the open subtitles is a bit of hard work at times.  For subtitles,  use local cast to cast and select the subtitles bit.  I've done it in the past without any bother,  I'm not in a position to test now and post better instructions.  Give it a rattle
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: pullhard on March 24, 2016, 12:01:47 PM
Cheers Jog, I'll give it a blast. I don't want subs for the whole movie just the none english bits
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on March 24, 2016, 12:05:05 PM
It's dependent on the file. A lot of torrented files don't have the hard-coded subs for non English speaking parts that you'd see in the cinema. If the file's like that, a 3rd party sub provider is the only option.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on March 24, 2016, 04:10:14 PM
Anyone ever sign up to any of the paid TV subs? eg IPTV stalker, Dexter TV or channelUp? worth it or not?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on April 01, 2016, 09:49:48 AM
A few months ago i was running The Beast build 1.4 on my firestick.  I have long since updated this and i dont believe that particular version of the build is still available.  Anyway, there was a section on it titled UFC and it basically had streams listed for more or less all of the past UFC events over the last number of years.  It's not on any of the new builds i have used.  Has anyone any idea what addon that would have been?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Nigel White on April 02, 2016, 05:21:30 PM
I've had about enough of Sky after hearing  today of another £5 a month or thereabouts increase. Does anyone know if I can transfer recordings on a Sky box to some other medium. I think one of my Panasonic TVs might have a built in hard drive but the other doesn't. Also does anyone know anything about those Obersticks?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on April 04, 2016, 11:12:03 AM
Is anyone else having problems with Operation Robocop. Have they closed it down completely?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on April 04, 2016, 11:24:30 AM
Is anyone else having problems with Operation Robocop. Have they closed it down completely?

Was getting errors at the weekend as well. Looks like there's a replacement but I'm not at home so haven't tried it yet...

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-operation-robocop-video-add-on-kodi/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: StGallsGAA on April 04, 2016, 11:55:44 AM
First of all, despite various builds looking nice, don't install them  unless you are happy to start from scratch every time it develops problems.

Secondly there are tons of new repositories all the time - you just need the right to find them.  To that end the 5 will get you everything that's popular or mainstream.  Phoenix. SALTS, Navi-x, Vdubt, Exodus (Genesis is no more btw) should give you as much as you need.  Navi -X I find particularly good as it shows you what's the most popular over the past 24 hrs / week, which by large  means the links are the best and most stable and you can find working links to the newest releases quickly. 

For tutorials I follow a guy called Raybans and Fedora on YouTube who is easy to understand and directs you to most up to date stuff.  I find u can't go wrong with him and he shows you how to filter out stuff that's no suitable for kids.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on April 12, 2016, 10:50:13 AM
I have the amazon fire stick with Kodi on it.

Worked fine for a while bu now it crashes as soon as I put it on. Is there anywhere I can learn how to fix thisor can anyone point to someone who can fix it in Dublin area?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on April 12, 2016, 11:53:12 AM
I have the amazon fire stick with Kodi on it.

Worked fine for a while bu now it crashes as soon as I put it on. Is there anywhere I can learn how to fix thisor can anyone point to someone who can fix it in Dublin area?

What build do you have on it? I found mine kept crashing with The Beast, but as soon as I put separate apps on it like Exodus, Castaway, Phoenix, Bulldog it has worked brilliantly. Theres a few links for it on the previous page and is very easy to follow. You can do it yourself rather than pay someone to do it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on April 12, 2016, 12:13:23 PM
youtube has a wealth of video's on how to do it.  I usually clear data and stick a new build on once a lot of the addons have dropped off.  I probably should just put the addons on that i use most but i'm a sucker for a build with all the work done for me.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on April 12, 2016, 02:50:37 PM
Thanks for the info.

I remember you tubing it a while ago and thinking this is a bit too complicated for me but I'll try it again tonight and see how i get on.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 12, 2016, 03:03:35 PM
Thanks for the info.

I remember you tubing it a while ago and thinking this is a bit too complicated for me but I'll try it again tonight and see how i get on.
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Look up SEO Michael. If you know how to read and use a remote control, you can do it. It's not difficult.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on April 12, 2016, 03:12:57 PM
Thanks for the info.

I remember you tubing it a while ago and thinking this is a bit too complicated for me but I'll try it again tonight and see how i get on.
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Look up SEO Michael. If you know how to read and use a remote control, you can do it. It's not difficult.

Thanks John - I have a reading age of 14 so I'm competent enough!  :D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: loughshore lad on April 13, 2016, 08:31:11 AM
Anyone on here any experience of running Kodi or IPTV on a Sony TV with android built in?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on April 13, 2016, 09:28:10 AM
Lads felt really proud of myself last night and updated to the latest version of Kodi by watching youtube video only to realise that the same problem I have is still there even with new update.

What happens is - I launch kodi app have a look around for something then within a minute the app fails/crashes and takes me back to the fire stick home screen.

Anyone any ideas or links to youtube videos to fix this problem. Thanks
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on April 13, 2016, 10:20:21 AM
Lads felt really proud of myself last night and updated to the latest version of Kodi by watching youtube video only to realise that the same problem I have is still there even with new update.

What happens is - I launch kodi app have a look around for something then within a minute the app fails/crashes and takes me back to the fire stick home screen.

Anyone any ideas or links to youtube videos to fix this problem. Thanks

Is it Kodi 16, Jarvis? Usually when i launch it for it's "first run" i leave it for a few mins as it usually applies some updates automatically.  It occassionally did get snagged doing these and would crash.  I never found it a major problem though so i dont really have a solution unfortunately.  Before launching it again, make sure you "force stop" maybe?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on April 13, 2016, 10:21:23 AM
Lads felt really proud of myself last night and updated to the latest version of Kodi by watching youtube video only to realise that the same problem I have is still there even with new update.

What happens is - I launch kodi app have a look around for something then within a minute the app fails/crashes and takes me back to the fire stick home screen.

Anyone any ideas or links to youtube videos to fix this problem. Thanks

Mine started playing up a while back, I had the beast build on it. I tried installing a new build (can't remember which one) but it still kept crashing. So I restored the firestick to factory default (there's an option in the System menu) and then reinstalled Kodi with the Nemesis build. It's now working better than ever
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on April 13, 2016, 11:01:12 AM
My advice is throw out the firestick and get a proper Android TV box or dongle.
The firestick is very user unfriendly for running the likes of Kodi imo.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on April 13, 2016, 11:29:22 AM
My advice is throw out the firestick and get a proper Android TV box or dongle.
The firestick is very user unfriendly for running the likes of Kodi imo.

I'm too tight to do that!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on April 13, 2016, 11:29:40 AM
Lads felt really proud of myself last night and updated to the latest version of Kodi by watching youtube video only to realise that the same problem I have is still there even with new update.

What happens is - I launch kodi app have a look around for something then within a minute the app fails/crashes and takes me back to the fire stick home screen.

Anyone any ideas or links to youtube videos to fix this problem. Thanks

Mine started playing up a while back, I had the beast build on it. I tried installing a new build (can't remember which one) but it still kept crashing. So I restored the firestick to factory default (there's an option in the System menu) and then reinstalled Kodi with the Nemesis build. It's now working better than ever

Thanks I'll try thats
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on April 13, 2016, 12:46:44 PM
My advice is throw out the firestick and get a proper Android TV box or dongle.
The firestick is very user unfriendly for running the likes of Kodi imo.

I recently had to update one of them mx8 (or something like that) boxes as a friend had bought it off amazon and nothing really worked on it.  I found it more difficult to use than the firesticks and the remote with it would do your head in.  The loud clicks would wake the dead
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bmac88 on April 13, 2016, 08:51:06 PM
My advice is throw out the firestick and get a proper Android TV box or dongle.
The firestick is very user unfriendly for running the likes of Kodi imo.

I recently had to update one of them mx8 (or something like that) boxes as a friend had bought it off amazon and nothing really worked on it.  I found it more difficult to use than the firesticks and the remote with it would do your head in.  The loud clicks would wake the dead

I've never used the remote that came with the box. Get yourself a wireless mouse - can pick them up for about 15quid or less! Much easier to navigate through kodi I find

I'm currently running the wookie build - grand job!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on April 13, 2016, 08:55:35 PM
My advice is throw out the firestick and get a proper Android TV box or dongle.
The firestick is very user unfriendly for running the likes of Kodi imo.

I recently had to update one of them mx8 (or something like that) boxes as a friend had bought it off amazon and nothing really worked on it.  I found it more difficult to use than the firesticks and the remote with it would do your head in.  The loud clicks would wake the dead
The Android boxes are no different navigate that your android phone or tablet. Far easier use than the firestick imo.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on April 15, 2016, 11:44:42 AM
Just an update lads - Getting closer and closer!!!

I have successfully reset the firestick and then worked my way through setting up kodi again from some of your kind suggestions above however I spent a lot of time trying to add on some stuff but couldn't get any of the stuff I wanted TV shows and movies.

Anyone got any links to good instructions of how to do this or good addons they use?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 15, 2016, 12:25:35 PM
Just an update lads - Getting closer and closer!!!

I have successfully reset the firestick and then worked my way through setting up kodi again from some of your kind suggestions above however I spent a lot of time trying to add on some stuff but couldn't get any of the stuff I wanted TV shows and movies.

Anyone got any links to good instructions of how to do this or good addons they use?

Look up Exodus on SEO Michael. If you have Kodi already set up, all you need is your fire tv remote. Follow the step by step instructions exactly. It should take no more than five mins.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on April 15, 2016, 03:54:23 PM
For buffer free sports I would advise anyone to sign up for Sportsmania.

26 quid for 6 months is what I have and any sports you would want are there!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 15, 2016, 04:18:47 PM
For buffer free sports I would advise anyone to sign up for Sportsmania.

26 quid for 6 months is what I have and any sports you would want are there!

Jaysus, you've farily abandoned your softly softly approach!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tyrone Gaa on April 15, 2016, 04:25:00 PM
For buffer free sports I would advise anyone to sign up for Sportsmania.

26 quid for 6 months is what I have and any sports you would want are there!

The whole point of Kodi and an android box is not to pay for events  ;) ;)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 15, 2016, 04:34:22 PM
For buffer free sports I would advise anyone to sign up for Sportsmania.

26 quid for 6 months is what I have and any sports you would want are there!

The whole point of Kodi and an android box is not to pay for events  ;) ;)

I stuck with this mantra for a long long time but finally relented some months back and took out a sub and haven't regretted for one second. Its worth it for the quality of streams and ease of use alone.

Its true that most stuff can be found free but there'll always be that one day where nothing feckin works or you can only watch with Ukrainian commentary or more more likely the add-on you use becomes obsolete.. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on April 15, 2016, 07:38:54 PM
For buffer free sports I would advise anyone to sign up for Sportsmania.

26 quid for 6 months is what I have and any sports you would want are there!

Jaysus, you've farily abandoned your softly softly approach!

  Lol. Why , what did I say before?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on April 15, 2016, 07:42:11 PM
For buffer free sports I would advise anyone to sign up for Sportsmania.

26 quid for 6 months is what I have and any sports you would want are there!

The whole point of Kodi and an android box is not to pay for events  ;) ;)

  Says who?  Watching all the sports I require in one add on with no buffering on high demand sports eg PPV sports, and no searching about for add ons which are not buffering at that particular time is well worth the £4.50 per month/ 15p per day!!!! 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on April 15, 2016, 08:12:56 PM
If you want HD quality go for the Openbox.  About 70-90 quid on eBay and no more than £10-£15 per year thereafter.  PM me if you want a link.  Superb.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: WT4E on April 19, 2016, 05:33:32 PM
Just an update lads - Getting closer and closer!!!

I have successfully reset the firestick and then worked my way through setting up kodi again from some of your kind suggestions above however I spent a lot of time trying to add on some stuff but couldn't get any of the stuff I wanted TV shows and movies.

Anyone got any links to good instructions of how to do this or good addons they use?

Look up Exodus on SEO Michael. If you have Kodi already set up, all you need is your fire tv remote. Follow the step by step instructions exactly. It should take no more than five mins.

Works perfect thanks buddy!  ;D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on April 19, 2016, 05:36:35 PM
Can't get Eddie the Eagle on it as yet!!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on June 08, 2016, 08:54:29 PM
Having quite a bit of trouble with Exodus recently where there's a lot of buffering. Occasionally get a message saying "Cache filled before reaching required amount for playback".

Anyone know of a fix?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Geoff Tipps on June 08, 2016, 10:35:11 PM
Tried clearing the cache?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on June 09, 2016, 07:20:02 AM
Tried clearing the cache?

I've cleared the Kodi application cache any number of times - it's only about 60mb and it's on a new Fire TV so there should be more than enough memory for it. Have been trying to figure out about whether the add-on had its own cache?

I've only a few add-ons installed and its holding approx 1GB in data. I've a Fire sick with the same applications holding about 20mb in data.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on June 09, 2016, 02:32:46 PM
purge packages? i know the likes of exodus will save all the wee thumbnails as they appear so it does eventually fill up.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 20, 2016, 12:39:41 PM
I have to set up an android box for someone this evening. I don't usually put builds on them myself as I think they slow the whole thing down, this person however won't be able to navigate around without a build on it so what are people using at the minute? It changes so often I don't want to put something on for them that is now nearly obsolete.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on June 20, 2016, 12:57:43 PM
For most stable builds and best repositories I'd recommend Raybans and Fedora on YouTube.  Easy to follow and only recommends the best of what's out there. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Link on June 20, 2016, 01:24:55 PM
anyone know a good kodi addon for RTE 1 and 2?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on June 20, 2016, 02:28:04 PM
I have to set up an android box for someone this evening. I don't usually put builds on them myself as I think they slow the whole thing down, this person however won't be able to navigate around without a build on it so what are people using at the minute? It changes so often I don't want to put something on for them that is now nearly obsolete.

I still use the beast build at the minute and i dont really have any major complaints.  He has loaded a few paid sub addons to the build in the hope you will join i suppose but apart from that, everything you need is there in a decent layout.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on July 27, 2016, 08:38:53 PM
What are people using for Sports these days? Couldn't get a working link earlier for Celtic v Astana
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JoG2 on July 27, 2016, 09:48:59 PM
What are people using for Sports these days? Couldn't get a working link earlier for Celtic v Astana

Got it on Sports Devil / Live Sports / livefootballvideo. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on July 28, 2016, 08:01:00 PM
What are people using for Sports these days? Couldn't get a working link earlier for Celtic v Astana

Got it on Sports Devil / Live Sports / livefootballvideo.

Thanks, I tried Sports Devil but had two kids hanging out of me.

Am going to sign up for SportsMania and give it a go
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on July 28, 2016, 08:20:52 PM
What are people using for Sports these days? Couldn't get a working link earlier for Celtic v Astana

Got it on Sports Devil / Live Sports / livefootballvideo.

Thanks, I tried Sports Devil but had two kids hanging out of me.

Am going to sign up for SportsMania and give it a go

I used Sportsmania for the second half of last season and had very few issues with it,gonna sign up again in next few weeks with the Premier League starting up again

EDIT: Just signed up now actually to watch the PGA.
I notice they have Android app now,maybe they always had it but I use to access it through Kodi.
Just tested the app on my phone and it's working perfect. Easier than navigating through Kodi imo.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on July 28, 2016, 09:14:25 PM
What are people using for Sports these days? Couldn't get a working link earlier for Celtic v Astana

Got it on Sports Devil / Live Sports / livefootballvideo.

Thanks, I tried Sports Devil but had two kids hanging out of me.

Am going to sign up for SportsMania and give it a go

I used Sportsmania for the second half of last season and had very few issues with it,gonna sign up again in next few weeks with the Premier League starting up again

EDIT: Just signed up now actually to watch the PGA.
I notice they have Android app now,maybe they always had it but I use to access it through Kodi.
Just tested the app on my phone and it's working perfect. Easier than navigating through Kodi imo.

Nice one will sign up this weekend
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 28, 2016, 09:46:37 PM
What are people using for Sports these days? Couldn't get a working link earlier for Celtic v Astana

Got it on Sports Devil / Live Sports / livefootballvideo.

Thanks, I tried Sports Devil but had two kids hanging out of me.

Am going to sign up for SportsMania and give it a go

I used Sportsmania for the second half of last season and had very few issues with it,gonna sign up again in next few weeks with the Premier League starting up again

EDIT: Just signed up now actually to watch the PGA.
I notice they have Android app now,maybe they always had it but I use to access it through Kodi.
Just tested the app on my phone and it's working perfect. Easier than navigating through Kodi imo.

Nice one will sign up this weekend

Sign up soon there'll be a huge increase in new members as the season approaches and sometimes they close it to new members for a time. There were mumbling last season they'd let too many on and the quality wasn't as good but I think I'd only ever problems once..

I think you can even access it through a browser now
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: thebackbar1 on July 28, 2016, 09:48:44 PM
what hardware would you recommend ? there seems to be loads of options !!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 30, 2016, 08:51:45 AM
Where are you most likely to be able to see a recording of Frampton's fight first thing Sunday morning (our time)?

I have a SportsMania sub, but I don't think I've ever been able to watch a recording of an event within a few hours on it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 30, 2016, 10:42:13 AM
I have watched fights before from the sportsondemand section on SportsMania but not sure how quick they get put up after the event. Twitter will usually guide you to a link quick enough in the morning if its not there.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on July 30, 2016, 12:33:34 PM
I have watched fights before from the sportsondemand section on SportsMania but not sure how quick they get put up after the event. Twitter will usually guide you to a link quick enough in the morning if its not there.

Cheers Boycey. The problem is that Twitter will also give me the result >:(
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on July 30, 2016, 12:58:23 PM
I find ppv are usually in SM's on demand section pretty quickly the following day. Certainly before midday.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on July 31, 2016, 10:21:31 AM
Watched  fight on the new ultimatemania IOS app.  Brilliant picture.

Go to App Store and search for 'Matrix Tv Browser. Inser username and password and bobs your uncle. Also available for Android!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on July 31, 2016, 10:46:24 AM
Yep, the Frampton fight and the UFC picture quality was perfect. HD streams on it are generally 720p rather than 1080 but that's only minor quibble. Not a hint of an interruption in the stream all evening either.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on July 31, 2016, 11:23:58 AM
Watched  fight on the new ultimatemania IOS app.  Brilliant picture.

Go to App Store and search for 'Matrix Tv Browser. Inser username and password and bobs your uncle. Also available for Android!!
On the Android app it asks for a URL?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on July 31, 2016, 11:25:57 AM
Watched  fight on the new ultimatemania IOS app.  Brilliant picture.

Go to App Store and search for 'Matrix Tv Browser. Inser username and password and bobs your uncle. Also available for Android!!
On the Android app it asks for a URL?

Sorry. Type in 'ultimatemania.rocks'
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on July 31, 2016, 03:57:17 PM
Watched  fight on the new ultimatemania IOS app.  Brilliant picture.

Go to App Store and search for 'Matrix Tv Browser. Inser username and password and bobs your uncle. Also available for Android!!
On the Android app it asks for a URL?

Sorry. Type in 'ultimatemania.rocks'

What URL for the IOS app folks? the one above doesnt work

Very impressed with the Kodi add-on - perfect HD and no buffering
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 01, 2016, 10:19:37 AM
Watched  fight on the new ultimatemania IOS app.  Brilliant picture.

Go to App Store and search for 'Matrix Tv Browser. Inser username and password and bobs your uncle. Also available for Android!!
On the Android app it asks for a URL?

Sorry. Type in 'ultimatemania.rocks'

What URL for the IOS app folks? the one above doesnt work

Very impressed with the Kodi add-on - perfect HD and no buffering

If you have subscribed to Sportsmania then The URL for the IOS is 'sportsmania.eu'

If you have subscribed to Ultramania then the URL is 'ultimatemania.rocks'

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on August 01, 2016, 03:34:22 PM
heading into the new football season and i'm contemplating signing up for on eof the paid IPTV services for sports only.  There seems to be a right bit of choice though e.g. future streams, sportsmania, easy streams, dexter etc.  Which is best (and of course cheapest  ;)  )
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on August 01, 2016, 05:01:31 PM
Watched  fight on the new ultimatemania IOS app.  Brilliant picture.

Go to App Store and search for 'Matrix Tv Browser. Inser username and password and bobs your uncle. Also available for Android!!
On the Android app it asks for a URL?

Sorry. Type in 'ultimatemania.rocks'

What URL for the IOS app folks? the one above doesnt work

Very impressed with the Kodi add-on - perfect HD and no buffering

If you have subscribed to Sportsmania then The URL for the IOS is 'sportsmania.eu'

If you have subscribed to Ultramania then the URL is 'ultimatemania.rocks'

Works perfect cheers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on August 02, 2016, 04:01:02 PM
sunscribed to overlordsTV last night as they were doing a deal of 12.50 for 3 months sports.  Thought it worth a punt. Got it loaded on and have to say i was very impressed. HD and no buffering.  I'd say last night would have been low volume so bigger tests still to come.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 02, 2016, 07:14:53 PM
Trying to install kodi onto firestick.

ES file folder not available anymore to do this the easy way.

Anyone got round this problem ?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on August 02, 2016, 08:13:19 PM
Adb fire. Takes five mins.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on August 02, 2016, 10:15:53 PM
Trying to install kodi onto firestick.

ES file folder not available anymore to do this the easy way.

Anyone got round this problem ?

I read somewhere the other day that there's a work around now available for ES file explorer maybe google that? Else as gallsman says Adb Fire works, that's how I originally loaded mine
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on August 03, 2016, 11:36:39 AM
Trying to install kodi onto firestick.

ES file folder not available anymore to do this the easy way.

Anyone got round this problem ?

do you have an android phone? if so download the kodi app to it and then download an app called apps2fire.  use this to sync your phone to the firestick using the IP address and you can then send the kodi app to the stick.

Also works for sending the likes of Mobdro to the stick.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 03, 2016, 01:18:05 PM
Thanks for the replies.

Got it installed through computer. Had a lot of readin up to do as I had never done it this way before.

Simple when you know which buttons to press!!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on August 05, 2016, 10:34:31 PM
I know I started this thread a long time ago but never got a box. Was wondering what is the best box to get for the football season starting.  Does sky eir and BT sport. I'm gonna get one this time just looking for a good one. I live in South dublin and have decent wifi. All ideas welcome.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on August 06, 2016, 10:17:54 AM
I know I started this thread a long time ago but never got a box. Was wondering what is the best box to get for the football season starting.  Does sky eir and BT sport. I'm gonna get one this time just looking for a good one. I live in South dublin and have decent wifi. All ideas welcome.

I've an MXIII for about a year now and its been fine. Good value and has a physical ethernet port (much more reliable than WiFi). Use if for Netflix and sportsmania. Can't sing the praises of sportsmania enough. More sports channels that you can dream of for about 30 euro per 6  months. Always the danger that it will get shut down but I've had it for over a year now and its still going strong. Before that I used all the free stuff but once you move to this you'll never go back. It always works - that's what you're paying for
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gerrykeegan on August 06, 2016, 06:47:27 PM
Just signed up for sportsmania. Seriously impressive. Watching the Dublin Donegal game in perfect quality. Can't recommend it enough.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on August 08, 2016, 10:08:14 AM
I know I started this thread a long time ago but never got a box. Was wondering what is the best box to get for the football season starting.  Does sky eir and BT sport. I'm gonna get one this time just looking for a good one. I live in South dublin and have decent wifi. All ideas welcome.

I've an MXIII for about a year now and its been fine. Good value and has a physical ethernet port (much more reliable than WiFi). Use if for Netflix and sportsmania. Can't sing the praises of sportsmania enough. More sports channels that you can dream of for about 30 euro per 6  months. Always the danger that it will get shut down but I've had it for over a year now and its still going strong. Before that I used all the free stuff but once you move to this you'll never go back. It always works - that's what you're paying for
And is sports mania available through any Android box? How do you then get sports mania? 
Sorry a bit.of.a techno phobe
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on August 08, 2016, 12:13:07 PM
I know I started this thread a long time ago but never got a box. Was wondering what is the best box to get for the football season starting.  Does sky eir and BT sport. I'm gonna get one this time just looking for a good one. I live in South dublin and have decent wifi. All ideas welcome.

I've an MXIII for about a year now and its been fine. Good value and has a physical ethernet port (much more reliable than WiFi). Use if for Netflix and sportsmania. Can't sing the praises of sportsmania enough. More sports channels that you can dream of for about 30 euro per 6  months. Always the danger that it will get shut down but I've had it for over a year now and its still going strong. Before that I used all the free stuff but once you move to this you'll never go back. It always works - that's what you're paying for
And is sports mania available through any Android box? How do you then get sports mania? 
Sorry a bit.of.a techno phobe

Either through Kodi as an add-on or by downloading the sportsmania Android app (not in the store). It's not complicated, just f**king google it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 08, 2016, 09:27:57 PM
Is there any difference in quality for Sportsmania between running it through Kodi (as I tend to do) or just watching it directly through a browser window on your laptop?

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gerrykeegan on August 08, 2016, 09:49:15 PM
Joe

I found it worked better in KODI than in a browser.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 08, 2016, 09:55:46 PM
Joe

I found it worked better in KODI than in a browser.

Cheers gerry
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: cavan4sam on August 09, 2016, 10:24:01 AM
do you just purchase a 6 month news pack on this link? http://sportsmania.eu/payments/signup
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on August 09, 2016, 10:36:19 AM
do you just purchase a 6 month news pack on this link? http://sportsmania.eu/payments/signup
Yep.

They also have an app that's easier navigate than Kodi imo.
You'll find a link to the app apk on the sportsmania forum.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 10, 2016, 10:40:46 AM
do you just purchase a 6 month news pack on this link? http://sportsmania.eu/payments/signup
Yep.

They also have an app that's easier navigate than Kodi imo.
You'll find a link to the app apk on the sportsmania forum.

 I installed the app onto my kodi but not the same quality of picture I found. The app on the iPad is fantastic though.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: cavan4sam on August 10, 2016, 01:21:17 PM
Done this yesterday and have it on Kodi through a 42" TV and I'm very happy with the quality. Thanks
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on August 10, 2016, 02:30:17 PM
do you just purchase a 6 month news pack on this link? http://sportsmania.eu/payments/signup
Yep.

They also have an app that's easier navigate than Kodi imo.
You'll find a link to the app apk on the sportsmania forum.

That's just the resolution on a smaller screen. It's the exact same stream.
 I installed the app onto my kodi but not the same quality of picture I found. The app on the iPad is fantastic though.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 10, 2016, 03:27:51 PM
do you just purchase a 6 month news pack on this link? http://sportsmania.eu/payments/signup
Yep.

They also have an app that's easier navigate than Kodi imo.
You'll find a link to the app apk on the sportsmania forum.

That's just the resolution on a smaller screen. It's the exact same stream.
 I installed the app onto my kodi but not the same quality of picture I found. The app on the iPad is fantastic though.

Can only say what I find!!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on August 27, 2016, 10:22:04 PM
Anyone else have bother with Sportsmania today? Mine buffered on any of the hd channels ended up watching a poor sd link that took me back to bad old days of searching for links.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 27, 2016, 10:27:13 PM
Try it on SPMC. 'Experts' are saying that SPMC is better for android devices than Kodi is. Easy to install and no problems for me so far!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UH2Ckju5Hjw
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on August 28, 2016, 06:11:25 AM
Anyone else have bother with Sportsmania today? Mine buffered on any of the hd channels ended up watching a poor sd link that took me back to card old days of searching for links.

Yep, was happening for me too.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on September 09, 2016, 11:43:27 PM
Has Phoenix disappeared?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on September 10, 2016, 03:36:33 PM
Anyone else have problems with sportsmania  today?
Buffering like mad on some of the 3pm kick offs and some won't play at all.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on September 10, 2016, 03:53:03 PM
Anyone else have problems with sportsmania  today?
Buffering like mad on some of the 3pm kick offs and some won't play at all.

 Yes. They are saying on FB to avoid the 3pm section until they have it sorted. I am watching the Arsenal game on Astro
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on September 10, 2016, 04:00:51 PM
Not on today but had problems a few weeks back, I read on a forum elsewhere that blamed early season overload as they let on too many newbies but it usually settles down.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on September 10, 2016, 04:41:36 PM
3pm section seems to be ok now
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 12, 2016, 11:11:56 AM
Lads, ye've probably already answered this, so don't go mental. I'm a Sky subscriber, with multi room, Sky Go etc. I find it brilliant, but I don't like the fact that multi room is Ä15 a month. I bought an Android box off of Groupon for the craic. I don't want to do anything too fancy, but I'd like to try and stream TV stations onto a TV in another room, so I'm planning on just putting it on our wi-fi, plugging it into the TV , and letting it off. Will I just be able to download something like Mobdro onto it and work away? Or is it more complicated than that?

I'm completely new to Android boxes and the like, so be gentle!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on September 12, 2016, 11:20:48 AM
Lads, ye've probably already answered this, so don't go mental. I'm a Sky subscriber, with multi room, Sky Go etc. I find it brilliant, but I don't like the fact that multi room is Ä15 a month. I bought an Android box off of Groupon for the craic. I don't want to do anything too fancy, but I'd like to try and stream TV stations onto a TV in another room, so I'm planning on just putting it on our wi-fi, plugging it into the TV , and letting it off. Will I just be able to download something like Mobdro onto it and work away? Or is it more complicated than that?

I'm completely new to Android boxes and the like, so be gentle!

Yeah Mobdro is a pretty good, simple start to the world of Android boxes before we introduce to you the full power of what you can do :-)

A word of warning though it can be a sometimes frustrating pastime and if its the "Sky" experience you are looking for it won't replicate it. Have you thought of the dodgy box route as per the other thread? I have both going side by side but I'm a bit of a nerd..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 12, 2016, 11:23:27 AM
Not really the 'Sky' experience. I have Sky for that :) I'm not planning on getting rid of Sky at the moment anyway. This is more of a supplement to Sky, and for tellies in other rooms. I'd obviously like to be able to watch some of the Sky Movie/Sport Channels, but the big thing for me is the channels that are not on Sky. American ESPN, NBC, ABC etc showing college football in the States. Things like that.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on September 12, 2016, 11:28:18 AM
Anybody up to speed on all the leatest with regard to these sky replacement boxes?  My da has a dreambox the past 4 or 5 years, gets every sky channel as well as sky sports box office and boxnation.  I haven't checked but wonder if he gets the box office movies etc too?

A friend of mine is offering to set me up with a zgemma box that will give me basically the same as I have mentioned above, it can pause and record too though.  He is looking £70 for the box and £20 a year subscription.  Thinking of getting it as fed up with the bother when trying to watch a boxing fight really.  Are there still Dreamboxes or are the zgemma the new leader?  Or are there others that are better?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on September 12, 2016, 11:42:37 AM
Anybody up to speed on all the leatest with regard to these sky replacement boxes?  My da has a dreambox the past 4 or 5 years, gets every sky channel as well as sky sports box office and boxnation.  I haven't checked but wonder if he gets the box office movies etc too?

A friend of mine is offering to set me up with a zgemma box that will give me basically the same as I have mentioned above, it can pause and record too though.  He is looking £70 for the box and £20 a year subscription.  Thinking of getting it as fed up with the bother when trying to watch a boxing fight really.  Are there still Dreamboxes or are the zgemma the new leader?  Or are there others that are better?

I've a zgemma and they're miles ahead of the dreamboxes in my opinion. The user interface and EPG can be set up to mimic Sky rather than the basic menu of Dreamboxes. At £70+20 hes giving it to you at cost but I'd imagine there is no hard drive included for the record/pause etc at that price. You can buy a 1TB hard drive though for about £50 or use an even cheaper memory stick but that will limit the amount you can record.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on September 12, 2016, 01:15:17 PM
Anybody up to speed on all the leatest with regard to these sky replacement boxes?  My da has a dreambox the past 4 or 5 years, gets every sky channel as well as sky sports box office and boxnation.  I haven't checked but wonder if he gets the box office movies etc too?

A friend of mine is offering to set me up with a zgemma box that will give me basically the same as I have mentioned above, it can pause and record too though.  He is looking £70 for the box and £20 a year subscription.  Thinking of getting it as fed up with the bother when trying to watch a boxing fight really.  Are there still Dreamboxes or are the zgemma the new leader?  Or are there others that are better?

I've a zgemma and they're miles ahead of the dreamboxes in my opinion. The user interface and EPG can be set up to mimic Sky rather than the basic menu of Dreamboxes. At £70+20 hes giving it to you at cost but I'd imagine there is no hard drive included for the record/pause etc at that price. You can buy a 1TB hard drive though for about £50 or use an even cheaper memory stick but that will limit the amount you can record.

Are many people caught using Dreamboxes or these type of devices?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 12, 2016, 01:21:12 PM
Anybody up to speed on all the leatest with regard to these sky replacement boxes?  My da has a dreambox the past 4 or 5 years, gets every sky channel as well as sky sports box office and boxnation.  I haven't checked but wonder if he gets the box office movies etc too?

A friend of mine is offering to set me up with a zgemma box that will give me basically the same as I have mentioned above, it can pause and record too though.  He is looking £70 for the box and £20 a year subscription.  Thinking of getting it as fed up with the bother when trying to watch a boxing fight really.  Are there still Dreamboxes or are the zgemma the new leader?  Or are there others that are better?
Are you expecting anyone here to answer that question?

A mate bought a box with internal 500Gb harddrive and Kodi with full Sky (all sports, movies, box office etc.) for £280 plus £50 p.a. Sky sub.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 12, 2016, 01:23:27 PM
How does zgemma / dreambox function?

Does it just use broadband, satellite or are both needed?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on September 12, 2016, 01:25:21 PM
Not really the 'Sky' experience. I have Sky for that :) I'm not planning on getting rid of Sky at the moment anyway. This is more of a supplement to Sky, and for tellies in other rooms. I'd obviously like to be able to watch some of the Sky Movie/Sport Channels, but the big thing for me is the channels that are not on Sky. American ESPN, NBC, ABC etc showing college football in the States. Things like that.

Android box with sportsmania app installed then and a subscription to sportsmania or ultimatemania which is all the same sports channels plus more tv channels.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 12, 2016, 01:26:05 PM
Good man, I'll check out that. How much is a sportsmania subscription?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 12, 2016, 01:27:00 PM

Android box with sportsmania app installed then and a subscription to sportsmania or ultimatemania which is all the same sports channels plus more tv channels.

Boycey, I have that.  What would be the gain for me in getting zgemma?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 12, 2016, 01:27:31 PM
Good man, I'll check out that. How much is a sportsmania subscription?

It's something like £26 for 6 months
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 12, 2016, 01:35:22 PM
Not really the 'Sky' experience. I have Sky for that :) I'm not planning on getting rid of Sky at the moment anyway. This is more of a supplement to Sky, and for tellies in other rooms. I'd obviously like to be able to watch some of the Sky Movie/Sport Channels, but the big thing for me is the channels that are not on Sky. American ESPN, NBC, ABC etc showing college football in the States. Things like that.

Android box with sportsmania app installed then and a subscription to sportsmania or ultimatemania which is all the same sports channels plus more tv channels.
Any specific Android box required or any oul thing do?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on September 12, 2016, 01:36:47 PM
Anybody up to speed on all the leatest with regard to these sky replacement boxes?  My da has a dreambox the past 4 or 5 years, gets every sky channel as well as sky sports box office and boxnation.  I haven't checked but wonder if he gets the box office movies etc too?

A friend of mine is offering to set me up with a zgemma box that will give me basically the same as I have mentioned above, it can pause and record too though.  He is looking £70 for the box and £20 a year subscription.  Thinking of getting it as fed up with the bother when trying to watch a boxing fight really.  Are there still Dreamboxes or are the zgemma the new leader?  Or are there others that are better?
Are you expecting anyone here to answer that question?

A mate bought a box with internal 500Gb harddrive and Kodi with full Sky (all sports, movies, box office etc.) for £280 plus £50 p.a. Sky sub.

The zgemma box will do all that for you at £70 plus the cost of a hard drive
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on September 12, 2016, 02:05:47 PM

Android box with sportsmania app installed then and a subscription to sportsmania or ultimatemania which is all the same sports channels plus more tv channels.

Boycey, I have that.  What would be the gain for me in getting zgemma?

We have sort of merged two topics here

The Android boxes are streaming content from the internet, I'm sure you know this if you have a Sportsmania sub. The zgemma/dreamboxes are satellite receivers working through your dish and only using the internet to get a 'code' to allow the box to work.

What will you gain from having a zgemma? Nothing, if you just want it as AZOffaly does back up the page what you currently have is fine. Its more of a Sky replacement
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 12, 2016, 05:10:28 PM
Boycey you may start doing homers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: HiMucker on September 13, 2016, 11:22:10 AM
Folks I have cloud ibox.  Have had it about 2 years.  Pay £65 a year for basically every channel under the sun.  Have to say I think its brilliant value for money, but wondering if the couple of issues Im having is just something you have to accept or is there away around it?  Obviously without getting sky!

1)  No HD channels, which is fair enough.  However BT sport hd was working up until this September and now is off.  Same thing happened last year but it came back after a month.  Is it gone for good this time from dream boxes or is it likely to return? 

2) All the live sport is perfect bar the very odd time it freezes for 2 secs.  However I notice that the big football games on sky sports, generally on a Sunday seem to freeze quite a bit.  Never happens with BT sport.  I think I know why this is.  Its to do with the amount of people switching on and off that are on the dreambox providers server.

3) Never any issue with any Sky box office events or other pay per view events.  But I cant seem to get Sky box office movies


Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 08:40:03 AM
OK, so my android box arrived and I got it up and going. Kodi Isengaard came preinstalled on it, and I put Mobdro on it as well. I've added the Exodus plug in to Kodi, which looks great for TV and Movie downloads. Is there anything else I absolutely should have on it, particularly in the live TV streaming/EPG areas? Looks good so far!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on September 16, 2016, 09:00:28 AM
OK, so my android box arrived and I got it up and going. Kodi Isengaard came preinstalled on it, and I put Mobdro on it as well. I've added the Exodus plug in to Kodi, which looks great for TV and Movie downloads. Is there anything else I absolutely should have on it, particularly in the live TV streaming/EPG areas? Looks good so far!

Phoenix, UK Turks, NJM Soccer. Toonmania very good for the kids as well.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 09:03:06 AM
Phoenix is preinstalled, but a lot of the channels don't seem to play? Mobdro seems much more reliable..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on September 16, 2016, 09:08:08 AM
Phoenix is preinstalled, but a lot of the channels don't seem to play? Mobdro seems much more reliable..

I use Phoenix and Turks for documentaires, lot of good sporting docs. Havent used Mobdro.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 09:14:49 AM
Mobdro is live TV streaming, and there's a few pre-recorded movies and TV series as well, but it looks as if they are just constantly streaming, so you don't actually get to pick the episode you want to watch. It's like old time TV where you turn on the channel and watch what's on. I use it for live TV because basically I know what I want to see and what channel it's on.

In Phoenix the Live TV streams seemed to be less available.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 09:15:20 AM
Mobdro is just live streaming, most of which come from filmon.tv.

I thought phoenix had died, no?

Exodus and sportsmania are the only two you really need AZ.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 09:15:59 AM
Cheers gallsman
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 09:20:51 AM
Try sportsmania out for a month to see if you think it's worth it (although for 56 quid a year or whatever it is, it'd want to be shocking for nobody to think its worth it). Think you're a game pass subscriber so if happy, you could cut that out immediately and it will have "paid" itself back. It'll have all games live as well as red zone and the network.

Another thing that might be worth looking at is paying for a proxy/DNS service that is reliable and won't impact your speed the way something like Hula will. I think I paid 7 dollars for SmartDNS that allows me to route my internet from Spain through the UK to let me use all the TV players like iPlayer, as well as Amazon Prime Video. Will also you get things like US Netflix.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on September 16, 2016, 09:41:50 AM
What's the quality of stream like on Modbro? It used to be terrible.
Sportsmania is the only way to go imo.
Download Matrix TV and watch it through that. I find it easier than using it through Kodi. Also if your Kodi came pre loaded with a custom build then I would do a full reset and clear them all and just load Exodus and Sportsmania if you want. You have no need for anything else if you want sport and all the latest movies/TV shows. Pre loaded repos or custom builds will only slow it down in my experience.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 09:44:03 AM
Can you delete repositories rather than reloading the whole thing?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on September 16, 2016, 09:45:05 AM
Can you delete repositories rather than reloading the whole thing?
Has your Kodi a custom build?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 09:47:51 AM
No idea. It came preloaded on the box. It's called isengaard I think, from LOTR. There's a pile of add ons there alright, but I added Exodus. There's stuff there I'd like to delete to simplify the interface for others in the house, but I don't know how to 'delete' an add on.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 09:51:27 AM
Adding back sports mania and exodus takes less than ten minutes combined.

I'd go into the application settings on the android box, delete all app data for kodi. Go to the Play Store and make sure app is up to date, then reinstall those two add one.

Google "seo Michael *name of add on*" and you'll find step by step instructions. Once you get used to it, it's handy.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JohnDenver on September 16, 2016, 09:59:07 AM
Sportsmania actually have their own build on their repo which is decent. Needs Kodi 16.1 to run though.  Within the build there are place holders in the menus for the likes of Exodus, Phoenix, UK Turks - but these aren't installed originally.  If you click on say for example "Exodus" within the sportsmania build it will prompt an install and then does it automatically.

As Laoislad says, a lot of the builds clutter up your box / stick and the majority of addons you won't use.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 10:09:20 AM
Can you actually delete an add on that you've added, or is already pre-installed?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 10:10:02 AM
I'd stay away from any programs and just go with the direct installation of any add ons needed. Depending on the box you have, data and cache can fill up very quickly.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 10:12:05 AM
Can you actually delete an add on that you've added, or is already pre-installed?

Yes, if you running stock kodi you can long press on the add on or go into the settings and "add on information" you van uninstall.

However, if it's a particular build, this option might not be included. As I said, I think best option is to clear all kodi data and install fresh from the play store.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on September 16, 2016, 10:14:26 AM
I would do exactly what gallsman is saying.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 10:43:49 AM
So basically uninstall ?Kodi completely, reinstall from Play store, and add only the addon repositories and addons I actually want?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: bamboo on September 16, 2016, 10:58:20 AM
Have you a link to the item you bought AZ? Might jump on this bandwagon as Sky is getting too expensive and I only really use it for sport. Cheers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on September 16, 2016, 10:59:44 AM
I just bought a cheap one on Groupon. If it works out (and it looks like it will) I might get a better on (assuming such a thing exists) later on. Take a look on Groupon. It was 57 euro, 'down' from 177.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on September 16, 2016, 11:01:50 AM
I use the beast build, have for a while.  Whats sportsmania?  I have started noticing a lot of my links on sportsdevil etc not working anymore too. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 11:16:32 AM
I use the beast build, have for a while.  Whats sportsmania?  I have started noticing a lot of my links on sportsdevil etc not working anymore too.

Custom builds are shite and completely unnecessary. Plenty of chat about sportsmania in this thread. Paid subscription to every sports channel on the planet basically. Everything you want in HD.

That's exactly what I mean AZ. Given you got it on Groupon, its capabilities are probably quite limited, so not risking overloading it is a good idea. If box is running android, sportsmania have an app you could install directly without using kodi.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on September 16, 2016, 11:17:28 AM
Sportsmania is a paid subscription add-on with access to all the sports channels you'll ever need around the world.

All 3pm kick-offs, box office, live sports etc etc.  You also get movies and boxsets or whatever.

It's cheap too.

Various options.... £12 for a month, £17 for 3 months, £27 for 6 months.  £50 for a year or whatever.

It's the only thing I ever use.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on September 16, 2016, 11:51:41 AM
I use the beast build, have for a while.  Whats sportsmania?  I have started noticing a lot of my links on sportsdevil etc not working anymore too.

Custom builds are shite and completely unnecessary. Plenty of chat about sportsmania in this thread. Paid subscription to every sports channel on the planet basically. Everything you want in HD.

That's exactly what I mean AZ. Given you got it on Groupon, its capabilities are probably quite limited, so not risking overloading it is a good idea. If box is running android, sportsmania have an app you could install directly without using kodi.

I have the app for sportsmania and find it great. The one I use is one that was recommend on here by someone. Matrix TV Browser.
I only use Kodi for Exodus.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on September 16, 2016, 01:04:50 PM
I use the Nvidea Shield, its $200 but worth it, if you're going to go down the Kodi/IPTV route it would be advisable to get a decent box otherwise buffering etc will be an issue. Also I use Smash IPTV (paid subscription) through Perfect Player and get over 900 channels including all the Irish and British channels, it also has an EPG guide.  Does Sportsmania have other TV channels besides the sports channels?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 01:09:15 PM
It does but it pulls them in from 3rd parties like filmon
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on September 16, 2016, 04:55:43 PM
Some of you hoors should just offer a service selling and configuring these boxes and save a lot of the pain.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 05:42:07 PM
Some of you hoors should just offer a service selling and configuring these boxes and save a lot of the pain.

That's half the problem - people are too scared of the technology will gladly pay 40 or 50 quid to have someone do something they could do themselves in 10 minutes simply by following a YouTube video
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on September 16, 2016, 06:01:31 PM
I've learned with android boxes that you are as well figuring it out yourself because the add-on that is must have now will be obsolete in no time...

Sportsmania being the honourable exception but I suppose that's because its a premium service..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on September 16, 2016, 06:05:22 PM
Long story but I also have Smoothstreams TV as well as Sportsmania. Anyone else got Smoothstreams? It is as reliable as Mania and about 7 quid per month. It's invite only though. It's closed for most of the year to new subscribers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: DickyRock on September 16, 2016, 08:55:01 PM
Cheers lads. Was about to pay for a 1 day sky sports pass. Thought I may as well try out sportsmania for a month. Great stream of the liverpool match - will be subscribing for the year when the month is up.

One thing that did annoy me was that they sent my password in email - good job I use a different password for every site.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 16, 2016, 09:34:35 PM
It's not what you'd call the most professional of setups...

Payment processing is secure as they use Stripe but beyond that, don't expect much. Any issues with them, getting onto them on twitter is usually the best option.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on September 16, 2016, 09:48:17 PM
They also have a very good Facebook page. It's for their subscribers only and it's very active, mostly with people praising their work but also for people who are having problems with streaming.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on October 25, 2016, 10:30:22 PM
I've been trying to load sportsmania onto a firestick but when I go to install it keeps saying no dependancies or something. I've tried to do it a few times to no avail. Anyone any idea what I'm doing wrong?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on October 26, 2016, 11:30:47 AM
I'm coming towards the end of my subscription with Overlord TV which in the main has been decent.  The only time it struggled for me was during the GGG v Brook PPV night.  How does sports mania handle big events such as this? any issues?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: ludermor on October 26, 2016, 01:41:30 PM
Sportsmania is a paid subscription add-on with access to all the sports channels you'll ever need around the world.

All 3pm kick-offs, box office, live sports etc etc.  You also get movies and boxsets or whatever.

It's cheap too.

Various options.... £12 for a month, £17 for 3 months, £27 for 6 months.  £50 for a year or whatever.

It's the only thing I ever use.
Sportsmania really is the dogs bollix and its got Rte 1 & 2 as well for those away from the motherland
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on October 26, 2016, 01:45:57 PM
I've been trying to load sportsmania onto a firestick but when I go to install it keeps saying no dependancies or something. I've tried to do it a few times to no avail. Anyone any idea what I'm doing wrong?

What have you been trying to install? The apk for their dedicated android app or have you been trying to install the Kodi add-on?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on October 26, 2016, 02:47:57 PM
I was trying to add the Kodi add on but that's just cause I thought that was the way to do it? I'm going to give the paid version a go, so what should I be doing? I tried looking at the SEO Michael boyo online but then kept getting the dependencies error.

If you having already guessed I'm not very IT......  :-[
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on October 26, 2016, 02:59:53 PM
Have you managed to install kodi to begin with?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on October 26, 2016, 03:43:28 PM
Yeah I have Kodi installed and had a build on it but thought it was fairly slow when watching some of the live sports. Great for movies but seemed to buffer a bit on sports. It actually gradually got worse so I got rid of the build and downloaded exodus for movies and then was going to get the sportsmania subscription up and running. I never really used it for anything else. But struggling to get Sportsmania downloaded.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on October 26, 2016, 03:58:43 PM
Do you have the sportsmania repo installed? Follow the SEO Michael tips step by step and it'll work.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 28, 2016, 06:09:37 PM
I need some help folks.

I subscribe to SportsMania, and I watch it through Kodi on my Firestick.  But having read the recent threads I wanted to try watching Sportsmania through Matrix TV Browser; I think this is the way that was meant when people said "watch SportsMain through its own app".

I downloaded the Matrix TV Browser and sideloaded it onto my Firestick.  When I open the Matrix TV Browser app I get a message telling me "Please install Player for streaming video", but it then tries to open a link on the Amazon App store that takes me to MX Player.  However, when I try to get MX Player I am told that it is incompatible with my device.

Just to be clear, the pop up message I get upon opening Matrix means that I cannot enter SportsMania's  URL.

Am I doing something wrong?  How else do you guys watch SportsMania on the Firestick without going through Kodi?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 28, 2016, 06:36:08 PM
Try downloading the MX Player APK and installing it. Google should find it for u.

For what it's worth I know other people have found it different but for me sportsmania works best on Android via Kodi but on IOS MatrixTv is class...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on October 28, 2016, 06:46:18 PM
When I say watch sports mania through its app, I mean exactly that. They have their own dedicated app for android that you can install on an android device. Theoretically you could install it directly on a Firestick but I doubt it would be compatible.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 28, 2016, 07:12:14 PM
Just buy an android box. I can't see any advantage a firestick has over an android box. There is no faffing about with side loading this that or the other.
It will play anything you can throw at it. Exodus and Sportsmania work excellently on them.
A decent box can be got for Ä40. I have the mxIII and it does everything I want it to do.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on October 29, 2016, 03:46:06 PM
SPMC is the new kodi
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Billys Boots on November 01, 2016, 01:21:39 PM
Anyone know anything about the android boxes being advertised by www.keltronix.ie (http://www.keltronix.ie)??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Billys Boots on November 03, 2016, 10:43:15 AM
Anyone know anything about the android boxes being advertised by www.keltronix.ie (http://www.keltronix.ie)??

Anyone? Anything?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Geoff Tipps on November 03, 2016, 11:28:43 AM
Anyone know anything about the android boxes being advertised by www.keltronix.ie (http://www.keltronix.ie)??

Anyone? Anything?

They're ok but you'll get the same box much cheaper if you buy directly from Ebay.
They probably come with a KODI build - I guess that's why they are charging a premium.
You can install your own build for nothing.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 03, 2016, 11:55:21 AM
Anyone know anything about the android boxes being advertised by www.keltronix.ie (http://www.keltronix.ie)??

Anyone? Anything?

Most android boxes are pretty much the same just rebadged with a different logo. A decent one with good specs can be got for about Ä50. I think mine cost Ä75 but the same can be got now for less. 
Geoff is correct, you are better off getting one without a custom build. It's very easy put the stuff on it yourself.  They are all basically the same thing as an android phone software but on your TV.
Just get one with decent specs and it should handle any of the sports or movies sites.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Billys Boots on November 03, 2016, 11:59:03 AM
And are they reliable - why do they say you don't need to save anything that it can be watched on-demand?  Is that not the same thing, or do you save to a cloud account or something?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on November 03, 2016, 12:09:45 PM
And are they reliable - why do they say you don't need to save anything that it can be watched on-demand?  Is that not the same thing, or do you save to a cloud account or something?

no nothing needs to be saved or downloaded.  it's all streamed from the internet.  It's best you have unlimited internet from your providor
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on November 03, 2016, 12:14:37 PM
A point to note Billy as I'm not sure you understand. The android box is simply hardware with the Android operating system on it. What services you use it for and their capabilities (e.g. kodi and its addons) are separate.

In general, you won't need much hard disk storage on it. You want a good bit of ram and if you want to future proof, maybe make sure it's capable of outputting 4k.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: amallon on November 06, 2016, 01:41:21 PM
Is there such a thing as an android set top box that has a freeview tuner in it?  I want a box that can record Emmerdale every night for the wife and has Kodi built in?  I'm looking at the BT YouView+ box but obviously you can't stick Kodi on it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 06, 2016, 06:05:52 PM
Is there such a thing as an android set top box that has a freeview tuner in it?  I want a box that can record Emmerdale every night for the wife and has Kodi built in?  I'm looking at the BT YouView+ box but obviously you can't stick Kodi on it.

There are combo boxes alright but I wouldn't know that much about them. I know the zgemma box I use has a kind of Kodi 'light' installed on it but I've never used it for Kodi. I suspect something like this might do ur job either http://www.satworld.ie/amiko-a3-combo-android-spark-2-satellite-terrestrial-receiver.html
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Megaman on November 07, 2016, 07:49:07 AM
maybe the wrong place

but whats the best apps to use on IPTV player for Films?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on November 07, 2016, 08:53:56 AM
Is there such a thing as an android set top box that has a freeview tuner in it?  I want a box that can record Emmerdale every night for the wife and has Kodi built in?  I'm looking at the BT YouView+ box but obviously you can't stick Kodi on it.

The zgemma box can be setup with the IPTV player and within that a load of different apps can be used for tv shows and films.  As Boycey mentioned, there is a version of KODI called KODI Direct that can be installed on the zgemma boxes too.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: BenDover on November 23, 2016, 09:56:32 PM
What's the best repo to put onto a firestick?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on November 23, 2016, 11:37:42 PM
What's the best repo to put onto a firestick?

Do you mean on Kodi?

It's entirely dependent on what you want to watch.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on November 24, 2016, 09:21:43 AM
What's the best repo to put onto a firestick?

Do you mean on Kodi?

It's entirely dependent on what you want to watch.

I've been using Exodus for the TV shows and movies and Sports devil for the live sports streaming and both still going strong after quite a while..
 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on November 24, 2016, 09:27:40 AM
Laoislad, is it the MXIII you have? A mate of looking at it and asked me to help set it up for him but it ships with Android 4.4. Are there OTA updates?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 24, 2016, 09:45:23 AM
Laoislad, is it the MXIII you have? A mate of looking at it and asked me to help set it up for him but it ships with Android 4.4. Are there OTA updates?
It is yeah. Don't think there are software updates. I've never looked into it but also I've never been prompted to download one by the box.
I've just bought an MXIV to use on another TV. Gets good reviews also. Was $29 on ali express.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on November 24, 2016, 10:33:53 AM
Laoislad, is it the MXIII you have? A mate of looking at it and asked me to help set it up for him but it ships with Android 4.4. Are there OTA updates?
It is yeah. Don't think there are software updates. I've never looked into it but also I've never been prompted to download one by the box.
I've just bought an MXIV to use on another TV. Gets good reviews also. Was $29 on ali express.

Cheers. I read a report that next Kodi release won't work with 4.4. If needs be I can flash a newer version of android on it for him but he's absolutely hopeless at anything like that himself so was wondering about maintenance.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: BenDover on November 24, 2016, 03:22:03 PM
What's the best repo to put onto a firestick?

Do you mean on Kodi?

It's entirely dependent on what you want to watch.

I've been using Exodus for the TV shows and movies and Sports devil for the live sports streaming and both still going strong after quite a while..

Yes sorry I'm going to load Kodi onto a FireStick for the younger bro, I'll start with Exodus/SportDevil then see how that treats him. Is SEOMichael still the bes tplace to get instructions for loading Kodi to a FireStick?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Harold Disgracey on November 24, 2016, 09:09:00 PM
YouTube is also handy.

I installed one of the Pulse builds via Ares Wizard and it does the job for me.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: redzone on December 05, 2016, 07:53:07 PM
Fellow on facebook selling Kodi stick with all sports channels, movies etc for 50. Seems good value. Would this use much data as I don't have unlimited usage
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 05, 2016, 07:59:39 PM
Fellow on facebook selling Kodi stick with all sports channels, movies etc for 50. Seems good value. Would this use much data as I don't have unlimited usage

Any kind of streaming device isn't right for you if you don't have unlimited usage. A 2hr hd film could be several Gb on its own. Also for that kind of money you will get a box rather than a stick, it's much better..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on December 05, 2016, 09:10:14 PM
Fellow on facebook selling Kodi stick with all sports channels, movies etc for 50. Seems good value. Would this use much data as I don't have unlimited usage

Any kind of streaming device isn't right for you if you don't have unlimited usage. A 2hr hd film could be several Gb on its own. Also for that kind of money you will get a box rather than a stick, it's much better..

Boycey is right.  I got a zgemma box last month and I now have all channels and there is the IPTV service which is for streaming all the shows and films I want too.  Again though, need unlimited internet but for an extra few pound its worth it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 05, 2016, 09:20:32 PM
Fellow on facebook selling Kodi stick with all sports channels, movies etc for 50. Seems good value. Would this use much data as I don't have unlimited usage

Any kind of streaming device isn't right for you if you don't have unlimited usage. A 2hr hd film could be several Gb on its own. Also for that kind of money you will get a box rather than a stick, it's much better..

Boycey is right.  I got a zgemma box last month and I now have all channels and there is the IPTV service which is for streaming all the shows and films I want too.  Again though, need unlimited internet but for an extra few pound its worth it.
 

my zGemma streams box sets/ tv series at much lower quality than the android box I have but movies are full hd quality, have you noticed this?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: redzone on December 05, 2016, 09:43:43 PM
Fellow on facebook selling Kodi stick with all sports channels, movies etc for 50. Seems good value. Would this use much data as I don't have unlimited usage

Any kind of streaming device isn't right for you if you don't have unlimited usage. A 2hr hd film could be several Gb on its own. Also for that kind of money you will get a box rather than a stick, it's much better..

Boycey is right.  I got a zgemma box last month and I now have all channels and there is the IPTV service which is for streaming all the shows and films I want too.  Again though, need unlimited internet but for an extra few pound its worth it.
 

my zGemma streams box sets/ tv series at much lower quality than the android box I have but movies are full hd quality, have you noticed this?
Ordered  zgemma of sky thread there, hopefully have it going by weekend.  Cheers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on December 06, 2016, 04:28:44 PM
Fellow on facebook selling Kodi stick with all sports channels, movies etc for 50. Seems good value. Would this use much data as I don't have unlimited usage

Any kind of streaming device isn't right for you if you don't have unlimited usage. A 2hr hd film could be several Gb on its own. Also for that kind of money you will get a box rather than a stick, it's much better..

Boycey is right.  I got a zgemma box last month and I now have all channels and there is the IPTV service which is for streaming all the shows and films I want too.  Again though, need unlimited internet but for an extra few pound its worth it.
 

my zGemma streams box sets/ tv series at much lower quality than the android box I have but movies are full hd quality, have you noticed this?

I have found the tv shows to be generally not as good a quality, but the movies have been great.  As for buffering etc or bad kinks, I find it pretty good as I get no buffering or bad links.  I was always using KODI and Movie HD before via chromecast and the amount of links prohibited by googles software made it a nightmare, it was pure trial and error to get a good link up and running,
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 06, 2016, 04:46:50 PM
Yeah they are still perfectly watchable, they would be standard definition quality I guess but I find it strange that the movies are full HD quality and they're not. There is probably a tweak somewhere for it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Megaman on December 07, 2016, 07:45:50 AM
what app do you generally use to watch the Movies and Boxsets etc
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 07, 2016, 08:23:39 AM
what app do you generally use to watch the Movies and Boxsets etc

on the zGemma I generally use yify or watchseries, the beauty of it is that the Iptv player plugin updates almost every time you turn it on so it only contains working apps.

If I'm on my android box it's still good old Exodus..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 07, 2016, 08:51:15 AM
what app do you generally use to watch the Movies and Boxsets etc
Hard to beat Exodus on Kodi.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on December 07, 2016, 11:53:29 AM
Exodus when on KODI. Movie HD is very good too. As Boycey says, the IPTV plugin is brilliant as nearly everything is working as it's constantly updated.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 07, 2016, 01:18:45 PM
what app do you generally use to watch the Movies and Boxsets etc

on the zGemma I generally use yify or watchseries, the beauty of it is that the Iptv player plugin updates almost every time you turn it on so it only contains working apps.

If I'm on my android box it's still good old Exodus..

Boycey, I never installed IPTV player plugin on my zGemma as I have Kodi on a Firestock.  Is there any reason why I should use the IPTV player plugin instead of Exodus on Kodi?

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 07, 2016, 02:22:23 PM
what app do you generally use to watch the Movies and Boxsets etc

on the zGemma I generally use yify or watchseries, the beauty of it is that the Iptv player plugin updates almost every time you turn it on so it only contains working apps.

If I'm on my android box it's still good old Exodus..

Boycey, I never installed IPTV player plugin on my zGemma as I have Kodi on a Firestock.  Is there any reason why I should use the IPTV player plugin instead of Exodus on Kodi?

No reason other than handiness... I have zGemma on main tv and an android box on second tv in kitchen (where I'm usually banished to), using the zGemma for movies/boxsets just saves me from having to move android box the odd time I'm allowed into the "good room" :). However I do remember the firestick being prone to buffer/run out of cache this doesn't happen on zgemma which has much more processing power..

I'd say you already have the IPTV plugin installed if you used that wooshbuild we talked about before as it comes as part of set-up. Check your plugins, there is nothing to do other than run it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 07, 2016, 04:51:51 PM
what app do you generally use to watch the Movies and Boxsets etc

on the zGemma I generally use yify or watchseries, the beauty of it is that the Iptv player plugin updates almost every time you turn it on so it only contains working apps.

If I'm on my android box it's still good old Exodus..

Boycey, I never installed IPTV player plugin on my zGemma as I have Kodi on a Firestock.  Is there any reason why I should use the IPTV player plugin instead of Exodus on Kodi?

No reason other than handiness... I have zGemma on main tv and an android box on second tv in kitchen (where I'm usually banished to), using the zGemma for movies/boxsets just saves me from having to move android box the odd time I'm allowed into the "good room" :). However I do remember the firestick being prone to buffer/run out of cache this doesn't happen on zgemma which has much more processing power..

I'd say you already have the IPTV plugin installed if you used that wooshbuild we talked about before as it comes as part of set-up. Check your plugins, there is nothing to do other than run it.

Cheers Boycey.

So you run it from the green plug ins button each time?  Once in IPTV do you need to click on anything to find sources or do you literally just search?

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 07, 2016, 05:04:18 PM
what app do you generally use to watch the Movies and Boxsets etc

on the zGemma I generally use yify or watchseries, the beauty of it is that the Iptv player plugin updates almost every time you turn it on so it only contains working apps.

If I'm on my android box it's still good old Exodus..

Boycey, I never installed IPTV player plugin on my zGemma as I have Kodi on a Firestock.  Is there any reason why I should use the IPTV player plugin instead of Exodus on Kodi?

No reason other than handiness... I have zGemma on main tv and an android box on second tv in kitchen (where I'm usually banished to), using the zGemma for movies/boxsets just saves me from having to move android box the odd time I'm allowed into the "good room" :). However I do remember the firestick being prone to buffer/run out of cache this doesn't happen on zgemma which has much more processing power..

I'd say you already have the IPTV plugin installed if you used that wooshbuild we talked about before as it comes as part of set-up. Check your plugins, there is nothing to do other than run it.

Cheers Boycey.

So you run it from the green plug ins button each time?  Once in IPTV do you need to click on anything to find sources or do you literally just search?

That's how I'm going into it anyhow as I've not come across another way yet..

It'll ask you to update and will restart the box. You definitely will need to update it as you've never used it before, I sometimes ignore the update as I'll have used it fairly recently. Once updated you will be in a directory of working IPTV apps so search and browse to your hearts content. I tend to use yify because I'd heard of it and watchseries because it sounds like a good place to find series :) but as far as I know they all work. Once your in it its pretty much like using kodi.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: pullhard on December 19, 2016, 09:40:44 PM
Got one of these android boxes, set it up with Kodi and Exodus, noticed the audio is very slightly behind the video, doing by head in any ideas of fixes?

Also is there decent plugin or app for sports? tried Mobdro but the links all seem down or its awful quality
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on December 19, 2016, 11:21:17 PM
Got one of these android boxes, set it up with Kodi and Exodus, noticed the audio is very slightly behind the video, doing by head in any ideas of fixes?

Also is there decent plugin or app for sports? tried Mobdro but the links all seem down or its awful quality

If you're prepared to pay, Sportsmania.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 20, 2016, 12:07:09 AM
When playing a movie click ok, you should see a range of options. Click the the volume/speaker icon and a menu opens, scroll to audio offset, click and choose synchronise..

Another vote for Sportsmania, worth every penny.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on December 20, 2016, 12:45:59 PM
Sports Mania for me too. I had previously tried Overlord TV for sport but SM is a class above that.  I think it was 17 quid for 3 months. Sure their coverage of the PPV boxing was almost worth that alone. I do mostly strugge to get the HD streams to work and almost always have to use SD. Not a big issue.

I used to put builds on the kodi app such as The Beast but now i have no need.  All i have on it is Exodus an Sports Mania.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on December 20, 2016, 12:51:58 PM
Sports Mania for me too. I had previously tried Overlord TV for sport but SM is a class above that.  I think it was 17 quid for 3 months. Sure their coverage of the PPV boxing was almost worth that alone. I do mostly strugge to get the HD streams to work and almost always have to use SD. Not a big issue.

I used to put builds on the kodi app such as The Beast but now i have no need.  All i have on it is Exodus an Sports Mania.

If you have a sportsmania subscriptions can you use it on a firestick and a phone? Or are you restricted to one device
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 20, 2016, 01:02:03 PM
You can put it on as many devices as you like, even watch it through a browser. You are limited to using it only on one device at a time though.

Lurganblue - I've no bother with HD maybe ur internet speed not good enough.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 20, 2016, 01:15:06 PM
Sports Mania for me too. I had previously tried Overlord TV for sport but SM is a class above that.  I think it was 17 quid for 3 months. Sure their coverage of the PPV boxing was almost worth that alone. I do mostly strugge to get the HD streams to work and almost always have to use SD. Not a big issue.

I used to put builds on the kodi app such as The Beast but now i have no need.  All i have on it is Exodus an Sports Mania.
Are you using a wired or wireless connection?
No problem with HD on mine with a wired connection. I have 300mbps with Virgin though so it would want to be OK!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on December 20, 2016, 01:16:38 PM
Out of that 300 what are you actually getting if you do a speed test. I have 100 with Vodafone and tend to get between 57 and 66.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 20, 2016, 01:24:11 PM
I've never actually bothered to check. It's about 90 over wifi.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on December 20, 2016, 01:31:04 PM
I've never actually bothered to check. It's about 90 over wifi.

Never noticed any issues with it anyway? Pixellating or buffering?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 20, 2016, 01:37:14 PM
I've never actually bothered to check. It's about 90 over wifi.

Never noticed any issues with it anyway? Pixellating or buffering?
On Sportsmania? I hardly ever get any issues. There are loads of links for the same game even if you have issues with one anyway.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on December 20, 2016, 02:00:26 PM
You can put it on as many devices as you like, even watch it through a browser. You are limited to using it only on one device at a time though.

Lurganblue - I've no bother with HD maybe ur internet speed not good enough.

Cheers Boycey
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on December 20, 2016, 02:09:39 PM
Yeah i would assume that it's an internet problem for me rather than anything to do with sportsmania.  I'm with talktalk, but i havent ran a speed test.  HD would tend to play then boot me out after a short while.  SD never buffers or boots me out so cant complain.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on December 31, 2016, 04:08:50 PM
Sportsmania have really shit the bed the last week or so.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 31, 2016, 04:53:52 PM
Sportsmania have really shit the bed the last week or so.

It had a major outage on St Stephens Day during the footie, I used it a few times since to watch darts with no trouble. Is it down again today??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on December 31, 2016, 05:08:40 PM
It's back but was down for about 90 mins. Suspect they took on a rake of new subscribers as Christmas presents and don't have the infrastructure to support it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 31, 2016, 05:35:31 PM
Twitter backs up ur thoughts... not taking anymore new members. It seems some people got away with it today, the earlier you were logged in the less problems u had. Might be worth remembering that as a quick fix in the short term.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on December 31, 2016, 05:42:27 PM
It's back but was down for about 90 mins. Suspect they took on a rake of new subscribers as Christmas presents and don't have the infrastructure to support it.
Freezed on me half way through the Rangers game and didn't come back until near end of Chelsea game. Back working fine now for the Pool.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on December 31, 2016, 07:39:12 PM
Went down about 35 mins into Utd game back about 60 mins.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 31, 2016, 07:55:56 PM
https://m.facebook.com/groups/493764607464607/

Join that group for all the latest info. Willow Willo is the guy who runs Sportsmania, he seems a genuine guy
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on December 31, 2016, 08:43:11 PM
https://m.facebook.com/groups/493764607464607/

Join that group for all the latest info. Willow Willo is the guy who runs Sportsmania, he seems a genuine guy

And for those of us that don't use Facebook?

I tried to get on at 4pm today and it wouldn't work for me at all.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 31, 2016, 09:12:48 PM
Dunno   ;D I never even knew about the group til today, I saw it on another forum and thought it might help a few out. If I have a problem I usually search on twitter if it's a big problem you can be sure others will be tweeting about it too.

They got some abuse today, I wonder what people expect for the money they're paying? It's bound to go tits up at some point?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on December 31, 2016, 09:59:15 PM
It's the lack of communication. I accept the risks of it going tits up, but for them to put out a tweet effectively saying "we've already tweeted that we're down, leave us alone" is unacceptable. They never explain the problem or give an idea of when they'll be back online.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on December 31, 2016, 10:09:27 PM
It's the lack of communication. I accept the risks of it going tits up, but for them to put out a tweet effectively saying "we've already tweeted that we're down, leave us alone" is unacceptable. They never explain the problem or give an idea of when they'll be back online.

I'd think this crowd are a garage operation so don't be going expecting any great customer service experience.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on December 31, 2016, 10:13:17 PM
Like I said I only saw that group today and he does seem to try and explain himself and admits that it's unacceptable that it's down. I'm sure they're only couple of guys operation and hardly have the time to try and explain themselves across multiple social media platforms. Much better that they try and fix it? 1st time in over 12 months of use that I've had any problems with it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on January 01, 2017, 01:49:35 AM
I have been a Sportsmania subscriber for most of this year and I have to say they do offer a fantastic service. It hasn't been going well for them the past fortnight or so but they are genuine guys who do their best to correct any issues as quickly as they can on the few occasions they have run into problems. Works out about £4 per month and for that you get all the sports you would want including the PPV. They also have an app as well for both IOS and Android which works brilliantly. Despite the past fortnight I highly recommend them.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on January 03, 2017, 01:05:29 PM
I have been a Sportsmania subscriber for most of this year and I have to say they do offer a fantastic service. It hasn't been going well for them the past fortnight or so but they are genuine guys who do their best to correct any issues as quickly as they can on the few occasions they have run into problems. Works out about £4 per month and for that you get all the sports you would want including the PPV. They also have an app as well for both IOS and Android which works brilliantly. Despite the past fortnight I highly recommend them.

Didnt know this! I can then get this on my Ipad ok? does it matter that my subscription is SportnationHD rather than Sportsmania?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on January 03, 2017, 05:00:52 PM
Yip

Install 'Matrix Tv Browser' from App Store

When it asks you to enter website enter 'Sportsnationhd.tv'

After that your username and password and away you go.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on January 04, 2017, 09:30:55 AM
Yip

Install 'Matrix Tv Browser' from App Store

When it asks you to enter website enter 'Sportsnationhd.tv'

After that your username and password and away you go.

Cheers! had this set up in no time. Arsenal match on.  I never thought i would have been able to do that on the IPad with the restrictions apple put on their service.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on January 04, 2017, 06:28:44 PM
Yip

Install 'Matrix Tv Browser' from App Store

When it asks you to enter website enter 'Sportsnationhd.tv'

After that your username and password and away you go.

Cheers! had this set up in no time. Arsenal match on.  I never thought i would have been able to do that on the IPad with the restrictions apple put on their service.

  That's good...

For anyone who has Sportsmania do as above except insert 'sportsmania.eu' as the website.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: bridgegael on January 05, 2017, 09:14:50 PM
Having trouble installing sportsmania on to firestick. Following all the tutorials but when I come to the last bit which is "install" nothing happens. What am I missing?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 05, 2017, 09:56:07 PM
Having trouble installing sportsmania on to firestick. Following all the tutorials but when I come to the last bit which is "install" nothing happens. What am I missing?

 

What exactly do u mean by nothing happens? Can u link up tutorial ur following..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: bridgegael on January 05, 2017, 10:11:44 PM
Having trouble installing sportsmania on to firestick. Following all the tutorials but when I come to the last bit which is "install" nothing happens. What am I missing?

 

What exactly do u mean by nothing happens? Can u link up tutorial ur following..


https://youtu.be/x4qSJlxhW0c   At the end I get to video addons and click into sportsmania, click on install and it takes me back to the video add on.

Someone said on another forum that sportsmania doesn't work on the latest build of kodi (17)

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Lucifer on January 05, 2017, 10:14:30 PM
When in Video and then Add-ons, is there an option listed 'Get more...'?  If so, click it and hopefully Sportsmania will be listed there. Enable it from there.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 05, 2017, 10:35:39 PM
Sportsmania isn't working on 17 yet. If you've installed 17 (Krypton), roll back to 16 (Jarvis).
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 05, 2017, 10:48:39 PM
Sounds feasible what Gallsman is saying, I'm way back with Kodi 15.2 or something. Try an older version as suggested
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: bridgegael on January 05, 2017, 11:36:59 PM
Sorted!  Installed the 16 version of kodi and got sportsmania no bother. Cheers lads.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on January 06, 2017, 12:07:37 AM
Im quite new to this but dont most sports channels work through zem anyway why the need to subscribe to sportmania or is the quality much better
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on January 06, 2017, 09:15:34 AM
Im quite new to this but dont most sports channels work through zem anyway why the need to subscribe to sportmania or is the quality much better

I dont know much about Zem but i used to use other sports addons like sportdevil or Tuks etc and the quality doesnt even compare.  also i found i had to search for decent streams before but now all of that work is already done for me.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on January 06, 2017, 10:32:12 AM
ok cheers lads just bit wary of the paid stuff because previously I got all the sports through oober.tv and all of a sudden it stopped  it got shut down probably only a matter of time b4 the sportsmania lads have their garage raided.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 06, 2017, 11:21:50 AM
ok cheers lads just bit wary of the paid stuff because previously I got all the sports through oober.tv and all of a sudden it stopped  it got shut down probably only a matter of time b4 the sportsmania lads have their garage raided.

Obviously a risk but at 50 quid for a year, including PPV, I'm sure everyone will survive without cancelling Christmas if it goes tits up.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on January 06, 2017, 02:28:32 PM
There are others as well. Smoothstreams and HD subs. Both very good.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 14, 2017, 06:10:22 PM
I had a Sportsmania sub on Jarvis v16. The brother in law was over and stuck on Wookie lite but his wain was yapping left before adding Sportsmania. I have done a search for it in add ons and can't find it albeit I have no idea what I'm doing. Help please otherwise I'll have to reload Jarvis  ;D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 14, 2017, 07:51:55 PM
Sorted. Appreciate the help  ;D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 14, 2017, 08:47:46 PM
Sorted. Appreciate the help  ;D

Is the solution not further up the page
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 14, 2017, 11:52:18 PM
Sorted. Appreciate the help  ;D

Is the solution not further up the page
No. Different problem. I was looking under Program Add-Ons instead of Video Add-Ons!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on January 17, 2017, 11:10:29 AM
I bought a zgemma h.2.s box and its just landed here. Anyone have any recommendations for the annual subscription or just go with anything on ebay?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on January 17, 2017, 11:25:45 AM
I bought a zgemma h.2.s box and its just landed here. Anyone have any recommendations for the annual subscription or just go with anything on ebay?

Don't go on ebay.

Techkings is a terrific resource: http://www.techkings.org/zgemma-star-h-2s/

and if you put a request on here http://www.techkings.org/general-satellite-discussion/114970-anyone-recommend-good-server-satellite-january-february-only.html#post649984 you will be inundated with (hopefully) reliable sellers and you will be able to get a 24 hour test on the line (which is the subscription).
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 17, 2017, 11:42:15 AM
Or register on here http://www.cs-kings.biz/ and use one of the sellers with the most positive feedback. some of them will have 1000s of subscribers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on January 17, 2017, 11:46:01 AM
Cheers lads, thanks for that. Will most likely be back in the next few days with plenty more questions
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FermGael on January 17, 2017, 11:58:43 AM
I have a firestick with sports mania add on installed. 
So far it has been a great job. 
I particularly like the matrix player part which means you can use it like sky go.

Now at times I have had issues with the firestick because of the poor memory it has.
Can anybody recommend a box you could upgrade to ?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 17, 2017, 01:58:44 PM
I'd say you struggle to beat that for £50ish, with a keyboard....

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Release-Android-Tonbux-Lastest-Keyboard/dp/B01H56CH3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484661082&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=mxq+box+4k&psc=1

I've a much older version and it works great even over wifi..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on January 17, 2017, 09:27:52 PM
I have a firestick with sports mania add on installed. 
So far it has been a great job. 
I particularly like the matrix player part which means you can use it like sky go.

Now at times I have had issues with the firestick because of the poor memory it has.
Can anybody recommend a box you could upgrade to ?

 Amazon  Firebox tv is a great job.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: DickyRock on January 17, 2017, 10:29:44 PM
+1 on the fire tv. The stick did my head in. With the tv the UI is more responsive. Stream load very quickly. Even possible to resume programs/films in the middle which was more or less impossible with the stick.
Title: cnc7594
Post by: FermGael on January 17, 2017, 10:53:32 PM
Running of wi-fi okay for the firebox ?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: DickyRock on January 17, 2017, 11:02:56 PM
All good -  I've had no issues with wifi. Only issues I have are the shitty bt hubs, but that affects all connected devices not just the fire tv.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 18, 2017, 07:02:41 AM
I have a Fire TV and find it useful as I've a Prime account. If you don't, there's no point in paying more for the Fire TV then a higher spec box.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laceer on January 18, 2017, 07:12:43 AM
What do you get the most use out of with the prime account? Been looking into getting one recently.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on January 18, 2017, 07:48:21 AM
What do you get the most use out of with the prime account? Been looking into getting one recently.

If you know any university students are staff who aren't interested in prime you can use their details to get a 6 month free trial and then half price prime after that.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 18, 2017, 08:03:12 AM
I know there are other benefits to having a Prime account but are you not just paying for movies and TV that is just free on other android boxes??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 18, 2017, 06:25:58 PM
I use Prime for its delivery speed, not for Prime Video. However, as I have it, i use it to watch videos that are on it rather than exodus. Anything else I just go to exodus.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: bamboo on January 22, 2017, 07:03:05 PM
Got an MXIII box today thanks to LL recommendations and have set it up and having a play about with it. As I'm in London the aim is to try and catch the gaa on RTE during the summer. Whats the easiest way of doing this? Tried castaway but can't seem to have any luck. Ill subscribe to sportsmania once I get my head round the whole thing. Cheers lads.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 23, 2017, 12:44:17 PM
Got an MXIII box today thanks to LL recommendations and have set it up and having a play about with it. As I'm in London the aim is to try and catch the gaa on RTE during the summer. Whats the easiest way of doing this? Tried castaway but can't seem to have any luck. Ill subscribe to sportsmania once I get my head round the whole thing. Cheers lads.

I've never had to look for RTE from an out of Ireland perspective so wouldn't be an expert but I do know that RTE and TG4 are included in a Sportsmania subscription so that'd be pretty reliable (currently :) ). I'm sure RTE can be found on free add-ons but is likely to be hit and miss and wouldl likely let you down just when you really want it.

Gallsman is probably the man to answer the question best I'd say..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on January 23, 2017, 12:50:24 PM
Got an MXIII box today thanks to LL recommendations and have set it up and having a play about with it. As I'm in London the aim is to try and catch the gaa on RTE during the summer. Whats the easiest way of doing this? Tried castaway but can't seem to have any luck. Ill subscribe to sportsmania once I get my head round the whole thing. Cheers lads.

I'm in the North, the problem you'll have is getting an RTE that is showing the match, like the iPlayer  for "international" viewers sometimes they show something else I'm guessing for copyright reasons, although I've much less bother with getting matches on TG4, generally I use either the stand alone app Modbro or UK Turks on Kodi.

The matches that are on both RTE and Sky Sports I normally just watch a sky stream as you'll be more likely to get a good quality dependable stream.

If anyone else has better ways of watching I'd be interested myself.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 23, 2017, 01:33:04 PM
I used sports mania for rte for the championship last summer. Can also install rte player and use a DNS provider to get it as if in Ireland.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: bamboo on January 23, 2017, 01:37:45 PM
Cheers lads. Still getting used to it but seems fairly user friendly. Have the full sky package at home but if I even get a few rte games on SM it'll pay for itself cos we won't have to spend the day in the pub watching matches.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 23, 2017, 01:41:14 PM
Since they overloaded a couple of times, the SM service has been absolutely perfect for me. They're adding more channels in HD too. Rte was hit and miss but should be enough to get by
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: NAG1 on January 23, 2017, 01:46:23 PM
Any good addons for sports coverage on Kodi?

Sportsdevil is OK but not brilliant, just wondered if there are any better out there.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on January 23, 2017, 02:31:20 PM
Any good addons for sports coverage on Kodi?

Sportsdevil is OK but not brilliant, just wondered if there are any better out there.

As has been said endlessly on the thread, pay for Sportsmania.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on January 23, 2017, 03:47:08 PM
Am i right in saying sportsmania is closed to new subs? only sportsnationHD for new ones?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 23, 2017, 04:03:13 PM
Am i right in saying sportsmania is closed to new subs? only sportsnationHD for new ones?

Yeah I think they might have closed up for new subs after the hassle over Christmas, scroll back a bit on this thread and there's a link to a Facebook group where you will get all the latest info
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on January 23, 2017, 05:39:44 PM
Am i right in saying sportsmania is closed to new subs? only sportsnationHD for new ones?

 Correct. You get same service only from different servers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on January 24, 2017, 02:42:50 AM
Free 10 day trial, I haven't tried it myself but it might be worth a shot on Kodi. Looks like the Irish channels are on there.
https://youtu.be/unT-Mx0nHI0
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on January 24, 2017, 05:32:37 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=btm90OfAPrw

Hd subs.  Good streams as well. Has a 7 day free trial on its website. Only drawback is you can only use it on one device only.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on January 25, 2017, 08:15:56 PM
Had anyone else's sportsmaina just stopped working?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on January 25, 2017, 08:18:34 PM
Its back working now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 25, 2017, 10:37:16 PM
Ur man Wilo was on Twitter there taking responsibility for the problem, says he upgraded it today and configured something wrongly..

Must be lifting some money, he put a poll up an hour ago asking customers where they were from and has had 3k responses since then. 3000 times £50 is £150,000.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on January 25, 2017, 11:10:10 PM
Ur man Wilo was on Twitter there taking responsibility for the problem, says he upgraded it today and configured something wrongly..

Must be lifting some money, he put a poll up an hour ago asking customers where they were from and has had 3k responses since then. 3000 times £50 is £150,000.

Are people seriously paying £50 per year subscription fee?  WTF??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 25, 2017, 11:13:12 PM
Ur gonna tell us now how all this stuff is available free ::)

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Over the Bar on January 26, 2017, 09:09:39 PM
Ur gonna tell us now how all this stuff is available free ::)

No but I'll tell you how you get it for a £5.99 subscription
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on January 26, 2017, 11:27:38 PM
Ur gonna tell us now how all this stuff is available free ::)

No but I'll tell you how you get it for a £5.99 subscription

 Go on!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on January 31, 2017, 07:00:30 PM
Anyone else's sportsmania down?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on January 31, 2017, 07:39:09 PM
Yeah mines down might have to go for a pint ;D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gerrykeegan on January 31, 2017, 08:17:08 PM
Working perfectly. Did you do the update?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on January 31, 2017, 08:48:29 PM
Working perfectly. Did you do the update?
Do you mean on kodi? Didn't know I had to.  Though I do have it set to auto updates so I presume it did.
Can't log in on kodi or matrix apps or on laptop. Matrix app telling me it can't download channels
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gerrykeegan on January 31, 2017, 08:51:13 PM
The sportsmania lad on Facebook asked people to update their SM version. It's working perfectly for me. Watching the Liverpool game. I did the update in kodi
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on January 31, 2017, 09:02:53 PM
The sportsmania lad on Facebook asked people to update their SM version. It's working perfectly for me. Watching the Liverpool game. I did the update in kodi
Have it working now... I needed to renew my subscription  ;D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 02, 2017, 02:01:51 PM
Lads, technical question here. One of the lads in work explained IPTV to me, and I can't believe I didn't know about it already. He uses RapidIPTV and he gave me his account to take a look. I think it costs Ä90 p.a. I configured it with Simple IPTV client on my Kodi box, put in the URL etc, and all looks good. I'm able to watch US TV Channels, HBO, Showtime, NFL Network etc etc. I have the Kodi box plugged into ethernet, so performance all looks good.

However, there are a couple of issues that I wonder can I solve? You Tube/Google hasn't given me the answers so far..

1 - Too many Channels. The EPG is almost unusable, as there are thousands (5,000) channels, and my box is really struggling to handle it. I have a cheap android box, but I'm not planning on replacing it, so I was just wondering is there any way you can just filter the list of channels that appear on the EPG?

2 - Again, related to the amount of channels. Every time Kodi starts, it beings loading guide information for ALL these channels, which takes about 20 minutes. Now the box is usable when that is going on, but if I try watch live TV, it does seem to freeze the box, and restarted Kodi a couple of times. (Which restarted the fecking process of downloading the guides again!!). Can I limit the guide download to only the channels I want?


Cheers lads.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 02, 2017, 02:20:11 PM
I'd imagine the answer is with RapidIPTV, if they are worth their salt they'll have a user forum or Facebook group with tutorials? I only use free IPTV stuff for movies and series, Sportsmania still covers all my sports needs but my mate has an iptv sub in his pub and I regularly see him fighting with the EPG to get what he's looking for..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 02, 2017, 02:21:33 PM
What's the free IPTV you use? From my brief exposure it seems that the m3us go out of date as quickly as they end up getting posted.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on February 02, 2017, 02:33:57 PM
Not signed up to sportsmania but can you use your login details on different boxes (not at the same time)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 02, 2017, 03:10:42 PM
What's the free IPTV you use? From my brief exposure it seems that the m3us go out of date as quickly as they end up getting posted.

I've a zGemma box for Sky, there is a built in IPTV player on it that I use. It is constantly updated and deletes dead links. I've never tried to add a IPTV subscription to box but I think you can.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 02, 2017, 03:11:59 PM
Ah I see. Sound.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 02, 2017, 03:16:26 PM
Not signed up to sportsmania but can you use your login details on different boxes (not at the same time)

Yes, no problem at all.


I don't know how strictly they actually enforce the one amount usage at a time. The other night the girlfriend was using Sportsmania to watch something on channel 4 on our Fire TV and I was able to have Liverpool-Chelsea running on my phone.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 02, 2017, 03:34:24 PM
Does sportsmania have channels other than Sports channels???
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 02, 2017, 04:02:05 PM
Does sportsmania have channels other than Sports channels???
There is an entertainment section a few other channels but really the clue is in the name.. It's 95% sport links.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 02, 2017, 04:02:58 PM
Does sportsmania have channels other than Sports channels???
There is an entertainment section a few other channels but really the clue is in the name.. It's 95% sport links.

That's what I thought. I was surprised when Boycey mentioned Channel 4.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 02, 2017, 04:03:30 PM
Does sportsmania have channels other than Sports channels???

It has some, there is also the option of UltimateMania which has many more...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 02, 2017, 04:07:08 PM
Does sportsmania have channels other than Sports channels???
There is an entertainment section a few other channels but really the clue is in the name.. It's 95% sport links.

That's what I thought. I was surprised when Boycey mentioned Channel 4.

Did I mention Channel 4? f**k I'm losing my mind ;D

It is in there though as are all the local channels plus some American stuff. Look u always come across as a good guy message me and I'll give u my username and password and u can have a look around it if u like..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on February 02, 2017, 06:16:43 PM
Not signed up to sportsmania but can you use your login details on different boxes (not at the same time)

Yes, no problem at all.


I don't know how strictly they actually enforce the one amount usage at a time. The other night the girlfriend was using Sportsmania to watch something on channel 4 on our Fire TV and I was able to have Liverpool-Chelsea running on my phone.

Good stuff thanks for that
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 02, 2017, 08:32:09 PM
Has anyone streamed sportsmania or kodi via chrome cast to their TV?  Going to be away for work in the next few weeks and if it would work I'd buy a chrome cast to use on the bedroom hotel TV.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 02, 2017, 08:36:27 PM
Has anyone streamed sportsmania or kodi via chrome cast to their TV?  Going to be away for work in the next few weeks and if it would work I'd buy a chrome cast to use on the bedroom hotel TV.

Haven't had a Chromecast for a while but casting video via a browser never worked well for me.

Also, the hotel WiFi is likely to be a login with username and password job. Don't think the Chromecast would be able to get on it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: PMG1 on February 02, 2017, 09:07:28 PM
What's the free IPTV you use? From my brief exposure it seems that the m3us go out of date as quickly as they end up getting posted.

I've a zGemma box for Sky, there is a built in IPTV player on it that I use. It is constantly updated and deletes dead links. I've never tried to add a IPTV subscription to box but I think you can.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: PMG1 on February 02, 2017, 09:08:39 PM
Does anyone know where to get Rte and utv on the zgemma box?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: redzone on February 02, 2017, 09:34:03 PM
Does anyone know where to get Rte and utv on the zgemma box?

On mine u hit the down arrow button, then along the bottom hit the all button(red on mine). This should bring up every channel that is available on the box
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on February 03, 2017, 08:45:46 AM
Has anyone streamed sportsmania or kodi via chrome cast to their TV?  Going to be away for work in the next few weeks and if it would work I'd buy a chrome cast to use on the bedroom hotel TV.

I was in Donegal last weekend and downloaded the Kodi app for my phone.  Signed into the hotel Wi-Fi and got on Sportsmania no bother to watch the Frampton fight.

I had the firestick with me too, but her majesty left the remote at home so I couldn't get trying that. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on February 03, 2017, 09:19:47 AM
Has anyone streamed sportsmania or kodi via chrome cast to their TV?  Going to be away for work in the next few weeks and if it would work I'd buy a chrome cast to use on the bedroom hotel TV.

I was in Donegal last weekend and downloaded the Kodi app for my phone.  Signed into the hotel Wi-Fi and got on Sportsmania no bother to watch the Frampton fight.

I had the firestick with me too, but her majesty left the remote at home so I couldn't get trying that.

There's an app that acts as a Kodi remote - it's definitely available on Android, not sure about iOS
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on February 03, 2017, 09:56:34 AM
Aye, I have the firestick remote app on my phone but it wouldn't seem to connect.  You may already have to be on wifi before it can connect or something like that.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 03, 2017, 10:28:41 AM
Aye, I have the firestick remote app on my phone but it wouldn't seem to connect.  You may already have to be on wifi before it can connect or something like that.

The Fire remote app only works when the device is on the same network as the phone.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on February 03, 2017, 10:45:47 AM
Aye, I have the firestick remote app on my phone but it wouldn't seem to connect.  You may already have to be on wifi before it can connect or something like that.

The Fire remote app only works when the device is on the same network as the phone.

Aha!  That explains it then!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on February 03, 2017, 01:17:08 PM
Anyone know if you can get this Eir Sport on Sportsdevil?

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 03, 2017, 04:26:28 PM
Hi Lads, I'm using Xtream Codes to stream live TV, and the channels and all look great. It was working fine, but today it seems like every live TV channel plays for about a minute, and then kicks me back to the EPG. Is there anything I can do about that, or is it my stupid box/provider?

When I say 'using', obviously I mean since yesterday when I was on here asking other daft questions!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 03, 2017, 05:21:06 PM
What box have you got? Have you tried clearing the cache?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 03, 2017, 05:26:44 PM
It's an ABox, A1 plus. got it on Amazon for Ä60. I have it plugged into Ethernet over Homeplug, and it's working very well with exodus etc. As I say, the Live TV plays brilliantly. For a minute :) But there's no buffering or slowness.

I think I did clear the cache, but I'll try that again. The little one is watching BFG at the moment :)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 03, 2017, 05:37:18 PM
Sounds like it might be the add on(x tream codes) itself is the problem then rather than the box or your internet.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on February 05, 2017, 12:24:13 PM
I'd be tempted to get the ultimate mania, what sort of payments do they accept I don't fancy putting card details into pirate TV site lol
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 05, 2017, 02:16:07 PM
They use Stripe it's as safe or safer as PayPal
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on February 05, 2017, 10:00:52 PM
They use Stripe it's as safe or safer as PayPal

Cheers I'll look into it tomorrow
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 06, 2017, 07:29:03 AM
I wouldn't bother with ultimate mania. Anything non-sports you can get in it will be on exodus.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 06, 2017, 04:18:38 PM
You can't get live tv on exodus can you?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on February 07, 2017, 10:21:55 AM
Rumour that the guy who runs Exodus has quit?  There are others of course but it was the best.

This might be covered already i suppose but can i watch sportsmani/sportsnationHD on my PS4? (even better, is it possible to get Kodi on my PS4)?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 07, 2017, 10:35:57 AM
Rumour that the guy who runs Exodus has quit?  There are others of course but it was the best.

This might be covered already i suppose but can i watch sportsmani/sportsnationHD on my PS4? (even better, is it possible to get Kodi on my PS4)?

He has, but Exodus is remaining. Apparently he coded in a Denial of Service attack which affected other Add Ons, because he was pissed off that they were using his code as a baseline.

He was caught when someone looked at his code, and all hell broke loose, so he walked away. I think TVADDONS are going to keep it going.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 07, 2017, 12:48:09 PM
Are we goosed lads?

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/film-and-tv-studios-sue-over-illegal-downloads-in-ireland-35429903.html (http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/film-and-tv-studios-sue-over-illegal-downloads-in-ireland-35429903.html)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on February 07, 2017, 02:19:48 PM
I wouldn't bother with ultimate mania. Anything non-sports you can get in it will be on exodus.


I am thinking about getting one of these services, my needs are access to the Irish channels (RTE, TG4 etc) and GAA coverage during the year. Also if I could access geo-blocked content on the RTE player it would be a major plus. Which service would be best?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Ball Hopper on February 07, 2017, 02:34:42 PM
I wouldn't bother with ultimate mania. Anything non-sports you can get in it will be on exodus.
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I am thinking about getting one of these services, my needs are access to the Irish channels (RTE, TG4 etc) and GAA coverage during the year. Also if I could access geo-blocked content on the RTE player it would be a major plus. Which service would be best?


This service for streaming live tv feeds is excellent  https://www.firstonetv.eu/Live
Both Eir sports 1 and Premier are available and is a good standby for  the geo-blocked Irish channels.

From another thread on the GAA page.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on February 10, 2017, 09:52:00 AM
Has anyone any experience with Plex? is it the same as Kodi?  I noticed that my smart Tv has an app for it.  I've heard of it but know very little about it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 10, 2017, 01:49:47 PM
Plex is a media server. I've used for streaming local files of my own to various devices - TV, phone etc. Decent but these days, to me it's more or less defunct. Not sure if there are add-ons for it like Kodi.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Sandino on February 20, 2017, 02:57:43 PM
My kids got me  kodi for Christmas, I'm using it with an Amazon fire stick. It buffers quite a lot, I got my line checked and it's working fast enough. The man recommended that I try a broadband extender which I would plug into the wall in both rooms, my hub is not near my tv. Has anyone used one of these? Are they any good and do they work. Thank in advance sorry for what's maybe a silly question.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on February 20, 2017, 03:41:49 PM
Is there a free EPG that will work with Ultimate Mania? I used Perfect Player when with a different provider. Is On-Tapp the only one that works?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8B-eDY4QfY
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on February 20, 2017, 03:43:18 PM
My kids got me  kodi for Christmas, I'm using it with an Amazon fire stick. It buffers quite a lot, I got my line checked and it's working fast enough. The man recommended that I try a broadband extender which I would plug into the wall in both rooms, my hub is not near my tv. Has anyone used one of these? Are they any good and do they work. Thank in advance sorry for what's maybe a silly question.

Have you cleared out your cache?
http://kodiwiz.com/how-to-clear-cache-in-kodi-amazon-fire-tv
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Sandino on February 20, 2017, 05:31:27 PM
Thanks, I'll see if my skills extend to getting this done.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on February 20, 2017, 06:02:48 PM
Thanks, I'll see if my skills extend to getting this done.

You should do it every time you start Kodi....good luck!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 20, 2017, 09:11:52 PM
Any of you got a Real Debrid account to go with Kodi? At Ä16 for 6 months I'm considering getting one if it improved the quality and availability of links considerably?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 21, 2017, 08:07:10 PM
Any of you got a Real Debrid account to go with Kodi? At Ä16 for 6 months I'm considering getting one if it improved the quality and availability of links considerably?

Have it.  Great job.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 21, 2017, 08:39:09 PM
Any of you got a Real Debrid account to go with Kodi? At Ä16 for 6 months I'm considering getting one if it improved the quality and availability of links considerably?

Have it.  Great job.

Does it act as a replacement for SportsMania, or is it just for shows / movies?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 21, 2017, 10:17:38 PM
Any of you got a Real Debrid account to go with Kodi? At Ä16 for 6 months I'm considering getting one if it improved the quality and availability of links considerably?

Have it.  Great job.

Does it act as a replacement for SportsMania, or is it just for shows / movies?

It just provides better links for tv/movies plus easy download

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8DrbZLw6Z3o
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on February 21, 2017, 11:04:14 PM
Any of you got a Real Debrid account to go with Kodi? At Ä16 for 6 months I'm considering getting one if it improved the quality and availability of links considerably?

Have it.  Great job.

Does it act as a replacement for SportsMania, or is it just for shows / movies?

No connection with Sportsmania at all. Movies and tv shows just.
Title: Vpn
Post by: FermGael on February 25, 2017, 09:31:26 AM
Anybody using a VPN with Kodi at the minute ?
Any recommendations ?
Title: Re: Vpn
Post by: gallsman on February 25, 2017, 10:20:40 AM
Anybody using a VPN with Kodi at the minute ?
Any recommendations ?

I've been using SmartDNS Proxy for last year. No complaints.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 25, 2017, 10:34:27 AM
My MXIII died last night... :'(
Never missed a beat in about 3 years but starting switching itself on and off constantly last night. Was completely dead this morning.
Time for a new box. Was looking at the MXQ Pro. Anyone have it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 25, 2017, 01:52:54 PM
Bought the aul fella some Coolead yoke that has been going great for him if any use to you. 4k capable etc.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 25, 2017, 02:10:48 PM
Anyone got any experience of the Openbox V8S?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 25, 2017, 02:55:31 PM
Anyone got any experience of the Openbox V8S?

You buying new or having a problem with one?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on February 25, 2017, 07:11:28 PM
Eirsport 2 on sportsmania tonight is showing eirsport 1. Anyone else having same issue. Not that i really want to punish myself by watching Down.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 25, 2017, 07:20:35 PM
Eirsport 2 on sportsmania tonight is showing eirsport 1. Anyone else having same issue. Not that i really want to punish myself by watching Down.
Laois v Tipp is on eir sport 1
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 25, 2017, 07:26:16 PM
Eirsport 2 on sportsmania tonight is showing eirsport 1. Anyone else having same issue. Not that i really want to punish myself by watching Down.

Is it the Mayo match you are looking??

It's on Premier HD in the Sports HD category, feck watching that Laois shite  ;)

The confusion over matches arises cause they show different matches on Eir2 and Eir2HD
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 25, 2017, 07:31:16 PM
Anyone got any experience of the Openbox V8S?

You buying new or having a problem with one?
just bought 1
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 25, 2017, 07:42:00 PM
Anyone got any experience of the Openbox V8S?

You buying new or having a problem with one?
just bought 1

I was gonna tell ya to buy something else  ;D but since you have bought it I'll change my approach a Bit.

They are a decent reliable box, a bit dated in that they have very basic EPG so are slightly more difficult to navigate but it won't let you down. I've one at my work this 3 years and it's still going fine..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dougal Maguire on February 25, 2017, 07:57:44 PM
Yes. Thanks for that. Was going to get a zgemma but the guy talked me out of it
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 27, 2017, 09:08:36 AM
And my MXIII lives on  8)
Decided to give it one last chance last night and it still wouldn't work  :'( .
I then thought maybe it was the Bluetooth dongle I've in it for the remote causing it to switch on and off as it was the only thing apart from the power lead plugged into it. Amazingly enough as soon as I took it out the box stopped switching on and off and worked perfectly.I've a spare remote for it so all is good again.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 27, 2017, 09:19:58 AM
What remote do have? Does it offer much more functionality than the bog standard one that comes with the box
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on February 27, 2017, 12:45:48 PM
Anyone got any experience of the Openbox V8S?

You buying new or having a problem with one?
just bought 1

I was gonna tell ya to buy something else  ;D but since you have bought it I'll change my approach a Bit.

They are a decent reliable box, a bit dated in that they have very basic EPG so are slightly more difficult to navigate but it won't let you down. I've one at my work this 3 years and it's still going fine..

What box would you recommend?  I see people locally advertising these for £160 with recording functions, boxsets, cinema movies and 3pm games.  They are specific in saying that it isnt Kodi and is a satelite replacement.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 27, 2017, 02:35:37 PM
I upgraded in the last 12 months from the open box type tHING to zGemma specifically a zGemma h2s. There is a bit of a learning curve with them but the benefits of them is a much better user experience. Record, pause, watch one thing record another, 7 day EPG. There are also IPTV and Kodi plugins that make it a streaming box too..

That £160 sounds about right for one already set up. I've seen them here locally for around Ä200 but beware they were an older ZGemma box with only one tuner meaning some of the above functionality is lost.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on February 27, 2017, 02:46:00 PM
Good man Boycey. Thanks for the info
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on February 27, 2017, 03:41:30 PM
I upgraded in the last 12 months from the open box type tHING to zGemma specifically a zGemma h2s. There is a bit of a learning curve with them but the benefits of them is a much better user experience. Record, pause, watch one thing record another, 7 day EPG. There are also IPTV and Kodi plugins that make it a streaming box too..

That £160 sounds about right for one already set up. I've seen them here locally for around Ä200 but beware they were an older ZGemma box with only one tuner meaning some of the above functionality is lost.

I've one of these setup Boycey but I find the recording a bit hit and miss - maybe I'm doing something wrong. Do you find it reliable if you set it up to record the same thing every week (like series link)?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 27, 2017, 04:24:05 PM
I upgraded in the last 12 months from the open box type tHING to zGemma specifically a zGemma h2s. There is a bit of a learning curve with them but the benefits of them is a much better user experience. Record, pause, watch one thing record another, 7 day EPG. There are also IPTV and Kodi plugins that make it a streaming box too..

That £160 sounds about right for one already set up. I've seen them here locally for around Ä200 but beware they were an older ZGemma box with only one tuner meaning some of the above functionality is lost.

I've one of these setup Boycey but I find the recording a bit hit and miss - maybe I'm doing something wrong. Do you find it reliable if you set it up to record the same thing every week (like series link)?

To be honest I don't really use the record function with live tv that much, actually I probably never use it. I tend to stream any series I'm following or download multiple episodes all at once using the IPTV player on the box.

Heres what looks like the same problem on a zgemma forum http://www.techkings.org/zgemma-star-h-2s/119411-series-link-recording-problems.html . If it doesn't help have a look around in there for another solution or register and ask your question they are a helpful lot generally
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on February 27, 2017, 07:05:22 PM
I record a lot on the Z Gemma.

Shoot.......

The first thing to do when selecting a series link is to until the day of the week.  If the program is on Monday, it will default to just looking for that program on Mondays.  So deselect the day of the week and then it will look for the program ever day of the week.

Also worth noting that it needs to find the exact title otherwise it won't find it.  For example if you were recording Celebrity Big Brother it won't know that "Live Eviction: CBB" is the same program.  So you need to record that also.
It also only looks for a specific time slot (but you can widen those as required).

So in essence, it's not a true series link, but rather it will record a program when the title, teh channel selected and the timeframe returns a match.  Once you appreciate that I think it becomes more intuitive.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 28, 2017, 02:57:13 PM
Lads, what's the difference between a zGemma box, and an Android box for Ä50 that I bought on Amazon? Is it far superior, longer lasting? Better processor?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 28, 2017, 03:19:54 PM
Lads, what's the difference between a zGemma box, and an Android box for Ä50 that I bought on Amazon? Is it far superior, longer lasting? Better processor?

A zGemma is principally a Sky replacement box that connects to ur Sky Dish, it has the added benefit of being able to steam stuff like the android box u have.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 28, 2017, 03:22:25 PM
Ah, ok. If you are a Sky Q customer, there's no benefit to getting one of those boxes? Might as well just stick with what I have?

I'm thinking of getting another one for the bedroom. The one I have, an A1 box, is doing grand plugged into the Ethernet Cable, using home plugs. Should I just get another one of them (about 45 euro on Amazon) or is there a better one I should be looking at?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 28, 2017, 03:57:59 PM
Ah, ok. If you are a Sky Q customer, there's no benefit to getting one of those boxes? Might as well just stick with what I have?

I'm thinking of getting another one for the bedroom. The one I have, an A1 box, is doing grand plugged into the Ethernet Cable, using home plugs. Should I just get another one of them (about 45 euro on Amazon) or is there a better one I should be looking at?

I'd not bother with a zGemma unless you are doing away with Sky. (depends on how much u paying Sky I guess)

I've no experience of that A1 box I have an old MX something or other that I use when exiled from the main tv of the house (most nights) I don't even bother with the homeplugs it never misses a beat on either Exodus or Sportmania. The newer MX boxes are not far off the price you paid for yours.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 28, 2017, 03:59:30 PM
Are MX the best?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 28, 2017, 04:29:05 PM
They are a budget one like the one you use, they are the only one I'm familiar with and the one I see most often coming up on ads in Facebook and the like. If ur happy with the one ur using get another one of them as u will be familiar with it?

I think nvidea shields are supposed to be the best but I'd be fcuked if I pay over 200 quid for one. A few on here have highly recommended the firetv before as a good box, they are about £80 and I think u still have to sideload Kodi onto it
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on February 28, 2017, 04:41:12 PM
Are MX the best?
I think alot of them are the same box with different branding.
The MX box I have has been used constantly for almost 3 years and apart from a minor near death experience the other night it's still going strong.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on February 28, 2017, 04:43:11 PM
Cheers Lads.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on February 28, 2017, 08:51:23 PM
Just downloaded the new 2.0 Sportsmania App to the auld MX box, saves going through Kodi.. The matrix tv one never worked right for me on box but works brilliantly on iPad
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on February 28, 2017, 11:30:41 PM
Have tried the new app out on my phone. Still only in beta but appears to be working great.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: BenDover on March 01, 2017, 08:25:31 AM
They are a budget one like the one you use, they are the only one I'm familiar with and the one I see most often coming up on ads in Facebook and the like. If ur happy with the one ur using get another one of them as u will be familiar with it?

I think nvidea shields are supposed to be the best but I'd be fcuked if I pay over 200 quid for one. A few on here have highly recommended the firetv before as a good box, they are about £80 and I think u still have to sideload Kodi onto it
Sideloading Kodi onto a Firestick is fairly straightforward and can be done all through the Firestick just follow the guide on here https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-kodi-on-a-firestick/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 01, 2017, 08:37:30 AM
They are a budget one like the one you use, they are the only one I'm familiar with and the one I see most often coming up on ads in Facebook and the like. If ur happy with the one ur using get another one of them as u will be familiar with it?

I think nvidea shields are supposed to be the best but I'd be fcuked if I pay over 200 quid for one. A few on here have highly recommended the firetv before as a good box, they are about £80 and I think u still have to sideload Kodi onto it
Sideloading Kodi onto a Firestick is fairly straightforward and can be done all through the Firestick just follow the guide on here https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-kodi-on-a-firestick/

Yeah I've done it before, it is a pain in the hole though to have to side load anything...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FermGael on March 01, 2017, 09:19:34 AM
Apps2Fire. 

Great wee app for sideloading onto a Firestick or FireTV.
Very straightforward
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on March 01, 2017, 09:35:26 AM
Apps2Fire. 

Great wee app for sideloading onto a Firestick or FireTV.
Very straightforward

For some reason i couldnt get it to work last week when sideloading kodi 17.  Had to use ES explorer instead, which i find a pain in the hole
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 02, 2017, 03:49:32 PM
I finally got around to set up Real Debrid on Exodus today, feck me the links are absolutely savage. Best Ä16 I spent in a long time..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on March 02, 2017, 03:50:27 PM
Can it be uploaded to a Firestick as well?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on March 02, 2017, 04:05:49 PM
Can it be uploaded to a Firestick as well?

Assuming you have Kodi already loaded

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-configure-real-debrid-in-kodi/ (https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-configure-real-debrid-in-kodi/)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: BenDover on March 02, 2017, 04:28:04 PM
They are a budget one like the one you use, they are the only one I'm familiar with and the one I see most often coming up on ads in Facebook and the like. If ur happy with the one ur using get another one of them as u will be familiar with it?

I think nvidea shields are supposed to be the best but I'd be fcuked if I pay over 200 quid for one. A few on here have highly recommended the firetv before as a good box, they are about £80 and I think u still have to sideload Kodi onto it
Sideloading Kodi onto a Firestick is fairly straightforward and can be done all through the Firestick just follow the guide on here https://seo-michael.co.uk/tutorial-how-to-install-kodi-on-a-firestick/
I was able to get Kodi onto my firestick without sideloading did the whole thing through an app called ES File Explorer and following instructions from SEOMichael really handy and pain free.
Yeah I've done it before, it is a pain in the hole though to have to side load anything...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 03, 2017, 10:55:08 AM
Guys anyone interested in a zGemma h2s, new and fully ready to go, including a 32gb flash drive for recording. I got it for a friend of mine whos now changed his mind. I'm looking Ä150 which just covers what it costs me..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on March 03, 2017, 03:34:09 PM
Hi Boycey,

What would I need along with the box? Do I need to have a satellite up already? I'm moving to a new house and would be keen to get one but haven't got a satellite up.
 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 03, 2017, 04:54:37 PM
Yeah would need satellite and internet...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on March 03, 2017, 05:47:18 PM
Yeah would need satellite and internet...

I have Satellite, but I've just got Sky Q in. When this contract runs out I might look into this.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on March 08, 2017, 05:59:02 PM
Uh oh....
https://www.balls.ie/football/premier-league-crackdown-on-illegal-streaming-360695
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on March 08, 2017, 06:54:01 PM
Uh oh....
https://www.balls.ie/football/premier-league-crackdown-on-illegal-streaming-360695

That will be a bit like nailing jelly to the wall I think.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 08, 2017, 08:10:08 PM
The main guy behind Sportsmania has said on his Facebook group that it's virtually impossible for them to do this. If they ban a domain name, Sportsmania just open a new one and point everybody st that.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on March 10, 2017, 12:40:50 PM
Decided to give Real Debrid a go. Great yoke altogether.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on March 10, 2017, 01:24:42 PM
Yeah would need satellite and internet...

I have Satellite, but I've just got Sky Q in. When this contract runs out I might look into this.

I had multiscreen with sky so I cancelled and put in a zgemma to see how it would work out. Delighted with it - the odd time it does freeze for a few seconds (even with a hardwired BB connection) but that's a small price to pay
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 10, 2017, 02:02:46 PM
Decided to give Real Debrid a go. Great yoke altogether.

Yeah, signed up a couple of weeks ago, the difference in the links is incredible. I added a trakt account at the same time which is great for keeping the stuff you follow easy to find.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 16, 2017, 07:23:21 AM
Boycey, re the "crackdown" on 3pm games......

As a SportsMania subscriber do you think that I will need a VPN to view the games or will SportsMania take care of that so I don't have to worry about it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 16, 2017, 08:46:34 AM
Boycey, re the "crackdown" on 3pm games......

As a SportsMania subscriber do you think that I will need a VPN to view the games or will SportsMania take care of that so I don't have to worry about it?

Here's what the guy running Sportsmania says on his page

Quote
Right this is my 1 and only post about this guys so please refrain from making new ones.
Yes i've seen the news "S*y have permission to try to take down streaming devices,
Will this affect any of the services i run?
No not in the slightest,
As i have said in the past i already have about 10 backup plans.
So hypothetically lets say something on SM/SNHD/UM was blocked  what would be the downtime?
Honest answer: about 5 minutes.

Why not longer than 5 minutes? well if i told everyone then it wouldn't be a plan would it but you guys have trusted me for coming up now 5 years and we are still here so stop worrying if there is anything that concerns me you guys will be the 1st to hear it.

Now enjoy the service you pay for and stop worrying and leave that to me and if i'm not worrying neither should you!

A few FAQ answered:

Q) If you do get blocked will i need to do anything?
A) Only thing you will have to do is update your addons / apps and if you have bookmarked our site then unbookmark it and follow the instructions we set.

Q) How likely is this going to happen?
A) Unlikely

Q) Will i need a VPN?
A) No

Now i hope this puts it to bed guys and you all stop worrying as thats what you pay me for ;) so just sit back and enjoy.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on March 16, 2017, 09:03:47 AM
Thanks Boycey.

One other question that came into my head......

Can you add your Real Debrid account to any of the IPTV services on the zGemma?

123movies seems to have gone dead on the IPTV the last week or so; hence my wondering how to get good sources on the IPTV as it is more convenient than Kodi for me
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on March 16, 2017, 09:22:25 AM
Kodi 17 is pretty slick. Takes a bit of getting used to but I like it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on March 16, 2017, 09:46:52 AM
Kodi 17 is pretty slick. Takes a bit of getting used to but I like it.

Have had it on my phone for a while. Like it a lot.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 16, 2017, 01:07:22 PM
Thanks Boycey.

One other question that came into my head......

Can you add your Real Debrid account to any of the IPTV services on the zGemma?

123movies seems to have gone dead on the IPTV the last week or so; hence my wondering how to get good sources on the IPTV as it is more convenient than Kodi for me

I don't know but would doubt it, I had to go into Exodus setting to add real-Debrid account details and don't see where you would do that with the iptv? There's an add on installed on my zGemma which claims to remove services that aren't working, try updating that if ur not using it currently.

I completely stopped using zGemma for streaming since I got the real Debrid account. I fished out an old fire stick I'd given up on and put it in a spare hdmi slot on tv. Exodus works brilliantly on it, live stuff from Sportsmania it still struggles with.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 19, 2017, 11:22:12 AM
No problems yesterday anyways..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 29, 2017, 03:54:41 PM
There are big changes on Sportsmania today, worth checking its working for you now and save you farting around with it when you are looking to watch a game...

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UPDATE:
Ok so we are going to go with the domain switch,
New domain name is http://sportsmania.rocks,
ANYTHING you see with http://sportsmania.eu will no longer be us,
Now here's where we need your help guys.
If you were brought here by lets say a forum, Facebook page, Twitter, club chat site etc etc etc then help us out by telling them the new domain and also here's what now is going to be a long day for myself and the staff:
We are gonna need to do the following:
1) Update the Kodi addons (first on my list)
2) Update the apps
3) Update the sites urls
So while we do this if you can help us so we can do everything a lot quicker then that be great.
Otherwise sit tight we are going as fast as we can ok guys wont be more than a couple hours.
A bulk email will be sent out in the next hour or 2 guys letting you all know about the domain change as well guys so when you receive it let me know on this thread.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on March 29, 2017, 03:56:46 PM
Switching domain because of being blocked?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on March 29, 2017, 04:10:41 PM
assuming that this has no impact on sportsnationHD
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 29, 2017, 04:42:13 PM
AZ - He says no its not because of being blocked

Lurganblue - I'm not sure mate, if sportsnationHD ends in .eu I'd suspect it is affected.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on March 29, 2017, 06:01:56 PM
sportsnation seems fine
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on March 30, 2017, 07:31:59 PM
Anyone having issues with Exodus?

All shows/movies are buffering for me for the last few days - boxes connected by cable with a 30Mbit connection..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on March 30, 2017, 07:36:39 PM
Anyone having issues with Exodus?

All shows/movies are buffering for me for the last few days - boxes connected by cable with a 30Mbit connection..
Yup mine is giving me trouble with a 300mbps wired connection!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on March 30, 2017, 08:00:39 PM
Anyone having issues with Exodus?

All shows/movies are buffering for me for the last few days - boxes connected by cable with a 30Mbit connection..
Yup mine is giving me trouble with a 300mbps wired connection!!

Any other add-on alternatives??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on March 30, 2017, 08:01:16 PM
Mine too. I was getting thick because I've just put in homeplugs because I was so happy with it. Started watching stuff using showbox now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 30, 2017, 08:02:17 PM
I've seen chat about it on other forums, I pay the few quid extra for real-debrid with my Exodus and those links are working fine..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on March 30, 2017, 08:26:55 PM
Anyone having issues with Exodus?

All shows/movies are buffering for me for the last few days - boxes connected by cable with a 30Mbit connection..
Yup mine is giving me trouble with a 300mbps wired connection!!

Any other add-on alternatives??
Same as AZOffaly I'm gone back to using Showbox and MovieHD
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on March 30, 2017, 08:42:10 PM
Just checked. All working fine. Also have a Real Debrid account.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 30, 2017, 09:13:01 PM
Boys Real-Debrid is Ä16 for 6 months I couldn't recommend it highly enough. The quality of the links is phenomenal almost anything you want in full 1080p HD. (Can be used on some other addons too)

On a related note, the 'dodgy' box world could be about to come crashing down too with Sky having removed some channels in the last couple of days..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on March 30, 2017, 09:18:42 PM
Cheers all, I'll look into signing up for an account
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on March 30, 2017, 09:20:14 PM
What's a dodgy box boycey?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on March 30, 2017, 09:47:03 PM
What's a dodgy box boycey?

The boxes (zGemma, Openbox) offering the full Sky packages that we talk about from time to time on this thread. There is actually a separate thread but this thread is more active so most of the chat happens. Basically Sky have started fecking around this week, all low tech stuff so far, moving channels, removing a few. The 'experts' seem to think it'll be easily cracked and a fix will available within days but the question most people are asking is why would Sky bother unless its a precursor to something big.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on March 31, 2017, 08:40:50 AM
I was having issues with Exodus, couldn't get links and when I did they wouldn't work. I was using Kodi 16, so I deleted everything and installed Kodi 17, I then reinstalled exodus, Phoenix, Turks etc and they are all working fine now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on March 31, 2017, 08:57:12 AM
I was having issues with Exodus, couldn't get links and when I did they wouldn't work. I was using Kodi 16, so I deleted everything and installed Kodi 17, I then reinstalled exodus, Phoenix, Turks etc and they are all working fine now.
Came on to post the same. I have Kodi 17 on one TV but Kodi 16 on the other. Checked last night and Exodus on Kodi 17 was working fine. Must update the other now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on March 31, 2017, 09:17:16 AM
Problem I have with Kodi 17 is that my IPTV provider's plug in in Kodi doesn't work with it, so I have to wait for them to catch up.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on March 31, 2017, 09:36:34 AM
Its being a while since Phoenix updated their new releases section. Always great quality movies in there but nothing new in a couple of months.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on March 31, 2017, 09:38:43 AM
Its being a while since Phoenix updated their new releases section. Always great quality movies in there but nothing new in a couple of months.

Almost sure i read a few weeks ago that some of the developers on Phoenix have also quit. maybe that is impacting
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on April 01, 2017, 10:28:47 AM
See Kodi.TV today? Bad handling as the lads up north would say. Is the house of cards coming down? Bloody fools.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 01, 2017, 10:33:48 AM
See Kodi.TV today? Bad handling as the lads up north would say. Is the house of cards coming down? Bloody fools.

Daft. It's open source - if they try to shut it down (legally dubious), ten versions of it will pop up in no time at all. Chasing Kodi and chasing the add-on developers are two different things. Seizing the Kodi domain will do bugger all.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 01, 2017, 10:36:22 AM
Ffs, dunno when the last time i fell for an April Fool was!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on April 01, 2017, 10:37:15 AM
Ffs, dunno when the last time i fell for an April Fool was!

😀
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Denn Forever on April 01, 2017, 05:49:06 PM
See Kodi.TV today? Bad handling as the lads up north would say. Is the house of cards coming down? Bloody fools.

Is there an idiots guide some where on how to use?  Can the number of episodes in a Series but if watch one apisode, that's the only episode that I can watch?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 01, 2017, 05:59:27 PM
See Kodi.TV today? Bad handling as the lads up north would say. Is the house of cards coming down? Bloody fools.

Is there an idiots guide some where on how to use?  Can the number of episodes in a Series but if watch one apisode, that's the only episode that I can watch?

I'm not quite sure I'm understanding you. You can go into say Homeland series 6 and see all the episodes but when you watch one you can't see the rest, is this right?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: God14 on April 02, 2017, 09:05:41 AM
Could be the end of the dreamboxes... sky appear to have altered their encryption method and some channels have gone. Sky atlantic, eurosport etc
You would imagine they will roll that out across all their channels fairly soon.
Watch this space...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on April 02, 2017, 09:19:08 AM
Could be the end of the dreamboxes... sky appear to have altered their encryption method and some channels have gone. Sky atlantic, eurosport etc
You would imagine they will roll that out across all their channels fairly soon.
Watch this space...

I can see IPTV being the future for pirate TV there's no way they can stop it one person legitimately getting all the channels can be replicated out to a million different sources
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Denn Forever on April 02, 2017, 12:30:39 PM
See Kodi.TV today? Bad handling as the lads up north would say. Is the house of cards coming down? Bloody fools.

Is there an idiots guide some where on how to use?  Can the number of episodes in a Series but if watch one apisode, that's the only episode that I can watch?

I'm not quite sure I'm understanding you. You can go into say Homeland series 6 and see all the episodes but when you watch one you can't see the rest, is this right?

Exactly.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: ONeill on April 02, 2017, 12:54:32 PM
It's be a cat day the day we have to start payin for things.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 02, 2017, 01:05:45 PM
See Kodi.TV today? Bad handling as the lads up north would say. Is the house of cards coming down? Bloody fools.

Is there an idiots guide some where on how to use?  Can the number of episodes in a Series but if watch one apisode, that's the only episode that I can watch?

I'm not quite sure I'm understanding you. You can go into say Homeland series 6 and see all the episodes but when you watch one you can't see the rest, is this right?

Exactly.

It sounds to meet like your "Hide Watched" box is ticked. Click the left arrow on your remote it should bring a menu down the left hand side of screen. If the Hide Watch box is ticked just untick it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 04, 2017, 10:46:05 AM
I see there's an updated version of the Fire Stick coming out with slightly bumped up hardware and a new interface (I presume this will be the same as the interface the Fire TV was upgraded too recently). Will give it a go and test it out.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: macdanger2 on April 04, 2017, 08:08:17 PM
Is kodi blocked now? Mine showing nothing this evening

Edit: turns out the missus did something to it earlier. All sorted now
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Denn Forever on April 06, 2017, 11:32:44 AM
Thanks for the tip Boycey.  Working now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on April 06, 2017, 12:03:17 PM
Is kodi blocked now? Mine showing nothing this evening

Edit: turns out the missus did something to it earlier. All sorted now

It's definitely harder to find live soccer streams on Sports devil recently

Anyone any other recommendations for soccer streaming?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on April 06, 2017, 12:11:40 PM
Is kodi blocked now? Mine showing nothing this evening

Edit: turns out the missus did something to it earlier. All sorted now

It's definitely harder to find live soccer streams on Sports devil recently

Anyone any other recommendations for soccer streaming?

it seems that most people here are signed up to a paid service for soccer streams.  SportsnationHD for myself.  Think it was 26 quid for 6 months.  Well worth it for even even if i dont watch a massive amount of games.  I particularly like having the boxing available at the weekends. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on April 06, 2017, 12:21:18 PM
Same here.  I'm on Sportsmania.  Haven't had too many issues with it and have watched lots of games.  As long as you do the general maintenance it's fine.

They have a catch-up type thing with most major events being available within a few hours if you missed them.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on April 06, 2017, 12:26:17 PM
Same here.  I'm on Sportsmania.  Haven't had too many issues with it and have watched lots of games.  As long as you do the general maintenance it's fine.

They have a catch-up type thing with most major events being available within a few hours if you missed them.

Do they have SD streams or purely HD as my broadband isn't the greatest and whilst its not big dough I'd hate to buy it and it buffer like hell.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on April 06, 2017, 01:02:35 PM
Same here.  I'm on Sportsmania.  Haven't had too many issues with it and have watched lots of games.  As long as you do the general maintenance it's fine.

They have a catch-up type thing with most major events being available within a few hours if you missed them.

Do they have SD streams or purely HD as my broadband isn't the greatest and whilst its not big dough I'd hate to buy it and it buffer like hell.

I'm with Talktalk and it is complete sh*te.  I would struggle with the HD myself but the SD works no problem.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on April 06, 2017, 01:42:26 PM
I've got into the habit of just picking the SD streams because I know there'll be no buffering issues.

However, sometimes, the games I want to watch are only on HD channels and they aren't a problem.  Buffers maybe at the start until it gets going but no real issues.

Worth it for a £1 a week!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 10, 2017, 07:11:16 PM
Anyone offer any advice on an app to use to alter my IP address? I used tunnel bear last week to watch a match on tg4 but now its not working.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 10, 2017, 10:38:48 PM
Pay for a premium VPN/DNS service. I use SmartDNSProxy and have been doing for the last year and more with no problems.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Mikhail Prokhorov on April 11, 2017, 01:46:16 AM
f**k HD, i just need pictures to be real time not delayed, streaming is not an option!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 11, 2017, 02:47:45 AM
What? Streaming is not an option?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 11, 2017, 10:06:55 AM
Pay for a premium VPN/DNS service. I use SmartDNSProxy and have been doing for the last year and more with no problems.

Will do, cheers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on April 18, 2017, 02:27:24 PM
Hi. Want to get my sportsmania account on my smartphone any ideas. I believe there is an app? But a few out there so if someone could link the exact one. Also do i need to install kodi? Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on April 18, 2017, 02:49:21 PM
Hi. Want to get my sportsmania account on my smartphone any ideas. I believe there is an app? But a few out there so if someone could link the exact one. Also do i need to install kodi? Thanks in advance.
No you don't need Kodi. Download Matrix TV on the play store.
Type in sportsmania.rocks for the URL when you open the app. Then log in with your normal details.
Works great on Android and I have it on an iPad also and works great.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 18, 2017, 02:50:45 PM
Hi. Want to get my sportsmania account on my smartphone any ideas. I believe there is an app? But a few out there so if someone could link the exact one. Also do i need to install kodi? Thanks in advance.

I use matrixtv on iOS, I think it's also on android get from your App Store. I tried the Sportsmania app on a android box a few times and didn't think much of it. There is a Sportsmania Facebook support page, they'll have the App apk there if u really want to download it..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on April 18, 2017, 07:42:36 PM
On a slightly different note, apparently Sky Sports Box Office has been taken off the 'sky' boxes, i use a zgemma. Anybody know if any of the apps in the IPTV player do live sports?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on April 18, 2017, 08:33:02 PM
Hi. Want to get my sportsmania account on my smartphone any ideas. I believe there is an app? But a few out there so if someone could link the exact one. Also do i need to install kodi? Thanks in advance.
No you don't need Kodi. Download Matrix TV on the play store.
Type in sportsmania.rocks for the URL when you open the app. Then log in with your normal details.
Works great on Android and I have it on an iPad also and works great.
That worked a treat. Thanks. Hope ots safe enough on the old samsung.  Thanks
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on April 20, 2017, 09:04:11 PM
I have a qbox the kids lost the remote and have now broke the mouse. Anyone know if there is an app remote i can download to my smartphone that might control the qboz. Fupping fuming with them. My own fault shouldnt let them have it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 25, 2017, 07:53:31 PM
A right few channels gone off the dodgy boxes today, and no sign of any breakthrough in solving the original problem. It looks like the writing is definitely on the wall at this stage. Time to try out IPTV I reckon..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Ty4Sam on April 25, 2017, 09:11:00 PM
What channels have gone today?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 25, 2017, 09:17:52 PM
SS3
SS4
SS5
SSN
SKY Atlantic +1
All Disney channels.

Some of sports channels are available on other frequencies I think but it doesn't seem too positive

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 25, 2017, 09:30:44 PM
Boycey, as you are my go-to guy............

What's the differences between IPTV and the likes of SportsMania on Kodi?

Do you need a really good broadband speed in order to enjoy IPTV?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 25, 2017, 09:56:44 PM
I'm definitely not an expert when it comes to IPTV. I'm hoping it can replicate Sky in some form. My Sportsmania sub is essential as is kodi but I use them in an 'event driven' way if there's a match or series on I  want to watch I find it and view. I really like though being able to channel hop and surf on a Sky type platform.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: imtommygunn on April 25, 2017, 10:03:06 PM
I would say you are less likely to need good broadband for iptv. It uses adaptive technologies which basically mean poor broadband just means lower quality stream. Kodi from what i can gather is constant meaning poor broadband poor download rates.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 25, 2017, 10:18:41 PM
I totally agree Boycey, the Sky platform with the planner and recording function is essential.

That is promising news Tommy.  Sportsmania plays fine for me on Kodi; so on that basis hopefully the IPTV would be a real option for me too.
Having just learnt about cardsharing 6 months ago it looks like it's time to learn something different!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: paddyjohn on April 25, 2017, 11:23:43 PM
The guy who done my box told me tonight that they are done. Defo the end of them and it won't be a quick fix, possibly a fix at some point but it could be expensive.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on April 26, 2017, 08:23:58 AM
Sportsmania is an IPTV, I have a different IPTV subscription think it costs me about 25 quid for 3 months. My Broadband Speed is alright nothing special and it seems to work 100 % bang on all sports HD channels with all Box Office etc I couldn't be happier with it.

Theres an EPG on it as well if you like your channel hopping, does Sportsmania not come with the programmer?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 26, 2017, 08:47:54 AM
MoChara, the difference is that SportsMania is only really for watching live sport.

Whereas I think the thing with "proper" IPTV is that it works pretty much the way Sky does where you can get the movie channels, the Kids channels and all the silly Kardashian type channels also.

I presume your IPTV sub works this way?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on April 26, 2017, 09:23:55 AM
I have IPTV player on the zgemma - is there anyway of watching the like of sky sports box office through it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 26, 2017, 09:25:54 AM
I have IPTV player on the zgemma - is there anyway of watching the like of sky sports box office through it?

There appears to be, although I think you need a slightly different setup.  You need to get an IPTV sub, and from reading on the excellent techkings forum there is a bit of set up required.

I'm just waiting for Boycey to make the leap and then he can educate us  ;)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FermGael on April 26, 2017, 09:32:11 AM
UltimateMania is run by the same crowd that does Sportsmania but does the rest of the channels as well plus the Sport. £75 for the year and the quality is great as long as you have good broadband.  The 1080p streams for the Sport are excellent at the moment. I run it through the Amazon FireTV and absolutely no bother.

As for as TV guide, the only one that works seems to be OnTapp but its a bit of a pain and I have never bothered to set it up. 

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on April 26, 2017, 10:57:43 AM
MoChara, the difference is that SportsMania is only really for watching live sport.

Whereas I think the thing with "proper" IPTV is that it works pretty much the way Sky does where you can get the movie channels, the Kids channels and all the silly Kardashian type channels also.

I presume your IPTV sub works this way?

Yeah mine works like that. does Sportsmania only let you select events rather than channels?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 26, 2017, 11:01:00 AM
No, with SM you can do either - watch a live channel or select by event.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on April 26, 2017, 11:02:22 AM
No, with SM you can do either - watch a live channel or select by event.

Have Sports Mania stopped taking new subscriptions?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on April 26, 2017, 11:05:22 AM
MoChara, the difference is that SportsMania is only really for watching live sport.

Whereas I think the thing with "proper" IPTV is that it works pretty much the way Sky does where you can get the movie channels, the Kids channels and all the silly Kardashian type channels also.

I presume your IPTV sub works this way?

My IPTV sub works this way. Sports, Movies, American Channels, Sky Channels etc...

Ä25 for 3 months.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on April 26, 2017, 11:11:52 AM
MoChara, the difference is that SportsMania is only really for watching live sport.

Whereas I think the thing with "proper" IPTV is that it works pretty much the way Sky does where you can get the movie channels, the Kids channels and all the silly Kardashian type channels also.

I presume your IPTV sub works this way?

My IPTV sub works this way. Sports, Movies, American Channels, Sky Channels etc...

Ä25 for 3 months.

Is this IPTV you talk off an app of some description?

It is also a generic term for TV source over the interweb.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 26, 2017, 12:22:59 PM
No, with SM you can do either - watch a live channel or select by event.

Have Sports Mania stopped taking new subscriptions?

They did after there was uproar at Christmas when, i think, they didn't have the infrastructure in place to handle the masses who got boxes and a subscription for presents combined with all the sport on at the same time. Not sure if it's been opened again since.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on April 26, 2017, 12:43:18 PM
MoChara, the difference is that SportsMania is only really for watching live sport.

Whereas I think the thing with "proper" IPTV is that it works pretty much the way Sky does where you can get the movie channels, the Kids channels and all the silly Kardashian type channels also.

I presume your IPTV sub works this way?

My IPTV sub works this way. Sports, Movies, American Channels, Sky Channels etc...

Ä25 for 3 months.

Is this IPTV you talk off an app of some description?

It is also a generic term for TV source over the interweb.

Yes I am aware of that. Technically my IPTV app then.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 26, 2017, 01:03:43 PM
MoChara, the difference is that SportsMania is only really for watching live sport.

Whereas I think the thing with "proper" IPTV is that it works pretty much the way Sky does where you can get the movie channels, the Kids channels and all the silly Kardashian type channels also.

I presume your IPTV sub works this way?

My IPTV sub works this way. Sports, Movies, American Channels, Sky Channels etc...

Ä25 for 3 months.

Is this IPTV you talk off an app of some description?

It is also a generic term for TV source over the interweb.

Yes I am aware of that. Technically my IPTV app then.
If a close personal friend of mine wanted to get this IPTV up and running, how would they go about doing it? This lad currently has a Sportsmania sub which is watched via Kodi on a fire stick.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on April 26, 2017, 01:19:22 PM
MoChara, the difference is that SportsMania is only really for watching live sport.

Whereas I think the thing with "proper" IPTV is that it works pretty much the way Sky does where you can get the movie channels, the Kids channels and all the silly Kardashian type channels also.

I presume your IPTV sub works this way?

My IPTV sub works this way. Sports, Movies, American Channels, Sky Channels etc...

Ä25 for 3 months.

Is this IPTV you talk off an app of some description?

It is also a generic term for TV source over the interweb.

Yes I am aware of that. Technically my IPTV app then.

this one?

http://koditips.com/ultimate-iptv-kodi-addon-live-tv-m3u8/ (http://koditips.com/ultimate-iptv-kodi-addon-live-tv-m3u8/)

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on April 26, 2017, 01:25:00 PM
No I have Team Expat. It is an add on in Kodi (Xstream Codes or something like that) but is also available as an apk. Their support is excellent.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/Team.eXpat.Support/

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tyrone Gaa on April 26, 2017, 01:25:36 PM
Maybe slightly off topic but I am considering switching from my awful android box to Zgemma box wit 24 month subscription with Sky Q skins.  I still used my android box for kodi and exodus app for series links but is this available on Zgemma or IPTV available on Zgemma sorry for the questions I'm a complete novice when it comes to technology
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on April 26, 2017, 01:28:20 PM
No I have Team Expat. It is an add on in Kodi (Xstream Codes or something like that) but is also available as an apk. Their support is excellent.
Do you need to buy a box for it and if so from where?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on April 26, 2017, 01:36:44 PM
No I have Team Expat. It is an add on in Kodi (Xstream Codes or something like that) but is also available as an apk. Their support is excellent.
Do you need to buy a box for it and if so from where?

No, I have it on 2 Android boxes (both approx Ä50) plugged into a homeplug wired network (getting about 60-70 mbps) and into a telly in the sitting room and the second one in a bedroom.

You can then install the apk directly, or as an add on to Kodi. It only allows me view on 1 box at a time, but if I add a second 'line' for Ä2.99 a month I can watch on both. No need for me to do that because I tend to use it for American channels, and that's normally only me watching, so that's fine.

Also works (the subscription) on phone/tablet etc, subject to the 1 viewer at a time restriction,
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on April 26, 2017, 01:46:06 PM
When I talk about IPTV, I mean an option accessed via the blue button on the ZGemma that has up to 20 'apps' such as 'Watch Series', 'HD Cartoon', 'iPlayer' etc.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 26, 2017, 04:42:53 PM
When I talk about IPTV, I mean an option accessed via the blue button on the ZGemma that has up to 20 'apps' such as 'Watch Series', 'HD Cartoon', 'iPlayer' etc.

Yes, I guess the last page has been about a subscription based IPTV service that effectively replaces Sky (including the EPG etc).
How you access that seems to be different (I assume) from the IPTV plugin via the blue button. 
As a guide, I seen this posted on a forum this morning:

Installation Guide Ė Enigma2
Installing IPTV on Enigma2 Devices
As with any changes on Engima2 devices, it is recommended you take a backup
of your device first.
What you will need:
 Putty (for Windows) or Terminal (for a mac)
 A form of text editor Ė Notepad++, Wordpad or Notepadqq (Do not use
Notepad)
 Epgimport Ė This must be installed on your device before you start importing
our service. If not already installed, please go to Menu >> Plugins >> Download
Plugins >> Extensions (You must restart your device once installed)
 IPTV Script Ė Download here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ny3zpgoymwjq6se/IPTVScript.txt?dl=0
Installation
Open Putty, and in the ĎHost Name (or IP address)í box enter the enigma2 boxes IP
address, and then click the Telnet radio button and click open
Then log in using the word, root
Now open the IPTV Script you have downloaded in your text editor and replace
the word Ďusernameí with your IPTV username and the word Ďpasswordí with your
IPTV password.
Then save your file, select all and copy the entire contents. Once copied, paste the
contents straight into Putty. Once is it pasted, press enter.
The script will now run and re-boot on its own. You will now have our service added into
their own bouquets.
Adding the EPG
The EPG files were automatically added when the script was run. Open Epgimport and
select sources. Then import the following sources by ticking them and then saving.
UK IPTV, Canadian IPTV, Canadian1 IPTV, USA IPTV and USA1 IPTV, International IPTV,
International1 IPTV, International2 IPTV, Rytec UK XMLTV and Rytec Middle East XMLTV.
Once saved, it will take you to the next screen, click the yellow button ĎManual
optioní and that will scan all the options you have just ticked to your attached HDD or
USB.
After you have run the initial scan, you can then set Epgimport to scan whenever
you want to update the EPG information. Setting it to scan daily and at boot up is
the recommend option.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on April 26, 2017, 05:33:31 PM
UltimateMania is run by the same crowd that does Sportsmania but does the rest of the channels as well plus the Sport. £75 for the year and the quality is great as long as you have good broadband.  The 1080p streams for the Sport are excellent at the moment. I run it through the Amazon FireTV and absolutely no bother.

As for as TV guide, the only one that works seems to be OnTapp but its a bit of a pain and I have never bothered to set it up.
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This is the set up I use. Ultimate mania integrated with OnTapp for a TV guide. It does the job.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on April 29, 2017, 10:39:40 PM
Sportsmania letting me down big time tonight with the boxing. Anyone else?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on April 29, 2017, 10:49:53 PM
Sportsmania letting me down big time tonight with the boxing. Anyone else?

I watched the whole undercard fine, but I lost it when the ring walk started for the main fight.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 29, 2017, 10:50:38 PM
Had it on from about 8.30, crystal clear not a single buffer..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: michaelg on April 29, 2017, 11:06:54 PM
Sportsmania letting me down big time tonight with the boxing. Anyone else?
Yes mate - Ended up going to 5live ffs!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: ONeill on April 29, 2017, 11:26:03 PM
Sportsmania letting me down big time tonight with the boxing. Anyone else?

Yep. Was a disaster. Ended up finding some online stream.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 29, 2017, 11:33:26 PM
Shite, I seem to be in a minority of 1 on this. For what it's worth I watched it on my iPad and picked one of the SD streams (although it was top class). Anyone a member of their Facebook group it'd be worth looking on there to see how widespread the issue was..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on April 29, 2017, 11:36:24 PM
Mine was fine (1080p Showtime stream) but it went down in the 8th and 9th for a bit.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on April 30, 2017, 02:19:24 PM
Worked well with me. On FB Willie willo advised subscribers to use the Sports extra section.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on April 30, 2017, 02:50:07 PM
Worked well with me. On FB Willie willo advised subscribers to use the Sports extra section.

My sub on sportsmania is up and i haven't renewed yet . I got a zgemma box and that has been great until i recently lost ss4 and ss5 (haven't missed anything yet because of it but I'm sure I will soon). Is sportsmania still worth it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: ONeill on April 30, 2017, 02:52:47 PM
Coming into the summer months I don't think I'll be using it much.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on April 30, 2017, 02:58:36 PM
Coming into the summer months I don't think I'll be using it much.

was thinking the same myself - sportsmania is really good for NFL and that doesn't start till september. Also a cheap way of getting gaa if you're away on holidays
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Hereiam on April 30, 2017, 05:28:27 PM
Have an openbox and this last month have started lossing stations at least 20 gone and word is the movie channels going next week. Sky have started to change their encryption code and it not lookin good.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on April 30, 2017, 06:10:14 PM
Is the Sportsmania.eu link down?

Can't connect on iPhone or iPad
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on April 30, 2017, 06:33:02 PM
Is the Sportsmania.eu link down?

Can't connect on iPhone or iPad


I think its sportsmania.rocks now
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on April 30, 2017, 07:17:56 PM
Is the Sportsmania.eu link down?

Can't connect on iPhone or iPad
You have to change the URL to sportsmania.rocks
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on April 30, 2017, 09:00:09 PM
Have an openbox and this last month have started lossing stations at least 20 gone and word is the movie channels going next week. Sky have started to change their encryption code and it not lookin good.

Theres a few youtube videos that will help you get most of them back. I'm only missing ss4 and 5 now (or at least thats all i've noticed)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Itchy on April 30, 2017, 09:45:19 PM
Have an openbox and this last month have started lossing stations at least 20 gone and word is the movie channels going next week. Sky have started to change their encryption code and it not lookin good.

Theres a few youtube videos that will help you get most of them back. I'm only missing ss4 and 5 now (or at least thats all i've noticed)

You will be missing more than that. Sky Atlantic and all Eurosports are also gone. Will they find a way around the encryption or will sky turn more channels off is anyone's guess
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on April 30, 2017, 10:04:31 PM
Thanks folks
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on April 30, 2017, 10:16:33 PM
Have an openbox and this last month have started lossing stations at least 20 gone and word is the movie channels going next week. Sky have started to change their encryption code and it not lookin good.

Theres a few youtube videos that will help you get most of them back. I'm only missing ss4 and 5 now (or at least thats all i've noticed)

You will be missing more than that. Sky Atlantic and all Eurosports are also gone. Will they find a way around the encryption or will sky turn more channels off is anyone's guess

The Disney channels are gone as well I believe plus some others..

Hard to believe Sky would go to the effort of turning some channels off unless they going to do them all? The early talk on the itk forums was that this was a 'low tech' solution from Sky and would be easily worked around but it doesn't appear to be working out like that..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Hereiam on April 30, 2017, 10:56:07 PM
Yea see today most of kids channels gone today. Still no mention of a fix yet. Where is Fintona when you him......
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on May 01, 2017, 06:21:23 AM
Loads of channels gone now. I'm going to go the IPTV route. I could live with what's went so far but was raging with sky sports box office going.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Hardy on May 02, 2017, 05:00:15 PM
A neighbour has asked me to configure an Android box for him. He just wants Ireland and UK TV channels and any sports channels available. I'd like to throw in a movies add-on as well for him. I don't know much about these boxes/Kodi.

I could read this whole thread, but just wondering is there a quick answer to best TV, sports and movie add-ons - and their URLs, if possible. Can I get everything I need from Kodi or should I install other repos?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on May 02, 2017, 05:20:30 PM
For movies you could download Showbox or MovieHD. These aren't through Kodi but rather stand alone apps.

You wont find them on the play store so you need the apk for them. Just google showbox apk or MovieHD apk.

You could also install the Exodus repo on Kodi. This guy is your friend for that.
https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-exodus-on-kodi-krypton/
Sports is more tricky. I think you'll find most will a agree a paid subscription to sportsmania or similar is the best route to take but there are other options like sports devil that are free repos. Once again the site I linked above is your best bet on easy ways of installing repos.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Hardy on May 02, 2017, 08:42:43 PM
Thanks laoislad.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Itchy on May 02, 2017, 10:56:36 PM
A neighbour has asked me to configure an Android box for him. He just wants Ireland and UK TV channels and any sports channels available. I'd like to throw in a movies add-on as well for him. I don't know much about these boxes/Kodi.

I could read this whole thread, but just wondering is there a quick answer to best TV, sports and movie add-ons - and their URLs, if possible. Can I get everything I need from Kodi or should I install other repos?

Or go to a site like techkings, go to iptv forum and request an annual sub (30-60e), install and off ya go.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: DrinkingHarp on May 03, 2017, 02:02:52 AM
Loads of channels gone now. I'm going to go the IPTV route. I could live with what's went so far but was raging with sky sports box office going.

I was in the local corner store the other day and the Indian owner had his TV going with a rugby game on. He told me he uses  IPTV and watches sports/shows/news and movies from all over the world. His setup is a MAG254 with the provider charging less then $100 a year and the MAG254 box cost under $100. He went through a lot of channels showing me all the features which were pretty cool and cheap compared to cable/satellite TV.

My question is- anyone using this in the states and which IPTV provider are you using and any problems?

Thanks,
DH
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on May 03, 2017, 08:40:15 AM
For TV Shows and Movies, I've been using MovieHD for years.  Best about.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on May 03, 2017, 02:18:23 PM
Loads of channels gone now. I'm going to go the IPTV route. I could live with what's went so far but was raging with sky sports box office going.

I was in the local corner store the other day and the Indian owner had his TV going with a rugby game on. He told me he uses  IPTV and watches sports/shows/news and movies from all over the world. His setup is a MAG254 with the provider charging less then $100 a year and the MAG254 box cost under $100. He went through a lot of channels showing me all the features which were pretty cool and cheap compared to cable/satellite TV.

My question is- anyone using this in the states and which IPTV provider are you using and any problems?

Thanks,
DH

I use Ultimate mania integrated with OnTapp. I get 100's of channels including most of the Irish,  English and U.S channels. You can use​ it through Kodi, so if you're familiar with that set up it is easy to install.It works well most of the time.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on May 04, 2017, 05:26:08 PM
Anyone seeing issue with Matrix tv at moment? My sportsmania is saying channel not available. ?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on May 04, 2017, 05:50:23 PM
Seems ok to me! What channel you after?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on May 04, 2017, 06:17:35 PM
Anyone seeing issue with Matrix tv at moment? My sportsmania is saying channel not available. ?
Just checked mine all ok.
Maybe go into settings and clear cache or force stop app.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on May 04, 2017, 06:46:41 PM
Yeah has happened to me a couple of times, It probably didn't close down right the last time. Force close the app and you should get straight back in.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 13, 2017, 06:15:25 PM
Anyone lose Sportsmania? I was watching bits of Arsenal and the European rugby and neither available now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on May 13, 2017, 07:17:25 PM
Anyone lose Sportsmania? I was watching bits of Arsenal and the European rugby and neither available now.

Just checked there, Arsenal game working fine for me through matrixtv
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Hardy on May 15, 2017, 09:04:00 PM
I'm struggling with this Kodi Android stuff. The whole setup is whatever is the opposite of intuitive and whether it works or not seems to depend on the direction of the wind or something.

As I was saying the neighbour gave me his new Android box to set up. I spent most of yesterday f*king about with it and finally settled on Phoenix, for two reasons - (1) it seems to have loads of everything he wants - UK and Satellite TV, Sky Sports and a whole lot of other sports, and loads of movies. (2) It worked  great. Watched any TV I wanted. Watched the Players golf on Sky. Gave him a ring, said I'd drop in this evening and set it up for him.

Came home tonight - checked again - all TV channels working grand but no sport to be had anywhere. All of the places I could get Sky Sports last night, I just get a whirring wheel for a minute and it comes back to the menu. Then I go back to Live TV - nothing. No BBC. No UK channels. Now I have to ring him and tell him I'm not coming and I have no answer when he asks me what's wrong, because I have no f*king idea.

What do people do in a situation like this? (After the throwing stuff at the wall, etc.) Reinstall? Is there a vital bit of info that I don't have/understand? Is this what I can expect all the time with IPTV? on Android.

Help!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FermGael on May 15, 2017, 11:09:42 PM
Seems sky, bt, Virgin,  etc whave being doing a bit of work together  to block the kodi boxes as well through their broadband.
VPN was needed over the weekend and tonight to watch the football.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on May 16, 2017, 03:21:23 PM
Seems sky, bt, Virgin,  etc whave being doing a bit of work together  to block the kodi boxes as well through their broadband.
VPN was needed over the weekend and tonight to watch the football.

Heard this but dont really know much about it. I watched the boxing over the weekend and had no problems but them i'm with talktalk.  What does a VPN do? is it like a proxy IP or something?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on May 16, 2017, 03:51:30 PM
As well as the android boxes getting fcuked around with (although thus far I've had no trouble in the south) today has been the worst day so far for the dodgy boxes with these channels all disappearing

Sky Sports 1 UK
Sky Sports 2 IRL
sky Sports 3 UK
Sky F1
Sky 1 UK
sky 1 +1 UK
F0X
Comedy Central UK
Cartoonito
Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon +1
Nicktoons
Nick Jr
Sky Matt Damon
Sky Arts
RTE 1 IRL
RTE 1 +1 IRL
RTE 2 IRL
TV3 IRL
TG4 IRL
Oireachtas TV IRL
RTE Jr IRL
RTE News Now IRL


We're doomed........ That's all the Sky Sports channels gone now

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tyrone Gaa on May 16, 2017, 05:49:38 PM
As well as the android boxes getting fcuked around with (although thus far I've had no trouble in the south) today has been the worst day so far for the dodgy boxes with these channels all disappearing

Sky Sports 1 UK
Sky Sports 2 IRL
sky Sports 3 UK
Sky F1
Sky 1 UK
sky 1 +1 UK
F0X
Comedy Central UK
Cartoonito
Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon +1
Nicktoons
Nick Jr
Sky Matt Damon
Sky Arts
RTE 1 IRL
RTE 1 +1 IRL
RTE 2 IRL
TV3 IRL
TG4 IRL
Oireachtas TV IRL
RTE Jr IRL
RTE News Now IRL


We're doomed........ That's all the Sky Sports channels gone now

Lost all these channels and I'm devestated, what is the alternatives to this now? Thank god the football season is coming to an end I've 2 months to find new ways to steal TV.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Don Johnson on May 17, 2017, 09:35:02 AM
Fella in work is getting this IPTV in, apparently it's the new thing.

Anyone get their box from a fella Owen on Facebook? He was constantly changing his Facebook page (seemed to be any time he got a few bad reviews) and claiming he had been shut down. There was a private facebook support group, and he would post stuff but always turn off comments to stop any bad reviews/comments. Funnily enough, since all the channels started disappearing he has dropped off the group and became uncontactable - his wife says Facebook has banned him and we will have updates soon. Nothing!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on May 17, 2017, 09:41:57 AM
Fella in work is getting this IPTV in, apparently it's the new thing.

Anyone get their box from a fella Owen on Facebook? He was constantly changing his Facebook page (seemed to be any time he got a few bad reviews) and claiming he had been shut down. There was a private facebook support group, and he would post stuff but always turn off comments to stop any bad reviews/comments. Funnily enough, since all the channels started disappearing he has dropped off the group and became uncontactable - his wife says Facebook has banned him and we will have updates soon. Nothing!

I follow him on bakebook as i was interested but never bit the bullet.  He's safer just putting up a post saying that the ass has fell out of it and there is no fix.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Don Johnson on May 17, 2017, 10:18:19 AM
Yeah that's it, I have been added to another group with a view to getting the IPTV from them. The fellas on that group have told everyone straight from the start that it looked to be the end for those type of boxes.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on May 17, 2017, 10:20:30 AM
Looks like IPTV could have it's problems soon too though with the Sky, BT and Virgin broadband blocks.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on May 17, 2017, 12:25:13 PM
Some people were holding hope for the channels to be made available again, but at the end of the day they never recovered the HD channels when they went so was always looking the same for the latest ones that have been going.

I am going for IPTV, but going to hold off for a month or too to see how stable it is with a lot of people going to go to it now in big numbers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: northsideboy on May 17, 2017, 12:32:15 PM
I've noticed channels gradually disappearing alright. Not good but then it was never probably going to last for ever and the level of evasion is now probably starting to affect the bottom line for Sky, BT and what the rights holders are able to extort.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FermGael on May 17, 2017, 01:37:52 PM
Ultimatemania, sportsmania and sportsnation had major issues.
The football games could only be watched by using a VPN.
When the football was on the rest of their stations were down.
Seems to have been a court case that is forcing the major broadband companies to take action.
After the football was over all stations were fully working again .
The mods of the mania stations say they have a work around which will be in place for next season.
The VPN is a pain but they still work.

Long term I would say if you want to watch via IPTV then you will have to have a good VPN.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on May 17, 2017, 09:27:43 PM
Sportsmania acting the p***k tonight. Trying to watch the Sheffield Wednesday Huddersfield game and it's stopping and starting every few minutes.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on May 17, 2017, 09:45:48 PM
Watched Utd game start to finish, never flickered.. even watched sky although usually the American streams work better..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on May 17, 2017, 11:07:44 PM
Sportsmania acting the p***k tonight. Trying to watch the Sheffield Wednesday Huddersfield game and it's stopping and starting every few minutes.
I got texted from the wee lad that Sportsmania not working as he wanted to see Celta Vigo v Real. Pile of pish.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on May 18, 2017, 08:30:26 AM
It seems all IPTV are under attack at the minute from DDOS attacks and the likes definitely has to be Sky etc fighting back, a lot of IPTV providers are actually resellers so if the source is getting affected then all the different reseller products will be as well. More talk of with my subscription of them moving to new servers and improving this and that but at the end of the day Sky just needs to know where the new source is and attack it instead of the old one.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on May 18, 2017, 09:07:04 AM
Also looks like they are attacking the Payment Engines. Trying to lobby things like Paypal to not take subscriptions for IPTV.

It's harder to nail down the IPTV providers because of the nature of what they are doing, and the flexibility that the internet provides. Easier to scramble your own signals.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on May 18, 2017, 08:36:07 PM
Working fine tonight. Watching Luton Blackpool playoff game and the stream is perfect. Great game btw if any one is interested.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on May 19, 2017, 12:02:55 PM
Yeah i had no problem last night with the Spurs match, although i am with talktalk and I havent heard mention of them causing problems (apart from their usual shite service of course)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on May 19, 2017, 12:25:11 PM
Apparently it's grand with the Kodi add-on through the firestick if you avoid the Sky channels, which I tend to do anyway.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on May 19, 2017, 01:13:40 PM
I'm with BT and just used firestick and had no problems.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: thebar on May 19, 2017, 01:57:51 PM
guys have any of you's downloaded the smart iptv app on a samsung tv...i aint a clue about these things been told that cos i have a smart tv to download this app for the sports channels etc but for the life of me i cant find it in the app store (didnt even know we had an app store til yesterday!) - can anyone help!?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 01, 2017, 12:39:36 PM
Took my first tentative steps with IPTV on the zGemma today with a 24hr trial line, initial impression is decent..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on June 01, 2017, 12:57:38 PM
Took my first tentative steps with IPTV on the zGemma today with a 24hr trial line, initial impression is decent..

Why decent and not anything better?  Much pausing or stalling? 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 01, 2017, 01:12:20 PM
Took my first tentative steps with IPTV on the zGemma today with a 24hr trial line, initial impression is decent..

Why decent and not anything better?  Much pausing or stalling?

Decent not better cause I only have it on less than an hour ;D. I also am running it on a box I have at my work where although the internet speed is decent (about 50meg) it does tend to be inconsistent
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: general on June 01, 2017, 01:24:27 PM
Ok so iv the Zgemma box boycey. I didnt set it up myself - unlike the open boxes.

how so i go about getting this iptv onto the zgemma?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on June 01, 2017, 03:36:12 PM
How much did you get the year for Boycey?  Did it take long to do the install?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 01, 2017, 03:59:37 PM
I've only got a free trial for 24hrs but the range of prices I'm seeing are £60 to £100 for 12 months. Took me about 5 mins, had to exchange a couple of emails with the guy
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: TabClear on June 01, 2017, 08:31:40 PM
I've only got a free trial for 24hrs but the range of prices I'm seeing are £60 to £100 for 12 months. Took me about 5 mins, had to exchange a couple of emails with the guy

Is there a minimum broadband speed needed for the zGemma?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on June 01, 2017, 08:40:58 PM
I'm not an expert but I read that the zGemma is not great for IPTV.

It's got a pretty small processor.  The H2S was made as a satellite box, not for streaming.  So I guess anyone who doesn't already have a H2S should look at getting something made specifically for IPTV.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 01, 2017, 10:06:46 PM
I'm not an expert but I read that the zGemma is not great for IPTV.

It's got a pretty small processor.  The H2S was made as a satellite box, not for streaming.  So I guess anyone who doesn't already have a H2S should look at getting something made specifically for IPTV.

Aye Joe if you didn't have a zGemma box you wouldn't buy one for this job, that said it seems to be going fine and from what I read plenty have them.

IPTV can be put on most devices Kodi, firestick, mag, android box even straight onto Samsung and LG TVs without the need of a box at all. I've an LG TVs at home that I'm going to try a trial line over the weekend. Mind you I never get near the tv in the house so it's a bit pointless  ;D

It'd need decent broadband, I've seen 10meg quoted but I'd reckon more. Obviously you would need unlimited usage too..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on June 01, 2017, 10:44:42 PM
I'm not an expert but I read that the zGemma is not great for IPTV.

It's got a pretty small processor.  The H2S was made as a satellite box, not for streaming.  So I guess anyone who doesn't already have a H2S should look at getting something made specifically for IPTV.

agree with that. I have a MXIII box running sportsmania and I have sportmania on the zgemma for the channels that stopped working (other room). Picture is better through the MXIII box. It does work though on the zgemma so if you have one don't throw it out.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on June 02, 2017, 08:30:07 AM
Anyone having issues with Exodus and Phoenix on the firestick? Trying to watch House of Cards and the links are freezing up and sometimes not playing at all. Doesn't seem to be any HD links either.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on June 05, 2017, 09:12:56 AM
Anyone having issues with Exodus and Phoenix on the firestick? Trying to watch House of Cards and the links are freezing up and sometimes not playing at all. Doesn't seem to be any HD links either.

No links were playing for me last night - am on Kodi 15ish
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on June 05, 2017, 09:16:13 AM
Fired up the firestick for the first time in a while yesterday to watch the hurling on Sky Sports 1 and Sports Devil was working like a dream much to my surprise as I was struggling badly to get streams for the last month or so of the premiership.

Happy days.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on June 07, 2017, 10:08:32 AM
Fired up the firestick for the first time in a while yesterday to watch the hurling on Sky Sports 1 and Sports Devil was working like a dream much to my surprise as I was struggling badly to get streams for the last month or so of the premiership.

Happy days.

Sky have a court order regarding the PL so they were disrupting the services, everyone was getting shite connections even paid for subscriptions, since the end of the PL everything seems to be bang on.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: themac_23 on June 08, 2017, 09:37:55 AM
Can IPTV be setup on an iPad?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on June 09, 2017, 09:57:07 AM
Can IPTV be setup on an iPad?

I know people running their sub off tablets, not sure which types but don't see any reason why the iPad would run it without issue.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Don Johnson on June 09, 2017, 10:06:29 AM
I got the IPTV from a crowd on Facebook, Elite something or other. Sent a USB in the post to update my Zgemma box, but it isn't great. The sky sports are back on, BT Sport isn't on it. Most of the entertainment on it, no Sky One or Atlantic though. Movies are inconsistent as well.

I messaged the fella the first night, he said they were updating servers. Messaged him again yesterday, no reply. Good job I only paid £10 for the first month.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on June 09, 2017, 10:08:44 AM
I use Team ExPat. So far it's very good.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: dclane on June 09, 2017, 10:43:54 AM
What can be done with a Chromecast box. Are they the same as an Android box?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 09, 2017, 10:50:00 AM
What can be done with a Chromecast box. Are they the same as an Android box?

Why would anyone in their right mind give someone like you help?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 09, 2017, 11:06:19 AM
I got the IPTV from a crowd on Facebook, Elite something or other. Sent a USB in the post to update my Zgemma box, but it isn't great. The sky sports are back on, BT Sport isn't on it. Most of the entertainment on it, no Sky One or Atlantic though. Movies are inconsistent as well.

I messaged the fella the first night, he said they were updating servers. Messaged him again yesterday, no reply. Good job I only paid £10 for the first month.

I signed up for IPTV (zgemma box) about a week or so ago and my experience couldn't be any different. Full working EPG, still able to record etc, all channels working flawlessly, all the main sports and movie channels in FHD. American Channels, all footie, ppv and a comprehensive VOD section.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: dclane on June 09, 2017, 11:07:35 AM
What can be done with a Chromecast box. Are they the same as an Android box?

Why would anyone in their right mind give someone like you help?
Are you looking for an answer to that question?
I'd be happy to help.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: take_yer_points on June 09, 2017, 11:29:23 AM
I got the IPTV from a crowd on Facebook, Elite something or other. Sent a USB in the post to update my Zgemma box, but it isn't great. The sky sports are back on, BT Sport isn't on it. Most of the entertainment on it, no Sky One or Atlantic though. Movies are inconsistent as well.

I messaged the fella the first night, he said they were updating servers. Messaged him again yesterday, no reply. Good job I only paid £10 for the first month.

I signed up for IPTV (zgemma box) about a week or so ago and my experience couldn't be any different. Full working EPG, still able to record etc, all channels working flawlessly, all the main sports and movie channels in FHD. American Channels, all footie, ppv and a comprehensive VOD section.

Where did you get your sub?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on June 09, 2017, 11:31:11 AM
I got the IPTV from a crowd on Facebook, Elite something or other. Sent a USB in the post to update my Zgemma box, but it isn't great. The sky sports are back on, BT Sport isn't on it. Most of the entertainment on it, no Sky One or Atlantic though. Movies are inconsistent as well.

I messaged the fella the first night, he said they were updating servers. Messaged him again yesterday, no reply. Good job I only paid £10 for the first month.

I signed up for IPTV (zgemma box) about a week or so ago and my experience couldn't be any different. Full working EPG, still able to record etc, all channels working flawlessly, all the main sports and movie channels in FHD. American Channels, all footie, ppv and a comprehensive VOD section.

Who are you with Boycey and how much is he charging?  Now that you have used it more and obviously say its very good, I wouldn't mind getting in touch with him.  I have a friend who does them and is giving me a months trial tonight though, but not entirely confident on how good this will run via him as I ad the zgemma through him initially years ago and it didn't run well.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on June 09, 2017, 11:40:10 AM
What would be the best box to get to run IPTV?

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 09, 2017, 11:50:35 AM
I'd be loathe to recommend anyone at the present after all it is still only a week but I'll tell yis how I went about it if you like. I use the website techkings.org as its a been a great help to me learning about zgemma builds and the like. Register on there and scroll down the forum to IPTV and in there under IPTV Guides, Support and Discussion you can request an IPTV server. I was messaged within 24hrs by up to a dozen suppliers and tested a few lines free for 24 hours and picked a fellow I thought sounded the most plausible.

I was advised to pick someone who had plenty of feedback on the site which I did. It was a simple process to set up, with easy to follow instruction and good email help with an unrelated issue I had at the beginning. They provide IPTV also for a wide range of devices too. I'd be interested to know how it works on a smart tv as I have one. I chose the zgemma option as I have that box and have supplied them to family and a few friends also
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: dclane on June 09, 2017, 11:59:14 AM
Thanks Boycey.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Don Johnson on June 09, 2017, 12:08:19 PM
Must give that forum a whirl later on.

The Elite TV fella responded to me there saying 'The guys are working on it mate'.

Great service altogether.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on June 09, 2017, 03:57:47 PM
I use Team ExPat. So far it's very good.
AZ, are the Irish and UK channels on Team Expat? I have Ultimate mania but I might get the second subscription for the GAA as a backup for the summer.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on June 13, 2017, 05:14:52 PM
I see Kodi are under pressure again. Phoenix been shut down as part of a law suit. Will this be the start of a real clamp down?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on June 13, 2017, 05:26:44 PM
I use Team ExPat. So far it's very good.
AZ, are the Irish and UK channels on Team Expat? I have Ultimate mania but I might get the second subscription for the GAA as a backup for the summer.

Sky Channels, RTE Channels, BBC all on there. Not sure about ITV etc.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on June 13, 2017, 05:36:47 PM
I see Kodi are under pressure again. Phoenix been shut down as part of a law suit. Will this be the start of a real clamp down?

Kodi is an open source media player. Nothing more. No pressure on it at all.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: StGallsGAA on June 13, 2017, 06:25:32 PM
I see Kodi are under pressure again. Phoenix been shut down as part of a law suit. Will this be the start of a real clamp down?

Kodi is an open source media player. Nothing more. No pressure on it at all.

It's the sources that are bring clamped down on.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on June 13, 2017, 07:46:06 PM
I see Kodi are under pressure again. Phoenix been shut down as part of a law suit. Will this be the start of a real clamp down?

Kodi is an open source media player. Nothing more. No pressure on it at all.

It's the sources that are bring clamped down on.

Yes, I understand. Hence three fact I pointed out that "Kodi are under pressure again" is nonsense.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: maco on June 14, 2017, 06:32:31 AM
Would the IPtV work on a zgemma box with a download speed of 7?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 14, 2017, 06:42:24 AM
Would the IPtV work on a zgemma box with a download speed of 7?

I'd have my doubts but suppliers will give you a 12/24 hour trial so try a couple of them out first and see how it goes?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on June 14, 2017, 10:22:47 AM
What do the people who run these addons get out of it? i dont see advertising and ive never seen links for donations etc.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on June 14, 2017, 10:35:12 AM
What do the people who run these addons get out of it? i dont see advertising and ive never seen links for donations etc.

The better ones are premium. Sportsmania for example is something like 56 quid a year and, I imagine, has tend of thousands of users.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on June 14, 2017, 11:58:24 AM
It's addons like Genesis I dont understand. They obviously require a lot of time and upkeep but i fail to see the reward. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on June 14, 2017, 01:00:16 PM
I see Kodi are under pressure again. Phoenix been shut down as part of a law suit. Will this be the start of a real clamp down?

Kodi is an open source media player. Nothing more. No pressure on it at all.


It's the sources that are bring clamped down on.

Yes, I understand. Hence three fact I pointed out that "Kodi are under pressure again" is nonsense.
Indeed, thanks awfully for clarifying. It's greatly appreciated.
Anyway is it likely more sources will start following suit?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on June 14, 2017, 01:05:49 PM
I use Team ExPat. So far it's very good.
AZ, are the Irish and UK channels on Team Expat? I have Ultimate mania but I might get the second subscription for the GAA as a backup for the summer.

Sky Channels, RTE Channels, BBC all on there. Not sure about ITV etc.

I used Flawless IPTV over the weekend, got the $2 two days subscription, have to say it was excellent. GAAGO had a nightmare during Mayo/ Galway game, I wouldn't rely on it for big games again.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 14, 2017, 01:32:03 PM
It's addons like Genesis I dont understand. They obviously require a lot of time and upkeep but i fail to see the reward.

It's a bit like the quote attributed to Mallory "Why did you climb Mount Everest? Because it was there"
Some of these guys do it cause they can, two fingers to the establishment if you like.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JohnDenver on June 14, 2017, 06:16:00 PM
I use Team ExPat. So far it's very good.
AZ, are the Irish and UK channels on Team Expat? I have Ultimate mania but I might get the second subscription for the GAA as a backup for the summer.

Sky Channels, RTE Channels, BBC all on there. Not sure about ITV etc.

I used Flawless IPTV over the weekend, got the $2 two days subscription, have to say it was excellent. GAAGO had a nightmare during Mayo/ Galway game, I wouldn't rely on it for big games again.

Im almost sure I saw over the weekend that sportsmania have managed to source GAAGO and it will be on their channels from here on it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on June 14, 2017, 06:35:22 PM
I use Team ExPat. So far it's very good.
AZ, are the Irish and UK channels on Team Expat? I have Ultimate mania but I might get the second subscription for the GAA as a backup for the summer.

Sky Channels, RTE Channels, BBC all on there. Not sure about ITV etc.

I used Flawless IPTV over the weekend, got the $2 two days subscription, have to say it was excellent. GAAGO had a nightmare during Mayo/ Galway game, I wouldn't rely on it for big games again.

Im almost sure I saw over the weekend that sportsmania have managed to source GAAGO and it will be on their channels from here on it.
Sportsmania have a new menu option just for Gaelic Games.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dougal Maguire on June 20, 2017, 03:20:20 AM
Any suggestions as to what is the best box for IPTV. I've got an Openbox V8S but thinking of changing. Want something that's easy to record on and has menus as close to the standard satellite providers as possible. Got a 24hr trial on a Firestick which wasn't bad but was a bit fiddly, might suffice for a second TV in a multiroom set up.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Taylor on June 20, 2017, 09:32:39 AM
Looking to go for IPTV and the guy has said I can download an app on Smart TV and put it through there or I can buy a box from him and he can download it on that.

Any ideas which is best?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 20, 2017, 11:05:01 AM
in response to the 2 previous posts. I've been messing around with IPTV for about 3 weeks now and the provider I got gave me simple instructions for all devices (enigma2, android, mag, web browser, ios and smart tv) and told me I could use whichever I liked as long as I only used one device a time a bit like Sportsmania.

Thus far my zgemma wins hands down for functionality and quality of picture (superb), epg, recording etc. The smart tv option is by far the simplest (no boxes or wires obviously) and still miles ahead of anything you would have got with the cardsharing boxes but the EPG is a bit more basic. I've also just been running the smart tv off wifi rather than hardwired with no problems. The android app works ok but was a bit slow I thought..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Taylor on June 20, 2017, 11:42:47 AM
in response to the 2 previous posts. I've been messing around with IPTV for about 3 weeks now and the provider I got gave me simple instructions for all devices (enigma2, android, mag, web browser, ios and smart tv) and told me I could use whichever I liked as long as I only used one device a time a bit like Sportsmania.

Thus far my zgemma wins hands down for functionality and quality of picture (superb), epg, recording etc. The smart tv option is by far the simplest (no boxes or wires obviously) and still miles ahead of anything you would have got with the cardsharing boxes but the EPG is a bit more basic. I've also just been running the smart tv off wifi rather than hardwired with no problems. The android app works ok but was a bit slow I thought..

Thanks Boycey.

EPG is?

The guy is looking £90 for the year to tun IPTV through the app
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 20, 2017, 12:01:20 PM
Electronic programme guide, your channel menu basically..

£90 wouldn't be that far out of line, I'm seeing prices from £50 up. If he's a lad local to you hes probably buying it off someone else and adding his own few quid on the top for himself for his own time..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dougal Maguire on June 20, 2017, 12:11:11 PM
Thanks for that Boyce. If IPTV is going to last then I think l might go for the Zgemma. SatsNI in Cookstown offering Zgemma and 12 months sub for £180 or thereabouts   I've a Panasonic Vieta Smart TV with the latest BT home hub but it's not connecting to the Internet any more. Using an Ethernet cable but it won't connect. Any suggestions there?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on June 20, 2017, 12:21:08 PM
Thanks for that Boyce. If IPTV is going to last then I think l might go for the Zgemma. SatsNI in Cookstown offering Zgemma and 12 months sub for £180 or thereabouts   I've a Panasonic Vieta Smart TV with the latest BT home hub but it's not connecting to the Internet any more. Using an Ethernet cable but it won't connect. Any suggestions there?
Did you replace the cable?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on June 20, 2017, 12:46:50 PM
Thanks for that Boyce. If IPTV is going to last then I think l might go for the Zgemma. SatsNI in Cookstown offering Zgemma and 12 months sub for £180 or thereabouts   I've a Panasonic Vieta Smart TV with the latest BT home hub but it's not connecting to the Internet any more. Using an Ethernet cable but it won't connect. Any suggestions there?
Did you replace the cable?

Does it connect wirelessly? If it does then Laoislad is probably right you should try changing your lead.



Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dougal Maguire on June 20, 2017, 12:58:25 PM
Cable is fine because it had been feeding the Openbox. It's one of the ones that works through the electric sockets. Also bought a Panasonic dongle but it won't work either. I think it's a common problem
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Mickey Linden on July 01, 2017, 09:46:26 AM
I got iptv and it was all working fine through my firestick. However, since last night anytime I go to load a channel it won't load. The wheel which shows it loading goes red. It still shows the TV guide etc. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 02, 2017, 08:27:59 PM
I got iptv and it was all working fine through my firestick. However, since last night anytime I go to load a channel it won't load. The wheel which shows it loading goes red. It still shows the TV guide etc. Any ideas?

Force stop Kodi or whatever app you're using to view IPTV and launch it again?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Mickey Linden on July 02, 2017, 10:21:07 PM
Fella I got it off says I need to get another sub at 35 quid. Paid 70
Last week. I don't know much about these things so not sure what to do. Few mates got off same guy but they have had no issue
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Main Street on July 02, 2017, 11:56:45 PM
I use Team ExPat. So far it's very good.
AZ, are the Irish and UK channels on Team Expat? I have Ultimate mania but I might get the second subscription for the GAA as a backup for the summer.

Sky Channels, RTE Channels, BBC all on there. Not sure about ITV etc.

I used Flawless IPTV over the weekend, got the $2 two days subscription, have to say it was excellent. GAAGO had a nightmare during Mayo/ Galway game, I wouldn't rely on it for big games again.
You watched the game live on RTE 2 with Flawless?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Itchy on July 02, 2017, 11:56:53 PM
Thanks for that Boyce. If IPTV is going to last then I think l might go for the Zgemma. SatsNI in Cookstown offering Zgemma and 12 months sub for £180 or thereabouts   I've a Panasonic Vieta Smart TV with the latest BT home hub but it's not connecting to the Internet any more. Using an Ethernet cable but it won't connect. Any suggestions there?

Zgemma is a Satelite box. Yes if you have one already use it for iptv but why would you buy one for iptv? You cannot record on iptv unless your sub provider permits it and I don't see many that do. Buy yourself a mag256 box for around 100 euro. Simple to use, easy to set up, easy to navigate and very portable. Most importantly designed for iptv.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on July 03, 2017, 02:03:45 PM
I use Team ExPat. So far it's very good.
AZ, are the Irish and UK channels on Team Expat? I have Ultimate mania but I might get the second subscription for the GAA as a backup for the summer.

Sky Channels, RTE Channels, BBC all on there. Not sure about ITV etc.

I used Flawless IPTV over the weekend, got the $2 two days subscription, have to say it was excellent. GAAGO had a nightmare during Mayo/ Galway game, I wouldn't rely on it for big games again.
You watched the game live on RTE 2 with Flawless?

Yes, I used it again this weekend, the stream was excellent. It also has the Ivue EPG integrated so you see whats on all channels. Plus they have Catchup that lets you watch back over the 3 previous days.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: NAG1 on July 03, 2017, 02:09:22 PM
Slightly off topic but what is the story with Gaago?

I'd have assumed if you have paid for a stream on it that it would be top quality is this not the case?
Have never used it before.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Taylor on July 03, 2017, 02:12:31 PM
Got IPTV in.
Pretty good - freezes the odd time but no big difference from the original Skybox.

Far more channels on it though with UK, US, Hong Kong, boxsets, library of movies all available.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FL/MAYO on July 03, 2017, 02:19:48 PM
Slightly off topic but what is the story with Gaago?

I'd have assumed if you have paid for a stream on it that it would be top quality is this not the case?
Have never used it before.

They had problems during the Mayo/Galway game 3 weeks ago, it was working up until 10 minutes before throw in then it crashed, I presume it couldn't handle the amount of subscribers.  I haven't used it since.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: DennistheMenace on July 11, 2017, 09:48:49 AM
Right so how does one go about getting IPTV in?

I have an android box with Kodi installed although it Exodus and the likes don't seem to be working well at the minute.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on July 13, 2017, 07:00:36 PM
I have an old MBOX and deleted Jarvis to install Krypton, box was too old and diddnt support it. Got Jarvis back but it wont install any addons, it will do so will addons already in the repros. Tried rebooting, reinstalling and others. Any ideas? May just have to buy a new one?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on July 13, 2017, 07:25:16 PM
Don't know if this is your problem, but the fusion tvaddons have been down the past couple of weeks.

https://thevpn.guru/tvaddons-alternatives-fusion-install-kodi-17-krypton

Some alternative sources of add-ons are listed in the above article,but going by the comments, they're a bit of a mixed bag.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on July 13, 2017, 07:52:54 PM
Don't know if this is your problem, but the fusion tvaddons have been down the past couple of weeks.

https://thevpn.guru/tvaddons-alternatives-fusion-install-kodi-17-krypton

Some alternative sources of add-ons are listed in the above article,but going by the comments, they're a bit of a mixed bag.

Thanks

Tried that as well and no joy😡
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jell 0 Biafra on July 14, 2017, 01:59:09 AM
SALTS is a decent source, and isn't part of the fusion addons setup.  Download instructions here:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-salts-on-kodi-krypton/

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on July 14, 2017, 09:01:07 AM
SALTS is a decent source, and isn't part of the fusion addons setup.  Download instructions here:

https://seo-michael.co.uk/how-to-install-salts-on-kodi-krypton/
Thanks, will give it a blatter later on
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on July 14, 2017, 12:48:10 PM
https://kodifiretvstick.com/install-exodus-cazwall-repo/

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on July 14, 2017, 03:11:43 PM
Right so how does one go about getting IPTV in?

I have an android box with Kodi installed although it Exodus and the likes don't seem to be working well at the minute.

You don't need Kodi for IPTV but it can be used with some. Most IPTVs I think run as an Android App, if you want I can PM you who I get my IPTV from.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: theticklemister on July 14, 2017, 03:22:28 PM
my Kodi is back working this week. Got all tv stations going too which is great
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on July 14, 2017, 03:50:37 PM
Right so how does one go about getting IPTV in?

I have an android box with Kodi installed although it Exodus and the likes don't seem to be working well at the minute.

You don't need Kodi for IPTV but it can be used with some. Most IPTVs I think run as an Android App, if you want I can PM you who I get my IPTV from.

PM me while you're at it please.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 14, 2017, 04:04:41 PM
Guys if you get a decent provider you can put IPTV on pretty much any device you like so don't settle for someone who only gives you one option..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lfdown2 on July 14, 2017, 04:20:07 PM
Right so how does one go about getting IPTV in?

I have an android box with Kodi installed although it Exodus and the likes don't seem to be working well at the minute.

You don't need Kodi for IPTV but it can be used with some. Most IPTVs I think run as an Android App, if you want I can PM you who I get my IPTV from.

PM me while you're at it please.

Me too, please & thanks,
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on July 14, 2017, 07:04:12 PM
Ditto. Is it easy to install and use?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dougal Maguire on July 14, 2017, 07:23:57 PM
Right so how does one go about getting IPTV in?

I have an android box with Kodi installed although it Exodus and the likes don't seem to be working well at the minute.

You don't need Kodi for IPTV but it can be used with some. Most IPTVs I think run as an Android App, if you want I can PM you who I get my IPTV from.
PM me too please.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on July 14, 2017, 08:36:15 PM
https://kodifiretvstick.com/install-exodus-cazwall-repo/
That worked👍👍
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: clarshack on July 19, 2017, 10:51:33 AM
did anyone here watch last saturday night's football qualifiers via IPTV? got my subscription a couple of weeks ago and was OK up until that point with the odd freeze here and there but during the 2 games there was a lot of freezing and buffering. only took the sub out for a month so can change providers easily enough. just wondering did anyone else experience this?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The_geezer on July 19, 2017, 11:11:00 AM
yeah, same as yourself, only had it about a month and works really well, but during the games last week it kept stuttering and freezing
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on July 19, 2017, 11:20:10 AM
I did a wee trial with showbox iptv there during the week.  I had it running through the smart iptv app on my LG TV.  I have to say it worked really well but then i was trying it during a period of time with little volume of traffic.  All HD channels seemed to play no problem with no buffering issues (i get lots of buffering on HD with sportsmania).  I am reluctant to fork out 70 bills though for a year when the whole thing could turn to turd once a big match is of for example.  Anyone else use it?

Also what other IPTV services are there and do any of them offer shorter term agreements?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Dougal Maguire on July 19, 2017, 12:25:09 PM
Is there much difference between the Mag 250 and Mag 254/256 boxes
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 19, 2017, 12:26:43 PM
did anyone here watch last saturday night's football qualifiers via IPTV? got my subscription a couple of weeks ago and was OK up until that point with the odd freeze here and there but during the 2 games there was a lot of freezing and buffering. only took the sub out for a month so can change providers easily enough. just wondering did anyone else experience this?

I have one provider on a box at home and a different one at work, the one at home froze as you describe during those matches but the one at work (a cheaper sub) never missed a beat apparently. It's been pretty damn good other than that in fairness.

I've read that all the streams are coming from the same 2 or 3 guys anyway no matter who your provider is..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Taylor on July 19, 2017, 01:05:18 PM
did anyone here watch last saturday night's football qualifiers via IPTV? got my subscription a couple of weeks ago and was OK up until that point with the odd freeze here and there but during the 2 games there was a lot of freezing and buffering. only took the sub out for a month so can change providers easily enough. just wondering did anyone else experience this?

First game was fine - second game was terrible. Freezing all the time.
Couldnt imagine there was much difference in traffic between both games so dont know what the reason is.

Overall well worth the 70 quid which is what Sky were getting and more each month
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: bogball88 on July 19, 2017, 01:13:42 PM
With IPTV what is the minimum download speed that you would require for the box to work sufficiently?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on July 19, 2017, 01:34:19 PM
The gaelic on saturday night and ITV Box Office for the Eubank fight were bad. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The_geezer on July 21, 2017, 01:01:17 PM
the IPTV service I was using (Bulky IPTV) has been shut down (good job I only took out a 3 month subscription), can anyone pm me a link to another service
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on July 21, 2017, 03:18:16 PM
https://hdsubs.com

I have this. Great job.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The_geezer on July 21, 2017, 03:48:25 PM
cheers, a bit more expensive than the other one but I will give it a whirl!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on July 22, 2017, 10:27:00 PM
Am on a free IPTV trial on my Smart TV - is there an easy way to upload channel groupings?

I've got thousands of the shagging things - back in the Dreambox days you could upload 'Bouquets' to group the channels x category

Cheers..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on July 23, 2017, 08:43:06 AM
Am on a free IPTV trial on my Smart TV - is there an easy way to upload channel groupings?

I've got thousands of the shagging things - back in the Dreambox days you could upload 'Bouquets' to group the channels x category

Cheers..

Who is it with pal?

I think the channel EPG comes from your provider, maybe yours isn't providing one or you don't get access til you buy a sub? On mine if you press the ok button while viewing, the blue button then allows you to select the groups.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on July 23, 2017, 01:01:10 PM
Downloaded this apk as an alternative to Exodus which has been terrible for me lately.
Has an option in settings to just display HD links and also to hide dead or broken links.
You can also link your Trakt and Real Debrid accounts to it.
Seems very good so far bar the odd pop up advert
https://terrariumtv.com
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on July 23, 2017, 04:22:37 PM
Am on a free IPTV trial on my Smart TV - is there an easy way to upload channel groupings?

I've got thousands of the shagging things - back in the Dreambox days you could upload 'Bouquets' to group the channels x category

Cheers..

Who is it with pal?

I think the channel EPG comes from your provider, maybe yours isn't providing one or you don't get access til you buy a sub? On mine if you press the ok button while viewing, the blue button then allows you to select the groups.


It's just some small provider - got about 50 offers so went for a trial with the first.

It's not a menu option I can see anyway and I asked the vendor and he said he's have to check.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on July 23, 2017, 09:37:46 PM
Downloaded this apk as an alternative to Exodus which has been terrible for me lately.
Has an option in settings to just display HD links and also to hide dead or broken links.
You can also link your Trakt and Real Debrid accounts to it.
Seems very good so far bar the odd pop up advert
https://terrariumtv.com

The add on Covenant seems to be the new 'Exodus'

Terrarium tv good as well, installed it last week.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: dclane on July 23, 2017, 11:20:12 PM
What can be done with a Chromecast box. Are they the same as an Android box?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on July 23, 2017, 11:27:39 PM
I think you're mixing things up. What's a Chromecast box?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: giveherlong on July 26, 2017, 10:37:49 AM
Anybody using Now TV app or box?
Thinking a sky day pass would be an option for the football on sky if it was reliable?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lfdown2 on July 26, 2017, 02:16:32 PM
Anybody using Now TV app or box?
Thinking a sky day pass would be an option for the football on sky if it was reliable?

I use the app through PS4 during Game of Thrones season, would have ropey (at best) internet and have no issues.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on July 26, 2017, 03:39:54 PM
I've a Now Tv box.  kids use it mostly but I use it for GoT and Walking Dead.

I would sometimes get the Sky Sports Day Pass for times when I can't get a decent stream on Kodi or if there's a really good Super Sunday and I don't want to risk losing the picture.

Now TV box also has the Sky Box Office app available which is good for the boxing, again if I can't get a good stream elsewhere.

It's completely reliable. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Ball Hopper on July 26, 2017, 11:01:29 PM
From BBC website:

Premier League wins anti-piracy court order

By Bill Wilson Business reporter, BBC News

   
The Premier League has been awarded a High Court order for the forthcoming 2017-18 season, which will help it combat the illegal streaming of games.

The blocking order will require UK Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to prevent people from illegally accessing streams of its matches.

It will allow the league to combat the illicit sale and use of devices such as pre-loaded IPTV and Kodi boxes.

A similar order was obtained for the final two months of the 2016-17 season.

That saw more then 5,000 server IP addresses blocked that had previously been streaming Premier League content.

Sky and BT Sport hold the live rights for Premier League football. The two firms paid a record £5.136bn for rights to show live matches for three seasons.
What are Kodi boxes?

Kodi is free software, built by volunteers, that is designed to bring videos, music, games and photographs together in one easy-to-use application.

Some shops sell set-top boxes and TV sticks known as Kodi boxes, preloaded with the software.

The developers behind Kodi say their software does not contain any content of its own and is designed to play legally owned media or content "freely available" on the internet.

However, the software can be modified with third-party add-ons that provide access to pirated copies of films and TV series, or provide free access to subscription television channels and programmes, including sports events.

The English top flight League is currently undertaking its biggest ever copyright protection programme.

Its anti-piracy efforts have also contributed to a range of prominent apps and add-ons being closed down as the law catches up with them.

"This blocking order is a game-changer in our efforts to tackle the supply and use of illicit streams of our content," said Premier League Director of Legal Services, Kevin Plumb.

"It will allow us to quickly and effectively block and disrupt the illegal broadcast of Premier League football via any means, including so called 'pre-loaded Kodi boxes'.

"The protection of our copyright, and the investment made by our broadcast partners, is hugely important to the Premier League and the future health of English football."

A recent poll of 1,000 people for BBC 5 live Daily found:

    Nearly half of fans say they have streamed a match online through an unofficial provider - just over a third do so at least once a month and about one in five at least once a week
    The main reasons include a friend/family member doing it and they just watch; the quality of the stream; and because sports TV packages are considered not good value for money
    Just under a third of fans do not know whether it is illegal to stream live Premier League matches online from unofficial providers, but another third believe it is always illegal.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on July 27, 2017, 07:46:43 AM
VPN or DNS service will fix that.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on August 01, 2017, 11:33:20 AM
Would streams from America also be affected by that? Fox sports etc?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on August 01, 2017, 01:38:21 PM
Would streams from America also be affected by that? Fox sports etc?

They are exactly the feeds that the legislation is for.  Sky want to stop programs that are created for non UK people being watched within the UK.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on August 01, 2017, 07:39:14 PM
Fire stick has packed in now for some reason. Wat would be the best box to buy now to get iptv and ideally to upload exodus/ mania etc.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 02, 2017, 07:41:21 AM
Fire tv box
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on August 02, 2017, 08:32:10 AM
I bought one of these a few months ago and have to say so far its been great.

https://www.banggood.com/T95z-Plus-Amlogic-S912-Octa-core-2G-RAM-16G-ROM-TV-Box-p-1082674.html?rmmds=myorder
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Hereiam on August 02, 2017, 10:26:55 AM
do you get sky sports on this
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on August 02, 2017, 10:37:53 AM
do you get sky sports on this
You can get sports on them all. It's the add ons/apps you download onto  them that give you the sports and movies etc.
Most of these Android boxes are all the same just with different branding.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on August 18, 2017, 08:22:33 PM
Anyone having issues with matrix tv. Channels won't load. It worked the other day
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on August 18, 2017, 08:26:40 PM
Is your subscription up?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: StGallsGAA on August 18, 2017, 08:36:55 PM
Anyone having issues with matrix tv. Channels won't load. It worked the other day

Sound as if the sentinel has caught up with u!/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on August 18, 2017, 08:45:26 PM
Is your subscription up?
Ah maybe. I will check
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on August 18, 2017, 09:14:57 PM
Is your subscription up?
Ah maybe. I will check
Yep it's my subscription.  But when I go to renew I don't see the news pack offer I usually get. Only a subscription for 10 euro for 14 days. ? Anyone subscribed lately?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on August 18, 2017, 09:27:36 PM
Is your subscription up?
Ah maybe. I will check
Yep it's my subscription.  But when I go to renew I don't see the news pack offer I usually get. Only a subscription for 10 euro for 14 days. ? Anyone subscribed lately?
Type the words 'Imwaiting' in the voucher code box.There is a problem with renewing subs at the moment. That code will get you two free weeks.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on August 18, 2017, 09:34:10 PM
Is your subscription up?
Ah maybe. I will check
Yep it's my subscription.  But when I go to renew I don't see the news pack offer I usually get. Only a subscription for 10 euro for 14 days. ? Anyone subscribed lately?
Type the words 'Imwaiting' in the voucher code box.There is a problem with renewing subs at the moment. That code will get you two free weeks.
Cheers Laoislad your a legend. That worked. Thanks.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Main Street on August 19, 2017, 10:30:24 AM
I took out a subs for vpnarea and it works good.
If I want to watch rte or tv3 content on ios, then the tv stations player web page says I have to use a separate player which is only downloadable from the Irish Apple Store.
As I don't live in Ireland, that's not possible.
Is there some other way to install the players? or do I have to subscribe to the Irish apple store in order to downl the players?

I could use the irish server on VPNarea, plus a different email address and register using the name from a friendly credit card not currently reg with apple, that seems a lot of work just for a couple of small free apps.

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on August 19, 2017, 10:38:06 AM
Is your subscription up?
Ah maybe. I will check
Yep it's my subscription.  But when I go to renew I don't see the news pack offer I usually get. Only a subscription for 10 euro for 14 days. ? Anyone subscribed lately?
Type the words 'Imwaiting' in the voucher code box.There is a problem with renewing subs at the moment. That code will get you two free weeks.
Cheers Laoislad your a legend. That worked. Thanks.

You would imagine Sportsmania will fail some time soon if the payment issue isn't sorted? They're hardly going to run it for nothing....
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on August 19, 2017, 02:05:36 PM
Looks like SM having difficulties. The aul fella is with BT Broadband and it won't load for him. Works fine on my mobile data. Possibly the Premier League court order that the ISPs were implementing. Will have to set him up with a VPN.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on August 19, 2017, 03:23:01 PM
Looks like SM having difficulties. The aul fella is with BT Broadband and it won't load for him. Works fine on my mobile data. Possibly the Premier League court order that the ISPs were implementing. Will have to set him up with a VPN.

It's the court orders, all IPTV providers in U.K. are struggling with it but it's not affecting ROI... I know the crowd I'm with are actively pursuing it and have been testing a workaround, I'm on their mailing list and although not affected I receive updates as to what they're doing.

I presume not being able to set up a payment system is also down to nobody being willing to take Sportsmania on?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: an lťirmheastůir on August 19, 2017, 03:34:50 PM
Who has the best deals for iptv for either a zgemma or a mag box. The deal I am with is ok but buffers a lot and channels don't always work. I have tried to contact my providers but am getting no joy and I have also tried to sort it myself but when I have codes in it says my box is down
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 19, 2017, 04:41:57 PM
Looks like SM having difficulties. The aul fella is with BT Broadband and it won't load for him. Works fine on my mobile data. Possibly the Premier League court order that the ISPs were implementing. Will have to set him up with a VPN.

It's the court orders, all IPTV providers in U.K. are struggling with it but it's not affecting ROI... I know the crowd I'm with are actively pursuing it and have been testing a workaround, I'm on their mailing list and although not affected I receive updates as to what they're doing.

I presume not being able to set up a payment system is also down to nobody being willing to take Sportsmania on?

Diffucult to figure out whats going on with Sportsmania. Payment processor has been down for quite a while now so cant take on new subscribers. Meanwhile current subscribers whose sub is running out are being given free week at a time subs until payment issue has been sorted.
On top of that they arent able to show the PL games as they did last year. They have however told subscribers  that the matches can be viewed on their Matchday section on Kodi. That worked last week but the 3pm games arent working this afternoon. They also took down their FB page this week which was very useful for advice/assistance but became populated with ones complaining about the service of late!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: TabClear on August 19, 2017, 04:57:05 PM
Looks like SM having difficulties. The aul fella is with BT Broadband and it won't load for him. Works fine on my mobile data. Possibly the Premier League court order that the ISPs were implementing. Will have to set him up with a VPN.

It's the court orders, all IPTV providers in U.K. are struggling with it but it's not affecting ROI... I know the crowd I'm with are actively pursuing it and have been testing a workaround, I'm on their mailing list and although not affected I receive updates as to what they're doing.

I presume not being able to set up a payment system is also down to nobody being willing to take Sportsmania on?

Diffucult to figure out whats going on with Sportsmania. Payment processor has been down for quite a while now so cant take on new subscribers. Meanwhile current subscribers whose sub is running out are being given free week at a time subs until payment issue has been sorted.
On top of that they arent able to show the PL games as they did last year. They have however told subscribers  that the matches can be viewed on their Matchday section on Kodi. That worked last week but the 3pm games arent working this afternoon. They also took down their FB page this week which was very useful for advice/assistance but became populated with ones complaining about the service of late!!

Mobdro wasn't working too well for me either today.  Don't know if it's a coincidence but streams were very erratic
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 19, 2017, 04:59:42 PM
Mania are saying they'll have all sorted in 3 weeks!! Here's hoping!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on August 19, 2017, 05:10:29 PM
Looks like SM having difficulties. The aul fella is with BT Broadband and it won't load for him. Works fine on my mobile data. Possibly the Premier League court order that the ISPs were implementing. Will have to set him up with a VPN.

It's the court orders, all IPTV providers in U.K. are struggling with it but it's not affecting ROI... I know the crowd I'm with are actively pursuing it and have been testing a workaround, I'm on their mailing list and although not affected I receive updates as to what they're doing.

I presume not being able to set up a payment system is also down to nobody being willing to take Sportsmania on?

Diffucult to figure out whats going on with Sportsmania. Payment processor has been down for quite a while now so cant take on new subscribers. Meanwhile current subscribers whose sub is running out are being given free week at a time subs until payment issue has been sorted.
On top of that they arent able to show the PL games as they did last year. They have however told subscribers  that the matches can be viewed on their Matchday section on Kodi. That worked last week but the 3pm games arent working this afternoon. They also took down their FB page this week which was very useful for advice/assistance but became populated with ones complaining about the service of late!!

My stream for the Liverpool game today was perfect. Buffered a bit for the first 10 mins but was great from then on.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on August 19, 2017, 05:18:25 PM
Ur man Willo who seems to be the boss man at SM passed comment on the difficulty of getting a new payment processor on their Facebook page some weeks back. I took him to mean that being illegal companies were reluctant to take them on.. Any IPTV crowd I tried have simply being using PayPal friends and family and the guy I settled on has told me never to renew without checking the payment details are the same  ;D

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on August 19, 2017, 05:19:01 PM
Looks like SM having difficulties. The aul fella is with BT Broadband and it won't load for him. Works fine on my mobile data. Possibly the Premier League court order that the ISPs were implementing. Will have to set him up with a VPN.

It's the court orders, all IPTV providers in U.K. are struggling with it but it's not affecting ROI... I know the crowd I'm with are actively pursuing it and have been testing a workaround, I'm on their mailing list and although not affected I receive updates as to what they're doing.

I presume not being able to set up a payment system is also down to nobody being willing to take Sportsmania on?

Diffucult to figure out whats going on with Sportsmania. Payment processor has been down for quite a while now so cant take on new subscribers. Meanwhile current subscribers whose sub is running out are being given free week at a time subs until payment issue has been sorted.
On top of that they arent able to show the PL games as they did last year. They have however told subscribers  that the matches can be viewed on their Matchday section on Kodi. That worked last week but the 3pm games arent working this afternoon. They also took down their FB page this week which was very useful for advice/assistance but became populated with ones complaining about the service of late!!

My stream for the Liverpool game today was perfect. Buffered a bit for the first 10 mins but was great from then on.

Ur in the South though...
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on August 21, 2017, 12:05:12 PM
Ur man Willo who seems to be the boss man at SM passed comment on the difficulty of getting a new payment processor on their Facebook page some weeks back. I took him to mean that being illegal companies were reluctant to take them on.. Any IPTV crowd I tried have simply being using PayPal friends and family and the guy I settled on has told me never to renew without checking the payment details are the same  ;D

Who did you use for IPTV and does it work? My ManiaHD runs out this month.  I see a few IPTV subs being listed on twitter ranging from £35 to £70 for the year.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on August 21, 2017, 01:19:05 PM
I'm reluctant to share mine because I'm afraid the more users it gets, the more issues there'll be :) Team ExPAt is who I use. $25 for 3 months, $2.99 per month for an extra 'line'. It has a significant Video on Demand section, and the Live TV has sections for NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, 'Live Now' Boxing etc, Premier League etc etc.


They had problems with payment renewals a few months ago, but now it's fine with Stripe, Bitcoin and Paypal.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on August 22, 2017, 09:06:41 AM
I use Sportsmania.

Downloaded a VPN for the Firestick last night and it's working grand now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Lucifer on August 22, 2017, 09:38:36 AM
Which VPN did you yet Gs?

I am on BT and also use Sportsmania. I've found it more difficult to find a good stream, but I've always found one. Definitely not as good as last year as you have to search around a bit more, but I still always get a good stream.

I am in the North btw.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on August 22, 2017, 09:56:06 AM
I'm in the north and on BT too.  Everything had been perfect for me up until the weekend.

I downloaded IPVanish.  It's on the app store on the firestick so it's easily found.

You do need to sign up for an account first using your phone/laptop or whatever.  It was something like $8 or $10 for a month, but I'm hoping Sportsmania will sort their issues out and I can cancel it in a couple of weeks time.

Watched the game last night on a Bein Sports channel.  Some of the others buffered a bit.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JohnDenver on August 22, 2017, 10:55:40 AM
I'm in the north and on BT too.  Everything had been perfect for me up until the weekend.

I downloaded IPVanish.  It's on the app store on the firestick so it's easily found.

You do need to sign up for an account first using your phone/laptop or whatever.  It was something like $8 or $10 for a month, but I'm hoping Sportsmania will sort their issues out and I can cancel it in a couple of weeks time.

Watched the game last night on a Bein Sports channel.  Some of the others buffered a bit.

I saw on another site for anybody wishing to sign up to IPVanish, there is a code to get 50% off the full year package. Think it works on 5 devices.  The code is "PRIVACYFIRST" and expires midnight on 23AUG. Should bring it down to 30 something dollars for the year.

I haven't any VPN myself, but might look about getting this one to see how it goes.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on August 22, 2017, 11:03:22 AM
Good man.  Must check that out.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 22, 2017, 05:09:54 PM
Yes. Got that deal yesterday. Tested out last night on city game. Set my address to Netherlands and got  the match.

https://signup.ipvanish.com/?aff=privacyfirst
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: MoChara on August 23, 2017, 08:58:17 AM
Yes. Got that deal yesterday. Tested out last night on city game. Set my address to Netherlands and got  the match.

https://signup.ipvanish.com/?aff=privacyfirst

I think the blocking is really only during Premier League games so be the weekend before you get a true test Gaffer.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 23, 2017, 10:00:28 AM
Aye but the City game was Premier League.
Mania hoping to have problem solved shortly though.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: nrico2006 on August 23, 2017, 10:10:41 AM
The block has been affecting me the past two weekends on zgemma, but then after all channels are available again.  I could see the City game on Monday night so I'm wondering if they just didn't bother with the block for the one game.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on August 25, 2017, 11:30:06 AM
The block should affect the McGregor fight should it? just expect high volume on the servers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 25, 2017, 01:12:13 PM
The block only applies to Premier League games
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on August 25, 2017, 03:24:02 PM
The block only applies to Premier League games

The block, as I understand it, blocks the servers that SM runs on during premier league games, possibly all weekend. My on demand section wouldn't run last Saturday afternoon.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on August 25, 2017, 09:01:07 PM
Never had a more frustrating night with sportsmania. Can't get a single link to play for more than about 3 mins for the villa match. Maybe it's because of the matrix tv app.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on August 25, 2017, 09:16:16 PM
Mine is working perfect.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on August 25, 2017, 09:20:22 PM
Never had a more frustrating night with sportsmania. Can't get a single link to play for more than about 3 mins for the villa match. Maybe it's because of the matrix tv app.

Dont get it myself the football is perfect tonight but couldnt watch 2 seconds of the golf last night - strange
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on August 25, 2017, 09:52:29 PM
I've been trying this week to get my head around how when the block is on a server like Sportsmania they manage to differentiate between UK and non U.K. traffic??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: clarshack on August 25, 2017, 10:05:43 PM
I'm in the north and on BT too.  Everything had been perfect for me up until the weekend.

I downloaded IPVanish.  It's on the app store on the firestick so it's easily found.

You do need to sign up for an account first using your phone/laptop or whatever.  It was something like $8 or $10 for a month, but I'm hoping Sportsmania will sort their issues out and I can cancel it in a couple of weeks time.

Watched the game last night on a Bein Sports channel.  Some of the others buffered a bit.

I saw on another site for anybody wishing to sign up to IPVanish, there is a code to get 50% off the full year package. Think it works on 5 devices.  The code is "PRIVACYFIRST" and expires midnight on 23AUG. Should bring it down to 30 something dollars for the year.

I haven't any VPN myself, but might look about getting this one to see how it goes.

privateinternetaccess.com is $39.95 per year. there were good instructions on the web for installing it on my enigma 2 box.
currently trying out a few IPTV trials as my previous supplier did a runner when the sh*t hit the fan on the first EPL weekend of the season. thankfully I was only paying monthly.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on August 25, 2017, 11:06:35 PM
I've been trying this week to get my head around how when the block is on a server like Sportsmania they manage to differentiate between UK and non U.K. traffic??

It's the UK ISPs blocking access to the servers - that's what the court orders.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on August 26, 2017, 01:30:34 PM
Tested out in Belfast today with the DNS service I use in Spain to access iPlayer/Netflix etc. No good. Works on my phone though, so will hotspot it to my Fire TV for the fight tonight.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on August 26, 2017, 05:27:57 PM
Is your subscription up?
Ah maybe. I will check
Yep it's my subscription.  But when I go to renew I don't see the news pack offer I usually get. Only a subscription for 10 euro for 14 days. ? Anyone subscribed lately?
Type the words 'Imwaiting' in the voucher code box.There is a problem with renewing subs at the moment. That code will get you two free weeks.
Cheers Laoislad your a legend. That worked. Thanks.
Anyone know if this has changed. A mate is looking it for the Utd game. Imwaiting isn't working now
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: clarshack on August 26, 2017, 07:22:11 PM
interestingly i hooked up my openbox again today for the first time in several months and you can still get all the BT channels plus Eir Sport. just watched the Utd game with no block whatsoever.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on August 26, 2017, 07:54:34 PM
Is your subscription up?
Ah maybe. I will check
Yep it's my subscription.  But when I go to renew I don't see the news pack offer I usually get. Only a subscription for 10 euro for 14 days. ? Anyone subscribed lately?
Type the words 'Imwaiting' in the voucher code box.There is a problem with renewing subs at the moment. That code will get you two free weeks.
Cheers Laoislad your a legend. That worked. Thanks.
Anyone know if this has changed. A mate is looking it for the Utd game. Imwaiting isn't working now
New code is imwithmania
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on August 26, 2017, 11:42:46 PM
Is your subscription up?
Ah maybe. I will check
Yep it's my subscription.  But when I go to renew I don't see the news pack offer I usually get. Only a subscription for 10 euro for 14 days. ? Anyone subscribed lately?
Type the words 'Imwaiting' in the voucher code box.There is a problem with renewing subs at the moment. That code will get you two free weeks.
Cheers Laoislad your a legend. That worked. Thanks.
Anyone know if this has changed. A mate is looking it for the Utd game. Imwaiting isn't working now
New code is imwithmania
Thanks laoislad
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FermGael on August 27, 2017, 06:12:34 AM
Worked perfect for the McGregor fight
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on August 30, 2017, 10:05:12 PM
Is anyone else having issues with kodi. I can't access tv shows or movies on covenant. It lets me into the menu but won't bring up anything after that. It's the same on bennu.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on August 30, 2017, 10:28:19 PM
Working ok for me
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Up The Middle on August 30, 2017, 10:37:05 PM
Think my router was blocking it. Changed settings and its working now through the search menu but won't give me any options when I go into the people watching section.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 04, 2017, 07:43:04 PM
I see the latest code from Sportsmania is "Standbymania". Wonder does that mean they still hope to get back up and running?

Anyone here able (and willing) to recommend an IPTV provider?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on September 04, 2017, 09:42:46 PM
I see the latest code from Sportsmania is "Standbymania". Wonder does that mean they still hope to get back up and running?

Anyone here able (and willing) to recommend an IPTV provider?
It's hard to know alright. That latest code hasn't worked for me. I'm not on Twitter or Facebook so if anyone gets another  can you post it here. Cheers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on September 05, 2017, 10:22:38 AM
Ive been asked by a friend to update his firestick kodi for him.  He wants a build put on it.  Any recommendations? i havent used a build since i put sports mania on mine so i'm well out of the loop as to which ones are good.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on September 05, 2017, 10:42:42 AM
I had the Beast Build on my firestick, but it took up so much space and crashed quite a bit.

Basically I just stripped everything off it except the add-ons that I use.  Works great that way.

So, I'd recommend no build....
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: BenDover on September 05, 2017, 10:49:25 AM
I no build on mine either - just runs Exodus
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: johnneycool on September 05, 2017, 12:02:00 PM
I no build on mine either - just runs Exodus

Same here, had the beast and another fancy looking build and whilst they were easier to navigate they kept wiping Kodi and themselves off the firestick
I just run Exodus and Sports devil on their own, no fancy front ends and its better for it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on September 05, 2017, 12:13:06 PM
I 100% agree but this lad is a tube and wont listen  ::)

He's used to a build.  He's also as tight as a crabs ass and wouldnt fork out for sportsmania.  Would rather search through the free streams.  The pulse build is my current thinking for him.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Gs Man on September 05, 2017, 12:15:51 PM
One that takes up the least amount of space on your firestick for defo!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on September 05, 2017, 12:18:45 PM
I remember a while ago The Beast had a firestick specific build with less crap on it. Might see if that is still available (or something similar)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on September 05, 2017, 12:44:27 PM
I 100% agree but this lad is a tube and wont listen  ::)

He's used to a build.  He's also as tight as a crabs ass and wouldnt fork out for sportsmania.  Would rather search through the free streams.  The pulse build is my current thinking for him.

Spend time searching through free streams which will probably buffer anyway rather than pay £4.50 a month for mania. Christ he is tight. I d watch him when it comes to buying his round!!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on September 05, 2017, 12:49:34 PM
I 100% agree but this lad is a tube and wont listen  ::)

He's used to a build.  He's also as tight as a crabs ass and wouldnt fork out for sportsmania.  Would rather search through the free streams.  The pulse build is my current thinking for him.

Spend time searching through free streams which will probably buffer anyway rather than pay £4.50 a month for mania. Christ he is tight. I d watch him when it comes to buying his round!!!

sounds like you know him  ;D
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on September 06, 2017, 11:49:08 AM
Update: I googled "best kodi build" and it came up with one called Fire TV Guru.  I decided to install this for the lad.  When doing so i noticed that they have a "lite" version so that went on. Looks death. should do him nicely.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on September 06, 2017, 01:44:35 PM
Anyone have a Real Debrid account?

I have one, but every so often my firestick seems to "forget" my Real Debrid account and I have to go through the process again of reauthorizing the account on my Firestick.

Anyone know why it's doing this?
I'm not updating my Firestick or anything like that.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: oakleaflad on September 15, 2017, 05:22:47 PM
Just got a firestick. Any easyish steps to get it set up with Kodi etc for movies, sport, tv. I'd be decent with technology but haven't a clue what I'm at here and there's a lot of pages to scroll through. Thanks in advance for any help.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 15, 2017, 05:55:52 PM
Use Apps 2 Fire from an android phone or tablet to install Kodi. Google whatever add ons you want.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on September 15, 2017, 07:02:18 PM
Iíve drifted away from Kodi a bit since I got IPTV but this guy used to the go to man and I assume itís still the same.

https://seo-michael.co.uk/tag/kodi-addons/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on September 15, 2017, 08:43:46 PM
Follow this guide. its as easy as it looks. Have used it numerous times.


http://bestforkodi.com/how-to-add-apps-to-your-firestick-android-box-using-firedl-codes/
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: StGallsGAA on September 15, 2017, 09:42:45 PM
Apart from Halow are any other kodi sources still showing PL games live?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: CitySlicker11 on September 16, 2017, 10:57:36 AM
Is Kodi compatible with a Chromecast?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: oakleaflad on September 16, 2017, 07:58:09 PM
Follow this guide. its as easy as it looks. Have used it numerous times.


http://bestforkodi.com/how-to-add-apps-to-your-firestick-android-box-using-firedl-codes/
Those codes wouldn't work for me Gaffer. Got sorted with Kodi and got Covenant for films/TV. What's best add-on for sport?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: under the bar on September 16, 2017, 08:04:55 PM
Is Kodi compatible with a Chromecast?

Yes you cab put Kodi on a Chromecast. YouTube it
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on September 17, 2017, 01:01:57 AM
Try these firedl codes


http://youtu.be/2wrub7QLKbs?a
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on September 23, 2017, 08:48:31 AM
Anyone got the latest sportsmania code. Still not up for payments? No Twitter or facebook so cant look. Cheers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on September 23, 2017, 09:11:34 AM
spoilingcustomers
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 23, 2017, 10:37:28 AM
It's a two week code this time but is a week old so hurry as they limit them.

They were on Twitter taking about it yesterday and looks like the solution they're trying to set up might be bitcoin based.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on September 23, 2017, 10:47:01 AM
It's a two week code this time but is a week old so hurry as they limit them.

They were on Twitter taking about it yesterday and looks like the solution they're trying to set up might be bitcoin based.
What exactly is the problem anyway? Can they not just use PayPal or similar.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on September 23, 2017, 11:11:29 AM
I imagine it's that the service is illegal and a massive copyright breach so no reputable payments provider will enable them.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: trueblue1234 on October 01, 2017, 03:18:26 PM
LL don't suppose you have the new mania code?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on October 01, 2017, 03:25:40 PM
LL don't suppose you have the new mania code?

No new codes at the minute.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 01, 2017, 03:33:30 PM
LL don't suppose you have the new mania code?
The last one doesn't expire until the 4th Oct.
Looking at the forum though someone has posted saying new code is ITSCOMING
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Mikhail Prokhorov on October 01, 2017, 04:56:14 PM
does anyone know if the satellite boxes are coming back?

too much of a delay on iptv for me, might have to get sky again  :(
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Gaffer on October 01, 2017, 10:31:47 PM
LL don't suppose you have the new mania code?
The last one doesn't expire until the 4th Oct.
Looking at the forum though someone has posted saying new code is ITSCOMING

Used the ITSCOMING yesterday. Lasts for one month. You need to select the one month option at the payment section for it to work
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 01, 2017, 10:39:06 PM
does anyone know if the satellite boxes are coming back?

too much of a delay on iptv for me, might have to get sky again  :(

What do u mean delay??
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on October 04, 2017, 12:20:04 PM
LL don't suppose you have the new mania code?
The last one doesn't expire until the 4th Oct.
Looking at the forum though someone has posted saying new code is ITSCOMING

Used the ITSCOMING yesterday. Lasts for one month. You need to select the one month option at the payment section for it to work

I just used this code myself despite not having used the previous codes. seemed to work ok (will check if it plays when i get home). My sub ran out a couple of months ago and tbh i had sort of given up on sportsmania. have the streams still been of a decent quality? is a VPN required for football?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on October 04, 2017, 12:59:46 PM
Yep still decent. Prob  a minute delay on the real thing but does that really matter.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Mikhail Prokhorov on October 04, 2017, 01:35:57 PM
does anyone know if the satellite boxes are coming back?

too much of a delay on iptv for me, might have to get sky again  :(

What do u mean delay??

iptv and streaming can be anything from 30 secs to 2 minutes behind 'real time'

Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 04, 2017, 01:54:29 PM
does anyone know if the satellite boxes are coming back?

too much of a delay on iptv for me, might have to get sky again  :(

What do u mean delay??

iptv and streaming can be anything from 30 secs to 2 minutes behind 'real time'

If the quality was good enough would that really be a dealbreaker? Mine tends to run about 30/40 secs behind.

Publican up the road from me recently got a box in and couldn't figure for a good while why the bets he was attempting to place for his customers were constantly being refused for being late :)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 19, 2017, 10:15:14 PM
Whatís working and not on Kodi?  Iíve not used it since I got IPTV as it has all the Live sports/boxsets I need. The mrs however whoís not a great tv watcher in fairness just canít figure it out  ::). She was able to use Kodi on the android box I had so was going to update it for her to catch up with her series over the long winter nights. Do Real Debrid and trakt still work?

Thanks in advance, itís only a few months since I used it but I know itíll have changed considerably
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on October 19, 2017, 10:16:03 PM
Covenant is the new exodus, thatís all I know!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jim Bob on October 20, 2017, 12:02:44 AM
Kodi hasnít changed for me. Films and sports working normally.

Sportsmania  is having trouble with streaming premier league matches and their payment system is down so they canít take on new subscribers.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Smokin Joe on October 20, 2017, 06:54:05 AM
Whatís working and not on Kodi?  Iíve not used it since I got IPTV as it has all the Live sports/boxsets I need. The mrs however whoís not a great tv watcher in fairness just canít figure it out  ::). She was able to use Kodi on the android box I had so was going to update it for her to catch up with her series over the long winter nights. Do Real Debrid and trakt still work?

Thanks in advance, itís only a few months since I used it but I know itíll have changed considerably

Watched a movie last weekend using Real Debrid links via Exodus.  So that still works
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on October 20, 2017, 11:21:10 AM
Whatís working and not on Kodi?  Iíve not used it since I got IPTV as it has all the Live sports/boxsets I need. The mrs however whoís not a great tv watcher in fairness just canít figure it out  ::). She was able to use Kodi on the android box I had so was going to update it for her to catch up with her series over the long winter nights. Do Real Debrid and trakt still work?

Thanks in advance, itís only a few months since I used it but I know itíll have changed considerably

Watched a movie last weekend using Real Debrid links via Exodus.  So that still works

I use showbox on a old android box for shows. Movies are usually high quality but take a while for them to be put on
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 20, 2017, 11:24:10 AM
Whatís working and not on Kodi?  Iíve not used it since I got IPTV as it has all the Live sports/boxsets I need. The mrs however whoís not a great tv watcher in fairness just canít figure it out  ::). She was able to use Kodi on the android box I had so was going to update it for her to catch up with her series over the long winter nights. Do Real Debrid and trakt still work?

Thanks in advance, itís only a few months since I used it but I know itíll have changed considerably

Watched a movie last weekend using Real Debrid links via Exodus.  So that still works

I use showbox on a old android box for shows. Movies are usually high quality but take a while for them to be put on

Showbox is still going? I might go with that it'll be simple enough.. Are episodes of it updated quickly?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Square Ball on October 20, 2017, 11:24:54 AM
They are indeed
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: rosnarun on October 20, 2017, 11:25:32 AM
Whatís working and not on Kodi?  Iíve not used it since I got IPTV as it has all the Live sports/boxsets I need. The mrs however whoís not a great tv watcher in fairness just canít figure it out  ::). She was able to use Kodi on the android box I had so was going to update it for her to catch up with her series over the long winter nights. Do Real Debrid and trakt still work?

Thanks in advance, itís only a few months since I used it but I know itíll have changed considerably

Watched a movie last weekend using Real Debrid links via Exodus.  So that still works
how about tv programmes. film is working fine for me but am gettingnothing for TV programmes . could vodafone be blocking it?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 20, 2017, 11:47:18 AM
Whatís working and not on Kodi?  Iíve not used it since I got IPTV as it has all the Live sports/boxsets I need. The mrs however whoís not a great tv watcher in fairness just canít figure it out  ::). She was able to use Kodi on the android box I had so was going to update it for her to catch up with her series over the long winter nights. Do Real Debrid and trakt still work?

Thanks in advance, itís only a few months since I used it but I know itíll have changed considerably

Watched a movie last weekend using Real Debrid links via Exodus.  So that still works

I use showbox on a old android box for shows. Movies are usually high quality but take a while for them to be put on
Terrarium TV is the new Showbox.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 20, 2017, 12:11:55 PM
I just fired it up, Exodus is still going with Real Debrid links..

Is Exodus the new Exodus :)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 20, 2017, 07:20:57 PM
Have the android box up and running again, might as well see can I get back onto Sportsmania for the craic. Iíd say my sub would be just about up but Iíve seen some login codes knocking about here whatís the latest one please and thanks..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: FermGael on October 20, 2017, 08:22:35 PM
 :The premier league block wasn't working last weekend.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: STREET FIGHTER on October 27, 2017, 05:35:26 PM
Best current add ons for films or tv?

Thanks

SF
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jim Bob on October 28, 2017, 04:20:48 PM
Covenant , exodus, terrarium TV. Take your pick

In other news Sportsmania have finally got their payment system up.
You can only pay by Bitcoin and itís 10 dollars per month. You can only buy a month at a time. Subscribers are generally up in arms. Price has nearly doubled and you need to purchase a VPN if you wish to view Premier League games.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Tony Baloney on October 28, 2017, 06:10:56 PM
Covenant , exodus, terrarium TV. Take your pick

In other news Sportsmania have finally got their payment system up.
You can only pay by Bitcoin and itís 10 dollars per month. You can only buy a month at a time. Subscribers are generally up in arms. Price has nearly doubled and you need to purchase a VPN if you wish to view Premier League games.
f**k Sportsmania at this point.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on October 28, 2017, 06:24:49 PM
Covenant , exodus, terrarium TV. Take your pick

In other news Sportsmania have finally got their payment system up.
You can only pay by Bitcoin and itís 10 dollars per month. You can only buy a month at a time. Subscribers are generally up in arms. Price has nearly doubled and you need to purchase a VPN if you wish to view Premier League games.
And how does one acquire bitcoins?
Does that VPN rule only apply to The UK? I've had no problem watching Premier League games up to now.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on October 28, 2017, 07:28:19 PM
VPN - there is a court order on behalf on the Premier League that blocks the internet service providers in the UK to prevent access to sportsmania during designated periods. This is generally during Saturday and Sunday PL matches. If using a non-UK ISP, you should be fine. For now at least.

BTC can be bought pretty easily these days. Coinbase.com probably the easiest but there'll be transaction fees on the purchase of the BTC from euro/sterling and then BTC fees when paying sportmania.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jim Bob on October 28, 2017, 09:23:32 PM
Covenant , exodus, terrarium TV. Take your pick

In other news Sportsmania have finally got their payment system up.
You can only pay by Bitcoin and itís 10 dollars per month. You can only buy a month at a time. Subscribers are generally up in arms. Price has nearly doubled and you need to purchase a VPN if you wish to view Premier League games.
f**k Sportsmania at this point.

 You re not the only one saying this. Time for another premium sports app. Anyone know any?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 28, 2017, 09:30:42 PM
Iíve said it on here before but thereís no need for anyone to be relying on Sportsmania as their go to source for sport anymore. Numerous IPTV tv providers provide similar/better services at comparible prices.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jim Bob on October 28, 2017, 11:15:08 PM
Iíve said it on here before but thereís no need for anyone to be relying on Sportsmania as their go to source for sport anymore. Numerous IPTV tv providers provide similar/better services at comparible prices.

On the look out for one. If you know any that you know do the business well  can you post here?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: stiffler on October 31, 2017, 05:38:35 PM
Anyone got a link for epg to work on iptv?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 31, 2017, 06:41:23 PM
Anyone got a link for epg to work on iptv?

What device you using?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: stiffler on October 31, 2017, 06:42:27 PM
Anyone got a link for epg to work on iptv?

What device you using?

Perfect player via firestick
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on October 31, 2017, 07:04:59 PM
Anyone got a link for epg to work on iptv?

What device you using?

Perfect player via firestick

Sorry, not a device Iíve used for IPTV so could be talking out of my hole (not for the 1st time) but did whoever you provided you with your m3u URL not provide an EPG url? I know you can download EPGs online but would have no clue what might be a reliable source..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: stiffler on October 31, 2017, 07:09:03 PM
Anyone got a link for epg to work on iptv?

What device you using?

Perfect player via firestick

Sorry, not a device Iíve used for IPTV so could be talking out of my hole (not for the 1st time) but did whoever you provided you with your m3u URL not provide an EPG url? I know you can download EPGs online but would have no clue what might be a reliable source..

Yeah was provided initially but now has stopped working and canít get in touch.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on November 01, 2017, 11:13:01 AM
The best TV Box to buy is Zoomtak. (Zoomtak.net)  They are updated from the Zoomtak server so even if you mess up the configuration they just log on and download the latest configuration.  If you are using WiFi to connect (from your router to your telly) you need to get the latest version  802.11AC and not 802.11n/b/g.  Why? Because in a few years you will need to be streaming in HD / 4K resolution, if not already.

802.11ac is the new kid on the block and any other is a waste of money.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on November 01, 2017, 11:20:37 AM
The best TV Box to buy is Zoomtak. (Zoomtak.net)  They are updated from the Zoomtak server so even if you mess up the configuration they just log on and download the latest configuration.  If you are using WiFi to connect (from your router to your telly) you need to get the latest version  802.11AC and not 802.11n/b/g.  Why? Because in a few years you will need to be streaming in HD / 4K resolution, if not already.

802.11ac is the new kid on the block and any other is a waste of money.

thanks for the share Bud  - they have a lot of different versions for sale - what are your thoughts on the best one to buy?
My original raspberry Pi is dead and buried and I'm in the market for something easier
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on November 01, 2017, 11:22:18 AM
What sort of money are they? I spent something like 50Ä on the ones I have now, and they have worked great for a year. I notice one of them is calving now, so I might have to replace it, but I don't want to spend Ä100 if I don't have to.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on November 01, 2017, 12:43:07 PM
Of course, if you are connecting direct into your telly from an Ethernet (LAN) cable/socket the issue of WiFi does not arise and in which case the Vplus is a good buy.  Generally, take the amount of dollars quoted, do the euro conversion. Then add 33% (to allow for 23% Vat, Duty & Freight)  You will need a minimum  of 5 people to order a minimum Qty. of 5 units.  That;s all the help I can give. Ordering some tomorrow so let me know.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: AZOffaly on November 01, 2017, 02:34:24 PM
Cheers bud.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: TabClear on November 01, 2017, 02:39:07 PM
Ok, I have put some of the goings on here on a webpage for you to see.  Breaking all the rules by disclosing trade prices etc but , really I care more about you being ripped off than the trade.  I have an old Zoomtak and I watched Katie bate your wan last Saturday. Any match or film.   The best thing about Zoom is that you can mess around with the configuration, install your own dashboard, follow videos on YouTube with Confgurations and then, if it all goes pear shaped you are back to log on to their server and just click on Upgrade and you have a perfect dashboard again anyway.

See  http://www.fennetec.com/AZ-Offaly.html (http://www.fennetec.com/AZ-Offaly.html)

The faded blue is the girls response, the bright blue are my questions
The price quoted is probably based on minimum order qty of 50 or 100 units

Cheers BW. Is there a minimum download speed you need for this? My speed is pretty ropey!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on November 01, 2017, 04:14:51 PM
Covenant giving anyone any trouble? I have Real Debrid and it's struggling to find links for me on a lot of big movies.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 01, 2017, 04:26:22 PM
Covenant giving anyone any trouble? I have Real Debrid and it's struggling to find links for me on a lot of big movies.

Iíve not been on myself but did see a few posts on another forum I frequent asking a similar question to yours..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 01, 2017, 09:24:25 PM
Iíve said it on here before but thereís no need for anyone to be relying on Sportsmania as their go to source for sport anymore. Numerous IPTV tv providers provide similar/better services at comparible prices.

On the look out for one. If you know any that you know do the business well  can you post here?
Starting using fabiptv tonight. Saw it recommended om a thread on reddit.Bought the £2 48hr pass to see what's it like. Watching Liverpool game here and it has been perfect so far.
I like the fact you can just subscribe to a sports package as I wouldn't be bothered with any other channels.
I reckon I'll sign up to it for the long term and give sportsmania the boot.

https://fabiptv.com/index.php
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 01, 2017, 09:41:38 PM
Iíve said it on here before but thereís no need for anyone to be relying on Sportsmania as their go to source for sport anymore. Numerous IPTV tv providers provide similar/better services at comparible prices.

On the look out for one. If you know any that you know do the business well  can you post here?
Starting using fabiptv tonight. Saw it recommended om a thread on reddit.Bought the £2 48hr pass to see what's it like. Watching Liverpool game here and it has been perfect so far.
I like the fact you can just subscribe to a sports package as I wouldn't be bothered with any other channels.
I reckon I'll sign up to it for the long term and give sportsmania the boot.

https://fabiptv.com/index.php

Itís only £20 extra a year for the full package why would ya not take it? Iím not sure what it covers as I use a diff crowd but Iíd imagine it should have a full VOD service you will hardly ever need Kodi again. If you really just want the sport I can point you in the direction of a decent one fir £30 a year
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The_geezer on November 02, 2017, 08:24:24 AM
Covenant giving anyone any trouble? I have Real Debrid and it's struggling to find links for me on a lot of big movies.

had the same problem, I just cleared the cache and providers in the settings part and that has done the trick
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 02, 2017, 08:43:56 AM
That iptv I signed up for can be used via an app on my smart tv. Tried it out there last night and it works perfectly.
Don't even need to use an android box now as it will all be controlled via my TV smart remote. Very handy indeed.
Only works on Samsung and LG tvs apparently.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: heffo on November 02, 2017, 08:45:02 AM
That iptv I signed up for can be used via an app on my smart tv. Tried it out there last night and it works perfectly.
Don't even need to use an android box now as it will all be controlled via my TV smart remote. Very handy indeed.
Only works on Samsung and LG tvs apparently.

Have the same on my Samsung - it's great
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Geoff Tipps on November 02, 2017, 09:16:40 AM
That iptv I signed up for can be used via an app on my smart tv. Tried it out there last night and it works perfectly.
Don't even need to use an android box now as it will all be controlled via my TV smart remote. Very handy indeed.
Only works on Samsung and LG tvs apparently.

I can do the same with the IPTV I subscribe to. It's very handy.
What app are you using?? The one I use is SIPTV. They give you a free weeks trial. After that it's a one off payment of 5:50. Well worth it.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on November 02, 2017, 09:48:19 AM
That iptv I signed up for can be used via an app on my smart tv. Tried it out there last night and it works perfectly.
Don't even need to use an android box now as it will all be controlled via my TV smart remote. Very handy indeed.
Only works on Samsung and LG tvs apparently.

I can do the same with the IPTV I subscribe to. It's very handy.
What app are you using?? The one I use is SIPTV. They give you a free weeks trial. After that it's a one off payment of 5:50. Well worth it.

Yep i've been doing the same for over a month now. I use the smart IPTV app on my LG TV. No problem with the football last night and no need for a VPN.  I just searched for a few providers on Twitter (seems to be loads of them).  Did a few trials and then picked one.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on November 02, 2017, 09:49:51 AM
Coming back to the question I was asked,  (I am well aware Laoislad that you dont need a box with a smart TV, Fair observation on your part)  the tech from Zoom came back this morning and provided the spec for the latest release as below:




Note: The throughput/bandwidth of the Ethernet connection is 1GB so if you have good broadband, ideally fiber and a 4K TV then this is the job for you because streaming a 4K film through a 10/100mbps TV or over WiFi will not give the same results, especially as the quality of streaming, including 3D becomes more advanced.

Also, for the record, I am not trying to sell these here, I have given the information that I am aware of from years of selling boxes along with the cost price from the supplier so whether you don't need a box or you do need a box I couldn't give a flying.  If you do need one then form a group of 5, and buy 5 minimum Qty or if you wish you can buy one off me at the same price as I buy it for.

Main reason for Pic:  Lady confirms that the model I suggested DOES have 802.11AC Wireless protocol and that being so it is 5 times faster than the oldeer versions that are becoming redundant, and will be in 2018.  You may need to upgrade your router =  GOOGLE "Krack Attack" or see new thread
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 02, 2017, 10:13:28 AM
That iptv I signed up for can be used via an app on my smart tv. Tried it out there last night and it works perfectly.
Don't even need to use an android box now as it will all be controlled via my TV smart remote. Very handy indeed.
Only works on Samsung and LG tvs apparently.

I can do the same with the IPTV I subscribe to. It's very handy.
What app are you using?? The one I use is SIPTV. They give you a free weeks trial. After that it's a one off payment of 5:50. Well worth it.

Yep i've been doing the same for over a month now. I use the smart IPTV app on my LG TV. No problem with the football last night and no need for a VPN.  I just searched for a few providers on Twitter (seems to be loads of them).  Did a few trials and then picked one.
Yeah SIPTV that's the app. As Geoff said I had to pay a small one off fee.
Delighted with it as I never knew you could do that. I've an LG also.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: giveherlong on November 02, 2017, 10:35:55 AM
For a house would a single Cat 6 cable at each tv point along with coaxial cable be sufficient to run this system?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: The Iceman on November 03, 2017, 12:07:59 PM
Bud have you ever looked at this company?

https://airnettv.com/ (https://airnettv.com/)
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: JPGJOHNNYG on November 03, 2017, 12:48:17 PM
Bud have you ever looked at this company?

https://airnettv.com/ (https://airnettv.com/)

Would be carefull about something like that as companies get shut down all the time. I went for oober tv a while a go and got stung 150 as it was soon shut down. Livetv is a free apk on android and works really well even more so when im abroad.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Bud Wiser on November 03, 2017, 05:16:28 PM
Bud have you ever looked at this company?

https://airnettv.com/ (https://airnettv.com/)

Seems OK but I can't see the full spec.  An extra Ä25 for the mouse that comes with it is rough.   
I'm with Zoomtak  5 - 6 yrs now. I don't have any problems, buffering is non existant etc.  Like I said, if the spec does not have 802.11AC then if you are moving it from room to room/telly to telly it will not be a great buy.  After that it is down to chipset, making sure it has aluminium housing (heat sink to stop heat build up) and a decent chipset.   

https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/12/30/802-11ac-vs-802-11n-wifi-whats-the-difference/#2ec2d0383957 (https://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/12/30/802-11ac-vs-802-11n-wifi-whats-the-difference/#2ec2d0383957)


   
The next protocol to be released. or is released is 802.11AC  Wave 2, so, whatever about not having it, if you buy something with older wireless than 802.11AC  as close to 2018 as we are you are not buying a product that will give you the best return in a years time if you are depending on WiFi. 
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jim Bob on November 03, 2017, 05:24:03 PM
That iptv I signed up for can be used via an app on my smart tv. Tried it out there last night and it works perfectly.
Don't even need to use an android box now as it will all be controlled via my TV smart remote. Very handy indeed.
Only works on Samsung and LG tvs apparently.

Have the same on my Samsung - it's great

Quare job hi!!!
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 04, 2017, 11:54:35 AM
Anyone got a link for epg to work on iptv?

What device you using?

Perfect player via firestick

Sorry, not a device Iíve used for IPTV so could be talking out of my hole (not for the 1st time) but did whoever you provided you with your m3u URL not provide an EPG url? I know you can download EPGs online but would have no clue what might be a reliable source..

Yeah was provided initially but now has stopped working and canít get in touch.

Don't know if this is any help but it came up on another forum I use

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There is a way to get epg on the cheapo sub via perfect player but it takes some fiddling about.

On perfect player go into the settings, under the bit where you put in your playlist is a box saying EPG1.
In this box enter the following http://tvguide.uk.to/epg/uk.xml

Go back to your channel list and you should see the epg start to download.
It will connect with a few channels but not with all, for those that it doesn't you have to manually assign the channels as shown in this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A3ity7xces
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: lurganblue on November 06, 2017, 12:50:36 PM
Covenant giving anyone any trouble? I have Real Debrid and it's struggling to find links for me on a lot of big movies.

Iíve not been on myself but did see a few posts on another forum I frequent asking a similar question to yours..

Couldnt get covenant to play anything for me at the weekend there.  Resorted to casting from MoviesHD on my phone.  Should i now be using a different movie addon?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laceer on November 06, 2017, 08:25:58 PM
Signed up to fabiptv and have got it working on my smart tv-great job. thanks for all who recommended.

what's the best way to configure the epg?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jim Bob on November 12, 2017, 11:08:38 AM
Covenant , exodus, terrarium TV. Take your pick

In other news Sportsmania have finally got their payment system up.
You can only pay by Bitcoin and itís 10 dollars per month. You can only buy a month at a time. Subscribers are generally up in arms. Price has nearly doubled and you need to purchase a VPN if you wish to view Premier League games.

Sportsmania are now going back to card payments today (and six month subs)   as droves were leaving due to price increase and the Bitcoin payments. Interesting to see will they revert to previous prices
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: straightred on November 12, 2017, 01:25:51 PM
I left sportsmania as I got fed up waiting for them to sort themselves out - don't be put off by that though - when its working its very good and its v flexible, ie. work well on phone/laptop/android app/kodi etc

I moved on to a dreamlink T1 plus and an IPTV sub. The EPG is miles better than anything I've had so far - recording works well as well.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 12, 2017, 01:37:09 PM
I left sportsmania as I got fed up waiting for them to sort themselves out - don't be put off by that though - when its working its very good and its v flexible, ie. work well on phone/laptop/android app/kodi etc

I moved on to a dreamlink T1 plus and an IPTV sub. The EPG is miles better than anything I've had so far - recording works well as well.

Iíd say Sportsmanias goose is cooked, people have had 6 odd months to look at the alternatives a lot of which are superior... Any good IPTV sub should be every bit as flexible as Sportsmania
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 17, 2017, 04:53:13 PM
http://www.techradar.com/news/kodi-add-on-covenant-and-others-shut-down-in-face-of-legal-action

Addons have always come and gone but if the underlying 'magic' that holds it all together is being hit its definitely bad news!

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A number of high-profile, hugely popular Kodi add-ons have been forced to shutdown due to legal threats against a developer in the Kodi community.
Add-ons including Covenant, Bennu and DeathStreams have ceased to function properly, as the creator of their underlying Colossus repository (the software that allows them to source and make sense of videos hosted across the internet) ended operations on his part of the chain. This includes the development of the URLresolver and Metahandler software which many third-party apps rely on.
The developer, known as jsergio123 online, was said to have been hand-delivered a cease-and-desist letter in the UK from the MPA/MPAA's Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment. Among the content providers cited in the letter threatening legal action were Disney, Sky UK, the Premier League, Netflix and Amazon, as well as a number of movie studios.

The action has been called for by the rights holders as the likes of Covenant can be used to easily find pirated entertainment materials, like films and TV shows, through Kodi. And, while Kodi itself as an open-source piece of software can legitimately and legally be used as a home media center, the likes of Covenant are built with the almost sole express purpose of giving access to copyrighted materials.
It's unclear yet as to whether another developer will take up the mantle left by jsergio123, but it's not the most attractive project given the legal risks. Following a series of similar takedown notices and legal efforts, it seems the tide may be finally turning against the Kodi pirates.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on November 17, 2017, 05:50:30 PM
Ha, was trying to install Covenant last night and the repo was down. Some googling revealed all that which was disappointing. However, it also pointed me in the direction of Poseidon, which is a pretty good movie/TV add on
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: snoopdog on November 17, 2017, 10:38:14 PM
Looked at sportsmania. Payment by Bitcoin. That's me snookered. Any other site I can use for the footy via my smartbox?
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Boycey on November 17, 2017, 11:19:14 PM
Looked at sportsmania. Payment by Bitcoin. That's me snookered. Any other site I can use for the footy via my smartbox?

Hasnít it been said here in the last page or so that they dropped the bitcoin scheme and are taking PayPal?  Read back a couple of pages other options are mentioned..
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: gallsman on November 18, 2017, 12:44:26 AM
Looked at sportsmania. Payment by Bitcoin. That's me snookered. Any other site I can use for the footy via my smartbox?

Hasnít it been said here in the last page or so that they dropped the bitcoin scheme and are taking PayPal?  Read back a couple of pages other options are mentioned..

They had but it was down very quickly, if ever up at all.
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: Jim Bob on November 18, 2017, 12:59:22 PM
Looked at sportsmania. Payment by Bitcoin. That's me snookered. Any other site I can use for the footy via my smartbox?

Hasnít it been said here in the last page or so that they dropped the bitcoin scheme and are taking PayPal?  Read back a couple of pages other options are mentioned..

They had but it was down very quickly, if ever up at all.

Card payments were up for couple of days. Couple of mates were able to sign up. Taken down then because they had been Ď reported!!í
Title: Re: Android Boxes
Post by: laoislad on November 27, 2017, 05:33:10 PM
I bought one of