Android Box FAQ
Last updated: January 11/2017
What does each App do?
Below is a brief description of what content an App can provide you, as well as a link to their main site.
Mobdro – Find free video streams online and enjoy them on your Android phone or tablet: Mobdro constantly searches the web for the best free video streams and brings them to your device.
Showbox – A free movies and TV shows streaming app for the Android. It is regarded as one of the best free Android apps as it allows users to watch movies in HD for free.
MovieHD – Lets you watch free HD movies and TV shows on your Android phone or tablet with Chromecast support. Movie HD is similar to apps like Show Box, Play Box, Cartoon HD, and Popcorn Time.
Crackle – Watch Hollywood movies for free-uncut and unedited. From your favorite genres like Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Crime and Comedy. Just press Play.
Kodi – Kodi® (formerly known as XBMC™) is an award-winning free and open source(GPL) software media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games, and more. Kodi runs on Linux, OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet. A good resource / FAQ can be found here: http://koditips.com/kodi-faq-buffering-streaming-addon-help/
How do I use Kodi?
Begin by launching Kodi from the home screen. Once loaded scroll over to Videos/Video Add-ons. You should see a few on your screen already. Click Video Add-ons to bring up the full list.
What does each add-on provide?
For TV Shows and movies I recommend using Exodus as it’s one of the better multi – source (pulls from different sites) streaming add-ons. There are a variety of other good ones to use. Below is an excerpt from KodiTips of what some of the add-ons provide:
How do I keep everything up to date?
In terms of apps, there is alternate App Store installed called Aptoide TV. This will keep most, if not all, apps up to date as the Play Store doesn’t have some of the TV apps due to legal reasons.
Kodi add-ons will auto update when you launch Kodi. If this isn’t happening, scroll over to “System”, select “Add-ons” and click “Available Updates”. Click ” Update All”.
In terms of keeping the operating system up to date, there is an app called Update&Backup, you can check for and install updates there. Make sure there is no SD Card or USB plugged in while attempting to update. Failing that, I will flash the update for you if you can’t figure it out.
Do I need to have unlimited internet?
Definitely not a requirement but VERY HIGHLY recommended. This will obviously vary on how much you watch and what quality/size you watch (SD vs 720 vs 1080 vs 4k, etc.)
More to come…