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.

MobdroFind 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.

ShowboxA 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.

MovieHDLets 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.

CrackleWatch Hollywood movies for free-uncut and unedited. From your favorite genres like Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Crime and Comedy. Just press Play.

KodiKodi® (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:

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:

  • Made in Canada – Featuring live channels from around the world, Made in Canada also shows every junior hockey game and special events to check out and stream.
  • Phoenix – Comprised of multiple contributors, the Phoenix add-on has different categories specializing in different content. Phoenix is really great at keeping new movies and TV shows up-to-date with direct links.
  • Bob – Again featuring multiple contributors, Bob has great sections for new TV Shows and Movies that are kept up to date by the users.
  • Evolve – One of the newest Kodi add-ons, Evolve has 8-9 users that each provide unique content, making this a well-rounded add-on to check out!
  • Multi-Source Kodi add-ons – Multi-source addons scrape TV and movie links from multiple streaming sites and sources around the internet. This gives you the most selection for watching on Kodi at the expense of reliable links since streams and websites often go down, are replaced, or changed. Here are some of the top multi-source add-ons:
  • Single-Source Kodi add-ons – Single-source add-ons grab streams from a single website or source. If you streamed content before Kodi, you have probably heard of some of these sources. A good source is generally more reliable as long as long as the source is up and working:
  • Live Sports – Live streams, especially sports, are forever changing and constantly going up and down. This is because the good stream sources often get too popular for its bandwidth and then has to change names or is removed. If you are really interested in live sports on Kodi, keep checking Kodi Tips for the latest updates and working add-ons. Here are some of the best options right now:
  • Live TV – Like live sports, stream sources are always changing. Here are some of the best live TV add-ons for Kodi:

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…

  • Posted on 30. November 2016
  • Written by lyricidal
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