Support Centre


android tv box australia melbourne

 

minix kodi android tv box australia

Please see below a range of questions/issues which you can easily access the answers/instructions for 🙂

DROIDWORLD Facebook page has been removed

On Thursday 14th of September, we logged into Facebook only to find a message advising that our page has been removed due to ‘intellectual property infringement’ which was reported to Facebook.
Our facebook URL was: https://facebook.com/DroidWorldAU
There was no information provided with the removal, no DMCA notice, no copy of the alleged infringement, and no chance to remedy the issue.

Here is a copy of the message provided to us:

“We’ve removed or disabled access to the following content that you posted on Facebook because we received a report from a third party that the content infringes their copyright(s):
DroidWorld Android TV Box Retailer

Our last post on Facebook, which we believe is related to the take-down of our page, was sharing a news article relating to FOXTEL’s win to force a block of both streaming websites & torrent websites on Australian ISP’s (with permission from the author of the article, being @LifeHacker Australia).
Sharing a news article does not violate ones intellectual property, so we are currently in the process of contacting Facebook’s IP manager to counter this claim, and obtain the details of the allegation and the claimant. Facebook is known to have taken down large corporations Facebook pages on false copyright claims (they do not check or verify the information, nor that the applicant is really who he claims to be). If the allegation turns out to be a hoax, or a malicious report from an unauthorized party pretending to represent a company or IP/trademark > we will take further action on the claimant if the allegation is not immediately removed. If the allegation was lodged by an authorized party, and has claimed ‘copyright infringement’, ‘trademark infringement’ or ‘intellectual property infringement’ where neither of these apply, please note that falsifying a copyright claim or trademark infringement is a serious crime with harsh penalties.

The News article we shared can be seen here: https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2017/08/foxtel-just-blocked-a-bunch-of-new-websites/

Whether posting about this news article was the cause of the removal of our page is still a mystery – but this is the only logical explanation at the current time.
Unfortunately we have not been provided with any information on the alleged breach, nor a copy of the complaint (literally no information).
We would like to remind any rights holders to reach out to us before filing any types of complaints or disputes, as we will happily work with you to remedy and comply with any form of dispute.

So what was the Facebook post about?
Our last Facebook post was a summary of an article relating to FOXTEL’s win to force a block of both streaming websites & torrent websites (127 new websites added to the ‘blacklist’ including Yes Movies, Vumoo, Los Movies, Cartoon HD, Putlocker, ProjectFreeTV & 1337x) on Australian ISP’s.
We feel the need to share such articles, as they affect all Australians. We do not support or encourage piracy, however, there are many legitimate uses for torrent websites – we do not support the censorship of the internet. We have been given permission by the good guys at @LifehackerAustralia to share their article.
What does this mean for Kodi users?

Kodi users may be effected by the block: Some third party Kodi Addons search the web for streams. The sites they search may or may not be in the block list > if the addons rely on sites which are indeed in the block list > then the result will be that you will have less streams/hosts available to choose from for various Kodi Addons (some addons may entirely stop working). There may be legal addons which search one of the hundreds of blocked sites, which is why we are providing this information to you (we don’t encourage or support the use of third party addons which provide copyright material).

The solution? Use a VPN! You may have been hearing more & more about VPN’s lately – and it’s a really good time to start looking into using one, especially for privacy reasons. For more information about VPN usage, and which VPN provider to choose, see here: https://droidworld.com.au/question/vpn-provider-australia-what-is-a-vpn/

Is it illegal to use a VPN? No, in Australia it is 100% Legal to use a VPN service. This is how companies such as ‘getflix’ provide the ability to access the american version of Netflix. It is legal to bypass geoblocking restrictions – for example, in China, people use a VPN to access Google > since Google is blocked there. In Australia, people use a VPN to access the american version of NetFlix. Although using a VPN to purposely allow the viewing of copyright material would not fall in this category of legality. You can use a VPN to unlock viewing of FTA (Free to Air) content, or other legal content. Using a VPN will also encrypt your traffic and provide you with safe and secure browsing.

If you are still having the same issues after activating your VPN, remember to “clear cache” on any kodi addon that you want to use after activating your VPN. Some addons will store a ‘cache’ copy of ‘dead sites’ so that they wont waste time searching them again. Clearing ‘cache’ will give you a ‘fresh start’ when launching kodi addons (you wont lose any settings, passwords, or other tweaks when clearing ‘cache’).

See below direct quote taken from the Malcolm Turnbull website:

*Start Quote*
Q: Many Australians use a VPN to access Netflix in the US. Is it illegal for me to use a VPN to access Netflix?
A: The Copyright Act does not make it illegal to use a VPN to access overseas content. While content providers often have in place international commercial arrangements to protect copyright in different countries or regions, which can result in ‘geoblocking’, circumventing this is not illegal under the Copyright Act.”
*End Quote*

***Information provided for educational purposes & reference material only. DROIDWORLD Android TV Boxes do NOT come pre-installed OR ‘fully loaded’ with ANY third party Kodi addons. For more information about our products, services & available content, please visit this page: https://droidworld.com.au/droidworld-wizard/

MINIX box really laggy / buggy and slow or freezing. Something is not right

If your MINIX box is not performing the way it used too, or feels like something is wrong (laggy and freezing), please see below to resolve this problem:

  1. This is a software/firmware issue – and generally caused by performing MINIX updates. In some cases the box may be like this from the get-go, in other cases it can happen over time or directly after performing a MINIX OTA update.

To attempt to fix this issue on your own, Please try the following:

Unplug your box from the power, wait 5 seconds, then plug it back into the power (but DONT turn the unit ON yet!!)

Now on the bottom (or on the side) of your box, you will find a small hole – this is actually a reset pin hole (don’t worry, we’re not going to reset the box and you will not lose any data). What you need to do is insert a pin into this hole (and make sure you feel a click). Sometimes it may take a few times to get this right

Once you are sure you have the pin inside and ‘clicked’ (you will feel it) – keep holding the pin inside, now press the physical ON button on your MINIX box (at the same time while you are holding the pin) – and keep holding the pin for 10 seconds.

If successful, you will enter the ‘android recovery menu’. Inside the android recovery menu, there will be a few options such as ‘wipe data/factory reset’ , ‘wipe cache’ , ‘reboot’ etc.

You need to select the option ‘wipe cache‘, (NOT ‘wipe data’) – Once selected, you will see some yellow text on the bottom of the screen (this is the wiping process). Once complete, select ‘reboot’ from the menu, or simply unplug the box from the power, and turn it back on again.

The issue will now be resolved and your device will perform super snappy once again.

Note: this is also the same process for any other android tv box / kodi box (except for most other devices, you need to place the pin into the reset hole BEFORE plugging in the power – as some boxes turn on instantly when plugged in the power). It’s a good idea to perform this action every couple of months to keep the device running smooth.

If you would like DROIDWORLD to refurbish your MINIX box (or any other box), and install the latest firmware and updates, please purchase the following package: https://droidworld.com.au/product/android-repairsservice-root/

The price includes return postage back to you 🙂

Also note that we can provide refurbishment services for any android box, even if not purchased through us!

Getting an Error when opening Kodi Addons

If you have installed other Kodi addons onto your system, but get an ‘error’ when trying to open them, please see the below:

Can you please confirm the following;

1) You uninstalled the old version of the XMedia Center app from the android settings

2) You installed the new version of the Xmedia Center app (released on 27/06/2017) – **this is different than the standard update from the Wizard.

Instructions for both of the above are here: https://droidworld.com.au/question/new-update-for-supermax-wizard-and-xmedia-center-download-links/

3) After installing the new version of Xmedia Center, you clicked on ‘programs’, then ‘program addons’, then ‘supermax wizard’, then entered your username and password > then installed the new package

If the answer is yes to all of the above, then please “clear data” on the xmedia center app from the android settings, and start fresh

Instructions for doing that is here: https://droidworld.com.au/question/how-to-update-supermax-and-how-to-clear-data/

Following this guide will definitely solve your Kodi addon error issues

** you can also refer to this forum post which has more information: http://supermaxwizard.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&p=30990

How to install other third party Kodi Addons

If you find that the SuperMax Wizard is not installing some of your other favourite Kodi addons that you use to use, or have heard of – please see below:

Before anything, If you purchased/received your device BEFORE 27/06/2017 – We need you to visit this page for some info on what’s going on: https://droidworld.com.au/droidworld-wizard/

After that, please be aware that you need to uninstall the old version of XMedia Center (kodi), and install our new one from here ( ONLY if you purchased/received your device BEFORE 27/06/2017 !! ): https://droidworld.com.au/question/new-update-for-supermax-wizard-and-xmedia-center-download-links/

Installing the new version (different than the standard wizard update – its an actual update to the program itself) is very important, as it contains modules required for the Kodi addons to work.

IF YOU ALREADY INSTALLED THE NEW VERSION OF THE APP THEN YOU DON’T NEED TO DO IT AGAIN!

Once that’s done, please see below:


 

What the?! Where have all the other addons gone, like Exodus, Specto & Elysium for Movies/Shows – or SportsDevil, Goodfellas & cCloud TV for Live TV & Live Sports ?   *frequently asked question

  1. SuperMax is technically, a ‘service provider’. New laws in the UK/EU no longer allow providers or sellers to pre-install apps which fall in the‘grey area’. Keeping in mind that SuperMax never did install any illegal addons, rather, addons which point to websites that host third party, channels or content. It won’t be long before Australia follows suit – SuperMax plans to stick around!
  2. In order to keep the SuperMax service alive, running & maintained for you guys, the team need to abide by these new rules. This is to ensure that SuperMax will always be here to maintain the service.
  3. Don’t let the above frighten you – You can manually install any of your favourite third party apps. Doing so is super easy!

———————————————————–

Installing other third party Kodi addons is as easy as 1 2 3. Here are some tips on how you can browse and install other third party addons of your choice:

METHOD 1:

The easiest way is to simply open the “My addons” section, then scroll down all the way to the bottom, and click on “Get More…”

You will now have a HUGE list of other Kodi addons to browse from public repositories. Simply scroll down the list until you find the name of your favourite addons. To install the addon, click on it, then click ‘install’.

Once installed, this new addon will be in the “My Addons” section of the media center.

If you prefer to have your favourite addons on the home screen, then after you install it, you can add it as a favourite. Then it will be in the “favourites” menu of the home screen.

————————————————————

METHOD 2:

You can also visit dedicated Kodi Addons blogs/websites like this one: http://bestforkodi.com/?s=kodi or this one: http://kodi-addons.club/ which can provide you with the latest Kodi Addons from third parties, downloads & installation instructions.

METHOD 3:

Install the “Super Repo” repository into your Kodi, which is a database of every single Kodi addon/repository that ever existed

METHOD 4:

There are also plenty of YouTube video tutorials on how to install any third party Kodi addon (just search for “how to install ‘example’ for kodi”.

————————————————————

***NOTE*** The above is only applicable to people who have run the SuperMax Wizard installer > to install the SUPERMAX CORE PACKAGE> You need to install the SuperMax Main Package BEFORE attempting to install any addons. New customers will already be aware of this as they are provided with a hard-copy user manual & guide. This is aimed at old customers who are confused. Instructions for installing the SuperMax main package can be seen here: https://droidworld.com.au/question/how-to-update-supermax-and-how-to-clear-data/

***NOTE*** If you install other addons and are getting an error message when trying to open the other addons, please see this page which has important info and troubleshooting: http://supermaxwizard.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&p=30988

If you plan to install other third party addons, we recommend you read our new post regarding VPN services to protect your privacy.

*Information provided for reference material only, and to lessen the flux of support enquiries being received which relate to this topic. DROIDWORLD is not affiliated with any of the above sources and does not condone the installation or use of third party addons which provide or link to copyrighted material.

New Update for SuperMax Wizard and XMedia Center Download Links

27/06/2017 – There is a new version of XMedia Center (Kodi) which has been released today.

If you purchased/received your device before this date, you need to update the program now. (Please note that this is different to the standard update via the Wizard. This is an update to the actual Kodi platform).

We have developed a fork of Kodi which merges Kodi 17 and Kodi 16 (combined).

For those who aren’t aware, Kodi 17 is SUPER BUGGY! We personally dislike it, as do many others. It especially has playback issues aswell as other bugs.

The solution was to combine the essentials from Kodi 17 (such as SSL / HTTPS support & newer version of python – which will allow more HD content to be compatible/accessible via third party addons). You may have noticed that some Kodi addons stopped showing many HD sources – this upgrade will resolve that issue, plus many other issues. Also, this new version will fix the AFL Addon as it requires SSL for the streams to work. While keeping the reliability and functionality of our custom Kodi 16 (such as hardware decoding/acceleration support, 4K, automatic frame rate switching, HD Audio etc). Now you can enjoy the best of both worlds 🙂

Also take note that if you were mislead by other sites claiming that you need to buy a new box to continue to enjoy Kodi – you have been lied too! Kodi currently does not have any Android engineers, and have stopped supporting the AMCodec, RKCodec & libstagefright video codecs for quite some time now. These along with other patches used to be used to fix stuttering, HD playback & more for Kodi on Android. Whilst they keep upgrading Kodi to 17, soon 18 – these numbers don’t mean a thing, other than playback issues and bugs for Android users. Our version of Kodi will work on all Android devices, including those older than Android 5.1 (ie; Android 4.4 kitkat). You can read more about that here from a third party article. Today we will release the APK’s (apps) to the public.

XMedia Center is originally a custom fork of Kodi (made by XMEDEX) which is tailored and designed for Android TV Boxes – you will find that it can handle video playback much more effectively than the standard Kodi 17, whilst bringing further enhancements for TV Box chipsets. (Please note that XMEDEX is not affiliated with SuperMax or the Wizard or addons, or our services – so you should not contact them for support). The versions of XMedia Center below are those modified to include the SuperMax Wizard installer.

IMPORTANT:

Before you rush to download, we would like you to click here to visit this page which outlines new changes to the SuperMax Wizard service, aswell as the included content.

Once ready, please see the instructions below on how to install the new version:

STEP 1:

If you already have XMedia Center installed (older version) – you should uninstall it first. (if you have the original Kodi installed, you dont need to uninstall it, as you can have both XMedia Center and Kodi running side by side, Although we do recommend you uninstall Kodi too as it will save you disk space, and you wont need to use it anyway).

To uninstall XMedia Center or Kodi, you need to go to the android settings of your box. For older AMLogic based boxes running Android 4.4 kitkat (such as MX3, M8, Minix X8H Plus etc), you need to go to the ‘all apps’ section of your device. Then find and click on ‘SettingsMBOX’, then go to the ‘Other’ Tab, then click on ‘More Settings’. Now the standard Android settings menu will appear. Scroll down and click on ‘apps’ – it will now display all the apps installed on your device. Keep scrolling down until you see “XMedia Center”, click on it, and then press “uninstall”.

Please see this video which will assist you in these steps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH4HRpQycvA

To uninstall XMedia Center or Kodi on newer boxes using Android 5 Lollipop or above, (or older Rockchip based boxes such as CS918B), its much more simple. Just go to the ‘all apps’ section of your box, then find and click on ‘settings’. Now the standard Android settings menu will appear. Scroll down and click on ‘apps’ – it will now display all the apps installed on your device. Scroll through the “downloaded apps” until you see “XMedia Center”, click on it, and then press “uninstall”.

STEP 2:

To install the new version of the media center, you simply have to open the internet browser on your box. Once you open the internet browser, you will need to type the applicable link in the top address bar (please note, you need to type the link in the HTTP:// ADDRESS BAR – NOT in the google search bar!).

Please type the link which is for your box (VERY IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE CORRECT ONE OTHERWISE WILL BE VERY BUGGY AND CRASH) – if you need help choosing the correct one, just let us know!

If you have an XMEDEX XTREME or XMEDEX XTREME PLUS, please type the following URL in the top address bar in the internet browser: http://supermaxwizard.com/go/xmc.apk

(DO NOT install the version above if your box does not say “XTREME” on it, or if you are not sure if your box is the XMEDEX XTREME model).

If you have an INTEL Z64 minix, or a Wintel W8 (intel based box) please type the following URL in the top address bar in the internet browser: http://supermaxwizard.com/go/intel.apk

FOR ALL OTHER DEVICES (majority of boxes) (ie; minix neo x8h plus, minix u1, tronsmart, m8s, mx3, droidworld qtv, minix neo U9h, Tronsmart R68 etc), please type the following URL in the top address bar in the internet browser: http://supermaxwizard.com/go/aml.apk

Once you hit OK, it will automatically start the download in the background. Once the download is finished, go to the ‘all apps’ or ‘my apps’ section of your device. Inside there, there is a ‘download’ icon. Open that folder, and inside you will find the downloaded file.
Simply click on it, then click ‘install’.

If the new app wont install from the ‘download’ icon, then you need to install the app through the ‘file manager’, not through the ‘download’ icon. So please go In the ‘my apps’ section of the box, click on ‘file manager’ (sometimes called ‘explorer’ ‘file browser’ etc), then click on ‘local’ or ‘internal’ (the first folder that appears), then scroll down and click ‘downloads’, and inside here just click on the file to install

If you get a message such as “app not installed” or “installation blocked” or “this app may damage your device or steal your personal information” when trying to install the app, please note: this is the default security which is usually enabled on all android devices. You may get a message like this when installing apps OUTSIDE OF THE GOOGLE PLAY APP STORE (such as this app). To solve this problem, please go to the ‘android settings’ on your device, then scroll down and click on ‘security’. Now inside here, please ENABLE “unknown sources”. Then you need to DISABLE “verify apps” – once you make these 2 changes, the app will install successfully without any problems. (feel free to re-enable these settings after you install this app – this is totally fine) 🙂

STEP 3:

Now that you have installed the new version of the media center, you are ready to use the SuperMax Wizard,

Inside the media center, click on programs > program addons > supermax wizard > insert username password (you will find these in your email) > then click install package

Or you can refer to this page with more detailed instructions on how to install the package: https://droidworld.com.au/question/how-to-install-the-supermax-wizard-package/

After the package installs, if you would like to install a country package (such as the greek option pack), click on the new ‘update’ menu. This will launch the supermax wizard directly (it may take a few seconds to pop up). Then instead of clicking ‘install package’, this time click on ‘country layouts’. Press the up arrow key to highlight ‘greek’, then click the right arrow key to press the red ‘install’ button. This will add a new greek menu to the homescreen.

The app you need to use for watching the Greek channels is called ‘supermax greek tv’ which you will find in the new greek menu

Or you can refer to this page with more detailed instructions on how to install an optional country pack: https://droidworld.com.au/question/installing-optional-country-packs/

————————————————

If you are not a DROIDWORLD customer, you are still more than welcome to use this custom version of Kodi on your box. It will have the SuperMax Wizard installed in the ‘programs’ section, but you can disregard that and pretend it doesn’t exist. We have released the apps to the public to help the community for those who have older Android Boxes that have been told they need to throw it away and buy a new one. Or for those who have purchased a box from elsewhere without doing enough research, only to face playback issues and other bugs rendering the box useless (for Kodi).

If you are not a DROIDWORLD customer, but would like to use the SuperMax Wizard on your device, without having to buy a new box from us, you sure can!

You simply need to purchase a license for the software. It is a one-time fee, which will activate your device to use the SuperMax Wizard service. (Note that each license is valid for ONE device only).

You can use this page to make the purchase: https://droidworld.com.au/product/kodi-repairinstallation/

In the order notes, please write which model device you own or will be using this on (also works on Kodi for PC, Mac & Windows), so we can send you the applicable installation instructions 🙂

VPN Provider Recommendation

First off, what is a VPN?

Diagram: Your internet without a VPN

Diagram: Your internet with a VPN

 

A VPN in short, is pretty much a ‘tool’ which can protect your privacy & allow you to use the internet anonymously.

Using a VPN with Kodi is not really a requirement, as the third party addons in Kodi use standard HTTP protocols, and not torrents or P2P based streaming.

However, it may interest you to use a VPN in general, if you wish to protect your privacy – as a new law has been passed that allows your (Australian) Internet Service Provider to log and retain your metadata.

This is now known as the ‘Data Retention’ law. Please see the below comments from the Herald Sun regarding the new law:

Over time, your metadata will expose your private email, SMS and fixed-line caller traffic, consumer, work and professional activities and habits, showing the patterns of all your communications, your commercial transactions and monetised subscriptions or downloads, exactly who you communicate with, and how often.

There is however an interesting article on GIZMODO that you can read by clicking here.

It aims to show that the new law is not as scary as it seems, and there is nothing different about the past and the present with this new law, other than your Internet Service Provider having to hold the metadata logs for 2 years (where in the past, there was no requirement to hold the information).

The new law does not indicate logging a users web browsing history, so that’s good news.. Nevertheless, it is quite scary to know that there are eyes watching your every move, even in the privacy of your own home.

 

Main Benefits of using a VPN

UPDATE: View this page for some more info about the benefits of using a VPN: https://droidworld.com.au/question/droidworld-facebook-page-has-been-removed/

best vpn australia review ipvanish expressvpn

Another advantage of using a VPN is that you can effectively ‘change’ your location to unlock geo-restricted content. For example, there may be some Free to Air Channels in Greece, Italy, UK etc which are freely available to watch via the Official sources. IPVANISH supports unlimited switching servers capabilities, so you can change your location in a tap of a button depending on the content you wish to watch. This also comes in handy for expats (people living abroad). Lets just say you are Australian, but have now moved to (example country) for work. Using a VPN, you can allow yourself to use ABC iView, 9now, 10Play & other aussie catchup / live content which is usually restricted to Australia. Using a VPN to bypass geo-restrictions is totally legal! This is how companies such as ‘GetFlix’ are able to operate and allow users from other countries to access the American version of Netflix.

Choosing the Best VPN provider:

If you’ve heard about VPN’s or read about them in the past, and are now looking to take that next step of using one – it’s very important to choose the right provider. I mean, what’s the purpose of using a VPN provider which logs traffic (including your web traffic), and can pass those details on to whoever requests them? So the first thing is to choose a provider which does not keep traffic logs. You also want to choose a provider who has FAST SERVERS (you need to be aware that using a VPN can slow down your internet, depending on which provider you choose. Free VPN’s are not recommended, for this reason, and others).

New VPN providers are popping up every day – but we’ve already made our choice, we think you should too.

IPVANISH

best vpn australia review ipvanish expressvpn

IPVANISH have been around for a while, and they’ve gained a great reputation in the industry.

IPVanish is one of the only tier-1 VPN networks, meaning they own and operate every aspect of their VPN platform, including physical control of VPN servers. This gives IPVanish users security and speed advantages over other VPN services. Their VPN network spans 40,000+ IPs on 850+ servers in 60+ countries, giving you the ability to surf anonymously and access the unrestricted Internet from every corner of the globe. The huge list of 850+ servers in 61 countries means that you can keep your location confidential, while shared VPN connections make traffic completely untraceable.

They provide a super fast service –  So IPVANISH should not affect your internet speed (minimal effect), as they claim to have lightning speed servers all around the globe (VPN servers in over 60 countries, to be exact). They keep ZERO traffic logs, unlimited bandwidth & use 256-bit AES encryption for security. Privacy, security & speed are the number one priorities.

IPVanish gives you the ability to surf the web safely and anonymously

Click here to learn more and take advantage of the current 47% discount on IPVANISH with a 7 day money back guarantee

Rii i25 Remote Control User Guide & tips for IR programming

Rii i25 Android Air Mouse Remote Control Tips

 

This remote has a built-in rechargeable battery. Please note that the buttons on the front, top half of the remote which are ORANGE in colour, are IR programmable keys. Ie; you can make them learn any IR signal from another remote control.

Another way to know which buttons are IR based, and which buttons are RF (wireless), is the colour of which the LED blinks when you press the button.

When you press a button on the Rii i25 remote, the LED will either blink orange, or blue.

All of the buttons which the LED blinks blue – these buttons are wireless buttons, and will control the device which you have plugged in the mini USB receiver into.

All of the buttons which blink orange (mainly, the buttons on the top half of the remote – including the arrow keys and OK button) – these ones are IR programmable buttons. For these ones, you need to program them to learn any button from any remote.

Some people like to program these buttons to control their TV. For example, you can make this remote control turn your TV on/off, adjust volume from your TV, change the source TV/AV/HDMI etc – this way you can use one remote to control everything.

Other people prefer them to just control their Android box. If you would like them to just control the Android box, you can program the IR buttons to learn the signals from your Android box’s original remote controller which is included in your packaging box. (the smaller IR remote).

You can also mix and match – ie; program the arrow keys and the OK button from the Android Box Remote controller, but program the ON/OFF button and volume keys from your TV remote controller.

Please refer to the below diagram for instructions on how to program the ORANGE coloured buttons to suit your needs. All other buttons on the remote controller use the RF wireless signal and will control your Android TV box automatically.

 

rii i25 remote control android air mouse ir learning

If you have lost your copy of the original Rii i25 User guide / instructions manual, please click here.

Some Kodi addons pop up asking to “Pair” device with website

Some third party Kodi addons may ask you to visit a website to ‘pair’ your device before allowing you to watch the video stream.

Here is an example of a Kodi addon “pair” message:

To play this video, authorization is required.

Visit the link below to authorize the devices on your network: http://openload.co/pair then click “Pair”

If you get a pop up similar to the one quoted above, please see the below which will help to explain how to do so, and why you need to do it:

Some sources will ask you to do this, for the following reasons:

  1. to ensure that you are not a ‘robot’ or ‘computer bot’ which can hurt their website
  2. to ensure that you are a human, and an authentic person
  3. to make you visit their website 1 time (which may have some ads, which supports their server costs when you see them)

You do not need to do this from the box, you can do this from any device connected on your home internet.

For example, you can visit that website from your mobile phone, or from your laptop – and as soon as you visit the website, there will be a button called ‘pair’ – if you click it, the stream will then load on the box – and you will be ‘paired’ with this website’s sources for (example amount of hours – without needing to ‘pair’ again).

Well that sums it up, I hope you find this information helpful 🙂

Difference between MINIX Neo A2 Lite air mouse and the Neo A3 air mouse

So you’ve heard about the new MINIX Neo A3 air mouse, but are not sure what the difference is from the previous Neo A2 Lite air mouse.

Looking at the picture above,  there doesn’t appear to be any physical differences that catch the eye. Although there are a few things to note:

  1. The newer A3 air mouse has a new “Microphone” button which replaces the “enter” button on the Neo A2 air mouse
  2. On the rear (keyboard side), it all appears to be the same except for changing some of the orange coloured text on the arrow keys

The main difference (and reason you may want to upgrade) is the fact that the newer Neo A3 air mouse now has a built in microphone

This can cater for things such as Searching YouTube or Google by voice, etc. – it is a handy feature indeed as the Android system now offers the ‘voice search’ functionality in quite a few areas, and android apps are now starting to support this feature more often than before. Although we have seen this microphone/voice search feature already on the XMEDEX PRO Air mouse controller for quite some time now.

HOW TO UPDATE SUPERMAX AND HOW TO “CLEAR DATA”

Before anything, If you purchased/received your device BEFORE 27/06/2017 – We need you to visit this page for some info on what’s going on: https://droidworld.com.au/droidworld-wizard/

After that, please be aware that you need to uninstall the old version of XMedia Center (kodi), and install our new one from here ( ONLY if you purchased/received your device BEFORE 27/06/2017 !! )https://droidworld.com.au/question/new-update-for-supermax-wizard-and-xmedia-center-download-links/

Installing the new Kodi version (different than the standard wizard update – its an actual update to the program itself) is very important, as it contains modules required for the Kodi addons to work.

**IF YOU HAVE ALREADY INSTALLED THE NEW KODI APP, THEN YOU DONT NEED TO DO IT AGAIN !!

Please see below for how to do a standard WIZARD UPDATE:

——————————————————————————————-

HOW TO UPDATE THE SUPERMAX PACKAGE IN FUTURE WHEN THERE IS A NEW UPDATE RELEASED

(AND HOW TO ‘CLEAR DATA’)

 

FIRST WE MUST ‘CLEAR DATA’

To “clear data” on the XMedia Center application, it is very easy. You need to open the ANDROID SETTINGS on your box. Inside the android settings, there is a button called “APPS”, click on it, now it will show you all the apps which are installed on your device. You need to scroll through the apps until you see “XMedia Center”, now click on “XMedia Center”. Now you will get a new screen which will have options such as “Uninstall”, “Clear Cache”, “Clear Data” etc. **DON’T UNINSTALL!** – you need to click on “CLEAR DATA” – it may ask you “if you are sure you want to clear data”, press on yes. Now wait about 2 minutes (unless if your box is very old/slow – then you may need to wait up to 10 minutes) – it will not tell you when the ‘clear data’ has finished, but the size of the ‘data’ displayed on the screen will drop to 0 when it has finished. If this sounds too complicated for you, then simply go have a coffee and come back rather than trying to figure out if/when it has finished.

 

Now simply go back to the homescreen and open the media center application again

 

AFTER YOU OPEN THE MEDIA CENTER APPLICATION – IT WILL BE EMPTY AND THERE WILL BE NO APPS INSTALLED INSIDE. NOW YOU MUST INSTALL THE LATEST UPDATE PACKAGE TO BRING THE NEW CONTENT.

TO INSTALL THE NEW UPDATE PACKAGE, PLEASE FOLLOW THE BELOW:

CLICK ON PROGRAMS

CLICK ON PROGRAM ADDONS

CLICK ON SUPERMAX WIZARD , AND WHEN PROMPTED, PRESS ‘LOGIN’

NOW IT WILL ASK YOU TO ENTER YOUR USERNAME (enter your username, and then press OK)

NOW IT WILL ASK YOU TO ENTER YOUR PASSWORD (enter your password, and then press OK)

NOW YOU WILL GET A NEW SCREEN THAT SAYS “WELCOME TO SUPERMAX WIZARD”

CLICK THE ‘OK’ BUTTON (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) WHILE HIGHLIGHTING THE ‘INSTALL PACKAGE’ BUTTON (ON SCREEN)

PRESS THE UP ARROW KEY (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) TO HIGHLIGHT FIRST PACKAGE CALLED “SUPERMAX CORE ADDONS”

PRESS THE RIGHT ARROW KEY (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) TO HIGHLIGHT THE RED INSTALL BUTTON – THEN PRESS THE OK BUTTON (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) TO BEGIN INSTALLING THE PACKAGE.

THAT’S IT – THE REST IS ALL AUTOMATED AND IT WILL DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU – FOLLOW THE ON-SCREEN PROMPTS.

 


 

If you find that the SuperMax Wizard is not installing some of your other favourite Kodi addons that you use to use, or have heard of – please visit this page for info:  https://droidworld.com.au/question/how-to-install-other-third-party-kodi-addons/

INSTALLING OPTIONAL COUNTRY PACKS

INSTALLING OPTIONAL COUNTRY PACKS

AFTER YOU INSTALL THE MAIN PACKAGE, YOU CAN INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL COUNTRY OPTION PACK IF REQUIRED. (THE COUNTRY OPTION PACK WILL ADD A NEW MENU TO THE SCREEN WHICH WILL GIVE YOU EASY ACCESS TO ALL THE CONTENT FROM THAT PARTICULAR COUNTRY) – THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOU TO ACCESS INTERNATIONAL CONTENT. THINK OF IT LIKE ITS ADDING ‘FAVOURITES’ FOR YOU WITH ALL THAT COUNTRIES CONTENT.

FOR EXAMPLE: INSTALLING THE ‘GREEK COUNTRY LAYOUT PACK’

TO INSTALL THE GREEK COUNTRY LAYOUT PACK, OPEN THE MEDIA CENTER, AND CLICK ON THE MENU CALLED “UPDATE” (note: this menu will only be here after you install the main package as described above)

NOW YOU WILL GET A NEW SCREEN THAT SAYS “WELCOME TO SUPERMAX WIZARD”

NOW INSTEAD OF CLICKING ON THE ‘INSTALL PACKAGE’ BUTTON LIKE BEFORE, THIS TIME, INSTEAD WE MUST CLICK ON THE “COUNTRY LAYOUTS” BUTTON

AFTER YOU CLICK ON THE ‘COUNTRY LAYOUTS’ BUTTON – PRESS THE UP ARROW KEY (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) TO HIGHLIGHT THE “GREEK OPTION PACK”

THEN PRESS THE RIGHT ARROW KEY (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) TO PRESS THE RED INSTALL BUTTON – PRESS OK AND CONTINUE – THAT’S IT!

THAT’S IT – THE REST IS ALL AUTOMATED AND IT WILL DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU.

THE COUNTRY PACKAGE DOWNLOAD IS VERY SMALL – IT WILL ONLY TAKE AROUND 30 SECONDS TO INSTALL.

WHEN THE PACKAGE IS FINISHED INSTALLING, YOU WILL GET A POP UP THAT TELLS YOU THAT IT HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED, IT WILL TELL YOU TO PRESS OK AND DISCONNECT YOUR BOX FROM THE POWER. THE NEXT TIME YOU TURN THE BOX ON, THE MEDIA CENTER WILL AUTOMATICALLY CREATE A NEW MENU ON THE HOMESCREEN WHICH IS CALLED “GREEK TV” with the Greek flag and Greek background – (NOTE: it can take around 30 seconds for this new menu to generate the first time), AND INSIDE YOU WILL HAVE MANY NEW OPTIONS SUCH AS ‘greek tv’ , ‘greek movies’, ‘greek series’ ‘greek radio’ ‘greek live channels’ etc.

IT IS THE SAME PROCESS FOR INSTALLING ANY OTHER ‘COUNTRY PACK’ SUCH AS ITALIAN, ARABIC, TURKISH, VIETNAMESE, INDIAN, AUSSIE PACK.

FOR ALL OTHER COUNTRIES WHICH DO NOT HAVE AN ‘OPTIONAL COUNTRY PACK’ AVAILABLE FOR THEM, YOU CAN ACCESS THOSE COUNTRIES CONTENT VIA THE “WORLD” MENU WHICH IS ALREADY AVAILABLE ON THE HOMESCREEN WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING EXTRA.

How to install the SuperMax Wizard package

HOW TO INSTALL THE SUPERMAX PACKAGE THE FIRST TIME (Simplified Detailed Version)

FIRST YOU MUST CONNECT YOUR BOX TO THE INTERNET.

NOW OPEN THE MEDIA CENTER APP   ‘XMEDIA CENTER’

CLICK ON PROGRAMS

CLICK ON PROGRAM ADDONS

CLICK ON SUPERMAX WIZARD , AND WHEN PROMPTED, PRESS ‘LOGIN’

NOW IT WILL ASK YOU TO ENTER YOUR USERNAME (enter your username, and then press OK)

NOW IT WILL ASK YOU TO ENTER YOUR PASSWORD (enter your password, and then press OK)

NOW YOU WILL GET A NEW SCREEN THAT SAYS “WELCOME TO SUPERMAX WIZARD”

CLICK THE ‘OK’ BUTTON (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) WHILE HIGHLIGHTING THE ‘INSTALL PACKAGE’ BUTTON (ON SCREEN)

PRESS THE UP ARROW KEY (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) TO HIGHLIGHT FIRST PACKAGE CALLED “SUPERMAX CORE ADDONS”

PRESS THE RIGHT ARROW KEY (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) TO HIGHLIGHT THE RED INSTALL BUTTON – THEN PRESS THE OK BUTTON (ON YOUR REMOTE CONTROL) TO BEGIN INSTALLING THE PACKAGE.

THAT’S IT – THE REST IS ALL AUTOMATED AND IT WILL DO EVERYTHING FOR YOU – FOLLOW THE ON-SCREEN PROMPTS.

WHEN IT IS FINISHED INSTALLING, 1 OF 2 THINGS WILL HAPPEN (DEPENDING ON YOUR BOX)

  • YOU WILL GET A POP UP TELLING YOU THAT IT HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE INSTALLATION. IT WILL TELL YOU TO PRESS THE ‘OK’ BUTTON AND DISCONNECT THE POWER FROM YOUR BOX TO FINALIZE THE INSTALLATION.
  • THE MEDIA CENTER PROGRAM WILL AUTOMATICALLY CLOSE BY ITSELF

NOW THE NEXT TIME YOU OPEN THE MEDIA CENTER, IT WILL LOOK DIFFERENT, THE SUPERMAX PACKAGE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY INSTALLED!! CONGRATULATIONS!

————————————————————————————————–

IF NONE OF THE ABOVE HAPPEN WHEN IT REACHES 100% IN THE INSTALLATION, (if the download/install screen disappears and its now just stuck on the Wizard page) THIS MEANS IT DIDN’T SUCCESSFULLY INSTALL.

THIS COULD BE BECAUSE YOUR INTERNET CONNECTION DISCONNECTED DURING THE DOWNLOAD, OR FOR WHATEVER REASON IT WAS UNSUCESSFULL IN INSTALLING THE PACKAGE. IF THIS IS THE CASE, THEN YOU NEED TO ‘CLEAR DATA’ AND INSTALL THE PACKAGE FRESH (it is exactly the same process as above, except there is 1 additional step to do first. The additional step is to “clear data” first).

To “clear data” on the XMedia Center application, it is very easy. You need to open the ANDROID SETTINGS on your box. Inside the android settings, there is a button called “APPS”, click on it, now it will show you all the apps which are installed on your device. You need to scroll through the apps until you see “XMedia Center”, now click on “XMedia Center”. Now you will get a new screen which will have options such as “Uninstall”, “Clear Cache”, “Clear Data” etc. **DON’T UNINSTALL!** – you need to click on “CLEAR DATA” – it may ask you “if you are sure you want to clear data”, press on yes. Now wait about 2 minutes (unless if your box is very old/slow – then you may need to wait up to 10 minutes) – it will not tell you when the ‘clear data’ has finished, but the size of the ‘data’ displayed on the screen will drop to 0 when it has finished. If this sounds too complicated for you, then simply go have a coffee and come back rather than trying to figure out if/when it has finished.

Now simply go back to the homescreen and open the media center application again (and follow the same instructions above for ‘installing the package’ again). IT WILL WORK!

Internet data finishing too fast after latest SuperMax Wizard Update

It has been reported by people with data caps that there internet data usage is being excessively used up really fast after the latest SuperMax Wizard update – but was perfectly fine before the last update.

Some users have reported that the box is using up over 20GB per day (in some cases, even more!) – this is not good especially for people who have a download limit – as this can easily finish your internet data before the month is over (causing your internet to be ‘capped’ and become slow).

We have taken the time to find the issue, below we will explain what the issue is, and how to resolve it:

Its actually the new screensaver in the latest update – The latest SuperMax update introduced a new (and pretty amazing) HD Screensaver. When the box is not in use, it will display random Super HD clips of various city’s around the world, such as New York & Dubai.

However, everytime a new HD screensaver appears, it actually downloads it, then displays it –  the screensaver app is poorly designed as it does not store/load the pre-downloaded HD screensavers, it keeps downloading them again every single time – so if you leave your box and the media center on, it will keep chewing through your data all day long.

You can resolve this by disabling the screensaver, or reverting it back to the default “dim” option.

To do that, click on settings, then click on appearance, then scroll down to screensaver, and on the right hand side , there is an option to change the current screensaver, or disable it entirely.

Alternatively, you can close the media center when not in use – and this will prevent the screensaver from running all day/night.

 

They will indeed be fixing this issue in the next update

Kodi Box is stuck on “Mute” no sound / audio

If you have the Red MUTE icon on your Kodi Media Center screen, and the audio is not working (there is no sound), then please read on!

This is a simple fix, but first, lets double check the below:

  1. Please press the VOLUME UP button on your remote control, to ensure that the volume is on and active
  2. Please press the MUTE button on your remote control, to ensure that you haven’t accidentally pressed “mute” (this disables audio)

If the above do not solve the issue, then this will:

  • Press “+” or “-” from your keyboard to adjust audio volume or “F8” to toggle muting. You can (if I remember correctly) use “F9” and “F10” keys too to adjust volume.

The “F8” key should enable/disable the MUTE in the Kodi Media Center

How to watch AFL Live and NRL Live with an Official Live Pass in Kodi

Did you know: You can get a FREE AFL AND FREE NRL LIVE PASS for the entire season if you are with Telstra pre-paid or post-paid mobile plan. It even works from carriers which use the Telstra Network (Example: BOOST MOBILE).

If you have any family or friends who are with Telstra on their mobile, you can get the live pass through them. Each live pass can be shared with 3 people and can be watched on 3 different devices simultaneously.

Read more & get your Free live pass now: https://www.telstra.com.au/tv-movies-music/sports-offer

If you are not with a Telstra mobile Carrier, you can buy a 12 month Subscription for only $89.99!

To buy an AFL Live Pass, visit this page: https://subscription.afl.com.au/

To buy a NRL Live Pass, visit this page: https://www.nrl.com/livepass/

The AFL Live Pass will provide you with access to ALL AFL Live Games (Official streams), aswell as the 24/7 Footy Channel.

(You can already access all the AFL game-replays without an AFL Live Pass – so keep that in mind too).

The AFL Live Pass is intended to be used on a mobile device only, using the Official AFL Live app – however, there is an AFL Live addon in the Kodi Media Center which bypasses this restriction and allows you to watch the AFL Live games and the AFL Channel in Kodi, on the big screen (using your Official AFL Live Pass). This is why it may interest you to buy or use an AFL Live Pass so you can access all the Games in Kodi on your TV – for a very cheap price.

The NRL Live Pass will provide you with access to ALL NRL Live Games (Official streams), aswell as other premium NRL content.

The NRL Live Pass is intended to be used on a mobile device only, using the Official NRL Live app – however, there is an NRL Live addon in the Kodi Media Center which bypasses this restriction and allows you to watch the NRL Live games in Kodi, on the big screen (using your Official NRL Live Pass). This is why it may interest you to buy or use an NRL Live Pass so you can access all the Games in Kodi on your TV – for a very cheap price.

—————————–

Please note: We are not affiliated with either the AFL Live Kodi addon, or the NRL Live Kodi addon – and therefore cannot provide dedicated support for them. If you are having log in issues with your Live Pass, here is how to troubleshoot them:

  1. If you log in the Kodi addon with your Live Pass details, but get an error when trying to watch a game or channel – the first thing is to check whether your Live Pass is active. To check, download the AFL or NRL Live Official apps on your mobile phone (available on both Android and iOS) – now test to see if the game/channel opens there. If it DOESNT, it means there is an issue with your account and you need to contact the applicable support team. Ie; if you got a FREE pass from Telstra, then contact Telstra support. If you paid for an AFL Live pass on the AFL website, then contact AFL support.
  2. If your Live games/channel works on the Official Android or iOS app, but DOESNT work in KODI – then double check that you entered your login details correctly, in the Kodi add-on settings. Also take note of the error message displayed, so you can further troubleshoot.

ANOTHER WAY TO WATCH FREE AFL LIVE STREAMS:

Did you know, the AFL currently broadcasts for free on the AustaliaPlus channel for expats (Aussies living overseas)

This Channel is available in various third party Kodi Add-ons (you can download and install many third party addons of your choice into the kodi media center).

Alternatively, you can download the Android app to install on your box from here:

http://ausp.lu/s-ExpatsAppGPlay

If the channel does not open, it could mean that they have restricted its access to overseas IP Addresses (although at present, it is working fine in Australia) – if this is the case, you can use a VPN (a VPN can “change” your location – so that apps and services think that you are in a different country) – using a VPN is totally legal!

A popular FREE VPN is called “HOLA”, and you can download it from the Google Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.hola&hl=en

However, we recommend using a Paid VPN service, you can read more about that by clicking here.

“the current application not installed or has been removed” Media Center icon

If you have upgraded Kodi (Media Center app) to the latest version, and now your DROIDWORLD Android TV box is giving you the message “the current application not installed or has been removed” when you try to open the media center, please see the below:

We are talking about the DROIDWORLD homescreen launcher – once you install the new version of the media center,  you can no longer access the media center from that ‘media center’ button on your devices homescreen. You need to go to the ‘all apps’ section, and inside there, you will see ‘xmedia center’ , and it will open from there.

If you would like to fix the ‘media center’ button on the home screen, then you need to install the updated version of the DROIDWORLD homescreen launcher.

Here is the link to download the updated version of the DROIDWORLD Homescreen Launcher which will fix the problem mentioned: http://bit.ly/2nr2ybc

How to add favourites in Kodi and where to find added favorites

The Kodi media center gives the user the option to “add to favorites” for any item (this can be a TV Series, or a particular season, or a particular movie, or even a folder).

The Option to ‘Add to Favorites’ is always there. Just highlight a specific show or item of your choice, and then click the letter “C” on your keyboard. If you dont have a keyboard, you click the MENU button on your remote (usually a button with 3 horizontal lines ontop of each other), which will provide the same functionality.

You will then get a new pop up (mini menu) on screen with a few options to choose from.

One of the options will be called “Add to favorites” , and in some cases, there may also be another option for “Add to Addon favorites” or “Add to Library”. (I will explain the differences shortly).

The option you want to choose is “Add to favorites” – this is the main Kodi favourites which is accessible from the Kodi main screen.

Depending on which skin/theme you are using with Kodi, the favourites button can be in various locations from the Kodi home screen. For example, with the default Kodi theme, you can access your favorites via the yellow star on the bottom left of the home screen.

However, if you are using the supermax kodi theme, there is a dedicated menu on the homescreen which is called “Favorites”, just click on that and it will display all your favorited items.

If you want to remove a favorite, it is the same procedure as adding a favorite, except instead of getting the option for “add to favorites”, you will get the option “remove from favorites”.

Note: some addons have inbuilt favorites, so sometimes the favorites wont appear in the Kodi homescreen favorites, rather they will appear inside of that addon. For example, if you chose the option ‘add to addon favorites’ (instead of ‘add to favorites’) your favourited item will be inside a folder inside that particular addon.

For example, if you are using the “iSTREAM” addon, and you added a show to favorites or library, that show will be in a folder called “mySTREAM” within the “iSTREAM” app.

I hope that makes sense – 🙂

MINIX stuck on ‘MINIX’ loading screen (stuck on boot) bootloop

If your box is stuck on the ‘MINIX’ loading screen and not actually booting, this can be 1 of 2 issues.

  1. Software issue, requiring firmware to be re-installed
  2. Power supply issue; if the power plug is supplying the wrong volts/amps, this can cause the device to ‘bootloop’ or get stuck on the boot screen.

To troubleshoot and attempt to fix this issue on your own, Please try the following:

Unplug your box from the power, wait 5 seconds, then plug it back into the power (but DONT turn the unit ON yet!!)

Now on the bottom (or on the side) of your box, you will find a small hole – this is actually a reset pin hole. What you need to do is insert a pin into this hole (and make sure you feel a click). Sometimes it may take a few times to get this right

Once you are sure you have the pin inside and ‘clicked’ (you will feel it) – keep holding the pin inside, now press the physical ON button on your MINIX box (at the same time while you are holding the pin) – and keep holding the pin for 10 seconds.

If successful, you will enter the ‘android recovery menu’. Inside the android recovery menu, there will be an option to ‘wipe data’ (to factory reset your box) – this will fix the problem.

Please be aware that once this is done, you will lose all data including your saved WiFi password.

If you are using the SuperMax Media Center, you will then need to re-install the media center by following the instructions here: droidworld.com.au/question/problems-upgrading-installing-new-version-of-xmedia-center-kodi

If you were unable to get into the ‘recovery menu’ to factory reset your device – you will need to manually ‘flash’ the MINIX firmware back onto the box using a PC. Please note: Flashing your box’s firmware via the PC should only be done by experienced people. As installing the wrong firmware or performing the wrong action can cause permanent damage to your box.

If you would like DROIDWORLD to refurbish your MINIX box, and install the latest firmware and updates, please purchase the following package: https://droidworld.com.au/product/android-repairsservice-root/

The price includes return postage back to you 🙂

Also note that we can provide refurbishment services for any android box, even if not purchased through us!

Air mouse cursor drifting or moving erratically

*Air Mouse cursor drifting to the left, or drifting up / down / right etc – or simply moving erratically

This can happen to any AIR MOUSE Remote controller – for reasons such as: you are using really low batteries, or you have dropped the remote control.

Many people have the false assumption that the remote is now faulty (and in some cases throw away the remote or buy a new one – but this is a mistake) – fixing it is easy 🙂

a) Ensure you have fully charged batteries inside the remote. If you are using old or nearly depleted batteries, the mouse cursor will not function properly. This is usually a sign that it’s time to change the batteries.
b) Re‐calibrate the air mouse: Re‐Calibrating the Air Mouse to fix ‘drifting’ is easy – however, every air mouse remote controller has different steps to perform this action. Below are the steps for re-calibrating the XMEDEX PRO Air Mouse as a general reference – if you would like the instructions for re-calibration for any other air mouse, please get in touch and we will provide them to you 🙂
Step 1) Have the receiver plugged into your device
Step 2) Press and HOLD the OK button along with the HOME button
Step 3) The remote will start blinking green really fast (at this stage, you should position the remote in the correct position.)
The error here is that most people will put the remote on a ‘flat surface’ for re‐calibration. However, when the remote is on a flat surface, it is slightly facing down.
So you should be standing up straight, with your remote in your hand, pointing towards a virtual screen (ensuring that the remote is pointing straight, and slightly up).
Step 4) The remote will have a static green light (not flashing) for about 5‐10 seconds. During this 5‐10 seconds, is the re‐calibration process. (this is the time when you need to stay still keeping the remote in the position from step 3). If you did not get it right, you can repeat the process.

My air mouse remote finishes the batteries in a few days (using significant battery power)

This post is referring to AIR MOUSE wireless remote controllers.

Let me assist in troubleshooting with you and providing you with some useful information;

It is a common issue with people that use ‘air mouses’. Air mouses will not drain the batteries in your remote when used correctly.

The battery drainage issue can occur for the following reason;

1) The air mouse is kept active overnight and/or when not in use. Let me help to explain this further;

When the Air Mouse is switched ON, it is sending the pointer signal to your box/tv. (picture this as someone pressing and holding a button on a remote continuously without taking their finger off). Many people turn their TV off after they finish using the box (or switch to normal TV etc) – but do not actually turn their TV Box off (this is not an issue, and you don’t need to turn your TV Box off – but if you do, it will cut off the signal to the USB ports, which means it will cut off the signal to your air mouse controller, so it will stop transmitting a signal/using battery power)

However, as stated above, you dont need to turn your box off> you just need to deactivate the air mouse at this stage. Every air mouse has a dedicated button on the controller which will turn the air mouse on and off. So when you stop using your device, just press the air mouse button to deactivate the air mouse, and this will preserve your batteries life.

All wireless controllers that we stock have a ‘sleep mode’ – this means that when the remote is not being used (even though your device is switched on) – the remote will stop transmitting a signal. Pressing any button on the remote control will re-activate the remote (but this ‘sleep mode’ will not work if your air mouse is activated).

I hope this helps in preserving your battery life 🙂

If the above doesn’t help: please unplug the USB receiver when you are not using the wireless controller, and then plug it in when you plan to use it

Why are Android boxes on eBay cheaper?

Why is DroidWorld more expensive than other Android TV Box Online Retailers?

In most cases buying tech products online from overseas (or Australian sellers shipping from overseas) can be a risky business. In some cases, even a nightmare! Especially when it comes to communication, problems, returns or Warranty issues. It is now common for many “Australian” websites or eBay accounts to pretend that they are in Australia, and pretend to ship from Australia, when infact they are actually in China or Hong Kong using expedited shipping services. It usually becomes known when the parcel takes 2 weeks or more to arrive. The issue here is that your Warranty (if any) will also be overseas, and you will be responsible for those expensive returns. We at DroidWorld do also appreciate a bargain, but when comparing our prices with others, you must take into consideration the high quality components used in our products, our software development, Australian taxes and GST, plus other costs which are not applicable to offshore sellers. To compensate for (if any) pricing differences, we provide our customers with an array of bonus benefits on our devices, which are not available elsewhere.

Do you trust an Overseas Warranty? Be Smart. Shop DroidWorld, your Local Entertainment Retailer.

Below we will list what we have seen directly, from cheaper variant devices, and these are the factors to consider before buying a Generic Android TV Box elsewhere:

  • Clone PCB Boards (the main board)

  • Cheaper WiFi modules with short range and bad connection

  • No heatsink on the CPU (no overheat prevention)

  • Cheaper components (we once saw an entire USB port come out with the USB stick!)

  • Versions with no Bluetooth

  • Versions with smaller RAM and smaller STORAGE

  • Bad firmware (software) on the device, making many Android functionalities not compatible with the unit

You can be 100% certain that when buying a DroidWorld branded product, that our products are manufactured to the highest quality. We don’t source cheaper variants or use methods to cut costs. Our products are as advertised, and usually come with custom firmware/software and optimized to give you a high quality Android TV Media Experience. A $20 saving, or a real Powerhouse of Entertainment? Your choice.

The remote control that came with this device is hard to use

The IR remotes that come standard with the DroidWorld media boxes are very basic and only designed for basic functions, such as; up, down, left, right, select. We stock a wide variety of wireless mini keyboards/remotes, air mouses etc to use with your DroidWorld Media Box. Feel free to visit our online store. We highly recommend the aftermarket controllers, as they are specifically designed for media content.

Internet Service Providers ADVICE & Recommendations NBN ADSL2+ Cable

Consider this page as a ‘Blog Post’ – we’re simply wanting to give you advice to help you have a trouble-free internet streaming experience.

From experience, both personal & through customers – we will be building this page with as much information as possible (check back frequently to read about any updates or new case studies).

*It is important to note that some people may experience really good service, while other people may experience really horrible service from the exact same ISP. This can be due to various factors, such as location, type of service, type of plan, distance from exchange etc. Your experience may differ than those listed below.

NBN Providers to AVOID:

  1. Belong

‘Belong’ is fairly new – and markets itself as “Simple, hassle free – powered by Telstra”.

With first hand experience, we will without a doubt tell you to avoid and beware signing up with this ISP.

Belong is actually a division of Telstra, which is their new start up company aimed to compete with other cheaper service providers. We were fooled by the ‘its owned by Telstra, it must be good’ thought.

Our first hand experience:

  1. Our speed test results (at www.speedtest.net) and at (www.speedtest.telstra.com) were awesome. The results were 23mbps (on a 25mbps NBN plan) – however our internet was super slow. This triggered further investigation by our own IT professionals. We noticed that on (www.speedtest.net) – it automatically chooses the best ‘server’ to perform the speed test from. Ironically, it was choosing the Telstra server. We changed the server test, to test from an Optus server instead – our speed test result was dramatically different: 6mbps! 23mbps to 6mbps is not a small difference, this is HUGE. We decided to do further testing; we changed the server again to test our speed using a USA hosted server, the result > around 1mbps. We also downloaded a test file from an iiNet Australian server, the ETA download time for a 20mb file was HOURS. Something is clearly wrong , and restarting the internet modem was not helping or changing the results. After multiple talks to Belong staff, whom most could not understand the problem, one finally advised to reset the NBN box – this immediately solved the problem, however, this problem still occurs at random times – usually during the evening (but not to the extent that it did in the beginning – but there are noticeable differences with speed. Resetting the NBN box no longer makes a difference). We personally believe that this is purposely done – rather than ‘throttle’ the speed during the evening (which is common with companies like Optus cable due to congestion) – they appear to throttle outside connections, but keep Telstra connections working fast (which makes you as a user, misinformed, and cheated really). To the blind eye you would think your internet speed is amazing and fast, but in the real world, when browsing any website which is not hosted by Telstra , you are getting a different, slower speed.
  2. Customer service: we called the ’24/7′ customer service line a few times. Depending on the time of day, it can be hard for someone to answer. The people who answer the calls appear to be Australian, in Australia – the problem is that they are not very experienced or technical – this doesn’t help at all. Two of the representatives gave wrong information about what the amber/green lights on the NBN box mean. They appear to be ‘down to earth’ and are different from the typical customer service reps, from the likes of Optus – but this is only to comfort the user. When explaining the problem described above to one of the customer service representatives, his response was “So are you paying for Optus to give you fast speeds?”, and various other stupid replies. It was evident that he, and others from the Belong customer service team, are not experienced at all. A problem was solved when the representative finally transferred me to the Philippines call center (which he said was the ‘NBN team’) – who actually is technically experienced.
  3. We are very familiar with all the devices on our network, aswell as the speeds they receive on average using our Netgear router. Signing up to NBN, we received a ‘Sagemcom’ f@st branded modem (Sagemcom’ NBN modems are provided by many ISP’s such as Belong, Optus & Telstra for NBN) – so we plugged it into the new NBN box and off we go. Our RK3188 android dongle had full WiFi reception, but the speed was so slow (1.5mbps), while other devices on the network (such as laptops and phones) were getting approx 21mbps. This was really strange, so we tried to make some configuration changes, including; changing the WiFi channel, changing WiFi width 20 40, resetting the NBN box & resetting the router we gave up. The highest speed we got it too was 3.5mbps. It was impossible for there to be an ‘incompatibility’ issue as the android dongle uses the wireless N network which is fully compatible with the Sagemcom router, and this is what most devices in people’s homes use. After switching the router to a Netgear branded one, the speed literally went from approx 3mbps to 16mbps instantly. This is one example, of many, which we have seen &/or experienced when it comes to modems/routers.

To be continued…

Buffering & Internet speed issues – ADVICE

The internet modem/router that is provided by ISP’s (internet service providers) is always of low quality. They are not designed for streaming, rather to get you online with simple internet use such as web browsing. We always praise the NETGEAR brand, and have now decided to stock them ourselves. You can find them by clicking here.

Below are a few things to note:

  1. If you find that your internet tends to stop working and you frequently have to restart your internet modem/router > this is a sign of your internet modem/router not being able to keep up with the pressure of your home network. This can be due to various reasons, such as; the modem has low specs and locks up under load (similar to an old PC or laptop freezing when you do too many things at the same time), the modem is not designed for heavy use, the modem is faulty &/or more. In reality if a modem requires restarting its not fit for the job.
  2. If you find that your internet speeds are inconsistent and there are no faults with the line to your home, this is a sign that it may be time to update your modem/router.
  3. If you are not getting close to the advertised internet speeds that you are paying for, this can be due to your modem/router not having the best hardware to push those figures, especially on WiFi. The modem/router plays a huge role in terms of network performance and internet speed – you’ll be surprised.

Case Study:

We finally had NBN available in our area – so we made the switch. We are very familiar with all the devices on our network, aswell as the speeds they receive on average using our Netgear router. Signing up to NBN, we received a ‘Sagemcom’ f@st branded modem (Sagemcom’ NBN modems are provided by many ISP’s such as Belong, Optus & Telstra for NBN) – so we plugged it into the new NBN box and off we go. Our RK3188 android dongle had full WiFi reception, but the speed was so slow (1.5mbps), while other devices on the network (such as laptops and phones) were getting approx 21mbps. This was really strange, so we tried to make some configuration changes, including; changing the WiFi channel, changing WiFi width 20 40, resetting the NBN box & resetting the router we gave up. The highest speed we got it too was 3.5mbps. It was impossible for there to be an ‘incompatibility’ issue as the android dongle uses the wireless N network which is fully compatible with the Sagemcom router, and this is what most devices in people’s homes use. After switching the router to a Netgear branded one, the speed literally went from approx 3mbps to 16mbps instantly. This is one example, of many, which we have seen &/or experienced when it comes to modems/routers. This is not a marketing gimmick, you can purchase a quality router from the store of your choice – just don’t make the mistake of using the ISP provided one, if you wish to stream with ease.

I am experiencing a lot of buffering when streaming

Buffering can be caused for different reasons. We first want to mention this cool tip, that a lot of people don’t know about. With some streams, the system will purposely buffer before playing the video. This is so it can load up a few minutes of the video in advance before playing. This tactic is so that the system ensures that the video will never stop or disrupt your viewing experience. BUT you can bypass this feature. If you have a good internet connection, you don’t really need to utilize this feature, so when you click on a video and find it to buffer before playing, simply click the PLAY button on your remote control, by doing that, it will immediately stop buffering and play the video straight away. Most stock remotes that come with these boxes do have a play button, but some do not. If yours does not, you will need to purchase an aftermarket controller from our store (we recommend them either way as they have more features and will make your experience much more enjoyable). HOWEVER, if the video stops to buffer DURING PLAYBACK, then please read on: First step is to check the speed of your internet connection. You can do this by going to www.speedtest.net, we recommend aMINIMUM speed of more than 7mbps for SD streams, and atleast 12mbps for HD streams. If your speeds are below these recommended minimums, then you should expect buffering issues. The MINIMUM connection in Australia for streaming is ADSL2+ (NOT standard ADSL). We recommend switching Internet Service Providers if you have ADSL2+ but are getting low speeds (in our past experience with some customers, some of the cheaper ISP’s such as DoDo and BELONG had slower speeds than ISP’s such as iiNet). Alternatively you can upgrade your connection. For example, if you have ADSL2+, check if there is CABLE BROADBAND available in your area, if not, check if the NBN is available in your area. These are faster internet connections (some customers think “unlimited” means the best internet, but that’s not true at all. We also recommend using an Ethernet cable rather than WiFi if you have a weak internet connection, for a better experience. (if you choose to use Ethernet, then you need to go back to the Android settings, and DISABLE WiFi, then ENABLE Ethernet, otherwise even if you plug the ethernet cable to the box, the box will still use WiFi). Another reason some video streams may buffer is due to the host of the stream. (outside of your control). For example, some apps that search the web for streams will give you a list of ‘hosts’ to choose from, in different resoultions such as SD HD 720P 1080P. Some hosts are better than others, infact, some HD 720P hosts stream FASTER than SD hosts. If you see a host that says “GVIDEO”, then please choose it – this is the most reliable host. It is more of a trial and error to find out which hosts are the best and most reliable. If one is not working well, simply move on to the next host. If you have ADSL2+ then you should not be trying to stream anything higher than 720P – this will ensure you will have no buffering at all. If you continue to have issues, please restart your internet router/modem (this does wonders) and can make your internet run faster. Simply pull out the power cable for your internet router/modem, wait 1 minute, then plug it back in. Once you plug it back into the power, you will not have internet straight away – you need to wait a further 5 minutes before your internet is up and running again. So don’t try to stream anything until 5minutes later. Another reason why buffering can occur is due to your internet dropping out/unstable connection. This is very hard to notice to the blind eye, as normal web browsing, facebook etc will still work fine on all your devices, and YouTube will still work fine on all your devices (this will give you the assumption that your internet is fine but the box is not working). This issue can only be noticed if you are trying to stream from a third party source. One way to see this issue for yourself, is, if you go to www.speedtest.net, and do an internet speed test, you will see that your download speed will go up then down then up again, then down again (not one stable CONSISTENT speed), this indicates a connection/drop out issue with your internet. All you need to do is call your ISP, who can check and confirm if you have a drop out issue OVER THE PHONE (for free), and depending on who your ISP is, they usually fix it for free. There are 2 reasons for drop out issues, the most common is a faulty internet router/modem, and the second is a LINE issue. At DroidWorld, we have had our router replaced by Optus 3 times in the last 2 years, as it was deemed faulty on 3 separate occasions. On all 3 occasions Optus sent their tech and tested our Line and replaced our router for a brand new one absolutely free. Though smaller ISP’s may or may not replace it for free, you will need to check with them. We were having buffering issues on a 100mbps cable connection (which was resolved when we got the new router). It is best to buy your own NETGEAR branded router/modem. The internet modem/router which your Internet Service Provider gives you is NOT DESIGNED FOR STREAMING, and of low quality. Buying a proper modem/router will do wonders for you. We now stock our favourite NETGEAR models in our online store – feel free to check them out.

Please note, all of the above information regarding buffering is mainly referring to ON-DEMAND VIDEOS. If you are having buffering issues with LIVE TV CHANNELS, some of the above information will still be applicable. But, the other factor which comes into play for LIVE TV CHANNELS, is where the stream is hosted, for example, if an Arabic Channel is coming from a Middle Eastern server, then, sometimes even if you have a good internet connection speed, it can still buffer, depending on the quality of their server, how many people are watching at the same time etc. Though most channels appear to play well really well, especially the USA, UK, Greek and Turkish channels. But it is not uncommon for some channels from other countries to occasionally have a buffering issue.

My DroidWorld Box is on, but nothing is showing on the TV

Please ensure you have connected the HDMI cable in the device with the other end into the TV. You also need to check if you have selected the correct source for the HDMI input on your TV. (ie; put the correct channel on your TV HDMI 1 or HDMI 2 etc). If you are still experiencing difficulties, please try to use a different HDMI cable, as your HDMI cable may be faulty. If still no picture, Please test the device on a different TV or computer monitor to see if the same issue is occurring there. Finally, contact our support team for further troubleshooting assistance.

Installing Country pack greek italian turkish vietnamese etc

If you are using the supermax wizard and wish to install a ‘country option pack’ such as greek, italian, vietnamese, turkish, australian etc please refer to the below:

After you install the main package from the supermax wizard, please wait a few minutes while it does all the automatic addon updates.

Once its done, you will notice that the menu options have changed.

Click on the new ‘update’ menu, you will then get a new screen pop up saying ‘welcome to the supermax wizard’.

Click on ‘country layouts’ (the button directly next to “install package”), then highlight ‘greek option pack’ (example), then press the red install button.

It will ask you to reboot the device once it completes the installation. The next time you launch the media center, you need to wait a minute or so. You will see some small yellow text on your screen which says something along the lines of “building menu” or “writing menu” or “building shortcuts”.

There will be a percentage mark next to it, once it reaches 100%, the page will ‘refresh’, and the new greek menu will appear.

Inside the new greek menu , you will find ‘supermax greek’ as the first option, which is the app that provides all the live working greek channels, aswell as other dedicated greek content for easy access. This is the same procedure for installing any other country pack. Country packs in the supermax wizard will add a new menu selection with that countries specific content.

Videos not playing in full screen, top left or top right corner

When you open any video or stream, if the picture is not being played in full screen or is only playing in the top left or top right corner of the screen, please read the below:

To fix this, you need to make an adjustment in the android settings of your box. Generally the android boxes will be set to ‘auto detect’ the HDMI resolution of your TV – but sometimes the selection may be incorrect and will cause this issue (mainly on android tv boxes which are using the AMlogic chipset, such as S805, S812, S905 etc) – it’s actually a software bug in KODI.

In order to rectify the issue, you need to go to the android homescreen (outside of the media center). Then open the android settings. Inside the android settings, there is a ‘display’ option. Different model boxes may have different ways of reaching the ‘display’ option, but generally it is easy to find. On some boxes you need to go to the “all apps” section, and then find and click on “SettingsMBOX” (the “display” settings are here).

Once you are inside the ‘display’ menu, you will find something along the lines of ‘HDMI Auto detect’ enabled. Please DISABLE this option. Once disabled, one of the options below will allow you to manually select a resolution (usually called “HDMI Output Mode”). If it is currently set to 720P60hz, please change it to 720P50hz. If it does not give you an option for 720P50hz, but gives you an option for 1080P60hz, please set it to that. This will instantly resolve the problem.

Once you make the change, please go ahead and try to open any video or stream to confirm that the issue has been resolved.


———————————————-

For people who are using Kodi on WINDOWS PC and have the issue of Kodi not being fullscreen, then the fix for you is different. What you need to do is press either the “/” key or “\” key on your keyboard, and this will instantly make Kodi full screen and fix the issue.

Advice on which Box I should purchase

What is the difference between all the boxes ?

The difference is mainly in brands, hardware, performance & some features.

If you are simply wanting a box for streaming, there will be no difference in streaming options between the various models. All the devices can/will provide the same streaming content through the same media center applications – this includes streaming movies, shows, live tv, international content, music etc. If this is the case, you should choose a device based on your personal preference and budget 🙂

If you have Apple devices at home and wish to have the ability to “AirPlay” or “Mirror” your apple devices to your TV (such as iPhones and Macbooks) – then you should choose one of the XMEDEX or MINIX branded devices as they come with native support for such functionalities.

If you have interest in downloading/installing lots of Games onto the device, then you should choose a device with a higher amount of storage to cater for this.

If you are looking for ‘top end’ hardware with high performing processors, then you should choose one of the XMEDEX or MINIX branded devices. These devices usually have some extra features, such as AirPlay support. The XMEDEX range of devices also have the ability to be controlled by your mobile phone. There is a downloadable app for any Android or iPhone device, once installed on your phone, you can then use your phone as a wireless ‘air mouse’, touch pad, keyboard & wireless remote for the XMEDEX devices.

If you are looking for a low cost device which will be a perfect ‘all rounder’ without lack in performance (we don’t stock any slow or poorly manufactured boxes) – then you can choose one of the TRONSMART, Beelink or DROIDWORLD range of devices. They can provide you with a premium experience without a premium price tag. (there may be other models/brands not listed here which will be in the DROIDWORLD store shortly > and they will also fit into this category).

All of our boxes are Android based (they use the same Android operating system like Samsung phones etc). If you prefer the Windows operating system (like a PC, laptop etc) > we also currently stock 2 models that use Windows. They are the “MINIX Z64 Windows” and the “Wintel W8”. So keep that in mind too 🙂

Getting ‘No Signal’ on TV blank screen

If your device is powered ON, and you can see an LED light on the box which confirms that your device is powered up, but you are getting ‘no signal’ on your TV – please read on.

However, if you cannot see an LED light on the box, this could indicate no power being delivered to the device – you may need to physically press the ON button on the tv box itself (not on the remote), to initiate the start up process. (this is generally the case with MINIX boxes).

Starting the troubleshooting process:

The first thing to check is the HDMI connection. Ensure that both ends of the HDMI are plugged in all the way into your tv box, with the other end into your TV. Sometimes you may need to apply some pressure for the HDMI cable to securely enter the port (there are cases where the HDMI cable appears to be plugged in, but need a little push to fully connect).

You will now need to confirm that you have selected the correct HDMI Source on your TV. Your TV will generally have more than 1 HDMI channel, so if you are not sure which HDMI port you have plugged the box into, you can flick through all the HDMI channels to check if the screen is active on one of them. If your tv box has been sitting idle for a while, it may be in ‘sleep mode’. Try pressing on any button on the remote to wake it up.

Another reason this can occur is if a user accidentally changes the screen resolution to something which is not compatible with your TV. For example, if the android settings had HDMI set to ‘auto detect’, but then you changed it to ‘example resolution’, and your TV doesn’t support ‘example resolution’ , you will be faced with a ‘no signal’.

The way to get it to work again, is to plug it into a computer monitor (generally better than plugging it into a TV), and then changing the screen resolution back to ‘auto detect’ or back to a compatible resolution for your TV. Feel free to try it on another TV if you do not have a computer monitor on hand.

A common error is that people may change the resolution to 4K with a 4K compatible box, and if your TV is not a 4K TV, this will cause the above issue.

If your TV is infact 4K compatible, then please note the following: 99% of 4K TV’s only have ONE 4K compatible HDMI port. This is usually HDMI port number 1.

For example, your new 4K TV may have 4 HDMI ports labelled HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 & HDMI 4. But 3 out of the 4 HDMI ports are generally NOT 4K compatible. You can refer to your TV’s user manual to confirm. Please switch the HDMI cable into the HDMI port on your TV which is 4K compatible, and this should resolve your issue.

If all fails, please unplug the HDMI cable, and instead, use the AV cables (not supplied with all tv boxes). This cable has 1 black 3.5mm connection on one end, and 3 RED YELLOW WHITE RCA cables on the other end. The black 3.5mm connection plugs into the port which is usually labelled as “AV” on tv boxes. While the red yellow white cables plug into the back of your TV. You then need to change the channel on your TV to the AV source. The screen should appear, and then you can factory reset the box via the android settings. Once the reset is complete, you can use the HDMI cable again.

Hellenic TV no stream available Greek channels not working

Hellenic TV is dead – full stop. The only kodi app which can provide you with all the Greek channels is SuperMax Greek TV. It has all the Live Greek channels including ANT, Alpha, MEGA, MEGA ONE, MEGA COSMOS, EPT 1, EPT 2, EPT 3, Star, SKAI, Sigma, RIK SAT & many more. There is around 100 Greek channels available for live streaming.

You must use the SuperMax Greek Kodi addon in order to watch live greek tv in Kodi.

In order to get the SuperMax Greek addon, you need to use the ‘SuperMax Wizard’. After you install the addons package from the Wizard, you then need to click on the new ‘update’ menu inside of Kodi. When you click on it, it will launch the supermax wizard directly. Now instead of clicking ‘install package’, click on ‘country layouts’ instead, then select ‘Greek option pack’, then press install.

This will install a new Greek menu onto your Kodi main menu screen, this will provide you with easy access to all the latest Greek content, including greek live channels, greek series, greek movies & greek radio.

Also note that Greek series and movies are now available and working (not using Hellenic TV) – you must install the latest supermax package for them to work again.

IR Learning instructions for XMEDEX PRO Air mouse Remote

Infrared Learning Function

The buttons on the front of the remote can be programmed with an IR signal. Ie; you can make the red power button turn on your TV, and the volume keys turn the volume up/down on your TV etc. This allows you to use 1 remote for all your needs.

Please follow the below instructions to get started:

1)     ‘Short press’ the TV Button, so the controller switches to Infrared mode

2)     ‘Long press’ the TV Button for 3 seconds, the LED will blink red, then release the TV Button. The LED will stay red, which indicates ‘learning mode’ active.

3)     Place your IR TV Remote and the XMEDEX remote head to head, with a 2cm gap, then press on the desired button you would like to program (on the XMEDEX Remote) control. It will then blink red. Now press the button on your IR TV Remote which you would like it to learn. The XMEDEX Remote will now stay red, which indicates it has taken the signal.

4)     Press the ‘TV’ button on the XMEDEX Remote for 3 seconds, the Remote will start blinking quickly. This indicates that the learning was successful! Now go ahead and try it out! To switch back to wireless mode, just click the ‘TV’ button. Remember, Red coloured blinks on the remote indicate you are in Infrared mode, whilst Green coloured blinks on the remote indicate you are in wireless mode.

If you need further assistance with this – please contact the friendly team at XMEDEX by visiting their website. They can supply you with a PDF instruction guide.

Trouble upgrading xmedex xtreme firmware to Android Lollipop

If you have a first generation xmedex xtreme or xmedex xtreme plus – you really need to upgrade your firmware from Android KitKat 4.4.4 to Android Lollipop 5.1.1.

To upgrade the firmware on your XMEDEX XTREME or XMEDEX XTREME Plus device, you will need to follow some step by step instructions. It is very important to follow them correctly, otherwise it wont work 🙂

First off, you can see what’s new in the latest firmware and the benefits you will gain from upgrading by visiting this page: https://xmedex.com.au/whats-new-xtreme-android-tv-box/

The step by step instructions which show you how to upgrade the xmedex firmware are located here: https://xmedex.com.au/upgrading-the-xtreme-to-lollipop-5-1-1-firmware/

If you find this process too difficult, time consuming or are unable to complete the upgrade by yourself, we can service your device for you. You just need to purchase this service package: https://droidworld.com.au/product/android-repairsservice-root/

In the order notes, please write ‘upgrade xmedex firmware and media center’ – we will then give you our return address where you can  post your device too (we just need the device, without any cables etc). We will upgrade the firmware for you and return the device to you promptly.

Please let us know if you need any further assistance or get stuck in the upgrade process – we’re here to help 🙂

I lost XMedia Center and all Kodi apps

** Files updated on 27/06/2017 (new versions of XMedia Center Kodi are now available via the links below)

If you have accidentally wiped your device or have lost the Kodi XMedia Center, you don’t need to worry.

To install the new version of the media center, you simply have to open the internet browser on your box. Once you open the internet browser, you will need to type the applicable link in the top address bar (please note, you need to type the link in the HTTP:// ADDRESS BAR – NOT in the google search bar!).

Please type the link which is for your box (VERY IMPORTANT TO CHOOSE CORRECT ONE OTHERWISE WILL BE VERY BUGGY AND CRASH) – if you need help choosing the correct one, just let us know!

If you have an XMEDEX XTREME or XMEDEX XTREME PLUS, please type the following URL in the top address bar in the internet browser: http://supermaxwizard.com/go/xmc.apk

If you have an INTEL Z64 minix, please type the following URL in the top address bar in the internet browser: http://supermaxwizard.com/go/intel.apk

FOR ALL OTHER DEVICES (ie; minix neo x8h plus, minix u1, tronsmart, m8s, mx3, droidworld qtv etc), please type the following URL in the top address bar in the internet browser: http://supermaxwizard.com/go/aml.apk

Once you hit OK, it will automatically start the download in the background. Once the download is finished, go to the ‘all apps’ or ‘my apps’ section of your device. Inside there, there is a ‘download’ icon. Open that folder, and inside you will find the downloaded file.
Simply click on it, then click ‘install’.

If the new app wont install from the ‘download’ icon, then you need to install the app through the ‘file manager’, not through the ‘download’ icon. So please go In the ‘my apps’ section of the box, click on ‘file manager’ (sometimes called ‘explorer’ ‘file browser’ etc), then click on ‘local’ or ‘internal’ (the first folder that appears), then scroll down and click ‘downloads’, and inside here just click on the file to install

Once you open the new media center, click on programs > program addons > supermax wizard > insert username password > install package

If you need assistance with the third party supermax wizard software package, please visit the official forum where they can assist you

Unable to Log in Supermax Wizard

If you insert your username and password when prompted into the supermax wizard, and you see a ‘logging in…’ pop up 3 times but nothing happens (or if you press on supermax wizard but nothing happens) – this means you would have entered an incorrect username or password.

In order to rectify the issue, you need to highlight the supermax wizard, then click the letter C on your keyboard, OR the MENU button on your remote (usually 3 horizontal lines ontop of each other).
Once you do that, there will be a small pop up menu appear.
Then click ‘addon settings’, now you can see your username and password on the screen. You will find the mistake in one of them (case sensitive). So edit them and make sure they’re correct. Once you correct the mistake, then press ‘done’ at the bottom of the screen to save the changes.

Now you must turn your box off and back on from the power (for advanced users you can ‘kill’ kodi then launch it again). The next time you open supermax it will log in successfully.

If you are not sure what your username and password is, please check your email. You can search your email for ‘supermax’ to bring up all the results. Please note that if you registered at the supermax wizard forum, you would have also received a username/password for the forum. The FORUM username/password is NOT the same and is NOT related to the WIZARD. They are totally separate. You can contact the supermax wizard team via the forum if you need assistance with your username and password.

Unable to use Skype on MINIX

I have pulled up some data from MINIX regarding this issue which appears to be affecting many users. (When you attempt to connect with your peer, the Skype app will crash).

What you will need to do is uninstall the pre-installed Skype app on your MINIX.

To uninstall skype, click on the ‘settings’ icon on the MINIX home screen. Then press the right arrow key until you reach the ‘other/advanced’ tab (the very last tab). Now you need to click on ‘more settings’. Scroll down and click on ‘apps’, and you should see Skype in the list of apps. Click on it, then click uninstall.

The solution is to install fresh, the latest version of Skype from the google play store.

So go back to the MINIX home screen, then click on ‘apps’, and you will find “Play Store”. This is the App store for android. In order to access the store, you need to simply sign in using any GMAIL email address (if you dont have one you can create one when prompted). After you sign in, search for Skype, click and install – this should resolve the issue.

Please note that MINIX recommends the use of Logitech C Series webcams: ie; C170 or C210 (this does not mean other webcams won’t work, but these ones have been tested and marked as fully compatible).