Updated: October 6, 2020 @ 4:25 PM

 

 

Questionnaire & Prices . ¦ . FYI's, Tips, & How-To's

 

 

«« Streaming Media Questionnaire »»
{ Services & Prices }

 

< Devices Supported >
Amazon Fire TV Cube & Fire TV Stick (4K (3rd Gen) & 2nd Gen Only)
Some Android TV Boxes

 

»» Click Here To Fill Out & Submit The Below On-Line Questionnaire ««
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1. Do You Have Xfinity Internet?

2. Do You Have Xfinity TV?
.......(You Can Save $ By Using The Xfinity Stream App. You Get (ALL) The Same Channels That Your Current Cable Box Gets, So You
. .. . ..Can Return Those Boxes And Get Rid of Those Monthly Fees!)

3. Do You Have Xfinity Home?
. .. . .(You Can Access Your Cameras & Arm/Disarm Your System.)

4. Do You Have ADT Home Security?
. .. . .(You Can Access Your Cameras & Arm/Disarm Your System.)

5. Do You Have Netflix?
. .. . .(You May Be Interested In The "Price Adjustment" Service, See Details Below.)

6. Do You Have Hulu?

7. Do You Have Pandora?

8. Do You Have Amazon Music?

9. Do You Have Amazon Prime?

10. Do You Want Me To Log You Into Your Services (Apps) So That They Are Already Setup?
. .. . . . . . . You Can Do This Yourself Once You Receive Your Device, But If You Want Me To Do This For You, You Must Provide Me With
. .. . . . . . . Your ID's & Passwords For Each Service/App (Xfinity, ADT, Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, etc.).

11. Do You Want YouTube? If So, The Regular (Official) Version or The Ad-Free Version?
. .. . . . .(The Ad-Free Version Is Free But Is of Course NOT Official, But It Is A Pretty Stable App With Regular Updates. It's What I Use.)

12. Do You Want The "PBS Kids" App?
. .. . . . .(This App Allows You To Watch What’s Airing On Your Local PBS Station Right Now & Also Gives You Access To Thousands of Free
. .. . . . . Videos, Including Full Episodes & Clips From Top PBS Kids Series.)


13. Do You Want The News App? If So, List Your Favorite Categories: Business, Sports, Entertainment,
. .. . . . . . Politics, Tech?

14. When You Open An App Do You Want The Default List To Be "Movies" or "Shows"?

15. Do You Have Online Security Cameras That You Can Access On Your Phone or Tablet, Like "Ring",
. .. . . . . . "Blink", or "Wyze", etc.?
. .. . . . . . . I can Install those App(s) On Your Device So You can Access Those Camera Feeds.

16. Do You Have A Smart Thermostat, Like "Nest", "Ecobee", or "Honeywell", etc.?
. .. . . . . . . I can Install those App(s) On Your Device So You Can Control Your Thermostat's Temperature From Your Device.

 

17. Do You Have Any Particular Apps On Your Phone/Tablet That You Would Like To Use
. .. . . . . . On Your Device? (I Will Try To Check If They're Compatible With Your Device.)

18. Do You Want "Remote Support" Installed?
. .. . . . .(This Allows Me To View & Control What You Are Doing So That I May Walk You Through Something.) You MUST Click "Allow"
. .. . . . . .EACH & EVERY Time I Connect, For Safety & Security Reasons.)
................................................................................................................................................................{$5 Per Session}

19. Do You Want The "Real-Debrid" Service Added To Your Apps? (Highly Recommended!)
. .. . . . .(You Must Sign Up For The Service. If You Provide Me Your Real-Debrid Info (E-Mail & Password) I Will Register Each Compatible
. .. . . . . .App For You. You Can Also Do This Yourself Once You Receive Your Device or At A Later Time.)

Sign Up For The Real-Debrid Service Here.

 

20. What Is Your Zip Code & City Name?
. .. . . .. .. . . .. .. . . .. .. . . .. .. .(For Weather Info)

21. Do You Want Your Favorite Team Logo As Your Default Background? (If Possible)
. .. . . . . . I Will Try To Find A Picture That Is Nicely Viewable Behind The App Icons. You Can Send Me Pictures That You Would Like As
. .. . . . . . Your Background. You Can Always Change Them. (E-Mail Below)

22. What Is Your Favorite Color? 1st & 2nd Choice.

23. Do You Want X-Rated Apps?

24. Do You Want The Amazon Home Page Locked (Password Protected)? (To Help Prevent Access To
. . . . . . . Chargeable Amazon &/or X-Rated Content. Useful If Kids Will Have Access To Your Device. If "Yes" . .. . . . . . . . . . . The Password Will Be Your Zip Code If One Is Not Provided.) (5 Digit Numerical Code)

25. If You Are Providing Your Own Device & It Is Used, Do You Want It Wiped Clean (Recommended),
. .. . . . . .or Do You Want Everything Left Intact?

26. If You Are Buying Your Device From Me, Your Device Hasn't Been Registered, or You Have
. .. . . . . . Requested It To Be Wiped I Will Need Your Amazon User ID & Password To Register It To Your
. . . . . . . .Account. (For Security You Should "Temporarily" Change Your Password To Allow Registration.)

.
.. . . . . . (If You Do Not Have An Amazon Account You Will Need To Create One (They Are Free). That Account NEEDS To Have A
. .. . . . . . Credit/Debit Card Associated With It. That Card Does Not Need To Have Anything On It (Nothing Will Be Charged To It), But
. .. . . . . . Even To Download "FREE" Apps A Card Needs To Be Attached To The Account. While Logged Into The Account Make Sure To
. .. . . . . . Visit: "www.amazon.com/mykps" To Make Sure The Setup Is Complete.)

( I Do Not Provide Fake/Dummy Amazon Accounts For Setup )


27. Did Someone Refer You?
. .. . . . . . . (For Their Referral $)

 

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$ NetFlix Subscription Price Adjustment $

Monthly Price AFTER Adjustment
Basic = $2.83* | Standard = $4.61* | Premium = $6.38*
(* Give or Take a Few Cents Every Month)


Instructions: Go Into Your Netflix Account Settings And "CANCEL" Your Account, (DO NOT DELETE OR CHANGE ANY INFORMATION). When Your Billing Cycle Has Ended & The Account Is No Longer Active, I Can Make The Price Adjustment For You & Change Your Current Plan (If Requested). If You Don't Have An Account You Need To Create One & Sign Up For The Free 30 Day Trial, Then Follow The Above
Instructions.

I Will Need Your Netflix Login ID & Password So That I may Access Your Account. For Your Security You May Change Your Current Password To Something Simple Just For My Access Then Change It Back After The Adjustment Has Been Made.

.........................................................................(BUT DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE ON YOUR ACCOUNT!)

 


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~ Prices ~

Fire TV Setup: $50 ¦ Android TV Setup: $50 ¦ Fire & Android TV Update*: $20

NetFlix Price Adjustment: $20 ¦ QuickSupport Session: $5

Fire TV Cube: $120 ¦ Fire TV Stick 4K: $50 ¦ Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen): $35


Shipping:
FireStick (1): $8.30 ($11.15 w/ Insurance)
FireStick(s) / Cube / Android Box: $15.05 (Varies w/ Insurance)

 


< Accessories >

Remote Case: $10

| Black |

| Blue |

| Sea Foam |

| Purple |

| Red |



Backlit Mouse Remote With Keyboard: $26ˆ

Rechargeable Version: $22ˆ

 

Mouse Remote: $24ˆ


(What I Use)

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* Updates Include A Routine Cleaning, Deletion of Old Non-Working Apps, App Updates,
& The Installation of Any New Apps That I May Have.

ˆ Prices Include Required Adapter For The Remote.

 

 


Click Here To Pay On-line. It's Fast & Secure!
Click Here To E-Mail Me Using Your Web E-Mail.


Referrals: $5

 

 

 

Revision: 3.1

 

 

«« FYI's ¦ Tips ¦ How-To's »»

 

 

First I want to say "Thank You" for allowing me to set up your streaming media device.

If I wasn't able to be there in person to walk you through each & every app & show you all of the wonderful & unique features of each one, I am very sorry about that. But I have put together this compilation that will hopefully get you started, get you through the basics, & answer any questions that you may have.

Key Word #1: PATIENCE!
Key Word #2: DILIGENCE!

. . . . . . . . . .You MUST have patience. You MUST remember that what you have in your possession is basically FREE movies & FREE TV. The key word here is "FREE". You don't pay for this content with money, instead you pay for it with PATIENCE! If you want to turn on your TV & go right to a channel or movie & it comes on INSTANTLY, with no pauses or hiccups, then this might not be for you, you might be better off signing up for a service & $PAY$ a monthly fee.

. . . . . . . . . .With patience & time, you will get to know all the in & outs & the strengths & weaknesses of each app. You will get to know which app is good for this channel, which app is good for watching THIS show, which app is good for watching THAT show. Each app IS different, while it is true that some apps do have some of the exact same things, each one is better at some things than others. That is one of the main reasons that I provide you with so many apps, CHOICE, OPTIONS, & REDUNDANCY. If one isn't working, try another, if one link doesn't work, try the next one. It may seem overwhelming at first I know, but trust me, over time, with PATIENCE, you will come to LOVE it.

Enjoy & Happy Streaming!

 

 

 

*A True Story & A Perfect Example of PATIENCE & DILIGENCE & Why I provide So Many Apps: "OPTIONS & REDUNDANCY":

I sat down to watch a movie that I'd been meaning to watch for awhile. I opened an app, the movie I was looking for wasn't available, I looked for it in another app, it wasn't available in that one either. I opened a 3rd app, the movie was listed but it had no links (streams) (so still not really available), I opened the 4th app & it had only 1 link, I clicked it & after watching the spinning circle for a few seconds the movie started playing, it played perfectly for about 6 minutes then I noticed the audio started to go out of sync with the video, no biggie, a simple press of the "Rewind" Button or a press of the left side of the "Ring" on the remote to go back 30 seconds usually fixs that issue, then it just stopped playing about 20 minutes in, the link had died. I tried playing it again but no luck. So I went to app #5 & low & behold it was listed & it had a ton of links. I picked a link & I got a spinning circle for a bit, I went out & picked another link, a spinning circle again for a bit, I picked another, the circle spun for a bit then it started playing, Hooray! After about 2 minutes it started pausing & skipping, "AHH, COME ON MAN!" I went out & chose another link & THAT link played PERFECTLY all the way to the very end of the film.

PATIENCE & DILIGENCE

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» F Y I «

 

 

1. Let's Get One Thing CRYSTAL CLEAR: I DO NOT Develop or Maintain Any of
. . . . . .The "Streaming" Apps On Your Devices And I Make No Claim To Their
. . . . . .Functionality. That Being Said, Each & Every App I Install On Your Device Is
. . . . . .Fully Operational & .Tested As of The Time I Set It Up For Your Usage (Unless
. . . . . .
Otherwise Verbally Stated or Messaged). Any App Can Stop Working At Any
. . . . . .
Given Time, Depending On The Developer of Said App.
. . . . . . . . . . The Only Thing That I Implement & Maintain Is Ad Blocking Technology*,
. . . . . .That Is Why You Rarely (If Ever) See Ads When Using Apps. (Ads That Are
. . . . . .Placed "Inside" of or Made A Part of Movies Can NOT Be Blocked Because They
. . . . . .Are Apart of That File.)

( *Note: It Is NOT Possible To "Safely" Block 100% of Ads )

 

2. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER, EVER, NEVER "Download" ANYTHING IN ANY
. . . . . .APP! Never Click On Anything That Says "Download". This Is VERY Important!
. . . . . .When Using Any App You Only Want To "Play/Stream", NEVER Download! And
. . . . . .Check Your E-Mail At Least Once A Week For Any "Copyright Infringement"
. . . . . .Notices From Your ISP. If You Do Receive A Notice It Is Also VERY Important
. . . . . .That
You DO NOT Respond To It! Just Read It Over & See What Movie/Show
. . . . . .Got Flagged & Hopefully You Will Remember What App It Was & What
. . . . . .Happened When You Watched That Video (Anything Strange or Out of The
. . . . . .Ordinary). It Was More Than Likely "Downloaded" or Something Unusual
. . . . . .Happened. If You Didn't "Download" It & You Got Flagged For It Anyway,
. . . . . .STOP Using That Particular App Because It Means That App Has Started Doing
. . . . . .Something Unusual Like Using "Torrents"! It's VERY Important To Keep Up
. . . . . .With E-Mails From Your ISP, Because After A Certain Amount of Notices They
. . . . . .Will Terminate Your Service.

 

3. If An App Asks If You Would Like To "Install" or "Download" ANYTHING (Like
. . . . . .A New or Different "Player", Just Click On "Cancel" or Press The "Back" Button
. . . . . .On Your Remote. You DO NOT Need To Install Anything On Your Device,
. . . . . .Everything Your Device Needs Is Already Installed. Anything That You
. . . . . .Download or Install You Do At Your Own Risk, As Those Files Could Contain
. . . . . .Viruses, Spyware, or Malware.

 

4. If An App Says That It Needs To Be Updated, By All Means Download & Install
. . . . . .That Update. Currently The Only Exceptions To This Rule Is With The X-Rated
. . . . . .Apps "C*mTube" & "Planet Pron", NEVER Update These Apps. Just Click
. . . . . .On "Remind Later" or Just Press The Back Button On Your Remote To Escape
. . . . . .That Dialog Box & Continue.

. . . . .Note 1: Most Apps Are "Self-Updatable" (You Can Update Them Yourself). But
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .There Are A Few That Are NOT & Will Fail When Trying To Do So, &
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .Those Apps May Stop Working Since They Can't Update (Some Apps
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .Will Refuse To Work Once A New Version Has Been Released, Forcing
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .You To Install The New Version). Some Apps Will Still Function If They
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .Can't Complete An Update, Just Press the "Back" Button To Escape
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .The Download Dialog Box (If Possible), or Just Let It Try The Install,
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .Let It Fail, Then Press The "Back" Button To Escape The Dialog Box.

. . . . .Note 2: When You Do Install An Update & Go Back To Your Home Page, You
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .Might Notice That There Are Now "2" Icons For That App. This Is
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .Rare, But
This Usually Happens When The Developer of That App Has
. .. . . . . .. . . . . Made Some Major Changes Within The App & Has Probably Changed
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .Its App "ID", So The System Installs It As A "New" App Instead of An
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . ... ."Update" To An Existing App. When This Happens You Will Need To
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .Manually Delete (Uninstall) The "Old" App. The "New" App Icon Will
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .Usually Show Up At The (Bottom) of Your Home Page. Highlight The
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. ."Old" App & Press The "Menu" Button On Your Remote (The Button
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .With 3 Lines), Then Click On "App Settings", Click On "Force Stop",
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .Then Click On "Clear Cache", Then Click On "Clear Data", Click On
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. ."Clear Data" Again, Then Click On "Uninstall", Click On "Uninstall" On
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .The Confirmation Dialog Box. You May Then "Move" The New App
. .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . .. . . .Icon To Where The "Old" One Used To Be, or Wherever You'd Like It.

I Do Provide Updates For $20 (Per Device). Updates Include A Routine
Cleaning, Deletion of Old Non-Working Apps, App Updates, And The
Installation of Any New Apps That I May Have.

 

5. When Setting Up Apps Like "Ring", "ADT", "Xfinity", etc. You May Get A
. . . . . .Message Saying "Requires Google Play Services", Just Ignore Those Warnings
. . . . . .& Move Forward With The Setup By Pressing The "Back" Button On Your
. . . . . .Remote To Dismiss Them.

 

6. Your Screen Saver Will Start After 10 Minutes of Inactivity & Your Device Will
. . . . . .Go Into Sleep Mode 30 Minutes After That. *(The Screen Saver Streams
. . . . . .Content From On-Line Sources So If It Is Choppy, Pauses, Stutters, or Just
. . . . . .Doesn't Seem To Be Moving It's Because of Its' Internet Connection. In These
. . . . . .Cases It Won't Harm Your Device or TV, & It Should Still Show The Correct
. . . . . .Time Even If It Doesn't Seem To Be Moving.)

(* Fire TV 4K, Cube, & Android Boxes Only)
(2nd Gen Sticks Use The Default Amazon Screen Saver)

 

 


» Tips «

 

 

1. Always Use The HDMI Extension Adapter In The Box (FireTV Devices).
. . . . . . . . .
(This Helps Improve The WiFi Signal & With Cooling (Keeping It Farther From The TV))


2. Give Your Device Time To Settle Down After Starting/Restarting Before Using
. . . . . .It. When You See The Correct Time & Date Displayed In The Upper Right
. . . . . .
Corner On Your Home Screen Give It About 2 or 3 More Minutes.
. . . . . .You Will H
ave A Much Better Experience.

3. Make Sure The Time & Date Are Correct On Your Home Page (Upper Right
. . . . . .
Corner) Before Using Any Apps To Avoid Weird & Strange App Behavior,
. . . . . .
Errors, &/or Crashes.


4. In General Your Apps Are Arranged In Groups & In Somewhat of A "Best,
. . . . . .
Better, Good" Order. The First Few Apps (After Your Subscription Apps) Are
. . . . . .
What I Like To Call "1-Click Apps", Since You Don't Have To Wait For The App
. . . . . .
To Search For Files & Then Choose One of Them. You Just Click On The Play
. . . . . .
Button/Icon & It Just Starts Playing. The Next Few Apps Are Movie & Show
. . . . . .
Apps Like The "1-Click Apps" But You Have To Choose The Files That You Want
. . . . . .
To Try To Play/Stream. Then We Come To The Live TV Apps (Again Arranged
. . . . . .
In Somewhat of A "Best, Better, Good" Order, But You Will Be The Ultimate
. . . . . .
Judge of That). Apps After Live TV Will Vary, Like: "YouTube", "News", & Any
. . . . . .
Other Apps That You Have Requested.

( I Would Stay Away From Movie/Show Files & Links Provided By "Movie25v2" )


5. In General To Close or Exit An App You Just Press The "Back" Button A Couple
. . . . . .
of Times, That Will Either Exit The App or Bring Up A Dialog Box (Some Boxes
. . . . . .
Require "Yes" To Exit The App & Some Require "No").


6. If You Have Opted To Lock (Password Protect) The Amazon Page (To Help
. . . . . .
Prevent Unauthorized Viewing of Chargeable Amazon Content, Apps, &/or
. . . . . .X-R
ated Materials) Please Note That Apps Are ONLY Accessible On Your Home
. . . . . .Page, Any Apps or Content That Is On The Amazon Page or Access To System
. . . . . .Settings Will Need A Password To Be Accessed. Even Ones That Are Listed On
. . . . . .Your Home Page. (This Is Useful If Your Device Is For Kids, HELPING To
. . . . . .Restrict Access To Apps & Content.)


7. Make Sure To Clean & Restart Your Device At Least Once A Week:

. . . . . .Cleaning Tools For 4K (3rd Gen) Sticks: Run The "DangBei" App (TWICE In A
. . . . . .Row), Then Run The "CCleaner" App, Use The Mouse To Click On The
. . . .."Analyze" Button, Then Click On The "Finish Cleaning" Button. (DO NOT CLICK
. . . . . .ON ANYTHING ELSE!) When Finished You Can Press The Back Button A Few
. . . . . .Times To Exit The App.

. . . . . .Cleaning Tool For 2nd Gen Sticks: Run The "Clean Master" App (TWICE In A
. . . . . .Row). Notice It Finishes MUCH Quicker On The Second Run.

. . . . . .Restart/Reboot: From The "Amazon" Home Page Go To: "Settings" ->
. . . ."My Fire TV" -> Restart.
. . . . . .
(Restarting Your Device Everyday Is Perfectly Fine (e.g.: Having Your Device Plugged Into Your TV &
. . . . . . It Turns Off/On via Your TV's Power), But May Not Be Convenient For You (The Waiting Time After A
. . . . . . Restart). Restarting Every 2 or 3 Days Is Suitable, But At Least Once A Week Is Recommended. Just
. . . . . . Make It The LAST Part of Your Weekly Cleaning Routine.)

(BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO CLICK ON "RESET")

 

 

*Pro Tip = Clearing App "Caches": When Using Apps, They Download Temporary
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Files That They Need To Work, (Like Movie/Show Cover Art, etc.).
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Over Time These Temporary Files Can Build Up Taking Up Precious
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Storage Space & May Even Cause The App (or Even The Device Itself,
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Due To Low Storage Space) To Behave Strangely, So It Is A Good
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Idea To Delete These Temp Files Often. You Can Do This After Using
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Said App Every Time or Just Add This To Your Weekly Cleaning
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Routine.

Method 1: On Your Home Page Highlight The App & Press The "Menu" Button On
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .
Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines), Then Click On "App Settings",
. . . . . .
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Click On "Force Stop", Then Click On "Clear Cache", Then Press The
. . . . . .
. . . . . .. . . . . .. ."Back" Button To Return To Your Home Page.

Method 2: On The "Amazon" Page Go To: "Settings" -> "Applications" ->
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . ."Manage Installed Applications", Click On The App, Click On "Force
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Stop", Then Click On "Clear Cache". I Would Do This For All The Listed
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Apps That Have A Cache Larger Than "2MB". When Finished You Can
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Press The "Home" Button Once To Return To The Amazon Page &
. . . . . .
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . .Once Again To Return To Your Home Page.

(BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO CLICK ON "CLEAR DATA")


8. For Optimal Performance Try To Keep Your Fire TV's Internal Free Space At or
. . . . . .
Above "1.0 GB". You Can Check This By Going To: "Settings" -> "Applications"
. . . . . .
-> "Manage Installed Applications", It Will Be Listed On The Right Side of The
. . . . . .
Screen. You Can Help Keep Your Fire TV Running Smoothly By Following The
. . . . . .
Cleaning Procedure.


9. Each App Is Different But In General When Looking At The "Movie" or "Shows"
. . . . . .
List There Is An Option (Usually Located At or Near The Top or On The Menu)
. . . . . .To Change The Category or Genre
Type (Thriller, Horror, Action, Christmas,
. . . . . .Sci-Fi, Most Popular, etc.) This Will Give You Different Movie/Show Listings, &
. . . . . .of Course Most Do Have a "Search" Option.


10. Again Each App Is Different But In General When You Want To Change The
. . . . . . .
Viewing List From "Movies" To "Shows" or Vice Versa, The Option To Do So Is
. . . . . . .
Usually Located On The Apps' Menu In The Upper Left or Right or On A Bar At
. . . . . . .
The Top or Bottom of The Screen. (The Mouse May Be Required To Do So.)

11. If A Channel or Movie/Show Is Not Available or Won't Play, Try It later or The
. . . . . . .
Next Day, They Usually Pop Back Up Sooner or Later. Or Just Try It In A
. . . . . . .
Different App.

12. Most Apps Provide A "Favorites" or "Watch List" (or Similar Name) Section,
. . . . . . . Where You Can Have Quick Access To Your Favorite Shows &/or Movies That
. . . . . . . You'd Like To Watch. For Instance You Might Come Across A Movie That
. . . . . . . You'd Like To Watch But Don't Want To Watch It Right Then. There Should
. . . . . . . Be A Little Button or Icon Somewhere On Screen (Usually Located In The
. . . . . . . Upper Right Corner) That You Can Click On To Add That Movie or Series To
. . . . . . .
That App's Favorite Tab. Now When You're Ready To Watch, Just Go To That
. . . . . . .
App's "Favorite" Tab (Usually Located In The Apps' Menu).


13. Some Apps Do Require You To Create An Account To Take Full Advantage of
. . . . . . . All of Its Features (or Even To Use It), of Course The Creation of These
. . . . . . . Accounts Are Free. You Just Create An Account & Log Into The App.
. . . . . . . Some of These Include: Tubi TV, Crackle, & Locast*.

. . . . . . .Note: So That You May Take Full Advantage of The App(s) & Have Access To
. . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . .
All Channels, I Have Created A Temporary Account For Your "Locast"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . .App(s) (If Available). If It Signs You Out You Will Have To Create A
. . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . .New Account For It. You Will Know
If You Need Too If You
. . . . . . . . . . . . . ... . .See "Activate" On The
Screen.

(* Locast Is Legal "Local Broadcast TV" via Streaming. It Is A Regional Service So
(
Click Here)
To Check If It's Available In Your Area & For More Info.)


14. Your Streaming Experience Really Depends On Your Internet Connection. No,
. . . . . . . You Do Not Need A Super Fast Connection, But You Do Need A Stable,
. . . . . . .
Reliable, "Low-Latency" Connection. In General A Connection of 10–20Mbps
. . . . . . .
Is Fine, But The Faster The Better. An Internet Speed Checking App Is
. . . . . . .
Provided To Check Your Connection.

(Even If You Have A "Super Fast" Connection, If Said Connection Isn't "Low-Latency" You're Probably Going To Have Bad Experiences. Someone With A Slow But "Low-Latency" Connection Will Likely Have A Better Experience Than Someone With A Fast "High-Latency" Connection.)


15. WiFi Networks:

. . . . . . .If You Are Using A 2nd Gen Stick, NEVER Connect To 5Ghz Networks, Always
. . . . . . .Connect To 2.4Ghz Networks To Avoid Stability Issues Like Random Reboots
. . . . . . .& Other Strange Behavior.

. . . . . . .If You Are Using A 4K (3rd Gen) Stick or Cube Always Try To Connect To
. . . . . . .5Ghz Networks When Available, For Better Performance.

( Click Here For "How-To" On Connecting To WiFi )

. . . . . . .You Can Even Connect To Your Phone Using Its WiFi Hot Spot Feature When
. . . . . . .Local WiFi Isn't Available.


16. Watch The Amount of Data You Use. You Don't Want To Stream Files That
. . . . . . . Are Too Large (Those Will Not Only Eat Up Your Data But Your Connection
. . . . . . . May Not Be Able To Handle It, Causing "Pausing", "Skipping",
"Freezing",
. . . . . . . .
etc.), or Files That Are Too Small (Causing "Grainy", "Blurry", or Just Plain
. . . . . . . Sucky Video). Now In "General" When Watching A Movie I Would Stay In The
. . . . . . "1 GB" Range (Give or Take A Few MBs), & On Shows I Would Stay In The
. . . . . .
"200 MB" or Below Range. But This Is Really Something That You Will Come
. . . . . . . To Figure Out For Yourself, Because Your Device & Your Connection Is
. . . . . . . Unique.

. . . . . . .. . . . . .Some Apps Will Give You Video Quality Options Instead of Files Sizes Like:
. . . . . ."4K", "1080p", "720p", "480p", etc. The Higher The Quality The Larger The
. . . . . . .File Usually Is. I Would Try To Stay Away From "4K" & "1080p" Files, As
. . . . . . .Those Are Probably Very Large. In My Opinion "720p" Files Are Just Fine, & In
. . . . . . .Some Cases "480p" Files Are Even Good Enough. Now If Your Connection Can
. . . . . . .Handle It And You Just Want To Watch That "Special" Movie
In HD (High
. . . . . . .Definition) (4K or 1080p), Then Go For It, But Don't Make That A Habit As
. . . . . . .These Files Will Gobble Up Your Data & You Only Have A Limited Amount
. . . . . .(Even If You Have An "Unlimited Plan").

. . . . . . .. . . . . .Speaking of Data, It's A Good Idea To Keep Track of The Data That You
. . . . . . .Use. The Last Thing You Want Is To Reach Your Data Cap & You're Days or
. . . . . . .Weeks Away From Your Next Billing Cycle. Your Internet Provider Should
. . . . . . .Have A Site or An App That Lets You View Your Data Usage.

 

*Pro Tip: When Watching Shows or a "Series" I know It Is VERY Convenient To
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Let The App You're Using Just Auto-Play The Next Episode For You.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . While This Is Very Nice & Provides A Seamless Experience, You Should
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NOT Allow Apps To Do This. I Disable or Turn Those Options Off When
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I Setup Your Devices. If You Have Re-Enabled or Turned That Option
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back On In Your Apps You Should Definitely Turn Them Back Off or
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Disable It.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
You May Be Asking "Why". Well The Reason Is Very Simple, When
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It Chooses The Next Link/File To Play, You Have Absolutely No Idea
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What It's Choosing, That Next File Could Be HUGE, Using Up Your
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Precious Data Unnecessarily. Just Take The Extra Minute or Two To
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Choose Your Own Link/File.


For Tips On Data Usage For Your Subscription Services (
Click Here)


17. To Help Alleviate Buffering With A Lot of Movies & Shows You Can Try
. . . . . . .Using "Real-Debrid". I HIGHLY Recommend This Service!
. . . . . . .. . . . . . . Keep In Mind That When Apps Generate Those Lists of Links/Files of
. . . . . . .Movies & Shows That You Can Choose From, Those Lists Are Populated From
. . . . . ."Public" Sources That Anyone Can Access. Since Those Sources Are "Public"
. . . . . .(Meaning "Free"), That's What Most People Will Be Accessing & The More
. . . . . . .People That Are Accessing Those Sources The Slower Those Servers Will
. . . . . . .Become, Causing Buffering, Etc. on Your End & Thers's NOTHING You Can Do
. . . . . . .About It. You Can Try Choosing Another Link/File To Try Accessing Another
. . . . . . .Server, That May Work, But Not Always.
. . . . . . .. . . . . . . That's Where The Real-Debrid Service Comes Into Play, Real-Debrid
. . . . . . .Provides Access To "Private" Sources Providing High Quality Links/Files. Since
. . . . . . .This Is A Paid Service, Not Too Many People Will Be Using It So The Chances
. . . . . . .of Having A Nice Steady Stream Is Very High. Real-Debrid Is Mainly For
. . . . . . .Movies But They Do Provide Links/Files To Some Shows Also. So If The
. . . . . . .Regular Links/Files Just Don't Seem To Be Working For You or If They're Just
. . . . . . .To Frustrating & This Seems Like Something You May Want To Try, I Would
. . . . . . .Recommend Signing Up For The 15 or 30 Day Subscription To Try It Out.
. . . . . . .If You Do Like It I Would Then Sign Up For The "180 Day" (6 Month)
. . . . . . .Subscription When Your Current Subscription Expires, Because It's Cheaper.

To Sign Up For The Real-Debrid Service Click Here

~ Prices ~

( 15-Day:
$3.54 | 30-Day: $4.73 | 90-Day: $10.63 | 180-Day: $18.90 )

. . . . . . .. . . . . . . Most of Your Apps Have Support For The Real-Debrid Service, Once You
. . . . . . .Sign Up & Register Your App(s) You Can Start Accessing The New Links/Files.
. . . . . . .You Will Know The Difference Between The Real-Debrid Links/Files & The
. . . . . . .Regular Ones By The Color of The Links/Files &/or They Will Be Listed As
. . . . . ."RD", "DEB", or "Real-Debrid".

. . . . . . .. . . . . . . To Register Your App(s) With The Service Just Go Into That Particular
. . . . . . .Apps' Settings & Find The "Log Into Real-Debrid" Option (Naming May Vary),
. . . . . . .The App Will Then Give You A Code. On The Real-Debrid Site Click on "My
. . . . . . .Devices", Then Click On "Add A New Device". Enter The Code That App Gave
. . . . . . .You (It's NOT Case Sensitive), Then Click On "Continue". It Will Then Give You
. . . . . . .The Option of Naming What You Just Added, (I Would Suggest The Name of
. . . . . . .Your Device, The App Name/Device Name, The Room Your Device Is In, etc.
. . . . . . .It's Up To You, Then Click "Set That Name", & You're Done. Do This For Each
. . . . . . .App That You Want To Register With The Service.

 

*Pro Tip 1: You Would Think That Each App Would Show The Exact Same
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Links/Files When You're Looking Up The Same Movie or Show, So If
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .You Don't See Any Links/Files In One App Why Would You Bother
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Looking Up That Same Movie/Show In Another App When They're
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Both Using The Same Real-Debrid Service, Right? WRONG! Just Like
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Each App Shows Different Links/Files From Different Servers Around
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The World, Each App Will Also Show Different Links/Files From
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Different Real-Debrid Servers. So In Summation, If You Don't See Any
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Real-Debrid Links/Files In One App Just Check Another App, You May
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Be Surprised.
.

*Pro Tip 2: Remember That To Use The Real-Debrid Servers Each App Must Be
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registered With The Service. Since Each Individual App Must Be
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Registered With The Service, When An App Updates Itself & It Installs
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The New Version Without Replacing The Old Version (Meaning That
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .You Now Have (2) Versions of That App) (Explained Here), You Must
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Register That New Version With The Service. (Normal App Updates
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Won't Break The Real-Debrid Registration.)



18. Don't Fall Into The Trap of Just Using 1 or 2 Apps & Ignoring The Rest
. . . . . . . Because You're Used To The Way Those Apps Work. Remember ANY App Can
. . . . . . . Stop Working At ANY Given Moment & If You're Not Familiar With How The
. . . . . . . Other Apps Work Then You Won't Know If Those Apps Are Working Correctly
. . . . . . . When You Do Start Using Them Because You Never Took The Time To Learn
. . . . . . . How They Work. Try To Learn The Ins & Outs of All of Your Apps.

19. If An App Is Behaving Unusually (Exhibiting Strange Behavior, Running Slow,
. . . . . . . etc.) You Might Need To Clear Its "Cache". On Your Home Page Highlight The
. . . . . . . App & Press The "Menu" Button On Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines),
. . . . . . . Then Click On "App Settings", Click On "Force Stop", Then Click On "Clear
. . . . . . . Cache", Then Press The "Back" Button To Return To Your Home Page. If It Is
. . . . . . . Still Misbehaving Then You May Have To "Reset" The App. Repeat The Steps
. . . . . . . Above & Then Also Click On "Clear Data", Then Click On "Clear Data" Again.

(Resetting Apps Is A Last Resort Measure Because Doing So Deletes ALL of That Apps' Settings & You Will Have To Go Into That Apps' Settings To Set It Back Up For Use.)


20. If You've Updated An App or If An App Has Just Popped Up A Page Asking If
. . . . . . . You Would Like To See Ads (I Prefer To See Ads) or To Let It Use Your
. . . . . . . Devices' Idle Resources In Exchange For An "Ad Free" Experience, ALWAYS
. . . . . . . Click on "I Prefer To See Ads". Remember, You Have Ad Blocking
. . . . . . . Technology* On Your Device, You Don't Have To Worry About Ads.


21. The Two Main Programs That Your Device Uses To Play Content Are "MX
. . . . . . . Player Pro" (For Movies & Shows), & "Firefox" (For Trailers), & These Apps
. . . . . . . Have Been Setup To Be Used By Default. But Sometimes Apps Can "Forget",
. . . . . . . & Will Pop Up A Box Asking What Program or App To Use When You Click On
. . . . . . . Something. If You Are Trying To Watch A Movie or Show & This Dialog Box
. . . . . . . Pops Up, Click On "MX Player Pro", & Make Sure You Also Click On "Always"
. . . . . . . So That It Will Remember That Choice. If You Are Trying To Watch A Trailer,
. . . . . . . Click On "Firefox", & Again, Make Sure That You Also Click On "Always".
. . . . . . . When Watching A Trailer It Will Stay In Firefox When The Video Is Done, Just
. . . . . . . Press The "Back" Button On Your Remote A Couple of Times To Return To
. . . . . . . The App You Were Previously In.

. . . . . . .Note 1: In Some Apps When You Click On A Link A Dialog Box Will Pop Up
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asking To "Play" or "Play With External Video Player", In These
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cases You Can Choose Either One. If You Choose "Play" The App Will
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use Its' "Internal" Video Player (Which Doesn't Usually Have Many
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Options, Just A "Play/Pause" Button). If You Choose "Play With
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . External Video Player", It Will Use The Default Player (MX Player
. . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pro).

. . . . . . .Note 2: MX Player Has Many Features, of Course It Has "Play/Pause",
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
"Rewind" & "Forward", But You Also Have The Ability To Change The
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aspect Ratio (Video Size), This Is Useful If The Video You Are
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Watching Doesn't Fill The Screen & You Want It To. The "Quick" Way
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To Do This Is By Using The Aspect Icon Located In The Lower Right
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
of The Play Window, Just Click On That To Change Between
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Settings. Just Remember To Change It Back When Done Because It
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Might Remember That Setting On The Next Video That You Play &
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
You Might Not Want That. It Also Shows The Current Time In The
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Upper Right Corner of The Player, A Handy Feature.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You Can Press The "Menu" Button On Your Remote (The Button
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With 3 Lines) To Pull Up The Options Menu. In This Menu You Will
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Find Options For "Display" (Even More Aspect Ratio Choices), "Audio"
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
(To Change Between Different Audio Tracks "Languages") (If
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Available), & Subtitle Options (If Available).

(I Do Not Recommend Messing Around In Any of The "Settings" Menus If You Don't Know What You're Doing.)

 

22. Most People Don't Realize This But YouTube Has Free Movies & Shows! That's
. . . . . . . Right, With The Same High Quality As Any Video On The Platform. Just Go To
. . . . . . . The "Movies" Tab In The App And Look At The "Free To Watch" Section. You
. . . . . . . Can Also Do A Search For "Free Movies" or "YouTube Movies" or Your
. . . . . . . Favorite Network or Series & See What Pops Up. If You Find A Good Channel
. . . . . . . or Area Make Sure You Add It To Your "Subscriptions", "Favorites", or
. . . . . . ."Watch Later" List So You Won't Have To Search For It Next Time.

 

23. You Can Take Your Stick (Meaning Your Movies & Shows) With You. When
. . . . . . . Traveling or Just Visiting A Friend, Bring Your Stick With You. Just Plug It
. . . . . . . Into The HDMI Port On The Television/Monitor, Connect To A WiFi Network &
. . . . . . . Start Streaming. Even At Hotels!


24. Don't Forget You Have The Power of Alexa In Your Hands! Just Press & Hold
. . . . . . . The "Mic/Alexa" Button On Your Remote To Talk To Her. You Can Ask Her
. . . . . . . Questions, Set Timers, Set Alarms, All Kinds of Things. For Example, While
. . . . . . . You're Watching A Movie You Can Ask Alexa To Set A 30 Minute Timer To Let
. . . . . . . You Know When The Pizza In The Oven Is Ready!

 

25. Before Turning Your TV/Monitor Off Make Sure You Stop Whatever It Is That
. . . . . . . You Are Watching. If You Don't You Will Be Wasting Your Data, Since It Will
. . . . . . . Still Be Streaming But You Are Not Watching.


*Pro Tip: When You "Exit" or "Close" An App It Is Still Technically Still Running In
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Background (Using Up Precious Memory & Slowing Things Down).
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The More Apps That Are Running In The Background The Slower & Less
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stable Your Device Becomes. To Make Sure Apps Are ACTUALLY
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Closed, Freeing Up That Memory & Making Things Run More Smoothly,
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You Need To "Force Close" Each App After You're Done Using It. On
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your "Home Page" Highlight The App & Click The "Menu" Button On
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines), Then Click On "App Settings",
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Click On "Force Stop", Then Press The "Back" Button To Return To
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Home Page. The "App Killer
" App Can Help You With This.

 

*Pro Tip: To Help With Pausing Issues Try Pressing The "Pause/Play" Button On
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your Remote & Let The "Buffer" Build Up Before Pressing The
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . "Play/Pause" Button Again. That Line That You See Getting Longer
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Right After The Place Where You Paused It) Is How Much Video The
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buffer Has (It May Take A Minute or Two Before You See It Start To
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Move.) Just Give It A Few Minutes To Let The Buffer Build Up A Little
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . So It Can Try To Keep Pace With Your Watching or You Can Just Leave
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . It Paused &
Let It Buffer As Much of The Video As It Can, Maybe Even
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Possibly
The Entire Video. (This Has To Do With The "Free Space" On
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Your
Device.)

 

 


» App Specific Tips «


- Subscription Services -
(Amazon Prime / Hulu / Netflix / etc.)

The Default Streaming Video Quality of These Services (Depending on Your Subscription Plan) Is Usually The Highest Possible ("4K" or "1080p"). As Noted Earlier You Really Want To Stay Away From These High Quality Streams As These Will Eat Up Your Data VERY Quickly Because These Are Large Files That You Are Viewing. Watching Those High Quality Streams May Be Eye Candy, Very Nice & Pretty, BUT You Just May Regret It Later (Hitting Your Data Cap). You Should Go Into The "Video" or "Playback" Settings of Those Services (Usually Accesable via That Services' Website) And Change The Default Quality From "Best" or "High" (or Whatever It's Called) To "Standard" or "Basic". You Probably Won't Even Notice A Difference, But Your Data Pipe Sure Will!

 

- App Killer -

This Is A Nice Simple App That Closes All "Unnecessary" Apps That Are Running In The Background (See Details Here). To Use The App You Simply Open It, Click On "Kill Selected Apps" By Pressing The "Select" Button On Your Remote, The App Will Then Close or "Kill" Those Apps & Show You How Much Memory It Has Freed Up. Click On "Done" By Pressing The "Select" Button Again, Then Click The "Back" Button On Your Remote To Exit The App & Return To Your Home Page.
. . . . . . . Note That Some Apps Will Start Themselves Again In The Background On Their Own, You Can't Prevent That From Happening, Some Apps Are Just Designed That Way.

 

 

- Firefox -

Firefox Is An Internet Browser & It Is Mainly Used By The Other Apps To Show Movie/Show Trailers (via YouTube), But It Also Has A Few Live TV & On Demand Movie "Bookmarks" On The Home Page That You Can Open & Enjoy. Just Scroll Down To The "Pinned Tiles" List To View Your Bookmarks.

. . . . . . . Firefox Has A "Built-In" Mouse So You Don't Need To Activate The Mouse On The Remote To Navigate The Screen. Just Use The "Ring" On The Remote To Move Around And Use The Select Button To "Click". When Watching TV &/Or Videos They Usually Only Show In A Small "Window", You Must Click On The "Expansion Arrows" (Usually Located In The Lower Right Corner of The Window) To Expand It To Full Screen. You May Also Have To Click On The "Speaker" Icon To Toggle The "Mute" Function. (You May Have To Click On The Video Window To Make The Menu Choices Appear). You Can Press The "Back" Button On Your Remote To Escape The "Full Screen" Mode. You May Also Press The "Menu" Button On Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines) To Open Firefox's Menu Page.

 

 

- HDtv Ultimate -

(Version 3.0 - New Version)
Version 3 Is Currently Not Working (Incompatibility With My Ad Blocking Technology)

This App Has 3 Main Areas, "Sports", Live TV, & "Movies", (They Are Listed At The Top of The Screen). In My Experience With This App The Only Area That Seems To Work Is The "Live TV". The App Opens On The "Sports" Area, So Just Move To The "Live TV" Button & Click On It. You Will See A List of "Servers" In The Small Left Window, You Can Choose "Premium VIP Server" 1, 2, or 3 (The Others Don't Seem To Be Functioning) To See What Channels Are Available. Once You Click On A Server The List of Available Channels on That Server Will Populate The Middle Window. When You Click On A Channel That You Want To Watch You Will Then See The Small Window On The Right Pop Up. At The Top You Will See The Channel You Picked & Below That You Will See A Button Labeled "Link 1" (There May Be More "Link" Buttons If Multiple Sources Are Found). When That Button Becomes "Highlighted" (It Will Have A White Ring Around It) You May Then Press The "Select" Button On Your Remote To Click It. If That Channel Is Available It Will Start Streaming, If It's Not Available You Can Press The "Back" Button On Your Remote To Go Back & Pick Another Channel, or Choose Another Link If One Is Available. You Do NOT Need To Click On ANYTHING Else In That Small Right Window, Except The "Add To Favourites" Button If You Choose To Do So.

 

(Version 1.0 - Old Version)

This App Has 3 Main Areas ("Live TV", "Sports", & "Movies"). For Live TV You Just Scroll Down The "Country List" on The Right Until You Get To "USA", Once In That Area Click On "VIP Server" 1, 2, 3, or 4 To See What Channels Are Available. The Other Two Areas Work Pretty Much The Same Way. This App Is VERY Slow When Moving Around The Menus & At Times May Seem Buggy (It Is A "1.0" Release), So Be Patient With It.

 

 

- Live Lounge -

This App Is No Longer Supported, It Has Been Replaced With "Media Lounge". The "Movie" & "TV" Sections Don't Work But The "Live TV" & "XXX" Sections Still Function. Don't Bother Trying To Update It When It Asks, It Won't Work, But You May Have To Let It Try Just To Get Into The App.

This App Has Different Areas Just Like The Other Apps But With This One You Have To Choose What Area You Want To Go Into When You Open It: ("Movies", "Shows", "IPTV" (Live TV), "Requested" (Live TV Channels That Might Not Be In The Other Areas), & "Adult" (If You Have Requested The "XXX" Option). When You Click On A Movie or Show The App Will Show A List of "Servers" That You Must Choose From For It To Look For Your Content, As of Right Now The Only Server That Is Working Is "Xstreamcdn", Click On That Server & It Will Then Ask For The "Quality" of The Stream That You Would Like (1080p, 720p, 480p, etc.) (If Choices Are Available) (See Details Here). The Working Servers Can Change At Any Given Time So If One Isn't Working Just Try Another One.

. . . . . . . When You Click On The "Adult" Section (If Available) It Will Ask For Your "PIN". To Enter The PIN Press The "Select" Button On Your Remote & Enter "69", Then Press The "Play/Pause" Button or Click On "Next", Then Click On "OK".

. . . . . . . To Exit This App, The Usual Method of Pressing The "Back" Button Doesn't Work, You Must Click On The "Power" Icon Located In The Upper Left of The Screen or Press The "Home" Button On Your Remote If The "Power" Icon Doesn't Work, Which Will Probably Take You To The "Amazon" Page, Just Press The "Home" Button Again To Return To Your Home Page.


- MediaBox HD -

When Opening The App You May (More Often Than Not) Get A Couple of Pop-Up Screens, If It's A Gray/Transparent Screen Just Click On The "OK" Button, If It's Something Like A Full Screen Ad Just Press The "Back" Button On Your Remote To Escape It. That Gray Transparent Screen Pops Up Again When Choosing Movies/Shows, Again Just Click On "OK".

 

- Media Lounge -

I Recommend Only Using This App For The "Live TV" & "XXX" Sections. Unless You Use The "Real-Debrid" Service, The "Movies" & "TV Shows" Sections Are Functional But They Are Finicky & It Doesn't Show The Sizes of The Files.

You May Have To Press The "Back" Button on Your Remote When You Open This App, Otherwise It May Seem As If The App Is Frozen.

. . . . . . . When You Click On The "Live TV" Section It Will Usually Default To The "UK" Channel List So Make Sure You Change It To "USA".

. . . . . . . When You Click On The "Adult" Section It Will Ask For Your "PIN". To Enter The PIN Press The "Select" Button On Your Remote & Enter "6969", Then Press The "Play/Pause" Button or Click On "Next", Then Click On "OK". It Will Usually Default To The "Anime" Category, Just Click On The Pull Down List At The Top To Choose A Different Category.


- Ola TV -

When Opening The App Just Scroll Down The List of Tabs (Icons) Until You See A USA Flag or A "Canada & USA" Flag, There May Be Several But I Find That The First Few Ones Are Usually The Best & Well Worth Looking Because When You Do Find A Working Channel It Is Usually In HD Quality. If The Channel(s) You Are Looking For Are Not Working In One Tab Just Go To The Next One. Any Tabs/Channel(s) That Require A PIN Just Ignore. And Again, If It Asks You To "Install" or "Download" Anything Just Use The "Back" Button To Back Out of That Tab or Click On "Cancel".

. . . . . . . This App Also Has "1 Click Movies", On The Top Row You Will Find The Movie Tabs, Each Tab Has Different Movies In Them & They Seem To Be In Alphabetical Order & Usually High Quality. I Find That #Movies 0, 1, & 2 Work Best. But Feel Free To Explore The Other Tabs As Well, As Things Are Always Changing.

 

- Oreo TV -

There Are 2 Areas On The Top Menu of This App That You Will Mainly Be Using, "Live TV" & "Favourites". Click On "Live TV" On The Top Menu, Then Click On "Hallow TV" (1st Choice) or "Unicorn TV" (2nd Choice), You May Then Proceed To Click On Whichever Channel You'd Like To Watch. "Unicorn TV" Is Strictly US Stations So You Shouldn't Have A Problem Finding What You're Looking For In That Area, "Hallow TV" Has The Same Channels As "Unicorn" Plus About 300+ More Channels. You Have To Scroll Down Pretty Far To Get To The US Stations (or You Can Just Use The "Search" Bar At The Top To Search For A Certain Station). To Avoid Doing This EVERYTIME You Use The App You Can Add The Stations That You Watch To The "Favourites" List By Clicking On The "Heart" Icon On The Menu Bar When Watching A Channel (You Can Press The "Select" Button or Anywhere On The "Ring" On Your Remote To Pull Up The Menu Bar While Watching Something). When You've Added All of Your Channels To The "Favourites" You No Longer Have To Go To Those Areas, You Can Now Just Open The App & Go Right To The "Favourites" Area On The Menu Bar To Go To Your Channels. Feel Free To Explore The Other Areas In This App, It Has A LOT of Content But "Hallow TV" & "Unicorn TV" Is The Reason This App Was Installed.
As of Right Now These 2 Areas Are Where The US Stations Are. If The Spinning Circle Won't Disappear Then That Channel Is Currently Unavailable, If It Seems Like NONE of The Channels In That Area Are Working Then The Servers Are Probably Down, You Can Check Back Later. Things Are Always Changing In This App So If The Channels Stop Working In Those Areas (For A LONG Period of Time) You May Have To Look Into Some of The Other Areas To Find Them Again.

FYI: You Can Also "Pause" Live TV In This App.

 

 

- TVTap -

Opening The App All You Get Is A White Screen? This App Is Really Good But Sometimes It Does Display This Problem. This Issue Can Usually Be Resolved By Clearing The Apps' "Cache" Once or Twice. Highlight The App & Press The "Menu" Button On Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines), Then Click On "App Settings", Click On "Force Stop", Then Click On "Clear Cache", Then Press The "Back" Button To Return To Your Home Page & Try Opening It Again, If It Still Doesn't Work Repeat Those Steps.

 

- TV Zion -

If The App Starts Up With A "Splash Screen" (With Information) Instead of The Normal Movie & Show Listings, Just Press The "Back" Button Once on Your Remote.

. . . . . . . Getting A "Failed To Initialize" Dialog Box? This Is "Usually" Caused By Running The App When Your Devices' Time & Date Are NOT Correct. Close The App & Check The "Time & Date" In The Upper Right Corner On Your Home Page.

If It Is NOT Correct, Just Let It Sit For A Minute or Two To Let It Sync & Correct Itself, If It Doesn't Correct Itself, Reboot Your Device & Your Clock Should Sync.

If It IS Correct, Then You Might Need To "Force Close" The App & Clear It's "Cache". On Your "Home Page" Highlight The App & Click The "Menu" Button On Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines), Then Click On "App Settings", Click On "Force Stop", Then Click On "Clear Cache", Then Press The "Back" Button To Return To Your Home Page. That Should Fix Any Issues That Were Causing The Error.


- (V)Sat -

1. Only "2000" People Can Use This App At One Time, Fortunately It Does Show
. . . . . .You How Many People Are Currently Using It.

2. To Use The App You First Click On "TV" (It's Usually Already Highlighted In
. . . . . .Blue), Move Over To "LOGIN" (It Will Turn "Green") & Click On It. It Should
. . . . . .Start Playing Whichever Channel You Were Last Watching (If That Channel Is
. . . . . .Currently Available).

3. Press The "Back" Button To Get Rid of The Channel Menu, Press The "Back"
. . . . . .Button Again To Bring It Back.

4. On The Left Side of The Channel Menu You Will See Little "Circle Flags", These
. . . . . .Allow You To Select The Country That You Want To Watch TV In. The USA Has
. . . . "2" Servers, Both Are Usually Working & They Both Have Different Channels.
. . . . . .For Instance If You Are On "1" & None of The Channels Seem To Be Working,
. . . . . .Use The "Mouse" (or The "Rewind" & "Fast Forward" Buttons) To Click On "2"
. . . . . .or Vice Versa, & Check Those Channels, At Least One of The Servers Should
. . . . . .Be Working, If Not Check Back At A Later Time.

5. To Exit The App Press The "Back" Button Until The Dialog Box Pops Up, Then
. . . . . .Click "Yes", This Will Take You Back To The Main Screen, DO NOT Press the
. . . .."Back" Button To Escape This Screen, Just Click The "Exit" Button Located On
. . . . . .The Bottom Right of The Screen.

 

- Watch Movie / Watch Movies / Watch Movie Now -

1. When Opening These Apps You Will Get A Pop Up Box, Just Press The "Back"
. . . . . .Button On Your Remote To Get Rid of It.

2. When Exiting These Apps You Will Also Get A Pop Up Box, Just Click On "No" &
. . . . . .The App Will Exit.

3. You Need To Use The "Mouse" Function of Your Remote To Navigate In These
. . . . . .Apps.

 

- ZiniTevi -

This Is One of The What I Call "1-Click Apps" (You Don't Have To Choose A File or Link, It Just Starts Playing The Video). But This App Still Allows You To Pick A File/Link If You Want To. When You Click on A Movie/Show & The Video Window Opens You Can Click on The "S" On The Lower Right Menu To Choose The Particular Stream You Want.

 


 

 


» How-To «


1. Connect To Your WiFi Network:

. . . . .Step 1: Scroll To The Bottom of Your Home Page & Click On "FireTV Home",
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . This Will Take You To The "Amazon" Home Page.

. . . . Step 2: On The "Amazon" Home Page Go To: "Settings" -> "Network".

. . . . Step 3: Click On Your Network's Name.

. . . . Step 4: Follow The On-Screen Instructions.

. . . . Step 5: Press The "Home" Button On Your Remote Once or Twice To Return To
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . Your "Home Page".

 

2. Pairing Your Fire TV Remote To Your TV (For Power & Volume):

. . . . .Step 1: On The "Amazon" Home Page Go To: "Settings" -> "Equipment
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . Control" -> "Add Equipment" -> TV

. . . . Step 2: Follow The On-Screen Instructions.


3. Your "Home Page" Is The Screen You See When You First Turn Your Device On,
. . . . . .It Shows All of Your Apps & It Also Shows The Time & Date In The Upper Right
. . . . . .Corner. When Your Device Has Been Idle &/or The Screen Saver Has Been
. . . . . .Activated Your Device May Default Back To The "Amazon Page". To Get Back
. . . . . .To Your "Home Page" Simply Press The "Home" Button On Your Remote Once
. . . . . .or Twice.

. . . . .Note 1: If You Need To Go To The Amazon Page When You Are On Your Home
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . Page, Simply Scroll To The Bottom of The Page & Click On "FireTV
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . . Home".

. . . . .Note 2: You Can Rearrange The Apps On Your Home Page To Your Liking By
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . ... . . .. . .Highlighting The App, Holding Down The "Select" Button On The
. . . . . .. . . . . .. . ... . . .. . .Remote Briefly Until It Becomes "Shaded" Then Moving The App To
. . ... . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. . .It's New Position Using The "Ring" On Your Remote, Then Pressing
. . ...... . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. The "Select" Button Once Again. Or By Highlighting The App, Pressing
. . ...... . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. The "Menu" Button On Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines), Then
. . ...... . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. Click On "Move". Use The "Ring" On Your Remote To Reposition The
. . ...... . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .. App, Then Press. The "Select" Button.


4. Changing Your Background:

. . . . . .While On Your Home Page Move All The Way To The Left Until The "Settings"
. . . . . . Page Pops Up, Then Click On "Wallpaper" -> "Select Wallpaper". Scroll Down
. . . . . . To The "Pictures" Folder And Click On Any of The Listed Pictures (If There Are
. . . . . . Any). Then Move Left & Go Up To The "Home" or "Apps" Tab To Return To
. . . . . . Your Home Page. I DO NOT Recommend Messing Around With Anything In
. . . . . . The "Settings", "Updates", & "System" Tabs Besides "Wallpaper" & "Hidden
. . . . . . Apps" (This Allows You To Choose What Apps Are NOT Shown On Your Home
. . . . . . Page).


5. Activating The Mouse On Your Fire TV Remote:

. . . . . .Some Installed Apps Are NOT Made/Designed For Use With The Fire TV
. . . . . . Remote, They Are Made/Designed To Be Used With Phones/Tablets (Devices
. . . . . . With Touch Screens). So I Have Installed A Simple Mouse To Use With Your
. . . . . . Fire TV Remote To Interact With & Navigate Through These Apps. To Activate
. . . . . . The Mouse You Simply Press The "Play/Pause" Button Twice Rapidly, You Will
. . . . . . Then See A Circle In The Middle of The Screen (or Wherever You Last Had It),
. . . . . . That Is Your Mouse. You Control The Mouse Using The "Ring" On Your
. . . . . . Remote, & You Make Selections or "Clicks" Using The "Select" Button (The Big
. . . . . . Round Button Inside The Ring). You May Also Need To Navigate The Screen
. . . . . . Using The Mouse, To Do This You Need 2 fingers. While Pressing the "Select"
. . . . . . Button With 1 finger You Must Use Another finger To Control The "Ring", This
. . . . . . Will Move The Screen/Page In The Direction You Are Pressing The Ring. To
. . . . . . Disable The Mouse You Simply Press The "Back" Button On Your Remote. I
. . . . . . know it Sounds Complicated But It Really isn't, You'll Get Used To It With
. . . . . . Practice.

. . . . . . Note: The Mouse on The 4K (3rd Gen) Stick Has A Tendency To
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Just "Disappear" While Using It. It's Not Just Your Imagination, & It's
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nothing To Be Concerned About, It Is A Known Quirk. When This
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Happens Simply Press The "Play/Pause" Button Twice Rapidly Again To
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Reactivate It.

("Mouse" Remotes Are Available That Make Using The Mouse Easier By Just Pressing A Button On The Remote To Activate The "Mouse" Mode, & You Just Move Your Remote Around In The Air To "Move" The Mouse.) (See "Questionnaire, Services & Prices")

( Original Remote Is STILL Required For Certain Things )

 

6. Keeping Your Fire TV Device Up To Date:

. . . . .From The "Amazon" Home Page Go To: "Settings" -> "My Fire TV" -> "About",
. . . . .Click On "Check For Updates" (It Might Say "Install Update" If An Update Is
. . . . .Waiting To Be Installed). Even After An Update Has Been Installed Go Back &
. . . . .Click On "Check For Updates" A Couple of More Times, More Updates May Be
. . . . .Waiting To Be Downloaded. Repeat Those Steps A Few Times. Wait 5-10
. . . . .Minutes Between Checks Because It Takes Awhile For The System To Notice A
. . . "New" Update After An Update Has Been Installed.

(It Is Recommended To Check For Updates At Least Once A Week, Just Add This To Your Weekly Cleaning Routine.)


7. Keeping Your "Amazon" Apps Up To Date:

. . . . . .On The "Amazon" Home Page Scroll Down To The "Your Apps & Channels" Bar
. . . . . . & Click On "See All", (You May Have To Scroll All The Way To The Right of
. . . . . .That Bar). Here You Will Find A List of All of Your Installed Apps, Most of
. . . . . .These Apps I Have Installed Myself But Some Have Been Installed Through
. . . . . .The Amazon Store, These Are The Ones That You Need To Keep Updated
. . . . . .Using This Method. To Check If An App Needs To Be Updated Pull Up The
. . . . "Options" Menu For That App By Highlighting It & Pressing The "Menu" Button
. . . . . .On Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines), If It Has An Update It Will Say
. . . . "Update" At The Bottom of That Side Menu.
. . . . . . .. . . . . . .
A Little Side Note: With A Couple of Exceptions You Can Tell Which Apps
. . . . . .Where Installed Through The Amazon Store & Which Weren't By This Side
. . . . . .Menu, If "More Info" Is Listed In The Side Menu Then It Was Installed Through
. . . . . .The Amazon Store.

(Amazon Apps SHOULD Keep Themselves Updated, This Is Just To Make Sure.)

(It Is Recommended To Check For Updates At Least Once A Week, Just Add This To Your Weekly Cleaning Routine.)


8. Deleting Apps:

. . . . . .There Are A Couple of Ways To Delete Apps, One Way Is By Using "Uninstall"
. . . . . . . On The "Options" Side Menu From The Above "How To" (#6), This Method Is
. . . . . . . NOT Recommended As It Could Leave Behind Orphaned Files. The Best Way
. . . . . . Is While On Your Home Page Highlight The App That You Want To Delete &
. . . . . . Press The "Menu" Button On Your Remote (The Button With 3 Lines), Then
. . . . . . Click On "App Settings", Click On "Force Stop", Then Click On "Clear Data",
. . . . . . Click On "Clear Data" Again, Then Click On "Uninstall", Click On "Uninstall"
. . . . . . On The Confirmation Dialog Box. Or While On The "Amazon" Home Page Go
. . . . . . To: "Settings" -> "Applications" -> "Manage Installed Applications", Click On
. . . . . . The App That You Want To Delete Then Follow The Above Instructions
. . . . . . Starting With "Force Stop".

 

 

Fire TV Remote
(2nd Gen Version)


Revision: 4.2

 

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