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Ultimate Geek

#265643 2-Feb-2020 20:40
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Has anyone else noticed/experienced this app having stopped working on the Mi Box?




I have 2 of these boxes and Lightbox produces a screen error message saying 'we are currently experiencing problems and will be back later'. But Lightbox works fine via a browser so it is something to do with this app.




I have cleared cache and data but still have the problem - on both boxes.

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  #2411716 2-Feb-2020 20:59
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I'll check mine when the family get off the TV...


However; I would bet that its cause Lightbox's Android TV app is now at 1.0.5 and maybe they've changed their API or encoding mechanism/stream and 1.0.2 does not support that. Best to get an updated version of the app and test that.

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  #2411717 2-Feb-2020 21:02
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Lighbox states its at v2.03 internally on the help page and is working fine on one of my Nvidia Shield TVs; no issues here


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  #2411755 3-Feb-2020 06:47
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Okay, so problem solved. My IP address was not current in my DNS4ME settings.




I did not even think of this as I don't have Lightbox turned 'on' as a service in DNS4ME as I am in NZ at present. So very surprised a DNS spoofing service affects Lightbox in those circumstances.




But still: @nzkc where did you get Android TV v1.0.5 apk from? Originally I got v1.0.2 direct from Lightbox via an email as they have not officially released an Android TV version of the app ie 1.0.2 was like a beta. 


And @Benoire are you sure v2.03 is a specific Android TV app version and not just a standard Android app for tablets and phones? The Android TV version is a leanback launcher and can be completely controlled by a remote eg the MiBox remote.


In fact Lightbox help page specifically says they do NOT support Android TV boxes - yet. Hence my comment about the version I have (v1.0.2) being an unofficial release that they provide no support for.




Cheers all.

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  #2411756 3-Feb-2020 06:50
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@steve2222 - Spark have a tendency to have updates deployed within the app container without needing to redownload from Google; e.g. my Spark Sport app was the first APK but its now running in the 1.6ish version numbering... I installed an older lightbox that was also in the 1.05 I think but under help it states 2.03 and it is the Android TV one found on the Sony / Smart X units as the APK was grabbed from a sony tv.

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