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Topic # 239450 18-Jul-2018 11:38
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Morning All,

 

Have a couple of questions about the above.  I have sideloaded a couple of apps onto the box and encountered some issues.

 

Firstly, Sky Go.  It works perfectly for playing, BUT the main screen is sideways, so when I first open it everything is 90 degrees and getting into the TV Guide etc is a right pain in the arse (and neck).  Once the channel is selected and starts playing, everything is in landscape and works fine.

 

So, is there a way to fix that?

 

The second app is from the ONE Championship (MMA).  It has loaded fine, but when I try to play any of the content it attempts to launch YouTube and produces an error message along the lines of "couldn't launch YouTube".

 

I completely expect that there might be issues, but wondering if there is something obvious I might be missing?

Cheers


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  Reply # 2058309 18-Jul-2018 12:30
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You will need to get an app to set the orientation (there are heaps there), either via aptoid or sideload it.

 

The youtube thing could be the mobile app vs android tv version. So the app you're using is expecting to launch the mobile youtube app which isn't on the mibox.




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  Reply # 2058311 18-Jul-2018 12:32
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Thanks tanivula, I think you're probably right about the mobile vs tv issue.

 

I will try and find one of those orientation apps tonight.

 

Cheers


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  Reply # 2058593 19-Jul-2018 08:46
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Lethal29:

 

Thanks tanivula, I think you're probably right about the mobile vs tv issue.

 

I will try and find one of those orientation apps tonight.

 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

Rotation Lock:

 

 

 

You need to choose the app carefully if you are now on Oreo (Android TV 8.0 OS) as most of the apps for Rotation Lock no longer work under Oreo.

 

 

 

See this thread:

 

https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidTV/comments/8wotb4/mi_box_oreo_rotation_lock_app/

 

I can confirm Set Orientation v1.1.4 works fine under Oreo.

 

 




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  Reply # 2058602 19-Jul-2018 09:04
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steve2222:

Lethal29:


Thanks tanivula, I think you're probably right about the mobile vs tv issue.


I will try and find one of those orientation apps tonight.


Cheers



 


Rotation Lock:


 


You need to choose the app carefully if you are now on Oreo (Android TV 8.0 OS) as most of the apps for Rotation Lock no longer work under Oreo.


 


See this thread:


https://www.reddit.com/r/AndroidTV/comments/8wotb4/mi_box_oreo_rotation_lock_app/


I can confirm Set Orientation v1.1.4 works fine under Oreo.


 



Thanks Steve. None of the ones I tried last night worked, so that one might be the go.

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  Reply # 2058687 19-Jul-2018 10:20
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How does SkyGo look on the Mi-Box compared to Sky on the decoder? (apart from not being subjected to rain-fade!)




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  Reply # 2058728 19-Jul-2018 11:37
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kryptonjohn:

 

How does SkyGo look on the Mi-Box compared to Sky on the decoder? (apart from not being subjected to rain-fade!)

 

 

It's pretty decent actually.  I used to cast it from my phone, but that was very hit and miss, so this is a big improvement on that. 
I'd say it's probably 75% the quality of Sky from the decoder for sport.  Little bit pixely but can easily distinguish different players in the rugby or league without any issues.


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