Android TV apps - Must have

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Calling all Geek dimers, can we share good/nice to have/must have Android TV Apps here..?

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  1. Puffin browser (Optimized for TV devices)
  2. Solid explorer (File manager)
  3. Aptoide app store (to install apps not on play store)
  4. Android TV remote app (To be installed on mobile phone. To type via mobile keyboard instead of onscreen keyboard)
  5. Kodi
  6. MX Player
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avgn wrote:
  1. Puffin browser (Optimized for TV devices)
  2. Solid explorer (File manager)
  3. Aptoide app store (to install apps not on play store)
  4. Android TV remote app (To be installed on mobile phone. To type via mobile keyboard instead of onscreen keyboard)
  5. Kodi
  6. MX Player

Hey, I recently heard about Kodi but can’t understand how to use it. Can you please guide?

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For those sitting on the fense not buying android tv but looking for a media player.

Buy the current 2020 firestick (not the lite). 4k stick gives problems on regular fhd TV I was told but that stick is faster.

Used all three old android box, mi tv, old 2ng gen FS and now firestick 2020. Out of which FS 2020 have the best experience.

No lag in menu. Works with my dolby Soundbar on Bluetooth and even the remote is fantastic with the new mute button.

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dharmanath481 wrote:

For those sitting on the fense not buying android tv but looking for a media player.

Buy the current 2020 firestick (not the lite). 4k stick gives problems on regular fhd TV I was told but that stick is faster.

Used all three old android box, mi tv, old 2ng gen FS and now firestick 2020. Out of which FS 2020 have the best experience.

No lag in menu. Works with my dolby Soundbar on Bluetooth and even the remote is fantastic with the new mute button.

Is there a delay in Live tv while streaming on fire stick vs regular cable? Like about 5 to 10 sec or so.

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schumacher wrote:

Is there a delay in Live tv while streaming on fire stick vs regular cable? Like about 5 to 10 sec or so.

Firstly I use tatasky which family doesn’t want to leave.

Secondly I have no way to test the delay. Even if it exists will be same as on any mobile.

Thirdly there is approx 15 second delay between cable and satellite tv.

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rohan8397 wrote:

Hey, I recently heard about Kodi but can’t understand how to use it. Can you please guide?

there is guide on how to setup kodi with all customization on reddit. do check it out (haven’t personally used it but those who use it, dont need anything else)

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schumacher wrote:

Is there a delay in Live tv while streaming on fire stick vs regular cable? Like about 5 to 10 sec or so.

can’t talk about android tv but there is always a difference of one ball on hotstar v star sports ipl stream.

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dharmanath481 wrote:

For those sitting on the fense not buying android tv but looking for a media player.

Buy the current 2020 firestick (not the lite). 4k stick gives problems on regular fhd TV I was told but that stick is faster.

Used all three old android box, mi tv, old 2ng gen FS and now firestick 2020. Out of which FS 2020 have the best experience.

No lag in menu. Works with my dolby Soundbar on Bluetooth and even the remote is fantastic with the new mute button.

Firestick is worth the extra money over others as its the only device on which 4k doesn’t lags and it fully unlocks the dolby sound for output devices.

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avgn wrote:
  1. Puffin browser (Optimized for TV devices)
  2. Solid explorer (File manager)
  3. Aptoide app store (to install apps not on play store)
  4. Android TV remote app (To be installed on mobile phone. To type via mobile keyboard instead of onscreen keyboard)
  5. Kodi
  6. MX Player

Any method to remove advertising on YouTube smart tv ? Can vanced install on smart tv ?

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SupportFARMER wrote:

Any method to remove advertising on YouTube smart tv ? Can vanced install on smart tv ?

Vanced will give mobile UI so not recommended.
Install Smart YouTube as mentioned in above comment

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avgn wrote:
  1. Puffin browser (Optimized for TV devices)
  2. Solid explorer (File manager)
  3. Aptoide app store (to install apps not on play store)
  4. Android TV remote app (To be installed on mobile phone. To type via mobile keyboard instead of onscreen keyboard)
  5. Kodi
  6. MX Player

does running Kodi requires a VPN in FS, if yes which is best and free?
any problem we might face if we run without a VPN?

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manikantaks4u wrote:

does running Kodi requires a VPN in FS, if yes which is best and free?
any problem we might face if we run without a VPN?

VPN not required for Kodi.

Indian laws are not very strict, shouldn’t be any issues

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