Imagine a world where the video store is at your finger tips. I mean quite literally at the tip of your fingers. Quit the imagination and live the dream with the M8S quad core Android TV Box.
Free HDMI cable, free batteries and free guide to update Kodi
It wasn’t all that long ago that a night of movies at home meant a trip to the local video rental store where you had to fork out a portion of your hard earned weekly wage just for 90 minutes of entertainment in your own living room. It was part of many families weekly ritual. Load everyone into the family car and head to their local video store for a movie or two. But before long pay TV entered the fray and offered those movies, along with a plethora of TV shows for a smaller monthly fee. It sounded like the perfect plan, but the problem was that you were beholden to their schedule, not your own. It was improving, but wasn’t quite right yet.
But now with the internet and fast broadband for just about everyone, things are like they have never been before. There are multiple streaming providers offering seemingly endless hours of entertainment. Indeed, Netflix itself has even coined the term, “Netflix and chill.” Online entertainment has been redefined.
With the M8S quad core Android TV Box you can stream your favourite TV shows and movies directly from service providers such as Netflix, YouTube, Presto and Stan (Presto and Stan will need to be installed from the Play Store) plus many more with ease and onto your big screen TV. But if you are wanting something a little more than just Netflix, Stan or Presto, this box comes with the powerful Kodi (formerly XBMC) app and it’s also fully loaded with the best add-ons. Now with Kodi you can stream catch up TV and world TV on your box when you want. This is the kind of service that you would get from a satellite receiver for hundreds of dollars.
Being quad core it offers power and reliability like never before. Lesser boxes will struggle to play 4k Ultra HD video without lagging and giving an overall poor experience. The fast quad core box offers the kind of power 4K streaming requires.
- It runs on the stable and reliable Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Quad core CPU, Quad core GPU
- 8GB internal storage + 2GB DDR3 RAM
- Ultra fast Amlogic S812 Quad core Cortex A9r4 2GHz
- 4K Ultra HD output
- Loaded with streaming apps such as Netflix and YouTube
- Support USB external hard drive up to 2TB*
- Support SD cards up to 32GB
- Built-in Wi-Fi and fast Ethernet port (10/100Mb)
- Supports Bluetooth 4
- Support HDMI 1.4, AV and SPDIF optical audio output
- Fast 2x USB 2.0 ports for connecting external hard drives/flash drives or keyboard & mouse
- Built-in Google store for downloading thousands of apps and games online
- Play movies/photo/music online or from external USB hard drive/flash drive/SD card
- Surf the internet on your TV
- Supports USB and wireless keyboard and mouse
Install thousands of apps from the Google Play store (over 700,000 available)
What is Kodi?
Kodi is a free media centre that offers the latest movies, TV shows, sport, music and so much more for free (in most cases).
By itself the Kodi app is pretty ordinary, but with this box it will come with tons of add-ons already loaded onto the app. If you thought it took a long time browsing Netflix for something to watch, wait until you start browsing the Kodi repositories. Your mind will be blown.
We have the only known method to update Kodi to the latest version.
Getting the most out of the M8S+ Android TV Box
The M8S+ TV box comes with Android 5.1.1, which is a stable version of the Android OS and has tens of thousands of apps available to download in the Play store. Get more from your entertainment by downloading other fun apps or check on your social feed on your TV. Make sure to try the Kodi app to see what is available to watch. you will be pleasantly surprised.
I won’t beat about the bush. When you buy electronics or anything with a processor in it you might come across small problems from time to time. Our experience with these boxes has been extensive enough to work out most.
Software crashes or behaves weirdly: It can happen every now and then. Go into settings and give the box a factory reset. All of the factory installed apps will be restored after the device restarts and connects to the net.
Box won’t respond at all: Just like a PC the software can crash, rendering the device useless, but not worthless. You can cut the power and restart it to see if that helps, but if it doesn’t fix the problem it will require a factory reset. If the box has locked up making navigation impossible there is a reset button inside the AV port on the back. Gently press down on this button until the box restarts. this will give it a factory reset and should fix the problem.
Playback of streaming sites is poor, choppy or buffers: This can happen sometimes. Under most circumstances the problem is related to the internet connection. As a minimum it is recommended for most compatibility to have a minimum line speed of 8 mbps. All video streaming apps have different requirements as a minimum. Some require a line speed of 1 mbps, such as Netflix and YouTube. Some like Foxtel play require a minimum of 3 mbps. Kodi may need 8 mbps, depending on the quality of the video you wish to play. It is recommended to test your internet speed at speedtest.net and to also test the type of videos you wish to watch on a PC or mobile device before purchasing to ensure your internet is good enough. Ensure that you have a good connection to the internet and if you are using wifi, a strong signal. If it is slow or unreliable internet report it to your ISP. If the internet connection is good, and you have tested it on a wired connection the problem could be server side (the providers end). Report the problem to the service provider and hopefully they will action it quickly.
Running an older version of Kodi: See us on how to update the app to newer versions.
Remote isn’t responding: Using your phones digital camera, point the remote at your phone and press some buttons. If you can see the IR light up the remote is working fine. Check for any obstructions blocking the IR receiver on the box. Test the box is responding with a USB mouse and keyboard.
Can’t get new apps: Make sure that you are signed into the Play Store. You will need a Google account to do this. Some Android apps require purchases before use and during use. Please check with the app permissions before installing
Out of storage space: Unfortunately space is limited. You will have to delete some apps.
Some apps won’t work: First thing you will have to do is check to see if itis compatible with the box. Using the same account you log into the Play Store with, go to a browser that you are logged into and search for the app in the Play Store in the browser. It will give you a list of devices that you use that the app will work on. If it can work, but still doesn’t the box being jailbroken may be the block. In this case install an app called “Hide My Root” and inside the app select “hide SU binary”. After activating this setting you will have to check all of your settings again to make sure that they were as you left them.
If the app continues to not work delete the app and install it again. If it fails again it could be a problem with the app and you should contact the app developer.
Auto update isn’t working: Because the box is jailbroken auto updates of apps won’t happen. You will have to go into the Play Store and update each app one at a time.
I can’t install any new add-ons for Kodi: See us for guides on how to install new add-ons as they are released.
The box turns your TV off: This is a technical issue possibly relating to the CEC in the TV or the remote control on the box having the same code as your TV remote. If it’s the remote causing the problem you will have to try and figure out a way around this or buy a wireless USB remote control. If the remote isn’t the culprit deactivate the CEC function on your TV. The CEC sends signals via the HDMI cable. Sometimes different brands can conflict, and disabling the CEC on the TV and box will solve the problem.
I have a Foxtel subscription that’s costing me lots of money: Unless you want it only for live sport such as AFL and NRL you are burning money and should cancel your subscription because you won’t need it any more.
In the box
1 x M8S+ TV box
1 x HDMI cable
1 x Power cable
1 x Remote control
1 x Owners manual
2 x AAA batteries