At the risk of sounding a little 1986, “I feel the need, the need for speed.”
That’s right folks. You can future proof your entertainment needs with this M8S Pro Android TV box and enjoy the best that world TV has to offer in the conform of your own living room. There will be no more broken video, crashes or slow loading apps and videos. With an 8 core CPU this M8S Pro Android TV box has the power and speed that is built to last.
Android TV boxes are becoming a must have accessory to just about any TV. They can turn an ordinary television into a smart TV quickly, and at a fraction of the cost of buying a new TV. But they are so much more than just a smart TV. They have the power of the world’s most popular app store behind them.
As many people know, most smart TV’s come with their own operating system. Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung and Teac, just to name a few, all have their own versions of a smart TV. With each version of a smart TV comes different apps and capabilities. Sure, a smart TV with everything built in sounds pretty good, but as I found out it isn’t always as good as it sounds.
Some of the major problem a smart TV has is updates, new apps and compatibility. As I found out with a new smart TV I bought a few years ago, the TV can not download the Netflix app that other models of the brand have. Grr. Very annoying for a TV worth several thousand dollars. I spent a ton of cash only to be left out in the cold with new and functional apps. Not only that, but if I bought a new TV it would probably have a new operating system, and it wouldn’t be cheap. But with Android, and the power of Google behind it, your apps will always remain up to date, and will work on any TV.
The M8S Pro octa-core Android TV box has been designed for ease of use and longevity. Sure, many TV boxes on the market today are dual core or quad core, and the quad core seem to work perfectly well with todays technology. But technology changes very fast, and within a few years the quad core boxes may very well struggle with the ultra HD (or maybe even higher resolution) streams that are in the market.
This box should give you a trouble free run. But if something should happen it’s always handy to know how to fix it.
It freezes: This is a system crash. Very rare, but can happen sometimes. Try turning off with the remote. If this fails cut the power supply and restart the box.
Remote isn’t responding: Check to see if it has batteries, they have charge and are in the correct way. If they are in and charged use a camera, such as your phone camera and point the remote at the camera lens. Press a button on the remote. If you see a flash while looking through the camera the remote is working. No flash means the remote is dead. Please contact us for a replacement one. In the meantime while you are waiting the arrival of the replacement remote use a mouse and keyboard to continue using the box.
Can’t update apps: Because the box is jailbroken automatic updates will not work. Update one app at a time.
Can’t install new apps: This is a common Android problem. Go to settings>> applications>> select Google Play Store>> Clear cache. If the problem continues clear data. Still having problems after doing this select remove updates. This usually solves the problem
You accidentally deleted Kodi and lost all of the add-ons: Perform a factory reset. Connect to the internet and after several minutes all of the add-ons and apps will be restored.
Buffering videos: Usually related to your ISP connection speed. Please check the line and download speed with a free online service such as speedtest.net. Some apps require faster connection speeds than others. As a minimum it is recommended that a line speed of 8 mbps is needed, but some services may require less, such as Foxtel and Netflix which need 3 mbps and 1 mbps respectively. Please check the speed of your internet connection before purchasing if you intend to stream videos. Reset your router, restart the box and check your connections. It could also be congestion. Sometimes it can be related to too many users on the service. If Netflix or another app or Kodi stream doesn’t load or buffers, and your connection speed is good, it could be a server side problem. It’s similar to loading a website and seeing internal server issue 500. The chances are they are onto it and fixing it, but it’s worth while contacting them just in case they don’t know about it.
TV turns off or doesn’t respond: There are two possible problems for this happening. One cause could be the box remote has the same code as the TV remote. It’s rare, but can happen. Try using a mouse or working out a system to get around it. The other possible cause will be related to the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) in the TV. The TV CEC function send commands by HDMI cable. Sometimes when different brands are connected to the TV the CEC function will not behave in the way it’s supposed to. Turn the CEC on the TV box and TV off. The TV CEC function may go by the name of Anynet+, SimpLink, BRAVIA Sync, Aquos Link and VIERA Link for example. Consult your TV manual for more information.
|CPU||RockChip RK3368 Octa core, 64-bit cpu, ARM Cortex A53, 8 CPU (1.5GHZ)|
|GPU||PowerVR G6110 GPU up to 700MHz (DVFS), OpenGL ES3.1, OpenCLES3 and DirectX9.3|
|Operating system||Android 5.1|
|Wireless connectivity||Wifi 802.11n Bluetooth 4.0|
|Video output||HDMI 2.0 up to 4K2K@60 fps HEVC, H.264/H.265|
|Audio output||Via HDMI 2.0, 3.5 mm stereo jack, optical SPDIF|
|Peripheral interface||RJ45 Ethernet (1000Mbps) – Supports hotspot sharing by Wi-Fi|
|DRM||Playready, Verimatrix, Widevine (optional)|
|Video quality||10-bit HEVC, 4Kp30 MPEG/VC-1/AVS/H.264/H.265|
|3D Graphics||OpenGL ES 3. 1/3 and Directx9.3|
|USB ports||2 (both rear)|
|SD Ports||1 (side)|
|Power||DC 5V, 2A|
In the box
1 x M8S Pro octa core TV box1 x HDMI cable
1 x owners manual
1 x Remote control
1 x Power lead
2 x AAA batteries