Xiaomi Mi Box / Mi Box S [Android TV OS]

Dimpie (COMPUTEK)

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Is that in the play store ?

No you must sideload.

Do not download SmartTubeNext from any app store, APK websites or blogs; these were uploaded by other people and may contain malware or ads. SmartTubeNext is not officially published on any app store. Sadly, the Google PlayStore does not allow ad-free Youtube apps using unofficial APIs.


There is a beta release (recommended) and a stable release. Beta gets new features and bugfixes faster than the stable release.


You can use either of the following methods to install the app:


  • (easiest) install Downloader by AFTVnews on your Android TV, open it and enter kutt.it/stn_beta or kutt.it/stn_stable, then read, understand and confirm the security prompts. (You can also enter 79015 (for beta) or 28544 (for stable), but this requires an extra step to install the AFTVnews Downloader browser addon if you haven't already.)
  • install a file transfer app on your Android TV, download the APK on your phone or computer and transfer it to your TV (e.g. Send Files to TV*)
  • download the APK onto a USB stick, put the USB stick into your TV and use a file manager app (e.g. FX File Explorer* or FileCommander*). Android's preinstalled file manager does not work!
  • if you are an advanced user, you can install it using ADB. guide | alternative guide

* The above mentioned apps are available in the Google Playstore and Amazon AppStore.


The app has a built-in updater with changelog. You can also find all releases and the changelog on the Telegram channel @SmartTubeNextNewsEN (no login required) or on Github.

 

stavorus

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hi guys.. am having issues with DSTV NOW on Mi TV stick.. i get to choose profile , select a channel then just freeze.. the stick will eventual switch itself off. I have tried clearing all the cache, even rebooting but the problem still persist. Funny enough all other apps NETFLIX, YOUTUBE etc are working perfectly fine. is there a solution to this problem..
 

StefanB7

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I have had the same happening on my Mi Box 3 as well as Chromecast with Google TV. After selecting the channel, the screen would just go black. Reinstalling the Dstv app worked for a while, after which it just started doing it again.
 

MDE

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hi guys.. am having issues with DSTV NOW on Mi TV stick.. i get to choose profile , select a channel then just freeze.. the stick will eventual switch itself off. I have tried clearing all the cache, even rebooting but the problem still persist. Funny enough all other apps NETFLIX, YOUTUBE etc are working perfectly fine. is there a solution to this problem..
I have had the same happening on my Mi Box 3 as well as Chromecast with Google TV. After selecting the channel, the screen would just go black. Reinstalling the Dstv app worked for a while, after which it just started doing it again.
Best is to download an older version...sideload and turn off auto updates. I'm using 2.3.19


The new version of the app is horrible on Android TVs
 

Broo

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hi guys.. am having issues with DSTV NOW on Mi TV stick.. i get to choose profile , select a channel then just freeze.. the stick will eventual switch itself off. I have tried clearing all the cache, even rebooting but the problem still persist. Funny enough all other apps NETFLIX, YOUTUBE etc are working perfectly fine. is there a solution to this problem..
Same here. Mibox3
Uninstalled and reinstalled the app. no change. Reset data and cache and can then login and watch. then the blank screen again.
 

RonWei

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This issue just started on my Ematic tv box. Already cleared data numerous times. Can only watch one channel. Screen goes black when changing to another one. Also reset the TV box. Still same issue.
 

RonWei

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I tested. Dstv works without issues on my Mibox. Issue is on the Ematic tv box. I reset the Ematic box. Still same black screen after a while.
This issue just started on my Ematic tv box. Already cleared data numerous times. Can only watch one channel. Screen goes black when changing to another one. Also reset the TV box. Still same issue.
 

zerocool2009

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Reading now the blank screens on dstv... been having it for a week now! :( (version 2.4.4)

Cleared dstv data and cache

Signed in again via the access code!

Its working now
 
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RonWei

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I tested. Dstv works without issues on my Mibox. Issue is on the Ematic tv box. I reset the Ematic box. Still same black screen after a while.
Spoke too soon. Mibox doing the same now. Will try side loading the previous version.
 
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