Thread: Android TV Box
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Old 24-05-2018, 11:13 PM   #182
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Those official Android TV boxes will only have the play store tv version unlike the 3rd party boxes with the phone/tablet Google play store. I think you still can sideload unsupported APK in to the mibox manually.

To play a video file from local storage or network storage you can use Kodi. Not sure if there is a web browser for the official Android TV boxes.
The play store tv version has a lack of apps. That is what is putting me off from getting a Mi Box 3s international version.

Will sideloading of the apks work for all apps from the tablet/phone version of the play store?

From one of the shopee reviews, someone mentioned that he could not install in the mi box 3s android tv global.
Or maybe he did not try sideloading?

Does the official android box include chrome or firefox in their play store?

For barebones android box, any recommendations?

I'm still undecided between the Mi box or a cheap oem android box, mainly because of the mi box android tv store's shortcomings.
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