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Old 25-09-2020, 07:11 PM   #3376
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Anyone managed to sideload apps on the starhub streaming box?
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Old 25-09-2020, 07:15 PM   #3377
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im using the cheapest $25 h313 android 10 from lazada and it works well for pubg, youtube and netflix
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Old 25-09-2020, 07:26 PM   #3378
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Anyone managed to sideload apps on the starhub streaming box?
Are you using Starhub Streaming Box or the new Starhub TV+ box?

Have you tried it? What is the issue you encountered?

Reports of failure to install 3rd party apps for Srarhub TV+ box, but it is pretty new box so we may need to wait for more reports.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...92737-246.html
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Old 25-09-2020, 07:34 PM   #3379
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im using the cheapest $25 h313 android 10 from lazada and it works well for pubg, youtube and netflix
Quick glance through Lazada shows X96Q to be of H313 CPU and below S$30. Other below S$30 boxes are usually super low end S905W and RK3229 CPU based. Indeed H313 should be faster than them and can be pretty decent with 2GB/16GB configuration. Taobao price is roughly RMB105 or S$21. The worry of H313 CPU is main thermal.

Box to avoid: hot H6 and H616 based boxes like TX6 and TX6S. They are known to have thermal issues.

Have you checked the CPU temperature for the H313 box?

Review of X96Q says it is hot and can not play pubg.
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https://androidpctv.com/review-x96q-opinion/
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Old 25-09-2020, 08:53 PM   #3380
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Same here, very satisfied with my S905X3-based A95X F3 Air. It remains cool even after 5 hours straight use.
A95x got QC issues. My A95x f3 slim died after a week, A95x f3 air also died after a week.

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Old 25-09-2020, 09:03 PM   #3381
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Quick glance through Lazada shows X96Q to be of H313 CPU and below S$30. Other below S$30 boxes are usually super low end S905W and RK3229 CPU based. Indeed H313 should be faster than them and can be pretty decent with 2GB/16GB configuration. Taobao price is roughly RMB105 or S$21. The worry of H313 CPU is main thermal.

Box to avoid: hot H6 and H616 based boxes like TX6 and TX6S. They are known to have thermal issues.

Have you checked the CPU temperature for the H313 box?

Review of X96Q says it is hot and can not play pubg.
Ref:
https://androidpctv.com/review-x96q-opinion/
40 something deg only. runs much cooler than my h6
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Old 26-09-2020, 02:18 AM   #3382
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Are you using Starhub Streaming Box or the new Starhub TV+ box?

Have you tried it? What is the issue you encountered?

Reports of failure to install 3rd party apps for Srarhub TV+ box, but it is pretty new box so we may need to wait for more reports.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/i...92737-246.html
It's the starhub tv+ box. I tried using the downloader app from playstore to access 3rd party applications but it seems that the app can't access the tv box directory.

I tried to unlock developer settings on the android box too but it is pin protected and I don't think it's done from my side. Hmmm hope someone figures it out.
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Old 26-09-2020, 11:08 AM   #3383
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A95x got QC issues. My A95x f3 slim died after a week, A95x f3 air also died after a week.

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you expect no brand boxes to have qc?

why waste time waste money on qc when there is no reputation to protect?
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Old 26-09-2020, 11:12 AM   #3384
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Anyone managed to sideload apps on the starhub streaming box?
how about installing apps from playstore?any problem installing and running?
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Old 26-09-2020, 11:54 AM   #3385
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Is there any apk that can watch Singapore free to air channels?
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Old 26-09-2020, 12:56 PM   #3386
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Is there any apk that can watch Singapore free to air channels?
Yes, meWATCH from MediaCorp.
https://www.mewatch.sg/en/

Take note it is not available for Android TV OS so the recommended way is to cast from phone if you have Android TV OS based device like Mi Box S. It is possible to side load the apk but the user experiences may not be so good (YMMV).
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Old 26-09-2020, 01:13 PM   #3387
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It's the starhub tv+ box. I tried using the downloader app from playstore to access 3rd party applications but it seems that the app can't access the tv box directory.

I tried to unlock developer settings on the android box too but it is pin protected and I don't think it's done from my side. Hmmm hope someone figures it out.
I see.

What if you install a file manager from the Play Store (eg: FX File Explorer, or File Commander) and see if you can browse the internal file directories?

There is a USB port. Try to insert a USB drive to see if you can browser to that USB drive.
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Old 26-09-2020, 01:17 PM   #3388
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Official Mi Box FAQ
https://www.mi.com/global/support/MiBox_FAQ/
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Old 26-09-2020, 05:04 PM   #3389
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I see.

What if you install a file manager from the Play Store (eg: FX File Explorer, or File Commander) and see if you can browse the internal file directories?

There is a USB port. Try to insert a USB drive to see if you can browser to that USB drive.
UPDATE: I managed a workaround using "send files to tv". The apk is in the directory however the tv box is not allowed to install unknown apps and when clicking the settings prompt nothing happened. Still no luck.
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Old 26-09-2020, 09:48 PM   #3390
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UPDATE: I managed a workaround using "send files to tv". The apk is in the directory however the tv box is not allowed to install unknown apps and when clicking the settings prompt nothing happened. Still no luck.
I see. It seems that Starhub really locks it down then if that option is disabled.

Worse case you have to get a separate box like Mi Box S (around S$70+) or Minix NEO T5 (S$99 from Shopee), to side load apps.
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