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Old 01-11-2019, 07:45 PM   #2446
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Those apps you installed are the good apps. And it seems to me they already cover music, Cantonese and English Entertainment pretty well already.

What kind of apps do you want in addition to the above? It all depends on your needs.

For example if you are SingTel user you may want to install SingTel TV Go and SingTel Cast.

You can also cast Toggle and Starhub Go from your mobile phone.
Can cast viu as well. One thing good about Android TV os is that when you cast apps like toggle and viu it skips the stupid ads

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Old 01-11-2019, 07:51 PM   #2447
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Can cast viu as well. One thing good about Android TV os is that when you cast apps like toggle and viu it skips the stupid ads

Sent from Xiaomi MI 9T PRO using GAGT
Good tip. Thanks.

For Viu I think you need to pay for Viu Premium in order to cast to TV.
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:13 AM   #2448
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Those apps you installed are the good apps. And it seems to me they already cover music, Cantonese and English Entertainment pretty well already.

What kind of apps do you want in addition to the above? It all depends on your needs.

For example if you are SingTel user you may want to install SingTel TV Go and SingTel Cast.

You can also cast Toggle and Starhub Go from your mobile phone.
I'm just wondering if I miss any great apps out, looks like I've got it covered for now. Anyone knows if there's any way to block ads on the Official Youtube app on mi box S?
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:54 AM   #2449
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I'm just wondering if I miss any great apps out, looks like I've got it covered for now. Anyone knows if there's any way to block ads on the Official Youtube app on mi box S?
one way is to run youtube on your phone , then chromecast the video to mibox s.

go to facebook group - tv box sg - to find out more about apps.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:29 AM   #2450
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Just started trying out PrimeOS on my DIY TV box, it's a free Android OS so good if you have some spare old hardware lying around.

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https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...ktops-t3858992
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:38 AM   #2451
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Just started trying out PrimeOS on my DIY TV box, it's a free Android OS so good if you have some spare old hardware lying around.

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https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...ktops-t3858992
my primeOS / android-x86 post on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/tvbo...2840739612654/
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:13 PM   #2452
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Can PrimeOS / Android-x86 install run in ESXi VM environment?
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Old 03-11-2019, 04:12 PM   #2453
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Tried out PrimeOS standard version, it's great when it is working. But overall, slightly buggy with fickle booting on my AMD APU HTPC.
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Old 03-11-2019, 10:47 PM   #2454
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Tried out PrimeOS standard version, it's great when it is working. But overall, slightly buggy with fickle booting on my AMD APU HTPC.
To me there is really no much advantage of using Android x86, Mi Box S, Amazon FireTV stick or those S905X2/S905X3 based boxes ((S$30 to S$100) will be much quiet and easier to use.

On the other hand, it is also not difficult to run Kodi and Potplayer or other apps under Windows, or just use the websites.
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:47 AM   #2455
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Folks,

Only one question.

I need a box that provides good quality streaming of all Malaysian ASTRO Chinese and other Malaysian Chinese channels.

Which Android TV box to buy?
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:57 AM   #2456
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Folks,

Only one question.

I need a box that provides good quality streaming of all Malaysian ASTRO Chinese and other Malaysian Chinese channels.

Which Android TV box to buy?
You can buy Mi Box S, subscribe to Astro Go and then use VPN.

Ref: https://forum.lowyat.net/topic/4721849
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:07 AM   #2457
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Tried out PrimeOS standard version, it's great when it is working. But overall, slightly buggy with fickle booting on my AMD APU HTPC.
it works better with intel chips
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Old 04-11-2019, 10:26 AM   #2458
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To me there is really no much advantage of using Android x86, Mi Box S, Amazon FireTV stick or those S905X2/S905X3 based boxes ((S$25 to S$100) will be much quiet and easier to use.

On the other hand, it is also not difficult to run Kodi and Potplayer or other apps under Windows, or just use the websites.
Already have a Tannix and a Xiaomi S global box each, both bought via Lazada.

The Xiami S was erratic new out of the box and lasted all of 2 months before somehow self-bricking on just a reboot. It just hangs and never reaches the desktop since. Tannix is still good but slow.

Ordered another cheap 905W box from China, on the way but meanwhile... try out PrimeOS lor.

it works better with intel chips
Can confirm that.

Strange thing is that the same PrimeOS flashdrive boots/reboots 100% well on my Intel desktop but the AMD htpc can only boot successfully once but hangs on reboots.

To get the AMD booting again, I just have to boot it once over the Intel before swapping back. lol
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The Xiami S was erratic new out of the box and lasted all of 2 months before somehow self-bricking on just a reboot. It just hangs and never reaches the desktop since.
normally factory reset can solve this problem.
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Old 04-11-2019, 01:21 PM   #2460
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Already have a Tannix and a Xiaomi S global box each, both bought via Lazada.

The Xiami S was erratic new out of the box and lasted all of 2 months before somehow self-bricking on just a reboot. It just hangs and never reaches the desktop since. Tannix is still good but slow.

Ordered another cheap 905W box from China, on the way but meanwhile...
Which Tanix? New Tanix with S905X2 CPU or S905X3 CPU should be pretty decent. But if you buy from China (say Taobao) you will get OEM version.

No point buying S905W box for now since the S905X2/X3 boxes are pretty cheap. For example, OEM version of TX3 S905X3 box 2GB/16GB is about RMB150 from Taobao (RMB125 for bulk purchase of 20pcs) if you want to try your luck on the OEM version of Tanix. Official Tanix version is at US$34 from Gearbest.
https://m.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_009...ml?wid=1433363

Note for Tanix TX3 from Gearbest.

2GB RAM + 16GB ROM for single-frequency single WiFi 2.4GHz without Bluetooth 4.1
4GB RAM + 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM for dual frequency dual WiFi ( 2.4GHz + 5.8GHz ) with Bluetooth 4.1
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