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Get a95x f3... cheap and better spec than mi box... highly recommened... and the best thing it has a root toggle switch... U can install any app u want... including singtel tv go...

Interesting to know that SingTel TV Go works. What about SingTel Cast?
 

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for amlogic, there is easier way to flash, just copy the firmware to thumbdrive, add a small text file to define parameters, plug in and power on then the update will perform by itself.

How does this work? Any guide on how go set the parameters? Try to do something to all the old and useless 805 boxes my parents accumulated in the past few years.
 

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How does this work? Any guide on how go set the parameters? Try to do something to all the old and useless 805 boxes my parents accumulated in the past few years.

diff boxes use diff confi files.

if you have many 805 boxes, it is easier to use USB cable and usb burning tool on PC.

By the way, it is not necessary to flash firmware for most cases, just factory reset will do.

if these boxes have only 1GB RAM, go to this fb group to find out how to remove the lagging problem.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1gbramTvBox/
 

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diff boxes use diff confi files.

if you have many 805 boxes, it is easier to use USB cable and usb burning tool on PC.

By the way, it is not necessary to flash firmware for most cases, just factory reset will do.

if these boxes have only 1GB RAM, go to this fb group to find out how to remove the lagging problem.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1gbramTvBox/

Some of them are literal bricks, won't boot, boot loop, etc, that's why need to use the hard method. Burning tool would work but I don't have a A to A cable, the 3 I have at home are all USB 3.0 cables and they don't work. I have done it before using a 2.0 cable but I can't find it. I have solved those that are bootable, delete everything, update latest play services downloaded from apk pure, magisk, overclock and kept them running at 1.5ghz so they won't choke on 1080p videos on vanced.
 

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Some of them are literal bricks, won't boot, boot loop, etc, that's why need to use the hard method. Burning tool would work but I don't have a A to A cable, the 3 I have at home are all USB 3.0 cables and they don't work. I have done it before using a 2.0 cable but I can't find it. I have solved those that are bootable, delete everything, update latest play services downloaded from apk pure, magisk, overclock and kept them running at 1.5ghz so they won't choke on 1080p videos on vanced.

the cable is only $1+

https://shopee.sg/USB-3-0-A-Male-to-A-Male-Extension-Cable-Blue-Black-6-Feet-i.104590058.1848970843

for those boxes with only 1GB RAM, the most important thing to do is to remove google playstore and google playservices.
 

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It seems like the newer Mi Box S remote control comes with the Amazon prime video button?

Are there any nice shows on Amazon prime?
 

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It seems like the newer Mi Box S remote control comes with the Amazon prime video button?

Are there any nice shows on Amazon prime?

Even for old version of Mi Box S without the remote with Amazon Prime Video button (only Netflix button), Amazon Prime Video app is still available from the Google Play Store in Mi Box S.

Are you a Singapore Amazon Prime member or US Amazon Prime member? It is said the difference in terms of content offering is very significant.

For US Prime member, you need US VPN to access the content.

Singapore Prime Video trial for free:
https://www.primevideo.com/ref_=navm_em_0_1_1_18

It us S$2.99 per month for Singapore Prime membership. Benefits summary here.
https://blog.moneysmart.sg/shopping/amazon-prime-singapore/

US membership costs US$12.99 per month or US$119 if you pay annually.
 
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Fleabag, the good wife, the Americans.

Can also rewatch the wire and the sopranos during this lockdown period.

It seems like the newer Mi Box S remote control comes with the Amazon prime video button?

Are there any nice shows on Amazon prime?
 

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Is Anycast M100 good enough to stream from my phone?

Do not buy this type of device. Buy a proper box like Mi Box S which supports Chromecast out of the box, and then you can install apps for Airplay and DLNA cast.
 

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I am using shafa launcher on my android tv.
Any good apps to intro?
 

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Mibox 4s able to Netflix cast from phone to TV, without logging in to account on both handphone and TV?
 

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Mibox 4s able to Netflix cast from phone to TV, without logging in to account on both handphone and TV?

I think you mean to say Mi Box S. How can you access Netflix without logging to an account?

You can log in to the hand phone and then cast to TV through Mi Box S' Chromecast function. In that case, you do not need to log in to the Netflix App in Mi Box S.

Or you can directly log in Mi Box S' Netflix app and use it. No need handphone.

Are you saying that you have a smart TV with Netflix function? Then yes you can use Mi Box S' Netflix app, no need to log in to your hand phone or smart TV.

All in all, you need to log in at one of the devices, either the hand phone, Mi Box S or Smart TV.
 

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I am using shafa launcher on my android tv.
Any good apps to intro?

It depends on your need. Shafa market apps are more meant for Chinese Entertainment. Many VOD apps may require China VPN (eg:Tencent Video TV version, Youku TV version and iQiyi TV version) and may require VIP for better user experience. Live TV apps are usually free.

You can take some references here. Written for iOS but it can be a start for Android TV boxes as well.
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/...phone-chinese-entertainment-apps-5929935.html

For example, you can try the international version of WeTV and iQiyi which do not need China VPN. No need to use Shafa market. They are available from Google Play Store.
 
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Hi,
I am referring to the scenario below.
Is there a need to keep both the phone logged in, and also the Mibox S logged in, each using the Netflix app? Or is possible to just have the phone logged in?
Somehow there is no "cast" button showing up when the Mibox S is not logged in. Inconvenient when trying to use multiple phones/accounts to cast to Mibox S.

You can log in to the hand phone and then cast to TV through Mi Box S' Chromecast function. In that case, you do not need to log in to the Netflix App in Mi Box S.
 

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Hi,
I am referring to the scenario below.
Is there a need to keep both the phone logged in, and also the Mibox S logged in, each using the Netflix app? Or is possible to just have the phone logged in?
Somehow there is no "cast" button showing up when the Mibox S is not logged in. Inconvenient when trying to use multiple phones/accounts to cast to Mibox S.

Hmm by right you do not need to log in Mi Box S. Just log in from the phone will do. Mi Box S just needs to wake up from sleep.

Uninstall Netflix (or disable it) and then try again. You do not need the Netflix app when using Chromecast function.
 

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It actually prompts a message on the handphone:

Both devices must be signed in to the same Netflix account. Error XXXXX.

Hmm by right you do not need to log in Mi Box S. Just log in from the phone will do. Mi Box S just needs to wake up from sleep.

Uninstall Netflix (or disable it) and then try again. You do not need the Netflix app when using Chromecast function.
 

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It actually prompts a message on the handphone:

Both devices must be signed in to the same Netflix account. Error XXXXX.

I see. In that case this looks like a Mi Box S limitation. I believe Chromecast dongles will not have such limitations (no way to log in anyway).

I do not use Netflix myself.
 
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