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Is it possible to side load apps onto Mibox S?

Any recommendation on how to watch live EPL on mibox s?

Yes you are able to sideload apps on Mi.Box S.

As for EPL, the legitimate way is to subscribe to SingTel TV or Starhub TV.

Singtel Cast price plan for references.
https://blog.moneysmart.sg/entertainment/cheapest-premier-league-subscription-singtel-cast/

Another way is to pay for VPN. The following Straits Times report was from 2013 but it is still useful now in 2019.

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/epl-fans-can-stream-matches-live-from-us-site

(We know in the end Starhub is able to cross carry EPL with SingTel).

Using VPN is still considered as gray but it is said this has not been tested in court.

One example from top VPN vendor's guide of streaming sports.

https://www.expressvpn.com/stream-sports/

https://www.expressvpn.com/stream-sports/watch-football-online/
 
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There is no way for the government or any other intellectual property holder for the matter to know who is using those pirate apps.

The only way is to stop the sale of those boxes that come preinstalled with said apps.

Those "warning" from lawyers claiming that they know who download copyrighted material illegally via IP got shutdown by the state courts claiming that IP address isn't good enough evidence


https://www.straitstimes.com/singapo...ie-piracy-case



Even the lawyers who made the threat got punished

https://www.todayonline.com/singapor...medium=twitter

So it's basically the same as other "copyright respecting countries"

The government at most can only block piracy websites and ban physical sales of copyrighted material. This will prevent most people from obtaining said material.

However there will be a bunch of tech savvy people that know how to circumvent those blocks and there is nothing the government legally can do to stop them.
 

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The government at most can only block piracy websites and ban physical sales of copyrighted material. This will prevent most people from obtaining said material.

However there will be a bunch of tech savvy people that know how to circumvent those blocks and there is nothing the government legally can do to stop them.

It is already mentioned in the government file that the proposed laws are targeting sellers of the boxes and not consumers and the previous court order is for ISO to block IPTV apps.

As for ways to circumvent the blocks I think that is also covered by the law and that was probably why the government was asking inputs for VPN in 2016.

But you guys using torrent download instead of streaming needs to be careful. If the rights holder get a warant to search your house and got your HDD containing the downloaded content then you will be in trouble.
 

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All the expensive TV ISP mostly government own.
So how not to take action when a $100 android tv box with the right apps can give so much more entertainment to a family.


It is already mentioned in the government file that the proposed laws are targeting sellers of the boxes and not consumers and the previous court order is for ISO to block IPTV apps.

As for ways to circumvent the blocks I think that is also covered by the law and that was probably why the government was asking inputs for VPN in 2016.

But you guys using torrent download instead of streaming needs to be careful. If the rights holder get a warant to search your house and got your HDD containing the downloaded content then you will be in trouble.
 

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All the expensive TV ISP mostly government own.
So how not to take action when a $100 android tv box with the right apps can give so much more entertainment to a family.

not so expensive, $40-$50 android TV box with the right apps is good enough. you can get a box with S905 chip, 2G RAM, 8/16GB NAND with a reasonably good brand.

The government is not targeting the users, in fact starhub and M1 are selling andriod TV box to their subscribers.

The government is only targeting at the sellers who bundled unauthorized app.
 

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The government is not targeting the users, in fact starhub and M1 are selling andriod TV box to their subscribers.

The government is only targeting at the sellers who bundled unauthorized app.

StarHub Go Streaming Box is running an operator version of Android TV OS.

Is M1 still selling a TV box? Nothing from their website now. The old Mibox page is now not available.

https://www.m1.com.sg/mobilesite/mibox
 
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Hi

does anyone know of shops that help to install the apps like cartoon hd into your ac ryan box?

i have an older set which the shop helped me to install. but the newer one which i have doesn't have. hmm just wondering how do i go about doing that.

anyone can advise?
 

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StarHub Go Streaming Box is running an operator version of Android TV OS.

Is M1 still selling a TV box? Nothing from their website now. The old Mibox page is now not available.

check under the broadband addon page, m1 is selling grossly overpriced ac ryan box at $120.

imo, it is a wrong choice. mibox s at $60 should attract more customers.
 

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check under the broadband addon page, m1 is selling grossly overpriced ac ryan box at $120.

imo, it is a wrong choice. mibox s at $60 should attract more customers.

I see. It is S$5 for 24 months.
https://www.m1.com.sg/personal/bundles and promotions/highlights/fibretopup

I agree. Mi Box S sells at around S$70-80 in the online marketplace, if M1 sells it at S$60 or even S$70 with one year warranty, there will be probably quite some takers.
 

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Anyone even needing to ask what box to get should just get a mibox and call it a day.
If you are pro you will know what u want without asking.
 

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Install and use original apps like YouTube, Yahoo Mail, Dropbox & WhatsApp etc. is not an issue.

Even if you don't update, still working well. The problems are usually arising from apps that are shady, and download illegal contents. If you use original stuff like Netflix, don't think would give users any trouble.

So, always use a reputable antivirus app, and established apps which doesn't infringe other's intellectual property.

Sent from Nagasaki長崎, Japan日本 using GAGT

Which anti virus to use?
 

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check under the broadband addon page, m1 is selling grossly overpriced ac ryan box at $120.

imo, it is a wrong choice. mibox s at $60 should attract more customers.

Starhub even more expensive and at $299 also got people like me buy it.
 

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https://www.8world.com/lifestyle/tech/article/set-top-box-393956?cid=8worldnews-fb

In the above CH8 report in Chinese, the lawyer is saying that streaming is not considered illegal in the current law in Singapore.

She raised two points for the challenges of the new proposed law, one is which box to ban since Starhub itself is selling an Android TV box, second thing is streaming which is still legal here and there are legitimate streaming service like YouTube.

为防止零售商和服务供应商,从中牟利并保护知识产权,律政部将修改版权法令,禁止进口和贩卖涉及侵犯版权的机顶盒。我们就请来了律师谢明丽,和我们讲解相关法律。立法新措施最大挑战在哪里?

“挑战有两个,第一个挑战就是怎么知道哪一个机顶盒是非法的。一个例子就是星和也有一个机顶盒,所以这个是第一个挑战,第二个挑战就是很多观众上网看这些盗版内容是用串流在看。目前串流在法律上不是违法的,现在如果在法律上违法的行为,是下载或者复制,串流没有在里面。政府也不可能把所有的串流活动当成违法行为,因为我们时常上网看YouTube,那个也是用串流来看。”
 
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