Why do I need this if I have a smart TV?
Is it easy to set up?
Yes! Included in the box is a quick start guide to guide you through the steps. You connect the box to your TV with an HDMI cord, then plug the power cord in to the wall. Turn on the unit and then connect it to wifi. After connecting it to wifi you set the date and time and adjust the media center to your screen size. To preview these steps in your quick start guide click here.
Does the SkyStream get local channels?
It has the ability to stream local channels by attaching an antenna but it does not come with the ability to watch local channels on it's own.
Can the SkyStream be used on multiple TV's?
It's not possible to connect multiple TV's at once to the box but it's compact size, you can easily move it to another TV and plug it in. No need to re-do the set up process.
Can I use multiple SkySteams in one house with one internet connection?
Yes! We recommend an internet connection speed of 10 Mbps per unit so your internet connection will need to be at least 20 Mbps or more for 2 boxes.
Is streaming TV and Movies from the internet illegal?
No, the law states that downloading, possessing, distributing or making money on copy written materials is illegal. By streaming movies and TV you are not downloading them and do not possess them, as soon as you are done watching them the data is gone from your unit until you are ready to watch it again.
What can I do with the SkyStream besides watch TV?
Because it uses an Android operating system you can do everything you can do on an android phone or tablet. You can surf the web, watch Youtube videos, check emails, make Skype calls (Compatible webcam required), Social Media, play games (We recommend a USB gaming controller,) and just about anything else that a normal android device can do.
What Parental Controls are available?
The TV box has the ability to block all apps rated for 18+. The content within apps themselves has to be blocked within that app. The TV Box does have the ability to password protect certain apps so that for example Videos cannot be watched but music apps can always be used.
Will this Streaming Box work with a non smart TV?
Yes, as long as your TV has an HDMI input port, you can use it.
What is Widevine?
Widevine is a digital rights management (DRM) certification for streaming media. It’s a requirement to stream HD and 4K content from sources like Netflix, YouTube and Sling TV. This Streaming Box has it which is rare for Android Streaming Devices.
What else can you do with this other than watch TV?
Lots! Browse social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Read the news through the CNN, Fox, NPR or the Komando app. Listen to music with Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, Vimeo, Sound Cloud, iHeart Radio and Amazon Music. Video chat with friends and family on Skype. Basiclly any app available on Google Play is available on the SkyStream with very few that aren't. It's recommended that you use a wireless mouse and keyboard as some of the apps are not specifically made for being on the TV, they are easier to use with a wireless keyboard and mouse.