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Updating your Android TV Box apps

The preferred method to keep all your android TV Box applications current is via the Google Play Store. This can be achieved by selecting the menu function (three stripes just left of the search field) and then selecting ‘My apps’ from the drop down list.

However, some applications may not be available for download or update via the Google Play Store. See our selected apps below, select the application you require and click on it open the download link (should display the latest version). Download all the required *.apk files via your PC and copy them to an external USB flash or memory stick. Insert the flash drive containing the new *.apk files in any of the spare USB ports on your TV Box. Select the ‘App Installer’ if you have several applications or alternatively select the ‘file browser’ and click on the *.apk file to install it. 

This manual method is also known as  ‘sideload’ installing an app.

NEW!! Give your TV Box a new lease in life … change the look and feel with a different ‘Launcher’.

Launchers: A ‘Launcher’ is the interface via which you interact with your TV Box and is also known as the ‘Home Screen’ or ‘User Interface’. Launchers are also just an application and can be be installed by the ‘sideload’ method above.

Note: not all Launchers are compatible with all TV Boxes. Below are some of our favourites on a model type basis.

Phone Type Launcher: Model H96 Pro and TX3

From Oct, 2018 this is the default launcher for all our new H96Pro and TX3 series of TV Boxes. This launcher closely resembles that of a standard cellphone menu and has powerful customisation features. To enhance performance, Chrome (large app) has also been replaced by Google Go as the default browser. If you wish to start with our own ‘default settings’ you can simply import them. Go to the launcher settings and import or simply download and ‘sideload’ our default settings. 

Screen shots below

Blue Launcher: Model H96 Pro series only

This was our default H96Pro series launcher prior to Oct, 2108. Several customers with both an earlier and new H96 Pro tv box have requested the beloved ‘Blue Launcher’.

Download the launcher app below and sideload to install.  Then select the main menu (circle) on the bottom tool bar the select MediaBox Launcher and ‘just once’. Once you happy with it you can select ‘always’. To remove completely go to settings -> apps-> mediabox launcher and uninstall. Note the Browser on the launcher requires Chrome – see below.

Screen shots below

Colourful Launcher: Model H96 Pro series only

Similar in functionality to the ‘Blue Launcher’  with a more colourful look and feel. 

Download the launcher app below and sideload to install.  Then select the main menu (circle) on the bottom tool bar the select MediaBox Launcher and ‘just once’. Once you happy with it you can select ‘always’. To remove completely go to settings -> apps-> mediabox launcher and uninstall. Note the Browser on the launcher requires Chrome – see below.

Screen shots below

Tv Box launcher type phone
android tv box user interface for H96 pro
colourful launcher for H96 pro
phone type launcher for android tv box
blue tv box launcher applications
colourful launcher for h96 Pro applications

App downloads for range of TV Boxes. Note: the suitable model. [Click] on the icon to download.

DSTV Now (latest)
DSTV Now v1.42.6
Netflix
Netflix UHD apk
Netflix
Amazon Prime
Red bull TV
APK Pure
app updater Aptoide apk
Aptoide

DSTV Now

Models: KM8 only

This latest version  is suitable for all google certified devices. App can be updated.

DSTV Now

Models: H96Pro / TX3

This version 1.42.6 is suitable for all ‘open’ TV Boxes which are not google certified. Must not be rooted. Ensure ‘auto update’ is off for this app, do not update.

Netflix

Models H96Pro / TX3

this latest SD version is suitable for all ‘open’ TV Boxes which are not Netflix certified. May require certain VPN’s to be off, app can be updated .

Netflix

Models: M8S only

This latest HD/UHD version is suitable for TV Boxes which are Netflix certified. May require certain VPN’s to be OFF, app can be updated.

Amazon Prime Video

Models: All versions

This latest version is suitable for all TV Boxes.  App can be updated. Currently has limited content but good value for money.

Red Bull TV

Models: All versions

This latest version is suitable for all TV Boxes.  App can be updated. This free app is great for extreme sports.

ApkPure  App Updater

Models: All versions

Great app to search for new applications and also for keeping apps uptodate which are not updated via the Play Store. Alternative to Aptiode. if screen orientation is wrong contact us. Can be updated

Aptoide  App Updater

Models: All versions

Great app to search for new applications and also for keeping apps uptodate which are not updated via the Play Store. Alternative to ApkPure. Can be updated

YouTube
YouTube - HD
YouTube - HD + Voice Command
Google Go apk
Browser Google Go
Google Chrome
mozilla for android
Mozilla Browser
android TV Box backup & restore apk
App Backup & Restore

YouTube

H96 Pro & TX3.

This latest standard version  is suitable for all TV Boxes. Pro’s easy navigation. Can be updated.

YouTube HD

Models: All versions.

This latest HD version  is suitable for all TV Boxes. Pro’s easy navigation. Can be updated.

YouTube HD+ Voice

Models: All Versions

This latest HD version  is suitable for all TV Boxes. Voice Commands requires a TV box remote with a microphone e.g our MX3. Can be updated.

YouTube Kids

Models: All Versions

This latest HD version  is suitable for all TV Boxes. Great for the kids with no adult content. Can be updated.

Google Go Browser

Models: All versions

This latest  version  is suitable for all TV Boxes and is a much smaller and lighter application than Chrome. If used uninstall Chrome. Can be updated.

Chrome Browser

Models: All versions

This latest version  is suitable for all TV Boxes. Powerful functions such a folders sync etc.  Google Go preffered. Can be updated.

FireFox Browser

Models: KM8 

This latest version  is suitable for all TV Boxes running android TV OS and is installed by default. Can be updated.

App Backup & Restore

Models: All

This latest version  is suitable for all TV Boxes and is best used to back all apps on an external device before a ‘factory reset’. Can be updated.