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How to setup a Kodi Android TV Box – Step-by-step guide

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You’ve probably heard of Kodi by this point (which is why you are here) but you might not really understand how useful it is and how easy it is to configure it. Well, I’m here to help so just follow along and by the end, you will have everything you need to know to configure a TV Box that does everything you need it to!

What is Kodi & Android Box?

While I’m assuming you know what these are already, just in case let’s give you a quick review. Android boxes run Google’s Android Operating system and have access to the Google Play Store. They are available from quite a few different vendors and locations – but I’d recommend you take a look at Best Android TV Boxes as they have some good units available with Kodi preinstalled.

Kodi is an entertainment center – it allows you to connect to your local network and stream content that you have already saved and stored, but even better it allows you (through the use of add-ons) to stream TV and Movies directly to your Television bypassing Cable and Satellite companies and their hefty bills!

Best Android TV Boxes

How do you Connect an Android Box to the TV?

This really is easy …

  1. Android boxes come with an HDMI cable and really all you need to do is plug that cable directly into your TV. If your TV does not support HDMI you can easily purchase an HDMI to AV converter online or at your local electronics store.
  2. Plug the supplied power adapter into your Android TV box and turn it on using the supplied remote.
  3. Follow the simple onscreen instructions to connect to your home WiFi connection or use a hardwired Ethernet connection for an even better streaming and viewing experience. If you don’t get any wifi screen, just access settings -> wifi to connect with your home wifi.
  4. Click on the Kodi option on your screen and follow the steps below to start enjoying free content like movies, tv shows, live tv channels and much, much more!

Protecting yourself Online

Before we get into a lot of detail about some suggested add-ons one, that is almost an absolute must is a VPN. VPN’s act like a tunnel between your device and the destination server. This tunnel helps to keep you anonymous and ensures that your ISP does not throttle your bandwidth based on ever-changing government regulations.

However, while the anonymity is a huge plus, another factor to consider when using a VPN is its ability to unlock geo-blocked content. This sounds complicated, but let me make it easier … Netflix has a specific catalog of shows that are available in the USA, a different catalog in the UK and yet another catalog in Canada. Each country has specific criteria around what shows can and cannot be shown in their region, and these decisions are often completely arbitrary. However, if you have the ability to unlock this through the use of VPN, you will be able to access even more content than you would have had access to previously!

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Add-Ons and Kodi

Installing add-ons can seem daunting to anyone the first time it’s done. However, it is really a simple matter of conducting a few steps (which will become extremely familiar over time) in sequence.

A really good video guide that is available is on the link below. Start with that first as it will show you what I’m going to be doing.

The basic instructions for installing an add-on are as follows:

Configure for Unkown Sources

As these add-ons are not on the play store, you need to ensure that you allow your Android box the ability to install them.

  • Open Kodi and navigate to the system menu – this is accessible via the icon shaped like a gear on the top left corner.
  • Go to system setting > add-ons and click the option entitled unknown sources so that it is selected. Once you have installed all of the add-ons you want to, you can always come back and uncheck this box.

Installing Kodi Repositories

Kodi add-ons are stored in repositories on different servers around the Internet. Once you have found the repository with the files, you’ll need to follow these instructions to install them onto your system.

  • Go back to the system menu (gear menu on the top left) and navigate to file manager. Select add source by double clicking on the option.
  • On this screen click on the pop-up message that reads <none> and type in the address of the repository (we’ll give you that later). Give this source a name that makes sense and then save it.

Installing Kodi Add-Ons

  • Go back to Kodi’s main screen and select the add-ons section – this is an icon that looks like an open box.
  • Select install from zip file and then navigate to the repository you are interested and double-click on it. Wait for the completion message.
  • Go back one step and select install from repository and then within the repository look for the add-on your interested in. Double click on this add-on to install it and wait for the completion message.
  • Some add-ons will require additional configuration (like usernames and passwords) – you can do that from the configuration screen. You can find all of the video add-ons in the Video Add-Ons section of your Kodi home screen.

Some of the best Add-Ons

There are lots of different add-ons available (with a host of different repositories) and some are better for Movies while others are better for TV and yet others are better suited for Sports. The best thing about Kodi is that you are not restricted and you can actually install as many or as few add-ons as you need to, to get the programming you are most interested in.

We’ve created a list of some of the best Kodi add-ons that you should start with.

It’s important that you refer to this list frequently as while the positive of Kodi is the multitude of add-ons available, the downside is that sometimes they stop working! We will keep the list as up to date as possible to ensure that you always have access to the latest and greatest.

My add-on is not Streaming properly

In some cases, add-ons that are working perfectly simply do not work on your device and you get error messages. Frequently this issue is because the contents are geo-locked (if you recall I explained what this is earlier) and you are attempting to watch a program or access content that is not accessible in your region.

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158 Comments
  1. Robert Teather says

    Have a ot t t.v box m8s. Have remote stolen. Can i get a remote?? Live. In mexico but have access to u.s mail. Is there anything else we can use. Thank you

    [email protected]

  2. Wilmer says

    Hi;
    I never use a Tvbox I just bought one U2 will I be able to record staff from the Tv to HHD through a USB cable.? Will it work with just WiFi or it HAVE TO BE plugged to Ethernet cable?
    Many thanks for your help

    1. bestdroidplayer says

      Hi Wilmer. These TV boxes are used just for streaming, not for recording. I believe there are ways to do it but I prefer to not enter in that topic as it can be used for piracy.

  3. Tony says

    Hi
    I use Exodus regularly but lately it’s been very difficult to use it as all I’m getting is ‘no stream available’. I’m not very technical therefore I don’t understand and I’m very frustrated.
    Please advise
    Tony

    1. admin says

      Hi Tony.
      You should try the new Exodus called Covenant.
      Also this article tells you why most of the sources dont work and a work around to fix that -> https://www.bestdroidplayer.com/xbmc-android-tv-box-droidplayer/streams-exodus-covenant-elysium-specto-dont-open/

  4. Steve Halter says

    i just bought a new android box (Nexbox A95X) because I love my old one and needed one for my other TV. The first one was preloaded with kodi and worked great and then all of the sudden kodi and all my add on’s just disappeared. I bought another box and it doesn’t have kodi anywhere. I downloaded kodi and it shows that it s installed but when i click on it, it says app not installed. I have tried everything and searched countless forums. PLEASE help.

    1. admin says

      Hi Steve. You can install Kodi / update using Play Store. The reason why you lost your addons were maybe because of an update, or your build was discontinued.

      You can always uninstall Kodi and install it again. Then just follow some tutorials to install your favourite addons or build.

      Here’s some articles for you:

      How to update Kodi https://www.bestdroidplayer.com/xbmc-android-tv-box-droidplayer/update-kodi-android-tv-box-without-losing-addons-settings/

      Best Kodi addons and how to install them: https://www.bestdroidplayer.com/xbmc-android-tv-box-droidplayer/best-xbmc-apps-addons-for-your-android-tv-box/

  5. Bob says

    I have an abox and when I first used it and went to kodi it started with I stream and everything on kodi was shown in kids films music system etc now all that’s gone and I have to go into my add ones to get my apps. How do I get it back to istream

  6. ann says

    I am able to use Exodus but so many options when you select a title and i have to go through 5+ before hopefully getting the right one. Is there a way to sort by quality or any other sort feature? It also takes so long to open the movie options and selections. Also on the home screen its bigger then the TV screen size how do you adjust the visuals? Im in the US

  7. L hance says

    How can I get closed caption to work on my mini tv box? I have tried to go into all update areas and it looks like it is on, but it is not. Please help.

  8. Tony says

    I just bought a MXQ Pro. When I try to watch some movies, it asks me to pair in order for me to access the movie. I usually get this issue with openload source. How do I pair?

    1. admin says

      Hi. That should hust happen with Openload, I recommend you to open other sources.

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  10. Karena says

    Hi ya,
    I was fI’ll owing along with the video, which was great ? but when I went to select a movie to watch it’s come up with “Playback failed” one or more items failed to play. Check the log file for details.
    Can you please help?

    1. admin says

      hi. Have you tried the Exodus addon yet?

  11. Levon says

    I just got ott tv box h.265. I’m looking forward to using it. I have a question. Can this box be connected wirelwireless?

    1. admin says

      yes you can connect by wireless or ethernet cable

  12. Korisa says

    What’s the best app for me to find sports channel like tsn

    1. admin says

      Hi Korisa.
      We have an article about the Best Sports Kodi Addons.

    2. scotty says

      sports devil

  13. Rmoo says

    I have tried EVERYTHING AND NOTHING WORKS. I have an MX android box that came with everything pre-installed. I accidentally reset the whole box and now it has nothing on it…. have tried backing up a different box and restoring it on this one, doesn’t work. I have tried installing from a zip file using all the tvaddons.ag and xbmchub etc…. i go to addons and I can’t even install the addon installer…..NOTHING WORKS.

    1. admin says

      I suggest you start with a new Kodi Installation, where you can download from kodi website https://kodi.tv/download/ – choose Android ARM version. Then install Addon Installer on your Kodi, and then use addon installer to install other addons.

  14. Jaime says

    I bought a Kodi box at Christmas. It was preloaded and set up and working great. We turned it on to watch one day and exodus was gone, we watched under go movies instead, then we turned it on again a bit later and all the addons were gone. There was nothing there at all. I have tried following the setup for addons and nothing works

    1. admin says

      Try to go to SYSTEM – Add-ons – My Addons – Video Addons – Exodus – update. Do that for the addons that stopped working. If the addons are not in “My addons”, then you will need to install it again. I recommend to use the Addon Installer, which you may have already under Programs in your Kodi installation.

  15. Deanna Bucci says

    Hi, have had our Leelbox since Dec. And love it, our contract with direct tv is over next month and cant wait to be able to cancel our cable. I talked my aunt into gettimg 3 of them, one for each of her tvs. We have the same question though. We have both gone to add ons, enabled certain ones and a few we tried putting in favorites But dont know which favorites it goes to, we looked througb them all and couldnt find them. Is there a add on favorites folder or list somewhere we are not seeing it? It cumbersome to go through an entire list of preloaded add ons just to get to the ones I enabled. Note: after reading everyone elses frustrations of having to install the add on installer then find add ons I have to just be thankful for what is loaded.

    1. admin says

      Hi Deanna. If you go to the Kodi home screen, on the bottom left corner you will find a star icon, thats the favorites 🙂

  16. Amy says

    Hi i purchase a box and it has no apps on it so now I’m setting it up what apps for movies and tv show do you recommend I install?

    1. admin says

      Hi Amy. That’s normal, now the manufactures don’t sell it fully loaded with addons anymore because it’s illegal to sell them like that.

      We have a post about the best kodi addons, have a look 🙂 https://www.bestdroidplayer.com/xbmc-android-tv-box-droidplayer/best-xbmc-apps-addons-for-your-android-tv-box/

  17. Gregory Hakanson says

    I have a streaming box with KODI pre installed, but I don’t know how to get Live TV on the box or the banner. Can you please help me. I need step by step instructions. I’m 72 years young and trying my best to stay up with technology.

  18. Liam says

    Hi on kodi it want play hd films keep asking me to go openpair and I pair it but only work for 4 hours and go off anyway I can keep it pair all the time

    1. admin says

      You can select another server from the list instead of openload.

    2. Sheila says

      Liam click on exodus and a list of things will show. Open tools then click on playback. On the right side it will say hosters with captchas. Turn that off and you won’t receive any more pairing.

  19. Alex says

    Hi I have a issue with my screen when I open the Cody there’s a little box comes as a viewing for the screen to exit slip down from the top spot and got it and I cannot get rid of that I don’t know how I can do that if you would please help me with that thank you

  20. Chris says

    Ok, got the box hooked it up following the above video everything is fine go to movies using channel 1 like you said in video and no videos will play says err. Can’t find link. It appears in the bottom right hand corner it also says see log for more details. Then I tried a few more and same thing over and over. The last time it said err 1 channel err, check log for details.

    1. Chris says

      Also I can’t watch anything anymore nothing from exodus genesis it just says no link

      1. admin says

        You can try to update the addon.
        System – Addons – My Addons – Video Addons – Exodus – Update

        If doesnt work, just uninstall and install it again through the “Addon Installer” addon.

    2. admin says

      Channel 1 isn’t easy to setup, the exodus addon is a good replace.

  21. Ahmed says

    Could anyone tell me how to replace a remote control for that receiver

  22. Diana says

    Can you please help me with steps on how to install amazon prime video on my android tv box?

    1. admin says

      Hi. In your box main screen, select apps, open Play Store and in the play store search for the Amazon Prime Video App https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient&hl=en_GB

  23. Kate says

    What do you suggest for live TV? I would like to watch ABC, CBS but when I click on these through ustvnow nothing opens up. It says “loading” and then that disappears and I am back to the channel selection screen. Thank you.

    1. admin says

      You need to go to ustvnow website and subscribe for free. Then you need to login in your ustvnow addon and you may also need to subscribe IPVanish to mask your IP to an US IP if you are outside of USA.

  24. Jake says

    I just recieved a otto box. I plugged it in, hooked hdmi to tv….no picture. Power is on. Placed hdmi in another slot..nothing. Used another cable..nothing. Plugged another device to hdmi and that works. Please help

    1. admin says

      You should return your box and ask for a new one. That one is faulty

  25. Tabatha says

    Hi! Your video was wonderful in helping me figure this out. However, we got it mostly for sports games, but i cant seem to find the ‘digitele sports’ addon anywhere! Is there a way to download it or add it to the box? Thank you!

    1. admin says

      Don’t you mean SportsDevil? You can install it through “Addon Installer” under Programs.

  26. Davinder Singh says

    i am unable to watch full screen movies or videos on the browser. I have Kodi MXQ Pro. Do not know what s wrong. Full screen button on the browser does not make the full screen. Do i need to install any app or it will never work on the browser.

    1. admin says

      On the browser? Why do you need to use the browser? You can watch anything through Kodi or an app like youtube. You may be trying to play flash players, which have some incompatibilities with mobile devices.

  27. Maria Anaya says

    Hello, I just received my tv box Kodi 16.0 or 16.1 and unfortunately I have not been able to stream or watch absolutely anything on my box/tv/kodi, I really would appreciate it if you could possibly give me a hand as to what am I doing wrong or what do I need to do to to get it to work please please please

    1. admin says

      Hi. Did you try Exodus? If exodus doesn’t work there is something wrong. Please make sure that your box is connected to the internet. Try to open chrome browser in your box and access any website to test if it’s a problem with internet.
      If the browser test works, try to update the addons. To update for e.g exodus, follow these steps:
      – Go to system
      – Addons
      – My Addons
      – Video Addons
      – Select Exodus
      – Click “Update”

      If your internet is working and exodus is updated, you should be able to access and stream without any problem.

      1. Misty says

        Where do you find exodus? I did those steps above? I can’t make a movie play either!

        1. admin says

          Follow the steps to install addon installer. Then open Addon Installer (located under Programms) -> search by name or author -> type exodus -> Click and install. Then you will find exodus under Video -> Video Addons.

  28. Becky says

    Recently purchased my ott box. All worked fine when upstairs plugged in had latest movies and add ons worked. Moved it downstairs and now the add ons won’t load it says uk turks playlist error check error log. I’ve tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it. Also updated exodus but still won’t work. Please help?

    1. admin says

      Can’t you access Exodus movies / series? Or just Uk Turk? On UK Turk you may be trying to access Geo Locked content that you can only unblock it using a VPN.

  29. Brad says

    Someone changed the custom domain to for channel 1. Since I can’t reset the box I was wondering what the original domain is for channel 1

  30. Raymond says

    Hi, I recently bought a MXQ Pro Box with all the Apps fully loaded onto it, I plugged in the Ethernet cable and HDMI and turned it on, Joy as it was working fine, I managed to start watching programs and films that I hadn’t been able to watch before via Exodus app and Phoenix app. However when I went to watch via Exodus late yesterday evening I had noticed that the Apps looked different and the Apps within the App was now missing, It looks as if it somehow reset to factory settings as I had to Addon Kodi app which I didn’t before.
    Does the MXQ Box upgrade in the background when not in use? How do I get the Exodus App to work as when I added it, it says no steaming available for Exodus? Do I need to do a full factory reset?

    1. admin says

      Hi there. The box doesnt update by it self. If you still have Exodus installed but it just stopped working, this solution should work for you:

      • Open Kodi
      • System
      • Add-ons
      • My Add-ons
      • Video Addons
      • Select Exodus
      • Update

      When an add-on stop working, just update it following the steps above 🙂

  31. Bob Boyle says

    Hi there your information was absolutely great and as a new box owner it helps me however in order to make changes as per your information ,could you inform me if I need to have any other connection on the box or do I just use the flicker in the same way .My wife is a great Coronation Street fan and is finding it very difficult to get the program and no doubt there is an easy way.. I appreciate your help and your information which is very good Thanks again Bob

    1. admin says

      Hi Bob. Thanks for appreciating my work in this blog. Can you please explain your problem in a different way, I didn’t understand.
      Cheers

  32. Cecilia says

    Hi I’ve just bought the Tonbux T11 , connected to wifi went on to kodi n genesis but won’t play any films , not in exodus either….anything that’s in my list of add ons won’t play…

    1. admin says

      Let’s make it work then.
      1- First thing to try is to go to kodi > system > add-ons > My Add-ons > video add-ons > click in the add-on that is failing > click update.
      The step 1 should fix, but if not, it means that your ISP (internet service provider) is blocking the these sources. To fix that:
      2- Subscribe the VPN that I recommend in the end of my article. The VPN will make your traffic anonymous and your ISP wont be able to block the streams anymore.

      If the solution 1 doesnt work, the solutions 2 will definitely work.

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    1. admin says

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  34. martyn jackson says

    hi admin i hope you can help me with a problem i have got, i bought a mx pro kodi box anyway somehow i messed it up so after hours of messing i went to factory settings and reinstalled the box everything seemed fine apart from when i clicked on kodi and i was empty so i clicked on add more but most were not English could not find any of my usual channels

    1. admin says

      Hi. When you click “add more” on kodi you will get just addons with 100% legal content. If you want addons to watch movies / series / channels you will need to install repositories or install the addon “Add-on Installer”. Add-on Installer is an easy way to install other add-ons, you just need to search for the addon and click to install. In this article I teach how to install the “Add-on Installer”, take a look 🙂

  35. Lochs says

    I set up KODI on a friends mxq pro box,it worked fine until my friend took the box home.Once he run kodi at his house none of the addons that worked 5 minutes earlier at my house worked (no streams/sources) he was connected to the internet,I went over and everything appeared fine..just no sources…please help

    1. admin says

      Hi Lochs. Looks like yours Friend ISP (internet service provider) is blocking him. In this post I recommend a VPN, take a look, that will fix your problem, because your ISP wont be able to track your traffic when is enabled.

  36. Keith jones says

    My TVs set hasn’t got a hdmi socket at the back can I use another lead or adapter

  37. Laura says

    Hi, I bought the box and when I plug it in I see blue lights but my tv does not recognize anything is plugged into the hdmi port and nothing pops up. I’ve tried multiple hdmi cords, power cords and even bought a different remote to try. No luck! Any advice? Thanks

    1. admin says

      Did you try to plug a laptop to your TV with HDMI cable and see if it works? The problem can be your TV HDMI ports…

  38. Gemma says

    Quick question i have a kodi box and it had all sorts already one when i bought it but i pressed a button and now ive lost everything what can i do to get channels back please

    1. admin says

      Hi. You now need to install your favourite addons. Here is a list with good addons https://www.bestdroidplayer.com/xbmc-android-tv-box-droidplayer/best-xbmc-apps-addons-for-your-android-tv-box/

  39. Monique says

    Hi, I’ve recently bought this box and it has kodi installed already, but it won’t let me watch anything, movies, cartoon, sports, tv channels, what can I try?

    1. admin says

      Try the Exodus addon. If it works, it means that the addons that you’re trying to access are geo blocked, so you need a VPN. If Exodus doesnt work, it means that you may need to update the addons, to do that go to settings – addons – my addons – vídeo addons – select the addons you want to update and press the update button.
      Hope it helped

  40. Sophie says

    I can’t get either remote to connect please help!!!

    1. admin says

      Which remote? The normal or the mini keyboard?
      1 – check the battery
      2 – For mini keyboard you will find a mini USB close to the battery, plug it in your box and turn your remote on.
      3 – if it still doesn’t work, contact the vendor.

  41. jason says

    I’ve downloaded fusion to my box wen I click on it I get network is not connected but wen it did work I downloaded phoenix to my box I watch a film turned my box off and now all I get is unplayable stream

    1. admin says

      Did you try more streams to see if you get the same error?
      If yes, tou may need to update the addon. go to settings – addons – my addons – video addons – select phoenix – update

  42. George Lorimer says

    Hi hope you can help I have a Mxq box I can not get into setting to connect for Internet what comes up is kodi setting.

    1. admin says

      To go to the settings of your box, you have to do it outside kodi, in your main screen.

  43. gary says

    hi how do you get live sports on your video you jump staight to digi tele and i cant find it anywhere

    1. admin says

      Hi. To watch sports you can use for example the addons: Filmon, sports devil, phoenix

  44. Stephanie says

    I’ve bought the ott tv box m9x..but when I go to GOtomovies or genesis or phoenix, when I click on movies, nothing shows. When I find movies on other apps (1channel) and click on it, it shows an error and states I should check the log. But where is that log?

    1. admin says

      Genesis is now discontinued. I recommend you to use Exodus. Phoenix always worked, you just may need to update it (go to settings – addons – my addons – video addons – Phoenix – Click Update.

      1channel is a geo locked addon, which means that you need a VPN like IPVanish. Exodus is not geo locked and for me its the best addon for movies and tv series.

  45. RS says

    I cant for the life of me get this to work anymore. When I first got it I had a few problems with some channels but generally Exodus worked, Stream all Sources and some others. But now none of them work. Generally I can get into the channel list and get into the genres or search or list by type etc, but then when I click one of these options it doesn’t load up any shows/movies.

    It’s notifying me of a system update but then says “check failed check your OTA argent”. I have no idea what this means. Please help :'(

    1. admin says

      That should mean that you need to update your box firmware. On the box main screen go to settings and you should find some update option.

  46. Jea says

    Can someone please explain why everything disappearing from my kodi. Movies and TV and everything that was there is no longer there .it’s getting very frustrating as there is nothing there for me to watch

    1. admin says

      Did you update kodi? when you update kodi, you loose the addons. But you can easily install the ones you like the most, using the Addon Installer. This addon should be under “Programs” addons in your kodi main navigation. With addon installer opened, just search for the addon you want to install and click to install it. If you dont have addon installer installed, here is the guide how to install Addon installer

  47. Frederica says

    Hi, I have Installed my box but when I Open one channel and click through no movies or TV shows show up?

    1. admin says

      Hi. 1Channel is a geo blocked addon, which means that you need a VPN to geo unblock it. I recommend IPVanish.
      But there is an awesome addon to watch movies and tv series that is not geo blocked – Exodus. Enjoy

  48. Kenny says

    What is the best add on for live tv

    1. admin says

      Freeview (add-on) and Filmon are very good for live TV

  49. Peta says

    I have just bought the Trongle X3 and with all the tutorials about i have managed to install addons. You guys are very clever and thank you for your time.
    The problem i have is turning it off. I click on the off on the bottom left of screen then it says exit and freezes. I have to know go back to the hdmi and change to watch tv. How can i stop this or is there another way to turn it off. Really appreciate your help cheers

    1. admin says

      Hi, Thanks!
      That happens a lot, but its not a problem! If you want to exit from kodi and go to the box main screen, just click in the home button in your box remote control. If you want to turn your box off, you don’t really need to close Kodi, you can just turn it off in the power button in your remote control. Hope it helped you.

  50. Darren says

    Hi got the mxq box recently , exodus is already installed on it and show box but I either get streaming unavailable or log file error , my dad has the same box which I Just go on videos and it searches through many providers to find any film and then plays it for you without any problems . Any ideas on what may be the problem ?

    1. admin says

      The solution is to use a VPN like IPVanish or use a addon that doesnt restrict by geolocation. I recommend the Exodus addon.

    2. Den Hough says

      Bet you and your dad have differnet broad band suppliers. BT wont allow the Kodi box to work on theirs.

      1. admin says

        If you use a VPN, your ISP won’t be able to block your traffic because they wont be able to track what you’re doing. Using a VPN is Legal. For more iformation take a look on this article https://www.bestdroidplayer.com/xbmc-android-tv-box-droidplayer/how-to-setup-vpn-kodi-unblock-add-ons-anonymous/

  51. donald says

    Hi
    each time i go into movies error comes up (check the log for more info)
    how do i get around this
    thanks

    1. admin says

      You should try an addon that doesnt use geolocation. An excellent addon: Exodus.
      Or if you want to watch content blocked by geolocation you need a VPN. I highly recommend IPVanish VPN.

  52. Barry says

    HI I have my android MXQ all set up but when I go to a Movie or show it will not connect due to URL?

    1. admin says

      Please use one of the best kodi addons 2016

  53. charlie kenny says

    iam thinking of buying android box what do do suggest
    sky has blocked the websites i used

    1. admin says

      I suggest the Preyda Q-box . Excellent price for the quality.
      Then I suggest you to use Exodus addon to watch movies / tv series, Sky wont block these sources.

  54. Rod says

    When you’re inputting your WiFi password, how do I get the keyboard on the screen, to go “upper case” so I can input numbers too? It seems that there is no field available to input numbers! So if your existing WiFi password contains any numbers, you can’t set this device up at all? What’s the solution, please?

    1. admin says

      well, you should have a button in the keyboard to change to numeric keyboard and a SHIFT (or up arrow) to change to uppercase

  55. Leslie bonner says

    Hi can not get key board up on m8s Kodi box to input Internet password ,can you help please.

    1. admin says

      try: Android settings > keyboards and input > default > turn OFF Hardware keyboard

  56. Mark says

    I’ve just bought an infinity tt TV box and I can’t even get bbc 1 I can’t get no channels films or anything. I did want to get rid of my Sky TV so I’ll be returning this waste of money pretty sharply unless you can help.

    1. admin says

      For movies and tv series install the addon Exodus in Kodi
      For freeview channels I suggest the Android App TV Player

      For other channels I suggest the Kodi addons UK Turk Playlist and Phoenix

  57. Ian says

    I cant get back to my home page. ive pressed the the home button and the return button but it only takes me back to my apps page. Any ideas?. Cheers Ian

    1. admin says

      Hi Ian. Please use our forum so everyone can help you

  58. Kerry says

    Hi just bought a Mxq box but once it’s plugged in it does not load past the mxq start up page. Any advice?

    1. admin says

      There is something wrong with your box. I recommend you to return the box and buy some box from the top listing in this blog.
      Please use our forum next time.

  59. Terry says

    I have an Mxq box and can watch films but can’t see how to down load

    1. admin says

      Kodi is to stream content, not to download. If you want to download and store in your box you can as well, but you need to download from a website / service that allow you to download the film. You can also use your PC to download and pass it to the box with an usb drive.

  60. amanda says

    some of my films have a tick next to them when i have watched them, but others dont after watching the film, how do i get all my films to have a tick next them after viewing

  61. Lisa says

    I can’t even input my wifi password. The remote control does not allow me to and the keyboard which came with the box doesn’t seem to respond to anything I do to it. Neither have come with any instructions … really frustrating

    1. admin says

      That’s odd.
      The keyboard has an usb in the back, plug it to the box, turn on the keyboard and you should be fine. If still doesnt work try to charge the keyboard, it has to work.

  62. Bevla says

    Hi can someone help please. We have purchased a tt gv box with the plan to watch programmes etc on it. However we have issues when we try to use 1 channel or Phoenix, it’s not actually playing anything. It shows the tv or movies option but keeps coming up with an error. I’m getting ready to throw this box out the window! I’ve see you have recommended IPVanish, how do I go about doing that so can use the box? Treat me like an idiot as I truly have no clue ?

    1. admin says

      Hi.
      It should be your internet provider blocking that sources. You can also try exodus addons, it may work 🙂
      If it doesnt work you should try a vpn. Yes I recommend IPVanish. You just need to find it in Play Store and install it. And then buy a plan with them which is very cheap and login in your app. Then to mask your IP you just need to select a country in the IPVanish app.

      Don’t through your box away, the VPN should work, but you can also try to change your internet service provider, virgin media is quite good 🙂

    2. bob says

      If you are with one of the big ISPs in the UK, have you remembered to turn off parental controls through your ISP account. If you have Virgin Cable, it is called Virus Safe. If you have Sky, theirs is called Sky Shield, etc.

  63. Lesley buxton says

    How do you install a vpn

    1. admin says

      Hi Lesley. Just go to the play store and search for the VPN that you want to install. I personally recommend IPVanish

  64. Gary says

    I’ve just bought one of these and plugged it in , the blue light is on but my to is just playing as normal , how do I get the box to work?

    1. admin says

      Did you connect to your TV by HDMI cable? Then you have to change to the right HDMI port in your TV remote

      1. Keta says

        You mean to connect the TV with the box? And than how to change it?

  65. Trudy says

    I have just got my mxq and when I go onto kodi, I get xfinity talk and nothing just blue screen, no option boxes like TV, movies,sports,system.
    How do I go to paradox, there’s nothing to go into system.. Help me please

    1. admin says

      Don’t you have the Kodi menu with vídeos, música, programa, etc? Thats really odd, but if so, I recommend you to uninstall kodi and install it again

  66. Maria says

    I have satellite which I want to cancel…I going to try and connect my kbox should I unplug the satellite when I try to connect the kbox to the TV. All I need to do connect the HDMI to the box and TV and plug it in is that right….I have xfinity for Wi-Fi will that work….

  67. Ivan says

    Hi there.
    I’ve setup an MXQ Kodi box and everything seems ok until I select a movie or YouTube etc.
    The following message appears: Upload Error.
    Can you please advise how this can be resolved.
    Much appreciated.

    1. admin says

      It looks like it’s some internet connection problem. Did you try to open Chrome Browser in you box and access a website? If it doesn’t work it can be because you didn’t put your wifi password correctly.

  68. al says

    Will a streaming box work on a 480 dpi tv

    1. admin says

      If your TV has a HDMI port, then yes you can.

  69. Bill says

    How can I get hobo for free.

  70. Alan says

    hello I have just got my Kodi box and I am following your instructions on loading the fusion add on, everything is fine until I click on Install from zip file. I don`t get the screen you do. All I get is 3 options
    start- here
    xbmc-repos
    xbmc-scripts

    If I click on any of these nothing happens HELP

    1. admin says

      You should click in start-here

  71. Ben says

    I bought the tonbux m8s and have had no preonlems with the video addons, but I cannot get TV to enable, I have followed many online videos on how to do it but it keeps failing and saying check log, can you help as this is so frustrating as trying to instal infusum too. Thanks

    1. admin says

      Did you install IP TV list? If you did everything alright you may need a VPN (I suggest IPVanish in the end of my articles).
      There are also many addons that gives you access to international channels. For example Phoenix and UK Turk Playlist

  72. Ray says

    Just bought XBMC MXQ box,have connected it to the HDMI input on the TV and plugged in and it wants to keep turning my tv on and off.Do I have to disconnect my Sky box?

    1. admin says

      That happens because when you switch the HDMI port with your TV Remote, the box gets a signal and turns on. What you can do is, when you finish with your box, switch to other HDMI port in your remote and then turn off your box. Another thing you can do is unplug the HDMI when you finish watching in your box, and then turn it off

  73. B Sparks says

    Hi I’ve just set up my MXQ quad core android 4.4 tv box which is supposedly jail broken.it’s all set up and connected to power and wifI however when I click into phoenix or movies no films come up we have kodi installed would it by my Internet provider who are blocking it? I’m in the UK and we have BT broadband
    many thanks

    1. admin says

      Did you try other plugins? You may need a VPN, I recommend IPVanish

      1. tomatojayne says

        I am in the uk and had trouble with primewire (1channel)… apparently some of the bigger service providers for broadband have blocked us using these. I tried the VPN suggested but made no difference at all.. however… I did find Exodus and that worked a treat 🙂 xxx

        1. admin says

          Primewire (1channel) is very hard to make it work. You will need to change the url in the settings. So just use Exodus, is much better and it always work! 🙂

  74. rachel says

    I have just bought one off these and it won’t turn on should I have got a plug adapter for it? In my box I got hdmi cable and the box

    1. admin says

      Hi Rachel. You need to plug a Power Adapter. Didn’t you get one in the box?
      Which tv box did you buy btw. The safest is to buy a box that we recommend in this blog.

  75. Terry. McMahon says

    Cannot get KODI as set up shows on YouTube please explain why not.

    1. admin says

      Hi Terry. Which box do you have? if you buy a box from a link shared by us in this blog, you’ll have kodi pre-installed, as we just recommend Boxes with kodi. Maybe you bought a box without Kodi installed, so I recommend you to search in youtube how to install it. It’s not that hard.

  76. M smith says

    I have deleted my android box back to factory settings, how can I get the box back to as it was when I first bought it as it has nothing on it now

    1. admin says

      You need to install kodi again. You can find many tutorials – search “how to install kodi in android tv box”
      Then you need to install your favourite add-ons, you can find here a list of good video add-ons Best kodi add-ons for your android tv box

  77. Sandie says

    I have recently returned to England and most of my apps have no content how do you set the box to the USA and what is the best for this

    1. admin says

      If the problem is the country, it should mean that is your new internet service provider that is blocking content. You can always use a VPN like IPVanish and set it to other country.
      Do you have Phoenix installed? if you don’t, before use a VPN, try to install it and see if it works for you.

  78. Li Harris says

    I cannot get this work work. I have loaded onto my TV and when trying to select the films it just whirs for literally a second saying loading then nothing more. Tried the other channels ie cartoons etc and nothing will load very disappointed as recommneded by three others and they had no problems at all.

    1. admin says

      That normally means that your internet provider is blocking the servers that provides that content.
      I suggest you to try other addons like phoenix, it normally works fine at least with virgin media. Project Free TV worth a try too.

      If it keeps blocking your content, I suggest you to use a VPN like IPVanish and choose USA to mask your IP. It will solve that.

      Hope I helped you, enjoy!

    2. Jeanna says

      Update the Genesis to Exodus

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