Android TV Box Tips and Tricks

The best way to connect an Android TV Box to your surround sound system

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First things first, this is not a step by step tutorial. We do not provide support on setting up sound systems as there are simply too many variables. Everyone has a different set up, different needs and different way to get surround sound. This article will show you some different ways that you can get the sound from your Android TV box to your surround sound receiver or sound bar. Android TV Box Sound – HDMI Directly to TV Input While this is not for getting the sound to an external receiver we wanted to cover it to be thorough. By...

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How to optimize your home internet network for streaming

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So you have finally taken the plunge and started streaming tons of great video content. Now that you have joined millions of other streaming fanatics across the world the next thing you need to do is optimize your home internet network so you have the best streaming experience possible. Internet is everything! Streaming anything from a song to a 4K movie relies on internet speed and a reliable connection. If you are missing either of those you are going to have a bad streaming experience. We will elaborate more on what a reliable internet connection is later on when we cover...

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What is buffering? Why does it happen? How can I minimize it?

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There are a lot of misconceptions in the streaming world about what buffering is, what causes it, why it happens and how to help avoid it. So we wanted to write an article addressing some of the causes of buffering and how to help minimize it, Please note that I did not say eliminate it as this is impossible. But before we get into the buffering discussion I want to explain a little bit of how streaming actually works and explain what is happening behind the scenes when you click on something to stream. So let’s go through what happens...

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What is a VPN and do you need one?

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What is a VPN and do you need one? A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a service or program that does a few different things to make your Internet usage more secure.  We could go into a long winded 20 page article on how exactly a VPN works, but we are not network engineers. Nor do we think that our user would be interested in all of the nuts and bolts. So we will keep it as short as possible. IPVanish VPN Service Express VPN Service When you’re on your computer at home and click on a website link,...
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