How to speed up your Android TV Box
We wanted to introduce you to a little known feature on the Skystream Android TV Boxes. This is a small feature that can help speed up your X4 or X5 if you open a lot of apps. This feature is very similar to a task killer or app closer that you see on many Android phones and tablets.
What this “Task Killer” does is close any apps that are running in the background and hogging the devices RAM. Both the X4 & X5 are very fast Android Boxes and do not need this feature to run fast all of the time. But we thought that we would include it for people who open lots of different apps on a daily basis.
Most users will not notice a speed increase due to the fact that both the X4 and X5 Android TV Boxes have very fast quad core processors and have 2 GB of RAM which is more than enough. But if you want to run this task killer we will list out the instructions below.
To run the Task Killer you simply need to press and hold the menu button on your Skystream Remote Control. The menu button is the button with 3 horizontal lines on it.
When you press and hold the menu button you will see a neat little space ship blasting off. Then you will see a small pop up at the bottom of the screen telling you how much RAM was freed by killing some of the background applications.
This is definitely not a mandatory thing that you have to do. But if you use many different applications on a daily basis you may find it useful.
IMPORTANT – This should not be done while Kodi is running. This is not a substitute for Closing Kodi Properly. If you do not close Kodi properly you will eventually run into problems. So please do not use this as a substitute for closing Kodi properly.