z

Free USPS Priority Shipping in the US on Orders Over $100

z

Search

z

Blog

We are sure you have heard of Youtube. Youtube is a video streaming platform where anyone can upload videos to and allow the world to view them. In this article  we will show you why Youtube is the most underrated streaming app around and why it is a great to use on your SkystreamX Android TV Box. But first a few crazy Youtube statistics. 1.3 Billion use Youtube all over the world. That is almost 19% of the entire world’s population! over 300 hours of video is uploaded to Youtube every minute. That is 18,000 hours of video uploaded every hour and over 432,000 hours uploaded each day! Over 3.25 Billion hours of video are watched on Youtube each month. That is over 78 Billion hours viewed each year! So let’s get down to why Youtube is so underrated and why it is so awesome to use on your SkystreamX Android TV Box. Hands down Youtube has the largest amount of streaming content in the world. With so much content there is something for everyone. While Youtube does not stream TV Shows and Movies, it has content on just about any subject. We will touch on just a few things you can find on Youtube. 4K Content on Youtube Youtube has a huge selection of 4K content. Maybe the largest in the world. Now this content is not the newest blockbuster as Youtube does not allow any copywritten content to be uploaded onto its site. But they have a ridiculous amount of beautiful 4K content from all over the world. From the beaches of Hawaii, to the skyscrapers in Dubai, Youtube has it in 4K. They also have lots of cook 4K drone footage. If you want to show of your brand new 4K TV to your friends, just type 4K into the search bar in Youtube and stream away.   Live News on Youtube Youtube recently rolled out a feature that allows users to live stream content onto Youtube. These streams are live when the user is live streaming them and then get turned into an on demand video after the live stream has ended. This has led many major news outlets to live stream large news events on Youtube as it reaches millions of people in real time. Simply type news,  live news or live into the search bar and start looking for news stories or live streams that interest you.   Hobby and Interest videos on Youtube This is one of our favorite types of streaming content on Youtube. Everyone has a hobby or something that they are interested in. Chances are if you are interested in it, other people are as well and there is a 99.9% chance that Youtube has tons of videos on whatever you are interested in. Don’t be scared, give it a try. We are pretty sure you will be blown away by how much cool content there is on whatever you are searching for. Cooking, Cars, Electronics, Golf, Interior Design, Photography,...

The post Youtube – The Most Underrated Streaming App for an Android TV Box appeared first on The Official SkyStream Android TV Box Blog.

If you are like most people, you will be wanting to watch Super Bowl 51 this Sunday. There are a few ways that you can do this without a cable subscription and we wanted to show you some ways to stream the Super Bowl this year. HD Antenna If you have one of our Amplified HD Antennas installed you can simply turn the channel to your local Fox station. This is by far the easiest way that you can watch Super Bowl 51 for free in HD. If you do not have one of our Local HD Antennas you can click the link below to order one. Amplified Local HD Antenna Fox Sports Go App Last year Super Bowl 50 was shown by CBS. They opened up their app so that everyone could stream the Super Bowl for free. CBS did encounter some server errors in the beginning of the game that led to most people not being able to view it and experience buffering. This was quickly fixed and was one of the largest streamed events of all time. This year Fox will be airing Super Bowl 51 and have chosen to do the same thing with their Fox Sports Go app (Please note that the Fox Sports Go app normally requires that you use your cable provider login to view any streams on the app and that they are only opening up the app to everyone for the Super Bowl). We hope that FOX has learned from the few small hiccups that CBS had and have prepared their servers to get slammed with traffic during the SuperBowl. So here is a quick tutorial on how to install the Fox Sports Go app. This will ONLY work using Wi-Fi, Please switch to Wi-Fi if you are on Ethernet or this will not work!!! Click on the Google Play Store App. If you have not already signed into Google Play you will need to login using your Gmail account information. If you do not have a Gmail account or Google Account you will be brought to a screen where you can create one.   Type “Fox Sports Go” into the search bar at the top of the Google Play Store. Click on the Fox Sports Go icon or click search and then click on the app.   Click on Install and then click on Accept when you see a pop up appear.   Once the App is done installing, click on Open.   You will now see a pop up telling you that location services need to be turned on. Click on Location Settings.   Make sure that Location is selected (Not Settings) and click on Just Once.   Use your Airmouse to click on the On / Off slider at the top right of the screen. Or use the standard remote and click down and up to highlight the On / Off slider and click the OK button.   Once Location is turned on, click on Mode.   Select Battery Saving....

The post How to Stream Super Bowl 51 2017 using the Fox Sports Go App appeared first on The Official SkyStream Android TV Box Blog.

    SkyStreamX, which offers the worlds best Android TV Boxes, was recently selected to join the Google Trusted Stores program. To help shoppers identify online merchants that offer a great shopping experience, the Google Trusted Store badge is awarded to e-commerce sites that demonstrate a track record of on-time shipping and excellent customer service. When visiting the SkystreamX website, shoppers will see a Google Trusted Store badge and can click on it for more information. Team Skystream is extremely proud to be recognized as a Google Trusted Store! From day one we have strived to offer the best shopping and customer service experience possible in the Android TV Box market. We are extremely happy to be recognized as a trusted store by one of the largest and most respected companies in the technology sector. We will continue to offer a top notch experience to all of our loyal customers! As an added benefit, when a shopper makes a purchase at a Google Trusted Store, they have the option to select free purchase protection from Google. Then in the unlikely event of an issue with their purchase, they can request Google’s help, and Google will work with SkyStreamX and the customer to address the issue. As part of this, Google offers up to $1,000 lifetime purchase protection for eligible purchases. Google Trusted Stores is entirely free, both for shoppers and for online stores. The program helps online stores like SkystreamX attract new customers, increase sales and differentiate themselves by showing off their excellent service via the badge on their websites.

The post www.skystreamx.com now recognized as Google Trusted Store! appeared first on The Official SkyStream Android TV Box Blog.

We wanted to write this article to show our deep appreciation to all of the awesome customers who have given us the privilege to help you Stream On! Since SkyStream Technologies was founded in late 2012 we have always been astounded at how loyal our customers are. It is always a pleasure to open up our email each morning and see so many complimentary messages. Emails that say “You guys are awesome, Thank you so much for the help!” or “This box is sweet, Keep up the good work!”, really make our day! Our awesome customers have written a combined 2,000 reviews on Amazon and helped keep all of our products above 4 stars! Our great customers have turned thousands of friends and family members onto SkyStream! You’ve shared our posts thousands of times and helped grow the SkyStream Family! When we started this company in late 2012 we had no idea how fast and large the company would grow. When we first started we bought 10 boxes on our credit card with no idea of how we were going to pay it off. Luckily, with help from friends and family we were able to sell those 10 boxes and order 20 more. Word quickly spread and we were now ordering 100 boxes at a time. The entire company was run out of a house. Orders were packaged and dropped off at the post office each day. Phone calls were taken on our cell phones and we answered emails on our home computers. Long story short, we were a very small company. But we decided a very long time ago that customer service was the number one priority! We’ve always believed that if you treat people well, they will treat you well in return. That belief has been proven correct every single day by each and every one of our wonderful customers! Sometimes we are just overwhelmed at how much of a family SkyStream has become. What started out as a side business has turned into a community of great people that grows each and every day. We just wanted to write this post to express how thankful we are! We are blessed with the worlds best customers! So thank you for being so awesome! Thank you for sharing our company with your friends and family! Thank you for writing such great reviews on our website and on Amazon! Thank you for helping others on our Forum and the My SkyStream Facebook page! Thank you for the kind messages you send us in our email! Thank you for sharing our Facebook posts with your friends! Thank you for everything you’ve done to help grow the SkyStream family! Without you we would not be here! We are forever indebted to you and eternally grateful! So from everyone here at Team SkyStream, THANK YOU FORM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS! As always, Stream On!  

The post A Huge Thanks to All of Our Awesome Customers! appeared first on The Official SkyStream Android TV Box Blog.

  • 2 min read

As you know, here at SkyStream we are all about saving people money. We thought we would share with you another way the Cable/Internet Company is making money from you each and every month and also how to save money each month. If you get Internet from a company, there is a very strong chance that you are also using one of the Modem/Routers that they gave to you when they had a technician come to your house and set up your service. Cable/Internet providers are not happy with just gouging you each and every month for cable alone, they also want to make money on the equipment that is used to deliver their service to you. Whether you know it or not, you are being charged each month for each cable box, DVR, and Modem/Router that is in your house. These fees are usually shown on your bill as equipment fees, DVR Rental, HD Cable Box, Modem Rental, Wi-Fi, and a lot of other names that are meant to not stand out on your bill. While you cannot get away from paying a rental fee each month for a proprietary cable box or DVR, you can purchase your own Modem/Router. I’ll admit that I was using the standard Modem/Router from my cable company for a year or so before I realized that I was getting the short end of the stick. I noticed that on my bill I had two separate fees each month for my Internet service. The first one was $5 rental fee for my Modem. The second fee was $4 for Wi-Fi. So, in essence I was paying $60 each month to use their modem, and another $48 each month for the Modem that I was already paying for to blast out Wi-Fi. I found it ridiculous that I was paying $108 each year to rent something and using one of its main features (Wi-Fi). So I began researching if I could purchase a Modem/Router that was compatible with my Internet service. I actually found that on my internet provider’s website they had a list of compatible routers that I could use for internet and Wi-Fi. I found that there were about 20 different models from which I could choose. I purchased one for $90 (I wanted the Mack Daddy), but there are many different models that can be bought for about $60. Please note – You will need to call your Internet provider once you have received your new modem so that they can provision it (Place it in their system as the modem that you have on your account and send it a signal so it will receive the internet from them.) Once you have the modem provisioned and it’s receiving Internet you may want to change the name and password for your new modem. This process is different for each modem, so please refer to your owner’s manual or quick start guide. IMPORTANT!!! – Make sure that you call your Internet provider and have...

The post How to Save Money Each Month on your Internet Bill! appeared first on The Official SkyStream Android TV Box Blog.

If you have a Cable or Satellite provider for your TV, then I am sure you love getting your monthly bill each month and sending them you’re hard earned money. But have you ever sat down and really looked at your Cable TV Bill closely? You have probably glanced at it and noticed that there are about 15 mines items on each bill. Seems a little bit odd considering you only get cable and internet form them right? So what are all of those other lines items on your bill? These are what the Cable and Satellite companies call “Additional Services.” But you only get TV and Internet right? So what additional services are you paying for each and every month? Keep reading to find out. The first line item on your bill is probably your handy dandy TV bundle. This is your monthly cost for standard channels, basic channels, digital services and Channel Guide. Please keep in mind that this is usually your promotional package price. This line item is normally the one that goes up each and every year. Also keep in mind if you got a promotional offer for 12 or 24 months that this price is guaranteed to go up dramatically after that period of time is over. The second line item on your Cable or Satellite TV bill is usually your “Ultra Super Mega Turbo Lighting High Speed Broadband Internet.” This is the service that they call and send you fliers for trying to get you to upgrade for a nominally monthly charge of over $15. So that should sum up your bill right? That’s all you should be paying for right? Not exactly, the cable company needs to make a larger profit so they nickel and dime you to death so they can post record profits. But what else can they charge me for each month? I only get TV and Internet? Read on and I’ll tell you. HD Channels – You think your TV provider is giving you all of those great HD channels for free? Think again. You are probably paying an extra $8-15 extra per month for those HD channels. I bet you thought that was included in your bundle. Think again. HD Receiver – How do you receive those HD channels you are paying for each month? With a premium HD receiver of course.  What is premium about it? It’s premium because you pay an $8-15 premium for the privilege to use the cable company’s hardware necessary to receive their services. DVR – You’ve got your HD Channels, and your HD receiver but how are you going to record your favorite shows? With an upgraded Premium DVR Box courtesy of your cable or satellite TV provider of course. Your premium DVR HD Ultra Premium box will normally set you back $5-10 each month. Additional Boxes – You probably have more than one TV in your house. So how are you going to enjoy all of your HD channels on every...

The post Deciphering your Cable TV Bill appeared first on The Official SkyStream Android TV Box Blog.

The first of course will be trusty old cable TV. Cable is like your friend from high school. You know the one who is generally reliable but is always asking you to borrow money. He never repays his debt to you, but since you’ve known him for a long time you never call him out for owing you money. You don’t really like him that much anymore, but you’re comfortable with him and you think you will hurt his feelings if you tell him to take a hike. In reality, the cable company does not care about you or loyalty to them. Their main objective is to generate as much income as they possible can from each subscriber. Hence calls and mailers offering seemingly great deals if you “Bundle” your services, Add a phone line, up your internet speed and add premium channels. Why are they always raising there prices on you each year and always trying to up sell you? The Cable companies know that they have a limited amount of customers. Most people who use cable already have it. So the only way to increase revenue is to charge more for there services or convince you to add services. Another reason they are always trying to reach into your pockets is that they exactly what I know. Cable is becoming a thing of the past. The internet has a thing for making things obsolete and fast. There is a great article in your local newspaper and favorite magazine. Oh wait, you don’t receive those anymore because they are all online. See my point? Cable companies know that streaming media is the wave of the future. They are quickly becoming the CD of the music industry. Once great but now obsolete. But you’ve had cable for years. You even pay extra for premium channels and a phone line. Surely they will appreciate your loyalty and give you there new promotional offer price that you saw on TV for new subscribers right? Good luck with that one chief. The most popular responses you will get from the cable company after waiting on hold forever will be something like this. “I’m sorry sir or ma’am. That promotion is only for new customers. However we have a special package for existing customers. If you upgrade to our super awesome turbo boosted internet speed, add a second phone line and add a home security system your monthly fee will only be $249.99 for the first 12 months. ” Sound familiar? I have been there as well. I felt as if they only valued me when they can up my bill. And that is exactly the case. You are a dollar symbol to them and you are allowing it because you are comfortable and feel it will be painful to switch. I was in your same position almost a year ago. I received Cable, HD, DVR and Internet from one of the major cable companies. With a few boxes and a couple of premium...

The post Cable TV – The Greedy Old Dinosaur appeared first on The Official SkyStream Android TV Box Blog.

The SkyStream Android TV Box will make your TV become a smart TV and make it come to life by giving it programs and apps that you can really use every day. With access to the Google Play Store and the Android App Store, there is no way your TV is not going to be flooded with games and applications that will be fun and helpful every day! Download apps from the Google Play Store right to the SkyStream Android TV Box and have complete access to them right through your TV. From web browsers to games, and office apps to music players, your TV is getting an upgrade to “Smart”! It’s as simple as turning on your TV, going to the Google Play Store and searching for apps that you want to install. Pandora, Netflix, Hulu, the list can go on and on. If you think it may be on there, you will be able to find it – no question asked. Download your favorite social media site like Facebook or Twitter and have access to it right from your couch. If you’re looking for a web browser on your TV, look no further. Our built in web browser makes you feel like your sitting in front of your computer. Web browser such as Google Chrome, Opera and more allow you to surf using your favorite browser, almost like you never left your desk. So if you are looking for a cool gadget that is going to turn your TV into the ultimate multimedia gateway allowing an “un-smart” TV to turn into a smart TV – You have come to the right spot. Get your SkyStream Android TV Box and experience the smartest TV on earth!

The post Turn Your TV into a Smart TV with SkyStream Android TV Box appeared first on The Official SkyStream Android TV Box Blog.