An Android TV box has the ability to transform any TV into a smart TV, giving users access to television shows, live sports, and movies as well as a multitude of applications and games. The multimedia device can also play music and offers a Web browser for access to the Internet. In order to utilize the benefits of an Android TV box, it is important to understand how to work the device properly.
Set Up Wi-Fi
In order to use the Android TV box, the device must have access to an open Internet connection. Most Android TV boxes have the ability to connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection. Using a Wi-Fi connection requires a Wi-Fi router and active Internet service. To connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi connection, click on the settings icon, and select Wi-Fi from the menu options. After selecting the Wi-Fi menu option, choose the desired router. After entering the correct password, look for the Wi-Fi symbol to appear in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Get Familiar With Kodi
The Kodi interface is a media center that allows you to select a desired type of media. Kodi features a home screen that offers movies, TV shows, settings, and other custom options. You must be familiar with how the Kodi functions in order to use the TV box properly. Making a selection on the Kodi screen requires using the remote control to select music, Movie, and other types of media. The Kodi is customizable using different skins, and requires some basic knowledge to navigate easily.
Use a Wireless Keyboard
Using a wireless keyboard instead of the remote control adds convenience to the browsing experience. The wireless keyboard makes entering text and searching for media on the TV box easier. Most wireless keyboards include a touchpad mouse, which removes the need to scroll through text to make a desired selection.
Access the Google Play Store
The Google Play Store provides applications, streaming services, and games for the Android TV box. As of 2015, TV brands such as Sharp and Sony are combining Android TV with their smart TV models. These smart TVs have access to the Google Play Store and Android TV from various sources that include TV tuners and HDMI receivers. Using the Google Play Store improves the Android TV experience.