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FAQ / Subtitles, How to use
« Last post by Michael Spencer on March 16, 2016, 07:41:03 AM »
How do I turn on/off subtitles?
•  To install subtitles for a video.  Push ok while watching the movie or show, scroll right to the oval with a line and download subtitle if available.
•  Press the Subtitles button on your remote or if using a keyboard remotes use the letter “T”.
•  Some subtitles are hard coded into the stream and therefore unable to be turned off.
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FAQ / Trouble Shooting Steps For Non Working Boxes.
« Last post by Spencer @StreamSmart on March 06, 2016, 02:52:52 PM »
1. Press home on remote(this is either a little green alien or a house depending on your remote) then scroll right and Go to OTA and see if you have an update available. If you do hit yes then follow the directions and you are all set. If no update is available go to step number two.

2. Do a speed test on your streamsmart, not another device. If you get the network communication error your box isn't connected to the internet. Try resetting your router by unplugging the power cord for ten seconds.
How do I run a speedtest?
From the home screen scroll to "StreamSmart Tools" then speedtest.  When you are prompted to begin test, press the cursor button on your remote then use the arrows to select the button. When you are done simply press the cursor button and arrow again to turn the cursor off. 

If you run the speed test and get less then 20mgs click on these links to trouble shoot your router.

http://forum.streamsmart.tv/index.php?topic=928.0
http://forum.streamsmart.tv/index.php?topic=923.0

If you run the speed test and the results are over 20mgs and your OTA doesn't have any available updates and your still having problems try step three then four.

3. Clear data in Kodi.
http://forum.streamsmart.tv/index.php?topic=949.0

4. Factory reset your box.
http://forum.streamsmart.tv/index.php?topic=949.0

If you follow all these steps and still are having problems contact us through our support page on Facebook and be sure to let us know you did all these steps and what the results were.
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FAQ / How do I optimize Performance on my StreamSmart?
« Last post by Michael Spencer on February 09, 2016, 10:13:25 PM »
How do i optimize the performance on my StreamSmart?

1st Step is to do a Speedtest on your box.  This is critical that you run the speedtest on your box and not on your phone or computer as we are testing the signal that the box is receiving.
Need help running a speedtest? Watch our speedtest video http://www.streamsmart.tv/videos/

2nd Step if you don't like the results then check out the modem & routers section here in the forum for tips & tricks on improving your router's performance.
http://forum.streamsmart.tv/index.php?topic=923.0

What else can i do?
• You can clean your system by entering the media center and then scrolling to the System Tab.  Now press down once and choose the clean option.

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FAQ / Re: How do i add Classic Arcade Games on my StreamSmart?
« Last post by Michael Spencer on February 09, 2016, 09:06:06 PM »
If you want more details then do a keyword search for this on our Facebook page to see responses from other users. I would search "emulator" in the group.
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FAQ / How do i add Classic Arcade Games on my StreamSmart?
« Last post by Michael Spencer on February 09, 2016, 05:23:20 PM »
Want to have classic Arcade games on your StreamSmart?

This is for VERY ADVANCED users!!!  This is NOT supported by StreamSmart and we do not troubleshoot on this topic, but here are the steps to get you started.  Note: (You will need to research and find the games & emulators on your own as this is not supported not condoned)...

* Props to Henson for the detailed description and "How To Instructions listed below"...

1) Connect your wireless gaming remote (controller that uses a USB dongle is recommended)
2) Download the emulators from the play store
3) Download the ROM's that you legally own or have purchased the rights to. You need to use the ROMS for the gaming system emulator you downloaded then load them on a SD card. (This is the part you will need to research on your own) If you own the game you can download the ROM. If not this may be a violation of the law.
4) Insert the SD card into your StreamSmart.
5) Open the emulator app and configure your controller to the app
6) Choose the folder where you saved your ROM's and choose a game. By choosing a game right away, the app will default to that folder when opening the emulator.
7) Back out of the game.
8 ) Go into your emulator settings and configure your controller buttons mappings to the app
You're Done...

* Note: Anytime you do a factory reset or firmware update, you'll need to reconfigure again
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General Info / Re: StreamSmart vs Firesticks vs Roku
« Last post by Spencer @StreamSmart on February 08, 2016, 06:59:04 PM »
I would like to add to this, for all current StreamSmart customers imagine if every time you ran the wizard to update your StreamSmart instead you had to take your Fire Stick into the person to reload it or send it to them in the mail. How crazy would that be??

Also something Fire Stick sellers don't tell their customers is that when it needs to be reloaded they charge you more money to do it!! StreamSmart has zero cost after purchase, we will never charge our customers for updates that by the way we do on a daily basis as anyone advanced in Kodi knows it changes that fast. The only way someone with a Fire Stick could keep us with us is to have the stick reloaded everyday but that's impossible!

So sure you might only pay a few bucks for one but after paying to have it reloaded a few times you are at the cost of a StreamSmart. Bottom line is anyone selling a Fire Stick is a small time one man show trying to make a quick buck, you get what you pay for. Everyone knows that, when you buy StreamSmart you can buy with confidence.

Last but not least nobody has our channel lineup with our premium add-ons that would cost end users over $80 a month for free on StreamSmart!
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General Info / StreamSmart News Letter
« Last post by Spencer @StreamSmart on January 25, 2016, 06:10:31 PM »
Register on this forum to join our news letter where we send out important updates, new products, and much more!
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The Video and Sound seem to be out of Sync.
•  Occasionally a stream may have sync issues. If this occurs you can either select another stream or you can adjust the audio to sync with the video by pushing okay, scroll right to the audio and adjust the sync.
•  You can also push A on the keyboard remote or the Audio button on your standard remote. 
•  If your audio always seems to be off. Then 1st reset your router.  If the problem still exists and you do not have really slow internet then you need to go into Kodi settings and enable MediaCodec in the hardware accelerators.

I'm getting video but no sound
•  1st make sure your volume is turned up on both your StreamSmart and your TV.  If still no sound proceed to next:

Next try pressing the green mute button on the top corner of the remote in case you accidentally pushed mute.

If that doesn't work, follow these steps:

Press the Android home button on remote / Settings / Advanced /More Settings /  Sound / Volume / Turn up volume 75-80%.
 Push the android home button, scroll right to sound output and adjust your settings. If you are using Optical for Audio – Change setting to SPDIF.  If using HDMI leave this as PCM , Auto or HDMI Pass through (for 5.1 or 7.1 surround).
Still no sound?
Go to StreamSmart Tools and Reinstall #5.

No sound after OTA update
•  Press home button, turn up volume on your remote about 3/4 of the way, then go back into the media center.

How do I get surround sound?
•  Kodi will play the stream for you in surround automatically if it's available. Follow the steps here Push Home button on remote. scroll right to sound output to adjust settings. If you are using Optical for Audio – Change setting to SPDIF.  For HDMI leave this as PCM , Auto or HDMI Pass through (for 5.1 or 7.1 surround).
•  For the best sound quality use premium links such as Real-Debrid.  Click the link below to learn more about Real-Debrid.
http://forum.streamsmart.tv/index.php?topic=996.0

If you are thinking about changing the 2.0 channel to 5 or 7, beware that this works for some but not all. If you change this setting, be sure to test a movie in HD with HQ or HD audio (ideally a Real-Debrid link with 5.1 test sound prior to changing and then test again immediately after changing.  If sound has diminished or not working at all after making this change, simply revert the setting back to 2.0.  Note: Some users experience stuttering or freezing of the remote when changing this speaker setting.  Press the power button if this happens and once you enter kodi again adjust the speaker setting again.
To change your setting to 5.1 or 7.1, enter kodi/ click the systems tab / then system / audio output. Change the number of channels to 5.1 or 7.1.  Then scroll down and enable passthrough, keep scrolling down and enable DTS compatible if your receiver supports DTS.

How do I Pair my Bluetooth to my box?
•  Click the android home button on remote/go to advanced/more settings/Bluetooth
The android home screen is the screen that your streamsmart boots to when you turn your streamsmart on.  This button is either a green alien or a house depending on your remote.

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FAQ / How can i change my time & date?
« Last post by Michael Spencer on January 23, 2016, 02:49:39 PM »
My Date and Time keep resetting
•  Press home on remote goto  time/date and  change zone/ turn off auto and turn it back on just to confirm it read your suggestion. Do this for both timezone settings.

Did you follow the step in Bold to "turn auto off and back on"?

How do I set my weather to my city?
•  You can change your weather.  You just have to turn the setting off then set it.  Setting has on for auto set and off for manual set. Home button/weather/press ok to turn off/press down twice to United States/ press ok/press right to city/scroll down to city /press ok/press right to confirm/press ok.

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FAQ / Reset my StreamSmart (clear data, factory reset and hard pin reset)
« Last post by Michael Spencer on January 23, 2016, 01:53:18 PM »
Sometimes like any electronic you may have the need to do a fresh install of your software.  We will most likely direct you to this point from the Facebook support but here are the steps to follow.

My box froze
•  This is fixed by double clicking the red kodi button on your remote.  Or if you use a keyboard press FN+F11.

How do you clear KODI Data?
•  Press home button on remote/streamsmart tools/clear data. Now press home button, go back into media center and run your wizard.

How do you do a factory reset?
•  Press home button on remote/streamsmart tools/factory reset/yes. Now press home button, go back into media center and run your wizard.

How to Hard Pin Reset my box
• Unplug Your box
• Stick a Paperclip or tiny round tip screwdriver in the back right hand side of the box. (You will notice a small hole)
• Plug box back in to power and hold the pin down for 8-10 seconds.
• Release the pin/ choose "wipe data-factory reset"/yes wipe all data.
• When this is done choose "reboot"
Prefer to watch a video of this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHKKC0ROcto
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