We feel that we have an amazing product. The Element Android TV Boxes allow you to cut your cable bills and still enjoy an unlimited amount of Movies and TV shows. Not to mention the fact that you can watch tons of live sports and live TV.
As with any other amazing product, there are ways to make your experience more enjoyable. We wanted to give you some tips and tricks that should help make your streaming experience even better. These will hopefully spare you some of the headaches that can arise from not following these guidelines.
USE MULTIPLE ADD-ONS IN KODI
This is one of the most important pieces of advice we can give. We know that add-ons like Exodus and Phoenix are some of the best and most consistent add-ons. However, add-ons go down all of the time and no add-ons are immune to this, even the most popular or reliable ones. If you are looking for alternatives for the ones you use now, check out our article on the best add-ons for what you want to watch. Again, we can’t stress this enough, don’t get married to one add-on. Get familiar with a couple of them so that you are prepared if one does go down.
ALWAYS CLOSE KODI CORRECTLY
Kodi is amazingly diverse and capable program that can perform all kinds of different functions. From playing movies and songs from a local network, to streaming unlimited content, it’s amazing. Like any other program though, it does have its quirks. One of these stems from not clicking the “power” button in the lower left hand corner of the Kodi home screen. Not clicking this button causes Kodi to continue running in the background. The result of this is the dreaded “Blank Screen” in Kodi. This one is so easy to prevent. Simply click the power button, then click “exit” when the pop-up shows. This simple exit can prevent many quirks in Kodi.
RESET YOUR ROUTER OFTEN OR USE ETHERNET IF POSSIBLE
With so many people dependent on streaming as their only source of entertainment, WiFi connections are being tested as they never have before. The great thing is that WiFi speeds are increasing while the cost is decreasing for the most part. No WiFi connection is completely perfect and there are many variables that can affect the signal. We recommend placing your Element Android TV Box within 10 feet of your WiFi router if possible. If this is not possible, make sure your router is being reset weekly to make sure it is working efficiently. Another option is using an Ethernet connection if possible. This can eliminate the variations of WiFi. If the Element Android TV Box is your main means of entertainment, it is worth making sure it has the most reliable connection.
KNOW THAT LIVE TV LINKS IN KODI MAY NOT ALWAYS WORK
Live TV in Kodi is not always the most reliable source for live TV. These add-ons and links rely on links that are constantly being changed or taken down. We recommend the approach of “hope for the best, plan for the worst”. The live TV streams can be great, and many of them work fine. To make sure the worst case scenario does not happen, we recommend getting an HD Antenna to supplement the streams for your Element Android TV Box. If you do not get one from us, get one! These Antennas offer amazing quality live TV and local channels that you will not find in Kodi.
SHARE BEST PRACTICES
Another one of the most important tips is to share with the community. If something is working great for you, or you’ve figured out a great workaround or shortcut…SHARE IT! Most likely it will help someone as much as it has helped you. Look at our Blog posts to see what we’ve posted. If you have anything you would like to see us write about, let us know that as well.
We hope that this helps you enjoy your amazing Element Android TV Box even more! We could not do this without you, and we love to hear your feedback. Follow the above tips to make sure you get the most out of your purchase. At the very least, you will get more time streaming your favorite Movies and TV shows, which we think is a great thing.