6 Android TV Tips & Tricks for MAXIMUM AWESOMENESS

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Your Android TV is already a pretty great device, but it has a few hidden tricks up its sleeves that you can use to get the most out of your Android TV experience. Luckily, these tips and tricks are simple and straightforward, so it’s easy to implement them.

In this video:
0:00 – Overview
0:39 – Bluetooth controllers
1:35 – Sideloading apps
3:30 – Phone as remote
4:05 – Built-in Chromecast
4:56 – Customize home screen
5:32 – Optimize storage space


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23 Replies to “6 Android TV Tips & Tricks for MAXIMUM AWESOMENESS”

  1. Jav C

    Great video. I am here for the storage space suggestions. I have the Sony X900H and the storage is only 4GB. Do you have a video how I can add storage so I can continue to add apps? Right now I get an error message that won't allow me to add more apps because I am out of space-WTH

  2. Dark Nite

    Android tv play store should have the ability to rate an app or even write a review to let the app developer know whats wrong with it and help improve it…

  3. Gaming Brawler31

    Do you know any cloud gaming services that are officially supported I have the internet but I can't afford buying a console or a PC to play games too expensive and especially games. I have a part time job and my grandparents told me I have to buy all my games stuff so I was wondering if any cloud gaming services supported android TV thanks!

  4. Darth Stewie

    0:03 No my Android TV Box isn't great and I'm returning it after using for two months (it was provided by my ISP for a monthly charge along with 100 GB extra data). But I'm planning to buy a new more powerful one preferably without a crap skin over the stock Android TV.

  5. Kevin B.

    I have an NVIDIA Shield TV Pro and a TiVo Stream 4K. I didn't have any issues getting a DualShock 4 to pair with the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro, but I can't for the life of me get one to pair with the Tivo Stream 4K. Does anyone here with a TiVo Stream 4K have any tips on getting a DualShock 4 to pair, assuming you needed to do anything outside of the norm?

  6. Robert Fletcher

    One of the best upgrades I've done to my TiVo Stream 4k is connect a portable keyboard/touchpad. As Craig says, using a remote to type in keys is very clunky. Also, the touchpad helps me with side loaded apps that don't work well with a remote.

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