Watch TV should be easy. And fun! Watch TV in 2016 is a bit different than for only 2-3 years ago. Everything is there to watch on the the net-at all the time.
To create a mediacenter was something that previously only nerds were up to in their spare time. But in recent years it has become more and more in the public domain.
Easier to set up, and more features have made programs like Kodi and Plex very popular. Now you can integrate your favorite channels in the same package.
Along with HBO, Netflix, Spotify and YouTube. And were you aware that it’s easy to get free Premier League, NBA, NFL and NHL?
It’s time to cut the cable to your TV provider.
SNiiK is going to help you out a little bit.
Cut The Cord. Off we go!
SNiiK cuting the cable
VOYO Windows 10 Mini PC
W10 is on fire theese the days. And with every right. China basicly throws affordable, small Windows 10 PC ‘ for us to use. SNiiK ordered a small one from GearBeast. A delicacy named VOYO v2. Cost me $ 60 on sale.
Gpu: Intel HD
Graphic Cpu: Intel Baytrail T Z3735
Core: Quad Core
RAM: 2 gb
Rooms: 32 gb
Video Format: 1080 p, 4 k
WiFi: IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0
Interface: Micro USB, HDMI, USB 2.0, RJ45
Product Weight: 0.230 kg
Package Weight: 0.522 kg
Product Size (L x W x H): 8.1 x 5.2 x 1.6 cm/5.15 x 3.26 x 0.63 inches
Package Size (L x W x H): 15 x 10 x 3 cm/5.90 x 3.93 x 1.18 inches
Other Features: 5000mAh Lithium Battery
(Yep-Copy/Paste from the vendor)
Not a PC you edit film or other heavy tasks. But more than enough for our use- as you will see.
The plan was to set up the new MiniPC as a media centre. So, all said and done. Kodi was installed. (The latest version of Kodi, Isengard 9.4). Kodi synced up to SNiiK HQ network drive (Synology NAS).
Now, we need proof!
720, 1080, 4K all play nice and wonderful. No buffering. On WiFi! Stylish!
Silk-soft menus. Simply gorgeous.
To control the glory we downloaded the Benzle App. A keyboard/mouse/trackpad right there on your smartphone or tablet.
Now we’re going to tweeke!
Boot to Kodi.
We wanted Kodi start per automation when the computer is switched on. A program, called Launcher4Kodi fixes it. Can be downloaded here.
Now we will be able to control Kodi with our usual remote control or our multiremote. All we need is a small beautiful gadget named ««Flirc.
Flirc is an infrared receiver that you put in the USB port of your computer. It is very simple to program the litle stick to all our needs, to control Kodi that is. Flirc works with just any remote. Runs like a charm with SNiiKs Weapon of Choice- The Logitech Harmony One-control. Read more about ««Flirc here.
Most of the Theme ‘ tends out to be a little bit of -90’s. Way to glammy- if you ask S. But we found three nice ones for you to check out.
Confluence Flat-Original Kodi. This one’s used in the SNiiK HQ. A slightly more modern, flatter version of Kodi’s original theme. Download here.
Arctic Zephyr A killer theme. The SNiiK back-up-theme. Here they dropped all jiggle, shadows, and gradients. Download here.
AppTV an Apple TV like theme. Something for the ladies, maybe. Download here.
The first thing we look for when we are going to install AddOns is football from England. And we want it to free of charge, right? And- sure t hing! There is a great option out there for you guys:
There is an addOn called RoboCop that streams ALL Premier League matches. IN HD!
As free as free can be. The source of the treat is the Premier League Pass. It means all at 15:00- matches. With English comments.
We are being served in 720p quality. Each game comes with three different streams. Here you will find an excellent tutorial, step-by-step guide, how to make this happen. Believe me- it’s not hard. You will be amazed.
Thats it for today.
Stay tuned to SNiiK.
Coming soon- the guide for Netflix, HBO, NHL, NFL, NBA Spotify and more. All right there in your new media centre. Cheers.