• Mr Toasty

Smart Living begins with a Smart TV

Updated: Dec 28, 2018

Your go-to-guide for setting your Xiaomi TV or any other android TV for the matter. Please reach out to us if you have a better way to install the apps listed or if you know of other more amazing apps!


In this guide, we will teach you how to change your Xiaomi TV to English and how to install apps from APK. After that we will list all the cool apps we scoured the web to find.


Changing Xiaomi TV to English

1st way (recommended):

From:

https://www.cnx-software.com/2016/04/12/how-to-change-language-to-english-and-install-apps-remotely-on-xiaomi-mi-box-3-enhanced/

1. Connect to wifi

2. Use your computer to download Shafa Market apk and copy it to USB flash drive

3. Insert flashdrive into TV

4. Select the left button to enter the file manager

5. Open the flash drive folder and click ontp Shafa market apk

6. Select the left button to enable installation of apk

7. Change android setting to allow apk to be installed from a different source

8. Go back and select open to launch Shafa Market

9. Select 我的应用 (My Apps) on the top menu, and click on the Settings (设置) button.

10. Select the language and input menu with a Globe icon

11. Change to English

12. Do the same to keyboard language

13. Reboot


2nd way:

From: https://www.techgovt.com/how-to-change-xiaomi-mi-tv-4a-language-to-english/

1. Download “Settings.apk” file

2. Transfer file to USB drive

3. Connect USB to tv using USB port on the back panel

4. Turn on tv and select icon with USB drive and select it

5. Start settings.apk file

6. Install the file

7. Go to android settings menu-> personal->select language->input


How to install apps on a Xiaomi TV

There are many ways to install apps on a Xiaomi TV. I will list a few ways to install apps below.


1st way: With a web browser

This is my favourite way to install apps because we can simply install without any other devices. To set up, we would need to get a browser. For me, I personally like the Brave Browser.

1. Use your computer to download Brave apk and copy it to USB flash drive

2. Insert flashdrive into TV

3. Select the left button to enter the file manager

4. Open the flash drive folder and click onto Brave apk

5. Select the left button to enable installation of apk

6. Change android setting to allow apk to be installed from a different source

7. Go back and select open to launch Brave

8. Simply Google any app on your browser and choose the APK and install


2nd way: Installing with Shafa market

1. Go to shafamarket -> tools-> remote Install

2. You will be given a URL to conveniently install android apps from your web browser

3. Click the green button and select the apk and it will be uploaded into the box for installation


3rd way: To install apps using apk easily: using APK downloader

https://www.cnx-software.com/2014/07/29/apk-downloader-retrieves-an-app-apk-with-its-google-play-link/

1. Copy URL of app in google play website

2. Generate download link on APK downloader website

3. Or use the Chrome APK downloader add on



Great apps to install on a Xiaomi TV

The goal of listing these apps here is to aggregate knowledge from public domain and Toasty Living does not have any links with these apps.

1. Netflix

2. Brave browser (personally i love using Brave because it uses less ram)

3. Kodi (Kodi add-ons are very powerful and a tutorial will be written soon)

4. ES File Explorer (to manage your files)

5. Spotify (for your music if you have a subscription)

6. Smart Youtube TV (Normal youtube app does not work well on TV)

7. VLC player (Supports most file types)

8. Aptoide TV (This is something like a Google Play Store)

9. Terrarium TV (Great asset to source for streaming links that connects to your tv media player. Can download from Aptoide TV)

10. Movie HD - how to get active code : Log in to Facebook, go to Movie HD fb page and send a msg to Movie HD to send the active code

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