Monday, January 27, 2014

Streaming internet live TV, movie, drama, etc. to Android TV box with Togic and music video, MTV, etc. with Rainbow

If you have a China made Android TV box such as HiMedia and you are located outside China, you will probably experience that the live TV, movie, drama, show, etc. often don't stream smoothly even though you have a high speed broadband Internet.

One of the way to overcome this with HiMedia Q-series Android TV box is to manually pick to use the server in Hong Kong (default is automatically picked, and all other servers are located inside China).

I found that the 3rd party app called Togic liveTV (泰捷视频) works well internationally too. It also has a location setting which we need to set to Hong Kong - Hong Kong. It will then help us to choose the best streaming source, and most of the time, I am able to watch HD programme or HD movie with Togic without any lag in transmission.

Togic is actively maintained. The app has frequent new version update, and its video sources are updated on daily basis. You can always find the latest episode of TV show or drama in Togic. The movies are quite up-to-date too.

If you like to watch music video or sing KTV, you will probably find that most music video app produced in China does not work well outside China. You will even get error message when trying to watch the music video, stating that the video cannot be played at your region due to copyright problem.

However, there is one called Rainbow (彩虹音乐) which works well internationally. They claim that their music videos are licensed by original copyright holders.

The above are 2 of my favourite apps in my HiMedia Q5II dual-core Android TV box.

If you have come across with other good apps for Android TV box, feel free to share with me.


JOY said... Reply To This Comment

I am using new xiaomi TV box and found lots of great apps like CloudTV,VST TV,Hdpfans etc

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment


Yes, those apps are available in 7PO Market (奇珀市场) as mentioned in my other article here.

There are lots of overlapping in their content.

The important thing for online video streaming app is:
- Quantity of source
- Reliability and availability of source, particularly internationally.
- Frequent maintenance and updating of source
- Timeliness of new content

In which, Togic has done pretty well on all of the above.

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Gerald said... Reply To This Comment

Just installed Togic Live into Xiaomi Box 2. No lag at all compared to stock iCNTV. Thanks a lot!

Jason Wong said... Reply To This Comment

How do you change the server for Togic to HK rather than China ?

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@Jason Wong

设置 〉 直播设置 〉 省份设置 〉 香港:香港

myTechInfo said... Reply To This Comment

Anyone use 电视猫 ? This software is quite nice but very slow, not able to view. Anyone has same experience?

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Hi, anyone can direct me where I can download the cloud tv app? Thanks

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Hi, i just got my latest xiaomi and install togic.
The problem is that i cant watch hk drama as the link is either youku or letv. i have downloaded the andriod version of the above and yet to solve it. pls advise.

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment

@Kelvin Seah

Have you change the server to Hong Kong?

Jack said... Reply To This Comment

which is better? xiaomi or himedia?

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment


I never use Xiaomi before. Unable to compare.

leonlmf said... Reply To This Comment

@Voyager8 I also set as mention but the apps auto display all china channel. How to see HK channel ?

Voyager8 said... Reply To This Comment


HK is within one of the channel category.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Done and still can't see.

Ahmed said... Reply To This Comment

Is there a similar streaming app with an English interface or any of these apps (Togic, Rainbow, VST) has an option to change the menus/interface to English?

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Can you please guide me the methods to change the ip address of router to China ip address. As my Inphic I9 do not run smoothly when watching China movies even my Unifi speed is 30 mbs.
I am from Malaysia. Tq for reply me.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

How do u change the settings in togic video to English please so I can read the menus

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