Date: Jan 6, 2015
1. Some times ago, Chinese regulators decided to stop all the Chinese content providers to offer APK / Apps that can be run on TV Box or TV Set.
2. The Chinese regulators allows TV Shows or Movies to be streamed over a Web Browser. The Chinese regulators allows APK / Apps to be run on Smartphones or Touch Pad. For some reasons, they said running the APK / Apps on the TV Media Box / Android Box / Xiaomi TV Box or directly onto the TV itself is “illegal”. It requires another licensing for these APK / Apps. Because these shows are now showing on big screen TV, it must follow the TV regulations. Hence, it requires another TV type of licenses. How strange. But if you look carefully, the Chinese regulators are targeted at a handful of APK / Apps only. How strange. i.e.
3. So, since then, there are a lot of APK / Apps were instructed to offer a patch or update automatically. Means, when you run the APK / Apps, it will force you to download the new updates or new version. And these new version apps will check if you are running the APK / Apps on a big screen TV or TV Media Box or not. If you are? Sorry, you cannot stream the TV Shows or Movies.
4. But we love those APK / Apps. The reason is, those Apps / APK works seamlessly with the remote control so that you can navigate and find shows to watch. It is so simple and elegant.
5. And we love the Chinese hackers. They can reverse engineer something and break all these restrictions. Hence they come up with the cracked versions of APK / Apps. For example, the PPTV app new update will check against the current version. If your version is old version, then, force you to download the latest update directly from the PPTV server and pop you the “Cannot Stream TV program message”. These hackers done some poking here and there, they simply change the version in a single file to 9.9.9, so that every time, the file is always the latest APK. So, no need to force you to fetch the download.
6. Ah yes, even Xiaomi TV, Le TV as well as Wasu 华数TV all changed their contents. No longer they have those fantastic “pirated” shows. All of them have to conform to the new regulations. All shows must have copy rights. And so on.
7. So, to continue enjoy these TV Media Box, i.e. Xiaomi MiBox, or 10moons YunOS TV Box. My recommendation still the same. Install Shafa App Store (沙发管家).
8. From Shafa App Store, you can find all the cracked version of these famous TV contents in one single App. It is called 电视必备2.0 (Must have for TV version 2.0). It is located usually at the Recommendation Page.
9. This is the logo.
10. Click Download.
11. So, after you download it, run the App. It will pop up a screen of Apps for you to choose to download and install. So, this is a collection of Apps that is very commonly installed on the TV Media Box, Android Box or Xiaomi Box.
12. Simply select the cracked App that you wish to install. And that’s it!
13. Shafa App did a very good job in providing all these Apps.
14. But if you wish to watch Live TV shows. There is another App you need to install. It is called Cloud TV.
15. You can download the APK from here. http://www.cloudtv.bz/articles/detail/23/
16. Under the FREE CHANNELS section, it has a lot of TV Shows. So, now you no need to buy subscriptions also can watch a lot TV shows. What you do is once you like the Channel, and it is fast, you can press the menu button to Bookmark the channel. This is the App I used to cut the cord (Cable TV).
17. Look at all the channels… (some of these are paid channels). The speed of the channels are pretty good. Some channels are SD and most are HD. These are a collection of Live TV Streaming. And a lot of International Channels are there. They even have RTM TV1, TV2, TV3, NTV, 八度空间 from Malaysia.