Full Update Open

Read these instructions on your phone, tablet or computer and do the actions on your tv box.


First: Update/Clear Chrome

1. Start on the main opening screen of your tv box.

2. Scroll to Settings and click it.
On some boxes, you may need to click Advanced or Other or More Settings.
Some boxes may have a picture of a gear or screwdriver instead of the word Settings.

3. Go to Apps. Scroll to Chrome.
On some tv boxes, Chrome can be found under System Apps.

(If you have a much older box that hasn’t been updated in a few years, you may not have Chrome on your tv box. You can use the instructions below to install it. DO NOT USE BROWSER, use Chrome.)

4. Click Chrome.

5. Scroll down to Clear Cache and click it.

6. OK any permissions.

7. Repeat for Clear Data. Click Clear All Data if prompted and OK any permissions.

8. Next, you’ll need a Chrome version starting with 80 or higher in order to successfully download files. Look at the version number listed for Chrome.

9. If the version of Chrome on your tv box is less than 80, it needs to be updated. Click here for instructions to install or update Chrome.

Second: Turn Off Auto-Updates/Sign Out of The Play Store

If you are signed into the Google Play Store, go in and turn off auto-updates or better yet, sign out of the Play Store.

Auto-updates must be turned off so that Kodi does not auto-update to version 19. Kodi 19 is not compatible with several of the most popular Kodi add-ons in our programming.

At this time there is no compelling reason to use Kodi 19. If that changes, we’ll post an announcement on our website under Customer Info.

Third:  VERY IMPORTANT! Clear The Download Folder

It is very important that you clear the download folder. If you don’t do this, you will get an error.

Start on the main screen of your tv box (not in Kodi).

Click Apps/My Apps. Apps isn’t labelled on some tv boxes, click here to see what different apps icons look like.

Look for File Browser, File Commander or File Explorer. The apps on some tv boxes are in alphabetical order, on others they aren’t.

Use the instructions below for the one on your tv box:

File Browser

Click File Browser
Click Local Disk
Click the Selection Tool shown circled in red below. Clicking on it will make this button yellow.

Selection Tool circled in red

Action Tool circled in blue

*Note: if your File Browser does not have the action tool (circled in blue), you need to install and use File Commander. See File Commander instructions below.

Click Download. You’ll see a green checkmark appear on the right side of the screen. That indicates you’ve selected this folder.
Click the Selection Tool a second time to turn it off. The yellow should disappear.
Click the Action Tool shown circled in blue above.
A menu will appear, click Delete.
The download folder should now be gone.
Exit back to the main screen and continue with the updating instructions.

File Commander

Need to install File Commander? Click here for instructions

Already have File Commander? Click here for instructions to clear the Download folder

File Explorer

Click on File Explorer.
Click on Internal Flash.
Scroll to Download.
Press and hold OK on your mini keyboard or remote control. A drop-down menu will appear. Scroll to Delete and click OK.
Press back or Escape to exit back to the main screen.

Fourth: Uninstall Old Apps

1. Start on the main opening screen of your tv box.
Scroll over to Settings.
On some boxes, you may need to then go to Advanced or Other or More Settings.
Some boxes may have a picture of a gear or screwdriver instead of the word Settings.

2. Scroll to Apps. Click it.

3. Scroll to Kodi.
Click it.
Scroll to Uninstall and click it.
Some boxes require clicking OK and OK.

4. Repeat Uninstalling for any of the apps below that appear on your tv box.
Note: You may not have all apps listed below on your tv box. Uninstall the ones listed below that you do have. ONLY uninstall the apps listed below.

Bee TV

Cinema HD V2

Cyberflix

Live Net TV

MX Player

Nova

Tea TV

T Player

Titanium

Typhoon

Viva

VLC Player

Yes Player

Now you’ve uninstalled all old apps. Click Escape or the back button to return to the main opening screen. 

Fifth: Download New Apps

1. On your tv box, open Chrome. Don’t use Browser, it won’t let you open links.
You may find Chrome on the main screen of your tv box if not, look under Apps/MyApps.

2.  In Chrome, type in homearcadeinabox.com.
Go to the Login tab found on the top menu bar.
Log in using the username and password you chose when you registered.

3. Go to Download Page A under Download Pages. If you don’t see Download Page A or can’t access it, click here to email us or text 780-887-8978 to let us know and we’ll update your settings.

4. If the Home Arcade website is already open from a past update, refresh the page.

5. Scroll down and click on VLC Player Download.

NOTE: If you see the message “Chrome needs storage access to download files”, follow these steps:
-Click Update Permissions or Continue
-Click Allow (if your tv box doesn’t show Allow but instead opens a new screen like the one shown here, click this link)
-You may need to close the internet browser window to update the permission
-If you’ve closed the browser window, open the internet browser window again, type in homearcadeinabox.com and click on Download Page A
-Repeat Step 4

6. You may be prompted to click on Download. If so, do.
Allow any permissions, some boxes ask, some don’t.

7. Click Viva TV Download.
All any permissions.

8. Click Bee TV Download.
Allow permissions if asked.

9. Click Cinema HD Download.
Allow permissions if asked.

10. Click on Live Net TV Download.
Allow permissions if asked.

11. Click on Kodi Download.
Allow any permissions.

12. Click on Home Arcade Wizard Download.
Allow any permissions.

Downloading done!

Sixth: Install New Apps

1. Press the home key to get back to the main screen.

2. Click Apps/My Apps. (on some tv boxes the Apps icon isn’t labelled, see here for unlabeled Apps icon pictures)

3. Most tv boxes have App Installer. If yours does, click on App Installer.
If your tv box says APK Installer, click it and then click
here for instructions specific to your box.
No App/APK Installer? Click on File Browser/File Explorer.

4. Click on Local Disk.
Using App Installer? You should see your files there. (Home Arcade Wizard may not appear here, that’s normal)
If you do, continue to Step 5.
If you don’t continue to 4) a.
Using File Browser/File Explorer? Continue to 4) c.

4) a. Exit App Installer and scroll to File Browser
4) b. Click on Local Disk
4) c. Scroll to and click on Download
If you don’t see your downloaded files; first, did you update to a version of Chrome higher than 80? If not, do that, instructions here. Second, are you using Browser? Browser on some tv boxes is not compatible with our website’s downloads, you need to use Chrome with a version higher than 80. If you are using Chrome 80 or higher, go back to the Download page of the website and click on any download that didn’t come in and give it more time to come in. You may not see Home Arcade Wizard here, that’s normal, you don’t need to re-download it.
Watch for the message to say the download has started. After giving it more time to come in, return to Step 1 of this section.

5. Click on VLC Player. Click Install.
Click Open when it’s finished. Allow permissions if asked.
Click the Escape or back button to return to the installer menu.

6. Click on Viva TV. Click Install.
Click Open when it’s finished. Allow permissions if asked.
Click the Escape or back button to return to the installer menu.

7. Click on Bee TV. Click Install.
When it’s done, click Open.

Bee TV won’t open on some older tv boxes. In this case, skip to the next step.
Allow permissions if asked.
Scroll to the 3 lines in the top left corner and click it.
Scroll down to Settings and click it.
Scroll down to Choose Default Play Action and click it.
Scroll to Play with External Video Player and click it.
The first time you play a show in Bee, a pop-up will appear asking if you want to Open Links with different players. Choose VLC from this list and click Always.

Click the Escape or back button to return to the installer menu.

8. Click on Cinema HD V2. Click Install.
When it’s done, click Open.

Cinema HD won’t open on some older tv boxes. In this case, skip to the next step.
Allow permissions if asked.
Click the Escape or back button to return to the installer menu.

9. Click on Live Net TV. Click Install.
You may get a message from the Play Store saying “Play Protect has blocked this app. This app can collect data that could be used to track you.” If you install the app, you’ll see a message from Live Net TV that they keep this app free by showing targeted ads and that no personally identifiable information is collected. If you want to use this app, click Install Anyway.

Click Open when it’s finished.
Click Continue.
When asked if you want to Allow Live NetTV to access this device’s location, I chose Deny and the app still worked. In the future, this may change but for now, choose Deny.

After the app loads, you can adjust the settings to your preferences.

Click the three lines in the top left corner.

Scroll to Settings and click it.
Here you can choose to Hide Countries you don’t want to see in the menu bar, you can turn off notifications under Receive Notifications and you can set your Video Player to VLC Player.
Click the Escape or back button to return to the installer menu.

10. Click Kodi. Click Install.
When it’s done installing, click Done.

Now you can exit back out to the main screen. Click the Escape or back button several times to return to the main screen.

Finally: Install Home Arcade’s Kodi Programming

1. Scroll over to Kodi. If you don’t see it on the main screen, click Apps/My Apps. It’s in there.

If your tv box has a “+”, you have a shortcut bar. To add any apps you like to the shortcuts, click the “+” then click the app you want to add, such as Kodi. See the checkmark that’s appeared? That indicates you have selected that app.
If you want to remove an app, click its icon to remove the checkmark. When you’re done, click Escape or back and the added apps will now appear in the shortcut menu. 

Now to set up the Kodi build.

2. Click Kodi. Allow the permissions.
Kodi may close, click the Kodi icon to open it again.
If you have an N5 Max X3 or Zoomtak brand tv box, read the special notes below otherwise continue to step 3.


SPECIAL NOTE FOR N5 Max X3 TV Boxes
*N5Max X3 tv boxes have a hidden Kodi factory installed. You will need to clear the contents of this Kodi before you can install the Home Arcade menu.

  • Click escape or back to get back to the main screen of your tv box and go to Settings and click it.
  • Scroll to Apps and click it. You should see Kodi there.
  • Click Kodi.
  • Scroll to Clear Data and click it.
  • Click OK. Wait a moment for it to clear.
  • Under Clear Data, it should now say, 16.__ KB. If it doesn’t, clear the data again.
  • If it does, go back to the main screen again, click Kodi to open it and proceed with the instructions.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR ZOOMTAK TV Boxes

*On Zoomtak tv boxes, Kodi may get stuck on a black/grey screen. If this happens, follow the instructions below:

  • Exit back out to the main screen of your tv box.
  • Click Apps
  • Click Settings
  • Scroll to Apps and click it
  • Scroll to Kodi and click it
  • Scroll down to Permissions
  • Scroll to Storage. Toggle the switch next to it to on. If it’s already on, toggle it to off then on again.
  • Exit back to the main screen and click on Kodi
  • Proceed to Step 3

3. Click the gear wheel found in the top left-hand corner.

4. Click System found on the bottom right-hand side.

5. Scroll down to Add-ons. Arrow over to Show notifications. Click OK to turn the toggle to on.

6. Arrow down to Unknown Sources. Click OK to turn the toggle to on.

7. Choose Yes for the pop-up window.

8. Press Escape or back twice.

9. Scroll down to Add-ons. Click it.

10. Arrow up to the open box icon on the top left. Click OK.

11. Scroll down to Install from Zip File. Click OK.

12. Scroll down to External Storage. Click OK.

13. Scroll down to Download. Click OK.

14. Scroll down to plugin.program.homearcadewizard.zip. Click OK.

15. Wait a few moments and a pop-up menu will appear.

16. Scroll to Keep My Trakt and click OK to fill in the circle.

17. Scroll to Keep My Real Debrid and click OK to fill in the circle.

18. Scroll to Keep My Favourites and click OK to fill in the circle.

19. Scroll to Continue and click it. 

20. A pop-up will appear. Click Build Menu.

21. Scroll down to Home Arcade In A Box: Fresh Install. Click it.

22. Click Continue.

23. When the update wizard is done, click Force Close.

If the update gets stuck on a screen like this blue one, follow the steps in this video to get it going again.

*If after following the video linked above, you find you don’t have the Home Arcade Wizard or the Wizard is failing, click here.*

24. The first time you open Kodi, wait a minute to allow it to build its skin shortcuts menu. 

25. Having up-to-date programming is important but the best thing you can do for better streaming is to sign up for Real Debrid. Real Debrid makes streaming much faster and simpler. Click here to learn more.

If you already have a Real Debrid subscription, you’ll need to sync it with the updated apps and Kodi add-ons. Click here for instructions.

IMPORTANT!
Unless you have a VPN (you’ll know if you do) or an active Real Debrid subscription on your tv box, do not choose a link that says “Torrent”. These are file-sharing links that play really well but will get a warning letter from your internet provider. Typically these links are found in the Kodi add-ons but may be in the Android Apps as well.

Did you know you can use the Android Apps (Viva TV, Bee TV and Cinema HD) without first opening Kodi? You can! Click here to learn how

Quick tip: When starting a tv show, don’t click Watch Now or Play, instead click Choose Season and go from there

If it’s been a while since you’ve used your tv box and you’d like a walkthrough of the programming, click here.