Having just acquired this HDTV HDMI/USB stick, I couldn’t get it to stream BBC iPlayer nor 4oD content with their android apps. Here’s how I solved it.
I set-up and configured Mozilla’s Android Firefox to stream content directly from the appropriate website.
- I downloaded the Firefox Browser for Android from the Google Play store (free of charge). The default Browser, which seems to be Chrome, would not work.
- In Firefox, I downloaded and installed the “Desktop by Default” add-on, which circumvents the need to select “Request Desktop Site” in the Firefox menu each time it is run. This stopped the websites reporting that my device was not compatible.
- In Firefox Settings, I changed the Tap Plugins in the Content section, to Enabled (details)
The Adobe Flash App should already be installed on the Mini TV (See Settings|Apps). Otherwise it needs to be installed from Adobe’s “Archived Flash Player versions” for Android 4.0 or better.
The Wi-Fi is not great, so sometimes streaming content, especially HD, is not smooth, and buffers often. I’m investigating using a wired Ethernet connection, using a RJ45 to USB adapter.
Note added later: After some frustration using the device, I finally disposed of it. My Android phone, however, has worked flawlessly as a wireless WiFi device, plugged into TV HDMI port.