What is the compatibility of the GEM Box with certain APPs such as Netflix, Spotify, Twitch, or BBC iPlayer?

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What is the compatibility of the GEM Box with certain APPs such as Netflix, Spotify, Twitch, or BBC iPlayer?

Most of these Android TV APPs request to have at least Android 5.0 as an OS on the TV box to be visible and uninstallable from Google Play. The GEM Box is an Android 4.4 console but you can install the apps two different ways on the GEM Box:

1/ Aptoide:

  • open the web browser on Gembox and go to http://m.aptoide.com/installer
  • download the app
  • close the web browser and go to downloads
  • Install Aptoide
  • Once it’s done, open Aptoide and move to the search button
  • Enter the name of the application you are looking for
  • Then just install it

For some apps (as for example Spotify), we recommend you to install “rotation locker” first from Google Play (to keep the app in Landscape mode)

2/ Appinstaller:

  • On your smartphone install “backup and restore app” from Google Play
  • Download/install the application you are looking for from Google Play
  • Open “backup and restore” and backup your app
  • Plug your smarpthone to your PC, then go to “App_Backup_Restore” folder
  • Copy the “.apk” file to your PC or a USB flash drive
  • Then plug the USB flash drive to the Gembox and install it from “appinstaller” application

Please note that you might need to use the mouse mode of the GEM Pad from time to time while downloading and or using these APPs.