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I have my setup quite nicely done.. Multiple AFTV's around the house.. Kodi on each box.. central media server.. Tablet / touchscreen 2 way remote control for kodi.. Live TV streamed, downloaded series and movies.. All my cover art and meta data.. iPlayer and android apps built in.. In short I have it set up great for me.

The one thing I havent bothered to do is put Thai TV into it for the missus..

Any recommendations for android apps ?? Theres LOADS online but most are junk. Plus most are described 100% in Thai and designed for phones / tablet use.

Should be designed for a big screen TV viewing.. so up down left right navigation, not touchscreen / mouse..

Should have major Thai channels including workpoint and 8 (she watches those online on her laptop).

If possible HD channels where available.

Anyone found the magic app that is ideal for TV android box viewing yet ?? Its kind of the last little bit of the puzzle.

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ILikeHD has quite a few that are free and in HD - including the two you mention.

Can get the app here - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.likegroup.ilikehdtv4

You'll probably have to register, but beyond that you don't have to pay for quite a long list of Thai channels

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Don't think you're going to find many android apps catering the android Set Top Box market that interact using a remote control.

You don't mention where you are (Thailand v. outside of Thailand), or what type of Thai-language programming you're after.

It's rather easy to get the Free-to-View channels. Subscription and 'other' content is a bit harder and change due to how the content is originally acquired by the distributor.

Surprised you haven't found a KODI option.

As for android apps, the major players (3BB, AIS, CTH, GMM tv, PSI, TOT, TRUE, etc) all have mobile apps. Many, like PSI, will let you watch the Free-to-View channels without being a subscriber or creating a special login.

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Don't think you're going to find many android apps catering the android Set Top Box market that interact using a remote control.

With the amount of people now streaming TV that surprises me.. Especially as most ThaiTV is streamed in HD from the channel provider. Should be easy to make an M3U or app wrapper.

You don't mention where you are (Thailand v. outside of Thailand), or what type of Thai-language programming you're after.

It's rather easy to get the Free-to-View channels. Subscription and 'other' content is a bit harder and change due to how the content is originally acquired by the distributor.

Inside Thailand.. 3BB fiber.

Just 'Thai TV'... I have no idea of the channels she watches are considered subscription or not.. But am trying to get the Thai language channels she watches on GMM TV sat system, inside Kodi.. i even toyed with the idea of a sling 500 HD streamer from the sat box and the relevant kodi add on.. but the limitation of this are much greater than in the US where you can build a PVR backend server for full EPG data and multi stream viewing.

Surprised you haven't found a KODI option.

There was one by joncl but it became unmaintained and it wasnt the slickest of add ons.. I am leaning to launching android apps inside Kodi.. This way I keep it all in Kodi, but have the often slicker seperate interfaces (eg the fireTV iPlayer is really decent.. Spotify also)..

As for android apps, the major players (3BB, AIS, CTH, GMM tv, PSI, TOT, TRUE, etc) all have mobile apps. Many, like PSI, will let you watch the Free-to-View channels without being a subscriber or creating a special login.

I had tried a pretty awful 3bb cloud IPTV one, but it was designed for a phone touchscreen and also didnt have some channels.. Hence without the shows she wants was a non starter... Cant remember which it lacked but..

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Just to add in response to the 'difficult to find one that works with remotes' comment - ILikeHD app works perfect for me with a 10 foot UI designed for remote controls.

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The SuperRepo repository for Kodi has 3 video add-ons for Thai TV. IPTVxtra PSI-TH, IPTVxtra Thai and IPTVxtra Thai Lite & HD. Between them you can view most any Thai TV channel.

If your internet IP address is not in Thailand you may need a VPN connected to a Thai server.

The MX repository found in the Community Portal has/had a good Thai TV viewer but has not worked for me for awhile.

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I started messing with the MX Thai TV and got it to work.

If you would like to try it's very easy to install onto Kodi.

Go to http://www.thaisatellite.tv/repo/plugin.video.mxthai/

Download the last file. "plugin.video.mxthai-1.1.3.zip"

In Kodi go to "System" then "add-ons" and select "install from zip file"

Navigate to where you saved the .zip file and select it and it will install.

Now go back to the main Kodi welcome screen and select Video add-ons you will see MX Thai in your list. Select it and pick what channel you want to watch.

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So long as we're talking about Kodi, I have a question. I have been having problems installing add-ons and getting the "A dependency was not established" error message. None of the fixes on YouTube have worked for me. I am using the latest Isengard 15.2 Kodi version. Should I drop back to an earlier version? Back in Japan, I had some machines that I had successfully installed 1Channel and Genesys on so I was able to watch a lot. Now that I'm back in Bangkok, I'm missing my movies since I can't get the add-ons to install. Any advice would be appreciated. Maybe installing the Husham wizard would work (?)

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So long as we're talking about Kodi, I have a question. I have been having problems installing add-ons and getting the "A dependency was not established" error message. None of the fixes on YouTube have worked for me. I am using the latest Isengard 15.2 Kodi version. Should I drop back to an earlier version? Back in Japan, I had some machines that I had successfully installed 1Channel and Genesys on so I was able to watch a lot. Now that I'm back in Bangkok, I'm missing my movies since I can't get the add-ons to install. Any advice would be appreciated. Maybe installing the Husham wizard would work (?)

Once that happens, clearly something is corrupted….I would delete all data associated with the app, delete the app and download a fresh zip file from kodi.tv and start from scratch.

Apparently deleting all the old data and the folders it lives in is key….on android I know how to go about it….other systems not so sure.

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Just to add in response to the 'difficult to find one that works with remotes' comment - ILikeHD app works perfect for me with a 10 foot UI designed for remote controls.

Have to say this app would be near perfect but for one thing..

When trying to scroll the channels.. Select the Thai TV category (digital TV) and then theres 5 visible channels.. Scroll down them and after the 6th the remote jumps back to the left pane of categorys.. cant get it to scroll..

Will send a support message.

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The SuperRepo repository for Kodi has 3 video add-ons for Thai TV. IPTVxtra PSI-TH, IPTVxtra Thai and IPTVxtra Thai Lite & HD. Between them you can view most any Thai TV channel.

If your internet IP address is not in Thailand you may need a VPN connected to a Thai server.

The MX repository found in the Community Portal has/had a good Thai TV viewer but has not worked for me for awhile.

Will add super repo and give that a try later..

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Just to add in response to the 'difficult to find one that works with remotes' comment - ILikeHD app works perfect for me with a 10 foot UI designed for remote controls.

Have to say this app would be near perfect but for one thing..

When trying to scroll the channels.. Select the Thai TV category (digital TV) and then theres 5 visible channels.. Scroll down them and after the 6th the remote jumps back to the left pane of categorys.. cant get it to scroll..

Will send a support message.

That is indeed annoying :) I'm used to it now though.

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Just to add in response to the 'difficult to find one that works with remotes' comment - ILikeHD app works perfect for me with a 10 foot UI designed for remote controls.

Have to say this app would be near perfect but for one thing..

When trying to scroll the channels.. Select the Thai TV category (digital TV) and then theres 5 visible channels.. Scroll down them and after the 6th the remote jumps back to the left pane of categorys.. cant get it to scroll..

Will send a support message.

That is indeed annoying smile.png I'm used to it now though.

Have you found a work around ??

Makes the app unuseable with a remote for me.. I would like this to work as its very clear fast and simple for the missus..

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It only does it on the last item for me though, can you see more than 6? When you mentioned 6 I did think that seemed very low... I have at least 20 and they are located in the DIGITAL TV (FREE) category

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