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Discussion in 'ZIDOO Z9S' started by skywalker1978, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. skywalker1978

    skywalker1978 Member

    I just received my Zidoo z9s. How do I start having fun with it? There is no play store, no youtube no kodi. How can I get a play starter pack? How do I install other applications?

    Shall I download them by a computer on a usb stick?

    Where do I get the miracas and kodi app?

    Please give me some advices.
    Thank you
  2. szefo

    szefo Active Member

    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
  3. Logan005

    Logan005 New Member

    I also just received my Z9s, I am glad google play store was not installed and simply downloaded the apk's I wanted and installed them. The most important thing to do first off, is to download and install the latest firmware. This fixes quite a few issues directly.
  4. AKELA

    AKELA New Member

    Hello to everybody,
    I just received my Z9S and I'm starting to use an Android media player for the first time.
    Before download apk's, do you suggest to install some free antivirus (Avast, bitdefender, Eset...etc...).
    Can Z9S be attached by malware or others dangerous software?
    Thanks to everyone that can clarify me about that subject (very important at starting up in my opinion)
  5. Logan005

    Logan005 New Member

    Since I run Linix on my PC's, 15+ years now. I didn't even consider an anti virus for my TV boxes. As I recall Android is actually a specialized version of Linux, and may be less susceptible to virus and malware. I am actually more concerned about google, google play, google services, tracking and logging your actions. the Z9s is the first TV box I have purchased that does not have google preinstalled. Google is necessary if you plan to use messenger and other apps that require google services for it's function, sharing location and other data between apps. I have experimented with a dozen boxes since my Minix box almost 10 years ago and have yet to encounter a virus or malware.
  6. askanyquery6

    askanyquery6 New Member

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  7. AKELA

    AKELA New Member

    Hello askanyquery6, I don't understand your message............... perhaps you meant send message to other thread
  8. Nice Monkey

    Nice Monkey Well-Known Member Beta test group

    You should not use generic KODI but ZDMC as it is a specially enhanced version for Zidoo HW. This you can download directly from Zidoo under Downloads => APK's. Just like GAPP's installer (Google Play Store).
    Zidoo Controller is for your smartphone not the media player itself.
    For Youtube you can get it from Play Store.

    Installing an anti-virus on your box?
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2020
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  9. bob79

    bob79 New Member

    I haven't used ZDMC yet, I am always using KODI because it is always with the latest fixes.
    The latest release from KODI is 18.6, though ZDMC is still on 18.4 which according to ZIDOO is based on KODI 18.3, so it is unbelievably old from 2019-Jun-28.

    However, now when the latest ZIDOO Z9S firmware v2.3.10 is out, every versions of KODI (18.5/18.6) I tried crashed immediately (or after few seconds) which makes it totally impossible to use.
    Before on firmware v2.2.96 every KODI worked well without a single crash.

    Anybody experienced this issue lately?

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