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Set top box detected as tablet, not android TV?

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  1. adamjackson

    adamjackson New Member

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    Hi there,

    I recently purchased a Bqeel K12 box, but I have a problem. It seems that the hardware is telling Android OS "hey, I am a tablet". Because I own both the Nexus Player and the Nvidia Shield, and on the Bqeel K12:
    - The system UI is completely different (there is a classic Android status bar at the top of the screen for example),
    - The Plex app is completely different too (not the same UI, controls, ...)
    - The same goes for the Play Store (I'm forced to use a trackpad to click on some specific areas, or to scroll down using 2 fingers, etc.)

    I think the Play Store is too considering that I have a tablet or something like that, because (for example) I couldn't find "Backdrop" (screensaver) and I had to install it using an APK.

    Please, could you explain to me how to make this box identify itself as a *real* Android TV, not a phone/tablet? I'd like the same UI, Play Store, and Plex app as in both the Nexus Player and the Shield.

    Thank you all
     
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    What planet have you been living on?! The garbage Chinese Android TV boxes all have the tablet/cell phone version of Android on them. You're SOL. Buy a Mi box.
     
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    Try doing a factory reset and see if it helps..
     
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    It won't. His box is not a Nexus player, Mi Box, or Nvidia Shield. It is running the tablet version of Android, not Android TV.
     

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