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    The growing popularity of over-the-top (OTT) services is driving demand for Android TV boxes. Its affordable and versatile nature compared to conventional set-top boxes has increased demand. With Scalefusion’s simple mobile device management (MDM), providers can enroll and manage their entire inventory of Android set-top boxes. In this article, we explain how to manage Android TV boxes using MDM.

    What is Android TV Box?

    An Android TV box is a device that runs on the Android operating system and allows you to stream content from the internet to your television. It is similar to other streaming devices, such as the Amazon Fire Stick and Apple TV, but it runs on Android. This means it can access a wide range of apps and games on the Google Play Store.

    The Android TV box is typically a small, compact device that connects to your television via HDMI. It has a processor, memory, storage, and wireless connectivity built-in. It also comes with a remote control for easy navigation, but you can also use your mobile device or tablet as a remote control by installing an app.

    The device lets you stream content from popular services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, etc. You can also download and install apps and games, making it a versatile device that can be used for entertainment, gaming, and even as a smart home hub.

    Additionally, it allows you to mirror content from your mobile device or tablet to your television. This means you can watch movies, TV shows, and even play games on a larger screen. The device also supports Chromecast, which allows you to cast content from your phone or tablet to the television with just one tap.

    Another great feature of the Android TV box is that it supports voice commands, making it a great option for those who want to use it as a smart home hub. You can control your lights and thermostat and play music using voice commands, making it an easy and convenient way to control your smart home devices.

    How Does Android TV Box Work?

    The Android TV box connects to the internet via Wi-Fi or Ethernet and then streams content to your television. Once connected to the internet, the device uses an Android operating system to access the Google Play Store and download apps and games.

    When you turn on your Android TV box, you will be presented with a home screen that displays all the apps and games you downloaded. You can navigate the home screen using a remote control or by using your mobile device or tablet as a remote control. You can also search for content using the device’s built-in search function.

    Managing Android TV Boxes with Scalefusion MDM

    A growth in the number of televisions used in businesses drives the demand for set-top boxes. An MDM solution for Android is a helpful tool for companies to oversee, streamline, and secure their widely scattered inventory. It can help you –

    • Apply and enforce policies and regulations
    • Centrally manage apps, OS settings, and device update

    Prerequisites

    • ADB setup on the host computer (Windows or Mac)
    • A valid Google account 
    • Access to the Scalefusion dashboard

    Device enrollment process

    1. Authorize the ADB connection between the computer and Android TV Box

    2. Install the Scalefusion app on your Android TV Box

    Note Install the Scalefusion app directly if your Android TV Box has an in-built Google Play Store feature.

    3. Send an email with the enrollment URL to enroll the device. When you send an invite, the URL is valid only for one device with MDM

    4. Grant permissions to the Scalefusion app to access and manage the Android TV Box

    5. Deploy a device profile – a mode to apply custom configurations – on the managed device

    Wrapping Up

    Beyond the advantages provided by device management, telcos, OEMs, and other providers of Android TV boxes do not need to buy, install, or maintain MDM. There are no associated fees too. Scalefusion MDM answers your questions about how your organization can manage Android TV Boxes.

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    Rajnil Thakur
    Rajnil Thakur
    Rajnil is a Senior Content Writer at Scalefusion. He’s been a B2B marketer for over 8 years and applies the power of content marketing to simplify complex technology and business ideas.

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