To upgrade online:
1. Menu > Spark > Upgrade Software
2. Arrow to spark_1.2.69 Americas
3. Press RED key on remote.
The upgrade will automatically download & install. When done your STB will reboot.
Release notes & USB download: http://www.amikoalienusa.com/?p=947
- New Amiko graphics & interface, WebTV reloaded
- NEW MANUAL PID SYSTEM
- New Import/Export E2 list feature
- Fixed some bad English
- EPG event progress on Info bar. (mainly for NZ/AU)
- Timer fixInstructions
BEFORE DOING ANYTHING!!!
MAKE A FULL BACKUP OF YOUR ALIEN/ALIEN2! IF YOU CHOSE NOT TO DO SO AND SOMETHING GOES WRONG IT MIGHT HAVE TO COME BACK TO BE RESTORED WHICH IS NOT COVERED BY WARRANTY. BY MAKING A BACKUP YOU CAN FIX ANY ISSUE YOURSELF IN ABOUT 8 MINUTES.
USB Upgrade Instructions
1. Unzip the file to the root of your USB flash drive.
2. Plug into your Alien/Alien2.
3. Go to MENU > SYSTEM > UPGRADE > UPGRADE FROM USB
4. Leave upgrade type as “App”
5. Arrow down to folder and press OK
6. Navigate to the folder where the upgrade is, select the version.xml, press OK
7. Press red key to start the upgrade
ALL SOFTWARE/FIRMWARE IS USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Most guys in this hobby enjoy tech stuff, history stuff and educational material. Documentaries tend to cover that full range. Amiko TV has a large selection of first rate documentaries ranging from 20 minute shorts to 3 hour multipart documentary movies. The Thanksgiving Marathon selection has been hand picked by me and should appeal to most of our NA Amiko Alien/Alien2 owners.
The marathon will run from Thanksgiving to sometime on Sunday.
Amiko TV is available on Amiko Americas Alien/Alien2 Legacy WebTV Reloaded channel 212 and on the Amiko TV portal app.
To celebrate Halloween Amiko TV is having a Scifi & Horror movie marathon October 31st. From Halloween morning extending through the night Amiko TV will play a block of cheesy Horror & Scifi b-films, along with a few really good ones in there.
It will start sometime early morning and end around 24 hours later on November 1.
Amiko TV is on Legacy WebTV channel 212 and on the Americas Portal for Alien/Alien2 and will be coming soon to Amiko Nano HD.
Amiko TV is a bit different than other WebTV/IPTV channels. Amiko TV is fully produced and controlled by us here in the USA. All content is completely legal. The content is a nice mix of old and new movies, TV shows, first rate documentaries, good web series and other content. As of now there is nearly 1000 hours of content. Lineup is completely automatic and random which virtually ensures you’ll see something new each time you tune in. We can also run content in blocks or themed marathons.
Content should be family/all ages friendly with the possible exception of some of the “horror” movies that may not be appropriate for very young children.
Movies – Amiko TV movies range from classics dating back to HG Wells “Things to Come” to modern day productions and everything in between.
Documentaries – Amiko TV has hundreds of hours of hand picked documentary shows, specials and feature length films, most of them newer.
TV Shows – A variety of televisions shows from classics to modern productions is included in our media catalog.
Web – Amiko TV will be airing several web series and special productions.
Advertisements & Cost
Amiko TV carries no advertisements and is free on Amiko Americas STB’s with WebTV service. Since there is no charge for WebTV or Amiko TV and there is no advertising, Amiko TV is a non-commercial channel.
We’ll be adding content to the pool on a regular basis. If there is something you would like to see added (that is legal) please ask. If you are a content owner or rights holder and would like your content to appear on Amiko TV let us know.
Alien/Alien2 – Legacy WebTV Channel 212, Americas Portal App
Nano HD – Channel 20 (when new firmware released)
Android – Coming soon
OWS plays soccer and other sporting events from Europe and around the world. Since Eurosport appears to have dropped their international feeds OWS is a good alternative.
OWS is on channels 65 and 66 of the Legacy WebTV system. 65 is a 500k low res feed, 66 is somewhat better, running at 1400k.
Active channels appear in white, inactive channels are locked out and in red.
There are no promises as to how long these channels are available. I would think they should be here for quite awhile. If they continue to work there are more we can add.
UK App is again located on the Americas Portal. Press the Portal (Home) key on your remote and select the UK flag icon to access.
The new App is similar to the “July 4th” test app in layout and function. There are several improvements over our original Crackle App.
-New media player, auto play start.
-Improved playback quality.
-”Recently Added” feed to highlight new movies.
-Splash page eliminated.
-Puerto Rico added to authorized markets list.
Unfortunately due to content and copyright restrictions the app is only available in USA, Canada and Puerto Rico.
To upgrade using Spark Online
1. MENU > SPARK > UPGRADE SOFTWARE
2. ARROW TO spark_1.2.68 Americas, NZ, AU
3. Press RED key on remote.
Upgrade will download, install automatically and your STB will reboot.
Today the WebTV2 system has been changed to eliminate much of this. It is also much easier to use and navigate.
Instead of a central menu page with all the channels and categories each category (latest, news, general ect) now has it’s own menu page. When WebTV2 is launched it will show you the latest channels and you can quickly jump to one of them or to the category that interests you. It is also easy to jump between categories from any of the menu pages.
The “back” buttons with the player for each channel are also different. They now send you back to the category page for the channel, rather than sending you to the full list and making you go through all the channels to reach the next one.
Overall navigation and loading are much easier and faster. These changes also make the addition of new channels faster, which is happening in the near future.