Android tv tips

Change Calendar View In Outlook App

The calendar defaults to an entire month view. That’s a lot of information packed on a small screen. You can change that. This only works in portrait mode.

  • In Calendar, select the View icon in the top-right corner.
  • Choose from the different views: Agenda, Day, 3 Day, or Month.
  • Agenda View – Shows all upcoming events.
  • Day View – Note the current time shows in a different color.
  • 3 Day View – Shows today and the next 2 days, plus calendar items.
  • Month (Default) – Can get cluttered and hard to read.

Use Add-ins from Other Services in Outlook App

Integration is part of why Outlook is so popular. You can use add-ins from popular services like GoToMeeting, Box, Slack for Outlook, Trello, and many more.

  • Go to Settings then scroll to and select Add-ins.
  • Find the add-ins you want and select the blue cross to add them.

Use your phone to control your Mi Box S

If you often feel too lazy to reach out for the remote control when you’re enjoying a great movie, you’ll be pleased to know that you can control your Xiaomi Mi Box with your phone. And you don’t need to have a Xiaomi phone to enjoy this service. Simply download the Android TV Remote Control app on your Android smartphone or tablet and run it. The app will give you an option to connect to your Mi Box and any other compatible device you might have in your home. Enter the code that appears on your TV screen as prompted by the app, and in no time, you’ll have your Mi Box synchronized to your mobile. You can now use your phone to control your TV just as you would a remote control.

Mirror your phone or laptop to the Mi Box

You can mirror your phone to your Mi Box, provided it’s an Android phone and it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Box. Simply go to Settings on your phone and tap on the Wireless display or Cast option. Click on Mi Box under the options and start mirroring your phone screen on your TV. If you need to cast from your laptop, you need to use Chrome which offers the necessary support for casting. Here’s how you do it:

  • On your PC, open the video you want to cast on Chrome
  • Choose the three-dotted icon found at the top-right corner of the screen
  • Select cast and add your Mi Box
  • Click on start casting to mirror everything you do on your laptop to your TV screen

Install apps from a USB

The Mi Box comes with a USB port that allows you to install apps on your TV. You can also use the jack to connect to a USB flash drive with pre-downloaded music, content, or pictures. To install apps that may not be available on your Android TV with the USB port’s help, go to settings, and click on Security and restrictions. Tap on the Unknown sources and activate this option by clicking on the Yes icon. You can now use your USB Flash Drive to install new apps from other sites to your TV’s internal app store.

Take screenshots

You can take screenshots with your Android TV by pressing the power and volume down buttons simultaneously. If this option doesn’t work on your Mi Box, you can also download a Button Mapper. Downloading the Mapper app from your Mix Box play store is free. After the download is complete, assign the screenshot function to any of the buttons on your remote control, and you can now use this button to take screenshots.

Uninstall apps or remove them from favorites

You can access all the installed apps on your Mi Box S home screen by pressing the dotted icon on your Mi Box S remote control. If you want to declutter your home screen by uninstalling some of the apps, long-press the app you want to uninstall on the screen by pressing the remote control’s dotted icon. A menu will appear, and you can click on uninstall. If you prefer to remove the app from appearing on the home screen rather than uninstalling it, you can click on the remove from favorites on the menu.

Force stop apps

Sometimes an app may give you issues, especially when it’s loading. Rather than wait for it to finish loading, you can use the force stop button to close it. You can do this by:

  • Go to settings
  • On the device section, click on Application
  • Select the malfunctioning app, and in the menu that appears, click on force stop This will force it to close. You can also uninstall the app if it continues to give you problems.

Organize your apps

The apps on your Mi Box S home screen are organized in the order they were added. For instance, the ones that were the first to be added appear at the top of the list. The good news is that you can reorder your apps such that they appear in your preferred order. One way to do this is to:

  • Press the dotted icon on your Mi Box S remote control
  • Press and hold the app select button
  • Select the move icon from the menu and change the app position using the navigation buttons. You can also organize your apps by configuring your Mi Box such that it organizes your apps automatically in the order you use them. This option is best if you tend to use the same apps frequently. To configure your Mi Box such that it organizes your apps for you:
  • Go to settings
  • Go to preferences and click on the start screen
  • Select rows of games and applications
  • Click on sort by latest date Once you’re done, you’ll note that your apps are now organized in the new order you selected.

Set Do Not Disturb In Outlook App

Outlook is about getting things done. Yet it can also be a distraction, so learn how to use its Do Not Disturb features.

  • On the All Accounts tab, select the bell icon.
  • Choose your preferences. You can only choose one Timed event at a time, however, you can mix and match the Scheduled events. Select the check mark in the top-right corner to commit the changes.
  • Back in the All Accounts tab, the bell is red and shows zZ, and all accounts that are in Do Not Disturb mode have the red zZ.