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Read these instructions on your phone, tablet or computer and do the actions on your tv box.
Read the instructions carefully and follow them closely.
Every step is important.

First: What Version of Chrome Is On Your TV Box?

You should still be in Settings-Apps from checking to see what version of Kodi is on your tv box. If not, go back into Settings then Apps. Scroll to Chrome and click it to see what version is on your tv box. On some tv boxes, Chrome can be found under Show System Apps. If you have a much older box that hasn’t been updated in a few years, you may not have Chrome on your tv box. You can use the instructions below to install it. DO NOT USE BROWSER, use Chrome. You will need a Chrome version starting with 80 or higher in order to successfully download files. If the version of Chrome on your tv box is less than 80, it needs to be updated. Click here for instructions to install or update Chrome.

NEW! Turn off Auto-Updates in the Play Store

If you are signed into the Google Play Store, go in and turn off auto-updates. Kodi 19 was recently released and is not compatible with our Kodi 18.9 programming. Auto-updates must be turned off so that Kodi 19 does not auto-update and wipe Home Arcade’s Kodi programming. Click here to see how to turn off auto-updates in the Play Store.

Second:  VERY IMPORTANT! Clear The File Browser

Since the release of Kodi 18, it is very important that you clear the download folder in file browser before starting anything. If you don’t do this, you will get an error as your tv box is trying to pull old files.

How to clear the download folder in File Browser video link here.

Have File Explorer instead of File Browser? Follow these steps.
Click on File Explorer.
Click on Internal Flash.
Scroll to Download.
Press and hold OK on your mini keyboard or remote control. A drop-down menu will appear. Scroll to Delete and click OK.
Press back or Escape to exit back to the main screen.

If you have one of the very few tv boxes that doesn’t have File Browser, you will need to factory reset your tv box to clear old files. This is a more involved process so you’ll want to really look under Apps/My Apps to be sure your box doesn’t have File Browser. How to factory reset instructions found here.

Third: Uninstall Old Apps

1. Start on the main opening screen of your tv box.
Scroll over to Settings.
On some boxes, you may need to then go to Advanced or Other or More Settings.
Some boxes may have a picture of a gear or screwdriver instead of the word Settings.

2. Scroll to Apps. Click it.

Note: You may not have all apps listed below on your tv box. Uninstall the ones listed below that you do have. ONLY uninstall the apps listed below.

3. Scroll to Kodi.
Click it.
Scroll to Uninstall and click it.
Some boxes require clicking OK and OK.

4. Scroll to MX Player.
Click it.
Scroll to Uninstall and click it. 

5. Repeat Uninstalling for any of the apps below that appear on your tv box. If there are doubles of any of the apps listed below, uninstall both of them.

Bee TV







Tea TV

T Player





Yes Player

Now you’ve uninstalled all old apps. Click Escape or the back button to return to the main opening screen. 

Fourth: Download New Apps

1. On your tv box, open Chrome. Don’t use Browser, it won’t let you open links.
You may find Chrome on the main screen of your tv box if not, look under Apps/MyApps.

2.  In Chrome, type in homearcadeinabox.com.
Go to the Login tab found on the top menu bar.
Log in using the username and password you chose when you registered.

3. Go to the drop-down under Download Pages called “Download Page A”.
If you can’t access Download Page A, we’ll need to update your settings. Contact us to let us know you need access to Download Page A.

4. If the Home Arcade website is already open from a past update, refresh the page.

5. Scroll down and click on MX Player Download.

NOTE: If you see the message “Chrome needs storage access to download files”, follow these steps:
-Click Update Permissions or Continue
-Click Allow (if your tv box doesn’t show Allow but instead opens a new screen like the one shown here, click this link)
-You may need to close the internet browser window to update the permission
-If you’ve closed the browser window, open the internet browser window again, type in homearcadeinabox.com and click on Download Page A
-Repeat Step 4

6. You may be prompted to click on Download. If so, do.
Allow any permissions, some boxes ask, some don’t.

7. Click on Typhoon.
Allow any permissions.

8. Click on Viva TV.
Allow any permissions.

9. Click Nova TV Download.
All any permissions.

10. Click Bee TV Download.
Allow any permissions.

11. Click on Kodi.
Allow any permissions.

12. Click on Home Arcade Wizard.
Allow any permissions.

Downloading done!

Fifth: Install New Apps

1. Press the home key to get back to the main screen.

2. Click Apps/My Apps. (on some tv boxes the Apps icon isn’t labeled, see here for unlabeled Apps icon pictures)

3. Most tv boxes have App Installer. If yours does, click on App Installer.
If your tv box says APK Installer, click it and then click
here for instructions specific to your box.
No App/APK Installer? Click on File Browser/File Explorer.

4. Click on Local Disk.
Using App Installer? You should see your files there. (Home Arcade Wizard may not appear here, that’s normal)
If you do, continue to Step 5.
If you don’t continue to 4) a.
Using File Browser/File Explorer? Continue to 4) c.

4) a. Exit App Installer and scroll to File Browser
4) b. Click on Local Disk
4) c. Scroll to and click on Download
If you don’t see your downloaded files, go back to the Download page of the website and click on any download that didn’t come in and give it more time to come in. You may not see Home Arcade Wizard here, that’s normal, you don’t need to re-download it.
Watch for the message to say the download has started. After giving it more time to come in, return to Step 1 of this section.

5. Click on MX Player. Click Install.
If you get a pop up asking if you want to Turn On Play Protect? Click Decline
When it’s done, click Open. Allow permissions if asked.
Click the Escape or back button.

6. Click on Typhoon. Click Install.
When it’s done, click Open. Allow permissions if asked.

*If a pop up appears that says, Blocked by Play Protect, This app can collect data that could be used to track you. Click Install Anyway.
If you are concerned about your internet service provider being able to see what you are streaming, subscribe to Real Debrid. Not only does Real Debrid act as a VPN (meaning it shows only that you have connected Real Debrid’s server but not what you are streaming) Real Debrid also gives you premium access to fast, high-quality links. For more info on Real Debrid, click here, or finish updating and read the final paragraph on this page.

Choose Exo Player as your default player.
Click the Escape or back button.

7. Click on Viva TV. Click Install.
Click Open when it’s finished. Allow permissions if asked.

Click the Escape or back button.

8. Click on Nova TV. Click Install.
Click Open when it’s finished. Allow permissions if asked.
Click the Escape or back button.

9. Click on Bee TV. Click Install.
Click Open when it’s finished. Allow permissions if asked.
Click the Escape or back button.

10. Click Kodi. Click Install.
When it’s done installing, click Done.

Now you can exit back out to the main screen. Click the Escape or back button several times to return to the main screen.

Finally: Install Kodi

1. Scroll over to Kodi. If you don’t see it on the main screen, click Apps/My Apps. It’s in there.

If your tv box has a “+”, you have a shortcut bar. To add any apps you like to the shortcuts, click the “+” then click the app you want to add, such as Kodi. See the checkmark that’s appeared? That indicates you have selected that app.
If you want to remove an app, click its icon to remove the checkmark. When you’re done, click Escape or back and the added apps will now appear in the shortcut menu. 

Now to set up the Kodi build.

2. Click Kodi. Allow the permissions.
Kodi may close, click the Kodi icon to open it again.
If you have an N5 Max X3 or Zoomtak brand tv box, read the special notes below otherwise continue to step 3.

*N5Max X3 tv boxes have a hidden Kodi factory installed. You will need to clear the contents of this Kodi before you can install the Home Arcade menu.

  • Click escape or back to get back to the main screen of your tv box and go to Settings and click it.
  • Scroll to Apps and click it. You should see Kodi there.
  • Click Kodi.
  • Scroll to Clear Data and click it.
  • Click OK. Wait a moment for it to clear.
  • Under Clear Data, it should now say, 16.__ KB. If it doesn’t, clear the data again.
  • If it does, go back to the main screen again, click Kodi to open it and proceed with the instructions.


*On Zoomtak tv boxes, Kodi may get stuck on a black/grey screen. If this happens, follow the instructions below:

  • Exit back out to the main screen of your tv box.
  • Click Apps
  • Click Settings
  • Scroll to Apps and click it
  • Scroll to Kodi and click it
  • Scroll down to Permissions
  • Scroll to Storage. Toggle the switch next to it to on. If it’s already on, toggle it to off then on again.
  • Exit back to the main screen and click on Kodi
  • Proceed to Step 3

3. Click the gear wheel found in the top left-hand corner.

4. Click System found on the bottom right-hand side.

5. Scroll down to Add-ons. Arrow over to Show notifications. Click OK to turn the toggle to on.

6. Arrow down to Unknown Sources. Click OK to turn the toggle to on.

7. Choose Yes for the pop-up window.

8. Press Escape or back twice.

9. Scroll down to Add-ons. Click it.

10. Arrow up to the open box icon on the top left. Click OK.

11. Scroll down to Install from Zip File. Click OK.

12. Scroll down to External Storage. Click OK.

13. Scroll down to Download. Click OK.

14. Scroll down to plugin.program.homearcadewizard.zip. Click OK.

15. Wait a few moments and a pop-up menu will appear.

16. Scroll to Keep My Trakt and click OK to fill in the circle.

17. Scroll to Keep My Real Debrid and click OK to fill in the circle.

18. Scroll to Keep My Favourites and click OK to fill in the circle.

19. Scroll to Continue and click it. 

20. A pop-up will appear. Click Build Menu.

21. Scroll down to Home Arcade In A Box: Fresh Install. Click it.

22. Click Continue.

Should the update wizard time out and get stuck on a generic blue screen with white words, use the directions in this video to restart it.

23. When the update wizard is done, click Force Close. And you’re done updating!

The first time you open Kodi, wait a minute to allow it to build its skin shortcuts menu. 

If you have a Real Debrid subscription, you’ll need to sync it with the updated apps and Kodi add-ons. Click here for a video tutorial or here for written instructions. If you don’t have a Real Debrid subscription, you should! Click here to learn more.

Unless you have a VPN (you’ll know if you do) or an active Real Debrid subscription on your tv box, do not choose a link that says “Torrent”. These are file-sharing links that play really well but will get a warning letter from your internet provider. Typically these links are found in the Kodi add-ons but may be in the Android Apps as well.

Keep Reading – More Important Info

If it’s been a while since you’ve used your tv box and you’d like a walkthrough of the programming, click here.

Did you know you can use the Android Apps (Typhoon TV, Bee TV, Nova TV, Viva TV) without first opening Kodi? You can! Click here to learn how

Quick tip for Viva and Nova: When watching a tv show, don’t click Watch Now, instead click Choose Season and go from there