Set-top boxes

    • What is MAG powered by Linux?

      MAG set-top boxes powered by Linux are high-performance media players intended for IPTV/OTT services. The devices can play content in up to 4K resolution and support HDR and all modern video codecs, including HEVC. 

      The stability of Linux ensures that the devices can run for several weeks without rebooting.

    • What is MAG powered by Android TV™?

      Android TV MAG set-top boxes are premium-class devices that support the following Google services: 

      • YouTube
      • YouTube Music
      • Google Play
      • Google Assistant
      • Chromecast built-in

      The devices play 4K video at 60 fps. They support HDR and the HEVC codec.

      A MAG Android TV device can be used to watch content online (IPTV/OTT services) or from external storage devices, such as hard or flash drives.

    • What is the difference between Android TV™ and AOSP?

      Android TV devices are set-top boxes that are fully certified by Google. The company guarantees that such devices operate stably for at least three years. These set-top boxes receive regular operating system and security protocol updates.

      The devices come with pre-installed licensed apps from Google. Users can access Google Play with over 7,000 apps and games.

      AOSP set-top boxes are powered by the freeware Android OS. Their developers configure the firmware at their discretion, resulting in possible freezes and crashes. 

      Since AOSP firmware updates are also dependent on manufacturers, support for the device may discontinue at any time.

    • What is Google Assistant?

      Google Assistant enables users to enjoy voice control, e.g., switch channels, adjust the volume, mute and unmute the sound, and search for information and content on the Internet.

    • What is the purpose of Chromecast built-in?

      Chromecast built-in enables users to cast audio and video content from their tablet or phone to the TV screen with just one tap on the mobile device.

    • What networking features does MAG offer?

      The set-top boxes connect to the data network via a 100 Mbps Ethernet port. MAG500A devices, along with w3 modification, are equipped with built-in dual-band Wi-Fi adapters. For example, MAG520w3 can connect to wireless networks that operate at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. These bandwidths ensure data transfer speeds of up to 150 Mbps and 550 Mbps, respectively.

    • Which apps are pre-installed on MAG devices?

      The standard pre-installed apps for Linux MAG boxes are as follows:

      • Ministra Player
      • Web browser
      • Built-in internal and external portals


      Furthermore, Android TV MAG boxes offer the following Google services:

      • YouTube
      • YouTube Music
      • Google Play
      • Google Assistant
      • Chromecast built-in
    • Can I install apps on a Linux STB?

      Linux MAG STBs have no option to install third-party apps.

    • Can I install apps on an Android TV STB?

      Yes, you can. Use the pre-installed licensed Play Market store from Google. It offers over 7,000 certified apps and games.

    • How do I check the authenticity of my MAG box?

      To check the authenticity of your MAG device, we recommend signing up at https://my.infomir.eu/eng/ 

      This will enable you to:

      • check whether your device is original or a copy
      • be among the first to receive information about new firmware 
      • store all the manuals, drivers, and warranty terms in one place
    • What are 4K and HEVC?

      4K is a screen format that offers high-resolution video content (3,840 x 2,160 pixels). Such content will correctly play on TV sets with 4K screens.

      HEVC is a codec for compressing and transferring high-resolution video data without compromising quality. It allows 4K content to be watched online even at slow Internet speeds (as low as 5 Mbps).

    • What is HDR?

      HDR (High Dynamic Range) is a technology that allows for displaying more vibrant colors, darker shadows, and a more detailed picture. 

      You need a TV set that supports HDR to enjoy improved brightness, contrast, and colors.

    • Which peripherals do MAG set-top boxes support?

      MAG set-top boxes connect to keyboards, mice, flash drives, and external hard drives via two USB ports (2.0 and 3.0). 

      Android TV MAG set-top boxes also have built-in Bluetooth 5.0 and can connect to peripherals that support wireless data transfer protocols.

    • What is included in the MAG package?

      A standard package comprises the following components:

      • MAG set-top box
      • Remote control
      • Two batteries for the remote control
      • Power supply unit
      • HDMI cable
      • User manual and warranty card

    What can I watch?

    • Can I use voice search to find content?

      Yes, you can. Android TV MAG set-top boxes come with the Infomir OPAL Bluetooth remote control. To enjoy the voice search feature, simply press the Google Assistant button and say the title of a movie or video. The device will display a list of available content according to your request.

    • Can I watch 4K movies?

      Yes, you can. MAG set-top boxes play content in up to 4K resolution at 60 fps.

    • Can I watch free movies and TV shows?

      Yes, you can. MAG set-top boxes can connect to any IPTV/OTT service, whether a free or paid subscription.

    • Can I watch subtitled movies and TV shows?

      Yes, you can. MAG set-top boxes can display closed captions.

    What do I need to get started?

    • Do I need a special TV?

      MAG set-top boxes can connect to any TV with an HDMI port. Also, they can connect to a TV with an RCA composite input, but you will need an HDMI-RCA adapter.

    • Do I need a high-speed Internet connection?

      MAG set-top boxes support the HEVC codec that allows playing high-resolution 4K content even at slow Internet speeds, starting from 5 Mbps.

    • Do I need to create an account?

      MAG set-top boxes provide stable playback without making users sign up. However, some IPTV/OTT services grant access only after signing up and paying for a subscription.

      *Google, YouTube, Android TV, Chromecast built-in, and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.

More answers

Infomir community

Search Forum