MAG425A gets Android 9.0 update
Infomir has released a firmware update for its Android TV™ set-top box MAG425A, bringing Android 9.0 to the device. The update also improves the operation of the Bluetooth remote and Google Assistant, activates the system-wide frame rate, and includes general stability improvements. All user data, apps, and account configurations will remain intact. Let's take a closer look at what MAG425A users get.
Better voice recognition
The Omni Opal remote now maintains the connection to the set-top box without going into sleep mode. The new OS version brings firmware updates not only for the box itself but also for the remote. To apply it, you need to go to the set-top box settings and check the remote control firmware version. If a new version is available, you will be able to perform the update manually.
Reliable data protection
MAG425A receives security patches from Google. The set-top box automatically changes its MAC address while interacting with the router, making its activity untraceable from the local network.
System-wide auto frame rate
The new firmware brings system-wide auto frame rate for MAG425A, enabling it to sync the TV screen's refresh rate with the video content's frame rate. For instance, when you watch video content at 24 fps, the refresh rate will be automatically set to 24 Hz. This feature works with YouTube, VLC, and other compatible applications.
User-friendly settings menu
MAG425A gets a dedicated Ethernet on/off control in settings. You don't have to remove the cable to hop to Wi-Fi, all you need is to use the switch in the network settings.
The menu is now fully translated into Russian, Ukrainian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Arab languages: you will find no leftover English strings in localizations.
Improved application performance
Android 9.0 brings a host of stability and performance improvements compared to the previous version. The efficiency of RAM usage has been improved, enabling the use of more resource-intensive applications. The performance of 4K and HDR video playback on YouTube has been improved. VP9 HDR content playback is now also better quality.
A single remote for your set-top box and TV
The new update for MAG425A makes HDMI CEC turned on by default, enabling users to switch channels and turn the set-top box on and off with the TV remote. Also, HDMI HPD is available for earlier-generation TVs to automatically wake up the set-top box when they are powered on.
Apps in standby mode
The set-top box no longer closes apps when in standby mode. If you pause playback of the content and leave the set-top box unattended for a long time, the device will enter sleep mode as usual. However, once you wake it up, you will be able to pick up where you left off with no need to re-open the app, search for the content and find the moment you want to resume from.
The Android 9.0 update for MAG425A also bumps up the versions of Infomir's pre-installed apps: Ministra Player for watching IPTV/OTT services, MAGic Browser, the MAGic Audio music player, and the MAGic Files file manager. MAGic Player has also received some improvements, especially in the stability department.
The new firmware replaces Play Music with YouTube Music.
The update also improves the stability and performance of MAG425A. The device enjoys demand among large operators as well as end-users worldwide: in Europe, North and South Americas, and the Middle East.
Soon new MAGs will be available for order on SwitchOnShop
Infomir recently revealed new Android TV and Linux devices — the MAG500A and MAG520. They have a better GPU, smaller casing, and more storage. The performance of the new flagship set-top boxes has increased from 15 000 DMIPS to 18 400 DMIPS.
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