Skyworth 2K Android TV E6, E6D, E3 and E3D Series include the following model; 49E6, 49E6D, 49E3, 49E3D, 43E6, 43E6D, 43E3, 43E3D, 40E6, 40E6D, 40E3, 40E3D, 32E6, 32E6D, 32E3 and 32E3D.
Despite of being a Google Android TV, this particular models on the other hand is not a Netflix ready as confirmed by Skyworth Head Quarter and Netflix itself.
Yes, it is not a Netflix TV but what is the reason why you consider buying it? Simply, because compare to other 2K Android TV, Skywroth 2K Android TV E6, E6D, E3 and E3D Series is more cheaper than with the other on it’s kind.
Since, it is not Netflix TV, it probably got blocked to access Netflix server using there latest app. Which I think not be a big problem and there is always a way to get around.
But before we go further to identify the other problem attached to this particular Skywort models (49E6, 49E6D, 49E3, 49E3D, 43E6, 43E6D, 43E3, 43E3D, 40E6, 40E6D, 40E3, 40E3D, 32E6, 32E6D, 32E3 and 32E3D) 2K Android TV, let’s first take a look the product specifications.
Skyworth 2K Android TV Specs.
The following Skyworth 2K Android TV models 49E6, 49E6D, 49E3, 49E3D, 43E6, 43E6D, 43E3, 43E3D, 40E6, 40E6D, 40E3, 40E3D, 32E6, 32E6D, 32E3 and 32E3D mostly has in common when it comes to technical specification as follows. Although they have physical differences.
OS: Android Oreo 8.0
Design: Slim Body
Processor: Quad-Core CPU, Cortex A53
Graphics: Quad-core GPU. Mali T860
RAM: DDR 2.5GB
HDD: eMMC 4GB
AI Assistant: Google Assistant
Dolby Digital™ Plus
Sound Mode: Sandard, Sport, Movie, Music
Speaker: Down-firing Speakers
Backlight System: Direct LED
Panel Type: IPS
Screen Size – Diagonal: 32″, 40″, 43″, 49″
Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Viewing Angle: 89/89
Clear Motion Rate: 60Hz
Response Time: 8ms, 9.5ms, 9.5ms, 9.5ms : 32″, 40″, 43″, 49″ respectively
Brightness of Panel: 240, 240, 350, 350 : 32″, 40″, 43″, 49″ respectively
Picture Mode: User/Standard/Sport/Vivid
Display Mode: auto, 16：9, 4：3, panorama, zoom, P2P
Receiver: DVB-T2 Receiving System
Digital Audio Output: optical
Audio Output: Lineout/Earphone
Video Color Systems: PAL M/N NTSC-M
Audio System: CVBS,L/R(Mono L)
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Base on the following specification above, this particular model is somewhat perfect 2k Android TV. But because of Netflix incompatibility, it turns out so so TV.
As discussed earlier on this post, the following Skyworth model 49E6, 49E6D, 49E3, 49E3D, 43E6, 43E6D, 43E3, 43E3D, 40E6, 40E6D, 40E3, 40E3D, 32E6, 32E6D, 32E3 and 32E3D is confirmed by Skyworth Head Quarter in China and Skyworth Philippines as none Netflix Android TV.
Therefore, it is normal to encounter the following Netflix error as follows; This device is not optimized for Netflix (-14)
Or “Sorry, your account can’t be used on this device.”
The problem is given, but the question is “Is there any solution for TV user to gain access to the Netflix app?” to the fact that it is confirmed none Netflix TV.
Yes, there is a solution to that particular problem you’ve encounter but some Netflix feature will be compromised. Because, the application we are going to install to go around the Netflix server is the recent android version 4.4.4 Netflix app.
This application is work well with Jellybean but I think it is old enough for the new Oreo operating system or the Android version 8.0.0. However, it still works.
To make it happen we need to install the ES File Explorer File Manager first as our dependencies. Here’s how to install ES File Explorer to Skyworth Android TV.
- Go to Google Play Store.
- Search for “ES File Explorer File Manager”.
- Click “Install”
The installation is successful if the result will be the same as what you have seen in the figure below.
Now that you’ve successfully Install the ES File Explorer File Manager, you are now ready to proceed to the next step.
First we need to download the older Netflix APK file or the Android Package Kit File from the trusted source. Here is the link to Netflix4-4-4-build.apk.
Since we already obtain the software we need, we will now proceed to install it. Below are the step by step procedure on how to Install the Netflix4-4-4-build.apk to Skyworth model 49E6, 49E6D, 49E3, 49E3D, 43E6, 43E6D, 43E3, 43E3D, 40E6, 40E6D, 40E3, 40E3D, 32E6, 32E6D, 32E3 and 32E3D.
Step by Step Procedure on how Install Netflix to Skyworth Android TV.
Load the Netflix4-4-4-build APK (Android Package Kit) file on your USB flash drive. Make sure that it will not be put inside a folder.
Insert the USB flash drive containing Netflix4-4-4-build file to the Skyworth Android TV USB 2.0 port.
Open “ES File Explorer File Manager ”
Go to install APK application found in the “ APP” menu.
Select the “INSTALL APK” and you will see the applications you save in the USB
A pop up menu will come out and select the “Package installer” for the application to be installed in the TV. You can select the “Just once” option.
Installing Application Using Factory Settings
Using original Skyworth remote or the Factory remote, Press “Source 3 1 9 5“.
Use arrow down key on your remote and find “Others” menu.
On “Others” menu, select Install app.
Select your USB flash drive it would be the one labeled with “sdcard0”.
Then select the APK (Android Package Kit) file that you wish to install.
Other intricate details that others do not talk when reviewing a TV
Skyworth 2K Android TV E6, E6D, E3 and E3D Series which include Skyworth 49E6, 49E6D, 49E3, 49E3D, 43E6, 43E6D, 43E3, and 43E3D model mainboard, power supply board, T-Con, Wi-Fi Adapter, and Bluetooth Adapter is presented on this review.
Power Supply Board:
Base on what I see, those components looks tough and can withstand to all possible natural phenomenon.