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How to Factory Reset a MAG 324 Set Top Box

In this article, we take you through the step-by-step process of restoring a MAG 324 set-top box back to it’s factory default settings.

Before proceeding, it highly recommended that your box is easily accessible as the main reset hole is located on the left hand side of the box.

The reset hole is small, so will require the use of a paper clip (or similar) with one of the ends bent outwards to aid pressing and holding the button. Do not use any sharp objects such as pins or needles, as this could damage the reset button.

You will also need to have the box plugged in, powered up and connected to your TV whilst switched on.

Lastly, make sure you have your remote to hand as this is required to configure the box after the reset has completed.

MAG 324 Factory Reset

MAG 324 Rear Panel

1. Firstly, ensure your MAG box is powered up and fully booted.

2. Now, if your MAG box has an ethernet cable connected, remove from the back.

3. Then, remove the power cable from the back of the box and then after 2-3 seconds reinsert the power.

Bent Paperclip

4. Now, immediately place your paperclip end into the reset hole, then press and hold the reset button continuously. DO NOT let go of the reset button.

5. Keep the reset button pressed in even whilst you see the Infomir logo on your TV screen, and observe the white light on the front right edge of the box.

6. The white light should initially start to blink. When this occurs, keep the reset button pressed. Don’t let go.

7. When the light starts flashing faster, let go of the reset button and then immediately press and hold it again.

Mounting RootFS

8. Keep pressing until the screen goes blue. Then you can let go.

Starting User Services

9. Now wait for the MAG box to start the factory reset process. This will involve seeing a blue screen followed by a blank black screen. This may take a couple of minutes, so please be patient…

Settings Screen

10. Once the factory reset has completed, you should enter the inner portal screen showing several icons on a dark background.

You have now factory reset your box. Next, you need to configure your box to receive our TV service.

Configure Time Server

Settings Screen

11. From the home screen, use your remote to highlight “Settings” and then press OK.

System Settings

12. On the next screen, highlight “System Settings” and press OK.

Servers

13. Next, go to “Servers” and then press OK.

General

14. Then highlight “General” and press the OK button on your remote.

NTP Server

15. On this screen, enter the following into the NTP server text field: pool.ntp.org

Press on KB (Keyboard) button on your remote to activate the on-screen keyboard and type this in.

Use the arrow keys on your remote to locate the correct keys and then press the OK button to select each letter or character one-by-one.

When completed, press the KB (Keyboard) button again to close the on-screen keyboard.

Then finally, press the OK button on your remote to save the time server setting.

16. Now, press the EXIT button twice on your remote to go back to the “System Settings” screen.

Add UK TV Service

Servers

17. From the System Settings screen, highlight “Servers” and press OK using your remote.

Portals

18. Now highlight “Portals” and press OK

Portal 1 URL

19. On the next screen, highlight the “Portal 1 URL” text field and then press the KB (Keyboard) button on your remote to activate the on-screen keyboard.

Then use your remote to enter: primary3.magbox.tv

Once entered, press the KB (Keyboard) button once again to close the on-screen keyboard. Then press OK on your remote to save changes.

20. Now press the EXIT button on your remote to return to the System Settings screen.

Configure Wi-Fi Network

21. If your MAG box uses a WiFi connection to log onto your home network, you need to set this up next. If your MAG box uses an ethernet connection, reinsert the ethernet cable at the back of the box and skip to Step 27.

Network

22. From the “System Settings” screen, highlight “Network” using your remote and press OK.

Wireless Wi-Fi

23. Next, highlight Wireless (Wi-Fi) and press OK using your remote.

Auto DHCP

24. Now highlight “Auto (DHCP)” and press OK on your remote.

25. On the next screen, you will see available WiFi networks. Highlight the correct network you wish to use and press OK.

Wi-Fi Password

26. Now using your remote, highlight the “Key or passphrase” text field, then press the KB (Keyboard) button to activate the on-screen keyboard. Then use your remote to enter your WiFi network password, paying close attention to correct cases and special characters.

Once entered, press the KB (Keyboard) button once again to close the on-screen keyboard. Then press OK on your remote to save your password settings.

You should see an on-screen confirmation message saying your settings were “Successfully saved”.

Reload Portal

Reboot Device

27. Your box is now fully configured. So finally, highlight “Reboot device” and press OK using your remote. Press OK once again to confirm. The box will now restart.

28. If configured correctly, your MAG box should fully boot and load TV service.

Unsuccessful?

In some instances, some MAG boxes will not fully factory reset due to custom firmware having been loaded onto the box by the previous vendor.

This occurs because the software loaded was unofficial customised firmware and has been designed to prevent factory resets.

If this is the case, you will instead need to reload a completely fresh copy of the official Infomir firmware for your model of MAG set top box or replace your box entirely.

Watch the Video Tutorial

Want to see a step-by-step walk-through video? Then sit back and watch how to factory reset your MAG box from our YouTube channel.

Download Helpsheet

You can also download our PDF Help Sheet for step-by-step instructions you can save and print.

Factory Reset MAG 322

How to Factory Reset a MAG 322 Set Top Box

In this article, we take you through the step-by-step process of restoring a MAG 322 set-top box back to it’s factory default settings.

Before proceeding, it highly recommended that your box is easily accessible as the main reset button can be found on the rear panel.

The reset button is quite small, so if you have no nails on your fingers, you may find it easier if you use a paper clip with one of the ends bent outwards to aid pressing and holding the button.

You will also need to have the box plugged in, powered up and connected to your TV whilst switched on.

Lastly, make sure you have your remote to hand as this is required to configure the box after the reset has completed.

MAG 322 Factory Reset

MAG 322 Rear Panel

1. Firstly, ensure your MAG box is powered up and fully booted.

2. Now, if your MAG box has an ethernet cable connected, remove from the back.

3. Then, remove the power cable from the back of the box and then after 2-3 seconds reinsert the power

4. Now, immediately press and hold the reset button found at the rear of the box. DO NOT let go of the reset button.

MAG 322 Front Panel

5. Now, keep pressing the button even whilst you see the Infomir logo on your TV screen and observe the white light on the front of the box.

6. The white light should initially start to blink. When this occurs, keep the reset button pressed. Don’t let go.

7. When the light starts flashing faster, let go of the reset button and then immediately press and hold it again.

Mounting RootFS

8. Keep pressing until the screen goes blue. Then you can let go.

Starting User Services

9. Now wait for the MAG box to start the factory reset process. This will involve seeing a blue screen followed by a blank black screen. This may take a couple of minutes, so please be patient…

Settings Screen

10. Once the factory reset has completed, you should enter the inner portal screen showing several icons on a dark background.

You have now factory reset your box. Next, you need to configure your box to receive our TV service.

Configure Time Server

Settings Screen

11. From the home screen, use your remote to highlight “Settings” and then press OK.

System Settings

12. On the next screen, highlight “System Settings” and press OK.

Servers

13. Next, go to “Servers” and then press OK.

General

14. Then highlight “General” and press the OK button on your remote.

NTP Server

15. On this screen, enter the following into the NTP server text field: pool.ntp.org

Press on KB (Keyboard) button on your remote to activate the on-screen keyboard and type this in.

Use the arrow keys on your remote to locate the correct keys and then press the OK button to select each letter or character one-by-one.

When completed, press the KB (Keyboard) button again to close the on-screen keyboard.

Then finally, press the OK button on your remote to save the time server setting.

16. Now, press the EXIT button twice on your remote to go back to the “System Settings” screen.

Add UK TV Service

Servers

17. From the System Settings screen, highlight “Servers” and press OK using your remote.

Portals

18. Now highlight “Portals” and press OK

Portal 1 URL

19. On the next screen, highlight the “Portal 1 URL” text field and then press the KB (Keyboard) button on your remote to activate the on-screen keyboard.

Then use your remote to enter: primary3.magbox.tv

Once entered, press the KB (Keyboard) button once again to close the on-screen keyboard. Then press OK on your remote to save changes.

20. Now press the EXIT button on your remote to return to the System Settings screen.

Configure Wi-Fi Network

21. If your MAG box uses a WiFi connection to log onto your home network, you need to set this up next. If your MAG box uses an ethernet connection, reinsert the ethernet cable at the back of the box and skip to Step 27.

Network

22. From the “System Settings” screen, highlight “Network” using your remote and press OK.

Wireless Wi-Fi

23. Next, highlight Wireless (Wi-Fi) and press OK using your remote.

Auto DHCP

24. Now highlight “Auto (DHCP)” and press OK on your remote.

25. On the next screen, you will see available WiFi networks. Highlight the correct network you wish to use and press OK.

Wi-Fi Password

26. Now using your remote, highlight the “Key or passphrase” text field, then press the KB (Keyboard) button to activate the on-screen keyboard. Then use your remote to enter your WiFi network password, paying close attention to correct cases and special characters.

Once entered, press the KB (Keyboard) button once again to close the on-screen keyboard. Then press OK on your remote to save your password settings.

You should see an on-screen confirmation message saying your settings were “Successfully saved”.

Reload Portal

Reboot Device

27. Your box is now fully configured. So finally, highlight “Reboot device” and press OK using your remote. Press OK once again to confirm. The box will now restart.

28. If configured correctly, your MAG box should fully boot and load TV service.

Unsuccessful?

In some instances, some MAG boxes will not fully factory reset due to custom firmware having been loaded onto the box by the previous vendor.

This occurs because the software loaded was unofficial customised firmware and has been designed to prevent factory resets.

If this is the case, you will instead need to reload a completely fresh copy of the official Infomir firmware for your model of MAG set top box or replace your box entirely.

Watch the Video Tutorial

Want to see a step-by-step walk-through video? Then sit back and watch how to factory reset your MAG box from our YouTube channel.

Download Helpsheet

You can also download our PDF Help Sheet for step-by-step instructions you can save and print.

Factory Reset MAG 250 254 256

How to Factory Reset a MAG 250/254/256 Set Top Box

In this article, we take you the step-by-step process of restoring a MAG 250/254/256 set-top box back to it’s factory default settings.

Before proceeding, it is highly recommended that you use ethernet network cable during this process to ensure your MAG box has an active internet connection.

Connect one end of the ethernet network cable to the ethernet socket at the back of the MAG box, and the other end to a spare ethernet port on your internet router or cable modem.

This will ensure a fast and stable internet connect during this process, where your box will attempt to flash and upgrade it’s firmware via a software autoupdate.

Failure to use an ethernet cable may result in an unsuccessful factory reset.

MAG Box Rear Ports

MAG Box Factory Reset

1. Unplug the power cable at the back of the MAG box, wait a few seconds and then reinsert.

MAG MENU Buttons

2. Immediately press and hold the MENU button on your remote, pointing at your MAG box. Do not release until you enter the blue BIOS screen.

At this stage, some MAG254/256 boxes fail to enter the BIOS screen. If your MAG254/256 has a reset button on the rear panel, please refer to our MAG322 reset instructions. If no reset button is present and your box does not enter the BIOS screen, it is locked from reset and must be replaced.

Def Settings
3. Using your remote’s arrow keys, highlight “Def. Settings” and then press the right arrow on your remote.

4. Now press OK on your remote to confirm.

Note: If you see the words “Wrong Image”on screen, then please ignore.

5. Now reboot your box by highlighting “Exit & Save” and then press the right arrow button on your remote.

Exit & Save

6. As soon as your MAG box starts to reboot, press and hold the MENU button on your remote to go back into blue BIOS screen.

TV System

7. Now, highlight “TV System” with your remote and ensure this is set to 720p-50 by using the right arrow key on your remote.

8. Next, ensure “Boot Mode” is displayed as NAND.

Boot Mode

9. If not, highlight using your remote and press the right arrow button until it displays “NAND”.

10. Finally, reboot your box by highlighting “Exit & Save” and then press the right arrow button on your remote.

11. Press OK on your remote to confirm. The MAG box will then start the reboot process. Please wait for this to fully complete…

MAG Home Screen

12. Once rebooted, you should see the MAG box home screen displaying icons on a black background.

Important: your MAG Box may run a “Software Autoupdate” at this point. If so, allow this to complete. Do not disconnect the power or interrupt this process.

Settings Screen

13. From the inner portal home screen, use your remote’s arrow keys to navigate to “Settings” and then press OK.

Software Autoupdate

14. Then on the next screen, highlight “Software autoupdate” and press OK.

Autoupdate Enabled

15. On the next screen, use the left arrow button on your remote to cycle through the Autoupdate options until you see “Enabled”. Then press OK to save.

Confirm Update

16. Finally, press the green F2 button on your remote to initiate a manual software update. When you see the confirmation screen, press the red F1 button on your remote to confirm.

Update Progress

17. The software update process will then start. Allow it to complete. Once finished, your box will reboot.

Once your MAG box has rebooted, it should return to the inner portal home screen, from where you need to configure a few other items before you are ready to use your new TV service.

Configure Time Server

Settings Screen

18. From the home screen, use your remote to highlight “Settings” and then press OK.

System Settings

19. On the next screen, highlight “System Settings” and press OK.

Servers

20. Next, go to “Servers” and then press OK.

General

21. Then highlight “General” and press the OK button on your remote.

NTP Server

22. On this screen, enter the following into the NTP server text field: pool.ntp.org

Press on KB (Keyboard) button on our remote to activate the on-screen keyboard and type this in.

Use the arrow keys on your remote to locate the correct keys and then press the OK button to select each letter or character one-by-one.

When completed, press the KB (Keyboard) button again to close the on-screen keyboard.

Then press the OK button on your remote to save the time server setting.

23. Finally, press the EXIT button twice on your remote to go back to the “System Settings” screen.

Configure Wi-Fi Network

24. If your MAG box is using a dongle to connect to a WiFi network, you need to set this up next

Network

25. From the “System Settings” screen, highlight “Network” using your remote and press OK.

Wireless Wi-Fi

26. Next, highlight Wireless (Wi-Fi) and press OK using your remote.

Auto DHCP

27. Now highlight “Auto (DHCP)” and press OK on your remote.

28. On the next screen, you will see available WiFi networks. Highlight the correct network you wish to use and press OK.

Wi-Fi Password

29. Now using your remote, highlight the “Key or passphrase” text field, then press the KB (Keyboard) button to activate the on-screen keyboard. Then use your remote to enter your WiFi network password, paying close attention to correct cases and special characters.

Once entered, press the KB (Keyboard) button once again to close the on-screen keyboard. Then press OK on your remote to save your password settings.

Add UK TV Service

Servers

30. From the System Settings screen, highlight “Servers”and press OK using your remote.

Portals

31. Now highlight “Portals” and press OK

Portal 1 URL

32. On the next screen, highlight the “Portal 1 URL” text field and then press the KB (Keyboard) button on your remote to activate the on-screen keyboard.

Then use your remote to enter: primary3.magbox.tv

Once entered, press the KB (Keyboard)button once again to close the on-screen keyboard. Then press OKon your remote to save changes.

33. Now press the EXIT button on your remote, then press EXIT once again until you reach the System Settings screen.

Reboot Device

34. Finally, highlight “Reboot device” and press OK using your remote. Press OK once again to confirm. The box will now restart.

35. If configured correctly, your MAG box should fully reboot and load our UK TV service.

Unsuccessful?

In some instances, your MAG box may not display the “Portals” option under the “Servers” menu after hard resetting, thus preventing you from entering and saving your desired “Portal URL” details.

This is usually caused by unofficial customised firmware being loaded onto your MAG box.

If this is the case, you will instead need to reload a completely fresh copy of the official Infomir firmware for your model of MAG set top box.

Please refer to our other help guides for more details on this process.

Watch the Video Tutorial

Want to see a step-by-step walk-through video? Then sit back and watch how to factory reset your MAG box from our YouTube channel.

Download Helpsheet

You can also download our PDF Help Sheet for step-by-step instructions you can save and print.

Upgrade Firmware MAG Box

How to Upgrade Firmware on a MAG Set Top Box

In this article, we take you the step-by-step process of upgrading the firmware on a MAG set-top box.

Before proceeding, it is highly recommended that you use ethernet network cable during this process to ensure your MAG box has an active internet connection.

Connect one end of the ethernet network cable to the ethernet socket at the back of the MAG box, and the other end to a spare ethernet port on your internet router or cable modem.

This will ensure a fast and stable internet connect during this process, where your box will attempt to flash and upgrade it’s firmware via a software autoupdate.

Failure to use an ethernet cable may result in an unsuccessful factory reset.

MAG Box Firmware Reload

1. First, check the underside of your MAG box to find the model number of your set top box.

MAG Label

2. Then using a PC or Mac (desktop or laptop computer), download the latest firmware from one of the links found below:

3. Unzip the download archive and copy the folder to a FAT32 formatted USB memory stick.

4. Then insert the USB memory stick into the rear USB port of your MAG box, whilst it is switched off and the power cord disconnected.

5. Once the USB drive is in place, insert the power cord into the rear socket at the back of the MAG box.

MAG MENU Buttons
MAG MENU Buttons

6. Immediately press and hold the MENU button on your remote, pointing at your MAG box. Do not release until you see the blue BIOS screen.

Upgrade Tools

7. Using your remote’s arrow keys, highlight “Upgrade Tools”and then press the right arrow on your remote.

USB Bootstrap

8. Next, highlight “USB Bootstrap”and then press the right arrow key using your remote.

Press OK

9. When prompted on screen, press the OK button on your remote. Your MAG box will then proceed to find the image file saved to your USB stick and initiate the firmware upgrade process.

Follow all on screen prompts to allow the upgrade to complete. Once complete, your MAG box will automatically reboot.

Inner Portal Home

10. Once rebooted, you should see the MAG box “inner portal” home screen displaying icons on a dark background.

Important: your MAG Box may run a “Software Autoupdate”at this point. If so, allow this to complete. Do not disconnect the power or interrupt this process.

Configure Time Server

Settings Screen

11. From the home screen, use your remote to highlight “Settings” and then press OK.

System Settings

12. On the next screen, highlight “System Settings” and press OK.

Servers

13. Next, go to “Servers” and then press OK.

General

14. Then highlight “General” and press the OK button on your remote.

NTP Server

15. On this screen, enter the following into the NTP server text field: pool.ntp.org

Press on KB (Keyboard) button on our remote to activate the on-screen keyboard and type this in.

Use the arrow keys on your remote to locate the correct keys and then press the OK button to select each letter or character one-by-one.

When completed, press the KB (Keyboard) button again to close the on-screen keyboard.

Then press the OK button on your remote to save the time server setting.

16. Finally, press the EXIT button twice on your remote to go back to the “System Settings” screen.

Configure Wi-Fi Network

17. If your MAG box is using a dongle to connect to a WiFi network, you need to set this up.

Network

18. From the “System Settings” screen, highlight “Network” using your remote and press OK.

Wireless Wi-Fi

19. Next, highlight Wireless (Wi-Fi) and press OK using your remote.

Auto DHCP

20. Now highlight “Auto (DHCP)” and press OK on your remote.

21. On the next screen, you will see available WiFi networks. Highlight the correct network you wish to use and press OK.

Wi-Fi Password

22. Now using your remote, highlight the “Key or passphrase” text field, then press the KB (Keyboard) button to activate the on-screen keyboard. Then use your remote to enter your WiFi network password, paying close attention to correct cases and special characters.

Once entered, press the KB (Keyboard) button once again to close the on-screen keyboard. Then press OK on your remote to save your password settings.

Add UK TV Service

Servers

23. From the System Settings screen, highlight “Servers”and press OK using your remote.

Portals

24. Now highlight “Portals” and press OK

Portal 1 URL

25. On the next screen, highlight the “Portal 1 URL” text field and then press the KB (Keyboard) button on your remote to activate the on-screen keyboard.

Then use your remote to enter: primary3.magbox.tv

Once entered, press the KB (Keyboard) button once again to close the on-screen keyboard. Then press OK on your remote to save changes.

26. Now press the EXIT button on your remote, then press EXIT once again until you reach the System Settings screen.

Reboot Device

27. Finally, highlight “Restart portal” and press OK using your remote. Press OK once again to confirm. The portal will then restart.

28. If configured correctly, your MAG box should fully reboot and load our UK TV service.

Unsuccessful?

In some instances, your MAG box may not display the “Portals”option under the “Servers”menu after hard resetting, thus preventing you from entering and saving your desired “Portal URL”details.

This is sometimes caused by counterfeit boxes that appear to be genuine MAG boxes, which are not “flashable” and do not accept firmware upgrades.

If this is the case, it is highly likely you will need to replace your box with a genuine OEM Infomir MAG box to receive our streaming TV services.

Watch the Video Tutorial

Want to see a step-by-step walk-through video? Then sit back and watch how to factory reset your MAG box from our YouTube channel.

Download Helpsheet

You can also download our PDF Help Sheet for step-by-step instructions you can save and print.

92 Premier League Fixtures

All 92 Remaining Premier League Fixture Times & Channels

The big Premier League restart commences from Wednesday 17th June, 2002 following months of waiting and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

With 92 fixtures left to be played in the 2019/20 Premier league campaign, there’s still plenty of football left to be decided.

Would-be champions Liverpool are hoping to wrap up the title with two more wins, several clubs are tussling for European football places next season and a number of bottom half clubs are fighting for top flight survival.

In an unprecedented move, the Premier League and the broadcasters have agreed to broadcast a large number of those matches live on free-to-air television.

The atmosphere in the grounds will be eerie to say the least, with all remaining fixtures being played behind closed doors.

With fans unable be able to attend the matches live, it seems the only other options is to televise all the matches to allow the fans to see this hugely delayed season get finally completed.

What Channels Are Showing the Live Games?

Sky Sports Sports, BT Sport, BBC and Amazon Prime are the four broadcasters sharing the spoils.

Sky Sports has the lion’s share of matches with 64 in total.

Of those games, 25 will be made free-to-air on the Freeview ‘Pick’ channel and online via Now TV.

BT Sport will be airing 20 live matches.

However, a BT Sport subscription is needed to watch any of their games live.

Both Amazon and the BBC will be airing 4 of the remaining games each.

Amazingly, this will be the first time ever the BBC has showed live Premier League football.

What Time Do the Matches Kick Off?

With 92 fixtures to be squeezed into just 40 days, the fixture dates and times look very unusual.

Matches will be played at the following set times in the coming weeks:

  • Monday: 8pm
  • Tuesday: 6pm, 8pm/8.15pm
  • Wednesday: 6pm, 8pm/8.15pm
  • Thursday: 6pm, 8pm/8.15pm
  • Friday: 6pm, 8pm
  • Saturday: 12:30pm, 3pm, 5:30pm, 7.45pm
  • Sunday: 12pm, 2pm, 4:15pm, 4:30pm, 7pm

Premier League 2019/20 Match Fixtures

The following matches will be played and aired.

Some fixtures are yet to be confirmed by broadcaster.

We will update this list as and when we have further details:

Wednesday, June 17

Aston Villa v Sheffield United 6pm – Sky Sports
Manchester City v Arsenal 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Friday, June 19

Norwich v Southampton 6pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Tottenham v Manchester United 8:15pm – Sky Sports

Saturday, June 20

Watford v Leicester 12.30pm – BT Sport
Brighton v Arsenal 3pm – BT Sport
West Ham v Wolverhampton Wanderers 5.30pm – Sky Sports
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace 7.45pm – BBC

Sunday, June 21

Newcastle v Sheffield United 2pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Aston Villa v Chelsea 4.15pm – Sky Sports
Everton v Liverpool 7pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)

Monday, June 22

Manchester City v Burnley 8pm – Sky Sports

Tuesday, June 23

Leicester v Brighton 6pm – Sky Sports
Tottenham v West Ham 8.15pm – Sky Sports

Wednesday, June 24

Manchester United v Sheffield United 6pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Newcastle v Aston Villa 6pm – BT Sport
Norwich v Everton 6pm – BBC
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Bournemouth 6pm – BT Sport
Liverpool v Crystal Palace 8.15pm – Sky Sports

Thursday, June 25

Burnley v Watford 6pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Southampton v Arsenal 6pm – Sky Sports
Chelsea v Manchester City 8.15pm – BT Sport

Saturday, June 27

Aston Villa v Wolverhampton Wanderers 12:30pm – BT Sport

Sunday, June 28

Watford v Southampton 4.30pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)

Monday June, 29

Crystal Palace v Burnley 8pm – Amazon Prime

Tuesday June, 30

Brighton v Manchester United 8:15pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)

Wednesday, July 1

Arsenal v Norwich 6pm – BT Sport
Bournemouth v Newcastle 6pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Everton v Leicester 6pm – Sky Sports
West Ham v Chelsea 8.15pm – Sky Sports

Thursday, July 2

Sheffield United v Tottenham 6pm – Sky Sports
Manchester City v Liverpool 8.15pm – Sky Sports

Saturday, 4 July

Norwich City v Brighton 12.30pm – BT Sport
Leicester City v Crystal Palace 3pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth 3pm – BT Sport
Wolverhampton Wanderers v Arsenal 5.30pm – Sky Sports
Chelsea v Watford 8pm – Sky Sports

Sunday, 5 July

Burnley v Sheffield United 12pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Newcastle United v West Ham 2pm – Sky Sports
Liverpool v Aston Villa 4.30pm – Sky Sports
Southampton v Manchester City 7pm – BBC

Monday, 6 July

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton 8pm – Sky Sports

Tuesday, 7 July

Crystal Palace v Chelsea 6pm – Sky Sports
Watford v Norwich City 6pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Arsenal v Leicester City 8.15pm – Sky Sports

Wednesday, 8 July

Manchester City v Newcastle United 6pm – BT Sport
Sheffield United v Wolverhampton Wanderers 6pm – Sky Sports
West Ham v Burnley 6pm – BT Sport
Brighton v Liverpool 8.15pm – Sky Sports

Thursday, 9 July

AFC Bournemouth v Tottenham Hotspur 6pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Everton v Southampton 6pm – Amazon (Free-to-Air)
Aston Villa v Manchester United 8.15pm – Sky Sports

Saturday, 11 July

Norwich City v West Ham 12.30pm – BT Sport
Watford v Newcastle United 12.30pm – Amazon (Free-to-Air)
Liverpool v Burnley 3pm – BT Sport
Sheffield United v Chelsea 5.30pm – Sky Sports
Brighton v Manchester City 8pm – Sky Sports

Sunday, 12 July

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Everton 12pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Aston Villa v Crystal Palace 2pm – Sky Sports
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal 4.30pm – Sky Sports
AFC Bournemouth v Leicester City 7pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)
Manchester United v Southampton 8pm – Sky Sports/Pick (Free-to-Air)

Wednesday, 15 July

Arsenal v Liverpool 8pm – TBC
Burnley v Wolverhampton Wanderers 8pm – TBC
Chelsea v Norwich City 8pm – TBC
Crystal Palace v Manchester United 8pm – TBC
Everton v Aston Villa 8pm – TBC
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How to Watch Sky Go in USA

How to Watch Sky Go in USA

Whether you’re a British expat or just a fan of UK television, you can watch Sky Go in USA if you have a suitable UK-based VPN at your fingertips.

Without a VPN (Virtual Private Network) utilising a United Kingdom IP (Internet Protocol) address, you’re not going to have much success.

The fact is, any attempts to watch Sky Go in USA will fail and your access to their content will be blocked.

In this article, we’re going to explain in simple terms how you can access Sky TV content in the United States, along with tons of other terrestrial and premium UK TV channels.

What is Sky Go?

Sky Go Compatible Devices

Sky Go is Sky television’s online TV streaming service, which is bundled as part of a standard Sky satellite television subscription.

It’s available to all existing Sky TV customers as a means to watch subscription content on mobile devices such as tablets and phones, as well as desktop and laptop computers.

Sky Go contains live and on-demand content.

Depending on your subscription, you can gain access to a wide range of live TV channels using Sky Go ranging from entertainment, sports, movies, news, documentaries and more.

There’s over 30 live streaming channels on Sky Go, including:

  • Sky Atlantic
  • Sky One
  • Sky Living
  • Sky Arts
  • Fox
  • Gold
  • ITV Encore
  • Comedy Central
  • MTV
  • Discovery Channel
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • ABC
  • Sky Cinema Premiere
  • Sky Cinema Disney
  • Sky Cinema Hits
  • Sky Cinema Family
  • Sky Cinema Action & Adventure
  • Sky Cinema Comedy
  • Sky Cinema Crime & Thriller
  • Sky Cinema Drama & Romance
  • Sky Cinema Sci-Fi & Horror
  • Sky Cinema Select
  • Sky Cinema Themed Channel
  • Sky Sports Mix
  • Sky Sports Main Event
  • Sky Sports Premier League
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Action
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports News

There’s also a huge library of on-demand movies, sports, entertainment shows and more.

Sky Go is jammed packed with entertainment, so it’s no wonder Brits want to be able to watch it wherever they are.

The problem is, Sky Go is blocked if accessed anywhere outside the UK and Ireland.

So even if you are a fully paid up Sky subscriber, you still can’t watch it overseas.

But if you use a UK-based VPN, you can bypass geo-blocking restrictions and watch Sky Go in the USA or anywhere else worldwide for that matter!

So what is a VPN and where can you get one?

Read on and find out more…

What is a VPN?

VPN Diagram

The term VPN stands for Virtual Private Network.

Without getting too technical as it’s not entirely necessary here, a VPN is the single best way of unblocking Sky TV content online.

By using a UK-based VPN, any devices you use that are connected to the VPN will be assigned a UK IP address.

In doing so, your devices will appear to be using the internet from inside the United Kingdom.

As a consequence, this will allow you to access Sky Go and watch Sky TV content online as their system will see you as based in the UK.

It really is that simple.

And as a bonus, most reputable VPNs use secure encryption, meaning your internet usage is private and secured.

So as well as gaining access to UK TV content, you also have peace of mind that you are surfing anonymously and securely.

How Do I Choose a VPN Provider?

Speed Test

There’s a wide range of different service providers offering VPNs.

Some well known, whilst others less so.

It’s worth baring in mind when purchasing a VPN subscription that buying the most well known provider is not always the best decision. And here’s why.

Most broadcasters are very much aware that you can access Sky Go in USA and other overseas countries using a VPN.

In an attempt to preventing their customers from gaining overseas access to Sky Go content, their technicians identifying IP ranges of various VPN providers which they block.

So you could be in a situation where you start paying a subscription to a VPN provider, only to find you are still blocked!

In this instance, it’s quite clear that following the herd is not necessarily a good idea.

If you want to watch your Sky Go account abroad without disappointment or interruptions, then find a lesser known vendor.

By doing so, your VPN provider is far less likely to have been identified as a way to watch their content overseas, meaning you get uninterrupted access to your Sky Go account on your travels or stay overseas.

Who’s The Best VPN Provider?

UKTV2GO Large Logo

Like any service provider, there’s varying opinions about different VPN software providers.

The most commonly used VPN software vendors to watch Sky Go abroad is ExpressVPN, Surfshark and PureVPN.

Each of these services are priced from around £9.99 per month upwards, for a single VPN connection.

So this means that you can only use one device at any given time through their VPN.

That’s not ideal if you want to access UK TV content on multiple devices around your home.

Remember, a VPN doesn’t just unlock Sky Go content.

It also enables you to access online TV content via BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All4, My5 and of course other UK-based online services.

So why would you want to be restricted to using just one device if several people in your home want to enjoy UK TV abroad?

Surely there must be a better alternative?

Thankfully there is!

Why VPN Routers Are Best!

Devices Connected to VPN Router

If like most ex-pats with large households who all want to access UK TV content abroad on multiple devices, there’s only one solution.

And that’s to use a VPN router in your home.

By doing so, you create a dedicated WiFi network in your home that passes all traffic through the VPN – not just a single device.

So all of a sudden, you could have one person watching Sky Go on their iPad, whilst your Smart TV could be connected to Now TV and your laptop is watching BBC iPlayer – all at the same time!

Now that’s what you call an incredibly flexible solution.

Practically every device in your home could behave like it is using the internet in the United Kingdom and access content via apps and websites that you could not normally use in the USA.

Just imagine…

Now you can watch content on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Five websites.

You can once again use Now TV on your television, a Roku device or Now TV set top box or smart stick.

You could even hook up your games consoles to the VPN and use apps there as well.

Access UK-only content on services like Netflix and Disney+.

So it’s clear, that if you’re serious about watching Sky Go in the USA or any other UK-based content abroad, a VPN router is the only way to go.

Fix Slow Loading Frozen Pictures MAG Set Top Box

How to Fix Slow Loading or Frozen Pictures on MAG 250/254/322/410 Set Top Boxes

If you own an IPTV set top box such as the popular MAG 250, MAG 254, MAG 322 or the MAG 410, you may be one of the users who frequently experiences picture freezing or slow channel loading.

It’s a nuisance as it can spoil your television entertainment viewing pleasure and if persistent, makes watching TV shows and movies practically impossible.

Constant freezing and slow loading breaks up the show and you end up switching off.

But don’t give up as there’s usually a few simple check you can do to resolve this problem, and get your MAG box working to optimum performance and view shows with seamless streaming and zero freezing.

MAG 322 Set Top Box

In this article, we’re going to take you through all the necessary steps required to fully diagnose why your MAG box is freezing and what you can do to rectify the problem.

Read on to find out how to fix this issue or choose from one of the following chapters that’s suits your needs.

Check Your Internet Speed

Speedtest by Ookla

In many cases, slow loading, constant channel buffering or freezing is caused by a poor quality or slow intent connection speed.

So it’s recommended that you check the internet connection in your home first to make sure you have sufficient bandwidth to stream live IPTV pictures to your MAG box.

If you don’t, there’s no point in running any further diagnostics on your MAG box if your broadband is simply unsuitable for streaming.

So firstly, if you have a desktop PC or Mac connected to your home Wi-Fi network or directly via ethernet, use an online speed check tool such as Speedtest.net

If you only have mobile devices such as a phone or tablet, then download and install a suitable app to your device such as the SpeedTest app by Ookla.

Once you are ready to run a speed test on a desktop PC or Mac, laptop or mobile device, let’s get started.

Run the test and see what the resulting report tells you.

Ideally, you need a “Download Speed” of at least 2-4 Mbps, but in an ideal world, we would recommend a download speed of 5 Mbps or above to be able to stream pictures smoothly and without interruption.

If the results of your speed test are poor, we recommend that you speak to your internet service provider about improving your broadband connection or alternatively, upgrade to a better package or change broadband provider altogether.

If however your internet connection speed seems to be good, let’s move on to the next step.

Wi-Fi Interference

Reduce Wi-Fi Interference

Many people do not realise that Wi-Fi is transmitted over simple radio frequencies.

These frequencies are very susceptible to interference, especially if there are lots of other Wi-Fi signals in close proximity that may be running on the same frequency or frequencies close to yours.

People who live in apartment blocks for example, tend to suffer from Wi-Fi signal interference very often.

With dozens of neighbours all running their own personal Wi-Fi networks, you could potentially be living in a sea of Wi-Fi networks all battling with each other for signals clarity.

So it’s no surprise that signal interference can be a real nuisance.

Thankfully, there’s a few things you can try to improve your situation.

Netgear Change Wi-Fi Channel

Change Wi-Fi Channel

If you have direct administrator access to your Wi-Fi router, you can change the Wi-fi channel your network uses.

By doing so, you could select a channel that experience far less interference and get a better quality signal to your MAG box.

Most Wi-Fi routers allow admin access via a browser.

If you are unsure how to do this, check with your router manufacturers user manual and follow the instructions.

Switching Wi-Fi channels is actually a lot easier than it sounds and may help improve Wi-Fi speeds in your home.

You may have to experiment with a few new channels to see which works best.

Many Wi-Fi admin system actually show you the local interference, so should give you a good idea of which channel to switch to.

But in many cases, most Wi-Fi routers automatically select the best channel to use so this may not resolve your buffering problems.

TP-Link TL-WR940N

Upgrade Your Wi-Fi Router

If your Wi-Fi router is an older model, it may not be up to the job.

Older models tend to transmit at slower rates whilst newer models offer far better strength signals using transmission rates of around 450Mbps or above.

Newer models will feature more antennas to help produce a stronger signal, whilst older models may only have a single transmitter that struggles to do the job.

If you suspect your Wi-Fi router may be obsolete, it might be time to trade it in for a newer model.

Tenda USB Wi-FI Dongle

Change Wi-Fi Dongle

If you’re totally convinced that your home Wi-Fi network is stable and solid, then the issues may be with the Wi-Fi dongle connected to the USB port on your MAG box.

Firstly, make sure it is seated correctly and fully into the USB pot either at the front or rear of our MAG box.

But also, make sure that the dongle is compatible with your Wi-Fi network speed and radio frequencies.

If it’s an older Wi-Fi dongle, it might be wise to upgrade it to a better model that can handle a wider range of Wi-Fi signals and speeds.

Any incompatibilities will undoubtedly cause lag.

MAG Box Rear Panel

Switch to an Ethernet Connection

If you want to completely eliminate issues with a poor Wi-Fi router or signal interference whilst dramatically improving network speeds, then a direct ethernet connection is the best solution by far.

There’s no compensation for good old fashioned cables when it comes to a solid, fast and reliable network connection.

Wi-Fi may be very convenient when using mobile devices but for set top boxes like the MAG 250, 254, 322 or 410, it’s just going to sit on your media centre.

So why use a Wi-Fi connection when a direct ethernet connection will be far more reliable, faster and not suffer from any interference?

If you have any doubts about the quality of your home Wi-Fi network, we recommend switching to ethernet to completely eliminate these concerns.

Ethernet is far more stable and reliable than any kind of Wi-Fi connection – period.

Many people do not like trailing cables around their home, but if you want the very best performance from your MAG box, use ethernet!

Here’s what you need to do…

Firstly, you’ll need a good quality RJ45 cable that is long enough to run from the back of your MAG box to your Wi-Fi router.

The closer the router is to the MAG box, the better as this will mean shorter cables and less mess.

Your first step is to connect one end of the RJ45 cable to the rear Ethernet port at the back of your MAG set top box.

Then connect the other end of the cable to a spare Ethernet port on the back of the router.

Once connected at both ends, switch on your TV set and the MAG set top box.

Wait for the MAG box to fully boot and then, go to the Home screen and carry out the following steps:

  • press the left arrow button on your remote control, scroll across to “Settings” and press “OK”
  • then press the down arrow button on your remote to highlight “Network” and press “OK”
  • on the next screen select “Wired (Ethernet)” and press “OK”
  • the select “Auto (DHCP)” and press “OK”

Once you’ve complete these steps, restart your MAG set top box for the changes to fully take effect.

After your MAG box has fully rebooted, try watching a channel which had previously been susceptible to freezing or slow loading and see if the situation has improved.

In most cases, changing to an ethernet connection should show a marked improvement.

If not, there could be a few other outstanding issues to resolve.

MAG Advanced Settings Buffer Screen

Changing Buffer Size

If you’ve ran all the above tests, made changes to your Wi-Fi set up and have even switched to ethernet and are still not seeing any marked improvements, then the only outstanding issue that will be causing picture freezing or buffering is the settings on your MAG box itself.

It’s quite common for users to fiddle with buffer settings without really understanding the implications and actually make the situation worse.

On slower internet connection speeds for example, MAG boxes will understandably need to buffer more data before playing pictures.

Whilst on faster connections, buffering or pre-loading data really isn’t necessary.

If these settings are wrongly configured, it will greatly affect your MAG boxes ability to play content quickly, smoothly and consistently.

So depending on your Wi-Fi or ethernet network and broadband connection speeds, you may need to change your settings.

If your network is fast, you don’t need to buffer much data, if any at all.

But if your network is sluggish, you may need to buffer more data.

Freezing occurs because the MAG set top box hasn’t managed to buffer sufficient data in order to playback the content smoothly.

So we need to make a change to the MAG box buffer size.

If slow channel loading is occurring yet your network speed is fast, then your buffer is clearly set far too high and needs reducing.

In order to make changes to your buffer size, follow these steps:

  • press the left arrow button on your remote and scroll to “Settings” and press “OK”
  • then press the down arrow button to highlight “Advanced Settings” and press “OK”
  • with the left or right arrow buttons, change the buffer length in seconds to suit
  • when done, press “OK” to save your changes

Choosing the correct buffer size is not an exact science, so some experimentation and common sense may be required.

If for example your buffer was set to zero seconds and your internet connection is slow and pictures were freezing, you may have to increase it significantly.

Whilst if your buffer was set high and your internet connection is fairly fast, it probably needs reducing by quite some margin or eliminating altogether.

Experiment with a few options until you find the right balance.

Conclusion

With these fixes you should be able to resolve slow loading or frozen pictures on your MAG set top box.

These fixes can be used on all models including MAG 250, 254, 322 and 410.

There is no way to tell which option will work out best for you, but in most cases one or all of the above fixes should be able to solve your problems.

From then on, you should hopefully be able to watch your favourite programmes without freezing, or without having to wait ages until the channel completes loading.

Should you not manage to solve the issue after having tried all of the above fixes, you may wish to seek expert advice from the manufacturer or product seller.

How to Fix Now TV Max Simultaneous Streams

How to Fix Now TV “Maximum Number of Simultaneous Streams”

Now TV is a great option when it comes to being able to watch TV shows, movies and sports on various devices, just as long as you have a broadband internet connection.

However, while it is a very convenient method of watching TV, at times you end up with error messages which may confuse you.

For instance, every now and then it is common to get the following message on the screen:

“You’ve reached the maximum number of simultaneous streams on your account. To watch Now TV on this device, please stop watching on one of the other devices.”

In order to understand why this message comes up, and how to fix it, it is important to be aware of certain things.

There are some key restrictions which you might not be aware of:

Now TV Error Messages

1. Maximum Number of Simultaneous Streams

Now TV can only stream simultaneously on a maximum of two separate devices.

So at any given time you can watch a show on your TV, and someone else in your household can also watch a show on a tablet, for instance.

2. Maximum Number of Registered Devices

There is also a limit to the number of devices that you can add to a single Now TV account.

You should note that the limit is a total of four different devices.

Understandably, you might wish to change one or more of these devices, such as when a new device is bought to replace an old one, such as a laptop or tablet.

3. Maximum Number of Device Changes

It’s also important to note that once you’ve added four devices to a NOW TV account, it is only possible to make one device change per month.

So make sure to choose your devices wisely as it is not possible to chop and change as you like.

Now TV Manage Devices Screen

What Does This Message Mean?

When you see the above message, it basically means that you are trying to watch the same stream on more than one device.

As a result, you are exceeding what the permitted limits as highlighted above.

It could also be that since you recently added a new device to your Now TV account, this has taken you above the permissible amount, and so the above message will display on screen.

How Can I Fix This?

In order to resolve the problem and be able to watch the desired show or movie, you will need to stop watching on one of the other devices first.

Generally, apart from that, users who experienced this problem said that they had to wait around 10 minutes before they could continue watching on the other devices.

During that time the message could refresh.

Manage Your Now TV Devices

In order to solve this problem, it is good to know how to manage devices on your NOW TV account.

In order to either add or remove a device from your Now TV account, you will need to log into your account online and go to “My Account”.

Once there, you will then have to select “Manage Devices.

Here, you will then see the list of the devices that you have, and which you may wish to remove any one or more from.

Simply choose the device you wish to add or remove and then save.

You should then be ready to watch Now TV on your desired devices once again.