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I would like to know If I can use an android tv box to control what's being displayed on my tv.?

I have cable with a cable box that is currently connected to my TV. I would like to put an android box between the cable box and the TV so I can control what to feed the TV from the android box. I don't mind using the cable box to change channels but if there's a way to also change channels it would be great. Basically I want to be able to change the content of the TV from cable box to kodi and vice versa for example. Is that doable? If so how.?Much appreciated! First time posting!

Answer:

You can use an android box as an input separately to the set. You will not be able to use the android box to control or modify the cable box.
Dec 7, 2017
I don't think there is a pass through android box. Use a different input to the TV.
Dec 7, 2017
Bob is correct - most media streamers do NOT accept HDMI from outside sources to pass through to the TV. You usually connect the android box to a separate input on the TV and use the remote to switch between inputs. If you do not have a spare input on the TV - a HDMI switch works well.
Dec 7, 2017

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