How to turn on MXQ BOX with a keyboard?

Having an MXQ android box for your television lets you open up the world of the internet, like a standard television never could. From online streaming to live telecasting, from podcast to movies, and playing games worldwide. There’s so much you can do with just a click of your button.

However, it may happen that you had suddenly misplaced your remote or, like somehow, it got damaged or tempered and is not coming in of any use to you in operating your MXQ box. Sometimes, surfing and searching for content or typing a web address into your default browser using a typical remote can be a tricky task. Especially typing special characters and symbols.  In such cases, you can take the help of an external keyboard and mouse to make your work easier.

Multiple ways to start an MXQ BOX with a keyboard

You might never imagine how easy it is to use your keyboard and mouse as a remote controller.  In this guide, we are here to help you provide a quick and inexpensive solution with steps for connecting and pairing your android box to an external medium and using it to your convenience, like a remote.

Method #1: Connecting external keyboard

The ports provided on your MXQ android box will help you connect your wired keyboard and mouse or can also take the help of an external OTG or USB to connect it. Most of these connected devices will be working as soon as it is connected.

Method #2: Manual Setting

Suppose it is not functioning as it should or want to use the entire keyboard layout, including its symbols and functions.  What you need to do is to instruct your android system that you have an external keyboard. The steps are as follows:

Step 1:  Go to settings at the bottom left corner of your screen.

Step 2: Then click other and press on more settings.

Step 3: Then click on language and input methods.

Step 4: Click defaults and a pop-up menu will show up.

Step 5: Then Click on Physical Keyboard to switch it on.

Method 3: Using Bluetooth

To pair a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard with android can be very easy. Firstly, you will be requiring a keyboard and mouse running on Bluetooth. The steps are as follows :

Step 1: To enable it, navigate to settings.

Step 2: Then click on Bluetooth and slide the button to switch it on.

Step 3: Then turn on your keyboard, and it will pair automatically. Now you are ready to use it.

Bonus Tip: How To Turn On MXQ BOX Using A Smart Phone.

 More or less, everyone owns a smartphone these days, and you might also want to know how to turn on your android box with a smartphone instead of a mouse and keyboard. The methods are as follows:

Method #1: Using the Television app

For this to occur, your MXQ box and smartphone must be connected to the same internet via a Lan connection or a Wi-Fi or modem.

  • Once the app is installed, open and find your device.
  • Then tap to connect it.
  • You can then use the trackpad and other features to navigate and use it.

Method 2: By installing a third party application

Since your MXQ box is running on android, it is no wonder that you can easily install an app from the Google play store. Most of these apps get easily connected to your television or, if not, you had to go to settings and turn on the pairing button manually.

Conclusion:

Who would have guessed starting a television from your keyboard will be so simple. Using any of these methods, you can start most of the supported televisions even if you have limited knowledge about your MXQ Box.

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by Shashank Kothari
I am author at Foofighters. I love to write about Technical How to Guides, Product Reviews, my troubleshooting experiences with gadgets. I spend hours daily with electric instruments. I love to repair them. It gives me a complete fulfilment. Keep reading and stay safe in Pandemic.

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