TVPad 3 – How to setup and load TVB Channels?

Finally, I got to play around with the TVPad 3 m358 device this week.  Last weekend, I brought one for my parents.  It costs $220 on Amazon but there was a discount deal going and I got one for $200.

For those that do not know what is a TVPad device, it is a media player.  It mainly play streaming video – channels (e.g. vod, sop, etc…) from the internet.

Here is the official TVpad website.

The good thing about this device is that it organized them so that it is easier to play streaming video channels for non-techie users like my Chinese parents.  Most of the apps and movie channels you can find online and can be played on your computer.

TVPad is designed mainly for overseas Asian that want to view real-time live TV from Asia. With the new version of TVpad, TVpad 3, it even has a VoIP and karaoke features.  You will need to buy extra hardware if you want to use these features.  E.g. If you want to make VoIP calls, you will need to get a VoIP phone and connect it to the TVpad device.

The installation for TVpad 3 is quite easy.

1 – Unpack the device and plug in the power
2 – Connect the HDMI cable from the device to your TV
3 – Connect the ethernet cable to your modem
* If you want wireless, enter in your WIFI information to the device
4 – Test the connection

Okay, now you have the device setup and is connected to the internet.  Now what?  How to add channels to the device?

Adding channels is very easy, all you need to do is install them from the TVpad AppStore.  Select and install the app that interest you.

For live Hong Kong channels or TVB dramas channels, you will have to manually install them.

To do this, there are two ways.  1 – you can download and install each individual Chinese apps to your device.  2 – you can download and install another App store application called “N+” to your TVpad device.  Both options setup are the same.  I will only show you the second option here.

1 – Download the package launcher for TVpad here
2 – Download the N+ store app here
3 – Unzip both file to a USB drive.  Make sure the extracted file is in the root folder of your drive and not inside a folder.
e.g.
gvos2-sd1
1375428545889.pkg

4 – On the main menu of your TVpad, plug in the USB drive to the TVpad device
5 – If setup correctly, TVpad will detect the file on the USB drive and give you an option to install it (If you can’t read Chinese, it is the top button and then the left button).
6 – Once the installation is completed, go to TVpad Appstore and look for the N+ app.
7 – Launch it and install all their app packages to your TVpad device
8 – Now launch some of them and you will find your Hong Kong channels and TVB dramas series on them.
e.g.
粵海寬頻, 粵海時移, and 港粤快看

Enjoy!

 

34 Comments on TVPad 3 – How to setup and load TVB Channels?

  1. Charles wong // January 2, 2014 at 8:49 am //

    Happy new year….

    After reading this blog I find its useful for installing N-store into my tvpad 3 which missing this useful app. However, the link ‘ Here’ regarding more info of the download doesn’t bring me to the further …
    Please advise…. Can I connected tvpad to the desktop computer by using usb and download apps directly from N+store? Please advise

    Thank you

  2. That’s strange. It is working fine for us. Do you have any popup blocker installed on your computer that might be blocking it?

    Also, do a google search on the internet, you will find links from other sites that have this file too. You can also visit their official site at http://www.appnnn.com for their apps.

    For the USB connection, you have to copy the files to an USB drive and then connect the drive to the TVpad. You can not directly connect the TVPad to your computer’s USB port.

  3. Plug in USB drive icon comes up but no other pop up to install

  4. 1 – Make sure to download the package launcher for TVpad to the same USB drive
    e.g. gvos2-sd1

    2 – Make sure to be at the main screen. Try rebooting the TVpad

    3 – Make sure it is a TVpad 3 model

  5. Zhao Family // January 25, 2014 at 12:12 am //

    ***Review of TVPad3 for Chinese (HK) viewing***

    First off…..Thanks for the very detailed and EASY to follow directions!!!

    I ordered this TVPad3 for my parents since they were paying Dish Network a lot of money to only watch 2 channels.
    TV Pad is great, but I will have to say, the quality is quite poor. The broadcasting quality from the apps is mediocre at best. The colors are very high in contrasts, pixelated picture, and some apps have poor (highly compressed) audio. My connection is 50mbps via Ethernet cable so its definitely not something on my end. The streaming meter on the screen tops out at 300kb/s but usually averages around 160kb/s connection speed. That is why the image quality is low. Some of the “HD” channels dont ever load due to such low connection speed. Its a hit or miss though, sometimes the channel is streaming well at 300+kb/s and the video is standard quality and decent sound.

    Over all its worth the money for my folks, they dont really care about the picture quality, even though I bought them a 50″ top tier HDTV lol. The Module offers LOTS of channels and programs from Hong Kong and China. LOTS!
    My parents can catch up on past episodes like you would on say Netflixs and watch streaming live TV on other apps.

    In conclusion, its worth it for older Chinese people who do not have the discerning taste of tech-savvy younger generation. Seeing my folks sing along to music videos made it all worth it for me. Plus they are not paying Dish Network $40/mo just to watch two channels.

  6. this installation is not meant for model m121? only for tvpad3???

  7. This is meant for tvpad 2 and tvpad 3

    For tvpad 1 or m121 model, you would need to download and install the m121 version.

  8. I have successfully set up the TV pad3 with some HK and Japan channels apps installed. I used the USB to download the package. The TF card provided cannot be inserted securely in the slot. I had a TVpad 2 and the TF card can be completely inserted. However, the TV pad3 TF card slot seems to be wider and the card could only be inserted halfway. The TF card sign is not showing on the screen and so I know it is not properly inserted. Am I doing it right? Do I need the TF card for streaming or anything?

  9. You can also use an usb thumb drive for storage.

  10. Hi, i have just bought TV pad 3. Is there any Apps are for HK movie with cantonese? i found that alot of movie was in mandarin only old movie will have cantonese version.

  11. Most movies are in Mandarin.

  12. First of all I want to say Thanks for providing the link N+ store and launcher. I spent many hours trying to figure how to get Cantonese apps on the TVpad3 until I saw your thread online. I do not read Chinese so I needed information in English.
    I am using a Mac and followed your instructions and everything went smoothly. I now have HK TVB Drama and News installed on my TVpad3. I only wanted the Cantonese Apps and you provided it for me.

    Thank You

  13. I am just wondering, there is alot of canto tv series i would like to watch. Is it possible to change the language from canto to mando like how vcds and stuff let u do? Thanks

  14. No. Most of the canto series and mando series are only in one language.

  15. I brought the TV pad 3 during Xmas, the box came with all the live TBV apps installed already? But later on they came out of that notice about the haker thing… So my box was stocked couple time, I know I shouldn’t but I had to restart the box… After that non of the live TVB apps works anymore. So I need to reset the box back the ‘just out from the factory’ and reinstall everything? Please

  16. If it is a TVPad 3, then you would need to download the N+ app. You can follow the steps from this article.

    1 – Download the package launcher for TVpad here
    2 – Download the N+ store app here
    3 – Unzip both file to a USB drive. Make sure the extracted file is in the root folder of your drive and not inside a folder.
    e.g.
    gvos2-sd1
    1375428545889.pkg

    4 – On the main menu of your TVpad, plug in the USB drive to the TVpad device
    5 – If setup correctly, TVpad will detect the file on the USB drive and give you an option to install it (If you can’t read Chinese, it is the top button and then the left button).
    6 – Once the installation is completed, go to TVpad Appstore and look for the N+ app.
    7 – Launch it and install all their app packages to your TVpad device
    8 – Now launch some of them and you will find your Hong Kong channels and TVB dramas series on them.
    e.g.
    粵海寬頻, 粵海時移, and 港粤快看

  17. Thank you so much for the easy instructions! I was able to install with no issues. Do you have the links for the new 港粤Cantonese TV app as well?

  18. Thank you so much for the instruction.

    I am able to complete up to step 6 but unable to install the apps. Any advice?

  19. If you are on steps five, the N+ app was installed then. Look in the main screen for the app.

    Also, what TVPad model you are using? are there any errors?

  20. Thanks worked a charm, only advice use a USB Card and not a TF card as it does not read it. Thanks guide was what I was looking for ; ))))))

  21. I have followed all the steps to download files gvos2-sd1 and 1375428545889.pkg. Somehow my tvpad3 detect usb drive but wont give me an option to install it , please advise.

  22. I cant read chinese characters. Does the installations available in English? What about screen navigation to select/ launch the app?

  23. TVPad menu is in English. Apps titles are in Chinese.

  24. Make sure the files are in the root of the USB drive.

  25. I had to leave a comment because that’s how awesome the instructions were. Everything worked as indicated. The TVPAD store gave me files to DL but its not nearly as good as the ones here. Seriously, you really only need the N+ store, it has everything. I can barely read chinese, so I’m just doing trial and error with most of the apps.

    I do have a question though, does the Menu button on the remote do anything. I keep pressing it and it doesn’t do anything.

  26. Thank you thank you!!
    I did an upgrade on the firmware (as some instructions popped up from my tvpad2) and lost all my Cantonese apps!!!! Your help above was immensely helpful to me, and thank you for posting the tools required too because people like me (technologically below average) would have never found those tools by myself.

    Once again, thanks!

  27. Will these apps work on other android/google boxes? Do I HAVE to buy the TVpad? I own another Google box already and I am using XBMC to stream western movies and TV shows, but it would be really good if I could add the HK TV channel onto my existing box. Thanks in advance.

  28. This only works with TVpad.

  29. Pamela Ip // May 28, 2014 at 10:20 am //

    Thanks a lot. You have provided us the best and most detailed help on this forum and beyond.
    Pamela Ip.

  30. Anyone knows how to access the 3 days time-shift live playback? I cannot find any instruction to use this claimed new features in TVPad3!

  31. Here is one

    http://www.appnnn.com/topic/app_3916.html

    You can manually download and install this or through the N+ store app.

  32. Is there any way I can change all the programs to English?

  33. TVPad menu you can change to English but not the programs (apps)

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