This page may come handy if you open it in your mobile device when you use your Smart-TV for the first time.
The Android Smart TV in your apartment at Aparthotel Boquete is connected to the internet via your personal WiFi connection and has several apps for viewing movies and international news installed, including Free Netflix in English, Spanish and other languages, HBO, Youtube, Arte in different languages, as well as several German (ARD, ZDF, DW), Italian (RAI) and English-Language TV programs.
For the time being, the tv-sets do not receive tv channels over the air or via cable but only streaming tv via the web (web-tv).
For some of these services, you will need a subscription while others are financed by publicity or by their home country's government.
If you don't have a subscription for any streaming service but want to see a good movie while being our guest, don't worry.
We offer you a personal Netflix channel for free. Just let us know before you arrive and we will set it up for you.
If you want to use any special Android app, e.g. CBS or Fox Sports (which transmitted the Superbowl in 2020), please let us know in advance. We will install the app for you if it is available, so you can use your subscription.
In any case, you can use the installed Chrome-Browser app to connect to any website you want to, including streaming TV websites.
Please take care to log out of your account before you depart if you use any of your subscribed streaming services.
Below you will find a list of international tv stations that you can view via the internet on your Smart-TV in your apartment at Aparthotel Boquete.
If your preferred tv station is not on the list, you may want to look for it on https://wwitv.com/page/wwitv.htm, where we found some of the listed items, or search for it with Google.
There are also many websites that offer "free" streaming movies, which you can look up here. (Of course, "free" is not really free, as you will have to watch ads to see the movies).
To see any such station, please switch on your tv set with the remote control, wait for the Android OS to boot, and then scroll down on the homepage with the down arrow key to the section "Apps". There you will find some installed apps, including the app "Browser" (Spanish: "Navegador"). On the right end of this list, you can click OK to see all installed apps. If your favorite app is not among them, we will be glad to install it for you, if available. Please be aware that some content from other countries may not be available in Panama.
In the second row, you will see some frequently used apps for faster access, including Netflix.
If you use Netflix, the key "Mouse" in the lower part of the remote control comes in handy.
Press it once, and a symbol similar to the arrow keys of the remote control appears on the screen. You can then use the arrow keys to move the movie selection up, down, right, and left on the screen.
Then press it a second time to produce a mouse pointer on the center of the screen which you can displace with the arrow keys. After choosing a movie, click OK.
While you can control your TV using its own remote control, we recommend installing an app in your smartphone or tablet that will allow you to use your mobile device as a keyboard with a touch mouse or reproduce the screen of your mobile device on the big screen. Another advantage is that you can use the headphones of your device instead of the speakers of the tv set to listen to the sound.
We recommend the app EShare for Smart TV, which is available for Android devices on Google Play and for Apple devices on the Apple App Store. This app provides a tactile mouse, an alphanumeric keyboard, the possibility to reproduce your small screen on the big one, and a way to use your device's earphones.
If you have wireless earphones that you want to connect directly to the web TV, we will be glad to set this up for you.
Ask us if you need help.
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