Recently I found out YouTube for Kids app. Then I really wanted to install it on my Xiaomi Mi Box, so I could play for my little daughter. Initially, I thought it would be as easy as to install YouTube TV, which I just downloaded from ApkMirror, and installed on Mi Box. It turned out not that easy, since YouTube for Kids requires Google Play Service. After several trial and errors, I finally managed to make it work.
- Able to side load
.apkto Mi Box;
- Have a working mouse connected to Mi Box;
- Root the Mi Box: I used KingRoot to root my Mi Box. Since this app is not optimized for TV boxes, it requires a mouse to interact.
Google Installer. I do not have the official address to this download, so I cannot provide with an authenticated link to it.
Link2SD, which is available at ApkMirror.
Link2SDand grant it
rootrights. Make the 6 Google services
System App, by clicking and holding mouse left to toggle the menu, then select the option.
- Restart Mi Box.
Play Storeand input account information.
- Re-install YouTube for TV and YouTube for Kids.
That’s it, have fun!
After recent MIUI TV updates, Mi Box is really a Ads Box. It plays too much advertisement that I no longer stand. Plus now it is very difficult to navigate to user installed apps, nor the apps can be put on desktop. So I used
Link2SD to freeze most of the un-used services; and switched to another Launcher(Dangbei), now it is much clear.