Android TV box and TV sticks provide access to popular streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and more other streaming apps. With these devices, you can easily stream your favorite movies, TV shows, and other digital content directly on your TV.

Generally speaking, depending on how and how often the box is used by different users, the box can last anywhere from 3-10 years.

Here, we would like to share some maintenance tips on TV boxes and TV sticks to help your TV box/TV stick run smoothly and reduce lags problem.

1: Let the box “rest” regularly

Do not leave the box in a long-term standby state or turn off the screen. Periodically shut down, restart the system, or disconnect the power when closing the box to allow the system to rest, which can clear many temporarily running cache tasks or software running in the background system.

2: Update the version of the installed application

You can check for updates in the Google Store, download update files through a browser, or install the latest version via a USB flash drive. Make sure the apps are the latest version so that it can be better compatible with the system and reduce the occurrence of lags and crashes.

3: Close applications running in the background

Some apps may be running in the background, taking up resources and affecting performance. We can choose to turn off background running applications in the APP settings to make your device more efficient.

4: Clean cache and uninstall unnecessary apps

Clean your app cache, free up storage space, and uninstall unwanted apps. This helps improve device performance and keeps the system clean, reducing the occurrence of lags and crashes.

With these tips, you can make your TV box/TV stick run more smoothly. For more detailes, you can watch the below YouTube video.