Archive:WeTek Play

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WeTek Play
Manufacturer WeTek Electronics Limited
Released November 2014
OS WeTek OS (based on Android 4.2.2 "Jelly Bean"), Google GMS licensed
CPU AMLogic AML8726-MX Dual-Core ARM Cortex A9 CPU @ 1.5 GHz
Storage 4 GB (NAND Flash) internal + MicroSD/SDHC Memory Slot (upto 32GB)
Display 1080p
Graphics Mali-400MP2 GPU
Connectivity HDMI, Plug & Play DVB-S2, DVB-C, DVB-T/T2, ATSC, A/V, optical S/PDIF audio out, 5 x USB 2.0 host ports (3 external, 2 internal), Bluetooth 4.0, 10/100 Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, RS-232, DC-power
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WeTek Play (also sold as an WeTek OpenELEC edition) is an ARM-based media player device that can currently run either Kodi on Android or on Linux, both using official first-party firmware images provided by WeTek and OpenELEC development teams which comes with Kodi pre-installed. WeTek Play is also one of the first Kodi based set-top box devices that have support for integrated ATSC and DVB TV-tuners, which are currently fully functional via plug-and-play under Android and Linux in combination with Tvheadend PVR backend or VDR PVR backend and its matching PVR client addon for Kodi.

1 Overview

WeTek Play is shipped from factory with XBMC 13.2 Gotham version pre-installed in WeTek Android. Device come pre-rooted, so users can easily update it manually to Kodi or simply by updating WeTek Android which comes with Kodi included. Beside support of Kodi on Android, WeTek Play support booting of Linux Kodi from NAND and Micro SD, so users can preserve Android at NAND Flash.

2 Ports

Ports on the back of the WeTek Play

2.1 Back

  1. Tuner inputs
  2. 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  3. A/V output
  4. Ethernet port
  5. HDMI port
  6. Optical S/PDIF port
  7. RS232 port (Serial cable shipped with WeTek Play)
  8. DCI in
Ports on the side of the WeTek Play

2.2 Side

  1. USB 2.0 port
  2. Micro SD card slot

3 Installing Kodi

  • XBMC 13.2 Gotham is already included in WeTek Play Android OS.

3.1 Android

WeTek Play users should download and use the official Kodi for Android (ARM) builds from

3.2 Linux

3.2.1 WeTek OpenELEC / Kodi Installer

WeTek OpenELEC / Kodi Installer allow you to install Archive:OpenELEC:

WeTek Play - OpenELEC installer.jpg

3.2.2 Linux Kodi and OpenELEC installation to Micro SD card

WeTek Play come with pre-installed WeTek Android on NAND Flash. In case that you want to leave Android on NAND, you can always boot Linux Kodi and Archive:OpenELEC from Micro SD card

3.2.3 Linux Kodi and OpenELEC installation to NAND Flash

In case that You want to have only Linux Kodi or Archive:OpenELEC in WeTek Play, you can install it directly to NAND Flash. Procedure is same as installing or updating Android with .zip file

  1. Download .zip for NAND installation
  2. Extract downloaded .zip archive
  3. Copy 3 files: recovery.img , .zip and .aml file to microSD card
  4. Power off WeTek Play, insert microSD card in device, push UPGRADE button which is located at bottom of device (you can use provided WeTek upgrade toothpick to insert it in hole and to push button), Power ON WeTek Play and keep pressed UPGRADE button for 7 seconds, then release it and update process should start.
  5. After installation is done, WeTek Play will automatically reboot and it will boot directly on Archive:OpenELEC with Kodi 14.1

4 Live TV in Kodi

4.1 Setting up VDR PVR Backend on WeTek Play

4.2 Setting up tvheadend PVR Backend with Satellite DVB-S/S2 tuner on WeTek Play

4.3 Setting up tvheadend PVR Backend with Satellite DVB-S/S2 tuner and DiSEqC 1.0 and 1.1

4.4 Setting up tvheadend PVR Backend with Cable DVB-C tuner on WeTek Play

4.5 Setting up tvheadend PVR Backend with Terrestrial DVB-T tuner on WeTek Play

5 Links