Well, after trying to debug why Kodi was not recognizing my 5TB Seagate portable HD's for the past 8 hours I am at least happy to have found this thread and hear that Xiaomi has fixed the problem. Not very happy that we have to wait months for Google certification before we can get a fix though.
I currently have 4 MiBox devices that I use as Kodi media centres. The first two I bought in May and they came with Marshmellow and they both worked perfectly. The last two I purchased in July and they came with Oreo pre-installed, but unlike my Nvidia Shield, the Kodi app will not read the HD with all my media content which makes these devices unusable to me. So now I have to return the last 2 Miboxes to Wal-Mart and wait until an update is available for download. Very disappointed that I am not even able to revert back to the Marshmellow version that worked.
I have now learned something about AndroidTV... I thought it was the greatest thing. Now that I see Google has implemented its DRM into AndroidTV by forcing users to re-format their external HD's to secure downloaded content aka preventing you from copying your paid stuff to other devices...I won't be promoting it anymore. When reformatting your external HD it even tells you that you cannot even use it on another device meaning it's impossible to update your media library, same as the Xbox.
- Is there an easy way to get notified when the next update will be available for everyday users?