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  • Page 1 ASUS CUBE WITH GOOGLE TV Media Streamer User Manual...
  • Page 2 Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Conventions used in this manual ..............10 Chapter 1: Getting started Package contents...................11 Specifications summary ................1 Getting to know your ASUS CUBE with Google TV ........13 System requirements ..................13 ASUS CUBE with Google TV ................13 Front view .........................13 Rear view ........................14 Right-side view ......................16...
  • Page 4 Connecting the power adapter .................20 Connecting devices to your ASUS CUBE with Google TV ......21 Pairing your remote control with your ASUS CUBE with Google TV .. Pairing your ASUS CUBE with Google TV with Bluetooth devices .....3 Chapter : Using your ASUS CUBE with Google TV Using your ASUS CUBE with Google TV for the first time .........
  • Page 5 Picture-in-Picture ..................3 Internet settings ....................3 Mobile Remote....................35 Media Manager ....................36 AutoPlay ......................36 Watching Live TV ...................37 Music Player and Photo Gallery ..............37 ASUS WebStorage ..................38 Whiteboard ....................39 Task Killer .....................1 Chapter 3: Troubleshooting Troubleshooting .................... Remote Control .......................42 Display ........................43 Audio...........................46...
  • Page 6 Contents Wired LAN, Wi-Fi, and Internet connections ..........48 Operation/function failure ..................51 IR Blaster ........................51 Appendices Notices ......................5 Supported Media Formats ................63 ASUS contact information ................6...
  • Page 7: Safety Information

    Safety information Important Safety Instructions 1. Read these instructions. 2. Keep these instructions. 3. Heed all warnings. 4. Follow all instructions. 5. Do not use this apparatus near water. 6. Clean only with dry cloth. 7. Do not block any ventilation openings. Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Page 8 10. Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus. 11. Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer. 12. Use only with the cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table specified by the manufacturer, or sold with the apparatus.
  • Page 9: About This User Guide

    About this user guide How this user guide is organized • Chapter 1: Getting started Provides the basic information about your ASUS CUBE WITH GOOGLE TV. • Chapter : Using your ASUS CUBE Provides information about using your ASUS CUBE WITH GOOGLE TV.
  • Page 10: Conventions Used In This Manual

    NOTE: This message contains additional information and tips that can help complete tasks. WARNING! This message contains important information that must be followed to keep you safe while performing tasks and prevent damage to your ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s data and components.
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Chapter 1: Getting started Package contents TV/STB Power Live TV Scroll ASUS CUBE WITH GOOGLE TV Remote control IR Blaster cable with two AAA batteries CUBE WITH GOOGLE TV Quick Start Guide Power adapter Power plug Support CD (User Quick Start Guide...
  • Page 12: Specifications Summary

    Specifications summary Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 + High Speed (HS) also compliant with Bluetooth 2.1 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) Wireless standard Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n I/O ports Power (DC-In) port x 1 USB 2.0 ports x 2 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port x 1 HDMI Out port x 1 HDMI In port x 1 IR Blaster Out port (Remote signal amplifier Output port)
  • Page 13: Getting To Know Your Asus Cube With Google Tv

    System requirements • High-definition TV (HDTV) or HDMI monitor • Internet connection (Wired or Wi-Fi) NOTE: Use an HDMI cable to connect your ASUS CUBE with Google TV to an HDTV or HDMI monitor. ASUS CUBE with Google TV Front view...
  • Page 14: Rear View

    Rear view IR Blaster port Connect your IR Blaster cable to this port to remotely control devices. HDMI In port Connect your audio/video source such as a cable, satellite box, DVD player, or Blu-ray player to this port.
  • Page 15 Insert a network cable to this port for network connection. Power (DC-In) port Connect the bundled power adapter into this port to supply power to your ASUS CUBE with Google TV. USB .0 port Connect a USB 2.0 device (such as a USB flash drive) or peripheral (such as...
  • Page 16: Right-side View

    Manual reset hole If the system becomes unresponsive, insert a straightened paper clip into this hole and press for about two seconds to reset your ASUS CUBE with Google TV to the factory default settings. WARNING! Doing a factory reset will delete all your data and settings.
  • Page 17: Remote Control

    Remote control TV/STB (TV Standby) Press to turn TV/STB on/off. TV/STB Front view Power button Press to turn your ASUS CUBE WITH GOOGLE Power TV on/off. Touchpad TV/STB Power The touchpad allows you to use multi- gestures to navigate onscreen.
  • Page 18 Press up or down to browse for channels. Scroll Scroll up or down a webpage. Microphone Located at the top of the ASUS logo, use this built-in micrphone for the Voice Search function. Playback control Press any of these keys to control media playback.
  • Page 19: Back And Side Views

    Back and side views Voice Search (located at the side) Press this key to activate Voice Search. Cursor toggle button (located at the side) Press once to enable the cursor, and do any of these functions: • Move your finger on the touchpad to move the cursor. •...
  • Page 20: Getting Your Asus Cube With Google Tv Ready

    To connect the power adapter: 1. Slide the power plug into the power adapter. 2. Connect the power adapter to the DC-in port at the back of your ASUS CUBE with Google TV . 3. Plug the power plug to a power source.
  • Page 21: Connecting Devices To Your Asus Cube With Google Tv

    1. Use an HDMI cable to directly connect your external display such as HDTV to your ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s HDMI-Out port. 2. (Optional) Use an HDMI cable to connect your media devices such as cable or satellite box to your ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s HDMI-In port.
  • Page 22: Pairing Your Remote Control With Your Asus Cube With Google Tv

    ASUS CUBE with Google TV. Pairing your remote control with your ASUS CUBE with Google You need to pair the bundled remote control with your ASUS CUBE with Google TV before using it for the first time or after replacing the batteries.
  • Page 23 To pair your ASUS CUBE with Google TV with Bluetooth devices: , navigate to All Apps > Setting > Network > Bluetooth > Find 1. Press nearby devices. 2. Select the Bluetooth device that you want to pair with your ASUS CUBE with Google TV.
  • Page 24: Chapter : Using Your Asus Cube With Google Tv

    Using your ASUS CUBE with Google TV for the first time When you start your ASUS CUBE with Google TV for the first time, the setup wizard screen appears to guide you in configuring the basic settings of your ASUS CUBE with Google TV.
  • Page 25: Using The Touchpad

    Using the touchpad Drag and drop Zoom in/out Long press the cursor toggle key then drag Spread apart/bring together two fingers to an item to its new location. zoom in/out. Navigating the cube user interface Press the arrow keys on your remote control’s directional pad to navigate through the various categories on the cube user interface.
  • Page 26: Home Screen

    Home screen You can access various apps and functions such as All Apps, Notifications, Widgets, and popular websites from the Home screen. To launch the Home Screen: Press Customizing home apps You can add, move, or remove apps from the Home screen. To customize home apps: >...
  • Page 27: Customizing Home Widgets

    Customizing home widgets You can add, move, and remove widgets from the Home screen. To customize home widgets: > Customize home widgets. Press > To add a widget: Press , select the widget, then press To move or remove a widget: Select the widget, then press .
  • Page 28: Play Store

    To launch Play Store, navigate to on the Home screen. IMPORTANT! Ensure that your ASUS CUBE with Google TV is connected to the Internet. For more details, refer to the section Internet settings. NOTE: You may need to purchase some of the apps. .
  • Page 29: Using Downloaded Files

    Using downloaded files You can download files from websites and store them in Downloads. To download files: Use your remote control to download from a website and store it in Downloads. To access downloaded files: 1. Press 2. Select All Apps > Downloads. 3.
  • Page 30: Google Chrome

    To launch Google Chrome, navigate to on the Home screen. IMPORTANT! Ensure that your ASUS CUBE with Google TV is connected to the Internet. For more details, refer to the section Internet settings. Browser windows To launch a new window:...
  • Page 31: Browser History

    To view all open windows: , select Windows, and press While browsing a website, press . You can have three-opened Chrome windows at one time. To refresh a browser window: , select Reload, and press While browsing a website, press Browser history To access your browsing history: , select History, and press...
  • Page 32: Incognito Mode Browser

    Incognito Mode Browser Browse websites in incognito mode if you do not want your website visits recorded in your browser history. To launch an incognito window: , select Windows, press While browsing a website, press , and select New incognito window. Bookmarking your favorite websites Bookmark your favorite websites to easily access them the next time you surf the Internet.
  • Page 33: Google Chrome Security Settings

    Google Chrome security settings You can set a PIN code to lock and prevent others from using your ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s Google Chrome browser. To set up the PIN number: , select System settings > Privacy & safety > Application lock.
  • Page 34: Picture-in-picture

    Picture-in-Picture Your ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s Picture-in-Picture feature allows you to watch a live TV feed while simultaneously using other apps or features on Google TV. To use Picture-in-Picture: • Press on your ASUS CUBE with Google TV remote control to watch a live TV feed at the same time on a small window.
  • Page 35: Mobile Remote

    Use Mobile Remote apps. To use Mobile Remote: 1. Ensure that both your ASUS CUBE with Google TV and your Android device are on the same Wi-Fi network. 2. Download Mobile Remote to your Android device from the Google Play Store.
  • Page 36: Media Manager

    1. On your USB storage device, create a folder named AutoPlay. 2. Copy your supported media content to the AutoPlay folder. 3. Connect your USB storage device to your ASUS CUBE with Google TV, and your media content will automatically be played.
  • Page 37: Watching Live Tv

    To use Music Player or Photo Gallery: 1. Insert a USB storage device containing your media files to your ASUS CUBE with Google TV ’s USB port. 2. Navigate to All apps, then navigate to Music Player or Photo Gallery.
  • Page 38: Asus Webstorage

    ASUS WebStorage ASUS WebStorage is a pre-installed app that allows you to quickly access your ASUS WebStorage account for saving, syncing, sharing, and accessing your files anytime and anywhere. This app also lets you create notes, take pictures, record videos and voice messages and instantly save them in your WebStorage account.
  • Page 39: Whiteboard

    Whiteboard Whiteboard is a pre-installed app that allows you create a group where you posts or share memos or messages to your group members. You can view and read these messages on Google TV or on your mobile devices. To create a group: 1.
  • Page 40 To add a new group member: 1. From the Whiteboard screen, select Add member. 2. Enter the new member’s Gmail and other necessary info. When done, select OK. 3. You can do steps 1 and 2 to add more members to your group. To create a new memo: 1.
  • Page 41: Task Killer

    Task Killer Task Killer is an app that allows you to force stop running apps. To force stop running apps: 1. Press 2. Select All Apps > Task Killer. 3. Select the running apps that you want to force stop, and click Kill selected apps.
  • Page 42: Chapter 3: Troubleshooting

    The batteries may already be drained out. Replace the batteries with new ones. • Ensure that the path between the remote control and the ASUS CUBE with Google TV is not blocked. Operate the remote control closer to the ASUS CUBE with Google TV. •...
  • Page 43: Display

    Ensure that the ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s power adapter and the power outlet are functional. • Ensure that the ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s power adapter plug is firmly attached to the rear panel of the ASUS CUBE with Google TV and to the power outlet.
  • Page 44 ASUS CUBE with Google TV. IMPORTANT: Resetting your ASUS CUBE with Google TV will lead to loss of data such as configuration settings.
  • Page 45 Q5. Certain files cannot be played on the ASUS CUBE with Google TV. • The ASUS CUBE with Google TV may not support the video or audio format used in the file. For ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s supported media formats, refer to the section Supported Media Formats in Appendices.
  • Page 46: Audio

    Ensure the volume on the TV or entertainment unit, such as cable or satellite box, is not on mute mode. • Check the volume levels of your TV set and ASUS CUBE with Google TV. • Ensure that the HDMI cable is connected correctly.
  • Page 47: Google Tv Software Updates

    Q. The ASUS CUBE with Google TV does not recognize my USB storage device. Your USB storage device may not be detected because of problems with the USB hardware driver, USB cable, or longer system response time. Try inserting the USB storage device to the USB port again, replace a new USB cable, or use another USB storage device.
  • Page 48: Wired Lan, Wi-fi, And Internet Connections

    If you cannot connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, ensure that you have not connected a network cable to the ASUS CUBE with Google TV. The ASUS CUBE with Google TV places priority on a LAN connection over a Wi-Fi connection.
  • Page 49 Q. The LEDs on the Ethernet port do not blink and my wired connection does not work. • Ensure that the network cable is firmly connected to the ASUS CUBE with Google TV’s LAN port located at the rear panel. •...
  • Page 50 Q8. My Internet connection slows down while watching an online media. • Slow connection or high Internet traffic may cause this problem. Try watching the online media during off-peak hours. • You may have limited bandwidth usage on your network. Contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to inquire about increasing your bandwidth for your network connection.
  • Page 51: Operation/function Failure

    Insert a straigthened paper clip into the manual reset hole located at the right side to reset the ASUS CUBE with Google TV to the factory default settings. WARNING! Doing a factory reset will delete all your data and settings.
  • Page 52: Appendices

    Notices ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components, as well as the packaging materials.
  • Page 53 particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: •...
  • Page 54: Canadian Department Of Communications Statement

    Canadian Department of Communications Statement This digital device does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital device set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications. This class B digital device complies with Canadian ICES-003. GNU General Public License Licensing information This product includes copyrighted third-party software licensed under the terms of the...
  • Page 55 When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not price. Our General Public Licenses are designed to make sure that you have the freedom to distribute copies of free software (and charge for this service if you wish), that you receive source code or can get it if you want it, that you can change the software or use pieces of it in new free programs;...
  • Page 56 Activities other than copying, distribution and modification are not covered by this License; they are outside its scope. The act of running the Program is not restricted, and the output from the Program is covered only if its contents constitute a work based on the Program (independent of having been made by running the Program).
  • Page 57 not apply to those sections when you distribute them as separate works. But when you distribute the same sections as part of a whole which is a work based on the Program, the distribution of the whole must be on the terms of this License, whose permissions for other licensees extend to the entire whole, and thus to each and every part regardless of who wrote it.
  • Page 58 is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable. If distribution of executable or object code is made by offering access to copy from a designated place, then offering equivalent access to copy the source code from the same place counts as distribution of the source code, even though third parties are not compelled to copy the source along with the object code.
  • Page 59 by all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely from distribution of the Program. If any portion of this section is held invalid or unenforceable under any particular circumstance, the balance of the section is intended to apply and the section as a whole is intended to apply in other circumstances.
  • Page 60 10. If you wish to incorporate parts of the Program into other free programs whose distribution conditions are different, write to the author to ask for permission. For software which is copyrighted by the Free Software Foundation, write to the Free Software Foundation;...
  • Page 61 CE Mark Warning This is a Class B product, in a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. CE marking for devices without wireless LAN/Bluetooth The shipped version of this device complies with the requirements of the EEC directives 2004/108/EC “Electromagnetic compatibility”...
  • Page 62 Wireless Operation Channel for Different Domains N. America 2.412-2.462 GHz Ch01 through Ch11 Japan 2.412-2.484 GHz Ch01 through Ch14 Europe ETSI 2.412-2.472 GHz Ch01 through Ch13 This equipment may be operated in all member states of the EU. Some areas of France have a restricted frequency band.
  • Page 63: Supported Media Formats

    Windows Media Video 9 (WMV9), VC-1 WMA (Pro) H.263, H.264, VP6 MP3, AAC NOTES: • The following formats/functions are not supported: DTS sound, Zoom feature, and FLAC sound file. • For HDMI-In, your ASUS CUBE supports AC3 pass-through but not DDP pass-through.
  • Page 64: Asus Contact Information

    Telephone +886-2-2894-3447 +886-2-2890-7798 E-mail info@asus.com.tw Web site www.asus.com.tw Technical Support Telephone +86-21-38429911 Online support support.asus.com ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA Telephone +1-510-739-3777 +1-510-608-4555 Web site usa.asus.com Technical Support Telephone +1-812-282-2787 Support fax +1-812-284-0883 Online support support.asus.com...
  • Page 65: Technical Support

    ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Harkort Str. 21-23, D-40880 Ratingen, Germany +49-2102-959911 Web site www.asus.de Online contact www.asus.de/sales Technical Support Component Telephone +49-1805-010923* System/Notebook/Eee/LCD Telephone +49-1805-010920* Support Fax +49-2102-9599-11 Online support support.asus.com * EUR 0.1/minute from a German fixed landline; EUR 0./minute from a mobile phone.
  • Page 66: Declaration Of Conformity

    800 Corporate Way, Fremont Phone/Fax No: (510)739-3777/(510)608-4555 hereby declares that the product Product Name : Media Streamer Model Number : ASUS CUBE with Google TV Conforms to the following specifications: FCC Part 15, Subpart B, Unintentional Radiators Supplementary Information: This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to...

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