Android TV Boxes, what do they do?
With android tv box you can easily turn your TV into a multimedia entertainment system without spending hundreds on a new Smart TV. These small boxes will allow you to watch hundreds of movies, TV shows, live TV channels and make use of apps like Netflix, Kodi, HBO, Youtube, ITV Player, BBC Player and much more. All that you need for your Android TV Box is a good, stable internet connection and a TV!
Which Android TV Box to buy?
The boxes come loaded with most popular apps like Netflix or Kodi so they are ready to use straight after connecting to the internet. I will help you choose the right one as there are various models available and each has its own pros and cons. Sit down and relax, as I will guide you through the most recent and in my opinion up to specs android tv boxes. The market is filled with dozens of them, but I picked just three from different pricetag category to make it easier for you. Let’s begin.
1. ANTSIR A1 with Amlogic S905X
First box I’d like to introduce is ANTSIR A1. It’s rather budget Android TV Box and you shouldn’t expect much from its manufacturer. It is hard to find anything about the company online either.
It works great with 4K videos in 30 fps which is more than enough. Equipped with the Android 6.0 operating system, it is still a good value for money. There’s 1 GB DDR3 RAM, could be a little bit more, but as this is a budget TV Box, we can’t expect to much. The main issue is that it has just 8 GB eMMC Flash ROM. The OS takes nearly 4 GB of storage space, so we’re left with just 4 GB, which clearly is not enough, at least for me. It also has 2 x USB ports. The remote is somewhat generic, but sits well in your hand.
Good news is that you can connect mouse and keyboard via USB port if you want to. This Android TV Box also supports many video and image formats, such as H.264, H.265, VP9, HDR, HD AVC, Xvid, Mkv, Avi, Flv and many more. Image formats that are supported: JPEG, GIF, PNG, TIFF and BMP. Big plus is, it supports FLAC, and almost any sound format out there you can think of. I mentioned earlier that it has not enough storage space, well, at least you can add some extra storage, as the box is equipped with card reader supporting SD/SDHC/MMC cards.