Android TV box normally looks like a small set-top box which is the size of an Apple TV that could run on Google’s Android operating system or a re-skinned version of it. It is a very flexible device that allows you to stream content to your TV over the internet or from local storage on the device. All these Android TV boxes have come from various source but some of them market themselves as Kodi devices.
List of Best Android TV Box
- Amazon Fire TV
- Nvidia Shield TV
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- GEM Box
- WeTek Core
Amazon Fire TV
Amazon’s Fire TV is one of the best Android TV Box and it may not look like an Android device at first glance. Later, the Amazon’s custom interface beats Google’s operating system. Because it runs on Android, you can easily install Kodi on Amazon Fire TV and side load any other apps you may want to run. You can also see older and cheaper models of Amazon Fire TV on eBay or via any other retailers.
Nvidia Shield TV
Nvidia Shield TV is yet another best Android TV device among the best Android TV box on the market due to its flexibility and features. The Nvidia Shield TV has trying to cram while reducing the device’s size that bundling in a remote and overhauling its Bluetooth gaming controller in the process. One time, it is the king of the Android TV box has now become the only device worth looking at if you want games, streaming and ultimate Android flexibility.
Amazon Fire TV Stick
Still, you are looking for an Android TV box solution, the new Amazon Fire TV Stick is the perfect answer. The working method of the Amazon Fire TV Stick is almost similar to the Amazon Fire TV and the little HDMI dongle can be loaded up with Kodi and then plugged into the back of your TV. Now, you can stream the media content whatever you want without a black box sitting under your display. With portability, however, come functionality sacrifices. When we comparing it to the Fire TV, the Amazon Fire TV Stick lacks expandable storage and only comes with 1GB of RAM.
GEM Box is perfect for those who want to play light Android games on a TV or stream PC titles to the big screen. It’s also very popular due to its low-cost and compact streaming Android TV box. Not only does it come with Aptoide – an alternative to Google Play – but it also fully supports Kodi and its various builds, so it’s easy to install and access Kodi content is a breeze. It’s only real downside is its somewhat fiddly app interface, as not all Android apps play nice with the GEM Box controller. This is easily solved if you fancy splashing an extra £30 on the optional remote – but you should be fine.
The WeTek Core device is powered by a 2GHz quad-core processor and this streaming box is very powerful particularly for the price of £96. Again, it needs to be with it supporting 4K playback at all. While it lacks a Live TV tuner, the good news is that it has Kodi pre-installed, so you shouldn’t have any trouble if you just want to plug it in and get watching straight away. Also keep an eye out for the WeTek Core 2, which we’ve heard will be on its merry little way sometime in 2017.