Been this price since launch months ago as i was on the mailing list, if i remember right it was £149 at this price there's no competition it has to be the Shield and that's what i bought. I have the older version of this Himedia box and after only a few months it was abandoned and never got any updates or anything, to be fair i still have it and as a 1080p streamer it was/is fantastic it even plays Atmos sound which it shouldn't but it does it sends Atmos to my amp. I only retired it about 2 months ago and i had it side by side with my Shield for 6 months and continued to use the Himedia box over the Shield as it was so easy to use as it had 1 job and that was to stream media as it was dual boot with Android and i disabled Android and had a rock solid media player but at these prices its been surpassed by the cheaper and more capable Shield. The Shield runs Android 6 and gets updates all the time to enable different features, Its 4K HDR and Atmos ready its also had a update to plex that allows you to plug in a usb drive and use it as a Plex server and as far as im aware its the only device to be able to do this other than a PC. Its streams games from a Nvidia powered PC and if you have something like a 1080 you can stream 4K games to your 4K TV it plays Android games, basically its a jack of all trades and master of all.
Holy C. At this price you'd hope it gives you a HandJ whilst streaming porn in UHD
get your ears round that, wallop.
£159 for an android box! what next? donald trump for president?
Depends what you're after. I'm not a gamer, so this is much more my thing (Kodi & media), but games also run on it fine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04Kxf4hdcrE Stick an SSD in it and you can run any media locally in addition to any streaming.