M8S Pro+ Android 7.1 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM £25.21 @ Gearbest
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M8S Pro+ Android 7.1 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM £25.21 @ Gearbest

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Found 26th Nov
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Package Contents: 1 x TV Box, 1 x IR Remote Control, 1 x Charger Adapter, 1 x HDMI Cable, 1 x English User Manual

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36 Comments

Whats difference between this and mini m8s? These seems to have some -ve comments on freezong etc yet the mini doesn't

this is a deal!!! it supports proper DRM, has widevine level and hdcp. this is the best box to get. there was dodgy batch but they are gone now. the only downside it no Bluetooth. but, for a first android box, I recommend this at £25. if you can afford it tho, get the m8s pro L, which is more but higher specs.

Adam_M-1135361250536385826 m ago

Whats difference between this and mini m8s? These seems to have some -ve …Whats difference between this and mini m8s? These seems to have some -ve comments on freezong etc yet the mini doesn't

​it has nougat, s905x, and proper DRM support. there was one batch that used Samsung memory chips that were faulty, around about September time, they are gone. also people get confused between mecool m8s pro, pro +, pro L.

danfr7 m ago

this is a deal!!! it supports proper DRM, has widevine level and hdcp. …this is a deal!!! it supports proper DRM, has widevine level and hdcp. this is the best box to get. there was dodgy batch but they are gone now. the only downside it no Bluetooth. but, for a first android box, I recommend this at £25. if you can afford it tho, get the m8s pro L, which is more but higher specs.


I had a pro L till it died recently, was a great box but sadly gearbest support is dire!! You pay for returns of the items and you dont get your shipping money back!!! Pain in the backside to be honest.

tipsy19734 m ago

I had a pro L till it died recently, was a great box but sadly gearbest …I had a pro L till it died recently, was a great box but sadly gearbest support is dire!! You pay for returns of the items and you dont get your shipping money back!!! Pain in the backside to be honest.

​paypal refund return shipping. if you complain enough on freaktab shop support threads they usually refund. I managed to get a refund from geekbuying that way, because paypal asked me to return everything, but I only wanted refund for one item.

I have one of these boxes - much better than the much more expensive Droidbox it replaced. Has not let me down so far - I guess I've had it 2 months now.

This better then Beelink Gt1?

Looks like a great deal, would this make a great 1080p streaming device for using with Moonlight app?

Would a xbox wired controller work via the USB for control? And a perhaps a mouse and keyboard all USB?

danfr1 h, 15 m ago

​it has nougat, s905x, and proper DRM support. there was one batch that u …​it has nougat, s905x, and proper DRM support. there was one batch that used Samsung memory chips that were faulty, around about September time, they are gone. also people get confused between mecool m8s pro, pro +, pro L.



Do you happen to have a link to more details about this bad batch? I bought one around August/September but don’t use i that often so would love to read up on whether I have one from a bad batch

thanks

Why would you get this over a fire stick? Genuine question as I am looking to buy a media device

bumbaclart7 m ago

Why would you get this over a fire stick? Genuine question as I am looking …Why would you get this over a fire stick? Genuine question as I am looking to buy a media device


I love to have an answer as well please!

bumbaclart38 m ago

Why would you get this over a fire stick? Genuine question as I am looking …Why would you get this over a fire stick? Genuine question as I am looking to buy a media device


All depends on what you want to use it for - this has more ram and rom so ‘should’ perform better then a fire stick and I emphasise the word should.

This also has an Ethernet connection so can be hard wired to your broadband router - more stable as opposed to the fire stick which only has WiFi

I’ve had a few of these boxes not necessarily the same spec however they have all been poor in comparison to what I now use which is the amazon fire tv box which is flawless compared to the android boxes I used and returned / binned.

My advice for what it’s worth is stick to the amazon device or an equivalent - more money yes’ but eh maybe I was just unlucky with the 3 android boxes I bought.
Edited by: "pennyfarthing88" 26th Nov

pennyfarthing887 m ago

All depends on what you want to use it for - this has more ram and rom so …All depends on what you want to use it for - this has more ram and rom so ‘should’ perform better then a fire stick and I emphasise the word should.This also has an Ethernet connection so can be hard wired to your broadband router - more stable as opposed to the fire stick which only has WiFi I’ve had a few of these boxes not necessarily the same spec however they have all been poor in comparison to what I now use which is the amazon fire tv box which is flawless compared to the android boxes I used and returned / binned. My advice for what it’s worth is stick to the amazon device or an equivalent - more money yes’ but eh maybe I was just unlucky with the 3 android boxes I bought.




Thanks I think i will stick with the £25 fire stick.

better sticking to amazon electronic gizmos or nowtv boxes if you want to do more watching than tinkering. these cheap android boxes usually have poorly working Wi-Fi and other issues which is why there are massive forums dedicated to them.

BTW it was under 24 quid a few months back!
Edited by: "zaheer2003" 26th Nov

pennyfarthing8828 m ago

All depends on what you want to use it for - this has more ram and rom so …All depends on what you want to use it for - this has more ram and rom so ‘should’ perform better then a fire stick and I emphasise the word should.This also has an Ethernet connection so can be hard wired to your broadband router - more stable as opposed to the fire stick which only has WiFi I’ve had a few of these boxes not necessarily the same spec however they have all been poor in comparison to what I now use which is the amazon fire tv box which is flawless compared to the android boxes I used and returned / binned. My advice for what it’s worth is stick to the amazon device or an equivalent - more money yes’ but eh maybe I was just unlucky with the 3 android boxes I bought.



zaheer200311 m ago

better sticking to amazon electronic gizmos or nowtv boxes if you want to …better sticking to amazon electronic gizmos or nowtv boxes if you want to do more watching than tinkering. these cheap android boxes usually have poorly working Wi-Fi and other issues which is why there are massive forums dedicated to them. BTW it was under 24 quid a few months back!



Do you still recommend Fire Stick if I want to play NES/SNES/GBA/N64 emulator games using PS4 Controller

danfr2 h, 29 m ago

​it has nougat, s905x, and proper DRM support. there was one batch that u …​it has nougat, s905x, and proper DRM support. there was one batch that used Samsung memory chips that were faulty, around about September time, they are gone. also people get confused between mecool m8s pro, pro +, pro L.


I have the original m8s and it refuses to play amazon prime videos. Netflix plays perfectly. Could this be down to a drm issue?

Great piece of kit, great price but shocking seller.

One of these or fire stick for iptv I'm gonna jump on one of them. But don't know much about it.

Palwan44 m ago

Do you still recommend Fire Stick if I want to play NES/SNES/GBA/N64 …Do you still recommend Fire Stick if I want to play NES/SNES/GBA/N64 emulator games using PS4 Controller


No idea sorry’ for iptv / kodi my advice is an amazon stick or box

Hi I need a media player to watch my film which are on a hard drive can anyone recommend one please?

chocci1 h, 3 m ago

I have the original m8s and it refuses to play amazon prime videos. …I have the original m8s and it refuses to play amazon prime videos. Netflix plays perfectly. Could this be down to a drm issue?


My box would not download the Prime Video app from the Play store (said not compatible) - downloaded it instead from Aptoide and it works fine.

MrBe2 h, 14 m ago

One of these or fire stick for iptv I'm gonna jump on one of them. But …One of these or fire stick for iptv I'm gonna jump on one of them. But don't know much about it.


Me either. I opted for a beelink ultimate from Gearbest. I deffo notice the difference scrolling between channels and loading channels rather than the firestick. Coupled with IPVanishVPN - works a treat which is easy to setup from playstore.

MrBe2 h, 19 m ago

One of these or fire stick for iptv I'm gonna jump on one of them. But …One of these or fire stick for iptv I'm gonna jump on one of them. But don't know much about it.


m.gearbest.com/tv-…tml this is what I went for

Van19732 h, 38 m ago

My box would not download the Prime Video app from the Play store (said …My box would not download the Prime Video app from the Play store (said not compatible) - downloaded it instead from Aptoide and it works fine.


Thanks but tried aptoide version already. App starts but when playing a video it just jumps back to the menu. Have you got an m8s?

Got an Xbox on its way so I can always use the amazon app on that

flashman212 h, 56 m ago

Hi I need a media player to watch my film which are on a hard drive can …Hi I need a media player to watch my film which are on a hard drive can anyone recommend one please?


The one in the op

MrBe3 h, 39 m ago

One of these or fire stick for iptv I'm gonna jump on one of them. But …One of these or fire stick for iptv I'm gonna jump on one of them. But don't know much about it.


One of these for sure. Fire stick is really basic.
Edited by: "chocci" 26th Nov

chocci30 m ago

Thanks but tried aptoide version already. App starts but when playing a …Thanks but tried aptoide version already. App starts but when playing a video it just jumps back to the menu. Have you got an m8s? Got an Xbox on its way so I can always use the amazon app on that


Mine is a Pro + as per the OP.

That rings a bell - also had the same problem of as soon as the video starting reverting back to the start page - I had forgotten that. Can't remember how I fixed it - thought I had got the apk from Aptoide! Have you tried the apk from here apkpure.com/ama…ent ?

I'll boot mine up later and see what version I have installed - I'll also look in the download folder to see if I have an apk there. Worth perserving as there is a working apk out there for this.

Just over 20 left now.

Gone for one to replace S905 Beelink Mini MX that I purchased from GB two years ago for a little over £30. Hope it works as well as that has.

Van19731 h, 10 m ago

Mine is a Pro + as per the OP.That rings a bell - also had the same …Mine is a Pro + as per the OP.That rings a bell - also had the same problem of as soon as the video starting reverting back to the start page - I had forgotten that. Can't remember how I fixed it - thought I had got the apk from Aptoide! Have you tried the apk from here https://apkpure.com/amazon-prime-video/com.amazon.avod.thirdpartyclient ?I'll boot mine up later and see what version I have installed - I'll also look in the download folder to see if I have an apk there. Worth perserving as there is a working apk out there for this.


Will try it


Thanks very much for the advice


Edit: tried the apk pure

Amazon Prime Video3.0.213.147041

Same problem unfortunately
Edited by: "chocci" 26th Nov

Mine is version 3.0.212.4841 - which you can get from here prime-video.en.aptoide.com/?st…ore if you click "Other Versions"

Hopefully it'll work on yours - if not you'll have the Xbox! Good luck.

No apk in my download folder so not sure where I got it!
Edited by: "Van1973" 26th Nov

This box has memory issues that cause it to be bricked, I'd avoid. The Libreelec forums advise everyone with one to seek a refund if you see any freezes.

forum.libreelec.tv/thr…es/

Van197356 m ago

Mine is version 3.0.212.4841 - which you can get from here …Mine is version 3.0.212.4841 - which you can get from here https://prime-video.en.aptoide.com/?store_name=smart-app-store if you click "Other Versions" Hopefully it'll work on yours - if not you'll have the Xbox! Good luck.No apk in my download folder so not sure where I got it!


Tried it but no luck but thanks again for your effort. Might be that I'm on 4.4 kitkat

Hopefully, Currys can deliver the xbox before my prime trial runs out

One of my best S905 boxes this one.

If you dont mind spending a couple of hours tinkering, get rid of the crap that comes with it and install a custom Android TV ROM (or normal Android based ROM if you prefer).

Runs LibreElec great as well and can also dual boot from SD back and forth to Android.

This and the H96Pro (S912 3/16) have been the best purchases for me so grabbed another one the other day as a spare.


ualla21 h, 12 m ago

Do you happen to have a link to more details about this bad batch? I …Do you happen to have a link to more details about this bad batch? I bought one around August/September but don’t use i that often so would love to read up on whether I have one from a bad batch :)thanks


From FreakTab: "WARNING: There's a bad batch of M8S Pro+ boxes which are experiencing regular freezing and crashes. We've narrowed the source of the problem down to a Samsung eMMC 5.1 chipset (KLMAG1JENB - B041), batches SEC 652 to 713, and these usually shipped from the factory with version 20170829.121614.V0321 of the OEM firmware. If you have one of these, it's highly recommended that you not flash any ROM (custom or OEM), as the prolonged block writes seem to result in serious data corruption."
Edited by: "IAmTheDude" 27th Nov

£28.12 now....

dcx_badass26th Nov

This box has memory issues that cause it to be bricked, I'd avoid. The …This box has memory issues that cause it to be bricked, I'd avoid. The Libreelec forums advise everyone with one to seek a refund if you see any freezes.https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/10221-freezing-problems-with-mecool-m8s-pro-boxes/

​i think you meant had

The ROM that comes with this box is appalling. Crashes all the time. Don't buy it unless you're comfortable flashing the custom ROM that IAmTheDude linked to. Personally, I'd steer clear of the Android TV ROM - ATV has only a very limited range of apps/customization and it doesn't really add anything unless your remote has a good microphone built-in (the supplied remote doesn't). Also, I'd recommend the OTA method as opposed to the full flash, which requires a USB male-USB male cable
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