MECOOL M8S PRO PLUS Amlogic S905X Quad Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Android 7.1 Box Banggood £24.34
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MECOOL M8S PRO PLUS Amlogic S905X Quad Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Android 7.1 Box Banggood £24.34

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Edited by:"Van1973"Found 7th Sep 2017
Edit: 19:53 7 Sep) - Price has been reduced to £23.56

These get very good reviews - previous best price I have seen is £28.20. Has been bouncing around £30-£35 for a few weeks now. Finally bit the bullet and ordered one.

CPU: Amlogic S905X 64 bit Quad-core ARM® ™-A53 up to 2GHz
GPU: Penta-core ARM® Mali™-450
RAM: 2GB DDRIII
ROM: 16GB
Authorized DRM Widevine LEVEL 1 and HDCP: Support HD Online Video
WiFi: Built in 2.4G WiFi Support IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Ethernet: 10M/100M
OS: Android 7.1.1
Video Decorde: H.265 4K @60fps 10btis, VP9 Profile 2
HDR: HDR 10, HLG HDR
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These boxes come rooted as well so install Adaway apk to block annoying ads when using Mobdro and UkTVNow apk.
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That's a great spec for the price. Heated.
Stupidly good price that!!
very good price indeed
What does this do ???
A note from the page

Note: It Does Not Compatible With All Online Video Format, Some are not Supported
Does it support google play? any one knows?
ybwtang57 s ago

Does it support google play? any one knows?

Important question
What is this exactly
ybwtang5 m ago

Does it support google play? any one knows?


the product video clearly shows google playstore preinstalled
Being stupid as I am I've no idea what I'm voting for but sounds good...so have some heat.
Supports google play store, comes with Android Nougat 7.1 out of the box with apps such as Netflix, hulu etc already preinstalled. Further to my comment above, widevine limits netflix and amazon prime streaming to 720p and youtube to 1080 resolutions, but the box supports playback of 4K video files.
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ybwtang13 m ago

Does it support google play? any one knows?


Yes - it will already be installed as part of Android 7.1.1
You'll be able to use this by Christmas.
No doubt it is cheap, and worth the money.

Just be aware that it will take 3/4 weeks for delivery and if it is faulty you have a long way to send it home.
If you are not sure, stick to Amazon delivery or Ebay delivered from the UK.
I now have two with the 912 chipset and it is chalk and cheese with the 905, if you intend to use it on a very regular basis pay a bit more and you will not be disappointed. My two cost about £43 each within the last 3 months, I have a KM8 Pro and a Sunvell T95Z box, and they are both excellent and vey fast.

These are used to watch Films, TV, Sport in case you do not know.
Edited by: "kriss57" 7th Sep 2017
Is this cheap because the new ones coming out lately have 3gb ram?
jumpinoffthbed1 m ago

Is this cheap because the new ones coming out lately have 3gb ram?


I'd say that's the most likely reason, yes.

I've seen some very well specced 3gb boxes for only around £35 quid so the 2gb ones are bound to get dirt cheap now

but then 2gb will be more than enough for the vast majority of people
I bought 2 of these boxes recently. You'll need to get Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer from Aptoide click. Otherwise when you try to get them from the play store it will say 'Your device isn't compatible with this version'.
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Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 7th Sep 2017
Being an Android device - I assume one can easily install Kodi on this?
RiverDragon83 m ago

I bought 2 of these boxes recently. You'll need to get Amazon Prime Video …I bought 2 of these boxes recently. You'll need to get Amazon Prime Video and BBC iPlayer from Aptoide click. Otherwise when you try to get them from the play store it will say Your device isn't compatible with this version.[Image]

Thanks is it easy to use with the remote which comes with the box?
humadoon3 m ago

Thanks is it easy to use with the remote which comes with the box?


Buy one of these to go with your box click.
Does anybody know if kodi can be loaded on this ? Thanks
These boxes come rooted as well so install Adaway apk to block annoying ads when using Mobdro and UkTVNow apk.
Great price I will be purchasing multiples of these for family and friends! Does anyone know if I am more likely to get stung at customs buying more than 1 at a time? Or should I make individual purchases of each?
Any recommended VPN site to use together with this M8S?
ray385 m ago

Does anybody know if kodi can be loaded on this ? Thanks


Install SPMC instead it's better.
Thanks riverdragon8
Kodi will very likely be pre-installed on the box.

If not, just install it from Google play.

I prefer my boxes to have libreelec installed so you don't have to faff with anything - boot straight in to Kodi and job done. Makes the box a lot nippier as well
HankHandsome6 m ago

Kodi will very likely be pre-installed on the box.If not, just install it …Kodi will very likely be pre-installed on the box.If not, just install it from Google play.I prefer my boxes to have libreelec installed so you don't have to faff with anything - boot straight in to Kodi and job done. Makes the box a lot nippier as well


Is it easy to put Android back on if you use libreelec? Or is my terminology wrong and libreelec sits on top of Android? Also can you run libreelec from a USB stick or memory card? Cheers!
Does this do dts passthrough via external hard drive without sound drop outs? Had this problem with a previous box.
The original deal i posted

hotukdeals.com/dea…917

Probably answer a lot of the questions on thread
Edited by: "aa64xyz" 7th Sep 2017
Nicolas1 h, 9 m ago

What is this exactly



I guess they could be used to make a "non-smart" TV smart i.e. BBC iPlayer and the like. However, from the responses here it seems that most intend them to use as a Kodi box to access dodgy TV streams?
janlim32 m ago

Any recommended VPN site to use together with this M8S?


I use Vypr on mine, seems to work great, app on the Play store too for easy connection.
Edited by: "DJNG22" 7th Sep 2017
Typical. Ordered two of these last week from Banggood at £27 each.
sumpter22 m ago

Is it easy to put Android back on if you use libreelec? Or is my …Is it easy to put Android back on if you use libreelec? Or is my terminology wrong and libreelec sits on top of Android? Also can you run libreelec from a USB stick or memory card? Cheers!



Libreelec is instead of android not on top off so you'd have to remove libreelec and put android back on. Not actually done it myself but thinks there's tutorial videos ect
I've just started looking at these android boxes - I would think that the 2.4Ghz only wifi is a bit limiting, especially if you want to stream videos, though you can't beat an ethernet cable.
Edited by: "Emeye" 7th Sep 2017
Is there any difference between this box:

m.banggood.com/Tan…rch

A little bit cheaper
Edited by: "shootomanUK" 7th Sep 2017
sumpter32 m ago

Is it easy to put Android back on if you use libreelec? Or is my …Is it easy to put Android back on if you use libreelec? Or is my terminology wrong and libreelec sits on top of Android? Also can you run libreelec from a USB stick or memory card? Cheers!


as someone has said, libreelec is installed on the box instead of android and not on top of it. you can run it from a USB stick but there's really no point.

it's really not difficult to do though - plenty of information out there and YouTube guides on how to do it.

you can certainly re-install android though - you can just reflash it on the box the same way you'd have reflashed it to libreelec in the first place
Cheers guys have purchased Will be a 2nd box and will play around with libreelec
Might be stupid.. but is Kodi an app that enable u to watch movies for free??? If so.. does buying this TV box mean u'll be ale to watch whatever source free(on kodi)??
linhang9017 m ago

Might be stupid.. but is Kodi an app that enable u to watch movies for …Might be stupid.. but is Kodi an app that enable u to watch movies for free??? If so.. does buying this TV box mean u'll be ale to watch whatever source free(on kodi)??


Yes, till they catch you!!
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