MECOOL M8S Pro+ TV Box Amlogic S905X Android 7.1 16GB ROM 2GB RAM £30.11 @ Gearbest
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MECOOL M8S Pro+ TV Box Amlogic S905X Android 7.1 16GB ROM 2GB RAM £30.11 @ Gearbest

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How does this work please?
I have a tv. But no aerial. No satellite nor tv licence...

is it legal to watch TV on boxes?

Cheaper at geekbuying?

geekbuying.com/ite…tml

Tempted to get this as banggood don't seem to have stock and can't fulfill the £24 deal posted a little while ago.

Price is too high, real price is around 22-23

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These boxes have android so you can install Android apps like Amazon (TV) Netflix. BBCi player. The main reason I have 3 of these types of box is that you can install LibreELEC (Kodi) to play back your own legally owned movies to your tv.
Kodi is totally free open source software, they do not approve of it's use for play back of illegal streams, so do not ask on their forum for help, to play banned addons.
There are "fully" loaded boxes that do provide ways of playing illegal streams. But most sellers nowdays do not sell them anymore.
To use BBCi player without a tv licence is illegal.

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holidayinn12 m ago

Cheaper at …Cheaper at geekbuying?https://www.geekbuying.com/item/MECOOL-M8S-PRO-Plus-4K-TV-Box-381461.htmlTempted to get this as banggood don't seem to have stock and can't fulfill the £24 deal posted a little while ago.


Yep, you are correct, vote cold if you want. But that deal ends in 13hrs
Edited by: "bubblegum2910" 21st Sep

Still waiting for my Banggood order of this to come back in stock, was £24 but tempted to pay the extra £6 to actually reveive the product

DudeDERAILED1 h, 28 m ago

is it legal to watch TV on boxes?

Not live TV no. Unless you have a TV licence.
Edited by: "jameswalker457" 21st Sep

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jameswalker4572 m ago

Not live TV no. Unless you have a TV licence.


you also need a licence for BBC iplayer

Isn’t it just easier to buy from UK sellers

Rubbish company, cancelled my future orders after claiming a refund for lost delivery after over 2 months

With 2.4Ghz WiFi and 100Mb Ethernet only, it's not one that I would personally go for.

The Libreelec option is useful though as it's not yet come to the S912.

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reddit22 m ago

With 2.4Ghz WiFi and 100Mb Ethernet only, it's not one that I would …With 2.4Ghz WiFi and 100Mb Ethernet only, it's not one that I would personally go for.The Libreelec option is useful though as it's not yet come to the S912.


There are Libreelec builds for S912 forum.libreelec.tv/thr…12/

bubblegum291032 m ago

There are Libreelec builds for S912 …There are Libreelec builds for S912 https://forum.libreelec.tv/thread/5848-8-1-8-libreelec-8-2-for-s912/


I should have said effective release has not come as this is experimental and lacks the right elements to make is a worthwhile proposition for the S912.

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reddit20 m ago

I should have said effective release has not come as this is experimental …I should have said effective release has not come as this is experimental and lacks the right elements to make is a worthwhile proposition for the S912.


yes, but the latest builds are looking good.

bubblegum29102 h, 46 m ago

yes, but the latest builds are looking good.


Without the required libraries they will never match what is available for the S905 series.

reddit4 h, 10 m ago

With 2.4Ghz WiFi and 100Mb Ethernet only, it's not one that I would …With 2.4Ghz WiFi and 100Mb Ethernet only, it's not one that I would personally go for.The Libreelec option is useful though as it's not yet come to the S912.

Got two of these from Banggood for family and they have 2.4 & 5 wifi. Stuck the Nexus TV Stock ROM on them as the firmware they come with is poor.

sumpter17 h, 7 m ago

Still waiting for my Banggood order of this to come back in stock, was £24 …Still waiting for my Banggood order of this to come back in stock, was £24 but tempted to pay the extra £6 to actually reveive the product


I had a notification from them the other day:

Hi IAmTheDude,

Thank you very much for your order from Banggood.com.

1 items in your order are out of stock at the moment.

Order Number:

Item 1: [1164115]MECOOL M8S PRO PLUS Amlogic S905X Quad Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Android 7.1 2.4G WiFi 100M LAN 4Kx2K 60fps HDR10 H.265 HEVC VP9 Android TV Box[+Adaptor:UK]
Predicted Restocked Date:2017-09-18

We are so sorry about the delay and would like to know what you would like to do with your order.


Gave me the option to wait or get a refund, I waited and got this this morning:


Shipment Details:
Product Name: MECOOL M8S PRO PLUS Amlogic S905X Quad Core 2GB DDR3 RAM 16GB ROM Android 7.1 2.4G WiFi 100M LAN 4Kx2K 60fps HDR10 H.265 HEVC VP9 Android TV Box
Price£23.53
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: £23.53
Shipped Date: 09/21/2017 20:36:13
Shipping Fee: £0.45
Insurance: £0.47

Total Price: £24.45

So might be worth waiting a little longer.

this box has widevine level 1, and hdcp, so netflix output at 1080p, unlike other android boxes that are limited to 480p. you need to the android TV ROM tho for 1080p, otherwise it will only do 720p.

m8s pro L will be out soon, same widevine etc, but 3gb ram and s912.

Wi-Fi is poor, and with Libreelec the Wi-Fi doesn't work at all, so keep that in mind, oh it was 24 quid a few days ago
Edited by: "zaheer2003" 22nd Sep

iclarke200421st Sep

Rubbish company, cancelled my future orders after claiming a refund for …Rubbish company, cancelled my future orders after claiming a refund for lost delivery after over 2 months




iclarke200421st Sep

Rubbish company, cancelled my future orders after claiming a refund for …Rubbish company, cancelled my future orders after claiming a refund for lost delivery after over 2 months




Hi iclarke2004,

Could you please kindly send me your order number and details for re-checking ?
Hopefully, i am able to help you

Gearbest Store Rep. Alice
You can contact me here : Alice@gearbest.com
Edited by: "Gearbest1" 25th Sep

happy.tourist21st Sep

Got two of these from Banggood for family and they have 2.4 & 5 wifi. …Got two of these from Banggood for family and they have 2.4 & 5 wifi. Stuck the Nexus TV Stock ROM on them as the firmware they come with is poor.

​are You sure about 5ghz Wi-Fi as the manufacturer only lists 2.4ghz
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