Posted 29th Mar 2017
Few months back purchased a firestick and installed kodi. Now looking to upgrade and buy something similar for my parents. I’m also trying to factor in cost (sub £50 maybe more for iptv) and longetivity. Looking to access all free material and pay a sub for live football.

A cheap, straightforward upgrade I think would be a Chinese android box. I don’t have money for nvidia shield, could push to the xiaomi mi box. I’m thinking the Nexbox A95x, Beelink Mini MX3 v2, Mini M8S2 etc…all around the £40-£50 range 2gb/16gb. Does anyone have any advice as to which Chinese brands may provide ongoing support / updates? Which are recommended?

The alternative is to go IPTV, I think the main advantage here is stability and UI. I keep hearing about the mag 254 box, is this the one to get? Also, would I be able to get VOD such as something like exodus? Or is iptv mainly for live tv?

I think the service (football) is down to the provider, so a good provider on kodi would beat an average one on iptv?

Any opinions would be appreciated.
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