Best Android TV Box Under £60?

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Found 21st Sep 2015
Morning guys, my HTPC just failed so I'm gonna replace it with an android box since all I used nowadays is Kodi! I'm just wondering, what is the best Android box under £60? I'm potential buying a 4K TV this month so it would be great if it supported that but it's not a deal breaker..

"Mobie Dazzle 4K Amlogic S812" Is currently on my wish list but just wondering if there are any alternatives?
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Consider the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You'd just need to be happy following this - youtube.com/wat…8No I'm really impressed by it.

The new version of the stick handles 4K, but is of course more expensive ~£80 - amazon.co.uk/dp/…ftv Assume you could configure it in the same way, but best confirming else where first.
4k 2gb RAM, 8GB storage, 2 x usb, sdcard slot, quad core cpu, octa core gpu, remote control:-

M8S from ebay for approx £39 delivered from the UK. Dont get a fire stick unless you only want it for a cut down version of kodi and fixed storage etc
Edited by: "chocci" 21st Sep 2015
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chocci

4k 2gb RAM, 8GB storage, 2 x usb, sdcard slot, quad core cpu, octa core … 4k 2gb RAM, 8GB storage, 2 x usb, sdcard slot, quad core cpu, octa core gpu, remote control:-M8S from ebay for approx £39 delivered from the UK. Dont get a fire stick unless you only want it for a cut down version of kodi and fixed storage etc



cut down version of Kodi ??????????????????????
morgie

Consider the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You'd just need to be happy following … Consider the Amazon Fire TV Stick. You'd just need to be happy following this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AoQgNH5b8No I'm really impressed by it.The new version of the stick handles 4K, but is of course more expensive ~£80 - http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00UH2O6T2/ref=fs_aftv Assume you could configure it in the same way, but best confirming else where first.



​They've always been £79. Plus the stick is only £35..
mattmerch

cut down version of Kodi ??????????????????????


Read somewhere that is was a custom version and had to be sideloaded. Guess I am wrong. My point still stands about why pay more for a vastly inferior product compared to a full android tv box thats much faster and future proofed.
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chocci

Read somewhere that is was a custom version and had to be sideloaded. … Read somewhere that is was a custom version and had to be sideloaded. Guess I am wrong. My point still stands about why pay more for a vastly inferior product compared to a full android tv box thats much faster and future proofed.



only paid £20 for mine and got a £5 free amazon voucher not sure whats inferior but i am not sure what you read anyway

linky
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mattmerch

only paid £20 for mine and got a £5 free amazon voucher not sure whats i … only paid £20 for mine and got a £5 free amazon voucher not sure whats inferior but i am not sure what you read anyway :)linky


it doesnt have twin usb ports, only 1GB of ram, no sdcard so storage very limited, no play store so have to sideload non amazon approved apps, no external hdd support. Its vastly inferior to an android tv box but good for £15 but I still would pay the extra £23.
mattmerch

cut down version of Kodi ??????????????????????



​any chance of a link? I put m8s into amazon and found loads of different boxes..
chocci

4k 2gb RAM, 8GB storage, 2 x usb, sdcard slot, quad core cpu, octa core … 4k 2gb RAM, 8GB storage, 2 x usb, sdcard slot, quad core cpu, octa core gpu, remote control:-M8S from ebay for approx £39 delivered from the UK. Dont get a fire stick unless you only want it for a cut down version of kodi and fixed storage etc



​any chance of a link? I googled m8s and found loads.. ((replied to the correct on this time!)
elliotsamuda

​any chance of a link? I googled m8s and found loads.. ((replied to the c … ​any chance of a link? I googled m8s and found loads.. ((replied to the correct on this time!)


Ebay search for m8s

Buy it now and UK only
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tonyh78

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/291445226116?adgroupid=&hlpht=true&hlpv=2&rlsatarget=&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F710-134428-41853-0%252F2%253Fipn%253Dicep%2526icep_id%253D67%2526mtid%253D1673%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D50600204586_563391%2526icep_item_id%253D291445226116%2526itemid%253D291445226116%2526icep_meta_categ_id%253D293%2526icep_etrs%253DN%2526icep_epid%253D-999%2526icep_ctlg%253D-999%2526icep_cond%253DNew%2526targetid%253D75951445746%2526rlsatarget%253D%2526rpc%253D0.15%2526rpc_upld_id%253D54926%2526device%253Dm%2526icep_msku_flag%253Dn%2526icep_cbt%253Dn%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526loc%253D%2526poi%253D%2526campaignid%253D%2526adgroupid%253D%2526gclid%253DCJvX_7DMiMgCFSkYwwodOGkBdg%2526srcrot%253D710-134428-41853-0%2526rvr_id%253D899328813842&adtype=pla&ff3=1&lpid=122&poi=&ul_noapp=true&limghlpsr=true&device=m&chn=ps&campaignid=&crdt=0&ff12=67&ff11=ICEP3.0.0-L&ff14=122&viphx=1&ops=true&ff13=80




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Do not get the s802 chipset as they have hardware amlogic codec issues....that's my tip for the day.
I use one of these amazon.co.uk/gp/…s00 works great with everything I have stuck on it, it comes with kodi but stuck tvaddons instead as it runs faster . and has most addons already in it .

Stuck the acestream player on with the apk installer and the footy runs great with that with a few tweeks
I'd go AMLogic S812 based, official kodi support on the chipset. The FireTV is alright but way overhyped, have to sideload and Amazon could block this whenever they like. Gearbest is my go to place for stuff like this, they have quite a few S812 boxes as does ebay as the prices have recently fallen massively.
Didn't know s812 chipset was officially supported....I thought they didn't officially support any amlogic chipset....may have changed recently.
peter512

Didn't know s812 chipset was officially supported....I thought they … Didn't know s812 chipset was officially supported....I thought they didn't officially support any amlogic chipset....may have changed recently.


AMLogic was the first and only Android based chipset supported by Kodi for a very long time, others came much later and most aren't anywhere near as good. Going back at least 3 years after they partnered with Pivos:
http://kodi.wiki/view/Pivos_XIOS_DS

Support table here (although they list rockchip devices but I've found them to run like junk on kodi):
http://kodi.wiki/view/Android_hardware

Edited by: "dcx_badass" 21st Sep 2015
elliotsamuda

​any chance of a link? I googled m8s and found loads.. ((replied to the c … ​any chance of a link? I googled m8s and found loads.. ((replied to the correct on this time!)


this is the one I bought. Lightning fast and comes pre-loaded with kodi 14 although I installed 15 and just went with tvaddons fusion addon

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-GENUINE-M8S-Amlogic-S812-Quad-Core-Android-4-4-Smart-TV-Box-XBMC-UK-Stock-/151685314573?hash=item235126380d

took me all of 5 minutes to uninstall, reinstall & put the addons on it


Edited by: "chocci" 22nd Sep 2015
Only thing about the S812 is there's currently no OpenELEC support as far as I know.
tonyh78

https://www.livingsocial.com/deals/1521286-android-quad-core-tv-box?cvosrc=email.blast-gb.digest_nationalshopuk&utm_campaign=digest_nationalshopuk&utm_medium=email&utm_source=blast#/dealWrap



​That's not the new version of the stick that's the fire tv box.
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