What's the best budget Android TV box? I'm using a Amazon Fire stick at the moment.

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Found 14th Nov 2015
Looking for the best bang for your buck £30 or under.
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What's wrong with the stick ? I take it you've put Kodi on it
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1an4492

What's wrong with the stick ? I take it you've put Kodi on it


Nothing wrong with the stick, it's for a family member (cheap christmas present )
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caverncity

http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_193367.html?wid=1


Looks good for £19.98, thanks.
RiverDragon8

Looks good for £19.98, thanks.



​i have one its very quick. I paid £23 shipped in Europe, actually London and took couple days.
If it's not amlogic don't buy it (if it's for kodi), as far as I can see that box isn't so won't be great. The mxq boxes are only a few £ more.
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Edited by: "dcx_badass" 14th Nov 2015
dcx_badass

If it's not amlogic don't buy it (if it's for kodi), as far as I can see … If it's not amlogic don't buy it (if it's for kodi), as far as I can see that box isn't so won't be great. The mqx boxes are only a few £ more.



​agree
shadey12

​agree



And a link, please for what you are recommending.
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dcx_badass

If it's not amlogic don't buy it (if it's for kodi), as far as I can see … If it's not amlogic don't buy it (if it's for kodi), as far as I can see that box isn't so won't be great. The mxq boxes are only a few £ more. http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_232374.html


What about this one bad@ss ebay.co.uk/itm…775
RiverDragon8

What about this one bad@ss … What about this one bad@ss http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MXQ-Quad-Core-Android-4-4-TV-Box-KODI-XBMC-Fully-Loaded-Film-Sports-Movies-Live/331699704425?_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150313114020%26meid%3D434abe1dc6e94bb0acfb275f54c0f5f4%26pid%3D100338%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D24%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D141810123775


Yeah looks fine, basically the same (no power button) just from the UK, a few pound more, but obviously will come much quicker.
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dcx_badass

Yeah looks fine, basically the same (no power button) just from the UK, a … Yeah looks fine, basically the same (no power button) just from the UK, a few pound more, but obviously will come much quicker.


What model would you get if you was buying 1?
RiverDragon8

What model would you get if you was buying 1?


I'd get this one, running the latest processor the S905, and running Android 5.1 instead of the old 4.4
http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_258634.html

That or an M8S if you want 4k
ebay.co.uk/itm…751
Edited by: "dcx_badass" 15th Nov 2015
At the risk of sounding dense (which I am) could someone explain to me what these boxes actually do? I have a Roku LT at the moment - what does an Android box offer that a Roku doesn't? Is it just different apps or is it more about dodgy downloads and the like with an Android box? Would it allow me to run US Netflix/ Hulu on my tv?

Thanks in advance for any answers.
dealpickle

At the risk of sounding dense (which I am) could someone explain to me … At the risk of sounding dense (which I am) could someone explain to me what these boxes actually do? I have a Roku LT at the moment - what does an Android box offer that a Roku doesn't? Is it just different apps or is it more about dodgy downloads and the like with an Android box? Would it allow me to run US Netflix/ Hulu on my tv?Thanks in advance for any answers.


play.google.com/sto…=en
dcx_badass

https://play.google.com/store?hl=en



That just takes me to to the Google Play store. Are you saying that all an Android box does is let me access Google Play apps?
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dcx_badass

I'd get this one, running the latest processor the S905, and running … I'd get this one, running the latest processor the S905, and running Android 5.1 instead of the old 4.4http://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_258634.htmlThat or an M8S if you want 4khttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4K-M8s-Quad-Core-Android-XBMC-KODI-Dual-WiFi-Bluetooth-Smart-TV-Box-Full-Loaded-/201408109751


Does your Android box ever freezes when trying to look for content on kodi?? My fire stick does this from time to time and annoys the feck out off me (have to reset the fire stick by holding down 2 buttons on the remote), I'm thinking about buying 2 of these (1 as a gift and 1 for myself) and sell my amazon fire stick on eBay.
RiverDragon8

Does your Android box ever freezes when trying to look for content on … Does your Android box ever freezes when trying to look for content on kodi?? My fire stick does this from time to time and annoys the feck out off me (have to reset the fire stick by holding down 2 buttons on the remote), I'm thinking about buying 2 of these (1 as a gift and 1 for myself) and sell my amazon fire stick on eBay.



Its not the box its Kodi,sometimes whichever link you press will freeze the box,ive had it on MXQ,Acer Revo and Fire TV boxes.
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SilverBlack

Its not the box its Kodi,sometimes whichever link you press will freeze … Its not the box its Kodi,sometimes whichever link you press will freeze the box,ive had it on MXQ,Acer Revo and Fire TV boxes.


Thanks, no need to replace my fire stick then.
RiverDragon8

Does your Android box ever freezes when trying to look for content on … Does your Android box ever freezes when trying to look for content on kodi?? My fire stick does this from time to time and annoys the feck out off me (have to reset the fire stick by holding down 2 buttons on the remote), I'm thinking about buying 2 of these (1 as a gift and 1 for myself) and sell my amazon fire stick on eBay.


My content for Kodi is on my HP Microserver, never frozen once.
dcx_badass

My content for Kodi is on my HP Microserver, never frozen once.



So is mine and never frozen either but he is clicking a link from an addon !
SilverBlack

Its not the box its Kodi,sometimes whichever link you press will freeze … Its not the box its Kodi,sometimes whichever link you press will freeze the box,ive had it on MXQ,Acer Revo and Fire TV boxes.



​no need to reset it all you need to do clear your cache.
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