Mecool KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box Review – A good alternative to the Nvidia Shield for local 4K streaming

I have been a fan of the Amazon Fire TV sticks and Nvidia Shield for years now. But they are not perfect, I hate having to use WiFi (or 100M Ethernet) on the Fire Stick, the tubular Nvidia Shield is no use for large local 4K files, and the Pro is very expensive. Cheap Chinese … Read more

Google Android TV Stick “Sabrina” will use older Amlogic S905X2 chipset but still a big upgrade vs Chromecast Ultra

It has been two years since the Chromecast 3rd gen was released and nearly 4 years since the Chromecast Ultra, but it looks like we will get some new hardware soon. A recent Android TV dongle, code-named “Sabrina” was revealed in a marketing video. Now a pre-release firmware build for the device has identified some … Read more

Netflix starts streaming in AV1 but do any chipsets support it? Amlogic S905X4, S908X vs Broadcom BCM7218X

Video codecs are not the most exciting of things but they make a huge difference with the media we consume. Currently, when we watch Netflix they use the VP9 codec by default which was originally developed by Google. This codec is natively supported on Android in both software and the hardware. The hardware support is … Read more

ABOX 4th Generation A4 Android Tv Box Review – New for 2018 with voice remote

Android-based streaming boxes are undeniably popular for a variety of reasons, some good some bad. However, you choose to use them, they are a fantastic affordable way to add smart features to your TV, and while pretty much every TV has smart functionality now, they can rarely compete with a dedicated device. I have previously … Read more

Win a Globmall 4K Android 7.1 TV Box

**Winner contacted and the keyboard has been posted** I reviewed the Globmall 4K Android 7.1 TV Box earlier in the month and found it to be a great little Android box that performed better than my previous reviews of Android boxes. This will be the review sample I was sent and the specifications include: CPU: Amlogic … Read more

Globmall X4 Android TV Box Review

Having previously reviewed the ABOX A1, which had issues with some local file playback, I thought I would try another budget Android TV brand, this time the Globmall X4. Priced at just £42 it is slightly cheaper than the ABOX A1 but has the same specification. The internals is the same, you get: CPU: Amlogic … Read more

Win a OTT M8S Android TV Box with Kodi installed

Continuing our Christmas giveaways, I have the OTT M8S Android TV Box up for grabs today. This was reviewed back in March and is an excellent budget Android box with all the features that most people want from these things, including Kodi. The specification includes: RAM:2GB DDR3 ROM:8GB NAND FLASH GPU:Octa-core Mali-450MP GPU @ 600MHz … Read more

OTT M8S Android TV Box Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] For your chance to win this the OTT M8S Android TV Box please enter below Win a OTT M8S Android TV Box with Kodi [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Android powered smart TV boxes have boomed the past few years, and I am personally … Read more

NVIDIA Shield: gaming-focused Android TV set-top box

The NVIDIA Shield  range of devices has been a bit of a niche product line but generally receiving favourable reviews. This line is now being expanded to include a gaming focused Android TV set-top box which is set to retails for $200 (no word on UK pricing) and launch in May. NVIDIA’s calling Shield the “world’s first … Read more