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Android TV Box Buyers Guide

Looking to buy the best Android TV Box? Check out our guide below and you’ll be well-placed to select the correct one for your needs.

It’s difficult to know where to start when looking for an Android TV box. You’ve probably come here because you either know what an Android TV box is and want some buying guidance – or you’ve been told that an Android TV box is a solution to your streaming problems but don’t know what that means.

If it’s the latter, we’ve got some terrible news for you: no one really understands what an Android TV box is. There’s no universally agreed-upon definition of what qualifies as a streaming box, and many of them don’t even run Android TV.

Confused? You should be, because the Android TV box market is a minefield. However, with our help, you’ll be able to find the best Android TV box for your needs.


What is an Android TV box, and how does it work?

An Android TV box is a small set-top box, similar to an Apple TV, that runs either Google’s Android TV software or a reskinned version of ordinary Android. In principle, this makes an Android TV box a very versatile device for streaming video from the internet or a NAS drive to your TV, as well as playing media saved locally on the device.

Many claim to be Kodi devices, and in the wilder corners of eBay, you’ll find gadgets claiming to be Android TV boxes that promise to arrive unlocked or preloaded with subscription channels or free content. They may be unlawful, so don’t buy them.

However, there are plenty of completely legal gadgets on the market, and the Kodi platform itself isn’t unlawful as long as you don’t use it with piracy-enabling add-ons. We strongly advise utilising a VPN for your Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick if you’re concerned about your ISP being able to observe your Kodi activity.

A solid VPN can mask your traffic from your ISP and allow you to practically change your location, allowing you to use your Kodi add-ons from any place.

What features should an Android TV box have?

To be honest, the market is a shambles, with specs, features, and even the boxes themselves changing on a near-weekly basis. If you’re looking for a Chinese-made box, seek for one with a quad-core or eight-core processor, 2GB to 4GB of RAM, and 16GB to 32GB or more of storage – frequently referred to as “ROM.”

Dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, as well as 4K compatibility, are all nice features, but don’t get too excited about claims of 6K or 8K support until more TVs and streaming services offer higher-than-4K resolutions, and it’s questionable that the boxes have the processing ability to handle that those pixels.

Another item to keep an eye on is software. Only a few Android TV boxes run Google’s Android TV; the most merely run an Android version with the manufacturer’s own TV-focused UI. The latter may or may not have access to Google Play and may come preloaded with Kodi and other popular video-streaming software.

In general, machines running true Google Android TV are easier to use and more stable, though you may still have trouble running Netflix or Amazon Prime without using obscure workarounds on these. If you don’t want to deal with sideloaded apps or reconfiguring your device, we recommend the Amazon Fire TV or the Nvidia Shield TV. If you’re willing to tinker, however, you’ll find some great deals – and a lot of fun.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Android 10.0 TV Box T95 with Backlit Wireless Keypad 4GB RAM 32GB ROM Allwinner H616 Quad-Core 64-bit ARM with 2.4G WiFi 10/100M Ethernet, Support
  • T95 Android TV Box comes with Android 10.0 operation system, the latest Allwinner H616 Quad-Core Cortex-A53 CPU with Mali-G31 MP2, which make sure the box running stable and smooth to load movies, pictures and games without a buffer. Android 10.0 raises the bar in performance and usability with a slick lag-free interface, more stable.
  • Android TV Box supports decoding and playing almost all popular audio and video formats, you can enjoy 6K ultimate HD video, which is the clear than 4K resolution. You can play thousands of android games in a large 6K screen and enjoy a higher quality experience with less buffering. What's more, this TV box support 3D, you can enjoy the visual feast.
  • Comes with backlit wireless keypad
SaleBestseller No. 2
Android Tv Box T95 Android 10.0 Allwinner H616 Quadcore 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Support 6K 3D 1080P 2.4/5.0GHz WIFI BT5.0 10/100M Ethernet HDMI 2.0 H.265
  • 【NEWEST ANDROID 10.0 OS and H616 chipset】T95 TV BOX comes with latest Android 10.0 OS and Allwinner H616 chipset, which is faster and more efficient. T95 android box has a better compatibility of software, games and applications, better user interface and user experience.
  • 【2GB RAM and 16GB ROM】T95 Android TV box provides plentiful room 2GB DDR3 RAM 16GB eMMC ROM CPU bring quick start for your apps and games. You can download plenty of apps as you want via this android tv box.You can also expand the memory via TF card slot(Support 4GB/8GB/16GB/32GB/64GB), without buffering or breaking down and never worry about running out of space.
  • 【SUPPORTS 6K and 3D】This latest T95 android TV box supports decoding and playing almost all popular audio and video formats, you can enjoy 6K ultimate HD video, which is clearer than 4K. You can play thousands of android games in a large 6K screen and enjoy a higher quality experience with less buffering. What’s more, this TV box support 3D, you can enjoy the visual feast.
  • 【ENHANCE PRIVACY FUNCTION】This T95 Android 10 tv box pays more attention to privacy than ever before. For example, when some apps request "location", you will not be asked after selecting "prohibited".
  • 【Interfaces & Service】T95 Android TV Box equipped with 2* USB 3.0 Port; USB2.0 port supports mouse and keyboard. We always strive to provide our customer most qualified item and service. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or concern.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Android 10.0 TV Box, 4GB RAM 64GB ROM Allwinner H616 Quad-Core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 Android Box with 2.4GHz/5.0GHz WiFi 10/100M Ethernet, Support H.265/3D/6K Ultra HD/BT 5.0/HDMI 2.0 Smart TV Box
  • ★【The Latest Android 10.0 OS】 The android TV box comes with android 10.0 operation system, which make sure the box running stable and smooth to load movies, pictures and games without a buffer. Android 10.0 raises the bar in performance and usability with a slick lag-free interface, more stable.
  • ★【4GB RAM 64GB ROM】The android TV box is equipped with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, which ensures speed and stability of the operation system, supports much higher running speed, without buffering or breaking down. And there is enough room for installing apps, games etc. You can also expand the memory via the micro SD card slot. No need to worry about running out of space.
  • ★【The Powerful Chip】The android box is equipped with the latest Allwinner H616 Quad-Core Cortex-A53 CPU with Mali-G31 MP2, with stronger image processing capability. Provide users with an excellent experience with super-fast running speed and professional image processing capabilities.
  • ★【6K + 3D】Android TV Box supports decoding and playing almost all popular audio and video formats, you can enjoy 6K ultimate HD video, which is the clear than 4K resolution. You can play thousands of android games in a large 6K screen and enjoy a higher quality experience with less buffering. What's more, this TV box support 3D, you can enjoy the visual feast.
  • ★【Convenient connection】 2.4GHz/5GHz dual WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0, support USB or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, more convenient to operate. We always strive to provide our customer most qualified item and service. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or concern.
SaleBestseller No. 4
STRONG Leap-S1 Smart Box Android TV Streaming Media Player, 4K Ultra HD Streaming Device with Google Voice Assistant, Built-In Netflix Disney+ Prime Video, WiFi 5 with Bluetooth 4.2
  • Your TV becomes connected thanks to the LEAP-S1 Mutlimedia ANDROID TV 10.0 4K Ultra HD box: A resolution of up to 3840 x 2160 pixels and HDR functionality for breath-taking image quality, and immersive sound with Dolby Digital Plus. You can even stream content from your smartphone or tablet to your TV using built in chrome cast technology.
  • Download and enjoy your favourite apps from the Google Play Store, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, and Youtube. 𝗕𝗕𝗖 𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗿 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗼𝗼𝗻 𝘃𝗶𝗮 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲. 𝗣𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮 𝗹𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗧𝗩 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗮𝗱𝗰𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲.
  • Easy Internet connection via dual band Wi-Fi 5 or built-in LAN (10/100 fast Ethernet port also onboard). Connect Bluetooth devices such as speakers, sound bar, headphones, keyboards etc. The 2 USB ports allow you to connect 2 accessories at the same time (keyboard, gamepad, camera, USB key, HDD¡­).
  • The Bluetooth remote control with Google Assistant with integrated voice recognition allows you to search the internet quickly. Shortcuts on the remote give you direct access to your NETFLIX and PRIME Video apps.
  • Connectivity: HDMI, AV, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, LAN, IR expansion port, 12V / 1A DC power adapter, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. Compact case: 11 cm x 11 cm x 2 cm. Package includes: LEAP-S1 Android box, a remote control with Google voice assistant, 2 supplied AAA batteries, an HDMI cable and a power adapter. Product guaranteed for 24 months.
Bestseller No. 5
Android TV Box 10.0 4GB RAM 32GB ROM, 2021 Smart TV Box with H616 Quad-Core Cortex-A53 CPU Mali-G31 GPU, Support 4K 6K/Bluetooth 5.0/2.4G 5G WIFI/100M Ethernet/USB 2.0 with Mini Wireless Keyboard
  • 【2021 Android TV Box 10.0】The newest Android 10.0 TV box with powerful H616 Quad-Core Cortex-A53 chipset runs faster and more smoother than the other Android 9.0/8.1 TV box. Supports massive popular apps, new UI design and more personalized settings. You can generate boot animations based on your own pictures.
  • 【4GB RAM 32GB ROM】The smart TV box with large storage is easy to download massive apps with less freeze and no worry about space. Support additional TF card to expand storage (maximum 64GB).
  • 【4K 6K Ultra HD Smart TV Box】The TV box with HDMI 2.0a supports 4K/6K ultra HD resolution and the latest H.265 decoding technology. Display professional image rendering capabilities and perfect vision. Support phone projection, enjoy entertainment time with your family.
  • 【2.4G/5G WIFI+BT5.0+100M】The powerful Android 10.0 TV box supports 2.4G/5G dual-band WIFI, Bluetooth 5.0 and 100M Ethernet. You can easily connect to wireless/Bluetooth devices to play games, watch movies or browse the Internet with a strong and stable network.
  • 【Backlit Mini Wireless Keyboard】The Android TV box 10.0 comes with a 2.4GHz RF mini wireless keyboard. You can freely control device on your bed or sofa. Built-in high sensitive touchpad and li-ion battery. With colorful backlit, it can be easily used in dark environments.
Bestseller No. 6
Q Plus Android TV Box Android 9.0 TV Box Chip H6 Quad-core Cortex-A53 4GB RAM 32 GB ROM Smart TV Box Support 3D 6K Ultra HD H.265 2.4GHz WiFi Ethernet HDMI Output【2022 Newest】
  • The Newest Advanced Amlogic Octa Core cortex-A53 64bits up to 2GHz Ultra high frequency,more than 4 times performance improvements,ultrahigh quality and configuration provides you with ultra-fast running speed and professional graphic processing ability.
  • 4GB RAM(DDR3) + 32GB ROM(EMMC),support run fast and stable operation, the 32GB internal storage gives you space and freedom to install apps without having to always worry about running out of space.
  • Professional H.265 video decoding technology and Dual Band WIFI 2.4GHZ offering a more stable WIFI signal to enjoy a higher quality video experience!
Bestseller No. 7
MECOOL KM2 Android 10.0 TV Box Netflix 4K ATV Set Top Box Amlogic S905X2 Streaming Media Player Widevine L1 TVBOX
  • The Android TV box supports 2.4G/5GHz Dual-Band WiFi and built-in external and internal WiFi Antenna to comprehensively enhance the WiFi receiving signal, which makes connecting to your network that much easier.
  • This is a Google certified TV Box and runs on Android TV 10 OS. Of course, the device supports Google Assistant. Besides, has the mose important certifications of leading vendors: Google, Netflix and PrimeVideo.
  • The streaming device displays up to 4K @60fps streaming content also from other popular 4K HDR, HDR10 and Dolby Audio
  • The Android TV Box comes with a voice Bluetooth remote control with the new Google's Reference Design. Reference Design remote control has 4 dedicated buttons and the distinctive Google Assistant button, just like Youin You-Box.
  • Android TV 10 OS box, enjoy the latest version of Android TV 10. Perfect for home emtertainment, home theater, businss use and more.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Android 10.0 TV T95 Box with Keypad 2GB RAM 16GB ROM Allwinner H616 Quad-Core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 with 2.4G WiFi 10/100M Ethernet, Support H.265/3D/6K Ultra HD/BT 5.0/HDMI 2.0 Smart TV Box
  • Free Backlit Multicolour keypad with Android 10.0 OS & H616 Chip: Android TV Box comes with Android 10.0 operation system, H616 Quad-Core, which makes sure the box running stable and smooth to load movies, pictures and games without a buffer. Android 10.0 raises the bar in performance and usability with a slick lag-free interface, more stable.
  • Interfaces: Android TV Box equipped with USB 2.0 Port; USB2.0 port supports mouse and keyboard. We always strive to provide our customer qualified item and service. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or concern.
  • 4K + 3D: Android TV Box supports decoding and playing almost all popular audio and video formats, you can enjoy 4K ultimate HD video. You can play thousands of android games in a 4K screen and enjoy a higher quality experience with less buffering. What's more, this TV box supports 3D, you can enjoy the visual feast.
  • 2.4G & Ethernet: Build in 2.4G WiFi and Ethernet. We offer convenient connection and more stable WIFI signal to enjoy higher quality video experience. Just plug in the power supply, connect the box HDMI cable and Wi-Fi/Ethernet, you can enjoy whatever you like.
  • 2GB RAM + 16GB ROM: 2G RAM large storage ensures speed and stability of the operation system, supports much higher running speed, without buffering or breaking down; 16GB ROM, gives enough room for installing apps, games etc. You can also expand the memory via the micro SD card slot.
Bestseller No. 9
Android TV Box 10.0, EASYTONE Android TV Boxes 4GB RAM 64GB ROM with Mini Wireless Keyboard, H616 Quad-Core Google Android Box Support Ultra HD 6K/HDR/Ethernet/BT/3D/Dual-WiFi 2.4G/5G
  • 【Android 10.0 OS & High Performance Processor】EASYTONE android tv box 10.0 equipped with the newest android 10.0 OS, equipped with Allwinner H616 Quad-Core Corte-A53 CPU,Supports smoothly to load any things without buffer or freeze, giving you greater user experience.
  • 【4GB RAM + 64GB ROM & Mini Keyboard】The Android box 10.0 comes with 4GB RAM 64GB ROM high-speed flash memory which makes possess the double storage performance, great improves the reliability of your tv box and you'll have plenty of room to run more APPs and games quickly. You can also expand the storage through a micro SD card or an external USB device. It comes with a free mini backlit keyboard with touchpad and LED backlit to help you easily control the android tv box.
  • 【2.4G/5G DUAL-BAND Wifi & BT 4.0 】The Android TV box supports 2.4/5G WiFi, LAN 100Mbps which make the wifi signal is more stable and stronger, let you enjoy 5G faster speed internet life. The BT 4.0 allow you connect more wireless devices which support Bluetooth function.
  • 【3D 6K & HDMI 2.0】 The tv box 10.0 comes with upgraded HD-MI2.0,supports H.265 decoding which support all formats of the audio and video, it also supports 3D that you can enjoy the 3D dynamics any where and no only in the cinema. Besides, it supports 6K Ultra HD resolution, which can provides you a experience of ultra-fast running speed and clear image processing, so you can enjoy a feast for your eyes.
  • 【Protect Privacy & Easy To Use】The smart tv box adopts advanced technology to and protect privacy better. If you selecting "prohibited", and you will not be asked next time, prevent personal information leakage. Easy to use, just plug in the power supply, connect Wi-Fi/Ethernet and HD cable.If the box keeps restarting during use, you could change the power supply for testing, or please contact us in timeWe will provide unconditional technical support to let you better understand the situation when using the TV box.
Bestseller No. 10
Android TV Box, Android 10.0 Smart Box with 4GB RAM 32GB ROM Allwinner H616 Quad Core 64bit ARM Corter-A53 CPU Mali G31 MP2 GPU 6K Output 2.4GHz/5GHz WiFi 100M LAN Enternet Bluetooth 5.0
  • 【Newest Android 10.0 OS】This YAGALA Android tv box adopts updated Android 10. OS which compatibility with the vast majority of software, games, and applications, to meet the needs of different users. And the new dark theme use true black to keep your battery alive longer, take it easy on your eyes.
  • 【Latest Amlogic Allwinner H616 Chipset】This tv box comes with Allwinner H616 chipset which better at image processing. Provides users a great experience of ultra-fast running speed, that means you will enjoy a real home theater with this tv box.
  • 【Fast Reaction Speed & Memory】4GB DDRIII + 32GB eMMC Flash. Support run fast and stable operation, the 32GB internal storage has plenty of space and freedom to install apps without having to always worry about running out of space.
  • 【4K 6K Ultra HD】Supports H.265 4K 6K output, more powerful than H.264, let you watch the 4K movie smoothly, and every detail of the screen is glossy, bring you a more real movies, games and music experience.
  • 【Built in Bluetooth 5.0 &Dual Band WiFi】This Android Box has built-in Bluetooth 5.0 and 2.4GHz& 5GHz WiFi which is faster, safer and lower power consumption when transferring data and surfing.

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