Top 5 Best Android TV Boxes CanadaCompare the specifications of our top 5 best Android TV Boxes in our comparison table below.
An Android TV Box can turn your television into an entertainment media centre as it gives you access to an abundance of apps that’ll let you watch the latest movies and TV shows, play games and watch live sports among other things. Below are 5 of the best Android TV Boxes based on our own research and analysis.
Mi Box 3
MXQ Pro 4K
|OS||Android 6.0 Marshmellow||Android 7.0 Nougat||Android 6.0 Marshmellow||Android 7.1.2 Nougat||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Processor||2.0 GHz Amlogic S905 Quad-Core Cortex-A53||HiSilicon Quad-Core||2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core||2.0 GHz Amlogic S905W Quad-Core Cortex-A53||2.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 Quad-Core|
|GPU||Penta-Core Mali-450||N/A||Penta-Core Mali-450||Penta-Core Mali-450||Penta-Core Mali-450|
|Google Play Store|
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Best Value/Top Rated/Top Specs: Certain products will be badged with the aforementioned accolade if we consider them to rank highly in those areas.
OS: What operating system/version of Android is it running?
Processor: How powerful is the processor? This dictates how fast the Android TV Box will run and perform basic functions such as opening and closing down applications.
GPU (Graphics Processing Unit): How good are the graphics? This dictates how clear and vivid images appear on the screen.
RAM (Random Access Memory): How many applications can the device run at one time without the device slowing down? The higher the RAM, the better the device should handle running multiple apps.
Google Play Store: Many Android TV Boxes will have Google Play Store preinstalled and it’ll provide the exact same content as it would do on an Android phone or tablet.
XBMC/Kodi: Does the Android TV Box have Kodi preinstalled? It’s a immensely popular and renowned media center that gives you access to a huge variety of media content including TV shows, movies, live sports streaming, TV channels, games, music and more.
Average User Rating: This is judged according to our own research and analysis of the product and then compared to similar products in its category.
Price: Find out the price of any given product by clicking on the ‘Buy Now’ icons above the product images or ‘Check Price’ at the bottom of the table and you’ll be taken to the relevant product page on www.amazon.ca. We don’t mention any prices as they can change quite often whether it’s due to sales, promotions or different sellers.
Top 5 Reasons to Buy an Android TV Box
If entertainment is what you’re after, then there are plenty of options but one of the best sources of entertainment is an Android TV Box. If you’re still on the fence about wether to make a purchase, then perhaps these 5 reasons can convince you.
You don’t have to break the bank to buy an Android TV Box. In our estimation, it’s one of the best value entertainment hubs money can buy. It gives you so much but asks for so little in return.
Not only is the upfront cost minimal, there are practically no long term expenses unlike the monthly subscriptions that Netflix, iTunes or any cable provider demands.
2. More Versatile
The best Android TV Boxes can provide you with neverending options of entertainment, a lot more than other streaming media players such as the Roku media boxes and the Google Chromecast.
You may be wondering, how so? Firstly, Kodi, the software media center pre-installed on most Android TV Boxes is open source, meaning that third party developers are free to create and upload their own apps to the system.
You’ll have many more options of entertainment instead of being confined to only official common apps. This essentially means that you’ll have access to more TV channels, more streaming options, more games and more of other apps too!
3. Turns Your TV Smart
Even if you already have a Smart TV, we guarantee that it won’t be able to do half the things an Android TV Box can do. Smart TV’s are still very much limited to whatever the brand decides to install on their TVs.
By buying an Android TV Box, you’ll have access to much more content and for free too. You’re pretty much turning your TV into one big tablet. Sounds like fun!
4. Play Media From External Sources
If you already have media stored on an external device such as a USB stick, external hard drive or SD card, you can connect it to the Android TV Box to play movies, images or music.
The number of ports you get vary from model to model but the majority of them have at least one port to cater to the aforementioned devices.
You’ll also be happy to hear that you don’t have to stream everything if you don’t want to. You can infact download your favorite movies, TV shows, games, music and other media onto the Android TV Box’s built-in hard drive.
5. Can Act as a Digital Video Recorder
You don’t have to buy a seperate digital video recorder to record your favorite TV shows or live sports whenever you’re out the house.
Instead, an Android TV Box can double as a recorder providing you download and install the right software to do this. This’ll save you hundreds of dollars as you have access to free content and a recorder to save it down, all in one device.
How to Easily Set Up Kodi
Kodi is the open source software that allows Android TV Box users to stream content such as TV shows, sports channels and movies, play games and music and a bunch of other fun stuff.
Some people think setting it up and navigating through it is a difficult task, but this video shows you otherwise. Watch it and you’ll see the power at your hand.