We witness a new discovery in almost every field these days, hence changing the way we look at things. Same goes for watching TV. Apps like Netflix and Hulu have changed the dynamics of watching movies and seasons altogether. Moreover, Xbox and PlayStations have changed the game as well. Not to forget the array of options that services like showtime Xfinity offer. From apps that allow you to watch TV even on the go to DVRs, the cable service providers have up their game. Apart from that, Android TV boxes have been very popular among people as well. Some of the best ones to invest in are:
After Skystream Two, the killer Android box is back with Skystream Three. The difference between the two lies in the following features:
- Skystream Three comes with an upgraded processor.
- The internal storage is doubled from 16 GB to 32 GB.
- The memory is up from 2GB to 3 GB
- It comes with a DDR4 memory
Apart from these technical upgradations, the interface is also new and more modern than before. Moreover, it is also brightly colored, unlike the old boxes. However, the size of the icons and their locations on the screen remain almost the same. But this is not all, the Skystream Three comes with an array of additional new features. This includes Google Voice Search and a Widevine certification. The latter is one of the main requirements that you will need to watch Netflix and Hulu in HD quality.
Amazon Fire TV
The Amazon Fire TV ought to be your first choice if you are looking for easy setup. And you will definitely need it if you want to get the best quality out of your Amazon Prime Video subscription. Because this is the only player that is capable of streaming in both HD and 4K. Apart from this, you also get to sync it with Alexa, making use of the voice search feature. However, you do not get access to the Google Play Store if you opt for the Amazon Fire TV. But that does not make it an inconsiderable option. It is still one of the best android boxes in the market.
EZ Stream Media Player
EZ Stream Media Player should be on your ‘to consider’ list. And here’s why. Apart from the great performance that this android box has to offer, the customer support center is even greater. Moreover, you also get access to E-Z stream app that will make the whole experience even better. It comes with the following features:
- 1 Audio Passthrough
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Dynamic Refresh Rate Switching
- The latest version of Kodi
Following are some of the features that make Kingbox K3 an option to consider:
- Android 7.1 Marshmallow OS
- Vanilla version of the latest KODI 17.6 software
- 8 core Amlogic CPU that runs at speeds of 2.0 GHz
- 2 GM of RAM
- 16 GB eMMC storage drive
Apart from that, it supports the latest and the fastest wireless Internet technology. Moreover, it includes both the remote and keyboard for greater versatility. However, it does not have 3D capabilities. But that’s just one con that this android box has.
NVIDIA Shield TV
This product is aimed at all the users who are looking for more storage and power than Fire TV or Roku maybe. But ones who do not want to go for very complex streaming devices like Cyrus Stream Xa either. The NVIDIA Shield TV comes with one of the slickest interfaces. Moreover, it is one of the few devices that has 4K Amazon Prime, Netflix, and YouTube. Not only this but the latest KODI versions work on this streaming device as well.
XIAOMI MI Box
Apart from supporting 4K ultra HD as well as HDR, there are a lot of likable features in the Xiaomi MI box. It gives you ample options to choose from including YouTube, Netflix, Sling TV, and even Google Cast. Moreover, you also get access to a Voice Search Remote, making it convenient for you to control the device with a mere voice. Some of the many features of this android box are:
- 2 GB of RAM
- 8 GB of internal storage
- 4K streaming
- Runs Android TV 6.0
The ease of use makes Roku Ultra a considerable choice. The hardware of this device is nothing as compared to its counterparts. But it still offers a lot of features that make it worth the buy. These features include:
- A wide variety of channels
- Access to over 500k movies and shows
Apart from these, you can choose from many other Android TV boxes. I am not that tech savvy. Hence, I have always relied on my Charter double play package when it comes to watching shows or movies. The subscription has been sufficient for me so far. However, now that I see all my friends investing in gadgets like these TV boxes, I feel like buying one as well.