First I will explain in a few words what exactly is the Android system and the advantages of using an Android TV Box. Currently the Android operating system owned by Google technology and is based on the Linux system.
How everything started
When the Android system first appeared, in October 2003, had as main objective to develop operating systems for mobile phones, and as such, ended up having a positive result.
Due to its success, began to arouse a great interest from many technology companies, and two years later the giant Google announced the acquisition of Android Inc, taking a HUGE step.
After three hard years of extensive research and testing, they finally announced their first project in October 2008, the HTC Dream G1 smartphone. It was from there that the era of smartphones began, a few years later they created the tablets and so on.
Android is currently the most widely used operating system in the world, with more than one billion active users.
After years with successive models of smartphones and tablets, many users have become frustrated due to poor accessibility and durability of the devices. The smartphone companies wanted to turn the devices into a kind of multi-function, but over time they realized that was not the smartest idea.
- Gameplay – It was a big challenge due to the small dimensions of the joypad on the screen.
- Videos – For a small device the picture quality was perfect, but when connected to a Smart TV, it was just awful.
- Streaming – There are thousands of Android apps to watch IPTV channels, but the major challenge was the size of the screen. It was not healthy for the eyes.
- Battery – No matter how good your device is, if you make use of one of the three examples mentioned, the battery always dies in a few hours. Advice, always carry a USB charger, or a power bank.
Android TV Box
After a few years enjoying the wonders of Android in small devices, Google engineers didn't stop here. As you all know, every day there are always new technologies and these guys wouldn't be an exception. After many studies and statistical data, they had the brilliant idea of creating something more dynamic and accessible, and that above all grabs the user's attention. And so it was, the first Android TV Box (ADT-1) was announced by Google I/O, on June 25, 2014.
Personally, I think it was one of the best Android inventions so far. Imagine having a giant tablet in your living room, but the big difference is that it is faster, accessible, best picture resolution, the battery never dies and you can perfectly install any game via Google Play and simultaneously install a joystick on your TV Box.
Through your Box TV you can install apps for movies, Live TV, music, radios, you can even read PDF books, have access to thousands of games and many more. All you need is an Android TV Box, a Smart TV and an Internet connection.
Using an Android TV Box
Using an Android TV Box is the easiest thing in the world. Usually inside the box contains a Box TV with a remote control, 1 HDMI cable, 1 power adapter and 1 user manual. All you have to do is connect the HDMI cable to your Box TV and Smart TV, plug in the power adapter and of course, don't forget to put the battery in the remote control of your device. 😀
kodi and Android TV Box – How to install?
I usually say that Kodi doesn't live without a Box TV and vice versa. If you have an Android TV Box, first of all, you have to go to the Apps Menu, select Gmail, create a Gmail account and associate it on your Android TV Box. If you already have a Gmail account, just enter the login data.
Then you just have to select Google Play (or Play Store) and type Kodi. Install kodi on your device and once installed take a look on our website and install one of the many add-ons we have available (with tutorials). Kodi Addons
What are the best Android TV Box for Kodi
If you search the Internet, you probably have dozens of recommended devices. Quite frankly, I think most people don't know what they are talking about (copy/paste). From my experience, the only device I have used and still using is the Minix Neo X8-H Plus. The Minix brand is extremely reliable. I have been using this device for almost 3 years and it has never given me any trouble.
I'll show you a short list of Android TV Box devices that I really have some knowledge and that are reliable. All the devices bellow will be redirected and through the official page you'll be able to see all the features.
Android TV Box Devices:
- Kukele 2017 Strongest Media Player
- NVIDIA SHIELD TV Streaming Media Player
- MINIX NEO U1, 64-bit Quad-Core
- Minix Neo X8H Plus
- Amazon Fire TV
- Leelbox T95 max Android 5.1 TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad-Core 2017
- All-New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
- Roku Streaming Stick 3600R – 2016 Model
- Kekilo TX95 Amlogic S905X Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Abox Android TV Box 6.0 Marshmallow – 2017 Model