Android TV

Ematic Jetstream AGT418 4K Android TV Box review

REVIEW – Cord cutters have a wide assortment of gadgets that can help them sever ties with cable and satellite companies for their entertainment. There are OTA antennas that you can use to bring in local TV network stations, and then there are gadgets like the Apple TV, Roku, and Android TV boxes that provide …

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Abox 4 Android TV 4K Streaming Box review

These days, many people are looking to find alternatives to cable services and cable boxes. This is primarily so because of the continuously rising costs of cable TV and the way their “packages” provide less versatility. In response to the cable companies, numerous devices have “popped up” on the market and they claim to provide …

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Beelink SEA Android 4K TV box review

I have been building home theater PCs (“HTPCs”) for almost fifteen years.  My current HTPC configuration includes an Intel Celeron CPU capable of decoding various AV codecs, a high end Nvidia GPU card, a large capacity hard drive, and an M-Audio sound card capable of 7.1 surround sound.  The entirety of this system is housed in a …

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Pivos Xios XS Media Center review

There are a lot of TV set top boxes out there. The closest I’ve come to using one is using Chromecast or our Xbox for streaming various forms of media. That’s not to say that I haven’t been interested, so when The Gadgeteer was offered the Pivos Xios XS Media Center for review (an Android/XBMC …

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Smarten up your TV with a SmartPod Android TV box

If you have a TV – HD or even an old SD/CRT – that you’d like to expand the capabilities of, you can turn it into a “smarter” TV with the SmartPod from Woxi Media.  It runs Android 2.3.6, which they say is enhanced with multi-user capability and TV optimized.”  (You can define up to eight …

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Probox2 Mini Android PC review

The Probox2 (sold by W2COMP) is a recent entry in the Android TV (or Android Stick PC) category. These devices fit somewhere between the size of a fat USB memory stick and a deck of cards and are full Android devices. They usually have DVI video-out, one or more USB ports, WiFi, and sometimes wired Ethernet …

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Turn your TV into a smart TV with Archos TV connect

With the newly announced TV connect from Archos, you can turn your existing HDTV into a smart TV.  The TV connect runs Android 4.1 (“Jelly Bean”), and has access to all the apps in the Google Play store.  When you turn your TV into a smart TV with the TV connect, you’ll be able to …

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Magic-Pro iGoGo TV Android TV-Box with Built-in Webcam & Mic

The Magic-Pro iGoGo TV box is powered by Android 2.3.1, so you’ll be able to enjoy Android apps – internet surfing, movie watching, and games – directly on your big HDTV.  iGoGo TV has an ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz processor and 512MB DDR3 and 4GB NAND flash inside, and you can add even more memory with …

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