Android TV doesn’t just serve as a static homebase for apps. It’s a dynamic way to find new content and can work like a Chromecast to stream content from your mobile device to the big screen. The following set-top boxes are powered by Android TV and are now available for purchase. (Also check: 2018 Full List of TVs Running Android TV OS)
1. Xiaomi Mi Box set-top box
Xiaomi’s Android TV supports 4K, and does so at roughly half the price of the Shield TV. As a result, it became the budget option for Android TV devices. The official Android Police review of the Mi Box makes note of performance issues. Apparently, the Amlogic SoC used on the Mi Box is not quite powerful enough to reliably push 4K, as performance improves dramatically after changing display settings to 1080p. It only has 2GB RAM and 8GB storage, making it less than well suited for installing multiple games. Check for more: Xiaomi Mi Box review
2. Nvidia Shield set-top box/console
Transform your TV experience with 4K streaming, advanced gaming, and Android TV—only on the NVIDIA® SHIELD Android TV Box. The Shield TV is practically the only good Android TV box. With a Tegra X1, 3GB RAM, and 16GB storage—or a 500GB hard disk on the Pro model—it is by far the most powerful. The Shield TV supports 4K, and receives regular software updates, though Oreo is still nowhere to be found. NVIDIA liked the Shield TV enough to release it twice—the 2017 version is powered by the same hardware as the original model, but with a smaller footprint. (Also check: Xiaomi redmi 5 plus oreo)
3. Razer Forge TV set-top box
The Forge TV was a miserable piece of crap. Somehow, it was was allowed to ship without Netflix support, which according to Razer’s support website, was never fixed. Razer promised the ability to stream games from your PC, which never materialized. Razer eventually bought the remaining shambles of OUYA to bolster their Android gaming capabilities, though that failed to provide any real benefit. The Forge TV was pulled from the Google store in early November 2015, making it the shortest-lived Android TV streaming box. By some miracle, it did eventually get an upgrade to Marshmallow 6.0.1.
4. Mecool M8S PRO W
MECOOL company has a hot model named Mecool M8S PRO W. We are glad to know that this model has a new version that comes with Voice Control. MECOOL is the first oneamong China’s TV Box manufacturers that adopt voice control technology. Check Price and more.
5. Mecool M8S PRO L
Mecool M8S PRO L Smart Bluetooth Voice Control TV Box runs on Android TV OS. Equipped with the Amlogic S912 Octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU, the most advanced chipset, the M8S PRO L is the best choice for a silky-smooth home cinema experience to watch your favorite video or to play intense games. Check Price and More.
6. SMALLRT X3 Pro (2+16GB), Android TV OS, Voice Control, Metal housing. We are glad to know that this model is coming and will be available in April 2018.
7. DOLAMEE D3 Pro (2+16GB), Android TV OS and Voice Control, We are also informed that this model is available in April 2018.
There are too many TV Box models nowadays, and people always get confused when choosing a model. So, our experts select some featured models which you will never regret to buy. Which TV Box or network set-top box is good for you? Our experts select some featured models which you will never regret to buy. TOP models with outstanding features that are the most powerful in video playing. Check Our Editors' Choices 2018 as below.
Alfawise H96 Mini, Amlogic T962E, 2+16GB, both HDMI In and HDMI Out ports