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The Best Android Tvbox Features

Being a multimedia entertainment hub, there are plenty of features that can be found in the best Android TV Boxes. Here are some of the most important ones you need to know about.

How Well Does it Perform? – This question is probably one of the first things you’ll want to know. Granted, you’d want your Android TV Box to have a high performance and to get a gauge of this, you’ll have to look at its processor and Random Access Memory (RAM).

  • CPU Processor – While searching through the hundreds of different Android TV Boxes, you’ll see that each one’s processor will be labelled with a fancy name. At the most basic level, what it boils down to is the gigahertz (GHz) and the Cores (dual core, quad core, octa core etc.) – the higher they are, the better the processor should be in terms of processing information quickly.
  • Random Access Memory (RAM) – The same applies to the RAM of a device, that the higher it is, the better the device will perform when multiple apps are running at the same time. Most modern Android TV Boxes are loaded with 1GB and 2GB RAMs which should be enough to handle the device’s media.

Is it Fully Loaded? – When you hear the term “fully loaded Android TV Box”, it basically means that the device is pre-loaded with a variety of different apps (Youtube, Netflix, CloudTV etc.) so you can get started quickly without having to do any downloading.

  • Kodi – Formerly known as XBMC, Kodi is a free and open source app that allows you to download and play a vast array of movies, TV shows, music, podcasts and live sports. Any Android TV Box you buy should be pre-loaded with Kodi which saves you the hassle from setting it up yourself.

4K Resolution – Most of the best Android TV Boxes nowadays are equipped to handle 1080P streaming; but some go one step further, offering 4K streaming (4000 x 2000 pixels) for those who have 4K TVs.

Internal Storage – Having more gigabytes on board allows you to store more apps, music, movies and other downloaded media. 8GB and 16GB are typical storage capabilities for most Android Boxes and if that’s not enough, then you have the option to connect an external storage device through the box’s various media inputs (USB and SD Card).