Wednesday, 12 Jan 2022

Best Android Streaming Box 2020-2021 – Android TV Box Benchmark

A good Android TV box is a must-have for anyone wanting to improve their TV viewing experience.

The only problem is:

How do you know which Android TV box is “good?” There are so many products to choose from!


New Nividia 2019 Shield Tv ProNew Nividia 2019 Shield Tv Pro

To help you pick the right one, I’ve reviewed the top-rated Android TV Box on the market, and put together this benchmark!

How to Find the Best Android TV Box in 2020 – 2021?

Before getting to the reviews, there are a few key features you should consider when deciding which Android TV Box to buy.

Let’s start with brand reputation.

The choice of streaming media players today is seemingly endless, but don’t think that all companies you come across are reputable. There are many ‘brands’ that buy generic TV boxes from Chinese wholesalers, slap their logos on, and sell them at five times the price. My advice is to stick to only well-known brands, which you will find from our Android TV box chart below.

Secondly, make sure your chosen box has:

An Operating System of Android 9.0 (Pie) or higher.

2-3 USB ports for plugging things like wireless keyboards/mouse or external memory devices. Ideally, at least one of them should be USB 3.0, especially if you plan on streaming lots of content from an external drive.

HDMI 2.0 if you want to stream lots of 4K UHD content. Streaming platforms like YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix already support 4K streaming on certain devices, but you’ll only get smooth buffering-free quality if your Android box supports HDMI 2.0 too.

7.1 audio passthrough if you have set up a home theatre system and want the full “home cinema” experience.

Decent customer support, whether in the form of a forum, Frequently Asked Questions pages, or over the phone/live chat/by email. There are lots of generic devices on the market that come with seemingly good specs but non-existing customer support. That may be an issue if you pick a TV box you have to set up and customize yourself! (Nvidia and Skystream have excellent support teams according to their customers.)

Finally, there are 3 things to consider in terms of connectivity:

  • Make sure your Internet connection speed matches what’s required to stream content in your desired quality:

To stream standard definition content, you need at least 3Mbps of download speed. Streaming HD content requires a minimum of 5Mbps, and for 4K UHD streaming, your connection needs to be at least 25Mbps.

  • Depending on your chosen TV box model, you either have to hook it up to an Ethernet cable or use WiFi to get it to work.

Streaming higher resolutions requires a faster Internet connection, but video quality can still vary greatly if you stream it over WiFi vs. an Ethernet cable. The best option is to use the cable, but if this is not an option make sure your WiFi box comes with a dual-band router for more power.

  • If you’ve got the latest Gigabit Ethernet router and you want to plug your ATB into it, make sure the box actually supports Gigabit Ethernet. Although the newer boxes do (Both Nvidia models and the SkyStream Pro), some models still only support speeds from 10 to 100Mbps.

Top-Rated Android TV Boxes of 2020/2021


Nvidia Shield TV Pro 2019


16 GB (expandable via USB)

Editor’s Choice


NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Pro 4K HDR Streaming Media Player; High Performance, Dolby Vision, 3GB RAM, 2x USB, Works with AlexaNVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Pro 4K HDR Streaming Media Player; High Performance, Dolby Vision, 3GB RAM, 2x USB, Works with Alexa


Nvidia Shield TV Pro 2019


16 GB (expandable via USB)

Best Alternative!


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Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa built in, Dolby Vision, includes Alexa Voice Remote, latest releaseFire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa built in, Dolby Vision, includes Alexa Voice Remote, latest release New Streaming Device


Fire TV Cube, hands-free with Alexa built in, 4K Ultra HD, streaming media player, released 2019Fire TV Cube, hands-free with Alexa built in, 4K Ultra HD, streaming media player, released 2019

The Nvidia Shield TV Pro is, without a doubt, the best Android TV box for 2020 – 2021! With a 25% faster Tegra X1+ processor and 4K upscaling, Nvidia leaves its closest competitors far behind.

Let’s take a closer look at the upgrades.

The Best Streamer Just Got Better.



  • New, 25% faster processor
  • AI upscaling for visibly sharper images
  • Still the best Android TV box for gaming

Features & Specs

The old Nvidia Shield TV was already a top-notch product, but the improved Tegra X1+ chip and upgrades in its software make it the best of the best when it comes to streaming media players.

The new X1+ processor is 25% faster compared to its predecessor, although the old X1 chip still beats everything else on the market. The box comes with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage.

The 2017 Shield TV Pro had 500GB onboard storage, so you might say that 16GB is actually a downgrade. The 2019 Pro comes around $100 cheaper though, and you canextend storage via one of the USB 3.0 ports or through network-attached storage.

The box runs on Android version 9.0 Pie and is the only one out of the two third-generation Shields that can be used as a Plex Media Server.

The most significant upgrades in 2019 are in its software:

  • Shield TV now supports Dolby Vision HDR (on supported equipment) on platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix to offer the best audio-visual experience you can get.
  • The AI-powered “upscaling” feature turns lower-quality 720p and 1080p resolutions into visibly sharper 4K-like images.

Besides being one of the few devices that are allowed to stream Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video in 4K, it’s still a Diamond Sponsor of Kodi/XBMC as well.

Being an Android device, the Shield gives you access to the Google Play Store that you can use to download all of your favorite apps, including games. It works both with Google Home and Amazon Echo in selected languages and countries.

It is still the best Android TV box for gaming as well as it offers seamless game-streaming and access to Nvidia’s GeForceNOW service for free.

Setting Up and Updates

Setting up the Nvidia Shield is super easy: just plug your unit, turn it on and set it up using your Google account. You can do that either through your Android phone, tablet, or the Nvidia remote.

Because the Shield is known as “the streaming device for gamers,” there are some sharing and gaming aspects to consider. Other than that, the interface is very easy to use, more so now after the latest OS updates.

Naturally, being a premium Android TV box that it is, updates are automatic and offered OTA (Over the Air).


Processor NVIDIA® Tegra® X1 with a 256-core GPU
Android OS Android 9.0 Pie with Chromecast 4K
Internal Storage 16 GB (expandable over USB & micro SD)
Memory 3 GB RAM
Supported Resolution Up to 4K HDR playback at 60 fps
WiFi Connectivity Dual-Band 802.11ac MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Ethernet Gigabit
H.265 Video Decoding Yes
5.1 Audio Passthrough Yes & 7.1
Updates SHIELD Experience Upgrades directly from NVIDIA
USB 2 x 3.0
HDMI 1 x 2.0


While the standard Shield TV takes the shape of a small compact tube (more on that later), the design of the 2019 Shield TV Pro is unchanged from the previous version.

A game controller is no longer included in the package, but both Shield versions come with the new and improved remote.

It’s got a modern pyramid-shaped body and automatic backlighting, which makes it comfortable to hold and use in the dark.

The lack of buttons on the old remote made it pretty annoying to use, but that’s not an issue anymore:

The new one comes loaded with buttons like volume, play/pause, forward/rewind, back, etc. There’s a dedicated one for Netflix and another one you can program for a variety of functions on it as well. It runs on AAA batteries and can control things like power and volume via infrared and HDMI-CEC on compatible TVs.

The best thing is the new lost remote finding function that you can activate from the new Shield mobile app on your phone, the Shield unit itself, or asking Alexa/Google Home to find it.

As usual, the back of the Shield Pro is loaded with ports: two USB 3.0s and an HDMI 2.0 port plus wired Gigabit ethernet.


Of course, Nvidia is also the best when it comes to customer support. The website is full of useful information with descriptive FAQ pages and an active online forum where fellow Nvidia owners and tech experts help with any technical issues you may face.


The 2019 Shield TV Pro is the best Android TV box for 2020 – 2021 for those who want a top-notch streaming experience in their living room!

It runs on the new, lightning-fast Tegra X1+ processor, comes with the new AI upscaling feature that visibly improves 1080p images, can be voice-controlled by both Google Assistant and Alexa, and it is still one of the few devices allowed to stream Netflix in 4K quality. Compared to the standard Shield TV, it gets more RAM, advanced Android gaming support, and the ability to transcode lower-quality streams when used as a Plex Media Server.


  • Lightning fast
  • Latest Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Impressive 4K upscaling
  • Supports Dolby Vision HDR
  • Upgraded remote
  • Compatible with both Amazon
  • Echo and Google Home
  • Supports 4K streaming on compatible TVs
  • Streams YouTube, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video in 4K


  • No HDR sound for YouTube
  • Only 16GB of storage compared to 500GB of the 2017 model

2. Nvidia Shield TV – Best Android Streaming Box

The standard Shield TV is the second new device Nvidia launched at the end of October. It’s got all the same cool new features as the Pro version but is more geared towards the mainstream audience.

Let’s see what’s different between the two new devices and what has changed since 2017.


  • New compact design
  • Superfast performance
  • Comes with the new remote

Features & Specs

One of the major differences between Shield TV and Shield TV Pro has always been the storage capacity. The standard Shield still comes with 8GB of storage while the Pro now comes with 16GB of space. The Pro has two USB 3.0 ports that you can use to expand the storage, but the standard Shield only has a MicroSD slot for that.

Although both the standard Shield and Shield Pro can run the Plex client app, only the Pro can act as a Plex Media Server too. If you’re a die-hard Plex user, you might want to invest in the Pro version.

Other than that, the standard Shield TV is just as great as the Shield Pro:

  • Uses the new 25% faster X1+ processor
  • Now also supports Dolby Vision HDR on platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime
  • AI-upscaling significantly improves video quality
  • Plays Amazon and Google Play Music straight from the box
  • You can use Amazon Echo or Google Home to control it hands-free
  • Streams Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video in 4K HDR


Processor NVIDIA® Tegra® X1 w/ 256-core NVIDIA GPU
Android OS Android 9.0 Pie w/ Chromecast 4K
Internal Storage 8 GB expandable via microSD
Memory 2 GB
Supported Resolution Up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps
WiFi Connectivity Dual-Band 802.11ac MIMO 2.4 GHz,5 GHz Wi-Fi
Ethernet Gigabit
H.265 Video Decoding Yes
5.1 Audio Passthrough Yes & 7.1
Updates Directly from NVIDIA
Voice Assistants Built in + Google Home + Amazon Echo
USB None
HDMI 1 x 2.0


The second significant difference between the two devices is in the design:

While the 2019 Shield TV Pro still looks like a classic set-top-box, the new standard Shield TV comes in the shape of a tube. At over 6 inches long, it’s too heavy to be a self-supporting dongle, so the best location for it is somewhere behind your TV.

The different ports are located at both ends of the tube:

The HDMI port, MicroSD slot, and remote finder button on one side, the Gigabit Ethernet port and power connector on the other.

The standard Shield doesn’t come with any USB ports, so it seems to be aimed more towards the general audience. The USB ports come in handy if you want to plug external hard drives for things like running the Plex Media Server, but you don’t really need them if you’re an average user wanting to stream shows and movies from Netflix and Amazon Prime.

The standard Shield TV comes with the new and improved remote as well:

  • Built-in mic for voice search and voice commands
  • Automatic backlit buttons (motion-activated)
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • IR blaster for volume and power control on compatible TVs and soundbars
  • Remote locator for lost remote


Of course, Nvidia is also the best when it comes to customer support. The website is full of useful information with descriptive FAQ pages and an active online forum where fellow Nvidia owners and tech experts help with any technical issues you may face.


The standard 2019 Nvidia Shield TV is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a simple yet premium-quality streaming device. With high-end features like Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos surround sound, AI-powered image upscaling, and the new and improved remote, you get the best elements of the top-of-the-line Shield TV Pro at a lower price.


  • New compact design
  • Excellent price
  • Comes with all the features of the Pro version


  • Only 8GB of storage
  • No USB ports
  • Can’t be used as Plex Media Server

3. SkyStream PRO 8K – Best Alternative to Nvidia

SkyStream PRO replaces the already powerful SkyStream THREE, which was one of the most popular streaming media players of 2019.

The new SkyStream PRO was released a few months ago and it is a bit cheaper than the Nvidia, making it a great alternative!


  • Up to 8k streaming resolution
  • Android 9.0 Pie OS
  • Excellent price

Features & Specs

Skystream is out again with a new and improved streaming media player!

The Skystream PRO replaces the wildly popular Skystream Three and Three Plus, and brings even faster streaming, up to 8k streaming resolution, and lightning-fast Wi-Fi.

The new SkyStream box comes with Android 9.0 Pie – an upgrade from Oreo 8.1 of SkyStream THREE. The new line is significantly faster than the old one using the lightning-fast S905X3 chip by Amlogic.

One of the main differences between the PRO and Three Plus is their storage capacity – surprisingly, the new box only has 32GB of internal memory compared to 64GB of the THREE. I guess they had to cut corners somewhere to maintain a decent price.

That’s not a problem though as you can use one of the three USB ports or the mini SD slot to plug external storage options. System memory stays the same at 4GB.

All Skystream boxes have always been perfect for using Kodi as it comes pre-installed on it. Naturally, the PRO also supports 4K streaming, which is pretty much the standard these days.

But the new PRO takes the meaning of “high-quality” to another level:

It is the first streaming media player with 8k streaming capabilities on supported devices, bringing you seriously rich and clear picture quality.

The PRO still comes with the WideVine certification as well, which allows it to stream YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video in HD.

New Remote

Skystream PRO also comes with a new and updated airmouse that pairs with the box automatically via Bluetooth. The new remote has a range of about 30 feet.

Like the previous model, Google Voice Search is built-in and you can access it by holding down the microphone button.

What makes the remote super convenient are the shortcut buttons for Netflix, YouTube, the Google Play Store, and your selection of apps.


Processor AmLogic S905X3 Quad Core @ 1.91 GHz
Android OS Android 9.0 Pie
Internal Storage 32 GB
Memory 4 GB
Supported Resolution Up to 8K Super Ultra HD at 24 fps + 4k@75 fps
WiFi Connectivity Dual-Band 802.11 b/g/n/ac (MIMO) 2.4 & 5 Ghz
Ethernet Gigabit
H.265 Video Decoding Yes
5.1 Audio Passthrough Yes + Dolby Digital
Expandable storage Over USB; mini SD
USB 1 x 3.0; 2 x 2.0
HDMI 1 x 2.1

Setting It Up & Updates

Setting up SkyStream PRO is super easy: just plug the HDMI cable to your Android box and TV, plug the power cable, and you’re ready to get started.

Like all modern set-top boxes, SkyStream too looks for updates automatically, and everything is done Over the Air. You can also use the SkyStream Updater app if you want to be sure your box is up to date but remember to update the app itself regularly as well.

Like with SkyStream THREE, the Updater App lets you choose between two versions of Kodi – Adult or Family Friendly.


SkyStream has one of the best customer support teams available. For one, there are a Facebook support group and FAQ pages that address all the most common issues. Secondly, SkyStream’s customer service team is based in the US, so you can contact them at any time through a toll-free hotline.


There’s a lot to love about the SkyStream PRO: it’s even faster than before, it’s powerful, and it isthe first streaming media player on the market with 8k streaming capabilities! On top of that, it comes at an excellent price.

Rivaled only by the Nvidia Shield TV, the SkyStream PRO is definitely a great alternative TV box today!


  • Latest Android OS
  • Uses the fast S905X3 processor
  • Streams YouTube, Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu in HD
  • Up to 8K Super Ultra streaming capabilities
  • Google Voice Search


  • No 4K streaming for Netflix or YouTube

If you’re new to the world of streaming media players, then the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K might be just what you’re looking for. It’s very easy to use and offers high-quality 4K streaming for Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Prime Video – all at an unbeatable price!


  • Great price
  • Streams content in 4K, including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube
  • Voice control by Alexa

Features & Specs

Just to be clear, the Fire TV Stick 4K is not Amazon’s newest product. The company released its second-generation Fire TV Cube in October 2019.

So, why is the Fire TV Stick 4K still on this list?

Because it’s still a great product to buy! It’s got all the same specs as the more expensive 2019 Fire TV Cube:

  • 4K streaming
  • HDR10
  • Dolby Vision
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Alexa support

You can use it to access almost every streaming service and it even comes with the native YouTube app!

So, which should you choose?

Well, if you already own an Amazon Echo Dot, you’ll be fine with the more-than-twice-cheaper Fire TV Stick 4K. If you want to have Fire TV and Alexa built into the same box, go for the 2019 Fire TV Cube. It’s that simple!

And now to the review.

As mentioned, The Fire TV Stick supports 4K streaming, and that includes Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. The YouTube app is finally back on all Amazon devices after a year-and-a-half-long feud between Amazon and Google.

The operating system for the Fire TV Stick is Fire OS 6.0, which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat. Because of this, there’s no access to the Google Play Store, which means you are limited when it comes to apps you can download. You can use the Amazon App Store to choose between 7000+ apps and games.

The 8GB Fire TV Stick comes with an Alexa Voice Remote, which is one of the best things about it:

You can use your voice to search for shows or movies to watch, play music, control volume, check the weather, control smart home devices, and so much more.


Processor MediaTek MT8695 Quad Core @ 1.7 GHz
Operating System Fire OS 6 based on Android 7.1 Nougat
Internal Storage 8 GB
Memory 1.5 GB
Supported Resolution Up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps
WiFi Connectivity Dual-Band 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO /td>
Ethernet 10/100 Mbs
H.265 Video Decoding Yes
5.1 Audio Passthrough Yes & 7.1
Expandable storage None
USB Micro USB for power only
HDMI 1 x 1.4

Setting It Up & Updates

The Fire TV Stick 4K is not exactly a box, it’s got the shape of a memory stick, and it plugs straight into your TV through an HDMI port. (To improve Wi-Fi reception, Amazon recommends to plug the stick into an HDMI extender.)

Once that’s done, attach the USB cable and run it to the nearest power outlet to get it up and running. 

Updates are not complicated either:

As long as your device is connected to the Internet, it will search for software updates and install them automatically.


Amazon’s got a great reputation for providing good customer service for third-party items they sell as well as for the items they produce themselves. You can contact them by calling or emailing the customer support team or by initiating live chat.


The Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is a good product if you’re looking for an easy to use streaming device with modern features. You can watch all of your favorite shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video* in 4K (on compatible TVs) and use your voice to control it with the Alexa Voice Remote. It is the best choice for anyone on a budget!

* To watch Amazon Prime Video, you need to be a member of Amazon Prime, a paid program that gives you access to TV-shows, movies, music, videos, e-books, free shipping, and other Amazon services.


  • Cheap
  • Super easy to set up
  • Streams Netflix, YouTube, and Prime Video in 4K
  • The native YouTube app is back
  • Supports 4K content on compatible TVs
  • Comes with Alexa Voice Remote
  • Dolby Vision


  • Can only be used for streaming content
  • No access to Google Play Store
  • No USB or SD card slots

Amazon’s first Fire TV Cube was released at the end of 2018, and despite it being a 3-in-1 product (a streaming device, universal remote, and Alexa speaker), it lacked one very important feature that its cheaper competitor Fire TV Stick 4K had – Dolby Vision HDR.

This year, Amazon came out with the new and improved second-generation Fire TV Cube that is now the flagship of the product line.

With a more powerful processor, faster response times, and the added support of Dolby Vision, it is currently the best Amazon product for streaming 4K content to your TV.


  • Comes with Dolby Vision and HDR10+
  • Faster and more powerful processor
  • The YouTube app is back along with YouTube TV


The 2019 Fire TV Cube is running on Fire OS 7, which is based on Android 9 Pie. The interface is pretty intuitive to use, and the home screen offers quick access to TV shows and movies you have recently watched , even if they’re not available on Amazon Prime Video. You can also make your own Watchlist of shows and movies you want to watch across different platforms.

The Fire TV Cube heavily promotes Prime Video content, which can be annoying for some users. The interface also features large banners on the home screen, cluttering it up and making it a bit too messy.

The device comes with 4K streaming on supported platforms like Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Prime Video, and more. The YouTube app has been back on all Amazon devices since July, and the 2019 Cube now comes with support for YouTube TV. It can also run media servers like Kodi and Plex.

The second-generation device has an ultra-powerful Hexa-core processor (with speeds up to 2.2GHz) compared to the 1.5 GHz Quad-core one on the original Fire TV Cube. The new processor can stream 4K UHD and Dolby Vision content at up to 60 fps.

At the back of the new Cube are an HDMI port, power, a Micro USB port for the Ethernet adapter, and an input for the IR extender (both included). It comes with a thin IR extender cord for devices that are out of sight, but it doesn’t include an HDMI cable necessary for set-up.

The best feature of the 2019 Fire TV Cube is its built-in speaker with eight far-field microphones that allows you to give voice commands without using the remote. The Cube is basically an Amazon Echo device that lets you control your smart home devices over Wi-Fi and home theatre equipment directly over its IR emitters with just your voice.

Some basic voice commands are executed much faster than before, thanks to the Cube handling them directly instead of going through Amazon’s servers. Most still lag, though, as the Cube needs to check with the cloud for a lot of the commands.


Processor ARM Mali G52-MP2 Hexa-core @ up to 2.2 GHz
Operating System Fire OS 7 based on Android 9.0 Pie
Internal Storage 16 GB
Memory 2 GB
Supported Resolution Up to 4K Ultra HD at 60 fps
WiFi Connectivity Dual-Band 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO /td>
Ethernet 10/100 Mbs
H.265 Video Decoding Yes
5.1 Audio Passthrough Yes & 7.1
Expandable storage Over Micro USB
HDMI 1 x 1.4


The Cube comes in the shape of… you guessed it, a cube at 3 x 3.4 x 3.4 inches. The shape and dimensions are the same as the first model, and so is the layout of eight far-field microphones and buttons on top. The device connects to your TV via HDMI (not included!) and the entire set-up process takes place on the TV itself.

You can set your Fire TV Cube up to control your soundbar, TV, cable box if supported, and receivers. The Cube can also select the right HDMI input if you’re switching between things like Blu-ray players or game consoles.


The 2019 Amazon Fire TV Cube is the best choice for you if you have a smart-home setup or just want to try the streaming device slash digital assistant 2-in-1. It’s fast, supports a wide range of popular apps, and can stream content in lots of standards, including Dolby Vision.


  • Now includes support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+
  • Performance is fast and smooth
  • Streams Netflix, YouTube, and Prime Video in 4K
  • Hands-free Alexa voice support
  • Some voice commands are executed super-fast
  • Hands-free voice control support for Netflix and Hulu


  • Doesn’t come with an HDMI cable
  • No voice control support for YouTube content
  • You still need the remote to execute certain tasks
  • Only worth it if you already don’t own an Echo device
  • Some users find the interface cluttered and messy

Frequently Asked Questions

⭐ What is an Android TV Box?

An Android TV box is a simple box that you can use to watch videos and play games. It is running on the same operating system that many smartphones run on – Android. Inherently, an Android TV box is a lot like a media center that can turn a regular TV into a Smart TV.

⭐ How to Set Up an Android TV Box?

Setting up your new Android box is super easy. First, plug all the cables as instructed and then connect it to the Internet via WiFi or Ethernet (basically the same process as connecting your phone to your network).

Next, check for software and firmware updates if they don’t launch automatically. Then, you’re ready to start installing apps and games from the Google Play Store and/or Amazon App Store and media players like Plex and Kodi.

For additional information, please read your manufacturer’s instructions.

⭐ How to Use an Android TV Box?

Android TV boxes are very similar to Android phones and tablets, so they work in the same way. If you haven’t used this operating system before it will take a bit of getting used to, but it’s very easy and straightforward to use. Depending on your TV box and the Android OS it runs, the interface may differ.

Besides downloading apps from the Google Play Store, you can also use Android boxes to watch movies and TV shows, listen to music, play games, browse the Internet, and so much more.

⭐ How Does an Android TV Box Work?

An Android TV box runs on an Android OS and works just like a tablet or smartphone would. Compared to mobile phones, it has better input/output options and the ability to connect other devices such as a keyboard, air mouse, speakers, wireless remote, etc.

You first need to connect the box to your TV via an HDMI cable and then to the Internet via Ethernet or WiFi. After set-up is complete, you can start downloading games and apps.

⭐ Which is the best Android TV box to buy?

The best Android TV box for 2020 is the Nvidia Shield TV. It’s also available in a Pro version, and both come with Nvidia’s flagship Tegra X1 processor, Android 9.0 Pie, and are capable of streaming Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube in 4K UHD quality.

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K is the best “easy set-up” and also cheapest android box. It is suitable for those who only want to watch movies and TV shows in 4K quality.

Wrapping It Up

As you can see, there are definitely a few things to look at when choosing your streaming box. Since some of them are pretty expensive, you certainly want to make sure you buy a device that lasts longer than a couple of months.

I hope these reviews were helpful and you now know which Android TV box is the best choice for you. If you have any questions, let me know in the comments section below.

About the author

Fred is a 30-year-old blogger who loves writing about new technologies, spending time outdoors, traveling, and music. He launched this website with Karen after growing tired of looking for reliable information about new products to buy.

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