Everything You Need to Know About Android TV Boxes
People ask us all the time…What is an Android TV box and what can they do with it? since it is new to indian market althought it is a successful device throughout the world .
On this page, you will find the answers.
What can you do with it? How is it different from similar products on the market? And why might you choose an Android TV box over a smart Tv ?
So what is an Android tv box ?
An Android TV box is a small low-cost media center box that connects to a TV and plays movies, TV shows, and apps such as games.
Android TV boxes are popular items these days and allow a user a wide range of uses from surfing the web to streaming video straight to your TV.
This is the same operating system as the one running on your smartphone, tablet, and millions of other devices throughout the world.
sometimes it can bea bit confussing because it isa thing which you have heard of earlier but since it has some many names it is pretty normal to get confused
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They’re all basically the same type of device – something that gets content from your home network or the Internet to your television.
The purpose of the TV box is to make it as easy to access your favorite content on your television as it is on your cell phone.
You can access the likes of Netflix through its native app for Android, making it a more seamless and enjoyable experience.
Netflix is one of the world’s best streaming services, so having their interface work seamlessly on your big stream is a priority.
The different TV Box operating systems have different launchers, which have a different look and feel when it comes to using your favorite apps and navigating between them.
Android TV Boxes come with the MINIX launcher as standard.
But since Android is an incredibly customizable operating system, if you don’t like the launcher that came with your device, in most cases, you can simply add a new one and start using that launcher instead.
but there is catch
THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANDROID TV AND AN ANDROID TV BOX.
Android TV vs TV Box
At the I/O conference in 2014, Google launched Android TV. It’s a system that organizes your content into one platform for easy organization and searching – including Google’s own voice search functionality. You can find out all about the official Android TV here
Android TV is Google’s attempt to run your media hub. We’ve seen similar efforts over the years from Microsoft (Xbox), Sony (Playstation and connected Blu-ray players), Roku, Amazon, Apple, and the list goes on and on.
The difference between Android TV and an Android TV box, lies in the operating system itself. Android TV is a special version of the core Android OS.
Android TV can’t run every app, at least not without rooting your device. But, the apps that it can run are specifically designed to be run on your television rather than a touchscreen.
Not everyone can afford a new high-end TV or need something as powerful as the Shield. Android TV boxes offer similar performance, minus a few features, for a fraction of the cost
Android TV: Pre-setup requirements
Before you start setting up your Android TV box , you need to make a note of a few things that you will need. Check that you have the following:
- your android box itself
- A Wi-Fi internet connection
- A Google account
- One TV or monitor that has HDMI ports and supports High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)
- One HDMI cable (usually provided within the box)