An Android (TV) box you can recommend [tip: not Safaricom Big Box]

#41

Careful what you wish for.

#42

well,they gotta make money if we gonna get free content over the internet.

#43

Safaricom should explore a Youtube like platform like viusasa, I hope the music streaming yet to lunched should be a good start, the big box was a fail from the start and unless Faiba jolts Saf into cheaper or speed limited unlimited bundles I think it will still fail, they could launch it with unlimited youtube at 480p, I would buy that

#44

Viusasa is quite compelling btw and their marketing strategy is on point as they are onboarding many users.But i agree safaricom need ready content for their platform once they launch,they need some very compelling content that will be exclusively available on their platform.Unlimited Youtube at any level is not happening for them that i can bet.Big box was an epic fail because they failed to understand the consumer.Safaricom home fibre is a success because they adopted the right strategy in its deployment and rollout.Faiba will have a hard time ahead if their coverage is not adequate and their offerings if they are not compelling.

#46

"…the new Fire OS 6.2.6.3 software update rolling out to the device has added in support for screen mirroring through the Miracast standard. This will allow consumers with compatible phones, tablets, and computers to wirelessly mirror their device’s screen to the Fire TV Stick 4K.

Screen mirroring support was available on earlier Fire TV models such as the Fire TV Stick 2 and Fire TV 2, but the feature was dropped when Fire OS 6 arrived. This new update is the first time screen mirroring has been made available on modern Fire TV hardware and Fire OS 6"

#47

You mean to say these Android boxes weren’t licensed?

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#50

:grinning::grinning::grinning: I also thought it can download breakfast and make my bed

#51

My problem with this device is how Amazon Prime won’t play and I can’t cast it from the Prime app because my TV is on Ethernet and my phone on WiFi. A real bummer.

#52

Not all android TV boxes are created equally you know…One has to be careful to know which android device they need to buy.Look out for the version of android running and ensure its not the phone software in the box,just a legit Android TV box

#53

Yeah, Fire TV is one of the best Boxes. when I bought mine, i chosed between Fire TV and nvidia shield. Bought Nvidia because:

  1. freedom ( install from Google play anything)
  2. android
  3. More resources (8 RAM)
    I know there are more cheaper chinese boxes, for example Kodiguide recommends leelbox, goobang, vankyo. I read reviews about them, however prefered to buy a trusted manufacturer. Nvidia. Recommend it.