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Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by SagirmohH: 3:04pm On Feb 18, 2020
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Android Television Boxes or android tv boxes are entertainment systems which share semblance with portable satellite tv receivers/decoders, with the basic difference being that the android tv boxes run the android operating system.

They are capable of doing virtually everything your android smartphone can (but of course we know this this is dependent on the device's CPU, amongst other components).

There are quite a number of manufacturers out there who produce these devices, which are seen as a cheap alternative to purchasing smart tv's but some highend ones can be quite expensive.

While I've never used one personally, I am facinated by their functionalities and would like techies and those who have encountered the device to please educate us on the pro/cons, some of the best to buy as well as those to avoid and even all round reviews and ratings comparing them to satellite tv' smart tv's and in some cases the possibility of using it as a home desktop computer.

Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by seankafor(m): 3:23pm On Feb 18, 2020
It's mainly network signal dependent.

If network signal in your location is poor, it's as good as dead..
And mostly it drains data like mad..sadly no network service provides unlimited data over here

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by rottennaija(m): 3:51pm On Feb 18, 2020
Just ordered one. I'm waiting to see in action when I get it. My interest was in a good spec, 4g ram, octacore, 64gb memory running android 9.

From experience using phone, I'm pretty sure I'll be able be impressed with it, especially watching matches

Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by SagirmohH: 4:13pm On Feb 18, 2020
seankafor:
It's mainly network signal dependent.

If network signal in your location is poor, it's as good as dead..
And mostly it drains data like mad..sadly no network service provides unlimited data over here

It doesn't mean it cant be used to watch movies and carryout other functions. Poor network only takes away your ability to stream/download online content

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by chukxie(m): 3:43am On Feb 19, 2020
I own one currently and it works perfectly fine. Android TV boxes are good alternatives to cable TV if you live in a country with fast internet connections. Just sync with your home wifi, connect the HDMI cable and you're good to go! With mine I can watch CNN, BBC, SkyNews, Fox, MSBC, Aljazeera, CNA, EuroNews, Australia, French, German, Italian, Chinese news channels; Sports channels such as Bein, Fox, Supersport, NBA; Movie channels, MTV, Discovery channels, Food/Travel channels, and tons of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong channels...Mine doesn't come with Netflix though.

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by seankafor(m): 6:12am On Feb 19, 2020
chukxie:
I own one currently and it works perfectly fine. Android TV boxes are good alternatives to cable TV if you live in a country with fast internet connections. Just sync with your home wifi, connect the HDMI cable and you're good to go! With mine I can watch CNN, BBC, SkyNews, Fox, MSBC, Aljazeera, CNA, EuroNews, Australia, French, German, Italian, Chinese news channels; Sports channels such as Bein, Fox, Supersport, NBA; Movie channels, MTV, Discovery channels, Food/Travel channels, and tons of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong channels...Mine doesn't come with Netflix though.
are there some offline channels you can watch without internet connection?
And can you transfer movies to it and watch it on your tv

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by chukxie(m): 8:40am On Feb 19, 2020
seankafor:
are there some offline channels you can watch without internet connection?
And can you transfer movies to it and watch it on your tv

I don't think so. Android TV boxes are like smart phones which use either phone data or wifi connections to access the internet. For you second question, I think it can because It has an SD slot and two USB ports. But I've never thought about it because my TVs all have USB ports.

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by donwilly3: 9:45am On Feb 19, 2020
chukxie:


I don't think so. Android TV boxes are like smart phones which use either phone data or wifi connections to access the internet. For you second question, I think it can because It has an SD slot and two USB ports. But I've never thought about it because my TVs all have USB ports.
Please try it nd give feedback m considering purchasing one please
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by chukxie(m): 1:02pm On Feb 19, 2020
donwilly3:

Please try it nd give feedback m considering purchasing one please

Question #1: NO!
Question #2: Yes! Movies copied onto a USB / SD card can be viewed through the TV box.

Setting > files > external device > media - movies ,photos, music > select viewing option - kudi / video player

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by Themaths(m): 9:03pm On Feb 19, 2020
The only reason I have not bought an Android TV box is because of the data consumption. I'm a sucker for HD quality outputs (1080p minimum) and this one go finish my data. When we have a truly reliable unlimited data plan, then I will get one. For now, lemme be watching my DStv in peace.

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by Themaths(m): 9:04pm On Feb 19, 2020
chukxie:
I own one currently and it works perfectly fine. Android TV boxes are good alternatives to cable TV if you live in a country with fast internet connections. Just sync with your home wifi, connect the HDMI cable and you're good to go! With mine I can watch CNN, BBC, SkyNews, Fox, MSBC, Aljazeera, CNA, EuroNews, Australia, French, German, Italian, Chinese news channels; Sports channels such as Bein, Fox, Supersport, NBA; Movie channels, MTV, Discovery channels, Food/Travel channels, and tons of Mainland Chinese and Hong Kong channels...Mine doesn't come with Netflix though.
You get supersport channels too?
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by implementing: 10:21pm On Feb 19, 2020
Where can I buy one I've been looking for this I'm tired of watching Go TV... I have the normal android television but the storage is Fvcked
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by Themaths(m): 11:09pm On Feb 19, 2020
implementing:
Where can I buy one I've been looking for this I'm tired of watching Go TV... I have the normal android television but the storage is Fvcked
AliExpress, Gearbest

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by BrickDevo: 6:16am On Feb 20, 2020
chukxie:


I don't think so. Android TV boxes are like smart phones which use either phone data or wifi connections to access the internet. For you second question, I think it can because It has an SD slot and two USB ports. But I've never thought about it because my TVs all have USB ports.
any possibility of streaming live epl and champions league football matches
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by SagirmohH: 7:25am On Feb 20, 2020
implementing:
Where can I buy one I've been looking for this I'm tired of watching Go TV... I have the normal android television but the storage is Fvcked

You can get a decent one wit 4gb/64gb storage on aliexpress, gearbest or even konga for as low as 10-15k
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by chukxie(m): 7:53am On Feb 20, 2020
Themaths:

You get supersport channels too?

Super Sports 1,2,3,4

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by chukxie(m): 8:30am On Feb 20, 2020
SagirmohH:


Please since you've been using it for a while now, can you give us an approximate of the average monthly data consumption of the box so we here in Nigeria have an idea of the amount of data we need to buy to keep it running. Honestly some of us are tired of this DSTV/GoTV bullcrap and are really interested in getting a better alternative.

Never bothered to check about the amount of data the box consumes because I use with wifi. Below is the photo of the data consumed so far.

Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by seankafor(m): 9:12am On Feb 20, 2020
chukxie:


Never bothered to check about the amount of data the box consumes because I use with wifi. Below is the photo of the data consumed so far.
232gb shocked
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by implementing: 9:21am On Feb 20, 2020
Themaths:

AliExpress, Gearbest
thanks bro, but where can I get it here, does anyone sell?
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by seankafor(m): 9:24am On Feb 20, 2020
implementing:
thanks bro, but where can I get it here, does anyone sell?
there are many of such om jumia
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by implementing: 9:25am On Feb 20, 2020
SagirmohH:


Please since you've been using it for a while now, can you give us an approximate of the average monthly data consumption of the box so we here in Nigeria have an idea of the amount of data we need to buy to keep it running. Honestly some of us are tired of this DSTV/GoTV bullcrap and are really interested in getting a better alternative.
use airtel binge plan 1500 for 6gb might serve you well but I would've preferred using networks like spectranet or ntel if its good around your syd you can switch to it cos they offer unlimited internet
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by SagirmohH: 10:33am On Feb 20, 2020
implementing:
use airtel binge plan 1500 for 6gb might serve you well but I would've preferred using networks like spectranet or ntel if its good around your syd you can switch to it cos they offer unlimited internet

True...i stay around Abuja so smile, spectranet and ntel works just fine over here. Really condidering the switch cos i believe it would save alot of cost

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Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by SagirmohH: 10:35am On Feb 20, 2020
I've also seen videos online of people using the boxes and a tv as a pc workstation. Who has tried this and how effective is it?
Re: Android Tv Boxes: Are They Worth Buying? by chukxie(m): 12:18pm On Feb 20, 2020
seankafor:
232gb shocked


Hahaha! Not let fear hold you. 232gb is ludicrous na! It must be a mistake. In 9ja with 4-6gb you are good to go!

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