Purchasing a box for Android TV’s is always a good idea if you wish to enjoy the full experience of online streaming. Whether you’re using Netflix, Amazon Prime, or some other service, choosing the right boxes can be difficult. We’re happy to present to you our top picks.
Smart TV’s are clearly better and more modern than the traditional bulky screens with a cable that most of us grew up with. Now let’s get into the subject:
NVIDIA Shield TV Pro
This can be an excellent choice for any user, and the reasons are endless: 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with the possibility of extension with an SD card, GeForce Now features, 4K and gaming support, and more.
The Shield TV Pro is now able to improve brightness and contrast levels considerably compared to its predecessors, as it lays back Dolby Vision content. However, you still need a TV supporting this feature.
There are a lot of connections on the box, and we can mention a 4K HDR-compatible HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, and an Ethernet port. Also, the Shield TV Pro supports Wi-Fi is and Bluetooth 5.0.
If you’ve already fallen in love with the box, you can purchase it at a price that varies between £199 and £260. The highest price is on Amazon, while the lowest is on Currys.
The most notable features of Roku Ultra are the quad-core ARM Cortex processor and the 4K HDR performance.
The remote of the box has two programmable buttons, and it can be used for controlling your TV and your box. As for connections, the Roku Ultra isn’t doing badly in this area at all. It’s packed with an Ethernet port and an HDCP 2.2 HDMI 2.0. If you want even more channels than the ones you already have, it’s worth knowing that there’s a MicroSD card slot available.
Roku Ultra is a lot cheaper than the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro. You can get Roku for a price around the amount of £130.
Xiaomi Mi Box S
This beauty is equipped with a Quad-core Amlogic S905X processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It’s worth only £73.98 on Amazon, so there’s no use expecting too much at this price. However, the box still gets the job done for simpler usage than the other boxes from this list.
The device can stream 1080p content, and it’s accompanied by a remote control that features buttons for Netflix and Google Assistant.
These are our top picks, and we’re sure that you’ll find something here that suits your needs.
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