What’s an Android TV Box and, more importantly, what it can do? Throughout this article we will be showing you the different applications this device has, as well as the different types and prices you can find online.
You can find Android TVs on AliExpress for a lot cheaper than in other countries or platforms. We are going to show you how to find them on the Chinese platform, and give you a list of the best shops to purchase this product.
What’s the Android TV Box and what is it used for?
This device uses an Android operating system that turns your TV into a Smart TV. It connects to the television through an HDMI port. By using it, you will have all the applications and functions of a cellphone or a tablet on your television.
The Android TV can be used to see all kinds of multimedia content, such as Youtube videos or movies and series, in all kinds of formats. It can also be used to connect all your electronic devices together. Imagine looking on your computer hard drive to get a movie or series and then be able to see it on television, or being able to pass pictures from your cellphone to your television in at an incredible speed.
Yet another thing you can do is play Android games, connect the PlayStation controls, or even stream from your computer. All in all, you have a very complete device that will turn your TV into a smart television at a super affordable price.
Furthermore, they allow the users to run other operating systems and connect a keyboard, a mouse or other accessories with a USB connection, so your tv can be used like a computer!
Prices for Android TV in AliExpress vs other platforms
There’s an incredible variety of devices available on the market, coming in all different shapes, sizes and colors, and of course, prices. We took a look on Amazon and, just to give you an idea, you won’t be finding any, even the most basic ones, for less than 50 euros.
AliExpress has tons of results when it comes to Android TV. So, to make sure you find the right one for you, try and filter them by prices (if you have a closed budget) or by bestselling ones. These are the two best filters to get you as fast as possible to the product you want.
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Types of Android TV Box
As you may already known, depending on the use you want to give it, there are better and worse models. Therefore its up to you to choose the one that best suits your needs. Then all you have to do is check the market and compare prices. Nevertheless, here is some advice on the best Android TVs for games, movies and for streaming.
Best Android TV Box to play
When it comes to the best Android TV Box to use with Android games, keep in mind that the device should use Bluetooth and/or an OTG port (On-The-Go, a technology that allows devices with USB ports more flexibility when managing the connection) to connect video game controls. Do make sure the Android version is at least 4.2, although most models go beyond this. This will ensure you can install all the Google Play games you want. Finally, make sure the Android TV has at least 1GB of RAM (and preferably 2GB). It may be a bit more expensive than a conventional device, but we can assure you it’s worth it.
Best Android TV Box for series, movies…
In this case, there are less specifications, as most devices include a good multimedia player option. Just make sure that the device has at least 1GB of RAM memory and that’s about it. To see movies you don't need much more. Also, the price for these Android TV Boxes is quite cheap. You can find them from 30 euros.
Best Android TV to stream
If you are looking for the best Android TV for live streaming, be it movies, series or any kind of sports, you need to look for a high range device. You will be needing a 4 nucleus processor with 2GB RAM. With these specifications you will be able to steam anything.
IMPORTANT: A conventional Android TV Box may work for streaming, but experts suggest you choose a high range one, as a regular one will switch off and overheat easily.
Best shops in AliExpress
Lets take a look at the best rated sellers (from best to worst) according to sales. To make it even easier for you and so you don’t have to look for the product, we’ve taken the liberty of selecting all the Android TV Box available in their stock and sorted them by sales :).
All these shops have excellent ratings. Do you remember the order? From least to most: medals, diamonds and crowns. So, if you decide to make a purchase from any of these shops you can be sure you won’t run into any problems. Plus, shipping is free. You will be purchasing the cheapest Android TV Box, with all the guarantees of Chinese technology.
Hurry and don’t miss out on the chance to turn your TV into a Smart TV!