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Nvidia Shield TV pro and Shield TV Dongle 2020 model

We all heard rumours, we all saw some leaks but this time is official. We have the first official leaks of the two Nvidia Shield TV 2020 models that were pubblished by mistake on Amazon. And as a matter of fact we will have two different models. The first almost identical to the previous models as far as aesthetics are concerned and the second it is Nvidia’s response to the Amazon Firestick.

Nvidia Shield TV PRO 2020

Starting at $199 the brand new NVIDIA Shield TV Pro 2020 is powered by the Nvidia’s proprietary CPU, the Tegra X1+ processor. NVIDIA claims that it makes the SHIELD TV Pro 25 percent faster than its predecessor. The Tegra X1+ is now paired with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage as well.

Nvidia Shield TV Pro 2020

On the back of the New Shield TV Pro 2020 we find 2 X USB 3.0, an HDMI 2.0, a Gigabit Ethernet port and the same power in socket.

In addition to the new Tegra X1+ SoC, the SHIELD TV Pro expands the HDR support of the SHIELD TV with the inclusion of Dolby Vision HDR support along with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Plus. Another interesting feature is the HD to 4K upscaling using Artificial Intelligence. That is something that personally can’t wait to try since it looks very promising and this is Nvidia we are talking about.

Nvidia Shield TV Dongle

And here comes at $179 also the NVIDIA Shield TV Dongle. In a very compact device Nvidia brings the same CPU and same capabilities of the Nvidia Shield TV Pro, a part from the 2 X USB 3.0 and adds also a micro SD. Other than the AC WiFi as the bigger brother, the dongle will also have in the sam super-compact device a built-in power supply so essentialy you just need to attach the power cable to the device. Of course being a powerful device that it is, it will not be powered just by a USB cable as the Amazon Firestick. The perfomance gap is immense amaong the two devices as it is also the price.

Nvidia Shield TV Dongle

New Remote Control

Both devices share the same remote control. I was a huge fan of the first remote control. The device and build quality was top notch (especially the model with the re-chargable battery) and it was only lacking in the volume department. That touch control was cool but in all honesty not so practical. In a bold move, Nvidia decided to rebuild the remote and the design feels strange in some extent. Instead of building on top of the very loved remote they decided to play it safe while adding a lot of buttons and dedicating a button to Netflix too. This time the remote comes with AAA batteries and also supports backlight. Great the addition of a remote finder so you will never lose your remote again. I will not share more on my feelings on the remote until I use it because knowing Nvidia I believe it is better than it looks.

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Nvidia Shield TV 2020 Price and Availablity

As metioned before, the two models come at a very interesting price. The Nvidia Shield TV pro sales for $199 which is the same price as the Nvidia Shield TV when it first launched 4 years ago. The Nvidia Shield TV Dongle will beat the price of the predecessor for $179 which is the price that the “old” model costs right now on Amazon. Both devices will launch on October 28th and I can’t wait to test them both. The devices were both list on Amazon but now the listing has been removed.

Puffin TV Browser Fix Download Error

If you use an Android TV then you should already know that Puffin TV Browser is the best out there. Not only it is easy to use but also has a unique feature. Puffin TV Browser can download files. This is a fantastic feature that with the latest update we lost. I’m not really sure why this happened. Fact is that now if you try to download something on any Android TV device like the Nvidia Shield TV, Xiaomi Mi Box S, Mecool Km9 Pro, etc you will get a Download Error. The message displays is “not supported. Download is not supported on this device yet”.
We can fix this easily by installing an older version of Puffin TV Browser back to our devices.

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How to Fix the Download not Supported Issue on Puffin TV Browser for Android TV:

  • First we need to uninstall Puffin TV Browser
  • Then we need to disable the Auto updates, we do not want Puffin TV to update again to the latest version
  • Next, download the app Downloader from Google Play
  • Enter http://dimitrology.com/puffintv and install this version of Puffin TV Browser
  • FIXED!

With this method we install a previous version of Puffin TV Browser when the download function was still available. That is why we need to disable auto-updates from Play Store so that the app doesn’t update again.

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ROKU 2019 Lineup

Roku has officially presented to the public the Roku 2019 lineup of streaming devices. The two most popular devices by Roku are the Roku Ultra and the revamped Roku Express. Both are popular for different reasons since they are also prices on the two extremes.

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ROKU Express +

Starting at $29.99 the Roku Express is the most affordable Roku device and is intended for the first time users that get in touch with this new world. It can only stream in HD, so no 4K. This version is smaller even than the previous version, which quite frankly was already small.

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ROKU Ultra 2019

The Ultra on the other hand looks exactly the same as the previous model and it is priced for $99.99. Not that pricey for the flagship device of Roku. On the inside though, now is powered by a faster quad-core CPU and more memory. The company states that the Roku Ultra is 17 percent faster when launching channels and up to 30 percent when loading apps. Also the remote has changed a little by introducing 2 fully-customizable shortcut buttons (buttons 1 and 2).

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On the back of the device we find an Ethernet port, microSD slot and USB port as well. The “lost remote” button is also present which is beloved by a lot of users.

Roku Ready To Extend Overseas

While Roku’s popularity goes through the roof right now in the US, they didn’t received the same attention overseas. That is about to change since Roku is determined to extend their global presence. The new Roku Express, Premiere and Streaming Stick are coming to Latin America and the UK as a first attempt. More will also follow.

Roku 2019 Lineup

Roku OS 9.2 new voice capabilities

  • Set sleep timers on Roku TVs: Roku TV customers can use their voice remote or Roku mobile app to quickly set a sleep timer on their TV by saying things like “Go to sleep at 11 p.m.”
  • Search by movie quotes: Enjoy finding movie results by searching for the top quotes from thousands of popular movies across the Roku platform.
  • 4K in Roku search: Use Roku Voice to say “4K movies” to see results for a variety of popular 4K movies. Entering a text search for “4K” will now return results including the 4K Movies & TV Zone.
  • Support for Roku Media Player: Customers who use the Roku Media Player to play their personal music, movies and photos can now use Roku Voice to find, play and control stored files by using commands such as “Play,” “Skip,” and more.
  • Control multiple Roku devices with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant: Customers who use Alexa-enabled devices and/or Google Assistant to control their Roku device can now control multiple Roku devices in their homeDirect-to-playback. “Play Brooklyn Nine Nine.” Hulu opens and starts playing immediately.

Roku vs Android TV vs Apple vs Amazon

It is getting always harder to compete in the living room set top box each day. With the already established Android TV lineups which keeps growing and receiving a lot of love from the big boys and Amazon, the addition of Disney+ and Apple+ and a mix of other players, the game for the TV Box will be a hard one to compete. But that is all for the best of the consumer and I personally love it. Google already plans to release Google Stadia to the Android TV, Apple is also ready to launch Apple Arcade on the Apple TV and who knows what else should we expect in the year 2020 that looks that will be the year of the TV Box / Set Top Box.

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Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K HDR Android TV Box Review & Benchmark

The Xiaomi Mi Box S is the successor of the previous Android TV Box best seller, the Xiaomi Mi Box 3. The Mi Box S, also called Xiaomi Mi Box 4 in China, is an updated but yet very similar version of the previous model. It comes to fill in the gap between the NVIDIA Shield TV and the Amazon FireTV Stick. With it’s price and performance, it does exactly that. Offers a great alternative as an Android TV OS device, with a built-in ChromeCast UHD and great 4K HDR performance on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Kodi, Hulu, Youtube, Plex, etc.

The Xiaomi runs Android TV, and unlike the Android mobile OS, this particular platform doesn’t have a thousand different micro-variations depending on manufacturer. Android TV is almost identical whether you run it on a NVIDIA Shield TV or a Sony Bravia TV or as in our case, a Mi Box S. In the particular the Xiaomi Mi Box S is powered by Android 8.1.0 Oreo out of the box.

Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K HDR Android TV Box 8.1 Oreo

With a good score on Antutu v6, unfortunately the 3D engine of Antutu version 7 kept crashing on the Xiaomi Mi Box S. It got an average of just below 35000 and on GeekBench it scored 645 on single-core and 1804 on multi-core.

Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K HDR Android TV Box Antutu Benchmark

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Great also the performance of the Dual Band WiFi 2.4G and 5G ac of the Xiaomi Box S maxing out my internet speed 180 – 20 MB.

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Overall it has a great performance, superb 4K playback on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video which you have to sideload in order to install it but make sure to install the Android TV version (not the one for the mobiles). Also on KODI 18 Leia it will play any kind of format 4K UHD without issues. The response of the device is always excellent and overall you will have a more than enjoyable experience.

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Shield Experience 7.2.2

A new upgrade by NVIDIA for the NVIDIA Shield TV devices (also for the Pro version). The new upgrade, as always by the amazing work from NVIDIA resolves some of the few issues the NVIDIA Shield users may face. More importantly the keyboard and mouse functionality is working now for PUBG among as other 3rd party controller issues that are now resolved for good.

In the specifics, the SHIELD Experience Software Upgrade 7.2.2 (30.7.130.7) fixes the following bugs/issues on top of the previous 7.2.1 upgrade.

Shield Experience 7.2.2

New Enhancements/Fixes:

• Fixes Keyboard/Mouse functionality for PUBG Mobile
• Fixes bug where colors are displayed incorrectly on Chrome/Puffin browsers
• Resolves storage quota issues when transferring files from PC to SHIELD
• Fixes issue where Dualshock 3 controller would not pair properly over Bluetooth
• Fixes issue affecting original Xbox One wired controller functionality
• Resolves issues where PLEX would not access content on NAS
• Addresses issues where NAS would not manually mount correctly
• Resolves bug where PLEX was not detecting Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD 1590
• Fixes bug where home screen is displayed while mounting network storage
• Fixes bug where Dynamic range advanced display setting was not working
• Improves network connectivity when connecting to router through local DNS or gateway
• Resolves issue where Sling app would not be available
• [Beta] Adds setting to automatically switch color modes (Settings > Developer Options > Colorimetry).

Known issues:

• Rare cases where system appears to hang on startup
• [SHIELD 2015 and SHIELD Pro] Rare cases of SD Card not recognized
• [SHIELD Pro] Accessory UI not present on pairing screen after factory reset
• Rare cases where USB drive is ejected.
• Some TV/Receivers may wake up after ~30 seconds after SHIELD sleeping
• Green line displayed at the bottom/right with specific content aspect ratio
• HDCP issues with specific TV models (Bauhn ATV65UHD-1217)
• Plex video playback from NAS takes 30 seconds to start.

 

Now you can get the Xiaomi MI Android TV (Official International Version) on a coupon sale for the low price of just $66.99 / €55.54 / £49.17 and with free world-wide shipping by using the discount coupon TOPCXM3. It is one of the best Android TV devices you can get right now with great quality and excellent performance. Running on Android TV OS comes with a unique, small in size design and an excellent remote control with voice control. Of course the design similarities with the Apple TV, the Amazon Fire TV and the NVIDIA Shield TV can not pass unnoticed but that is exactly the selling point of this device by Xiaomi. A direct competitor to those streaming devices, with no restrictions and with a very interesting price!1479174385641219

Spec-wise the Xiaomi Mi Android TV may not seem what you exactly expect from a top Android TV Box. Quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 2.0Ghz, a Penta-core Mali 450 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. But everything combined together work absolutely in perfect synch. In fact it is one of the smoothest Android TV devices in the range of under $100 whether you just want to use it as a Media Center or in order to play games! It also supports Dual Band WiFi b/g/n/ac with an internal antenna, an HDMI 2.0 port for real 4K at 60 frames per second, an optical / SPDIF output, 1 X USB 2.0 port and an AV port in case you have an older TV or a projector.

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The included bluetooth remote control is fantastic. It has built-in voice commands so you remote control the Xiaomi Mi Android TV just by talking to it, a feature that only some devices have like the NVIDIA Shield and the Amazon Fire TV. Also being a Bluetooth remote is also much better and more than the necessary in order to control every aspect of your device. The included AAA batteries is also something we are not used to see in most devices on the market.

Also when using KODI 17.6 the Xiaomi Mi Android TV performs in an exceptional way. Everything works as it should and even on 4K playback at 60 frames per second the device didn’t experience any kind of problems, just flawless playback! The forth-coming version of KODI Leia 18 is also supported and although it is not out officially yet, it has also a great performance on the device. When playing Android games you will also enjoy your experience and since you have unlimited access to the Google’s Android TV Play Store dedicated section with tons of fantastic titles to choose from, combined also to a Xiaomi Gamepad (sold separately but in my opinion is also one of the best gamepads for an Android TV Box or Firestick) you will get top gaming experience! Netflix is also fully supported meaning you will get the best possible quality, unlike most of the other devices in the market.

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Specification

GeneralBrand: XiaoMi
Model: Mi Box
Type: TV Box
GPU: Mali-450
System: Android 6.0
CPU: Cortex A53
Core: 2.0GHz,Quad Core
RAM: 2G
RAM Type: DDR3
ROM: 8G
Maximum External Hard Drives Capacity: No
Color: Black
Media SupportedDecoder Format: H.265
Video format: 4K x 2K,H.264,H.265,VP9 Profile-2
Audio format: DTS
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: No
Product DetailsSupport 5G WiFi: Yes
WIFI: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth: Support
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: AV,DC Power Port,HDMI,SPDIF,USB2.0
Language: English
DVD Support: No
HDMI Version: 2.0
Other Functions: Others
External Subtitle Supported: No
HDMI Function: HDCP
Power Comsumption: No
RJ45 Port Speed: No
Firmware InformationSystem Bit: 64Bit
WiFi Chip: 802.11a / b / g / n / ac
KODI Pre-installed: No
KODI Version: No
Power RequirementPower Type: External Power Adapter Mode
Battery InformationRemote Controller Battery: 2 x AA battery
Dimension and WeightProduct weight: 0.300 kg
Package weight: 0.540 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 15.00 x 15.00 x 6.00 cm / 5.91 x 5.91 x 2.36 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 20.00 x 20.00 x 10.00 cm / 7.87 x 7.87 x 3.94 inches
Package ContentsPackage Contents: 1 x Xiaomi Mi Android TV Box, 1 x Remote Control, 1 x Power Adapter

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HOW TO INCREASE INTERNAL STORAGE ON NVIDIA SHIELD TV, very easy tutorial! All the SHIELD TV users can increase their internal storage space for apps and games by setting up USB drives (hard disk drives or flash drives through USB 3.0) or even SD Cards to replace their current internal storage.

The process is really easy and is worth doing in order to get the most out of your NVIDIA Shield TV.

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benefits-of-4kGreat news in the streaming community, the NVIDIA Shield TV will get the new 3.2 firmware update in the next days with new, exciting features! More 4K content with new & old apps for the best 4K streaming device. Netflix will be getting also 4K HDR support (starting with the new Marco Polo TV Show), Youtube an exceptional 4K resolution at 60 FPS and both apps will support in-app voice search! But 4K HDR is also making it’s way into gaming; the first game with HDR on the Shield TV will be Paragon.

In the audio department the Shield TV was also already ahead of every competitor. Now things get even better since the new firmware will introduce the Dolby Atmos Pass-Through (TrueHD+Atmos) that already is being supported on KODI, SPMC, MX Player and soon on Plex as well!


Also, we have an important CEC update that was missing, the CEC TV-off support. When CEC is enabled on the device and your TV supports it, the TV is automatically powered on when you wake your Shield and now also powered off.

SHIELD-Powerful_Media_Server-1920x1080Lastly, what came as a big surprise is the new Plex Media Server integration into the NVIDIA Shield TV PRO (that’s the 500GB version). In other words, your Shield TV PRO can be transformed into your next standalone Plex Media Server! The Shield with it’s phenomenal NVIDIA Tegra® X1 can now host the Plex Server so no NAS (Networked Attached Storage) or remote server is needed. Also, HD capable NAS are really expensive (yeah, really!) the Shield TV Plex Server on the other hand will be able to support hardware-accelerated video transcoding (H.264, MPEG2 and HEVC) and with multiple, simultaneous streams! You can even watch a 4K stream or play a game on your Shield while someone else on your network on the same exact time watches a movie from the Plex Server of the Shield on a mobile device, computer or even TV! Crazy, no? No, it’s NVIDIA!

ShieldTV PRO NASBut what if you already have a NAS device? No worries, you can still connect it to your Shield and use the power of the device in order to transcode your streams. You can extend your library even more, simply by connecting a usb external disk drive and the Shield has USB 3.0, remember? Those are features that we saw until today only on PC setup. Pretty amazing…

If after reading everything, you want to know more about this amazing device, feel free to revisit my review on it: Review of the NVIDIA Shield TV by Dimitrology.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is one of the most popular Android TV Devices, capable of gaming but also used as an Android TV Box capable of 4K content at 60 FPS!
Equipped with the Tegra X1 CPU, a Maxwell GPU with 256 cores and 3 GB of RAM seems the best device available? Is it though really the best one? Let’s find it out, how it performs in gaming, with Android TV and using KODI, SPMC and all the usage it is capable of!

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Full Specs:

ProcessorNVIDIA Tegra X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB RAM
Video Features4K Ultra-HD with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (VP9, H265, H264)
Audio Features7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz over HDMI and USB
High-resolution audio upsample to 24-bit/192hHz over USB
Storage16GB
Wireless802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
Bluetooth 4.1/BLE
InterfacesGigabit Ethernet
HDMI 2.0
Two USB 3.0 (Type A)
Micro-USB 2.0
MicroSD slot (supports 128GB cards)
IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)
Gaming FeaturesNVIDIA GEFORCE NOW streaming service
NVIDIA GameStream™
Weight and SizeWeight: 23oz / 654g
Height: 5.1in / 130mm
Width: 8.3in / 210mm
Depth: 1.0in / 25mm

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Which Android TV Box Should I Buy?

Which TV Box Should You Buy In 2019

A lot of people keep asking me which is the best TV Box or what TV Box should they buy. Well the answer to that question is not that easy because everyone has different needs and also different price range. So let’s try to put an order into this question.

This list is always updated when new, worth mentioning devices become available so make sure you visit it again in the future!

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick (Firestick)

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US:https://amzn.to/32bL5aB UK:http://amzn.to/1UlJIzd

This is without doubt the most cheap device and also the slowest device but comes handy because of the size and easiness to use. When it comes to KODI it performs pretty decently but if you want to install the latest build, you may struggle. It comes with an excellent remote control, the closed ecosystem from Amazon which you can by-pass by sideloading apps (even though it may be a pain in the ass!). There is no keyboard so you may have to purchase one. Decent but nothing special, just the essential. My opinion, invest 10$ more and get something better or if you want to stick with Amazon, go for the 4K version which is a little more powerful and handles heat better.


  • Amazon Fire TV 4K

US:https://amzn.to/32bL5aB UK:http://amzn.to/1UlJR5P

The next solution from Amazon. Overall is a decent box with excellent build quality. Specs-wise we find a Quad Core CPU (a dual-core at 2.0Ghz & another dual-core CPU at 1.6Ghz), a PowerVR GX6250 GPU, 2Gb of RAM and Dual BAnd Wifi. The only downside is the 4K supported is “just” at 30 fps when the S905X and S912 CPU from Amlogic can deliver easily 4K at 60 fps (fps= frames per second). If you need this device for Amazon Prime content you will be very satisfied. But when it comes to KODI you may look elsewhere at this price and specs. Excellent remote control with voice control (Alexa).


  • Beelink GT1

Beelink GT1 Mini

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Powered by an Amlogic S905X2, a Mali G-31 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, this Android TV Box features also Dual Band WiFi 2.4G and 5G, a Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 3.0 and HDMI 2.0a for real 4K at 60Hz. Pretty impressive for the price and also the specs on such a small device in 2019. It has some lacks, for example there is no Netflix HD/4K and the YouTube app has some issues which can be fixed though by using the Youtube app by Beelink in their App Market. The remote is very good and if you want a device just for KODI and streaming APK, you have a winner here. You can watch my Beelink GT1 Mini review here.


  • Mecool KM9 PRO

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Also powered by an Amlogic S905X2, an ARM Mali G-31, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage this Android TV 9.0 Pie device offers a great overall performance! Snappy interface and multitask, it has a very fast Dual Band WiFi 2.4G and 5G, supports 4K HDR and it is certified by Google with Google Assistant working with the excellent remote control and Chromecast built-in. Also Youtube comes with the Android TV version and it supports the VP9 codec up to 4K / UHD. In my opinion lacks just in two things, it isn’t certified by Netflix so no Netflix HD / 4K unfortunately and the Ethernet port is 100M. For my review on the Mecool KM9 PRO click here.


  • XIAOMI MI BOX S

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Fantastic Android TV despite the average specs has a brilliant performance and does exactly what it promises and more! Supports 4K HDR @ 60 FPS and has great audio quality as well. If you are looking for an Android TV device and spending for an NVIDIA Shield is simply too much, this is the best alternative! Now it also supports voice commands from the remote control and comes with the default Google TV launcher as any Android TV device. Powered by an Amlogic S905X and 2GB of RAM it only has 8GB of local storage but you can always use external hard drive. Lacks of an Ethernet port but the WiFi is Dual Band b/g/n/ac 3.Ghz and 5Ghz with great performance. Amazing value for money, highly recommended for anyone that wants to watch NETFLIX in 4K / Netflix HD.


  • BEELINK GT KING

Beelink GT-King Android Tv 9 Box

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Call it also the Benchmark Monster, this Android 9 TV Box has an incredible performance with top specs! It is the only TV Box that fills the gap towards the NVIDIA Shield, comes with the flagship 64bit CPU by Amlogic S922X which is a Hexa-core CPU (6 cores). The GPU is an ARM Mali-G52 MP6 GPU which is great not only for media but also for gaming. Then he find 4GB of DDR4 RAM, 64GB of internal storage, Dual Band WiFi b/g/n/ac 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz,1000M Ethernet port, 2 X USB 3.0, 1 X USB 2.0, SD Card Slot and HDMI 2.1 for 4K UHD at 75Hz! With one word: powerhouse! The default launcher is it’s weakest point but that you can easily fix by downloading a different one from the already pre-installed Google Play Store! A great plus in my opinion also the excellent air remote control that also supports voice search. You can watch my review of the Beelink GT KING here.


  • APPLE TV 4K (ATV 4K)

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Call me paranoid but this amazing device when it comes to hardware is also the most expensive to maintain. You can watch almost anything but with a higher price than any other device. In order to install KODI you will need to pay or if you are a very advanced user you may install it for a little less since you still need to pay for a developer certificate. It is sad that such a powerful device with great specs and features isn’t that supported by apps and games. And yeah, that price in totally Apple style is a little too high for what it has to offer. If you want to install KODI on an Apple TV / Apple TV 4K watch this video tutorial with easy to follow steps. My personal recommendation, if you are not an Apple fan-boy and do not care about the Apple Eco-system, there is no reason to buy the device. Even YouTube in 4K is not supported. Nice hardware but lack of support.


  • NVIDIA Shield TV

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Without doubt the top of the category! Powered by the best CPU, the Tegra X1, the Shield TV is capable of flawless 4K HDR playback,  has 3gb of RAM, comes with the most powerful GPU with 256 cores and delivers some exclusive features like PC gaming, voice command, Netflix in 4K HDR, Youtube in 4K, Plex Media Server with hardware transcoding. Even if it uses Android and not a KODI-based OS, the performance in KODI is outstanding! You can install any build you want, the playback is outstanding, it comes with an excellent remote control (the best in the category) and there is a Pro version with 500gb! For gaming is simply the best, comes with a fantastic gamepad for experiencing the best games from Google Play Store and the NVIDIA GeForce Now even the most demanding! For my review on the NVIDIA Shield click here.

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