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The Best Android TV Boxes and Sticks



Although smart TVs have managed to make their way into many households, there are still a lot of consumers stuck with the non-smart or ‘dumb’ TVs. Fortunately, there is a quick and easy way to make these ‘dumb’ TVs smart. All you have to do is attach an Android TV Box or Android TV Stick and you’ll get all the features that televisions running on the Android TV platform have. Note that there is no real difference between an Android TV Box and an Android TV Stick, other than the form factor and the fact that Sticks are generally budget-oriented and lacking some premium features.To get more news about superbox, you can visit octastream.info official website.

There are quite a few Android TV boxes and streaming sticks on the market. To make your task of choosing an Android TV box easier, we’ve compiled a list of the best Android TV boxes and streaming sticks available right now.

Chromecast with Google TV is arguably one of the best Android TV sticks that you can buy in 2021. Unlike previous iterations of the Chromecast, it runs on the full Android TV operating system, along with the new Google TV experience on top. So until the existing Android TV models get the Google TV update, this Chromecast will actually provide you with a slightly better experience on content discovery.

It supports up to 4K HDR streaming at 60 fps as well as video formats such as HDR 10, HDR 10+, and Dolby Vision. So if you’re streaming content that supports these formats, you’ll get the best viewing experience. The device also packs a dedicated remote with voice input, so you won’t have to mess around with a phone app to control things.

The one drawback of the Chromecast with Google TV is its live TV integration. While it deeply integrates with YouTube TV, other live TV apps don’t get the same treatment (at least for the time being). On the specs front, the device is powered by the Amlogic S905X3 processor and packs 2GB of RAM as well as 8GB of storage. It also includes Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/ 5GHz) connectivity.
If you’re looking for something a little more powerful than the Chromecast with Google TV, Nvidia Shield TV is a good option. It includes everything you’ll get with the Chromecast, barring the new Google TV experience (at least for now). Apart from that, Nvidia Shield TV supports AI-enhanced upscaling to 4K.

In terms of the specs, it’s powered by an Nvidia Tegra X1+ processor and comes with 2GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard storage, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/ 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, and an Ethernet port.Other features of this Android TV box (or should I say Android TV tube) include Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound support, and a robust remote with voice control. Lastly, it can run the Nvidia GeForce Now game streaming service, something that you won’t get on streaming devices from other brands.

The Shield TV Pro is even more powerful than the Nvidia Shield TV. It comes with all the features of the Shield TV, like 4K upscaling, Dolby Atmos and Vision, 4K streaming, GeForce Now support, and a remote with voice control. Plus, you get 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. There are two full-size USB 3.0 ports on the device as well that can be used to plug USB flash drives or external hard disks for storage expansion.

Among other specifications, it is powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1+ processor and includes connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/ 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0 LE, and an Ethernet port.

If you’re looking for a really capable Android TV box that can also help you stream video games, this is it. Moreover, Nvidia Shield TV Pro can act like a fully-featured SmartThings Hub after being connected with a SmartThings Link.
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