What is an Android TV box?

Every year we often see an influx of new Smart TVs from the major companies such as Samsung, LG, Sony, etc. SMART TVs are often as functional as tablets, allowing the users to surf the internet, make video calls, and play games. It creates an interactive TV Experience while also providing a multimedia experience found in regular TVs.

Although Smart TVs are often seen as fads, akin to the 3D TVs. With the increasing availability of online streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu Plus, the need for cable TV is becoming more and more irrelevant. And while technology becomes more and more accessible through our smartphones, tablets and smart watches, nothing can really replicate the large scale multimedia experience that the television can provide for the entire family. So what exactly can reconcile this problem?

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Enter the Android TV Box. An android TV Box is a device that allows any TV to function as a smart TV through the use of Android, the very same Android that powers most smartphones and tablets. The Android TV Box can easily be connected to a TV set like a normal cable box or a DVD Player. And while it depends on the type of box used, it often contains either a controller or even a camera which allows for the user to access the Android Interface. And with that one step, your regular TV has now become a SMART TV.

 

 

Media Streaming


The Android TV Box allows for the user to access the Google Play Store which allows the user to download applications to access the internet such as Facebook, Skype, and Twitter among others. It also allows for users to replace their own cable subscriptions as the Box can be used to access media streaming services for movies, television, music, and sport events with services like:

  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Spotify
  • Pandora
  • HBO Go
  • NBA League Pass
  • WWE Network

Gaming

Finally, an Android TV Box also makes for great gaming consoles. Some TV Boxes allow gameplay for casual games normally played on smartphones such as:

  • Angry Birds
  • Candy Crush.

Others even allow access for third party game clients such as the popular Steam, which allows for more in depth games similar to those found in consoles such as Portal. The possibilities are near endless with an Android TV Box.
Android TV Boxes come in many shapes, sizes and functionalities. Whether it’s an all-out game system such as the Razor Forge, a mobile streaming stick such as a Google Chromecast, the Android TV Box is going to redefine home entertainment.

 

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