Being able to access all the features of an Android OS on your TV sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Read on to know more!
What is an Android TV Box?
An Android TV box is a small item that provides its users with a large variety of uses, from streaming videos or music to surfing the web, right on your TV. This small box can turn any regular television into a Smart TV, by just plugging it in.
How Does It Work?
The box is connected to the television through an HDMI port. It can either be connected directly or through an HDMI cable. It is then set up using WiFi or connected to the Internet through Ethernet.
Once the box is connected to the television, you can start installing apps on the television through the Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, or both.
Android is just another operating system like iOS or Windows and was created by Google. The operating system was originally created for mobile phones but has now been worked upon so that it can work with televisions too.
What Are The Different Types Of Boxes Available?
There are different units that come in various sizes, shapes and at different costs. Like all technological products, the technology is constantly being upgraded to include new hardware and software breakthroughs.
There are hundreds of different boxes on the market for every price range: from dirt cheap boxes to high-end units that have the latest hardware and work at the speed of light.
Some of the most popular boxes are the Matricom G–Box and the Nvidia Shield TV.
The best way to find the right Android box is by setting a budget and then reading reviews of the units that fit that budget.
What Can It Do?
The Android boxes are mainly used to stream video content, allowing the users to watch their favorite content in HD from the comfort of their couch.
While streaming or playing media is the most primary use of this device, you need not forget that you can use Android boxes to do almost anything that you can do with a standard computer. From accessing social media, to reading news, checking the weather or even looking through your emails – you can do it all on your smart TV!