Thread: Android TV Box
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Old 24-05-2018, 04:59 PM   #178
dryteletubby
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Hello, I am thinking of getting those cheap Android boxes, and install the apks myself, etc google play store instead of those more expensive branded ones with apps pre installed.

Any recommendations for these cheap but functional Android boxes?

Or should I get the Mi box 3 global version?

It is possible like to play video files on these boxes? Like for example download a video file from a browser, or upload video file from pc, and play it like a media player on these android boxes?
Those official Android TV boxes will only have the play store tv version unlike the 3rd party boxes with the phone/tablet Google play store. I think you still can sideload unsupported APK in to the mibox manually.

To play a video file from local storage or network storage you can use Kodi. Not sure if there is a web browser for the official Android TV boxes.
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