For tvb installation on mi box S, do you neee to install it via the APK or can download from PlayStore?
Was thinking of getting one also just for tvb
Able to install tvbanywhere+ on my H96 but can't play any show.
TV version is from TVB Anywhere+ website, not yet from the Android TV OS Version of Google Play Store yet.
Which H96? There are many different H96 Models out there. I myself have H96 Pro+ S912 box which is pretty good. I also have H96 Max Plus RK3328 4GB/64GB Box which is not as good as the S912 box but still pretty okay. Then there is new H96 Max X2 S905X2 Box which should be decent as well. Of course they are still all generic boxes.
For generic box, they are not compatible with the TV version apk. Mi Box S, NVidia Shield TV, Sony Android TV, StarHub Go Streaming Box are included in the compatible device list.
However you can try the mobile phone version from Google Play Store, not guaranteed to work though.
The mobile phone works on my Tanix TX5 Max.
Hi Xiaofan, what is the other box you will recommend other than TX5 Max? something abit better/higher?
1) Lower spec but with better FW: Mi Box S
2) Higher spec, king of Android TV boxes: Nvidia Shield TV
3) Other than the two, there are also Apple TV 4K which is good for the Apple eco system.
For generic boxes, right now there are not many boxes which have better value than Tanix TX5 Max. Probably similar spec S905X2 box with a better known name than Tanix: Beelink GT1 Mini.
Zidoo device is kind of high end device and the primary use cases are for very for high quality rip of Blu-ray files, therefore they have harddisk interface. They also support the recording feature but this is a secondary feature.
Looking back at your requirement, I am actually not so sure if the recording feature of the Zidoo device actually meets your requirement. I have yet to come across reviews covering this use case in good details. So I have to say I am not sure whether the X9S is a good buy or not.
Ref: you can check out the old review here. But Zidoo keeps updating the FW so it should be better now.
As for A95X, from what I know from the review, the recording is through screen capture, so do not expect high quality and it may not work with some apps. I will not recommend it for sure.
As for whether Zidoo X9S device is good enough for general streaming application (not Netflix), then the answer should be yes. 2GB/16GB is fine for general streaming application. FYI, Mi Box S is 2GB/8GB and it has a weaker CPU than Zidoo X9S.
Ref: Zidoo X9S review
Edit : sorry the above review is for better Z9S version but it is also a good reference for X9S.
Hi Xiaofan, found another box, “Beelink Sea I”, the specification are as follows,
1. Realtek 1295 Quad Core Cpu
2. Ram 2Gb Ddr3
3. Storage: eMmc-32Gb
4. Android 6.0
5. Bluetooth 4.0
6. Wifi: 2.4G+5.8G Dual Band
7. Gpu: Arm Mali-T820Mp3
8. Max Extended Capacity: 64G – Don’t understand what is this? Hdd storage?
9. Miracast, Airplay, Smb
10. Rj45 Part: 1000M
11. Removable Harddisk Box
At Aliexpress selling at S$114.23, much cheaper then Zidoo X9s @S$169.92
Any idea about this box if compare with Zidoo X9s? Thanks
So the TVB Anywhere App is VOD. All show currently playing can VOD? If like that quite worth it.
Currently on SH and wanted to switch to Singtel but singtel no 855 Yu Jia
Anyone has an Atmos avr and speaker system,
Can find out if mi box s can do Atmos in netflix movies(titles that has Atmos)?
Anyone has both a TV box and a chromecast? which is better?
If TV box, what are the "must have" apps? Apart from Netflix and YouTube and Spotify I guess.
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Guys - I’m a newbie in Android TV boxes. I was thinking of getting the Mi Box S since it’s got Chromecast built in & it’s 4k. Can I check if I am able to install APKs that can’t be found on Google Playstore on the Mi Box? TIA.
can point me in the right direction for my case?
- HDMI output (dont need 4k)
- not interested in streaming apps or gaming
- only for movie or tv episode files (1080p or 2160p)
- either onboard or external storage (USB hdd?)
- some form of remote controller option (usb wireless remote?)
I experimented with LocalCast and chromecast (streaming the file directly from folder in g drive to the chromecast). Results werent good.
also read that nvidia's shield is a good choice for this. but i'm wondering if it's overkill?