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TiVo Stream 4K: Is This a Chromecast Killer?

The TiVo Stream 4K was an instant hit when it was announced at CES 2020. The Wall Street Journal even named it to their Best of CES 2020 list. Unfortunately, when the new Chromecast with Google TV was released later that year, it stole some of TiVo’s thunder. There’s a lot to like about the …

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MINIX NEO T5 Review: Is It Better Than the Mi Box S?

Over the years I’ve owned several MINIX Android boxes, but the biggest drawback for me was that they were running pure Android. So I was really excited when they finally released the MINIX NEO T5 running the official Android TV OS. Overview The MINIX NEO T5 is the first MINIX device to actually run the …

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MeCool KD1 Android TV Stick Review: How Good is it for 4K?

For me, testing out a new Android TV stick is kind of like getting back to my roots. So I was pretty excited to test out the new MeCool KD1 TV stick. I’ve actually been using it for a little more than a month as one of my “daily driver” streaming devices. In this review, …

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5 Kodi Boxes to Avoid and What to Buy Instead!

I’ve been using Android boxes for almost a decade, and I’ve seen a lot of “fully loaded” Kodi boxes come and go. Each promised “free TV for life” so you’d save thousands of dollars on your cable bill each year. Chances are you’ve come across a Facebook ad for one. Maybe you saw them for …

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Ematic Jetstream AGT419 4K Android TV Box

There’s no doubt that the NVIDIA Shield TV dominates Android TV devices. However, the price leaves a lot of people wondering if you can get similar performance, but at a much more reasonable price. That’s where the Ematic-Jetstream Android TV boxes come in. The Ematic AGT419 and Jetstream AGT418 are two low-cost streaming devices running …

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How To Do I Know If My Android TV Box Is Rooted?

I’m a control freak (or so my wife tell me). So when I hear that rooting your Android TV box gets you more control over your device, you’ve got my attention. In my experience, rooting your Android device isn’t for everyone. That holds true for smartphones as well as TV boxes or smart TV’s. Why …

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