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Is the Xiaomi Mi Box S Still Worth Buying in 2023?

You’ve probably heard at least something about the Xiaomi Mi Box S, right? Over the past few years, the Mi Box has developed quite a following in the Android TV community. Some people love it, some don’t. But how do you separate the hype from the haters? I’ve owned the Mi Box S for a …

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Android TV Box Firmware Download Page [Full List]

Updating the firmware for your Android TV box is part blessing and part curse. On the one hand, firmware updates often give your Android box additional features or fix software bugs and help your device work better. On the other hand, it’s often very difficult to find where to find the firmware for your particular …

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How to Connect and Setup Your Android Box

I love the feeling of ripping the plastic off new tech and opening up the box. But if you’ve bought a new Android TV box recently, you’ve probably figured out that the setup instructions are a bit…lacking.  I’ve reviewed dozens of Android boxes and Android TV’s, and they all have one thing in common: the …

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Beelink GT-King Pro: The Ultimate Audiophile Android Box

You’ve probably seen dozens of reviews of generic, black-plastic Android boxes before. Generic boxes. Generic specs. To be honest, you could probably cut-and-paste the names from one review to another and it would still apply. Trust me, you’ve never seen anything like the Beelink GT-King Pro. Not only does the GT-King Pro look different, but …

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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?

Update: MINIX discontinued the NEO T5, so it is no longer available for sale. This review is purely for reference. I recommend checking out my roundup article of the Best Android TV Boxes instead! Over the years I’ve owned several MINIX Android boxes, but the biggest drawback for me was that they were running pure …

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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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