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Is the Chromecast with Google TV Worth It? [Review]

After almost ten years, the Google Chromecast is finally worth buying. Even though the Chromecast had sold over 55 million units, it started to lose ground to Roku and Amazon’s Fire TV back in 2017. Similarly, Google’s own Android TV operating system was considered a great platform, but was confined to high-end devices like the …

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How to Install & Configure Emby Server on NVIDIA Shield TV

Emby released a server app for the NVIDIA Shield TV back in February 2019, but the installation process wasn’t as smooth as I’d like. My experience involved a lot of trial & error, and reaching out to the Emby community before I finally got it working the way I wanted. I’ll admit, there were a …

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How to Sideload Apps on an Android TV Box in 2022

One of the biggest complaints about Android TV is that there just weren’t that many apps available. What if I told you that there were thousands of apps for your Android TV device and all you needed to do was take a few extra steps to install them? There’s a process called sideloading that lets …

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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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MINIX U22-XJ Review: The Android Box For Enthusiasts

There’s no arguing it. MINIX has always made great Android box and mini-PC’s. So when the new MINIX NEO U22-XJ came out, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it to review. Over the years, I’ve reviewed no less than six MINIX boxes: the NEO X7, NEO X8 and X8-H, NEO U9-H, NEO U1, …

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SkyStream Pro: Hands-On Review [Do NOT Buy]

2022 Update: This original review is FOR REFERENCE ONLY. SkyStream’s customer service has declined significantly over the past few years and I no longer recommend their products. Over the past few years, SkyStream has really upped their game. What started out as a budget hardware company has quietly grown into a powerhouse Android TV box …

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