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Watching television at home today has become an endless sea of choices. Accompanied by high definition screens and intense surround systems, we're no longer limited to only cable network channels.

With the versatility of an android box, we can maximise the television experience by browsing online, streaming movies and even joining interactive gaming platforms. The options are endless with the resourceful android box. 

How to choose an Android TV Box?

We hear you! There are many different Android TV Boxes on the market -- each with their own weaknesses and strengths. To choose the perfect one to suit your needs, you'll need to consider some factors. For starters, looking at its performance, pre-installed apps, and customer support is a good idea.

Performance

In terms of performance, some Android TV Boxes operate on specific internet speeds. Should your internet speed drop below what's suggested, it may be difficult to achieve HD viewing or download a movie in a timely manner. Loading times on your games might also be slower than usual.

There's also the matter of space -- will you be downloading every season of Game of Thrones? If you are, consider an Android TV Box with a higher (or expandable) memory! Don't forget about operating speeds -- the higher the RAM, the faster your Android TV Box will respond to you.

While 3GB and 4GB RAM are common, there are Android TV Boxes available with much higher RAM, which means a quicker controller-response time for you. If you don't want to be the schmuck who's pounding away on their unresponsive Android TV controller, you might want to take this into consideration. Alternatively, you can also download an Android box remote control app to your smartphone or device to have a more seamless and comfortable control. 

Pre-installed Apps

With regards to pre-installed apps, some retailers install the latest must-have apps for the Android TV box. This is great for saving time, money, and bandwidth! If you're new to the world of Android Boxes or are looking for specific apps, you'll want to take this into consideration.

Think about whether you'll be using your Android TV Box for movies or TV, games, or if you just want to get work done on a larger, more comfortable screen. What apps will you need? Sometimes, you can even contact potential retailers to see what they offer. One more thing to take note of is that native TV box launchers may not be too user-friendly, so you may want to consider downloading your preferred Android TV box launcher to customize. 

There are also Android TV Boxes, such as the Unblocks Ubox 4, that come with proprietary apps, allowing you access to various viewing methods exclusive to your personal Android TV Box. If a one-time payment in exchange for a lifetime subscription to live sports and video on demand sounds good to you, this may also be something to think about!

Legality

Smart Android TV Box, Xiaomi Mi Box and etc... It goes by many names, but one thing for sure is there are many sellers out there that are selling an illegal version of the TV Box.

If an Android TV Box is connected to an unauthorized cable connection or international connection that is NOT from a Malaysian landline, then it is said to be illegal; going against the MCMC regulations.

Another thing about illegal Android TV Boxes is that if they're not certified by SIRIM (Standard and Industrial Research Institute), it can't be used in the country.

Hence, it's crucial to know who and where to purchase an authorized Android TV Box with SIRIM's approval if you're planning to get one soon.

Customer Service

Upon purchasing a brand-new device, people want to be assured that they'll be guaranteed post-purchase support. If this is an important factor to you (and we know it matters to us!), be sure to choose a retailer who guarantees that they'll keep your firmware updated, talk you through any glitches or installation issues and that they'll definitely honour your warranty!

Check the retailer's rating, maybe even get in touch with them to ensure that they're for real. Go with a retailer who's happy when you're happy -- we promise, they're out there.

Now we've covered the basics, check out these fantastic Android Boxes!

Top Android TV Boxes in Malaysia 2019

  • T9 TV Android Box
  • Mecool M8S Pro L TV Box
  • NVIDIA Shield TV (Gaming Edition)
  • A95X Max Smart Android TV Box
  • T95Z Plus Android TV Box
  • Tx3 Mini Smart Android TV Box
  • Minix Neo U9-H AmLogic
  • Xiaomi Mi Box S 
  • MXQ 4K Ultra HD Android Tv Box
  • MXR Pro RK3328
  • UBOX 4 Unblock Tech Gen 4
  • TMall M17 Android Box

1. T9 TV Android Box

Price from RM169.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM169.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM190.00
add_circle No signs of lagging
add_circle Affordable
remove_circle Annoying remote control
remove_circle Wi-Fi speed is a little slow, have to rely on Ethernet instead

Specs | Processor: AQuadcore, Cortex A53 | GPU: ARM Mali-450MP2 | Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage | Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo

While not the cheapest, T9 is still a relatively affordable TV box for what it offers. You get speed, ample of storage and a responsive interface. Thanks to its high-performing GPU, the TV box supports 4K videos, 3D gaming and even 1080p online video calling. Other features include HDR, HDMI 2.0 and USB 3.0 - all which are pretty much welcome for better overall user experience and satisfaction. 

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Store, APK Installer, Iflix, NetFlix, Tea TV, Newest Movie HD, Megabox, and Popcorn Time, big variety of dramas such as Korean, Chinese, Malay, and Indian movies and TV shows.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes Has updated OS and bigger storage space!

 

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Our Review

If you're in the market for an up-to-date, affordable and easy-to-use Android TV box, the T9 will do just fine. After all, it's a much nicer experience to watch shows on a bigger screen than a small one.

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2. Mecool M8S Pro L Smart Android TV Box

Price from RM313.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM313.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM349.00
add_circle Small & compact
add_circle Comes with pre-installed applications
remove_circle Works best on Internet speed above 4mbps

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S912 | GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3 | Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

The Mecool M8S Pro L is tiny, but it packs a punch. While it operates best on speeds of 4MBPS or higher, it guarantees you high-definition viewing and gives you access to live sporting events, new film releases, and the latest episodes of your favourite TV shows.

A number of paid-for apps are pre-installed, ensuring that you’ll get your money’s worth! To top it off, any questions you have post-purchase will be handled quickly and professionally.

Performance Average
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Store, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, Iflix, NetFlix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Megabox, and Popcorn Time, plus a vast variety of apps for Chinese, Malay, and Indian movies and TV shows.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes With vents all over this Android TV Box, you're at no risk of it overheating!

 

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Our Review

Android TV Boxes are a great concept, but this one from MeCool has a long way to go before it's a convenient device, broadcasting crystal-clear TV shows and movies.

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3. NVIDIA Shield TV (Gaming Edition)

Price from RM999.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM999.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM1,079.09
add_circle 4K HDR streaming
add_circle Google Assistant built-in
add_circle Supports NVIDIA's GeForce Now game streaming
add_circle The controller is reportedly comfortable to use
remove_circle Pricier than other Android TV Boxes

Specs | Processor: NVIDIA® Tegra® X1 | GPU: 256-core GPU | Memory: 3GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 8.0

NVIDIA is synonymous to coughing up powerful graphics cards for gaming and anything else similar. But did you know that they have an android box too? Made with ecosystem support of Google and Amazon, NVIDIA Shield TV is, not surprisingly, one of the best boxes for gaming.

That’s all thanks to 4K HDR support, this also makes the NVIDIA Shield TV pretty awesome for those looking to enhance their home theatre. Moreover, the box is “Smart Home Ready” which allows users to control other smart home devices. Not to mention, this gaming version also comes with a slick gaming controller!

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Movies, Play Music, Spotify, Netflix, Kodi and more.
Customer Support N/A
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes This powerful TV box is sure to give you a premium cinematic experience whether you use it for films or games!

 

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4. A95X Max

Price from RM299.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM367.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM299.00
add_circle Fast RAM built-in
add_circle Ability to capture screen recording
add_circle Fast Bluetooth Connectivity
remove_circle Manual booklet is not clear
remove_circle Old version of Kodi; needs to be updated manually

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S905X2 quad-core processor | GPU: ARM Dvalin MP2 ( Mali G31 MP2 ) | Memory: 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage | Operating System: Android 8.1

With plenty of speed and space to utilise, the A95X Max is a cheaper alternative to the infamous Nvidia Shield TV. While it doesn't possess a juicier processor that Nvidia's TV boxes have (duh), its ability to support 4K viewing together with its high RAM, updated processor and GPU makes the A95X Max a great TV box for both gaming and watching your favourite shows.

Not only that, but it's the first TV box to offer screen recording. Moreover, the TV box offers Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity together with 5G support. Such cool, advanced features for a TV box of this price!

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps Apps that feature the latest English, Chinese, Malay and Hindu movie and dramas, local channels such as TV1, 8TV, NTV7, Astro Awani, Korean drama apps, sports channel and more.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes Screen recording, 5G connectivity support, and also SATA 2.5 support to plug in your SSD or HDD!

 

5. T95Z Plus Android Smart TV Box

Price from RM278.00

search Search on Lazada Malaysia shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM278.00
add_circle Pre-installed apps with free accessibility
add_circle Attractive design
add_circle 2GB RAM, Octa-Core processor, and 16GB storage capacity ensure a smooth user experience
remove_circle Some people have experienced language issues upon rebooting the device, but switching back to English is a simple process
remove_circle Audio glitches when Dolby Digital 5.1 is activated

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S912 | GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3 | Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

The T95Z Plus Android Smart TV Box is an ideal option to connect your Smart TV to the world of online browsing. It also offers you a variety of preinstalled Malaysian Apps solely for your local viewing preferences.

With dual WiFi connectivity, this Android TV box has no monthly charges and is programmed with automatic updates on your latest movie and television programmes.

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Store, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, Iflix, NetFlix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Megabox, Popcorn Time, LiveNet TV, Mobdro, Cloud TV, Redbox TV, and a host of Indian, Malay, and Chinese apps.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from other Android TV Boxes The T95Z Plus plays all popular audio and video formats — perfect for music at a party, or showing your friends and family those holiday videos!

 

add_circle Digital display
add_circle Lists of movies and dramas are automatically updated
add_circle Connectible to 5GHz Wi-Fi
remove_circle Slow Internet speed affects the quality of content

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S905W | GPU: Mali-450  | Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

Customised specifically for Asian clientele, the Tx3 Mini TV box is programmed with auto updates on all latest movies and television dramas. With 16GB storage and 2GB memory power, the Tx3 Mini android box will allow you to stream and save hundreds of your favourite shows.

Specifics are highlighted with Kodi 17 and preinstalled with Malaysian apps to make your Android experience more convenient. The 4K Ultra HD on Tx3 Mini will serve you with crystal clear pixel images, a requisite with an amplified visual experience.

Performance Slow
Preinstalled Apps YouTube, Google Play Store, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, Iflix, NetFlix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Megabox, Popcorn Time, KODI. You also get access to numerous English, Chinese, Malay, and Indian viewing apps, as well as a huge number of live-streaming channels.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes This is the most affordable Android TV Box on the market, for the specifications it offers!

 

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7. Minix Neo U9-H AmLogic 

Price from RM650.00

search Search on Shopee Malaysia shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM799.00
add_circle Excellent KODI Krypton performance
add_circle Regular software updates
add_circle Good networking speed
remove_circle Some HDMI handshake issues
remove_circle Expensive for some people

Specs | Processor: Octa Core Cortex A53 Processor | GPU: Mali-820MP3  | Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 6.1

The Minix Neo U9-H is the Android Box to go with if clarity matters to you. It boasts of achieving new heights in terms of viewing, and because of its price-tag, we assume that they’re not messing around. If you like your movies so clear that you can count the blades of grass in it, this is the Android Box for you.

It comes with Dolby Digital Audio technology, so the sound system isn’t too shabby, either. You’re definitely getting what you pay for (and a little more!) with this one.

Performance Average
Preinstalled Apps Google Play, YouTube, APK Installer, Kodi 17.6, IFlix, Netflix, Terrarium TV, Newest Movie HD, Popcorn Time, plus various viewing apps for movies, live sports, cartoons, and documentaries! Korean, Chinese, Malay, and Indian apps are included, too.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes Being an American Android TV box, you can expect a smooth interface and extreme durability! Plus, it works brilliantly with a Dolby Sound System.

 

8. Xiaomi Mi Box S

Price from RM235.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM235.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM235.00
add_circle Brand new remote control with voice control
add_circle Streams 1080p content without any issues
add_circle Google Assistant built-in
add_circle Great value
remove_circle 4K streaming is laggy
remove_circle Not so much of connectivity ports
remove_circle Cast doesn't work when box is off

Specs | Processor: Quad-core Cortex A53 | GPU: Mali 450 | Memory: 2GB RAM, 8GB Storage | Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo

The new version to Xiaomi's beloved Mi Box 3S now has sleek features such as 4K UHD and Dolby DTS surround support. But perhaps what users can look forward to is direct support from Google and Netflix, so you wouldn't have the hassle to download APK instead. It also has built-in Chromecast for easy continuation (send videos from your phone to the big screen). 

Additionally, with 5G support, you can enjoy quick connectivity with your TV box for fast streaming!

Performance Average
Preinstalled Apps Netflix, Youtube, Google Assistant, Chromecast, live channels from Malaysia and internationally.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes A budget option that offers high-end only features such as 4K HDR support, 5G WiFi, Netflix access directly, official Google certification and surround sound output. 

 

9. MXQ 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box

Price from RM95.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM129.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM95.00
add_circle More than 10,000 channels available to access
add_circle Stable Wi-Fi connection
remove_circle Low RAM built-in; takes longer time to load content

Specs | Processor: Rockchip RK3229 | GPU: Mali 450 | Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB Storage | Operating System: Android 5.1

How would you like to triple your viewing pleasure with the MXQ 4K Ultra HD Android TV box? The MXQ offers you a dual pleasure for your television usage with its 4K Ultra HD setup enabling you to discover the high definition clarity of the images on your screen, as well as the watching the latest cinema release through online streaming.

And if that is not enough, the MXQ 4K Ultra HD presents you with more than 10,000 channels, only for your viewing fun. Stream the movies without any hitch and be entertained.

Performance Slow
Preinstalled Apps APK Installer, Android Play Store
Customer Support No
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes You’ve got access to over 10,000 channels — from almost every country, in most common Malaysian languages!

 

10. MXR Pro RK3328

Price from RM258.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM258.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM299.00
add_circle Built-in 4GB RAM for faster performance
add_circle Friendly user interface
remove_circle Poor gaming experience
remove_circle Netflix can only output 480P

Specs | Processor: RK3328 | GPU: Mali 450 | Memory: 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage | Operating System: Android 7.1

The perfect Android Box for those of you with massive televisions, the MXR Pro RK3328 supports up to 4K HD quality. Believe us; invite your friends over for movie night, and they’ll be in no rush to leave!

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps APK Installer, Genesis, YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Store
Customer Support No
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes With the RK3328, you’re guaranteed no remote-to-screen delay when playing with your new toy!

 

11. UBOX 4 Unblock Tech Gen 4

Price from RM468.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM519.00 search Search on Lazada Malaysia
add_circle Comes with a free air-mouse
add_circle 16GB flash RAM
remove_circle Majority of the apps come directly from China and doesn't come with an English translation

Specs | Processor: ARM Cortex A53 | GPU: Mali 400MP2 | Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 5.1

This Android Box is excellent for those of you with a vast variety of devices at home, as it supports tablets, phones, and PCs. No need for complaints — now everyone can connect to this!

Performance Fast
Preinstalled Apps A proprietary app that’ll serve up the best channels all day long, plus UBTV, UVOD, LeTV, and Mango TV.
Customer Support Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes Did we mention the proprietary app? Oh, we did? But did we also mention that you can access it (along with live sports, new movies, and so much more) for free, with no hidden costs? Yeah, we know. Awesome.

 

12. TMall M17 Android Box

Price from RM399.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM569.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM399.00
add_circle Auto-updates are set
add_circle Value for money
remove_circle Only Chinese language featured on the box, hence making things a little difficult in terms of home-use and programming

Specs | Processor: Amlogic S905X | GPU: Mali 450MP5 | Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB Storage | Operating System: Android 5.1

This adorable, cat-inspired Android Box isn’t just great because it’s so cute. It comes fully-loaded with multiple apps that you’re guaranteed to use; all completely free with this purchase! New movies and TV shows are automatically-updated, so you’ll never miss an episode again!

Performance Average
Preinstalled Apps Kodi, TV Add Ons, APK Installer, Android Play Store
Customer Service Yes
Differences from Other Android TV Boxes This one is geared towards Chinese users, so you’ll be able to watch all your Chinese TV shows and movies, with no problem!

 

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