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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
|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.|
|Differences from Other Android TV Boxes||Has updated OS and bigger storage space!|
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.
|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.|
|Differences from Other Android TV Boxes||With vents all over this Android TV Box, you're at no risk of it overheating!|
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.
|Preinstalled Apps||YouTube, Google Play Movies, Play Music, Spotify, Netflix, Kodi and more.|
|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!|
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!
|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.|
|Differences from Other Android TV Boxes||Screen recording, 5G connectivity support, and also SATA 2.5 support to plug in your SSD or HDD!|
|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.|
|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!|
Price from RM120.00
|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.|
|Differences from Other Android TV Boxes||This is the most affordable Android TV Box on the market, for the specifications it offers!|
|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.|
|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.|
|Preinstalled Apps||Netflix, Youtube, Google Assistant, Chromecast, live channels from Malaysia and internationally.|
|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.|
|Preinstalled Apps||APK Installer, Android Play Store|
|Differences from Other Android TV Boxes||You’ve got access to over 10,000 channels — from almost every country, in most common Malaysian languages!|
|Preinstalled Apps||APK Installer, Genesis, YouTube, Netflix, Google Play Store|
|Differences from Other Android TV Boxes||With the RK3328, you’re guaranteed no remote-to-screen delay when playing with your new toy!|
|Preinstalled Apps||A proprietary app that’ll serve up the best channels all day long, plus UBTV, UVOD, LeTV, and Mango TV.|
|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.|
|Preinstalled Apps||Kodi, TV Add Ons, APK Installer, Android Play Store|
|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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