We are in the business of manufacturing and programming Android Set Top Boxes and Android/LINUX XBMC/KODI Media Centre Players. We currently sell various models with different software.
What is an Android Set Top Box?
An Android Set Top Box is a small miniature computer that is powered by the Android operating system.
An Android Set Top Box connects to your TV in one of two ways. They can connect to an older TV with an A/V (Audio / Video, Yellow Red and White RCA connections) and connects to newer televisions with an HDMI Cable.
Android Set Top Boxes also have a range of other connections and ports that can be used for various things.
USB ports – Android Set Top Boxes usually come with at least one USB port. This port can be used for a wide range of things. Some of the most common are connecting a wireless keyboard or mouse to the unit, Connecting a flash or jump drive to the unit, connecting an external hard drive to the unit and using a flash drive to add or save data files to.
SPDIF & Optical Audio Outputs – Most Android Set Top Boxes have one of these additional audio outputs. These are mainly used by people who have a home audio system outside of their television. Most users use the audio that comes from the standard HDMI cable. These extra audio ports offer versatility when setting up an Android Set Top Box.
HDMI – Every Android Set Top Box should come with an HDMI output. If you are unfamiliar with what an HDMI connection it is basically an all in one connection that connects an Android Set Top Box to a flat screen TV. An HDMI connection transfers the high quality video and sound from the Android Set Top Box to the TV in one easy connection. HDMI cables are able to transfer a huge amount of video and audio data seamlessly. It has become the gold standard in audio and video connections.
Android is an extremely popular operating system for more than one billion devices. With Android, you can use all the Google Apps from the constantly growing Google Play Store. With an Android TV Box you can get access to all of these apps direct to your television.
So, if there’s an app in the Google Play Store, you can get it on your Android TV Box. This may be gaming apps, streaming apps, educational apps, the possibilities are endless. With an Android TV Box you can choose your apps, your way for a completely unique experience.
Of course which apps you choose to download is totally down to you. If you are looking for an app for TV and Movie streaming then the choices are there for you to able to download it. If you are looking for maybe Sports content, then the choice is there for you to be able to download anything yourself.
Popular apps such as Kodi, Aptoide and many more are all available for you to download. With an Android TV Box the possibilities are endless for you to download and to decide what you want to watch and when you want to watch it, so anyone can become a cord cutter.
This is why many people are turning to Smart TV Boxes as a cord cutting solution for saving money.
So besides the standard ports and connections, what exactly can an Android Set Top Box do?
Android Set Top Boxes are extremely versatile in what they can do. One of the main things that they do is turn your standard TV into an Android tablet. What this means is that you are able to do everything you can do on an Android tablet or phone, you can now do on your home television. Everything from reading emails, surfing the internet, playing games, checking and posting to social media sites and with the SkystreamX you can watch all of your favorite TV Shows, Movies and Live sporting events.
Basically an Android Set Top Box turns your TV into a personal computer. It eliminates the need to buy an expensive PC or laptop and then connecting them to your TV. No long load times, no viruses.
Unlike proprietary software and user interfaces like the Roku box, Android Set Top Boxes run the open source and highly customizable Android operating system. What this means for the end user is that they can customize anything and everything on their unit. So unlike the Roku units that only do one thing an Android Set Top Box can be set up to do whatever you want it to do.
So that is a quick over view on what an Android Set Top Box can do and how it can turn your TV into a smart TV and can unlock all of the things you can do on a big screen TV instead of a tiny screen.
Here at iStreamBOX we believe that Android Set Top Boxes are the future of TV viewing and personal computers. So if you want to step into the future and unlock your TV’s full potential we highly recommend purchasing various models we stock and sell.
Many people have been looking for an alternative to cable in the past few years, and for good reason. Cable TV and Satellite TV providers have been raising rates consistently. People are starting to ask themselves if they are getting ripped off each month by the cable company.
People started researching what other options are out there. In the beginning there was Roku, Netflix and Apple TV. That was about it. But in the past few years companies began harnessing the open source platform and customizability of the Android platform to make Android TV Boxes. These XBMC Android Boxes use Androids customizability to bring TV to millions of people using programs such as XBMC, ShowBox and VideoMix.
An XBMC Android Box comes with a version of XBMC (X Box Media Center, Now named KODI) on it. XBMC is a very powerful media center program that can be used in a lot of different ways. But for most people who are looking to buy an XBMC Android Box they are looking to watch TV Shows, Movies and Live Sports.
XBMC can be very tricky to program and learn how to find and add all of the useful XBMC Addons. Some people spend hours trying to program and install XBMC addons that actually find and play the type of video content that most users are looking for. Other issues that can come up when trying to install XBMC on an Android device is if your device has Hardware Decoding and hardware acceleration capabilities. I won’t get too far into what both of those are, but if your device doesn’t have those capabilities in the firmware your XBMC is going to struggle to play video.
All of these possible problems can be very daunting for an average person who is looking to buy an XBMC Android Box. This is where iStreamBOX come into play. Our XBMC Android/LINUX Boxes have been programmed by professional programmers that have over 10 years of combined XBMC experience with custom user interface and menu.
We take great pride in our programming and testing of our XBMC Android Boxes. We know that we have the best XBMC Android Box on the market today and that they will satisfy your needs in the area of cutting cable.
We hope that you take the plunge and finally cut your cable bill and save hundreds each month. We also hope that you will make the smart decision and buy the best XBMC Android Box on the market hands down!
iStreamBOX is in no way affiliated with XBMC/KODI.