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Mini Review of Jynxbox Live, a $350 Android Live TV Streaming Box

December 27th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

A few days ago I showed some unboxing pictures and videos for Jynxbox Android M6 and Jynxbox Live, followed by Jynxbox Android M6 review, and today I’ll quickly review Jynxbox Live, an Android TV Box that based on Rockchip RK3066 (full specs available in unboxing post) that can stream over 200 live TV channels after install a Live TV app / crack, and happens to cost a “mere” $350 allegedly because it give access to these live TV channels.

Jynxbox_LiveFrom the outside, Jynxbox Live looks very much like any other Android TV box, with HDMI, Ethernet, S/PDIF, three USB ports, a micro SD slot, a few LEDs, and a Wi-Fi antenna. To get started I’ve connected the provided HDMI cable to the box and my TV, as well as an Ethernet cable, before powering up the device with the USB power supply. After a few seconds wait, you’ll get the Windows 8 Metro like interface shown below.

Jynxbox_Live_Interface

YouTube, Hulu Plus, Vimeo are pre-installed, and about 20 extra apps such as Netflix, ShadowGun are available via JynxMarket. The Video icons let you play files from a micro SD card, or USB drive, and the Settings menu takes you to the standard Android Settings. In the “About device” section, the box is called Jynxbox_LiveV2, and runs Android 4.2.2.

In the unboxing post, you’ll have noticed a remote control with many buttons such as PVR, DVR info, VOD, Record. etc…, but these are not used at all with this system.

The pre-installed fimware does not justify the $350 price tag at all, but Jynxbox Live manufacturer must have seen Simple.TV DVR selling for $400 by legally providing lifetime live TV via ATSC/Cable tuners as well as recording services, and decided they could just do something similar by providing a Live TV app / crack? to provide Internet based Live TV for $350. However, I’m doubtful of the legality of the whole thing, maybe not for all channels, but at least a few of them.

For review purpose, I tried to install the Live TV app, and it replaced the Video icon, by Live TV, but I can only access 10 channels, and none of them will stream. I also get a message saying “download file failed” when I start the live TV app. I’m guessing the URL may be blocked where I live, as it’s working for other people.

You can have a look at Jynxbox Live device, its user interface, and available apps in the short video below.

If you want to learn more about Live TV app, you can watch the video showing how to install Live TV, and read some impressions from DDSPROS forums. According to one user from this forum nearly 300 channels are currently available:

1. WABC 72. TVA Nouvelle 143. ZEE TV 214. Bein Sport
2. WCBS 73. LCN Nouvelle 144. Headlines Today 215. Nederland 1
3. WNBC 74. Historia Canada 145. GMA Pinoy TV 216. Neederland 3
4. WIPX 75. Canada CBFT 146. GMA Life TV 217. Sport TV Live HD
5. The Outdoor Channel 76. CW11 147. Greek Cinema 218. Sport TV1 HD
6. Univsion 77. Movie Time 148. Media Cosmos Greek 219. More 4 UK
7. Galavision 78. GSN TV 149. MBC 3 220. E4 UK
8. Tru TV 79. Playboy Espanol 150. OTV Lebanon 221. Nederland 2
9. ABC Family 80. Playboy TV 151. SANSKAR TV 222. Channel 4 London
10. UFC WWE BOXING 81. XCITE 152. G Punjab 223 Sport TV 2 HD
11. Unimax 82. Juicy 153. Sony AATH 224. BBC TWO
12. Univision Sport 83. RKTV 154. KIRAN TV 226. ITV London
13. Encore Suspense 84. Hustler TV 155. Art America 227. BBC One
14. Azteca America Este 85. XTSY 156. Iqraa TV 228. BBC Four
15. Fox Desportes 86. RDI 157. Express news 229. Bein Espanol
16. Nicelodeon Teen 87. HBO 1 158. SET USA 230. SKY Sports F1
17. Soap Net 88. OWN 159. TV Asia 231. SKY Sports 2
18. CNN 89. Nickelodeon 160. Sahara one 232. SKY Sports 3
19. Cine Latino 90. Series Plus 161. B4U Music 234. BT Sport 1
20. Baby TV 91. arTV 162. AAJTAK 235. BT Sport 2
21. Telemnudo 92. CinePop 163. TARA Music 236. TBS
22. History Channel En Espanol 93. Zeste 164. Hayatcine 237. Good Life Israel
23 ESPN ESP 94. H2 165. Kahera 238. Kalaignar TV
24. Encore Action 95. KAIRALI 166 AL Yawm 239. Globo TV
25. USA Network 96. NTV 167. ALHAYAT Added New Channels
26. Comedy Central 97. Channel I 168. Arabica Music 240. RPT 2
27. HBO 2 98. CENE Bangla 169. ARY Zauq 241. RPT Informacao
28. QTV 99. GEO 170. Zing USA 242. Euro Sport
29. Galavision 100. AAG TV URDU 171. ETV Bangla 243. Sky Sports 4
30. UMU 101. Sony Mix Hindi 172. Art Hekayat 244. SIC KIDS
31. RAI News 102. SURYA Malayalam 173. Sony SAB USA 245. Porto Canal
32. Tarab 103. Times Now Hindi 174. MH One 246. Channel 5 UK
33. MLife TV 104. Zoom Hindi 175. Maasranga TV 247. TV124
34. Ary Muzik 105. MTV 176. Alahly TV 248. CBeebies BBC
35. APCLR 106. ASTHA 177. GEO TV USA 249. ESPN US
36. Jus One 107. Sirripoli Tamil 178. ARY Digital USA 250. ESPN News
37. Univision 108. Kalagnar TV Tamil 179. PTV 251. ESPN 2
38. CTV Toronto 109. ABH JN 180. TV one Global 252. OMNI 1
39. NBC 110. Star Vijay International 181. ARY News 253. OMNI 2
40. HGTV 111. SUNTV Tamil 182. Zee Cinema 254. Epix Drive-In
41. CBS Seattle 112. KTV Tamil 183. SETMX 255. Super Channel 1
42. MFEST 113. Israeli Network 184. ZEE Business 256. Super Channel 2
43. MFUN 114. ISRakids TV 185. Willow TV 257. Fox Soccer Plus
44 HBO Canada West 115. Star Plus Hindi 186. Zee Smile 258. Al Arabiya
45. TSN 116. Life OK TV 187. BGMG 259. MBC
46. Teletoon 117. ATN Bangla 188. Zee Kannada 260. Nile Drama
47. TVS 118. BBC American 189. PFC 261. Dream 2
48. RDS2 119. ART MV 190. One World Sports 262. Al Jadeed
49 Global Montreal 120. Al Jazeera News 191. Antenna 1 Greece 263. NBN
50. TreeHouse TV 121. FUTUR 192. RAI Italia 2 264. Abu Dhabi 1
51. E! Entertainment 122. Dandana TV 193. ABC HD 265. MBC Masr
52. TOONF 123. JUS Punjab 194. FOX HD 266. NOURSAT
53. Documentary 124. RAI World Premium 195. Animal Planet HD 267. MBC Drama
54. Golf Channel 125. CTS 196. Food Nework HD 268. Aapka Colors
55. G4 Tech TV 126. MTV AL Lubnaniya 197. TV ASP 269. Sahara Filmy
56 GOLTV 127. AGHAPY TV 198. EQ HD 270. Dunya TV
57. Travel + Escape 128. AAJUSA 199. A&E HD 271. TV9 Gujarat
58. ESPN Classic 129. GET Punjabi 200. TMN Encore Movies HD 272. Alpha etc Punjabi
59. Discovery Science 130. JAYA Plus 201. Military Channels 273. PTC Punjabi
60. ABC Spark 131. ASIA Net USA 202. Tamil Vision 274. Get Punjabi
61. Showcase C 132. Asia Net Plus 203. RDS HD 275. JAYA TV
62. ABC World News 133. Asia Net News 204. WILD TV 276. JAYA Max
63. TCM 134. Asia net Movies 205. Investigation Discovery 277. JAYA Movie
64. Sports Net Pacific 135. MRNGA 206. National Geographic 278. Bangla Vision
65. Vision TV 136. Record 207. NBA TV America HD 279. TV Columbia
66. PBS E 137. SIC Noticias 208. Sportsman Channel 280. Univision Deportes 2
67. The Fight Network 138. SIC 209. Pasiones Estados Unidos 281. Band International
68. TSN M 139. NDTV 210. TLC HD 282. Band News
69. CNN Espanol 140. NDTV Good times 211. FX HD 283. Visat Explorer
70. Disney Junior 141. SUN Music 212. CBC Montreal 284. TV1
71. SRC-M 142. ADITHYA TV 213. Ultisma Argentina

Theather In a Box provided Jynxbox Live for review.

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  1. Jota
    December 28th, 2013 at 09:02 | #1

    The fundamental questions here are:
    1) video quality (720p, 1080p,??)
    2) channel stability (slow to load, hangs on play, etc)
    3) future channel availability
    If all answers are positive, then the $350 buying price is very cheap!

  2. Sparta
    November 18th, 2014 at 23:15 | #2

    1080p@Jota

  3. Sparta
    November 18th, 2014 at 23:16 | #3

    U get everything depends on the country as well@Jota

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