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

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. WABC72. TVA Nouvelle143. ZEE TV214. Bein Sport
2. WCBS73. LCN Nouvelle144. Headlines Today215. Nederland 1
3. WNBC74. Historia Canada145. GMA Pinoy TV216. Neederland 3
4. WIPX75. Canada CBFT146. GMA Life TV217. Sport TV Live HD
5. The Outdoor Channel76. CW11147. Greek Cinema218. Sport TV1 HD
6. Univsion77. Movie Time148. Media Cosmos Greek219. More 4 UK
7. Galavision78. GSN TV149. MBC 3220. E4 UK
8. Tru TV79. Playboy Espanol150. OTV Lebanon221. Nederland 2
9. ABC Family80. Playboy TV151. SANSKAR TV222. Channel 4 London
10. UFC WWE BOXING81. XCITE152. G Punjab223 Sport TV 2 HD
11. Unimax82. Juicy153. Sony AATH224. BBC TWO
12. Univision Sport83. RKTV154. KIRAN TV226. ITV London
13. Encore Suspense84. Hustler TV155. Art America227. BBC One
14. Azteca America Este85. XTSY156. Iqraa TV228. BBC Four
15. Fox Desportes86. RDI157. Express news229. Bein Espanol
16. Nicelodeon Teen87. HBO 1158. SET USA230. SKY Sports F1
17. Soap Net88. OWN159. TV Asia231. SKY Sports 2
18. CNN89. Nickelodeon160. Sahara one232. SKY Sports 3
19. Cine Latino90. Series Plus161. B4U Music234. BT Sport 1
20. Baby TV91. arTV162. AAJTAK235. BT Sport 2
21. Telemnudo92. CinePop163. TARA Music236. TBS
22. History Channel En Espanol93. Zeste164. Hayatcine237. Good Life Israel
23 ESPN ESP94. H2165. Kahera238. Kalaignar TV
24. Encore Action95. KAIRALI166 AL Yawm239. Globo TV
25. USA Network96. NTV167. ALHAYATAdded New Channels
26. Comedy Central 97. Channel I168. Arabica Music240. RPT 2
27. HBO 298. CENE Bangla169. ARY Zauq241. RPT Informacao
28. QTV99. GEO170. Zing USA242. Euro Sport
29. Galavision100. AAG TV URDU171. ETV Bangla243. Sky Sports 4
30. UMU101. Sony Mix Hindi172. Art Hekayat244. SIC KIDS
31. RAI News102. SURYA Malayalam173. Sony SAB USA245. Porto Canal
32. Tarab103. Times Now Hindi174. MH One246. Channel 5 UK
33. MLife TV104. Zoom Hindi175. Maasranga TV247. TV124
34. Ary Muzik105. MTV176. Alahly TV248. CBeebies BBC
35. APCLR106. ASTHA177. GEO TV USA249. ESPN US
36. Jus One107. Sirripoli Tamil178. ARY Digital USA250. ESPN News
37. Univision108. Kalagnar TV Tamil179. PTV251. ESPN 2
38. CTV Toronto109. ABH JN180. TV one Global252. OMNI 1
39. NBC110. Star Vijay International181. ARY News253. OMNI 2
40. HGTV111. SUNTV Tamil182. Zee Cinema254. Epix Drive-In
41. CBS Seattle 112. KTV Tamil183. SETMX255. Super Channel 1
42. MFEST113. Israeli Network184. ZEE Business256. Super Channel 2
43. MFUN114. ISRakids TV185. Willow TV257. Fox Soccer Plus
44 HBO Canada West115. Star Plus Hindi186. Zee Smile258. Al Arabiya
45. TSN116. Life OK TV187. BGMG259. MBC
46. Teletoon117. ATN Bangla188. Zee Kannada260. Nile Drama
47. TVS118. BBC American189. PFC261. Dream 2
48. RDS2119. ART MV190. One World Sports262. Al Jadeed
49 Global Montreal120. Al Jazeera News191. Antenna 1 Greece263. NBN
50. TreeHouse TV121. FUTUR192. RAI Italia 2264. Abu Dhabi 1
51. E! Entertainment122. Dandana TV193. ABC HD265. MBC Masr
52. TOONF123. JUS Punjab194. FOX HD266. NOURSAT
53. Documentary124. RAI World Premium195. Animal Planet HD267. MBC Drama
54. Golf Channel125. CTS196. Food Nework HD268. Aapka Colors
55. G4 Tech TV126. MTV AL Lubnaniya197. TV ASP269. Sahara Filmy
56 GOLTV127. AGHAPY TV198. EQ HD270. Dunya TV
57. Travel + Escape128. AAJUSA199. A&E HD271. TV9 Gujarat
58. ESPN Classic129. GET Punjabi200. TMN Encore Movies HD272. Alpha etc Punjabi
59. Discovery Science130. JAYA Plus201. Military Channels273. PTC Punjabi
60. ABC Spark131. ASIA Net USA202. Tamil Vision274. Get Punjabi
61. Showcase C132. Asia Net Plus203. RDS HD275. JAYA TV
62. ABC World News133. Asia Net News204. WILD TV276. JAYA Max
63. TCM134. Asia net Movies205. Investigation Discovery277. JAYA Movie
64. Sports Net Pacific135. MRNGA206. National Geographic278. Bangla Vision
65. Vision TV136. Record207. NBA TV America HD279. TV Columbia
66. PBS E137. SIC Noticias208. Sportsman Channel280. Univision Deportes 2
67. The Fight Network138. SIC209. Pasiones Estados Unidos281. Band International
68. TSN M139. NDTV210. TLC HD282. Band News
69. CNN Espanol140. NDTV Good times211. FX HD283. Visat Explorer
70. Disney Junior141. SUN Music212. CBC Montreal284. TV1
71. SRC-M142. ADITHYA TV213. Ultisma Argentina

Theather In a Box provided Jynxbox Live for review.

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Jota
Jota
6 years ago

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!

Sparta
Sparta
5 years ago

1080p@Jota

Sparta
Sparta
5 years ago

U get everything depends on the country as well@Jota

Elliott
Elliott
5 years ago

Will this work in South America (Chile) and how many South American channels are there ?

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