MK808B Plus Android HDMI TV Stick Based on Amlogic S805 Sells for $36

You can get a cheap an decent H.265 capable Android TV box for less than $50 with MXQ S85, but MK808B Plus may be the cheapest H.265 capable player on the market, as the Amlogic S805 based Android TV stick sells for just $35.99 on Aliexpress including shipping (promotion valid for 6 days). [Update: Apparently the seller “changed his mind”, and nobody could actually buy for $35.99, so the best option is with GeekBuying for $39.99, also a promotion for the first 1,000 pieces or 10 days whichever comes first] [Update Dec 9, 2014: Promotion for $29.99 on Gearbest with MK808BCN coupon valid until January 9, 2015].

MK808B Plus specifications:

  • SoC – Amlogic S805 quad core ARM Cortex A5 @ 1.5GHz with quad core Mali-450MP GPU
  • System Memory – 1 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 8 GB NAND flash + micro SD slot up to 32GB
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Video & Audio Output – HDMI 1.4b (female)
  • USB – 1x USB 2.0 ports + 1x mini USB OTG port + 1x mini USB for power
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 88 x 32 x 16 mm
  • Weight – 30 grams

The device ships with a micro USB OTG adapter, an HDMI cable, a power adapter with a USB cable, and a user’s manual. Compared to full-size Amlogic S805 players, you’ll lose Ethernet, optical S/PDIF, and usually one or two USB ports. It runs Android 4.4 with the MediaBox user interface, and is pre-loaded XBMC just like its big brothers.

The normal price is $45 to $50, and after the promo ends it can also be purchased on Ebay, Aliexpress, and GeekBuying. The latter will start a promotion on November 19 (tomorrow) selling the device for $39,99.

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37 Replies to “MK808B Plus Android HDMI TV Stick Based on Amlogic S805 Sells for $36”

  1. @Anis
    @Roel

    I believe Amlogic M8 SoC is pretty good platform for running full featured Linux. Only problem is at the moment that Mali does not support OpenGL (not ES) HW acceleration which is used in X11 windowing system. Last info I have is that Amlogic engineers are working on that part too and probably we will have full flavor Ubuntu running on Amlogic.

    Meanwhile, you can search for WeTek Lubuntu release (posted here on cnx). WeTek guys managed to get Lubuntu running on their MX device, but w/o OpenGL acceleration.

  2. Roel :
    Does it support cec through hdmi?
    A pitty there is no real linux community around the amlogic soc’s.

    amlogic didn’t provide mali drivers build for x.org
    but now they provide armhf build
    so it isn’t big problem to make working ubuntu build for this device

  3. @adem
    “But it was obsolete before I opened the box.
    You say you’ve had your desktop for over a week?
    Throw that junk away, man, it’s an antique.
    Your laptop is a month old? Well that’s great,
    If you could use a nice, heavy paperweight.”

  4. Geek buying get the first bulk sale, there is no other seller who can proceed the order, so if you order yours from aliexpress, please make sure contact the seller to confirm if he can proceed the order. and the 35usd price is also wrong, that is lower than the cost, it’s a shame, aliexpress!

  5. @cnxsoft

    S805 by ref. schematics from AMLogic supports maximum 1 GB DDR III, and they recommend from 512 MB to 1 GB to be used.

  6. Does anyone knows what kind of deinterlacing algorithm do these Amlogic 802, 805, 812 Soc use? BOB, Motion Adapter, Vector Adaptive?

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