TV box manufacturers should move and more more from Android to Android TV operating systems, so we can expect cheaper TV boxes offering an Android TV experience.
One of those device is Nexbox A95X Pro that sells for $37.99 on GeekBuying (pre-orders shipping in about 4 days), and also happens to support Netflix HD (720p). [Update: The promo on GeekBuying appears to be over, but it’s now available on GearBest for $36.99 with coupon GBA95X1]
- SoC – Amlogic S905W quad core Arm Cortex-A53 processor with Arm Mali-450MP GPU
- System Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 16GB eMMC flash, micro SD card slot
- Video Output – HDMI up to 4K @ 30 Hz, AV port (composite)
- Video – 4K 30 fps H.265, 4K 30 fps VP9 Profile-2, MPEG1/2/4, H.264, HD AVC/VC1, RM/RMVB, Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6, RealVideo8/9/10
- Audio Output – Via HDMI and AV ports, coaxial S/PDIF port
- Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi (2.4 GHz only)
- USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports
- Misc – Power/standby LED
- Power Supply – 5V/2A
- Dimensions – TBD
The device runs Android TV (no exact version listed) with OTA firmware update support, and ships with a voice enabled remote control, a power sdapter, a HDMI Cable , and a user’s manual.
The box comes with 2GB RAM, so performance should be decent for watching videos, although video output and decoding is limited to 4K 30 Hz with Amlogic S905W processor, so if you have 4K content at 60fps, videos may not play smoothly. Bear in mind that another Nexbox A95X Pro has also been selling for a while, but it’s based on Amlogic S905X processor running Android 6.0 operating system, and comes with a standard IR remote control (no voice support), so double-check if you plan on purchasing Nexbox A95X Pro with Android TV. I could not find the latter outside of GeekBuying for now, but I’m sure other sellers will eventually offer it too.
Thanks to theguyuk for the tip.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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Another one (that’s already out of pre-order when shipping from China, but looks to have a crappy remote :p) seems to be this one: https://www.geekbuying.com/item/MECOOL-M8S-PRO-W-S905W-2GB-16GB-TV-Box-with-Voice-Control-391693.html
The Android TV version ships from Germany and China. The Italy and Spain version are the non-voice control version and don’t list Android TV, but just Android 7.1. I haven’t ordered it, but you seem to be correct that some cheap manufacturers are moving from Android to Android TV 🙂
The thing to watch with Mecool, is double check it is the version and remote you want. The get bundled a lot and several models use similar names.
This s912 Android 7, claims better audio.
Type: M8S PRO
Hardware & OS OS: Mecool OS based on Android 7.1
CPU: Amlogic S912 64 bit Octa core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU
GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3 GPU up to 750MHz (DVFS)
Storage SDRAM: 2GB DDR4
FLASH: 16GB EMMC Flash
Communication WiFi: Built in 2.4G/5G Support IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac QCA9377
Blutooth: Bluetooth 4.1+HS
LAN Ethernet: 10/100M
Media Video decorder: H.265 4K @60fps 10btis, VP9 Profile 2, H.264 4K @30fps, AVS+ 1080P @60fps
Video encorder: H.264 1080P @60fps
HDR: HDR 10, HLG HDR
Decoder format: HD MPEG1/2/4,H.265/HEVC , HD AVC/VC-1,RM/RMVB,Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 ,RealVideo8/9/10
Media format: Avi/Rm/Rmvb/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg
Music format: MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/DDP/TrueHD/HD/FLAC/APE
Photo format: HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
TV Center based on KODI 17.0
However, as the specs say, it’s not Android TV. So it’s a bit besides to point I’m making 😉
Can anybody confirm that all the Amlogic boxes with Android TV have a locked bootloader? No flashing, no modding, no rooting.
Amlogic going forward seem to be moving to Android TV
they made 49.99usd now
Back to $39.99 on GeekBuying, but it’s $36.99 on GearBest @ https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box/pp_1801352.html with coupon GBA95X1
Is it certificated by Google?
It should be, and there are a bunch of OEM Android TV devices @ https://sites.google.com/view/droid-tv/oem?authuser=0
That’s an independent website, not an official website. Nexbox is not listed (yet), so better wait for feedback from users or reviewers first.
Thank you for the link
From the reviews on TY, it doesn’t look like Android TV at all
That’s because those are other versions of the TV box. The one above was still for pre-order a few days ago, so I doubt any reviewers had time to post a review yet.
description on gearbest says android 7.1 not android tv, somone asked question if it is android tv, gearbest answered it’s android 7.1
Hmm, that’s confusing. Better wait for reviews.
It is down to $36.99 on Geekbuying again. It says on the site that is ‘based on’ Android TV OS
“Android TV OS
Nexbox A95X Pro TV Box is based on the Android TV OS, with high speed and smooth performance, designed to turn your regular TV into a smart one.”
I bought an R-TV BOX MINI+ a few months ago for accessing NETFLIX and streaming TV on demand. The device freezes sometimes and I find it annoying when I need to type in a program name with the clunky virtual keyboard. With some apps (including NETFLIX) the bottom of the display is clipped, a significant problem.
I’m thinking of replacing it, probably with an Android TV box with voice remote such as this Nexbox A95X Pro or the MECOOL M8S PRO W.
Is the voice remote a genuine advance in user convenience and operability or is it just another gimmick offering no real advantage?
Is this device run Iptv which Requires subscription!!!!
Most Android boxes can run IPTV and you can get IPTV free, no subscription.
Where I can get the stock firmware to this? I’ve bricked mine…
You need to know which version you have, hardware and original Android version.
Have you asked the supplier you bought it from?
Also ask on Nexbox website