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MX Box Review – Dual Core Android TV Box

MX Box Review – Dual Core Android TV Box
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  • 4 USB Ports
  • WiFi antenna hidden
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If you’re looking for a little media streamer that offers scope beyond just streaming media then this little MX Box is well worth considering.

The MX Android box gets it’s grunt from a dual core 1.5Ghz processor and despite it’s compact size it has lots of ports available.  As well as an SD card slot (up to 32GB) you also get 4 USB ports, very useful for extending the capabilities of this box beyond just streaming.

Hidden in the AV plug is the factory reset button, accessed using a toothpick.

Networking is handled by either WiFi or via wired Ethernet connection.  The WiFi antenna is built into the box, you don’t have anything sticking out externally which means the box is kept nice and tidy.

MX Dual Core Android TV Box

The remote is OK, but be warned it takes ages to type anything out using it as you have to select each letter.  Something like the LG magic remote would be much better for this sort of device as despite having had a TV friendly interface added you still will feel like you need to ‘touch’ the screen.

You can go some way in solving this problem by making use of a wireless keyboard/mouse, something like the Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400, which is a keyboard with a trackpad on it, is perfect for this sort of setup and instantly made the MX Android box a lot more useable, for example web browsing became a lot easier when you can type in addresses/search terms.

Pitched as a media streamer it was surprising that testing various streaming apps provided mixed results: Netflix, Plex, XBMC all worked fine, but neither Google Play or Now TV would stream any content, with Now TV displaying a ‘this box has been modified’ message. However, if Now TV is something you want you’d be better off going with the dedicated £10 NOW TV by Roku.

The MX Android TV box has access to the Google Play (or Amazon) app store allow you access to the hundreds of thousands of apps available, and opening up this Android box for a lot more than just media streaming. For example you can install an office programme and use this as PC replacement to type documents, or for some fun you can install games and use this with a control pad as you’ll see in the video below.

Remember you may need to spend a little extra on peripherals if you want to use a keyboard/mouse/gamepad, and judging by my experience with Now TV not all apps will work, but overall it’s a decent little Android box for the low price.

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MX Android TV Box Review

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PROS
  • 4 USB Ports
  • WiFi antenna hidden
CONS
  • Rubbish remote
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Fire TV Stick 4K Ultra HD with Alexa Voice Remote | streaming media player

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Features

  • The most powerful streaming media stick with a new Wi-Fi antenna design optimized for 4K Ultra HD streaming.
  • Launch and control your favourite movies and TV shows with the Alexa Voice Remote. Use the dedicated power, volume and mute buttons to control your compatible TV, soundbar and receiver.
  • Enjoy brilliant picture with access to 4K Ultra HD, Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+. Experience immersive sound with access to Dolby Atmos on selected Prime Video titles.
  • Enjoy favourites from BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, ITV Hub, All 4, Disney+, Apple TV and others (subscription fees may apply).
  • Experience thousands of apps, Alexa skills and channels plus millions of websites such as Facebook and Reddit.

Logitech K400 Plus Wireless Livingroom Keyboard with Touchpad for Home Theatre PC Connected to TV, Customizable Multi-Media Keys, Windows, Android, Laptop/Tablet, QWERTY UK Layout - Black

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Features

  • Media-Friendly : The K400 plus wireless touchpad keyboard gives you integrated, comfortable, laid-back control of your PC-to-TV entertainment, eliminating the clutter of a separate keyboard and mouse - all from the comfort of your couch
  • Plug-and-Play : Works straight out the box, just plug the Unifying mini-receiver into a USB port and the wireless touchpad keyboard is ready to go - then adjust controls using the Logitech Options Software to save your preferred settings
  • Power-Packed : Built with laid-back control in mind, this wireless keyboard with touchpad has a reliable and long battery life of up to 18 months, including an on-off button to help it go even further
  • Wireless Freedom : Designed for seamless comfort and control, this tv-keyboard boasts a range of up to 10 m (33 feet) wireless connectivity ensuring uninterrupted use, with quiet keys and a large touchpad for easy navigation
  • Reliable Durability : The Logitech wireless keyboard with touchpad comes with a 2-Year manufacturer warranty, ensuring worry-free user experience and long-lasting performance

Cello C4320G 43” Smart Android TV with Freeview Play, Google Assistant, Google Chromecast, 3 x HDMI and 2 x USB | Made in the UK (2020 model)

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Features

  • OFFICIAL ANDROID TV: The all-new smart user interface designed by Google exclusively for TV devices.
  • GOOGLE PLAY STORE: All the most popular apps are either pre-loaded or available for download from the Google Play store for Android TV.
  • ENTERTAINMENT APPS: Easily access Netflix, Prime Video, BBC iPlayer, Disney+, YouTube, ITV Hub, More 4 and Demand 5.
  • GOOGLE ASSISTANT: Just say “Ok Google” or press the mic button on the remote to quickly find the latest movies, check the football scores or control home devices.
  • GOOGLE CHROMECAST: Cast photos, videos, music and other content from your favourite devices straight to the TV.

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Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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