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Best Android TV Box in 2017 That Works with Kodi

Last Updated On: June 21, 2017

In the Retro Styled Era, the Black and White TV ruled over all the world. But as the times passed, the technology more produced. Because of developed technology, the colored TV was invented and took it the place of Black and White TV.  But this is the 21st century and it is the century of revolution of the world. Today, the smart TV rules over the whole world. Let’s think one step ahead of it, there is an Android TV Box. And it will rule in coming years. But, a problem is that No one really knows what an Android TV Box is? And, there is no general definition for it. So, here we are coming with a discussion on Best Android TV Box in 2017 That Works with Kodi.

By which, we are trying to give you the right information about an Android TV Box. Let’s get started here!!

What is an Android TV Box?

It is a small set-top box about the size of Apple TV Box that runs on Google’s Android operating system. Means it is an incredible and flexible device that allows you to stream to TV over the internet.

These Android TV boxes come to market themselves as Kodi or XBMC devices. On eBay.com, you can find many devices calling themselves Android TV boxes. And it needs to unlock or preloaded with hundreds of channels and free content. These devices are technically illegal in a specific territory. The Android TV boxes start to show their magic in legal territory. Many of Technology lovers hoping to follow the easiest route to purchase these devices. But, the Kodi platform is not illegal to use.

What is Kodi?

The Kodi was invented by the Microsoft for the Xbox gaming zone. It is also known as the Xbox Media Center (XBMC). After some years, it is known as Kodi. The Kodi has made the proper impression on everyone who wants to share media from their home. It provides you to access for streaming media content like videos, music, and images. It also provides access to many more things that you can’t ever think about.

The Kodi is also useful to store videos, music or images, and you can see it again anytime. The Kodi is an android bases application. You can download it from the Google play store for free, it means the Kodi is a free Open-Source Software. You can run that stored content on your any device like TV, Laptop, Mobiles or Tablet on other devices.

Best Android TV Box in 2017 That Works with Kodi:

Best Android TV Box in 2017 That Works with Kodi

1.) NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro Home Media:

The NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro offers better performance for beginners. It includes Tegra X1 processor. It has 256 GPU cores, multicore 64-bit CPU, and advanced 4K video capabilities. And that is a most advanced mobile processor created that is delivering 34x better performance than Apple TV. It also provides 8x better performance than Amazon Fire TV.

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro allows you to stream the 4K HDR videos smoothly for limitless entertainment. Also, you can watch movies or shows, enjoy music, or play thousands of games. You can control every experience with your voice using Google’s revolutionary search technology. It is everything you want in one game-changing device that is 3X faster than rivals.


The best thing about NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro is the pair of controllers. They both feature Google’s voice search technology, and they are both equally amazing in their features. One is meant for gaming, while the second one is compact and optimized for multimedia.

2.) Amazon Fire TV Stick:

If you are looking for Android TV box solution, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is the perfect answer. It works similarly to Amazon Fire TV. In which, the little HDMI dongle can be stuffed with a Kodi and plugged into the back of your TV. So you can stream the video or audio without any disturbances.

Compared to the Amazon Fire TV, the Fire TV has lacks of expandable storage. It comes with 1GB RAM. Because of lacks of expandable storage, it is a little trickier to get Kodi running reliably on it. The Amazon Fire TV Stick currently does not output to 4K. Although a4K compatible Stick is available in the US. So it comes to the UK next year. Without installing Kodi, the Amazon Fire TV can do a lot.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

You can watch TV episodes and movies, enjoy more apps, games. You can listen to millions of songs are available to stream on Amazon Fire TV. All Amazon Prime members get free storage in Amazon Drive. You can store your photo collections and more.

3.) Xiaomi Mi Box:

The Xiaomi has decided to make an Android TV Box. They have produced a XiaomiMi Box.It is an amazing than another Android TV Box. We are ensuring that this Xiaomi Mi Box will never disappoint you.

Its better performance will always joint with it.  All their products are attractive in design and very affordable in Price. The Xiaomi Mi Box has an excellent Design Awards, and it beats the Amazon Fire TV. The Mi Box hits the Amazon Fire TV with its affordable price.

Xiaomi Mi Box

The Xiaomi Mi Box supports 4K and HDR video playback. It comes with a small Bluetooth voice remote for supporting the Google Cast. Also, compatible with other Xiaomi products, including their Bluetooth Gamepad. The Xiaomi Mi Box has a 2.0 GHz Cortex A53 Quad Core Processor that will help in the better performance.

It has a 2GB RAM and 8 GB Flash storage. The Xiaomi Mi Box shipped with Android 6.0. You can also download the Official Kodi Application from the Google Play Store.


The MINIX NEO U1 is the best media box that is also known as the ultimate home entertainment hub. The Moto of NEO U1 is to bring a world of entertainment online in your living room. It provides you a facility of web browsing, Running Ultra HD video and exact time streaming. It also offers you local media playback capability port, Internet radio, and audio streaming services, Android gaming, etc.


This MINIX NEO U1 is built for delivering the better cinematic experience. It is the first Media Hub for Android to support video output up to 4K at 60Hz. The main advantage of this MINIX product is to achieve ultra-sharp 4K and enhanced media playback quality. It runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1 OS. You can also update it with the latest OS. And, is also popular for its perfection, and its sleek and compact design.

5.) Matricom G-Box Q Square: 

The Matricom G-Box Q2 is a modified version of the Matricom G-Box Q1. The G-Box Q2 comes with a faster processor, better GPU, and more memory storage space. The combination of the S812 CPU paired with the powerful Mali-450 GPU makes it possible to play 4K content. And you can play all the latest Android games without any disturbances. Because of 16 GB of internal space, you will be able to download many games and apps that you want. And there is room to spare for other content like Pictures, Audio, Video, and many other data.

Matricom G-Box Q Square

According to the Matricom, the box was developed with Kodi. Due to which, it runs smoothly. The Matricom provides an excellent free 1 Year warranty.


From above, you can choose any of the Android TV Box as per your wish. We hope that you may like this discussion to choose your favorite Android TV which works with Kodi. Do let us also share your views about the discussion.

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About Mukesh Chauhan

Mukesh Chauhan is an Engineering Student, who loves to write about technology and gadgets. Currently he is studying and working as an Editor on Theandroidportal.com