- What is an Android TV Box
- The Purpose of a TV Box
- How does TV Box work?
Many people lack knowledge about Android TV box, this article contains the details on the Android TV box. After reading this, most of the questions will be answered especially on what they do, the difference between these products and other products on the market.
An Android TV box is a small, affordable media box that connects to a Television and plays movies, TV shows and Applications such as games. Android TV box allows a wide range of users, from surfing the web to streaming video straight to your TV.
The Android TV Box uses an Android operating system, the same as the system that is found in smartphones, tablets and millions of other devices in the world. On the other hand, other same products use different Operating systems depending on the production company, for example, Apple TV, Roku TV and windows. They all achieve pretty much the same thing but use slightly different hardware and software approaches.
Majority use different terminology towards TV boxes for instance, in social media groups and sites. Here are some of the terms, Streaming media device, IPTV box, Set-top boxes, Media Streamer, HTPC, Kodi Box and Android TV box. Basically, these are the same type of devices for example, for cars there are different brands, for instance, Toyota, Mazda, Honda, etc. The name of this product depends on where you come from. In North America there are called Streaming devices, in Europe, there are generally called Kodi Boxes or Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), in Asia, there are called TV boxes. In the same line, TV boxes can also be called Mini – TV because they can do everything your Desktop or Laptop can do.
Purpose of a TV box
The purpose of a TV box is to provide easy access to one’s favourite content on Television as it is on a Smartphone. One can access the likes of Netflix through its native app for Android making it more seamless and enjoyable experience.
How does it work?
A box is connected to a TV and set up to the internet via wired Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection. After the box is connected to a TV, and the internet, apps can be installed. For example, YouTube App can be installed to stream YouTube videos. Allegedly, all TV boxes can output HDMI to a TV giving it HD viewing ability. They can also use a remote control, keyboard or mouse for input.
How to Install Apps in an Android TV Box?
The primary way to install Apps in an Android Box is to use Google Play Store. Apparently, a Google Gmail email address will be needed to sign in and Download Apps.
Can Android Box provide Normal TV Services?
Any TV shows or movies can be watched depending on the service subscribed to. Each and every service contains difference services. Most of the popular TV channels like, ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, BBC, CNN, etc. all have streaming services so that one can access their programming without the need for a TV antenna or a cable subscription.
Where can I get A TV box.
Tv Boxes are mainly available in Tech Shops and also TV shops. In Zimbabwe, there are various shops that one can get a TV Box, for example, Classifieds.co.zw (Accessories For Sale In Zimbabwe) located in Harare(CBD), ZLG Electronics Harare(CBD), Lamptech Zimbabwe? Harare(CBD)etc.