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Review: Element Ti4 Quad Core Android TV Streaming Media Box


The Element Android TV Media Box is the first box we tested that had zero setup required after we connected it to our TV and plugged it in. The Element Android TV box comes preloaded with apps like Netflix and a wide range of add-ons for Kodi/XBMC. When we plugged it into the TV the first time it just worked. If you need a easy to setup Android TV Box, the Element is one you need to look into.

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Pros:

  • Very powerful for the price
  • Never crashed or hung up in our testing
  • XBMC/Kodi pre-installed and setup
  • No software setup required
  • Very smooth when playing 1080p
  • Remote controls can turn the TV on and off

Cons:

  • The stock Android TV interface is not pleasing to the eye

Overall I was very impressed with the Element Android TV Media Box. It was smooth and easy to use right out of the box. The remote that came with it is one of the nicest remotes to come with a Android TV box. The remote is responsive without being overly touchy and it allows you to power your TV on and off.

The Element supports 4K/1080P/720P resolutions and all play smoothly. The quad core Amlogic S812 processor allowed for smooth video streaming and playback of local content. The dual channel 2.4GHz/5.0GHz WIFI allowed for smooth streaming over WIFI. You can also connect your Element to the internet with a Ethernet cable.

Specs:

  • AmLogic S812 Quad Core CPU
  • Mail-450 Octa-Core GPU
  • 2GB Ram
  • 16GB Memory
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2.4/5.0 Dual Band WiFi
  • Up to 4k resolutions
  • LAN 10/100/1000M RJ-45
  • USB x 2 / SD Card x 1
  • HDMI 1.4 with HDCP Support
  • Audio Output: SPDIF & DOLBY TrueHD and DTS HD Bypass through HDMI

Included with the Element Ti4 Quad Core Android TV Box: HDMI Cable, Power Cord, Quick Start Guide and Remote.

Summary:

The Element Android TV Box is a very well-rounded Android TV device. Great for the living room as a media center and can compete with all the other boxes out there.

If you want something that is simple to setup, the Element Android TV Box is one of the easiest devices you will ever hook up to your TV.

You can find the Element Android TV Box on Amazon here:

  • BlogReader

    Where is the Amazon link?

    • Admin

      You should see a big amazon block at the bottom of the post with a link. Are you using adblockers?

      • BlogReader

        I don’t see the link. And yes I use adblockers.

        • Admin

          Adblockers block amazon links like that. Running this site is my only job. If you could please turn off your adblocker as it is the only way I make money. Your not hurting a big company using them your hurting a website run by one person.

  • Matthew Masters

    Great review. I agree. One of the best Android/Kodi boxes on the market today.

  • Dean

    It is no longer available on Amazon, but the product site states they will be shipping more come April.
    Would you recommend this over the PROBOX2 EX Smart TV Box ?

    • Admin

      I have not tested the probox line. I requested a review unit but never heard back. So I can not recommend it as I don’t know how it actually works.

      • Dean

        Much appreciated. This box looks great. I will see what April brings!

      • Dean

        Quick question: I have used kodi on a laptop and found that if I am any distance from the WAP buffering occurs (as expected). To help with this I have tweaked the Advanced XML settings (windows laptop). I know there are automated options to do this (zero cache et al), but I don’t want to toast the box.
        Suggestions?

  • Clara Nolt

    I have one of these and am still figuring out the different things. We only used it for watching movies & series. The thing I want to know is how to save the movies or series in “my favorites” so I don’t need to “search” for them every time we want to watch. Any advice? Thank you!

  • Hanz

    Does this TV box play rmdb files?
    Does this TV box display multi-languages, such as Chinese?

  • Angel

    How does this compare to roku?

  • Halimah

    Can I watch basic channels including news channels with this box?

  • Kevin Humuhumunukunukuapua’a

    Have they stopped supporting this box?