2016 is quickly becoing the year that Kodi gets a ton of attention. (You may remember Kodi as XBMC. Now it is called Kodi.)
Kodi is the ultimate media center for cord cutters and one of the best ways to access it is a Android TV box. If you have a ton of content you want to watch on your TV Kodi is a great management tool to make it happen. What is the best device you can run Kodi right now in May 2016? Here is my list of the best Android Powered Boxes on the market today.
Note: I have only added boxes I have personally tested and as always any box that comes with a skinned version of Kodi I would recommend installing a fresh clean copy from the Google Play Store.
If you want something super powerful that plays games, runs Androids, and has amazing 4K support check out the Nvidia Shield. It may really be the best Kodi box on the market today.
G-Box Q 2
If you want something cheaper the G-Box Q2 Android streaming player is impressive with 4K, quad core processor, XBMC/Kodi, and Android. The new G-Box Q2 is faster than the older G-Box Q with smooth video play and an attractive design from the box to the menus makes this a solid option for anyone looking for an Android or Kodi player. The best part is that the G-Box Q2 has a clean version of Kodi no skins or add-ons. It is also the bestselling Android set-top box on Amazon at the time of this post.
You can find our full review of the G-Box Q here: https://cordcuttersnews.com/review-matricom-g-box-q%C2%B2-android-tv-streaming-media-mini-pc/
Idroidnation I-Box Pro
The Idroidnation I-Box “PRO” Octa Core 5.1 Lollipop Android Tv is a new updated version of the old Idroidnation box. This is a powerful Android home entertainment TV: 8 core 64-bit CPU, Bluetooth 4.0, 1000M Lan, 2GB Ram, a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and 8GB internal storage. If you want power, the Idroidnation I-Box Pro is it.
The Idroidnation comes loaded with a ton of add-ons for Kodi, and three USB ports help this little box stand out from the other Android boxes. Users have the ability to plug in multiple external hard drives and still have extra USB ports to add a remote or keyboard to the device.
You can find our full review of the Idroidnation Pro here: https://cordcuttersnews.com/review-idroidnation-pro/
Blvk Box Media Player
The Android-based Blvk Box is a Android streaming box is a powerful little device. If you want something that just works when you plug it in which makes this possibly the best Android box for your parents or someone who is not great with technology.
The DroidBox T8 is the newest version of the DroidBox to be released on the market. With a powerful quad core processor and a custom-skinned version of Android, there is a lot to love about this powerful little Android box—from its free i8+ keyboard and touchpad to its likable remote.
You can find our full review of the DroidBox T8 here: https://cordcuttersnews.com/review-droidbox-t8-4k-uhd-tv-set-top-box-based-on-android-kitkat-4-4-2/
Element Ti5 Streaming Media Player S905
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 is powered by Android and comes preloaded with apps, like Netflix. When we plugged it into the TV the first time it just worked. If you need an easy-to-setup Android TV Box, the Element is one Android box you need to look into.
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