We may earn a commission from purchases through links on our site. You can learn more here.

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.



  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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:

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like Amazon.com, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, LLC stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

14 Responses to Review: Element Ti4 Quad Core Android TV Streaming Media Box

  1. Avatar
    BlogReader March 9, 2015 at 10:44 am #

    Where is the Amazon link?

    • Avatar
      Admin March 9, 2015 at 11:00 am #

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

      • Avatar
        BlogReader March 11, 2015 at 3:48 pm #

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

        • Avatar
          Admin March 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm #

          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.

  2. Avatar
    Matthew Masters March 16, 2015 at 12:43 am #

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

  3. Avatar
    Dean March 25, 2015 at 4:46 pm #

    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 ?

    • Avatar
      Admin March 25, 2015 at 7:11 pm #

      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.

      • Avatar
        Dean March 26, 2015 at 7:10 am #

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

      • Avatar
        Dean March 26, 2015 at 7:42 am #

        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.

  4. Avatar
    Clara Nolt April 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    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!

  5. Avatar
    Hanz September 11, 2015 at 8:12 pm #

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

  6. Avatar
    Angel October 22, 2015 at 2:46 pm #

    How does this compare to roku?

  7. Avatar
    Halimah December 11, 2015 at 3:54 am #

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

  8. Avatar
    Kevin Humuhumunukunukuapua'a October 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm #

    Have they stopped supporting this box?