If you want the best remote for an android TV and a beautiful, but still powerful box, check out the VidoOn. I did struggle with some of the software but once I installed a clean version of Kodi on the box everything worked smoothly.
- Best remote I have ever used with an Android TV box
- Beautiful design with a metal case
- Powerful quad-core processor
- External hard drives are supported up to 3 TB
- Inexpensive compared to other Kodi devices
- My Rii i8+ keyboard did not work with the VidOn (Note: the touchpad did, but not the keyboard or quick buttons)
- No 4K support
- VidOn preinstalled Kodi version is still XBMC Gotham
Some features are only available with a $14.99/year subscription:
- HD Audio Pass-through
- Access to VidOn XBMC Pro
- Blu-ray Menu Navigation
The VidOn does lack 4K support, but if you dont have a 4K TV why pay the extra cost for something you cant use?
The Pro version of the VidOn is perfect for anyone who wants the HD Audio Pass-through or have a lot of Blu-ray ISO files laying around. So if having a digital copy of your Blu-rays is important to you the VidOn is the Android Box for you.
There is one big reason to get a VidOn box over many other Android/Kodi boxes; the VidOn box can work with a 3TB external hard drive, whereas other Kodi boxes I have tested top out at 2TB external hard drives. So, if you have a lot of content the extra 1TB of data could definitely be enough to make the VidOn the device for you.
In short, the Vidon has great hardware and an amazing remote. If you are looking for a cheap but powerful Android TV box you should check out the VidOn.
Operating System:Android 4.4
CPU Brands :AllWinner
CPU Model :A31S Cortex-A7
CPU Cores :Quad-core
GPU PowerVR SGX544MP2, Octa-core
Memory :1GB DDR3
Internal Storage :8GB
External Storage Capacity :Up to 3TB hard drive/USB host, can support up to 8 USB devices via USB Hub with separate power supply.(no card reader port)
Wifi Connectivity :802.11 b/g/n, 2.4GHz
Video Supported :M2TS, TS, MP4, MKV, AVI, VOB, H264, MPEG2, RMVB, FLV, WMV, etc.
Audio Supported :AC3, DTS, MP3, PCM, etc.
Picture :JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, etc.
HDMI Port :Standard HDMI
HDMI Version :HDMI 1.4, up to 1080P
You can find the VidOn box on Amazon here: