Android TV boxes are a small device which, once connected to your TV, will turn it into an Android Smart TV. That’s right, you don’t have to buy the latest TV set and all you have to do is connect the HDMI or AV cables and fire up the box. Installation couldn’t be easier and instead of spending 20,000+ Baht on a new smart TV, this solution will cost you less than 3,000 Baht. Once connected, you’ll experience your TV in a whole new way. YouTube, Facebook, Twitter apps in Play Store, games, music, movies and more will all be available for you to download straight from the comfort of your sofa.
By connecting an Android TV Box to your TV via an HDMI cable, and connecting it to the internet via Wi-Fi or Lan, you’re turning your TV into a multifunctional smart TV. It really is a revolutionary entertainment system for your TV. It supports up to Full HD 1080P video decoding, online flash video up to 1080P and also Adobe Flash and HTML5. It also allows you to surf the Internet hassle free.
Android TV Boxes use the latest Android Operation Software identical to that on a mobile or tablet, the only difference is that the box has no sim-card slot and no built-in display. But what makes an Android TV Box so impressive is the processing power it has under its cover, large processor, big RAM and a quality graphics card gives you a performance similar to that of any home computer and allows you to run high definition applications smoothly.
Members of the Phuketindex.com team have been using an Android TV Box for some time now and have been so impressed with its functionality and the value for money it provides that we thought we should share all the details about them with you.
Unfortunately, terrestrial DVBT2 signals have not yet come in Phuket so there’s no point in purchasing a digital set top box in the hope you can watch digital TV. However, by purchasing an Android TV box you can do so ahead of time. Signals are broadcast in full HD (720P or 1080i), and depending on the application used, you may even be able to watch your favourite programs and sports events from your home country, live!
We all know you can use YouTube pretty much anywhere, be it via a mobile, computer or tablet, but none of these allow you to enjoy videos on a big screen. Via an Android TV box you can watch any music video on YouTube on a big screen at full HD. Just access YouTube via your browser, search for the video you want and enjoy. Perhaps music TV channels will soon be a thing of the past.
TV & Movies on Demand
With an Android TV Box, you can make a selection from a huge library of movies, music and television shows any time you want. The title is yours to enjoy as often as you like. You can even pause, rewind, fast-forward or stop the title and return to it later. Continue from where you left off, or start from the beginning. You’re in control. There are also a number of applications that allow you to view TV & Movies on Demand from America, Britain, Korea, Japanese, etc.
Whether you’re looking for free live Football, want to watch a specific episode of your favourite American TV Series, or want to catch up on your favourite TV dramas from any corner of the globe, an Android TV Box allows you to stream to your TV whenever you wish. Please be sure to use a reputable subscription based provider to avoid any disappointment.
Android has a number of games which are fun for mobile devices, but it also has some very graphic intensive games which are much more enjoyable on a big screen. All you need to enjoy these to the fullest is a USB or wireless compatible video game pad.
All you need to do is set up your webcam in front of the TV and you can video chat with your friends or family who are on the other side of the world. The great thing about an Android TV box is that everyone in the living room can join in the conversation; this is perfect for those special occasions or holidays where family members are not present. Skype is a very popular app for video chat and is free from the Google Play Store.