h96pro with keypadThe android TV box has become one of the most popular electronic devices in the world as it allows you to turn your TV into a multimedia center. With an android box you can watch movie and TV shows, play music, watch Youtube and customise the box to your own profile with Google playstore. Truth be told they are fantastic devices and very affordable but there are a few things to keep in mind before diving into the world of android TV.

They are different prices for a reason:

To my point not all android boxes are the same and hence they are various prices in different stores. There are many cheap android boxes available on the market but like with anything you get what you pay for. You can get TV boxes now for as low €50 but honestly you are throwing your money away. A 2GB android box is what is needed for a smooth experience as anything less than that will crash and give various problems.

Get the latest operating system:

Android 6.0 is the latest operating system and it is important that your android box has this as the older versions will not be able to run the updated versions of the various apps that you will want to use. Kodi for example will not run on the older versions of android soon.

Make sure you are tech savvy:

If you get frustrated with technology easily then perhaps stay away from the android box. They are not hard to use but will take a bit of getting used to. They were never designed to replace your normal TV service although many have adopted them for this task. If you do decide to get one, get one from a good supplier and not an ebay seller who usually will not know the product well and thus not offer you good support.

Once you have done your research you can dive away and enjoy the world of android TV.

This post was written by Jerome from Android TV Australia who are experts on the android TV box.