Good evening everyone. Today I want to begin to talk about something that I would like to maybe touch on for a while since it will constantly change and hopefully get better as time goes by. I am talking about Cutting your cable bill if not eliminating it all together. I am sure a lot of you are aware of Android TV, and many of you are already using it. That is great, but for the millions of you who have not heard of it, I am here to enlighten you.
Android TV is pretty much how it sounds. It is a box or mini Computer running Android OS. The advantage of this is if you currently are using an Android phone or tablet you are already familiar with how android TV works, because it is the same. With that being said there are already a large number of device out there from various companies for sale and that is good and bad. The reason I say this is because it is just like the Android phones you have some low end models and you have some high end models and the performance will vary by models hardware and software. ( I will go further into this later)
For some people they want to be able to play the games that they play on their phones, and others want to strictly watch TV with their device, it is a matter of preference. I know you are also wandering about the price which is pretty important, well for me anyways. Price varies by manufacture and the hardware being used. So naturally if you find a product that is really cheap it may have some cheaper hardware or lower specs, whereas you have some of the top of the line models that you well known hardware, and have the best specs, and you are likely to pay more for them. (Just stating the obvious to get it started)
The first device I would like to talk about is the Onvo Android Player. I wanted to talk about this device first because this is the current device that I am playing with. I decided to try this one because of the hardware on this device. This device has 8 Gigs of on board memory, and 2 Gigs of RAM. What does this mean to you? 8 Gigs of on board memory means that you have that memory that you can use to store things like pictures, music videos or games. When I say games I mean whatever games you have on your phone you can play on the big screen. 2 Gigs of RAM is the memory the computer has to store the operating system and any apps that are currently running. (hint: The more RAM the better) Other perks of this device that I like is that it capable of playing 4K video for those that have to have the latest and greatest. It has an expandable memory so if you want to add an more memory to store more of your media.
So far my experience with the Onvo Player is good. I have played quite a few movies and a couple of games, with no issues. On a side note I do want to mention for any of these players is that depending on your internet speed your video can buffer or pause. I also recommend that you get wireless touchpad keyboard or Logitech Wireless Keyboard because of the keyboard gives you better typing when you are searching for content.
My next post is going to focus on the various models and some of my favorites and how you can get them. Also if you click on the links to any of the devices that are highlighted it will take you directly to a page where you can order that device. Now I am well aware that there are a lot of you that already aware of Android TV boxes, and that is great, but this particular post is for those that are not really aware of these devices and what they can do. I will post more on them and get deeper but I don't want to overwhelm any one. With that being said Happy Streaming my friends.