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Discussion in 'Android TV' started by ChrisG8, Jun 1, 2015.

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    I haven't watched it yet but I have watched other reviews from the guy and thought this one might be pretty good.
     
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    I just read a few Amazon reviews, mostly very positive.
     
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    Looks like it's coming out as advertised (snappy navigation). Including the fact that they hit the scheduled time for being available. Both very good signs.

    The native Kodi app is a bonus. And set-up with your existing Google account. Interesting to see how already downloaded apps in your account update in the Play Store/aptoide that need "Jelly Bean or higher." and whether it retrieves all your specific, YouTube subscriptions.
     
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    If you want a browser, Android TV probably won't be what you want. Chromebox on the other hand is probably the best option for a browser centric streaming box now. Why doesn't some company make a box like Chromebox that can also run native apps with 1080p and Dolby Digital for all of the advantages that offers? Google TV still comes closest but the browser progressively is becoming outdated and won't work well with too many web sites.

    A Windows 8.1 box at least offers a good Netflix app and a good browser but most other streaming services are better handled by a dedicated streaming box.
     
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    The best option may be to just go with what the market wants to sell and buy a tablet for emails/browsing and for streaming to a TV add something like the Fire Stick or the Chromecast.

    With mirroring support, you can even view your tablet's display on the TV, or hook up a keyboard and mouse if you wish.

    The total cost keeps going down on this approach, and ease of use is fairly high.
     

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