It’s amazing to see how fast the Entertainment industry is flourishing. We have sure come a long way since the cable TV. It’s modern world and a lot of options for streaming services and Kodi is one them. Most of the services can be directly accessed via a laptop or an android/IOS device. So what to do when cable connections are getting obsolete? It doesn’t mean you need to show the door to your beloved Television.
One interesting option is Kodi box. Kodi is an amazing software to stream content to your T.V. With a nice and friendly interface, support for lots of different streaming services and formats. While Kodi allows you to stream your media over a local network too, one can install plugins to stream from loads of different services such as You Tube and Amazon Prime. Owning a Kodi box is a lot cheaper than the usual cable and provides great value for the money.
Kodi officially doesn’t manufacture a streaming box, but there are many boxes available in the market that supports Kodi. The market is flooded with options and it can be hard to make a right decision. While there is too much of gimmick in the market. There is no gimmick in this list for sure. So here we have a list of best Kodi boxes you can buy.
Check out our previuos article about list of Best Kodi Addons
- How to Install Kodi/XBMC to Amazon Fire TV/Stick
- KODI Download for Android, iOS Phones, Mac/Windows PC
- How to Install and Use Kodi on Android/iOS/Windows/Mac/Linux/Raspberry Pi
Best Kodi/XBMC streaming boxes
Nvidia Shield Tv
Nvidia Specs:- 1.9 GHz Tegra X1 processor |3gb DDR3 RAM |256-core Maxwell GPU | 16/500 GB of storage options(expandable via sd or USB) | Android 6.0.
This box is a beast when it comes to performance. It is packed with high-end specs and more than enough processing powers to seamlessly play Ultra HD videos or 4K/2K videos. Also, it is the most powerful on the list. With some massive rendering capabilities, you can truly enjoy the high-end gaming experience.
Comes with Dolby Atmos sound and DTS-X surround sound over HDMI. Which means it can give High-resolution audio over HDMI.
If you are someone who seeks top-notch specs and can pay some extra money for that, then it’s a no brainer to go for Nvidia Shield Tv.
- Sleek and stylish design.
- High-end specs.
Specs: – Amlogic S912 octa core processor |3GB DDR3 RAM | 32 GB internal |Android 6.0 | 4K player. | Dual antenna( 2.4 GHz+5.0 GHz)
One of the strongest competitors to the Nvidia shield is Kukele s912. With some powerful processing capabilities, it has one of the strongest media players. Watching movies and live shows in 4K is bliss on this device. But with power, comes a price tag. It is as expensive as 189 USD OR 12000 INR.
It comes with a wireless keyboard and touch pad to run which adds more joy to the experience. You can install Kodi on the device without any issues from Google play. They have the most popular Kodi add-ons that come preloaded.
- Seamless 4k playback
- Very good after sales service and customer support.
- Cheap look and feel.
AMAZON FIRE Tv
Specs:- 2 GHz MediaTek processor | Fire OS | 4K support
It is nothing new for Amazon to come up with Exceptional products now and then. It is one of the most trusted brands. Amazon Fire is a great choice for someone who seeks an all-rounder. This product is naturally an excellent choice for Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video and Supports both these services in 4k with HDR. Amazon Fire supports Ultra HD format, making it suitable for Kodi.
However, Kodi is not available from the app store.It can always be installed from other sources. This might be slightly troublesome for some people.
You can easily search “How to install Kodi in Amazon Fire TV ” on Google.
Amazon Fire Tv comes with Alexa voice control and Alexa remote. Making this device a pleasure to use. Simply give commands like “play Game of Thrones” or “Launch Netflix” to control the device through voice.
- Alexa voice control
- 4k HD playback
- Unlimited access to movies and Tv shows at no extra cost for Prime members
- Value for money
- It is tedious to install Kodi on this device.
It can be bought from Amazon USA for 90USD.
Minix Neo U1
Well, it might not be the best in hardware or even comparable to the Amazon fire which is around 20 USD cheaper than this. But it surely has one attraction, and that is pre-installed Kodi Media centre. Also, it supports real time streaming and gaming.
If you are some one who wants Kodi out of the box. Then it might just be the solution for you.
Also, to make for its lack of specs. This box comes loaded with connectivity options. From sd card slot to USB slot to headphone jack, it gives has almost everything. (Ethernet port, USB port, Headphone jack 3.5mm)
You might as well like its HD audio output
- Kodi out of the box.
- Low specs for the price.
Oh my god! Talk about value for money and no one has a chance against it. It gives you Top notch specs at the price of entry level Kodi boxes. This kid is something that could give you a bang for your buck.
Specs: – Amlogic s912 octa core processor | 3GB of RAM |dual bandwidth WiFi and bluetooth 4.0| Android 6.0
A unique design with stylish hexagonal shape sets it apart from others. It is bound to grab some attention from your guests.
You can get it from Amazon.com for around 89.99 USD for 3GB RAM version and 68 USD for 2 Giga bytes of RAM.It.
Also, check Miroha H96 pro (2017 model) slightly expensive but shows significant performance improvement.
- HDMI 2.0
- 4K support.
- Dual bandwidth WiFi.
The device packs a ton of power for its price. You get 2GB/3GB of RAM, 16GB/32 of storage, Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting speakers and a powerful s912 octa core processor.
- Powerful 4K media player.
- OTA updates( beelink offers over the air updates for 32 GB version)
- Bluetooth 4.0 with AES coding.
- Poor graphics performance.
Most of the Kodi boxes on the list are hard to find in the market. Reason being that Kodi boxes are not that popular or demanded. Nevertheless, we have chosen some Kodi boxes from the market.
Best Kodi/XBMC Boxes
Amazon Fire Stick:
While the Amazon Fire Tv is not available at Amazon.in, one can always buy Amazon Fire stick.
Connect Fire stick to your Tv and start watching your favourite movies/tv shows and songs from a various streaming platforms like Amazon prime, Hotstar, Gaana, Netflix and much more.
Kodi doesn’t come pre-installed. It can be sideloaded though.
You can easily search “How to install kodi in Amazon Fire Stick” on Google.
- Voice remote
- Unlimited access to Amazon Prime Video.
- Low on specs.
- No 4k.
This provides decent specs for the price.
Specs:- 2gb RAM | 8 GB INTERNAL STORAGE | quad core processor 1.5 GHz
What may interest you is that it comes pre-installed with Kodi. Also, you can seamlessly access other streaming channels such as Netflix and Amazon Prime.
- 4k streaming
- Kodi pre-installed
One can also choose to go with Upgraded spec version of this box. But It offers a bang for its price. Top notch specs and quality.
So this was our guide to buy best Kodi boxes. Hope it was useful.