1. manowell's Avatar
    I'm new to Android TV, moving off of Roku since it seems all they're good for is partner disputes these days.

    I have an Nvidia Shield and like the interface but not the price. I don't mind putting it on my main 4K movie system, but would like something less expensive for 1080 systems for sports and news. I've tried a couple of the cheaper mini-pizza-box Android TV units and don't like the tablet-like interface that you (practically) have to have a keyboard and mouse for to navigate the Play Store.

    Other than that, I want a usb port in case I want to add the same aftermarket remote to all of them.

    I tried the FireTV but only can use the Fire Store then, and Tivo stick only works with Tivo (centric) remote.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    06-21-2021 02:21 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! What's your general budget? The Shield is currently on sale at Amazon for $125 (if you're a Prime member): https://slickdeals.net/f/15109330-pr...eSearchV2Algo1
    06-21-2021 03:27 PM
  3. manowell's Avatar
    The basic Sheild doesn't have a USB port, have to go to the $200 Shield Pro. Would love to find something in the < $100 range for the sets that don't benefits from AI upscaling, Netflix in 4K, etc.
    06-22-2021 10:46 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    How about the Xiaomi Mi Box S? https://www.mi.com/us/mi-box-s/specs/. Reviews are middling, but price is pretty good: https://www.androidcentral.com/xiaomi-mi-box-s-review
    06-22-2021 11:12 AM
  5. manowell's Avatar
    I generally like the look of that one, but don't see any screen shots of the UI. Both the company store and Amazon are out of stock with no forecast of replenishment. Which might just be the situation I'm in right now...
    06-22-2021 01:39 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Walmart's onn. Android TV box seems pretty good (and is really cheap). It looks like he was able to add a controller using an OTG adapter.

    06-22-2021 05:26 PM
  7. manowell's Avatar
    Walmart's onn. Android TV box seems pretty good (and is really cheap). It looks like he was able to add a controller using an OTG adapter.
    Thanks for posting this, I picked up a couple today to play with. If I can get the OTG to work for a remote, I think it's the winner.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    06-30-2021 09:13 PM
  8. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Personally the Google Chromecast with Google TV is the best Android TV streamer I have used and is just £60 ($50)
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    07-01-2021 05:20 AM
  9. manowell's Avatar
    Thanks for posting this, I picked up a couple today to play with. If I can get the OTG to work for a remote, I think it's the winner.
    OTG adapted got me working with an additional (with channel numbers) remote on the first try. Great find!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-03-2021 01:12 PM

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