android box how its works and how easyto install?

Asus / M11bb-ca002s
December 17, 2015 at 12:00:06
Specs: Windows 8.1 64 bits, AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 3.2GHz/ 6gb 1600MHZ
looking to buy for Xmas an android box. I got for Xmas 9so will be installed the 25th) a cheap WM smart tv (emercen 32 inch smart LED tv)which come with Netflix a child channel and only weather channel. BUT was told I could instal on it (hope its true) an android box to get more movies, tv channels.

I see on ebay several for 30-40$... I guess its better to get 2gbram and 8gb as with this S812 or !805 model? MXIII G Android TV Box (best TV box with 2GB RAM 8GB.

anyway would this be a plug and play? for a non techie like me would it work? also need wifi yes? how much data as I only have a plan for 60gb would it suffice (would like mostly tv shows and Netflix.

any help hint appreciated.
I also started another thread for my new router (help on choosing)

Manufacturer: Asus
Model: M11bb-ca002s
OS: Windows 8 64 bits
CPU/Ram: AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 3.2GHz/ 6gb 1600MHZ
Video Card: Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
Sound Card: realtek


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#1
December 17, 2015 at 17:02:56
Why would you get a smart TV AND an android box? I suggest you either get a smart TV that has decent channel support or get a standard HDTV & a decent TV box such as Roku. Or get a Roku HDMI stick. Or a Roku TV.

I have 2 Roku boxes & have been using them for several years. One is connected to an old 25" tube type TV. I also have a smart TV & another TV with a smart blu-ray player connected. The channel selection on the smart TV & blu-ray is limited to what's provided by the manufacturer. Roku literally has 1000's of channels to choose from. No other video streamer comes close.

http://www.cnet.com/news/chromecast...

https://www.roku.com/products/compare

https://www.roku.com/roku-tv


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#2
December 17, 2015 at 17:11:27
basically I got a 32 inch tv for 155$ they say smart but only 3 channels uploaded. should I return it? I thought this would be a necessity to use an android box with it.

didnt know I could use android box to nolog tv...thought it needed usb connection?
you mention roku tv stick? how would I set up my analog tv to that? (as you mention it id like to know! don't we need a special hook up ? Roku tv list of channels anywhere?

edit:
as I was looking for roku for sale in my aread I came around this ad... they say 3mb of ineternet ? really it takes just that?

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronique...

Manufacturer: Asus
Model: M11bb-ca002s
OS: Windows 8 64 bits
CPU/Ram: AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 3.2GHz/ 6gb 1600MHZ
Video Card: Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
Sound Card: realtek

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#3
December 17, 2015 at 17:49:09
Did you look at the links I provided?

Smart TVs generally come with a very limited number of channels; some have more, some have less. You didn't state the make/model of your TV so I have no idea what you're working with. I think my 32" Philips smart TV has about a dozen of the most popular channels. My LG smart blu-ray player has only 6 channels. There is no way to add or subtract channels - you get what they give you.

Roku streaming boxes come in several versions (1, 2, 3, or 4) & there's also the Roku stick that plugs directly into the HDMI port. None of them use USB so I don't know what you're asking about in that regard? If you have an older tube type TV with no HDMI port, you can get a Roku 1 which has composite connections (yellow, red, white). It also has HDMI. Like I said, Roku has 1000's of channels. You can pick & choose the ones you want from the channel store & add them to "My Roku". And your "My Roku" can be configured using the Roku remote or you can do it using your PC.

https://channelstore.roku.com/brows...

A large number of the Roku channels are free. One of the top freebies is Crackle. It can also be viewed by using a PC or the smart phone app. Did you consider simply connecting your computer to the TV & using it as a giant monitor?

https://channelstore.roku.com/brows...

http://www.crackle.com/


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#4
December 17, 2015 at 18:28:56
yes my tv is element brand, 32 inch smart led tv. comes with 3 cahnnels.(weather, Netflix and a child channels)
I might return it as it is xmas gift and I bought it to test Netflix and maybe other cahnnels....but if I don't need it and android box or roku works...

I think from what you say I should try roku 1, first on my analog tv. I tried to find on internet the list of free tv channels they give but instead it gives me all channels without this option (free or not)

what about this guy ads? it means I would hve Netflix and others for only 15$ amonth?
http://www.kijiji.ca/v-electronique...
is that a gimmick? because right now with videotron I pay 15$ just for my sport channels... so this seems a good deal to me... or is this what roku gives free(I doubt espn or TVa sport is free...)

EDIT: I have been reading those channels. many would require more recent then roku1.
others mentions usa only?
would I need a credit card anyway if I want only free channels

Manufacturer: Asus
Model: M11bb-ca002s
OS: Windows 8 64 bits
CPU/Ram: AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 3.2GHz/ 6gb 1600MHZ
Video Card: Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
Sound Card: realtek

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#5
December 17, 2015 at 19:07:55
You don't need a credit card to setup a Roku account. You'd only need it for pay channels like Netflix. And why would you pay $15/month when basic Netflix is only $8/month? Don't get scammed. All you need is a TV, the appropriate Roku box, & an internet connection. You don't have to pay for any channels unless you want to (Netflix for example).

My advice is for US only. I have no idea what country you're in. And once again, if you have a TV with an HDMI port, you can connect your computer to it & use it as a monitor. Not only can you surf the internet from your couch (wireless keyboard/mouse), but you can access most of the same channels available thru Roku. As for sports, there's not a single thing I can't find online for free, including PPV events, but I think forum rules prevent me from explaining how/where to find them. If you spend a little time with Google, you can find just about anything ;-)


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#6
December 17, 2015 at 20:06:30
Ok I think I start to get it. I was afraid I needed ccard as some users mentioned they were asked for CC while setuping roku.

is this list I got correct as far as tv channels (wowtv-channel is what they offer at 15$ a month) Are these channels listed there regular free channels or a bundle they offer at 15$??? This bundle would be 10 times better then what I have, but half of these I wouldn't need. If I can have the Canadian channels mentioned and usa and some entertainment mentioned id be happy.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7...

Now would my 50gb a month suffice? because I can only change in like 8 months without cancelation fees. how much data would this need?

my computer is in the office room.. and I think either roku or android box would be necessary to make life simple.

Manufacturer: Asus
Model: M11bb-ca002s
OS: Windows 8 64 bits
CPU/Ram: AMD Quad-Core A8-5500 3.2GHz/ 6gb 1600MHZ
Video Card: Radeon HD 7560D Graphics
Sound Card: realtek


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#7
February 23, 2016 at 11:57:22
What you need is a media player with Kodi

just google Kodi

https://www.avforums.com/forums/net...

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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