Need Android Box suggestions
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Whats wrong with the FireTV?spike1128 wrote: ↑ I am on the same boat OP. I need either an Andriod box or Apple tv to run a non mainstream app due to them being official tv based app instead of mobile base. I narrow down to shield, mi box s, or apple tv. All others like Roku or Firetv or any generic box wont do.
I tried to sideload on some devices but it is hard to do and might or might not work. Might end up bricking my device lol.
May 23rd, 2020 10:44 am
Need access to official google app store. Amazon app store is a bit dated.Evil Baby wrote: ↑ Whats wrong with the FireTV?
I have a FireTV, Shield and MiBox ( 2 actually).
Shield is by far the best. J prefer the interface of the MiBox but it does not support my 4K TV whereas the Shield and FireTV do.
Before I got a Shield I used the FireTV as our main driver and the MiBox is on my kids TV.
The MiBox was the least reliable. Sometimes it just looses it's wifi connection and I have to reboot it. Sometimes YouTibe just loads forever and I have to reboot it. For $50 it's a fine box and I've helped a few people get them, but the FireTV is just as capable and does all the same things.
May 23rd, 2020 11:56 am
It's easy to install the Google Play Store on FireOS and download apps from there, or to side-load apps. The issues are that FireOS lags several versions behind the current Android release, and some devices Amazon sells currently are way out of date, and in addition many apps from outside the Amazon ecosystem do not play properly with FireOS (e.g., they may not show HD video, or they can't display notifications).
May 23rd, 2020 12:12 pm
All the boxes in the link I posted above have official access to Google Apps and Google Play store.
May 23rd, 2020 3:00 pm
Fair enough. I've never had an issue finding apps but I'm only using main stream apps (netflix, amazon prime, disney+). Anything else I sideload. I actually just sideloaded an alternative play store and it has all the apps. Funny enough, only my FireTV has the WWE network. I can't seem to find the apk on the shield/mibox because all the APK's I find online require the Amazon store to work.