What Is An Android Tv Box?
You’ve heard a lot people talking about these new “things” that allow you watch a vast amount of TV and movies for a very small investment. Your family members, friends and colleagues are talking about them and suggesting them to you but you’re still not sure what they are or what they are about, well I’m here to help with a simple and precise explanation to help you understand what they are and what they do.
So what is an android tv box?
An Android tv box is basically a very small computer that runs an android OS (software). The same software that runs on your smartphones or friends smartphones run on these “boxes”. Android boxes are known for watching a vast amount of TV and Movies with only the need of internet running a certain Media center application called kodi. To keep it simple though android boxes are just a small computer running the android software, they are best used with kodi but can be used for a lot more then just watching TV. You can browse the internet, play games, emulators,really anything a normal computer can do but it doesn’t have windows installed.
What do most people use Android boxes for?
Well the majority of people that buy an android box want it for one thing and one thing only. They purchase an android box to stream various movies and TV shows for a small time investment, most people I know that bought an android box got rid of their cable completely and use their box for their main source of tv. As I’ve already explained you can use Android boxes for more then just streaming media but it is mainly used for the sole purpose of streaming media and that’s what they are advertised toward.
What Is Kodi?
Well it’s likely if you heard of android boxes than you’ve also heard of Kodi. Kodi is a media center software that can be installed and used across multiple platforms. Kodi can be installed on your smartphone, computer and even smart TVs. Kodi comes with a plethora of free addons that are created by the developers and supported by the Kodi team. Most addons people use aren’t supported by Kodi and are created by 3rd party developers. These addons aren’t supported by the Kodi team because streaming anything and everything is a legal grey area which the law is starting to catch up to, by them not directly endorsing them or supporting them basically covers their butts and will allow the kodi software to continue to be developed.
Is using a Android Box legal?
Yes, using an android box is completely legal, it’s what you decide to do with it that could get you into hot water but not likely.Depending on where you live and your laws, your internet service provider could contact you about your streaming activities. Have you ever downloaded a torrent? I’d say a lot of people have and there’s been stories of people getting warnings from their ISP. This could happen while streaming but very unlikely. If this is something you are concerned about you can always use a VPN to help keep your identity private and safe while streaming.
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Where can I buy an Android box?
Android boxes can be bought on multiple websites online, locally and some retail stores. Most android boxes can be ordered from china at a cheaper price then most other stores but you have a month wait time and could be a chance that the device will be a fake. The best online store to by an Android box in my opinion would be Amazon. I sell Android boxes to people locally and this is where I get my inventory. I’ve never had an issue with returns and the shipping times are amazing.
To sum it up!
What is an android tv box
An Android box is a mini computer that runs the android software as an OS.
Kodi is a media streaming software that allows you to watch a vast amount of tv through addons.
Using an Android box isn’t illegal but depending on what type of content you are streaming, it could be.
The best place to buy an android box would be the online store at Amazon.
I hope I’ve answered the question what is an android tv box and hopefully helped you make a decision in whether or not you will purchase one.
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