With this shopping guide, What Android TV or mini PC buy in 2020? we want to present in a simple list the best models available in the market. In this guide you will also find help to have a selection criteria and thus choose them regarding your personal needs. If you have any doubt please ask us and we will guide you.

BEST ANDROID TV 2020

NVIDIA Shield TV

Power:5 out of 5 stars
System:4.7 out of 5 stars
Support:5 out of 5 stars
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars
Average:4.8 out of 5 stars

  • NVIDIA Shield TV: Without a doubt the model Nº1 of the market. It has as core the Android TV system, very powerful Tegra X1+ SoC, certificates necessary for 4K HDR streaming, Chromecast 4K and the best brand support that has ever existed on any Android device.
  • Games: You can play any powerful title like PUBG and emulators.
  • Streaming: 4K/HD = Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Disney+, Chromecast 4K and IPTV.
  • Compare prices:
    NVIDIA Shield TV: Amazon, Newegg.comBestBuy.com
    NVIDIA Shield TV Pro: Amazon, Newegg.comBestBuy.com
  • Price: $149 (159€) basic version / $199 (219€) PRO version

Xiaomi Mi Box S

Power:3.5 out of 5 stars
System:4.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4.5 out of 5 stars
Price:4.8 out of 5 stars
Average:4.3 out of 5 stars

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Power:4 out of 5 stars
System:3.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4.6 out of 5 stars
Price:4.2 out of 5 stars
Average:4.1 out of 5 stars

  • Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K: Small device with Alexa voice control. With Fire OS operating system, a competent hardware although limited to multimedia use, have the necessary certifications for 4K HDR streaming and good brand support.
  • Games: You can play any powerful game and emulators.
  • Streaming: 4K/HD = Netflix, Prime video, HBO, Disney+, Apple TV+ and IPTV.
  • Compare prices: Amazon
  • Price: $49 (45€)

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick

Power:2.5 out of 5 stars
System:4.3 out of 5 stars
Support:4.5 out of 5 stars
Price:4.8 out of 5 stars
Average:4 out of 5 stars

  • Xiaomi Mi TV Stick: A small TV-Stick with Android TV system which offers us many apps. It has a limited hardware with 1GB of RAM but for the 1080p streaming apps is enough, it also has Chromecast and Bluetooth control with voice.
  • Games: Can’t play powerful games, emulators up to 16bit.
  • Streaming: FullHD = Netflix, Prime video, HBO, Disney+, Chromecast and IPTV.
  • Compare prices: AmazonAliexpressGearbestBanggood or Geekbuying
  • Price: $39.99 (36.5€)

MINIX NEO U22-XJ

Power:4.8 out of 5 stars
System:4.3 out of 5 stars
Support:4.2 out of 5 stars
Price:4.3 out of 5 stars
Average:4.4 out of 5 stars

  • MINIX NEO U22-XJ: Nice and powerful device. It has an Android system, with the top tier Amlogic S922X-J SoC for any run app or game, certificates necessary for streaming in basic quality and excellent brand support.
  • Games: You can play any powerful title like PUBG and emulators.
  • Streaming: SD = Netflix, Prime video / HD = HBO, Disney+ and IPTV
  • Compare prices: Amazon, Aliexpress, GearbestGeekbuying 
  • Price: $169 (155€)

Beelink GT-King

Power:4.8 out of 5 stars
System:4.2 out of 5 stars
Support:4.2 out of 5 stars
Price:4.3 out of 5 stars
Average:4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Beelink GT-King: Powerful device with voice control. It has an Android system, with the top tier Amlogic S922X SoC for any run app or game, certificates necessary for streaming in basic quality and good brand support.
  • Games: You can play any powerful title like PUBG and emulators.
  • Streaming: SD = Netflix, Prime video / HD = HBO, Disney+ and IPTV
  • Compare prices: Amazon, Geekbuying, Aliexpress or Gearbest.
  • Price: $109 (98€)
  • Alternative: Beelink GT-King Pro with S922X-H at Amazon, Gearbest, Geekbuying or Amazon.com.

Beelink GT-King X

Power:4.8 out of 5 stars
System:4.2 out of 5 stars
Support:4.5 out of 5 stars
Price:4 out of 5 stars
Average:4.4 out of 5 stars

  • Beelink GT-King: Powerful device with two 3,5″ SATA disks and SAMBA server. It has an Android system, with the top tier Amlogic S922X SoC for any run app or game, certificates necessary for streaming in basic quality and good brand support.
  • Games: You can play any powerful title like PUBG and emulators.
  • Streaming: SD = Netflix, Prime video / HD = HBO, Disney+ and IPTV
  • Compare prices: AmazonAliexpressGearbest or Geekbuying
  • Price: $249.99 (221,5€)

A95X F3

Power:4.5 out of 5 stars
System:4.3 out of 5 stars
Support:3.7 out of 5 stars
Price:4.7 out of 5 stars
Average:4.3 out of 5 stars

  • A95X F3: This is a cheap and efficient TV-Box. It has an Android system, with the new S905X3 Chip that is suitable for any app or game, paid streaming in basic quality, does not heat up, decent Wi-Fi and recovery firmware.
  • Games: You can play any powerful title like PUBG and emulators.
  • Streaming: SD = Netflix, Prime video / HD = HBO, Disney+ and IPTV
  • Compare prices: Amazon, Gearbest, BanggoodGeekbuying or Aliexpress
  • Price: $40 (36€)
  • Alternative: X96 MAX+ with S905X2 at Amazon, GearbestBanggoodGeekbuying or Aliexpress.

Mecool K7 – DVB-S2/T2/C tuners

Power:4.5 out of 5 stars
System:4.1 out of 5 stars
Support:4 out of 5 stars
Price:4.4 out of 5 stars
Average:4.3 out of 5 stars

  • Mecool K7: This Box is the update of the classic KII and KI with a more modern Amlogic S905X2 SoC and Android 9 operating system. Only certificates for streaming in basic quality, several firmwares and good community.
  • Games: You can play any powerful title like PUBG and emulators.
  • Streaming: SD = Netflix, Prime video / HD = HBO, Disney+ and IPTV
  • Compare prices: Amazon, Gearbest, Geekbuying, Banggood or Aliexpress
  • Price: $50 (60€)
  • Alternative: Mecool KIII previous model in Amazon, Gearbest, Geekbuying, Banggood or Aliexpress

ZIDOO Z/X

Power:4.2 out of 5 stars
System:4.1 out of 5 stars
Support:4 out of 5 stars
Price:4.4 out of 5 stars
Average:4.2 out of 5 stars

  • ZIDOO: The Zidoo devices uses a Realtek processors that get a high quality image and sound, the last generation in Z, the previous X is very similar. Only certificates for streaming in basic quality and good brand support.
  • Games: You can play any powerful title like PUBG at low level and emulators.f
  • Streaming: SD = Netflix, Prime video / HD = HBO and IPTV
  • Compare prices: Amazon, Gearbest, Geekbuying, Banggood y Aliexpress
  • Price: $165 (153€)

Google Chromecast

Power:3 out of 5 stars
System:4.1 out of 5 stars
Support:4.5 out of 5 stars
Price:4.4 out of 5 stars
Average:4 out of 5 stars

  • Google Chromecast: With this TV-Stick we can send you contents through our mobile, it has several certificates of streaming services. We cannot install applications or use it independently.
  • Games: Only allows to share the screen of our mobile to the TV.
  • Streaming: HD = Netflix, Prime video, Disney+, HBO.
  • Compare prices: Newegg.com or Google store
  • Price: $35 (37€)

BEST SMART TV WITH ANDROID TV 2020

Sony Smart TV

Screen:4 out of 5 stars
System:3.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4.5 out of 5 stars
Price:3 out of 5 stars
Average:3.8 out of 5 stars

  • Sony Smart TV: One of the pioneering brands in the adoption of the Android TV system and the best choice globally. Its products offer us very good panels with quality sound and it has several ranges from FullHD to 4K with top-level HDR. The products that are now better priced in this brand are those that mount LED panels, OLED screens are much more expensive.
  • Streaming: Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Hulu, Disney+, Chromecast 4K or IPTV apps.
  • Best deals:
    Sony XBR-49X800G 49″ only for $548 / 499€, available in Amazon or Walmart
    Sony XBR-55X900F 55″ only for $1199 / 1077€, available in Amazon or Walmart
    Sony X950G 65″ only for $1199 / 1077€, available in Amazon or Walmart

Hisense Smart TV

Screen:3.5 out of 5 stars
System:3.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4 out of 5 stars
Price:4 out of 5 stars
Average:3.8 out of 5 stars

  • Hisense Smart TV: The Hisense brand offers a wide range of Smart TVs with an Android TV system exclusively for the U.S., they offer a very competitive price, the screens they mount and the audio system are of quality if we buy the high-end models.
  • Streaming: Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Disney+, Hulu, Chromecast 4K or IPTV apps.
  • Best deals:
    Hisense 32H5500F 32″ only for $139, available in Amazon or Walmart
    Hisense 55H8G 55″ only for $599, available in Amazon or Walmart
    Hisense 65H8G 65″ only for $699, available in Amazon or Walmart

Skyworth Smart TV

Screen:3 out of 5 stars
System:3.5 out of 5 stars
Support:3.5 out of 5 stars
Price:3 out of 5 stars
Average:3.3 out of 5 stars

  • Skyworth Smart TV: The Skyworth brand is focused on offering Smart TV with Android TV exclusively for the U.S. at a competitive price, we do not have the best panels or audio system but if we are looking for a low price it may be an option.
  • Streaming: Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Disney+, Chromecast 4K or IPTV apps.
  • Best deals:
    Skyworth 32E20300 32″ only for $139, available in Amazon or Walmart
    Skyworth 50Q20300 50″ only for $399, available in Amazon or Walmart
    Skyworth 65Q20300 65″ only for $575, available in Amazon or Walmart

Phillips / TCL / Xiaomi Smart TV – UK and Europe

Screen:4 out of 5 stars
System:4.5 out of 5 stars
Support:3.5 out of 5 stars
Price:3 out of 5 stars
Average:3.8 out of 5 stars

  • Other Smart TV: Some international brands such as Phillips, TCL or Xiaomi only have their Android TV products for sale in Europe and the UK. The Philips brand has the Ambilight rear lighting system, TCL offers products with interesting specifications and Xiaomi as always competes in price / performance in an excellent way.
  • Streaming: Netflix, Amazon Prime, HBO, Disney+, Chromecast 4K or IPTV apps.
  • Best deals:
    Phillips Android TV are available in Amazon in Walmart in U.S. have some models
    TCL Android TV only available in Europe in stores like Amazon.de
    Xiaomi MI TV Android TV only available in Europe in stores like Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.de

BEST MINI PC 2020

Intel NUC

Power:4.5 out of 5 stars
System:4.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4.6 out of 5 stars
Price:4.2 out of 5 stars
Average:4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Intel NUC: A small desktop or HTPC device very versatile, you can buy like barebone or with full configuration. They have enough hardware to use Windows 10 without problems and play any 4K multimedia content.
  • Games: You can play indie and basic 3D games or emulators.
  • Streaming: 4K/HD = Netflix, Prime video, HBO, Disney+, Apple TV+.
  • Compare prices: Amazon, Walmart or Newegg.
  • Price: Since $127 (110€)

AMD Ryzen APU Mini PC

Power:4.8 out of 5 stars
System:4.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4.6 out of 5 stars
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars
Average:4.6 out of 5 stars

  • AMD Ryzen APU mini PC: A very flexible and powerful option to mount a small an versatile mini PC. They have enough hardware to use Windows 10 without problems and play any 4K multimedia content.
  • Games: You can play indie and basic 3D games or emulators.
  • Streaming: 4K/HD = Netflix, Prime video, HBO, Disney+, Apple TV+.
  • Compare prices: Amazon, Walmart or Newegg.
  • Price: Since $60 (58€)

Beelink Mini PC

Power:4.5 out of 5 stars
System:4.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4.3 out of 5 stars
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars
Average:4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Beelink Mini PC: Alternative option for a cheap desktop or HTPC device with a lot of variants, you can buy with RAM and Storage integrated. They have enough hardware to use Windows 10 without problems and play any 4K multimedia content.
  • Games: You can play indie and basic 3D games or emulators.
  • Streaming: 4K/HD = Netflix, Prime video, HBO, Disney+, Apple TV+.
  • Compare prices: Amazon, GearbestGeekbuying, or Banggood.
  • Price: Since $109 (99€)

ASRock fanless motherboards

Power:4.2 out of 5 stars
System:4.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4.5 out of 5 stars
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars
Average:4.4 out of 5 stars

  • ASRock Fanless: Perfect option to assemble a HTPC with the entire fanless system, we have more space for hard drives or more external connectors. With this option we can tailor the configuration we want without limiting ourselves to a pre-established model.
  • Games: You can play indie and basic 3D games or emulators.
  • Streaming: 4K/HD = Netflix, Prime video, HBO, Disney+, Apple TV+.
  • Compare prices: Amazon, Newegg or Walmart.
  • Price: Since $85 (80€)

Aluminium Fanless Mini PC

Power:4.7 out of 5 stars
System:4.5 out of 5 stars
Support:4.2 out of 5 stars
Price:4.5 out of 5 stars
Average:4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Aluminium Fanless: Interesting fanless mini PCs that work very well  for the price, you can buy this model with Intel Core i7 / i5 / i3 processors or a more economical Celeron option. Inside we can mount a various disks or two RAM modules, this allows us to work seriously with design or video editing programs in total silence
  • Games: You can play indie and basic 3D games or emulators.
  • Streaming: 4K/HD = Netflix, Prime video, HBO, Disney+, Apple TV+.
  • Compare prices: AmazonGeekbuying, Banggood or Gearbest.
  • Price: Since $99 (85€)

BEST FLY MOUSE AND ADD-ONS 2020

CRITERIAS

Android TV-Box or mini PC ?

  • Android TV-Box – It is an Android device in TV-Box or TV-Stick format that offers us the possibility of converting our screen or TV into an Android device, with it we have the option of having all of this system’s apps on the big screen. You can use it as a multimedia player such as KODI or LibreELEC system, streaming applications such as Netflix, play games, use desktop apps and use file download managers.
  • Mini PC – These mini PCs are small computers usually with Windows 10 fully functional, we can use them as a conventional PC but with a minimum consumption and they are mostly fanless. We can use it as a desktop PC with office suites, simple games or HTPC.

Common uses and recommendations

  • If we have any problem with one of these models we recommend following the Guide to solutions for common problems where we explain how to deal with hardware problems, such as reinstalling Firmware, Windows or managing your warranty.
  • Brand support : Some Android TV-Box and mini PC devices have a very low price and we usually do not find information about them. Normally these devices are products of a unknown brand that does not offer support to their products with what is possible that then we find problems with their firmware, hardware deficient or with variations within the same model. We recommend models that we have tested and brands that we know give at least a minimum support to their devices.
  • Power : At power level we need to browse and watch movies at least 2GB of RAM and a Quad Core processor, all models in this selection have enough hardware for these needs.
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Liviu

Hi, Good comparison and it is refreshing to see both Android and Windows based reviews. I bought several Android TV boxes over the time with the last two being: 1) H96 Pro+ –> Stopped functioning in less than a year and then I ordered: 2) Mecool KM1 –> Problems with remote pairing. From day 1 it asks repeatability every 10 sec. to reconnect with the remote. The other issue that Netflix is NOT supported! Both TV boxes were purchased according to customer reviews. Now, I would like to ask you about a more reliable streamer. I prefer a Mini PC… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Liviu
Ayman

Hello, there is something i want to point out about the guide to netflix installation, i found a way to watch 4K content on netflix android tv version. any device with DRM Widevine Level 1 can play HD with modifed netflix app, if the device also supports HDCP 2.2 4k is possible too. i tested it with mecool km9 pro a modifed netflix android tv enables L1 and it works i can confirm the movies and shows are in 4K but no HDR, how this works is by changing the build fingerprint and device ID on the streamer to amazon… Read more »

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Ayman

its not malware, its made by developer called “tork24”
its made to enable widevine level 1 but cannot play movies without changing the build fingerprint to amazon fire stick tv or mibox
you can modify the netflix app by yourself to enable HD on any certified device, for example galaxy s5 is certified and has widevine L1 but not supported by netflix. enabling widevine on netflix app will make it play movies on HD
this is made to bypass netflix certification and netflix cannot ban it

Ayman

im planning to buy mecool km1 but the one with 16 gb storage and 2 gb ram since android tv is running 32 bit, is it any worth. can it play large size 4k movies with very high bitrates?

Ayman

thank you very much for advice i’ll go with 2/16GB then, the mecool km9pro i tested belongs to my friend i asked him if i can borrow from him to test the box which why i decided to buy km1. he was very disappointed that km9 doesnt play 4k netflix. its not hiding modifed apk. netflix works fine it runs normally but it cant play movies and shows because the device is banned as you said, i got error says “Sorry. this video cannot play on your device” after i changed the build fingerprint and deviceid netflix works perfectly fine… Read more »

Yuki

Hi, can you recommend between tx3 and a95x f3 air which one is better buy? Since both spec and price is similar. Thanks!

Surfer

hi, can you suggest a nice gamepad controller for android. thanks

Surfer

Only looking for bluetooth controllers

Martin

Hi Kim,
First of all, thank you for a great site.
My question is this, I want to use an android box as a cheap NAS substitute. So it would have to have good cooling and good internet-speed. What would you advise?

Martin

Thanks Kim for your advice. I hope I can buy a ‘A95X F3’ cheap here in Nederland.
[Oh, a remark about the site. When I reply to your text, the box after the bell-icon is practically unreadable. It is white text on a grey field. It probably says ‘Post comment’…]

david

Hi have 2- h96 max x2 S905x2 with android 8.1. Bought 1 more h96max x2 s905x2 with update android 9,it will not download some apps says not compatible as no problem with android 8,1.So is android 9 a add on so if i factory reset it will go back to android 8.1 or do a have to do a stock firmware Thanks

Surfer

I bought H96 Max+ but kind of wasted money so keen to get next box right. I connect my android box with projector to watch movies and play games. so requirements are simple: Be able to watch movies in decent quality (ideally HD or 4K) Play games without skip frames be able to connect bluetooth gamepad controller PS4 or android gamepads decent storage as i am watching movies so nice sound would be great.   I thought Beelink GT King Pro but then i see that i can get Amazon Fire Tv Stick 4k, which is cheaper solution. any suggestions,… Read more »

Surfer

A95X F3 is S905 whereas I would look for something with S922. My worry is that A95X F3 may be very similar to H96 Max+ . Also A95X has Netflix and Prime in SD.
 
Have you reviewed anything with S922 ? which cost less too. Thanks.

Surfer
  1. MINIX NEO U22-XJ
  2. A95X MAX PLUS
  3. BEELINK GT KING
  4. BEELINK GT KING PRO

 
These are my filtered list but unfortunately 1st and 2nd are not available in the UK.
 
you have reviewed Beelink – is that not impressive or just too expensive ? whats your view?

Surfer

thanks. is there any way on this site where i can compare these tv boxs side by side.

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