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Tonbux Kodi Android TV Box Amlogic S905 Quad Core Reviews
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    August 23, 2016

    Android tv boxes are becoming extremely popular these days, and the reasons are obvious: being able to plug in a very flexible streaming device into your TV to watch video content from all over the web is a really enticing idea. This Android TV box from Tonbux is yet another good streaming box which is simple to use and very versatile, but it requires a good amount of technical knowledge to work properly.

    Before anything else, if you are buying this because you've heard that Kodi is essentially unlimited free TV and movies, be aware of a few things. First, the Kodi that is preloaded on this box is out of date and requires updating, so you CANNOT just plug it in and start watching. Second, Kodi in general is NOT a user-friendly program, so you will struggle to make it work if you don't know much about computers, streaming and file sharing. Don't think this will make a good gift for Grandma and Grandpa, because Kodi can and will run into numerous little issues every now and then which require you to fix them yourself. Kodi is also not technically supported on Android boxes like this, so don't expect any official help from them. If you are comfortable with computers, Kodi can be an amazing resource, but make sure you know what you're doing.

    Aside from Kodi, this Android TV box can be great for playing Netflix or Youtube right on your TV, as well as a huge number of other apps that you can download from the Play Store. The wireless keyboard that comes with this box is a huge bonus, as it makes navigating everything much easier, but I was annoyed to find that I had to unplug and replug it in every time I turned off the box itself.

    The tv box comes with a 60 day money back guarantee from Tonbux, which is great for anyone who is nervous about buying their first Android TV box. If you want something that will let you stream onto your tv, a box like this is a good investment and very versatile. Just be aware that getting the most out of Kodi requires some work from you, and you'll be fine.

    + Simple plug-and-go Android TV box
    + Comes with wireless keyboard which is a great addition
    + Can be set up to stream videos, tv, music, and more
    + Pre-loaded with useful apps like Netflix and Youtube
    + Can be set up to add subtitles to files.

    - Pre-loaded Kodi is out of date and requires updates
    - Kodi in general is extremely user-unfriendly (Not a good fit for someone who isn't tech savvy)
    - Wireless keyboard must be unplugged and plugged back in every time the box turns off

    Note: I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for an unbiased, honest review as provided here. As a consumer advocate, I believe in providing quality and honest feedback and receiving a product at a discounted rate will never affect my opinions.

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