START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
(2016-11-22, 12:31)Zechia Wrote: Alright guys, so I'm a bit hesitant in buying the NVIDIA SHIELD. I can't find it on stock anywhere I live (Norway), but I can buy the Apple TV? Not sure which of these TV boxes to get honestly. Should I wait for the NVIDIA SHIELD to come in stock or just get the Apple TV? Need the best Android TV box for family use.
Best Android TV Kodi box = nVIDIA Shield.

You need to list what you want a Kodi box to do first to narrow down the choices like:
1) Android Apps and Kodi with a simple Wireless remote control and family friendly interface ?
2) What Sort of Audio - is there an 5.1/7.1 Audio Amplifier involved ?
3) Do you need to watch Live or recorded TV from a backend TV server like TvHeadend or a HDHomerun ?

If you want a family friendly Android Kodi box then the choices narrow to:
  • nVIDIA Shield (Android TV)
  • Xiaomi Mi Box (Android TV)
  • FireTV2 (Fire OS)
  • AppleTV4 (Apple tvOS)
Be aware the AppleTV4 will need to run MrMC a Kodi modded version for the ATV4. There are limitations with MrMC, such as No Python scripted Addons and you cannot install extra Skins. Python had to be dropped as it was the only way to get the MrMC App into Apple's restrictive App store.

If its just a device to run Kodi only with a simple interface then any number of boxes running LibreELEC Kodi are available.


Messages In This Thread
The right box for me - by tyem - 2016-01-13, 15:29
Jesus Box - by kellyvb - 2016-03-04, 20:18
Thanks for the Help! - by jmc15john - 2016-11-09, 16:44
RE: START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Nov 2016) - by wrxtasy - 2016-11-23, 04:35
Jarvis crashes and wipes - by gotthis2000 - 2017-01-10, 22:14
RE: Jarvis crashes and wipes - by nickr - 2017-01-10, 22:58
T95Z Plus Android TV Box - by gooner1971 - 2017-03-17, 13:04