START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated Dec 2020)
(2017-08-27, 15:46)wrxtasy Wrote: Just for info.... AMLogic devices:

Working Android TV 1080p Netflix + 5.1 Audio if that is important:

- Xiaomi Mi Box
- MECOOL M8S Pro +

Currently Android TV Netflix is Broken on the WeTek Hub & Play2 - until WeTek fix it hopefully.


I bought mine from Geekbuying. No idea about shipping to Europe.

You need the 2GB/16GB version for a decent Android box.

I have 2.4GHz only N Band WiFi now working on the ATV ROM on the MECOOL. I would not rely on it tho due to possible WiFi interference issues @ 2.4GHz. BT still does not work. But work is being done to add support using a v4.0 CSR (Cambridge) BT USB Dongle.

I also have Bluetooth working in LibreELEC only currently on the MECOOL with a dirt cheap v4.0 CSR BT USB Dongle.
WiFi is not working with LE on this box.

If DIY (Nougat) Android TV dual boot LibreELEC & A2 lite remote on MECOOL does not satisfy, then buy a companion cheap Xiaomi Mi Box for Android TV. Use MECOOL for LibreELEC only.

WeTek Play2 currently has the best unofficial ATV ROM, but beware broken ATV Netflix.

If not wanting to DIY, and needing Android TV - then buy a all in one hardware package - NVIDIA Shield.

Otherwise the MINIX U9 is a decent Android package as well. Kodi Krypton works nicely with minor VC-1 and Major TvHeadend PVR issues.
It also has a nice Android TV ROM, now with working 1080p Netflix. Beware the MINIX A3 lite remote wake from sleep issues. (click)
Snappy Box the U9, the fastest of all the AMLogic's Wink

Thank you very much, you are very kind and helpful.

Personally I do not care about Netflix, unfortunately it is a paid service. I'm interested in libreelec and Android, Android only free services.

Now let me know if Geekbuying ships in italy: , I think it's as reliable as a shop.

Excuse me, The dual boot DIY (Nougat) Android TV how did you explain it works by holding down the power button on the remote control ? On WeTek Play2 works this way.

Keeping the Xiaomi Mi Box for Android TV and MECOOL for libreelec is not uncomfortable, with just one remote control it's difficult, devices I need to connect them to the same TV, maybe it's better than just one device, Android TV + libreelec.

In my case, Android TV + libreelec, is WeTek Play2 or MECOOL better ?

Regarding MECOOL the wifi I think I do not use, as limited as you have suggested I can take a wifi usb module.

One question, the minix a2 lite also works on windows 10 ? If I had already asked, I apologize.

The MINIX U9 unfortunately is not compatible with libreelec otherwise it is just an excellent device. At the limit I could take the minix neo u1.

The cheapest NVIDIA SHIELD costs around 200 euros.

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RE: START HERE - Pick the Right Kodi Box (updated August 2017) - by marck120 - 2017-08-27, 17:08