Most Popular Streaming Players
Nexbox A95X - Reviews, Prices, Specs and Alternatives
This little guy being the best seller in Amazon last 2016 I was curious to see what the hype was all about. I had mixed feelings when I was looking at this one but best read below for more details.
On the budget friendly side of the Android TV Box market is the Nexbox A95X. Out of the box its got that cheap plasticky look with a dash of red in the corner as all Nexbox products. It comes with an IR Remote, a user manual, HDMI 2.0 cable, and a DC power adapter. Its wired connectivity is robust which is great. Aside from the DC power jack it has 2 USB ports, an AV port and an SPDIF coaxial port as well as an HDMI and LAN port.
Other Chinese boxes are mostly rooted and sadly that's not the case here. Rooting is especially important if you want the ability to grant permission to apps to run on the device. Meaning no new apps can be integrated which sucks. SD and HD video playing is all good but even if its advertised as a 4k box, dont do it as 4k is barely watchable here. It also doesnt have access to other streaming providers such as YouTube, NetFlix, Hulu, to name a few which is puzzling. Overall the UI and the device runs stable at least but its just lacking so much and the performance is just "meh".
It is cheap, and I mean Chinese level cheap. At below the $50.00 range this still disappoints me as it gives us a bare-bones TV Box experience mixed with several annoyances that are deal breakers. I think this is what drew Amazon buyers to purchase this, I bet this was also the most returned though. Buy a Roku instead, the price is close and the experience is so much better.
- Very cheap
- Easy to use
- Unable to be rooted
- Inconsistent network performance
- 4k is unbearable
- No third party streaming services
- Android 6.0
- Amlogic S905X
- Quad Core 3D
- 4K HD Support
- 2.4G Wi-Fi
- Works up to 20 ft signal distance
- Rechargeable battery
- Plug receiver and play