Kodi which used to be known as XBMC is a popular media centre software that is open source, meaning that it is made to be customised by the end user with very little restrictions. Kodi runs very well on the android operating system which is also open source (as oppossed to the IOS operating system which is very much “closed” and restrictive). Many people refer to the android boxes we sell as Kodi boxes so they are essentially the same thing but under different names (some also called them smart TV boxes). The android or kodi box as many call it is a perfect match for the kodi media centre app as it as kodi allows you to watch movies, TV shows, play music on various add ons, create picture gallery’s, access Youtube and much more. Kodi also allows you to record content via a PVR add on.
Kodi uses add on’s to access the various media available such as video add on’s, music add on’s, Picture add on’s etc. Everything in Kodi is made to be customised so for example if you are big into music you could have multiple music add on’s such as soundcloud or spotify and que music or make playlists.
Which Kodi Boxes Are Best?
When buying a Kodi box it is important to check for several things. Firstly Kodi takes up a lot of resources especially when more and more add on’s are added to the media centre. This can cause some of the cheaper boxes to crash as they are not able to handle the demands of Kodi and at the time run the android operating system. Because of this we do not sell the 1GB of RAM kodi boxes anymore as we found they aren’t really able for a fully loaded Kodi. We now only sell 2GB of RAM that can easily handle a fully loaded Kodi system as well as many other apps on the android system.
The difference then is in how much storage is on the box? The two best kodi boxes at the moment in our opinion (after testing a lot!) is the T95Z 3GB Plus box which has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of hard drive and the T95Z Plus 2GB which has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of hard drive. Both boxes will run kodi no problem and allow for extra storage via SD card. It really then comes down to your budget!
Kodi Legal Disclaimer:
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ANDROIDTVBOXES.COM.AU does not condone piracy or usage of third party applications which link to copyrighted material. The advertised Live Channels are from Legal sources such as FilmON.tv and USTVnow whom provide free streams with no subscriptions or fees.
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Furthermore, some third party Kodi addons do not search the world wide web for streams. Some of them are linked to official sources such as PLUS7, TENPLAY, USTVnow, FilmON and other Official sources whom provide free and Official legal to view content. Other third party add-ons which scrape the internet for streaming sources are commonly referred to as “a grey area” and that’s why Androidtvboxes.com.au does not install any third party addons onto our devices. Users should install third party addons at their own discretion. We do not condone or encourage piracy in any way.