Android Internet TV Kodi Resource Guide
Your Guide to the Best Android Internet TV Boxes, Apps, and Kodi Experience!
The Android Platform has exploded in the last few years and for watching Internet TV, Android boxes offer some of the best alternatives to a full fledged HTPC for using with Kodi.
This guide will help you navigate through what is one of the most exciting media streaming platforms on the market.
Android is an operating system that many of you are probably already familiar with and have on tablets, smart phones and other devices. What makes the Android OS great is it was bought by and supported by Google. The Google Play Store rivals iTunes and contains many thousand apps that will let your Android device do almost anything. Many of these same apps or apks as they are called will also work on your phones or tablets as well. For the purpose of this Resource Guide we will limit it to Android Internet TV media players.
Until recently, you could go on eBay and buy any number of low cost Android media streaming boxes that came preinstalled with Kodi. Not only did they have Kodi, they also contained almost every Kodi add-on imaginable to watch free TV and Movies. The trademark holders of Kodi contacted eBay and filed a complaint that since these software add-ons did not come with their original clean install of Kodi and linked to pirated Movies and TV shows all over the internet they did not want their Kodi name associated with these boxes. Users can still install all these same add-ons themselves or still get some of these same loaded boxes on Amazon and eBay as long as they are not advertised as Kodi boxes (even though they are). We will show you which of these boxes are the best to get and will help you find and install the same Kodi add-ons.
Disclaimer: The laws on streaming are still murky, many say streaming as opposed to downloading and torrent sharing is still legal. Proceed with caution and if in doubt, it's always best to use a network enabled VPN (Virtual Private Network) which will protect your IP address and identity online.
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Best Android Internet TV Media Streaming BoxesWith dozens of manufacturers building multiple models of Android Internet TV Media Streaming boxes, here are some of our top choices. We choose these models based on after market support by the manufacturer, firmware updates and user reviews.
Minix Neo U1 is their Current Flagship Ultra 4K Quad Core, 60FPS Internet TV Streamer
If you are the looking for a high quality box that comes with just a plain clean install of XBMC and not much else. Or, a "build it yourself" Android Internet TV box then take a look at Minix. This is a box you can customize with apks and XBMC/Kodi add-ons of your choice. Minix is a good solid platform and builds a very nice Android internet TV media streamer.
2017 SkyStreamX ONE Quad Core Android Smart Internet TV Box
While this streaming TV box will cost you a little more, for those of you that are not technical and just want a box to turn on and start watching free TV this is it!
"With the SkyStream ONE Quad Core we guarantee that you will have the best Android experience with the smoothest playback & fastest load times! The video resolution can go all the way up to 4K so you know this box can handle it all! This is a Quad Core multimedia center with an Android operating system that allows you to play and view content without having to pay for cable or any monthly subscriptions!"
Nvidia Shield is one of the most powerful Android TV boxes available. Full on movie streaming and gaming monster!
Update!!! New Nvidia Shields are here and now include remote control!
XBMC/Kodi Add-Ons and Repositories
If you buy a Minix or other Android media streamer that comes with a plain vanilla OEM install of XBMC/Kodi, you will need to build and configure your own custom Kodi setup yourself. We have a few resource pages here on mkvXstream that will help you get started. For some of the most popular and best Kodi add-ons and repos - Click Here!
For excellent video tutorials on how to turn your XBMC/Kodi media center into a PVR and watch live TV, plus setup XBMC with the best Repos for watching free internet TV and Movies, be sure to check out: XBMC/Kodi How to For NOoBS.
Best Android APKs for Watching Free Internet TVOne of the best thing about using the Android platform as a media streamer besides XBMC/Kodi is it will also use apps that pretty much gives you the ability to watch much of the same content as you can using XBMC/Kodi. So if you don't want to mess with XBMC to watch movies and TV shows, just download and install these free Android apps and you are ready to go. Unlike Roku and Apple TV which both control the content they allow on their platform, the Android OS is unrestricted. That's why you can get XBMC/Kodi and many other great apps for Android which you will never find on Roku or Apple TV.
The following apps are among the top choices for watching FREE internet TV shows and Movies on the Android platform along with download links on where to get them. Many of these apps can't be found on the Google Play store so you will need to download them directly. To install these apps you will need to go into your System/Security settings and allow apps from unknown sources.
To learn more about how to get the most out of your Android box and streaming, be sure to read the following articles:
- Best Android Apps for Free Movie Streaming
- WiFi Internet Router Tips
Best Android Streaming TV Apps!
One of the Best Streaming TV and Movie Apps on Android
Disney Movies Anywhere
New App that let's you watch all your Disney Movies on Android
Watch HD Cartoons and TV shows on Android
Sport TV Plus
Watch Free Sports and TV Shows on Android.
Use Your Android Media Streamer to Watch Netflix.
Mobdro Crawls the Web for Free Video Streams.
Watch Hundreds of Live Channels on your Android device.
"Tons of programs and TV series at your fingertips"
Listen to the Largest Collection of Radio Stations in the World FREE!
"Watch and record live TV anywhere, anytime"
"FilmOn 120 Live TV HD Channels"
These are some great Android apps to help you get started watching FREE Internet TV!