Android TV Box

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Android TV Box

Postby DuLac » Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:14 pm

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I have got hold of one of these tiny and ultra-cheap boxes running Android 4.4.2., the MXQ Amlogic S805. These little boxes - very well built and working flawlessly - enclose a full-fledged Android computer hence capable of running
a) Logitech Squeezebox Controller
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.logitech.squeezeboxremote

b) SqueezePlayer (or any other Android player)
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.bluegaspode.squeezeplayer

c) WOL Wakeup On Lan (or any other android app capable of WOL)
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.uk.mrwebb.wakeonlan

The box has HDMI, SPIF and jack outputs. It has a SD card slot and 4 normal USB 2.0 ports where one can connect a keyboard and a mouse, although the included remote works quite well and efficiently. The USB also is capable of powering a small HD although I did not test that fully.
I bought it locally and paid some EUR40. From the link below (but also from ebay) they can be acquired for a lot less if purchased from China and if one is willing to wait a lot.
The OS comes rooted but the salesman told me that is not always guaranteed.
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http://www.geekbuying.com/item/NEXBOX-MXQ-Amlogic-S805-Smart-Android-TV-Box-1GB-RAM-8G-ROM-H-265-Hardware-Decode-WIFI-Miracast-DLNA-364375.html
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