Since there are so many Android TV boxes on the market these days, selecting the right Kodi box might seem like a daunting task for some. You’ve likely heard different opinions from everyone, everyone claims that their box is the “best.” The truth is there aren’t really that many quality Android TV devices out there, you could count the good ones on two hands. Meanwhile, the market is flooded with garbage Android TV boxes, with all kinds of people trying to make a quick buck.
We’re very careful about which Android TV devices are included in this list, and would never recommend subpar hardware to anyone. The average Kodi user will find that most of the Android TV boxes on this list are fairly equal in terms of performance, but obviously some definitely offer a bigger kick than others. It’s quite easy to install Kodi to any of these Android TV boxes, and we’ve included a link to the install guide for Kodi under each device, that way you can see what you’ll have to do before you buy.
These are what we consider to be the best Android TV boxes on the market at the current time. This list will be updated as things change, although most of these devices have been on this list for quite a while.
#1 NVIDIA Shield TV
If you want the best of the best, and don’t have any budgetary restrictions, this is the Android TV device for you. It’s the real deal, and Kodi can be installed at the click of a button, literally. Remote control features voice search.
#2 Xiaomi Mi Box
Don’t let the name fool you, Xiaomi is the world’s fourth largest mobile phone manufacturer, and they’re known as the Chinese Apple. This device offers a huge punch, at a super attractive price tag. Remote control features voice search.
#3 Amazon Fire TV
This is one awesome device, it runs really smooth. However, installing Kodi will be slightly more complicated than on the previous devices, since there’s no Google Play Store app. Remote control features voice search.
#4 MINIX Neo U1
Another good option, this device was actually designed with Kodi in mind. Although we generally tend to gravitate towards bigger, more established electronics companies, we’ll give this spot to the little guy.
#5 Amazon Fire TV Stick
If you’re on a tight budget, but still want a dedicated Kodi device, the Amazon Fire TV Stick is your best bet. Since there’s no Google Play Store app, installing Kodi will be slightly more complicated.
We hope that this list will help you make an informed purchase. These are all excellent performing devices, so the deciding factors for most people will likely be price and geographical availability.