Best Android TV Boxes for Kodi (Summer 2016 Edition)

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If you’re looking to purchase a new Android TV box for Kodi, you’ve probably noticed that the market is literally flooded with hundreds of different devices, all promising to provide the best performance and functionality. Before going out and making a purchase, it’s important that you be aware that the majority of the devices on the market are total garbage.

As a general rule, we recommend staying away from cheap Chinese hardware, the few dollars you save aren’t worth it in the long run, cheap devices rarely last longer than a year, sometimes breaking long before.

We’ve gone ahead and put together a list of what we think are currently the best Android TV boxes for Kodi, these picks are based on our own experience, hardware specifications, and device reputation within the community.

Best Android TV Boxes for Kodi

Which one is right for you?

#1 NVIDIA Shield TV

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It’s higher priced than the competition, but with good reason. It blows everything else right out of the water! If you’re looking for the best possible Kodi hardware device, and can afford the price tag, this is without a question the Android TV box for you.

Price: $198.27 USD
Purchase Link: Amazon

#2 Amazon Fire TV

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Definitely a great piece of hardware, with a very nice user interface. This powerful device is extremely fast, the only drawback is that it lacks the Google Play store, so installing Kodi will take a slight amount of effort.

Price: $99.99 USD
Purchase Link: USA, UK, Germany, Austria, International

#3 MINIX Neo U1

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MINIX is the one chinese brand that has proven itself reliable, they’re even an official sponsor of the XBMC Foundation. This box packs a nice punch, definitely worth checking out.

Price: $129.90 USD
Purchase Link: Amazon

#4 Matricom G-Box Q²

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Matricom was one of the first companies to market Android TV devices for use with Kodi, it’s a pretty good device, another option to consider.

Price: $94.00 USD
Purchase Link: Amazon

#5 Amazon Fire TV Stick

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It’s a great entry level device, good for casual use. It offers a great user interface, however no Google Play store, so you’ll have to manually install Kodi to the device.

Price: $39.99 USD
Purchase Link: USA, UK, Germany, Austria, International

That’s it for now folks! We hope that you can use our recommendations to make an informed purchase the next time you’re in the market for a new Kodi box. Remember to be weary of any local Kodi sellers claiming their box to be the best, we’ve been doing this a long time and don’t recommend anything but what’s above. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to visit the CABLE CUTTERS discussion forums, for all your Android TV hardware discussion.

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