Streaming box recommendation

smaaz

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Recommend me which is better
Amazon fire tv stick 4k or Mi box s
Firestick you have to sideload apps like youtube/netflix etc, plus no USB port so no mini keyboard/air mouse OR USB playback. Also if you lost remote forget it its useless. I have normal firestick lying around and is useless without remote.

Mi Box S has 1 USB port so you can hook external drive/USB.
 

Engr Waqas

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Mi Box S, I have firestick Gen 2 and even for youtube I had to sideload, plus no usb port so forget external usb/HDD.
But I heard Mi box S is laggy and has limited storage.
Or suggest any other good android tv box for Netflix.

Thanks
 

Nomiforu

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Not sure if it matters but I'm currently using my Zbox mini pc to dual boot both windows and android( Phoenix Os). Runs android 5.1.1 quite smoothly. So far have used youtube & ptcl smart tv on it successfully. Because this OS is catered to be used as a desktop replacement, the user experience is quite good so far. It also shows my hdd drives so I can access its contents as well.
 

smaaz

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But I heard Mi box S is laggy and has limited storage.
Or suggest any other good android tv box for Netflix.

Thanks
I dont have Mi box S, you can search youtube for reviews and feedback. firestick also has 8gb storage, for a streaming box storage dosnt matter that much. I can only tell about firestick 2nd gen (1080p) and its fine for youtube and netflix but its skin is custom amazon and every app has to be sideloaded or used downloader app.

Even cheap chinese x96 box for 3k can run netflix and youtube with ease if that is the only requirement.
 

fayaz88

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But I heard Mi box S is laggy and has limited storage.
Or suggest any other good android tv box for Netflix.

Thanks
I have the older Mibox which doesn't have 4k Chromecast. I can tell you that it is not laggy at all. It runs absolutely smooth. I watch Netflix on it, no problem at all. Also, why do you need the storage? If you want to download a video you'll have to do on your mobile/pc - Android TV is not well suited for such stuff, no matter which Android box you have. It is suited for Youtube, Netflix, etc., not downloading.
There is one issue that I have faced with Mibox: The bluetooth is problematic. For no reason, my bluetooth speaker would start stuttering, or when I connect the bluetooth, the video quality will drop.
 

Engr Waqas

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I have the older Mibox which doesn't have 4k Chromecast. I can tell you that it is not laggy at all. It runs absolutely smooth. I watch Netflix on it, no problem at all. Also, why do you need the storage? If you want to download a video you'll have to do on your mobile/pc - Android TV is not well suited for such stuff, no matter which Android box you have. It is suited for Youtube, Netflix, etc., not downloading.
There is one issue that I have faced with Mibox: The bluetooth is problematic. For no reason, my bluetooth speaker would start stuttering, or when I connect the bluetooth, the video quality will drop.
Please recommend any good box for watching Netflix.
Regarding storage , the reason was to download some games from play store so that kids can enjoy too.
 
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