Similarly, this It can also help you if you have a Smart TV with software that is not to your liking or you want to have it on a monitor. It is basically about resorting to external devices that, by connecting them to the TV, provide Android TV with all its advantages compared to ‘dumb’ televisions. And all this, with considerable savings compared to buying a new TV.
Chromecast with Google TV, the beloved Android TV launcher
Chromecasts have usually served (and continue to serve) to send content to TV from the mobile. However, the model of Chromecast with Google TV It also serves to provide Android TV to any television just by connecting it to an HDMI input.
Google TV is what its operating system is called, although in the end it is still a layer of Android TV. In fact, Android TV itself is increasingly resembling its interface to that of Google TV. In this you can have access to the same content than on Android TV, such as apps or system features.
It also comes with a control with which to manage the system. In this we find the classic volume up and down buttons, but also the roundel with arrows and button Okay in the center, as well as shortcuts to return to the main screen or the previous panel, as well as the quick opening of Google Assistant.
The official price of this device is almost 70 euros (€69.99). Nevertheless, can be bought cheaper in other stores that are not those of Google, being its purchase one of the most recommended to equip your television with Android TV.
An STV BOX that carries Android TV is also a great choice
Apart from the Chromecast, we find other Smart TV Box highly recommended to add Android TV to any television. And again we find a considerable money savings compared to buying a Smart TV.
Its operation is the same as that of the Chromecast, only having to connect it via HDMI to the TV. In the models that we are going to recommend, we find a purer Android TV, without the Google TV interface. Although, yes, some bring their own customization layer that, removing the manufacturer’s own apps, allow you to do the same.
The Xiaomi Mi TV Box S is probably one of the most interesting options. It has 4K resolution, HDMI 2.0 and even includes a control with which to operate throughout the interface and with functions similar to those seen in the Chromecast.
Xiaomi Mi TV Box S 4K HDR Media Player
Without leaving the well-known Chinese brand, the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick It is a smaller option, but just as functional with the Android operating system that is integrated. It also comes with a remote and its type format flash drive It is the most comfortable to take it to different televisions.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick Smart Android 9.0 1GB 8GB Global Version Intelligence EU Plug
Following with the sticksthe fire tv stick It is the option proposed by Amazon to provide smart functions to any television. It is true that its interface is not pure Android, but it is a layer based on this system and with interesting additions such as compatibility with Alexa, and can even manage other home automation accessories.
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls), HD Streaming Device
We close these recommendations with the Turewell Q Plus. Apart from its curious design and one of the most complete controls in terms of buttons, we find a player capable of playing content up to 6K and with Android 10 as the operating system.
Android TV Box 10.0, Android Box 4GB RAM 32GB ROM H616 Quad Core Cortex-A53 Smart TV Box, Support 6K Resolution 3D 2.4GHz WiFi Ethernet Media Player