Time for a drama marathon

T9 Android TV Box Review Malaysia 2021 – Specs & Price

Are you a film fanatic who’s tired of watching your favourite shows off asmall laptop screen? While we’ll always have our favourite Astro, sometimesthey just don’t have the one international show that you really want to watchon the big screen.Enter Android TV Boxes. These small devices (usually no longer than 5 inchesin width and/or length) act as a streaming device that operates on the Androidsystem. This means that they can run Android applications (think, games, newsand TV apps) by projecting them onto your TV via HDMI.Most TV boxes usually come with a slew of both free and paid apps. The T9 TVBox is no exception. In fact, it’s one of the best Android TV box in Malaysia.For our own benefit (and our readers’ as well), we decided to get one and seewhat the big deal is. Here’s our brief review.

Time for a drama marathon!

For this review, we used Popcorn (which is similar to Kodi) as our streamingapp. Glad to report that everything is simple and easy to use. Also, we foundvery little ads throughout streaming, which is a big bonus as ads can be veryannoying for many.To add, we had no problem streaming most shows. We did, however, run intostreaming problems on country-exclusive shows. Even though it was a minorissue, it would’ve been fun to stream these channels. Perhaps this is when thebuilt-in VPN comes into play (which we were too lazy to sign up for).“Can’t play this link because a network error occurred.”Not to mention, although there’s HD support, we found many of the shows to beof low resolution. This is, however, dismissed once you access the HDversions. Of course, not all channels have the said version. *

Navigation, why are you doing this?

We realized a huge problem of the T9 (this is probably TV boxes in general) islack of optimization. As Android is an open source system, not all apps areproperly optimized and projected for TV. As such, this Android box has quitecomplex navigation.Going back to the included remote control, you are able to switch betweenbutton arrow (default) mode and mouse mode, which you’ll still use the defaultmode to navigate with.Arrow (Default) ModeMouse ModeAt first, navigating around Popcorn was painful on our fingers, as the remotedoesn’t always respond to commands. We also tried using a USB mouse tonavigate, only to find that it doesn’t work.Over the next few days, however, we eventually learned to switch between thedefault and mouse mode. This enables us to navigate around easier withoutfrustrating over one mode at a time.Due to the absence of apps optimized for TV, you may find some buttons andoptions not showing on-screen. For instance, the “watch it now” optiondisappeared due to the length of the synopsis on Popcorn.Left: Where is it? / Right: Where it should be.

After-sales support

As T9 is not exactly sold in any local physical store, the need for customersupport is understandable for such a device. We’ll have you know that after-sales support is available as long as it is bought through our preferredmerchant mentioned at the end of this article. Should you find any defect onyour TV box within 3 months, you’re entitled to an exchange.

What’s new with Android TV?

Android TV has been around since 2014, but it’s regularly updated and newfeatures are often added to bring it up to speed with the smart TV platformcompetition.Here are a few of the most recent announcements and updates coming to theAndroid TV platform and smart TVs with it already built-in:Android TVs are getting TikTok: Android smart TVs across UK and Europe nowsupport the TikTok app – the US might not be too far behind. The app launchedon new Samsung TVs in late 2020, but it looks like TikTok’s plans for worlddomination are well underway as TVs with Google TV and Android TV operatingsystems now have the app too.Android TV gets a slick makeover for 2021: Google has been rolling out a newuser interface for Android TVs since January 2021. What’s the difference? Thehome screen will now have more content recommendations from the services youuse the most, the Apps tab will collect all of your installed apps and theDiscover tab will be easier to use too.The Xiaomi Mi TV Q1 is a gorgeous, affordable 75-inch 4K TV: Xiaomi has liftedthe lid on its new 75-inch Mi TV Q1. Its flagship TV supports 4K HDR andincorporates both Dolby Vision and HDR10+. It also packs Android 10. It’sXiaomi’s most premium TV to date and, the company told TechRadar in aninterview that it could rival the Samsung Q80T in both specs and usability.(Image credit: Humax)

Android TV apps

There’s a huge range of apps available on Android TV via the Google PlayStore.These include most of the streaming favourites, like Netflix, Disney Channel,Spotify, HBO Now and YouTube. Depending on your country, there are also a lotof live TV channels, including NFL, Bloomberg TV and ABC. There are plenty ofgaming apps, too, such as Crossy Road, Final Fantasy IX and Minecraft.What’s important here is the Google Play Store on Android TV only displaysapps that are supported by the TV platform – not all of the apps available onother devices, including smartphones.

Android TV key features

Curated content: Android TV analyzes the kinds of TV shows and movies that youusually watch, play and listen to, and serves up similar things you’re likelyto be interested in.Universal search: You can use the search bar at the top of the Android TVinterface or the voice search button on your remote to find what you’relooking for. Android TV crawls a number of services, including Netflix, Hulu,YouTube and Google Play Movies and TV to find what you need, and usually liststhe lowest price first.Native Google Cast support: All Android TV players and TVs have Google Castbuilt-in. That means you can stream content from your device to your TVwhenever you see the Google Cast icon. This is sometimes referred to asChromecast built-in.Voice search via the remote: Instead of scrolling all the way up to the top ofthe interface and typing out the name of the show, movie or actor you’relooking for, you can simply speak the name into the Android TV remote – thisis a great time-saver.Google Assistant integration: Near the end of 2017, Google’s smart assistantmade its way into Android TV. Google Assistant on Android TV is the same onethat’s built into the Google Home and some higher-end Android phones. Just say”OK Google” to begin.For the most part, it’s a lot like Siri or Cortana – Google Assistant can makecalendar appointments, check your to-do list and answer inquiries aboutpopular topics. What makes it unique is that it also can control your smarthome products like thermometers, light bulbs and smart locks, too.Games via the Google Play Store: Fancy playing a game of Pong between seasonsof Breaking Bad? Android TV currently has more games on its store than anyother TV operating system. Like Android on phones, some games are free andothers cost money.Actor bios and filmographies: Let’s say you’ve just watched Guardians of theGalaxy 2 and now you want to see what other films Zoe Saldana has been in.Search Zoe Saldana on Android TV and you’ll find every title she’s starred in.Click a TV show and you’ll find a synopsis, where you can watch the show andthe rest of the show’s cast.Google Chromecast devices feature Android TV apps as well (Image credit:Google )

Android TVs: what screens run the Android OS?

A number of different TV brands have Android TV built-in. Right now thesemostly include Sony and Philips. A number of Hisense TVs also have Android TV,as do some Cello and Sharp models.Some TV brands run their own OS, like Samsung and its Tizen platform. Whilstothers have deals with third-party companies, like TCL and its partnershipwith Roku.What’s important to note is that Android TV doesn’t run in exactly the sameway on every device. Why? Well, each hardware manufacturer has the ability tomodify the base Android TV code to tailor it for their system.For example, for a short period of time, Nvidia Shield was the only devicethat had access to Amazon. One device might have PlayStation Now, while othersmight use a spot on the Android TV interface for a first-party app. (LeEco,for example, has a space for its LeTV on the Android TV homepage, forexample.)But these are generally minor differences and not ones to lose sleep about.With that in mind, let’s take a look at just a few of the Android TVs we’vereviewed here on TechRadar:(Image credit: Sony)Sony A8H OLED: In our smart TV guide we crowned the Sony A8H OLED the bestsmart TV with Android TV. That’s because, out of all the brands with smartTVs, Sony has the most comprehensive Google solution.For UK viewers, it has rather cleverly layered a YouView program guideplatform on top, deftly addressing one of Android TV’s big weaknesses – catch-up TV provision.The latest Android version 9.0 (Pie) also features a few Sony-specificimprovements. Highlighting an option in the Settings menus, for instance, nowbrings up a cool ‘exploded’ explanation of what that feature does. There arealso new voice control onscreen ‘tips’, and enhanced external device detectionand information.Read our full review: Sony A8H OLED reviewToday’s best Sony Bravia A8 OLED TV deals(Image credit: Hisense)Hisense H8G Quantum Series (65H8G): The Hisense H8G Quantum Series does somuch at a price that will make you wonder why you’d even consider “premium”televisions. Overall this is an affordable, high-quality television and wehighly recommend it for those of you in the US.This is a feature-packed television, thanks to Google. Android TV is powerful,flexible, and useful all at the same time. We had no problems with the initialsetup, which took about 15 minutes total including several app installs.Google handles the interface for the television, and even during the few weeksof testing, there were several updates and tweaks. So Hisense doesn’t have tocreate its own interface and the viewer doesn’t have to learn something new.It’s a real win-win.Read our full review: Hisense H8G Quantum Series (65H8G) reviewToday’s best Hisense H8G TV deals(Image credit: Philips)Philips OLED+935 TV: The addition of AI to Philips’ already highly-evolvedvideo processing feels like the discovery of some sort of missing link,enabling the brand to skip a few generations ahead with its always ambitiouspicture quality dreams. The glorious pictures are accompanied, too, byarguably the finest sound system ever found on a mainstream TV.However, the Android smart system Philips uses for its UI isn’t the most user-friendly around, but it does run relatively stable on the OLED+935, and comesloaded up with Freeview Play to provide all the UK’s key catch up TV services.Read our full review: Philips OLED+935 TV review(Image credit: Cello)Cello Smart Android TV: This budget TV from Cello boasts all-round picturequality and smart TV features galore courtesy of the latest Android TV systemand Freeview Play. It is exclusive to the UK.But while the Android operating system is rich in content, it’s not the mostintuitive platform to use on this TV. It runs sluggishly on the C2420G,especially when trying to use Google Assistant voice control.Read our full review: Cello Smart Android TV review

Other Android TV devices

One of the easiest ways to get Android up and running quickly on almost any TVis with a set-top box that runs the smart TV platform.The Nvidia Shield TV Pro is one of the best streaming boxes on the market.It’s an Android-powered set-top-box / games console, it’s about as powerful asstreaming devices come, and is jam-packed with features that will tempt movieand video game fans alike.The Xiaomi Mi Box S doesn’t compare to the likes of the Nvidia Shield TV, butif you’re looking for Android TV on a budget, it’s an option to consider.The simplest and cheapest solution is probably a Google Chromecast streamingstick, though, which can plug into an HDMI port and supply thousands of appsas well as the Android TV platform.(Image credit: Google)

What’s all this about Google TV?

Some of you may be aware of a new ‘Google TV’ platform featuring on the kindsof devices that would traditionally feature Android TV instead.Google TV is essentially a successor with a simplified interface that tried totackle some of the perceived issues of the Android platform, but much of thelayout and app support is carried over direct.There’s even a new Chromecast with Google TV model showcasing the benefits ofthe new platform, with better organization and a personalized recommendationtab, a watchlist and a Live TV menu for folks who subscribe to YouTube TV.We expect to see it rolled out further in the future, possibly on some smartTVs as well as streaming sticks, though it’s unclear whether Android TV isgoing to be shuttered for good – especially given different TV makers usetheir own spins on the base Android platform.It’s worth noting that Google TV didn’t support the Stadia streaming platformat launch, though.Buy T9 Android TV Box 4GB 32GB in Bangladesh

T9 Android TV Box 4GB 32GB QuadCore 4K Media Player H.265 2.4G/5G WIFI USB

3.0 TVbox Set Top Box * Brand Name: MOSHOU * Video Output: HDMI 2.0 * CPU: RK3318 Quad-Cor * GPU: Mali-450MP2 * OS: ANDROID 9.0 * Internal Storage: 32GB eMMC * Ethernet: 1000M * Wireless: Yes * Memory: 4G DDR3 * Bluetooth: Yes * GOOGLE Cast: Yes * Weight: 0.45 * IPTV: Yes * OTA Update: Yes * Power: DC 5V,2A * Model Number: T9 * System Upgrade: No * Max. Extended Capacity: TF Card Up To 256GB * Remote Control: IncludedPackage includes-1 x T9 TV Box -1 x Remote control -1 x Power Supply -1 x HD Cable -1 x User Manual

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