EntertainmentLifestyleTechTV
Trending

Best IPTV Box and USB TV Stick 2018

In the modern era of the society, technology has improved so far and we came far from the technologies we used to see around in our childhood. In other words, the world is changed now and we have to move our self too. So Television (TV) is an example we took from the past and changed into powerful Best IPTV Box.

You can also check our best smart led tv for money guide.

Evolution of IPTV Box

What we have in past is fat, non-colored and simple TVs around us but these days technology evolve the TVs into a very small piece of technology called IPTV Box or Streaming Media Devices which even can fit in our palm.  As a result, they are very advanced and filed with freebies i.e. applications and games etc. etc. Also, these tiny devices let us watch live TV and our favorite shows and movies no matter how old these movies are. Finally, I am going to review some of its evolution.

Type of OS in IPTV Boxes

These devices are mostly based on Android, Fire OS (Android Based), Roku OS Based on custom Linux distribution. and Apple TVOS operating system and each of one has different features. However, I select a few USB TV or TV sticks for your consideration and I suggest you read this article before you are going to buy Best IPTV Box. Certainly, your decision is the final one.

List of Best IPTV Box

  1. Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote Control
  2. Xioami MI TV Box S
  3. Roku Streaming Stick+
  4. Apple TV Box
  5. IPTV Box.

Finally, the detailed hardware specification and features are listed individually of select devices to your information.

1.    Fire TV Stick 4k with All-New Alexa Voice Remote, Streaming Media Player by AMAZON.com (Starting From $29.99)

best iptv box, Best IPTV Box and USB TV Stick 2018
Amazon Fire IPTV Stick
  • Amazon fire TV stick is one of the most powerful devices is available currently it has lots of free and paid programs to sooth the entertainment taste buds of yours and almost get you every show you always wanted to see.
  • You can launch and control all your music, TV shows, and favorite movies in one place with up to 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) with the help of Alexa voice remote
  • Premium voice quality with Dolby ATMOS and crystal clear picture quality with HDR 10+, HDR, 4K Ultra HDR, and Dolby vision.
  • You can choose from 500,000+ movie and TV shows from built-in apps of Amazon prime video, Hulu, Netflix, and HBO. You can explore additional stuff from youtube.com


 


Hardware Specification.

Size 99 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (only housing) | 108 mm x 30 mm x 14 mm (including the connector)
Weight 53.6 g
Processor Quad-core 1.7 GHz
GPU IMG GE8300
Storage 8 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO) for faster streaming and fewer dropped connections than standard Wi-Fi. Supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
Voice Support Yes, with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV app (available for download on Fire OS, Android, and iOS)
IR Device Control with included all-new Alexa Voice remote The included all-new Alexa Voice Remote can control the Fire TV Stick 4K and certain functions (such as power and volume) on a wide range of compatible IR-enabled devices, including TVs, soundbars and A/V receivers. Note: Certain functions may not be available on some IR-enabled devices.
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for digital content purchased from Amazon
Ports HDMI output, micro USB for power only
Audio Support Dolby ATMOS, 7.1 surround sound, 2-channel stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 5.1
Content Formats Supported Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9 Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, VORBIS, Dolby ATMOS (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps
System Requirements High-definition television with available high-speed HDMI input, high-speed internet connection via Wi-Fi
TV Compatibility TV must support minimum HDCP requirements for protected content playback. Compatible with 1) 4K ultra high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2 or 2) high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 50/60 Hz.
Warranty and Service 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 2-year and 3-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire TV is subject to the terms found at the Amazon site.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Accessibility Features VoiceView screen reader enables access to the vast majority of Fire TV features for users who are blind or visually impaired. Watch videos and TV shows with closed captioning displayed. Captions are not available for all content.
Included in the Box Fire TV Stick 4K, Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen), USB cable and power adapter, HDMI extender cable for Fire TV Stick 4K, 2 AAA batteries, Quick Start Guide

2.    Xiaomi Mi Box S with 4K HDR Android TV Streaming Media Player and Google Assistant Remote (Starting from $59.99)

best iptv box, Best IPTV Box and USB TV Stick 2018
Xiaomi MI IPTV Box S
  • Xiaomi MI Box S is powered by Android TV 8.1 OS and very easy to use with the integration of Google Assistant remote control which makes the box powerful enough to fulfill your entertainment desires and encourage you to dive deep into the world of endless entertainment.
  • Your favorite apps like Netflix, VUDU, Sling TV, Spotify, Starz and much more are also here. You can even install other apps available on Google Play Store. Youtube.com also available to watch a video and even you can access 3000+ TV Channels and apps to get you busy all day.
  • MI Box S support 4K ultra HD with high dynamic range (HDR) to gives you the detailed clarity and smoothness you never experience before.
  • Built-in smart cast technology enables you to share your image, video and audio files directly to your TV screen. (Compatible device needed.)

Hardware Specification

Size 3.75 x 0.66 x 3.75 Inches Assembled
Weight N.A
Processor Cortex-A53 Quad Core 64 bit
GPU Mali-450
Storage 8 GB eMMC Rom, 2GB DDR3 Ram
Wi-Fi Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5GHz
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
Voice Support Yes, with the all-new Google Voice Assistant Remote (included)
IR Device Control with included all-new Google Voice remote The included all-new Google Voice Assistant can control TV Box 4K and certain functions (such as power and volume) on a wide range of compatible IR-enabled devices, including TVs. Note: Certain functions may not be available on some IR-enabled devices.
Cloud Storage N.A
Ports HDMI 2.0a x 1, Audio out x 1, USB 2.0 x 1, Power Interface x 1
Audio Support Dolby, DTS Surround Sound with Global Language support
Content Formats Supported Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9 Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis, Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC), Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps
System Requirements High-definition television with available high-speed HDMI input, high-speed internet connection via Wi-Fi
TV Compatibility TV must support minimum HDCP requirements for protected content playback. Compatible with 1) 4K ultra high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 2160p at 24/25/30/50/60 Hz and HDCP 2.2 or 2) high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 50/60 Hz.
Warranty and Service limited warranty and service included. Android TV, Google Cast, Google Play and other marks are trademarks of Google Inc.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Accessibility Features N.A
Included in the Box Mi Box S, Google Assistant Voice Remote, Power Adapter, AAA x 2, HDMI Cable



3.    Roku ® Streaming Stick®+ (Starting From $59.99)

best iptv box, Best IPTV Box and USB TV Stick 2018
Ruko IPTV Streaming Stick+
  • Looking for streaming devices? Why not get the one which is used by most trustable industry players? Roku is based on custom Linux OS called Roku OS and widely used by Amazon Cloud Player, Amazon Video, BBC iPlayer, DirecTV Now, Google Play Movies & TV, Hulu, Netflix, Sling TV, Time Warner Cable, Vudu, YouTube, YouTube TV and lots of other providers.
  • Roku® Streaming Stick+ provides the crystal clear, vivid and HD picture quality with exceptional smoothness. Equipped with 4K Ultra HD and HDR to provide you with the amazing experience of your life.
  • The amazing wireless strength allows you to get wireless connectivity far away from your router and provide you the extreme flawless wireless connectivity to build the unbreakable cinematic experience to your TV lounge.
  • More than 500,000 movies and episodes of your favorite TV shows seamlessly to keep you busy all the time you have to enjoy the live streaming.
  • Roku® Streaming Stick+ is loaded with Digital stereo with HDMI, DTS Digital surround system over HDMI, Dolby Audio and Dolby ATMOS passing through HDMI.

Hardware Specification.

Size 3.7 x 0.8 x 0.47 Inches
Weight 25 Grams
Processor ARM Cortex A53
GPU N.A
Storage 1 GB Rom, 512 MB Ram
Wi-Fi Connectivity 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless
Bluetooth N.A
Voice Support Yes, Voice remote with TV power and volume buttons
IR Device Control with included all-new Google Voice remote Voice remote with TV power and volume buttons. Only work with Roku® Compatible devices.
Cloud Storage N.A
Ports Power, HDMI 2.0a, mini USB for the advanced wireless receiver
Audio Support Digital stereo over HDMI®, DTS Digital Surround™ pass-through over HDMI, Dolby Audio™ and Dolby ATMOS® pass-through over HDMI
Content Formats Supported Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9 Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 2160p, 1080p and 720p up to 60 fps
System Requirements High-definition television with available high-speed HDMI input, high-speed internet connection via Wi-Fi
TV Compatibility HD TVs – Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) with up-scaling from 720p, 4K UHD TVs – Up to 2160p at 60fps (3840 × 2160) with up-scaling from 720p and 1080p. TV must have an HDMI input that supports HDCP 2.2, 4K UHD HDR TVs – Supports HDR10. TV must have an HDMI input that supports HDCP 2.2
Warranty and Service limited warranty and service included.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Accessibility Features N.A
Included in the Box Roku Streaming Stick+ (model 3810), Voice remote with TV power & volume buttons, Two AAA batteries, Power adapter & extender cable



4.     Apple TV 4K 64GB Digital HDR Media Streamer (Starting from $199)

best iptv box, Best IPTV Box and USB TV Stick 2018

I strongly believe that every one of us well aware with Apple® and we know the powerful hardware behind the Apple products.

With the help of 5th generation Apple TV box you can watch your favorite shows with amazing and stunning picture quality with 4k Resolution.  HDR can give you the vibrant details of pictures this TV box not only allows you to watch movies and TV shows from iTunes store but you can also explore movies and TV shows from Hulu, ESPN, Netflix, and many more applications.

Apple TV loaded with 64GB storage and 3GB Ram which gave you smooth operation and transitions throughout the operations and ensure the stability of Apple TV OS®. Siri remote gave you the full access via voice controls and very few buttons make the device look very sleek and compact.

Apple TV Box is equipped with Apple A-10x Fusion GPU and Audio powered by Dolby ATMOS with 7.1.4 channels which gave you the great audio and video experience to make you happy.


Hardware Information

Size 3.9 x 1.4 x 3.9 Inches
Weight 425 Grams
Processor 2.38 GHz Hexa-core Apple A10X Fusion installed Apple TV OS 12.0.1 based on iOS 12.0.1
GPU Apple A10X Fusion
Storage 64 GB Nand Flash, 3 GB LPDDR4 Ram
Wi-Fi Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac) and Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Bluetooth v 5.0
Voice Support Yes, Voice remote powered by Apple Siri® with TV power and volume buttons
IR Device Control with included all-new Google Voice remote Voice remote with TV power and volume buttons. Only work with Apple® Compatible devices along with IR connectivity.
Cloud Storage iCloud integration Available
Ports Power, HDMI 2.0a, mini USB for the advanced wireless receiver
Audio Support Supports output up to Dolby ATMOS (up to 7.1.4 channels)
Content Formats Supported Video: Dolby Vision, HDR 10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264, VP9 Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 2160p, 1080p, 720p, 576p, 480p over HDMI only (HDCP capable) with HDR10 and Dolby Vision
System Requirements High-definition television with available high-speed HDMI input, high-speed internet connection via Wi-Fi
TV Compatibility HD TVs – Up to 1080p (1920 x 1080) with up-scaling from 720p, 4K UHD TVs – Up to 2160p at 60fps (3840 × 2160) with up-scaling from 720p and 1080p. TV must have an HDMI input that supports HDCP 2.2, 4K UHD HDR TVs – Supports HDR10. TV must have an HDMI input that supports HDCP 2.2
Warranty and Service Every Apple TV comes with complimentary telephone technical support within 90 days of your Apple TV purchase. In addition, Apple TV and all accessories are covered against defects for one year from the original purchase date by a limited hardware warranty.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Accessibility Features N.A
Included in the Box Apple TV 4K (64 GB), Siri Remote, Lightning-to-USB Cable, Power Cord



5. IPTV Box With Live IP TV Channels Streaming

best iptv box, Best IPTV Box and USB TV Stick 2018

These type of IPTV boxes aren’t manufactured by any renowned manufactures and mostly sold with different brand names.

These IPTV boxes offered live TV channels without any dish antenna installation and you receive channels over the internet connection and you need a better connection speed for high-resolution channels. Based on Android operating software these boxes have limited capability of running Android completely but if they are Android certified they work very good and have a better hardware then normal IPTV Boxes.

Mostly these boxes came with lifetime IPTV subscription with more than 1000 channels around the world and VOD feature is also available for peoples who like to watch movies.

As these boxes aren’t branded we weren’t available to get most of its specification from the manufacturer however what we discover we are sharing below with you.


Hardware Specification.

Size 3.9 x 0.72 x 3.9 Inches
Weight 200 Grams
Processor N.A
GPU N.A
Storage 4 GB Nand Flash, 512 MB Ram (vary with model)
Wi-Fi Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth N.A
Voice Support No
IR Device Control with included all-new Google Voice remote IR Remote control
Cloud Storage N.A
Ports Power, HDMI, USB
Audio Support Supports output Dolby over HDMI (subject to availability)
Content Formats Supported Video: H.265, H.264, VP9, MP4, MKV Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, MP3, PCM/Wave, Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 2160p, 1080p, 720p, 576p, 480p over HDMI only
System Requirements Works almost with every TV with HDMI Port
TV Compatibility N.A
Warranty and Service 6 Months Replacement warranty or 1 Year warranty
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Accessibility Features N.A
Included in the Box IPTV Box,  US Adapter, HDMI cable, Remote control, User manual



Conclusion

After reviewing IPTV Boxes and USB Sticks we believe they almost have lots of things in common but as every item has its own pros and cons we believe Amazon Fire USB Stick is the more powerful tool than others and is the good value for your money. Here is why we say that;

  • All TV Boxes surprisingly offer Rich HD content including Amazon Fire TV Stick but Amazon offering its Fire TV Stick is way cheaper than other brands and its starts from $29.99 which is much cheaper than its rivals.
  • Amazon Prime is a widely watchable streaming content supplier and its available with Amazon Fire TV Sticks and other can’t offer the same which is also a plus point for Amazon Fire TV Sticks.
  • Alexa remote comes with Amazon Fire TV Stick which also can be used in smart homes devices and save you almost $20.
  • The minimal size hides behind your TV and unnecessary items are not visible on your trolley and If you have had a wall mount then no need to worry to place it somewhere near the TV.
  • 500,000+ TV Shows and movies are available for watching and you can even watch live TV by installing KODI on your fire stick.
  • The powerful hardware baked the Amazon Fire TV Stick for smooth operation. No doubt that Apple TV box is far better hardware than amazon fire TV stick but Apple TV Box is a very pricey item and Amazon hardware is much power to control all your needs without any glitch so maybe you don’t need a lifting of Apple Fire TV.

In conclusion, your decision is final and we cannot argue with that but we strongly recommend you that if you are going to buy a TV Box or Stick Just give Amazon fire stick a shot and save some money for other activities you might interested to do. Happy buying.

Show More

Hassam Moin

I am very passionate about getting into new things and always wanted to check the things that are new for me. I checked them and tell you about them so you know what I know.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker