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Why the T8 V is still the best Kodi box in 2018

Best Kodi box 2018

In this post, we are going to be looking at the new T8V TV Box brought to you by EnertainmentBox.com. The updated version of the T8V running on the new Android 7.1.2 platform making it best kodi box 2018. It runs on an Amlogic S912 64-bit Octa-core Chipset and has 2GB of DDR3 RAM. 

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Video Guide, Video Demo, Unboxing Video

Unboxing the T8 V

Getting straight into the unboxing and removing the protective covering we find the smooth black device, which is modest in scale but attractive in design.

Ports and connections 

On the back, we have an OTG port, a USB HDD and Optical Port, the standard RCA connector ports, the HDMI port, and the Ethernet and power cable ports. To the side, there is the SD card slot, 2 USB 2.0 ports and the small pin reset button. On the front is a sleek black panel with a power button on the right.

Design

Flipping the device over and removing the panel reveals a hard drive compartment which allows for installation of a 2 Terabyte hard drive upgrade, allowing you to store apps and games internally on the drive itself. Diving further into the box we find the power adapter cable, the HDMI cable, and the standard remote control for the device in matching black and finally the instruction manual.

T8 V Accessories 

This is the IPEGA Bluetooth Gaming Controller. It is one of the optional accessories we recommend purchasing alongside the T8V and other TV boxes. Gamers will be familiar with the control scheme of this accessory, as it has all the usual gaming buttons on the front and back, two analogue joysticks and D-Pad, as well as a touch-sensitive trackpad on the face and volume controls on the bottom. On the top is an extendable slot where you can lock in your mobile phone to be used in conjunction with the IPEGA.

We also like to recommend purchasing the S77 Pro Remote, as it has superior functionality. The all black remote has a full keypad on the back to increase the speed of your interactions on your devices. On the front, is a small mic you can use in concurrence with the voice-activated functions of your device or applications. It also has motion sensitivity capabilities and can control the mouse cursor on your display just by point and click. In the dark, the remote illuminates all of the buttons on the face as well as the keypad on the back. It is also a learning remote, meaning that it can learn different remote functions based on your needs.

Capabilities 

This device makes use of the FULL version of the Google Play Store. A quick voice-activated search of “Live TV” brings up numerous available apps for this genre of viewing. A couple of clicks more to download and install an app, and you’ll be ready to watch all your favourite live television shows.

Best Kodi box in 2018

This is the EBMC launcher, but perhaps you prefer the look and feel of the Nova Launcher instead. You can quickly switch to this or other highly customizable launchers and back again with just a few clicks. Let’s have a look at the Kodi launcher. For those who love to stream high-quality movies and other content, our streamlined version of Kodi called the EBox Media Center, is one of the best in 2018.

If you’re looking for an alternative to the Google Play Store, Aptoide TV is by far one of the best app stores available to date. It is fantastic looking and allows you to search for thousands of mainstream applications using the related categories and even find 3rd party applications not available in the Google play store.

Apps

Taking a look at the EBox Store, we’d like to show you how you can have more than one version of Kodi or EBMC installed. We have Kodi version 17.6 installed, which is the latest stable build. If we like, we can also install version 16.7 which is based on SPMC and have them both installed on the same device at once. If you’re not familiar with Amazon Prime, it is a fantastic streaming service, and there is currently a 30-day-free trial if you’re interested in trying it out. This device also has Mirror Cast, and Airplay apps built right in, so you can put all of your favourite pictures and videos directly on your display using your Android phone or tablet.

Ability to install any Android app

Now we’re going to show you how to download any application from the internet onto your device. Using a quick voice-activated search for “best apps Android box” will pull up various websites from which to download applications. We’ll be using EntertainmentBox.com. From there, it’s as simple as deciding on the application you want, finding a download link and clicking on it. Once the download begins, open your “file browser” and then click on “local disk” and finally your “downloads” folder. Find your downloaded application and click it to install.

4K playback and gaming

Let’s have a look at some sample 4k movies and video. Each video plays flawlessly, and the visuals are stunning. Next, let’s play a few games on this device and see how they look. To do that, we’ll be using the IPEGA Wireless Bluetooth Gaming Controller. As with the last demonstration, you can see that the visuals are crisp with no chop or lag from the display or the even the controller.

OTA updates (over the air firmware updates)

Finally, we always endeavour to keep our devices fresh and up-to-date with the latest software. To make sure the device is current, just click on the EBox OTA and then “available update” to begin the download. You will then be asked to wipe data and cache and install. When the update is finished, the device will restart, and you’ll be prompted to do the original set-up once again. After picking your launcher, you can open the EBox OTA once more and find that your device is up-to-date and ready for use.

Conclusion 

The all-new EBox T8 V running the latest Android 7.1.2 OS, EntertainmentBox still thinks this is the best TV box for Kodi in 2018 it plays movies, games or any other media flawlessly. And with the option to add a 2TB HD makes this device the ultimate TV box for 2018. The NEW 2018 version of the T8 TV Box running on the Android 7.1.2 platform.

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