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How to make your television connected

Meilleur Android TV Box pas cher  Depuis quelques années on s'acharne à trouver des solutions pour rendre n'importe quel poste de télévision connecté à internet.

La smart TV, produit High Tech, est ainsi née mais il y a aussi des modèles de box multimédia avec divers systèmes d'exploitation comme Android TV box appelé aussi : Android TV, TV box, box TV, TV box Android, box Android TV ou box TV Android qui ont apporté un meilleur élan et des solutions au remplacement des télévisions smart.

Les box multimédia sont devenus très populaires. Aujourd'hui, ils donnent accès à toutes les applications Android, y compris les jeux vidéos téléchargeables depuis Google Play Store.

Ces passerelles multimédias se placent entre les contenus à voir en streaming et le poste téléviseur sans besoin de décodeur TV.

Généralement, on choisit un des serveurs média payants qui propose des services de streaming comme les plus connus Netflix et Molotov.

Le branchement nécessite la présence :

- d'un téléviseur,
- d'un câble HDMI comme connectique,
- et du box adsl directement ou par le biais d'un répéteur wifi.

Pour avoir une très bonne qualité d'image et de son, il faudra avoir :

- une connexion internet haut débit à partir d'un box internet,
- un support de stockage comme une carte SD, un disque dur ou un Blu-ray,
- un clavier multimédia pour les gamers,
- éventuellement la haute définition, la Full HD ou l'UHD sur un téléviseur à grand écran.

Plusieurs de ces boitiers multimédia qui sont, au fait, des mini PC ou des ordinateurs miniatures, sont connectés par :

- Port Ethernet (Gigabit) à l'aide d'un câble RJ45,
- Accès à internet en Wi-Fi,
- Par CPL.

Pour le premier cas, ce type de connexion offre un débit très fiable et reste élevé. Pour le second cas, la fiabilité dépend de la distance qui sépare le routeur wifi du boitier multimédia.

Quel que soit le cas, l'accès au contenu streaming et aux chaines TV avec des IPTV légaux s'il y a lieu, se fait sans passer par un récepteur numérique. Il est également possible d'avoir la Tnt, de lire les fichiers et de visionner presque tout. Il faut noter que, comme pour un ordinateur, la mémoire interne et la mémoire vive jouent un grand rôle.

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Apple TV 4K

The best known box so far is that of Apple running iOS. This multimedia player is very powerful. It allows you to stream interesting content.

Its best feature is 'AirPlay' which allows you to stream content from an iPhone, iPad or Mac.

It has several ports: Ethernet, wifi, Bluetooth 5.0 and its simultaneous dual-band is: 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz.

The weak point of this box is that it is locked like all Apple products.

Price indicated 199 € for the 32 GB.
The present offer is € 186.85 valid on 14/4.
Free delivery by post with tracking and delivery against signature.

Xiaomi Mi Box S, 4K UHD

The multimedia gateway is a device made for Streaming and Media player 4K Ultra HD. It is not expensive and it is better than others on the market.

It runs on Android 8.1, having the GPU, Mali-50 and supports Chromecast. It is also compatible with hundreds, even thousands of applications makes it a good case.

Taking advantage of the Google Assistant, it allows you to dive into entertainment, do home automation and even have answers to your questions.

In addition, the Mi Box S decoder has some useful functions:

- connection to an external hard drive,
- HDMI 2.0a to enjoy high resolution videos,
- fast transfer of HD video files,
- wireless connection to game controllers, speakers and others thanks to Bluetooth 4.2.

Its Android operating system is based on 8.1 with the Quad Core Cortex a53 CPU with a capacity of 2 GB of Ram.

Indicated price 69.00 €.
The current offer is 54.69 €.
It is cheaper than the offers of major known platforms
Delivery is free for France.
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Gamme des box multimédias

Google Chromecast

The Google Chromecast , Chromecast Ultra or the Chromecast 2 dongle, has met with great success (not to be confused with the Miracast). It is a small HDMI key that plugs in behind the television. It allows you to stream content from the Chrome browser, from the Android phone, or from compatible applications. It can also display photos, videos and allow you to listen to music on the TV from a phone or tablet.

It is a product that is not expensive and that is its asset. In addition, it is compatible with almost all operating systems.


It is the multimedia box ( Android TV box , Android box ) which offers the widest choice of channels and several are already integrated into the device (more 2000 streaming channels and over 200,000 movies and TV series episodes for the United States)

There are four models of multimedia gateways (different formats) and all allow to the same directory of channels, shows and films:

- The 1
Can be connected to a TV without an HDMI port,

- The 2
Can be connected to a TV that does not have an HDMI port but its remote control has a headphone jack,

- The 3
Compatible only with HD TVs, can access the Web via Ethernet and of course by internet connection, has a USB port and a Micro SD card slot. The remote control becomes a controller with gesture recognition for games.

- The 4
It was born to replace the 3. It is a 4K and Ultra HD box.

Hundreds apps are available for these boxes under Android system. Some are free, but the price for most is quite high compared to other devices.


Solutions like the Fire TV Stick from Amazon are starting to emerge. The Amazon Fire TV is a box, multimedia adapter that allows easy access to the content of several companies offering movies and TV series on the internet and especially YouTube.

The Fire TV comes with a remote control . Its installation is simple. It plugs directly into the television and works via the Internet.

During installation, the user is guided step by step. There is even a video presentation. The content to watch is diverse.

Nvidia Shield TV

This multimedia TV, partner of Kodi known for its Media center has been considered the Must in its category since the release of the first copy in 2015.

The recent version is streaming like other devices but in addition, Nvidia took advantage of its own manufacture of graphics cards to make the Shield a game console. It can be sold with a joystick. It is a multimedia server with impeccable audio and video, a voice assistant and a digital recorder.

On the entertainment side, you can:

- easy access to movies and TV series, games and favorite music,
- follow live sporting events,
- watch 4K HDR content on Netflix and Amazon with great sound reproduction,
- use voice commands.

But who says Nvidia, says graphics card so game. So the Shield is a game console that will probably forget the big gaming machines too expensive.

The Dolby standards (Surround 7.1, True HD, Atmos) are adopted by the Shield.

The Shield TV is compatible with Plex Media Server and Kodi and in addition, it is equipped with 2 USB 3.0 ports for key USB.

What to choose ? better or cheap

A large number of multimedia box brands are flourishing. Even those who made TV receivers started to get out of android TV boxes. Of course, there are the best (generally well-known), there are those which are expensive and there are the ordinary ones.


What is a multimedia box

A multimedia box is none other than a small computer which only processes files which deal with multimedia. He thus has:

- an operating system,
- electronic components,
- an internal hard drive.

We quickly realized that the box multimedia can be a great contribution for any television set. In fact, a television set cannot read or interpret a file while the box processes audio and video files.

The system

Being a computer, the multimedia box runs thanks to an operating system composed of a set of programs which mainly manage the display, the sound processing and the image processing.

The components

A multimedia box is centered on a processor and a RAM memory. This allows the small computer to do calculations, process video files in any format, and process sound files.

The hard drive

The box has an internal hard drive whose capacity is constantly growing. This allows the storage of several video files.

How to plug in your box

A multimedia box is above all a connected device, something which already has the advantage compared to several television sets which are not smarts. Thus, if it is mounted on an old television, it makes it a connected product. Its connection is simple and the distribution is done by internet, by wifi or by PLC.

Multimedia box and voice assistant

The advent of voice assistants (Google, Amazon or other) has made the Nvidia Shield TV already recently integrated Google's voice assistant on its boxes.

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