A smart TV is the type of TV that can be connected to internet via Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection. Depending on the type of operating system it comes with, a smart TV is capable of performing a number of functions. Whereas an Android TV box is a device that lets you turn your regular TV into an Android gadget, making it capable of performing all major functions a normal android gadget can perform. Now the question that arises in our minds is that which one to buy, a smart TV or an Android TV box. Let’s compare the aspects of both of the devices.
A standard smart TV is limited to browsing internet, YouTube and Facebook. An android TV box lets you do much more! It can be loaded with 1000's of apps due to it's superior computing power. It can be controlled using its remote control, a mouse, a keyboard or a console.
Our Smart TV boxes are available for €79->€139. This is pretty cheap compared to an average smart TV which is available for €600->€1000. Even if you already own a Smart TV, our Smart TV box offers far more functions available to just a smart TV.
Features and Capabilities
An Android TV box runs on Android operating System. This means that you can not only make use of the built-in apps, but download almost any app available on Google Play Store. The apps and games you have on your android phone or tab you can now have on your very own TV. When it comes to smart TV’s, they can be kind of limited in their features and capabilities. The features and capabilities of a smart TV depend on the operating system they run on. They come with some built-in apps and a surf engine to browse the internet. The number of built-in apps in a smart TV varies with price. High priced smart TV’s have a greater number of built-in apps as compared to low priced ones.
Smart TV’s usually come with a company’s own operating system. Customers, sometimes, have to wait for long forgetting their built-in apps and stuff updated. This is definitely not the case with a standard android TV box. Devices that run on android operating system receive frequent system and application updates.
When it comes to the display quality of both the android box and smart TV, both are capable of displaying videos, movies or live streaming in HD quality, provided you have a good and uninterrupted Wi-Fi connection along with them. Without a strong and fast internet connection, your HD video would keep stopping and you would not be able to enjoy peacefully. There is not much difference between both in this regard.
In my opinion, android TV box is a better option as compared to a regular smart TV box, reason being it is cheaper and provides more features. Moreover, the android TV box operating system gets regular and more frequent updates than a smart TV operating system.