Ematic has a great solution for cord cutters with the Jetstream 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box
What Is It?
The Jetstream 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box is a video streaming device by Ematic that allows you to install many of your favorite Android apps and games and access them on any HDTV. The Jetstream 4K is capable of voice search with either the provided remote or an Android device (preferably your phone).
Features of AGT418 include:
- Streaming box that transforms your TV into a smart TV, controlled through your smart
- Easy access to over 450,000 movies and TV shows
- Movies and TV shows available from across 4,500+ channels and streaming apps
- Super clear and vivid 4K Ultra HD resolution
- Voice-controlled remote with Bluetooth technology & Google Assistant
- 8GB storage to record your favorite shows, games, movies, and much more
- 2 USB ports and MicroSD card slot to play recorded media
- Google Assistant
- Ultra-fast video speed of 60 frames per second
- Browsing capabilities to install and play different apps and games
- Stream and watch thousands of movies and shows
Thoughts and Recommendations
Like many of you, I have spent a substantial amount of time and money over the last decade since cutting my cable in search of good streaming choices for all of my screens, both in and out of my home. I have tried all of the major brands like Roku, Slingbox, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. As well as all the major products work, they intentionally lack flexibility. Even being able to add an SD card or USB drive and stream your own videos can be very limited.
Having an Android box like the Jetstream 4K Ultra HD Android TV may be the best and most affordable solution for people who like to tinker or just want a basic straightforward 4K solution for their new screens. That’s why I decided to try out the box, which is available at your local Walmart for an economical $70.
Setting up the Jetstream 4K was an absolute breeze with my Android phone. Because it is an Android TV device, I was able to sync the remote through Bluetooth, setup up the Wi-Fi through my phone, install all the compatible apps from my phone, and have the password sync to make the experience fast and manageable.
Within about 5 to 10 minutes the Jetstream 4K was up and running. This is actually far superior to any of the major brand of streaming box, where you have to tediously install the apps and then type in your usernames and passwords for each, which can make for a long night.
One of the great features is that the device is set up with Chromecast, so you can use any Android device or computer to simply cast whatever video you choose directly through the screen if you’d rather not to search through the apps. Some of these features may sound familiar if you are already using the Mi Box, and you are correct. Both the MiBox and the Jetstream 4K have similar Android TV functions, so if you are a MiBox user this would be a lateral move and not much of an upgrade.
Once I started playing videos, the quality and stability of the Jetstream 4K was impressive. During the next few hours, I did not experience any reboots or shutdowns and the 4K HDR image was gorgeous for Netflix. The only current con I have with the Jetstream 4K is that Amazon Prime is not loaded in it. I am a big user of Prime, and not having it easily accessible means this box will not get much use on my main screen. However, I was able to use Netflix, Hulu, HBO, YouTube, and Vudu without issue.
I recommend the Jetstream 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box for someone looking for a flexible Android TV device at an affordable price. It works smoothly and streams without issue, as well as having most of the major apps you could ask for. So if you haven’t cut the cable cord yet, this may be a good time and a good product to try it out.
A sample of the Jetstream 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box was made available by Ematic.
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