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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6 thoughts on “Jetstream 4K Ultra HD Android TV Box Review”
Read your review, purchased this device only find out that Hulu says it is NOT a supported device on Hulu Plus. It worked for a short period of time but then no audio. Waited on hold at Hulu for a long time and they indicated that it was not a supported device for Live TV. You should add this to your review so others do not purchase this product. Tried calling Ematic but after another long wait, I was disconnected before I could speak with anyone. Interestingly, when you search the AGT418 model on the ematic website, it comes up with NOTHING!!!f
Need firmware were can I find it
For jetstream agt 418 mdel need help
Yes, is there an update for the AGT 418?
I purchased this device and I get no sound. Why is that.
Figured I would post because comment sections usually skew towards people who are unhappy with a product. I absolutely love my Ematic Jetstream. I’ve had it since July and have enjoyed it’s connectivity/ports, and the available customization for the Android TV OS. My streaming services are Netflix, Prime, and HBO max. I improved the stock homescreen via
“Sideload Channel” apk, which is not to be confused with “Sideload Launcher.” I also installed the “Wolf/Apex Launcher” is superior clean app-centric launcher. The “Google TV Launcher” also works with this device. When I first got the product I quickly began struggling with storage space; this was resolved when I installed a “Samsung Evo 250GB microSD.” I have not had any success remapping the sponsored buttons on the device, but was able to Button Mapper app utility to reset the Apps button to open the ReelGood app instead. I was able to set up the device with my school dorm’s Boingo Wi-Fi. I have successfully used a full size external keyboard (“Logitech Wireless Keyboard K400”) and a mini wireless keyboard (generic Rii Mini Keyboard with Touchpad) via USB connections. I have successfully used a handful of remote apps with the device including “Universal TV Remote by Codematics” and “Android TV Remote” app by Google LLC on the app store. I move my device between several locations: home, school, friends, and family. I only need to set up Wifi with any house one time. Some of the TV have HDMI-CEC, which allow the android TV box to turn on and off the television. Making these adjustments required a lot of time and YouTube and Reddit research. It is not easy. Cons for this product would be its older processor which feels slower than the the new CCGTV, which is to be expected. The aforementioned button remapping issue, but this could be attributable to using a non-pro version of Button Mapper and not having a rooted device. One of the USB A 2.0 ports seems to function intermittently, but the other USB A 2.0 port, the Ethernet, and MicroSD ports work. I have never used the audio port.
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