Best Kodi Box 2017 – Compare Video Streaming Devices

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Kodi (or XBMC as it was previously known) is an extremely popular application that can run on many devices. It was initially designed to run on the original Xbox and then migrated it’s way over to PC and many other devices in later years. In the old days us enthusiasts used to build a dedicated HTPC to run Kodi but in recent times these little Kodi boxes have become a lot more powerful and are able to easily run Kodi without having a bulky HTPC setup. As a bonus they also consume a lot less power than their HTPC counterparts.

Kodi has a huge array of addons and skins to download, so that you can customize the experience to suit you, from live sports to TV and movies, which is why many people are opting to use a Kodi box instead of a cable or satellite package. I will walk you through some of the popular Android TV boxes for Kodi and show you which one I think is the the best Kodi box 2017.

Lets get started!

10 – Tonbux T11



The Tonbux T11 is a strong competitor in the low range Android TV Kodi box market, while it might not be the Best Kodi Box 2017, with the Tonbux T11 PRO being it’s bigger better brother, with double the memory and storage. It is still a very popular choice and unless you really need the extra storage and memory the T11 PRO provides, then this should be adequate for all but the strongest of power users. The Tonbux T11 & PRO both come fully equipped with Kodi and all of the latest apps already installed for you, so are one of the easier options on this list to setup and get going.

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Amlogic S905X Quad Core
  • 1GB Memory
  • 8GB Storage
  • 4K Support
  • WIFI
  • HDMI

9 – Amazon Fire TV




The bigger version of the Amazon Fire TV Stick, the Amazon Fire TV is fully featured including Ethernet, USB, and Micro SD card expansion for extra storage. If you think the stick is too under-powered for your needs, then this is the option to go for instead. It is a very capable machine, with it’s MediaTek Quad-Core CPU & PowerVR GX6250 GPU, it’s a strong competitor in the Android gaming world too. The Amazon Fire TV doesn’t come with Kodi pre-installed, so you will have to install it manually.

  • 2 GB of memory
  • PowerVR GX6250 graphics engine
  • MediaTek Quad-Core up to 2 GHz
  • 8 GB Storage
  • 4K Support
  • WIFI – Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)
  • HDMI
  • 1x USB Port
  • Ethernet port
  • Micro SD expansion

8 – NVIDIA Shield




Although this is probably the most expensive option on this list (especially if you go for the 500GB edition), it definitely has the most graphics power in the Android TV market, with it’s Tegra Q1 SoC, it’s hard to rival in the Android gaming world and comes with a really nice controller to use along with it. So, if you like your games as well as getting access to all of the latest Kodi apps, then this might be the best option for you. This would have been the Best Kodi Box 2017 if the price tag wasn’t so high. The Nvidia Shield doesn’t come with Kodi pre-installed, so you will have to download it from the Play store.

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Tegra X1 Quad Core 2.0 GHz
  • GPU 1.0 GHz
  • 3GB Memory
  • 16 GB SSD, or 500 GB HDD(pro version)
  • 4K Support
  • WIFI
  • HDMI 2.0
  • 2x USB 3.0 Ports
  • micro USB 2.0 port
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Bluetooth
  • Micro SD expansion

7 – Raspberry Pi 3




First of all, the Raspberry Pi 3 is not just your average Kodi box, it’s actually a miniature, fully featured computer that can run many pre-made operating systems, including Android TV and Linux. It also has the option to buy custom cases and accessories like camera modules etc. So this choice might be good for you if you would also like to learn some programming and the more technical aspects of installing and setting up an operating system, as it’s not as straight-forward to get running as one of the “out of the box” solutions on this list. There is options to download Kodi images for the Raspberry Pi to install to your SD to get you up and running faster.

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow & Linux
  • 1.2 GHZ quad-core ARM Cortex A53
  • 1GB Memory
  • Micro SD expansion
  • 4K Support
  • WIFI
  • HDMI
  • Ethernet port
  • 4× USB 2.0

6 – Tonbux MXQ PRO




The Tonbux MXQ PRO is good mid-range option, which has the added bonus of an included min keyboard to help you browse the web easily. No more using your remote to try and type out which season your looking for on Netflix, just type it out! It has got a quad core CPU too, so it’s no slouch either. The Tonbux MXQ PRO comes fully equipped with Kodi and all of the latest apps already installed for you, so is one of the easiest options on this list to setup and get going.

  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • S905X Quad core
  • 1GB Memory
  • 8GB Storage
  • 4K Support
  • WIFI
  • HDMI
  • 2× USB 2.0
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