I’ve been streaming on my Chromecast Ultra for about a year now. It’s fast, it’s easy. I can cast for KCR content directly from my TV.
And I paid 70 dollars for it when it launched. But I recently just picked up my box s by showing me in this tiny little box and it has a Chromecast alter a built-in. It’s a full set-top box and it gains and it costs less. So there has to be a catch.
Right. The ME box s retails for 60$ but I’ve seen it on sale low as 40$.
Still makes you check the link below for current pricing. And at that price, this is really the king of Buddy’s streaming boxes. When you pick one up, everything that you need is in the box. The ME box is of course.
And you get an HDMI cord, which you don’t always see in these types of packages, especially at this price. The power brick.
And you get a remote, And there are a few dedicated buttons on here and a microphone for voice control so you can control your TV and your smart home with Google Assistant, which is a nice bonus.
The setup easy to is just stepped by step signing with a Google account, it on the Wi-Fi network. And that’s pretty much it.
It is running the newest interface of Android TV at the time of this video. It’s running Android eight dot one, but with Project Trouble support. By the time you see this, it’ll probably have Android nine PI.
The interface a lot on Android TV and you will be happy to know that the performance is nice and snappy to the UI. And of course, you have Netflix and Hulu, and YouTube, but you can pretty much download what you want from the play store. Besides prime video, I’m not sure why.
Maybe you can sideload it, but four k HDR content plays back smoothly and I haven’t had issues so far, even though this is the same quad-core processor paired with the two gigabytes of RAM that was on the last ME box.
The performance is adequate. If you have a Bluetooth gaming controller, you can definitely take advantage of it.
You have a selection of Android TV lighter titles. You’ll be just fine on the ME box s like Leal’s Fortune. This is such a good game still and is very smooth on this.
But some demanding titles like The New Asphalt were not the best experience, but it’s definitely playable. But that’s to be expected at this price. Something like that article Shiel TV will gain better for sure but will cost you more than double or triple the price of this thing. So keep that in mind.
So with all of the things that the ME box offers have got to be an instant buy, right?
Well, for most people I say yes. If you’re looking for a four K set-top box with the Chromecast ultra built-in and you in the market for a Comcast Ultra anyway, then yes. But here’s the catch.
If you’re an ATV enthusiast, you want to think about it first. The ME box s supports AFTRA 10 but does not support Dobi’s vision and it does support Dolby Audio and DTL HD, but he does not support Gilbee Atmos. So if you care about that then you want to think twice.
The ports are limited, even though I think for a user it’ll be just fine.
There is a single USP 2.0 ports that could be used for wired gaming controllers and better, external storage because this only has eight gigabytes of internal storage. But that’s pretty easy to expand for cheap.
I just wish that it was USV 3.0 or faster and USGBC would have been nice.
Also, for people that use it, it would be cool to have port there, too. That basically is the catch. If you don’t care about those things.
This is one of those devices that offer incredible value for what it is. If you’re in the market for streaming for K set-top box with the Chromecast ultra built-in, then buy this. Don’t buy the Chromecast Ultra. This does a lot more.
So if you think about it, you can probably buy four of these for the same price that you would pay for one for K Apple TV. And I know it’s not the same ecosystem. I get it. It’s not on the same thing. But think about it. You can put four of these in your house for the price of one. So budget goes to show you how good of a value this thing is.
I really hope Jamey makes more of these boxes in the future. I would like to see a slightly higher price model with more ports, more storage, faster processor options, and maybe a few options to please the A V community.
But I think Zami is going in the right direction, so I won’t leave a link Downbelow for you if you want to pick one of these things up. Michou, check current pricing.
You never know how low these things are going to get.
And these are great stocking stuffers or great gifts for occasion. So I have an extra one that I don’t need.