To find the perfect device for streaming video services and watching video content from the Internet, we turned to Amazon, which has very interesting and unique models of set-top boxes that are not sold on Aliexpress and other Chinese marketplaces. One of the most successful, we consider TiVo Stream 4K, which in many respects surpasses the advertised Xiaomi Mi TV Stick or Google Chromecast with google tv.
The prefix will interest users who prefer to watch movies directly from the Internet without downloading them to the device’s memory. It has everything for the consumption of legal and maximum quality content: licensed Android TV 9 with voice search, built-in Chromecast certified by Netflix and Widewine L1 for maximum quality, HDR, HDR10, and Dolby Vision support, Dolby and DTS multichannel audio. In addition, the stick is equipped with a smart remote control that works via Bluetooth protocol and supports voice input. Also, we will take the miniature size and format, which allows you to take the device with you and enjoy high-quality content wherever there is Internet and TV. You often don’t need to connect a power supply because you can power the device from a USB TV.
Specifications TiVo Stream 4K:
- Operating system: Google Android TV 9
- Processor: Amlogic S905Y2
- Graphics: Mali-G31 MP2
- Memory: 2GB/8GB
- Wireless: Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4/5 GHz, MIMO 2T2R, Bluetooth 4.2
- Ports: HDMI 2.0a with CEC support, micro USB for power, universal type C
- Optional: HDR, HDR10, Dolby Vision, Chromecast support, Dolby and DTS multichannel audio support video version of the review
Order and delivery
There are two ways to purchase TiVo Stream 4K. The first is buying on Amazon through an intermediary. In Ukraine, you can use the services of proven NP Shopping or Meet. The order is placed at their warehouse in the USA, and only then from the warehouse is it sent to you. Because the prefix is tiny and its weight is small, delivery from the USA cost me only $ 3.9 (counted as 0.5 kg).
Delivery within the USA to the intermediary’s warehouse is free. In terms of time, 10 days passed from the moment of ordering on Amazon to receiving it. Prices need to be monitored. For example, we bought a stick for $29.99, and at the time of writing the review, the price was $45. The second way is more expensive but easier – to buy already in the place from resellers. For example, in Ukraine, the prefix is \u200b\u200bsold at Prom, Rozetka, and Allo.
Appearance and interfaces
This device is usually called a stick, although this is not entirely true. It’s more like a small set-top box with a built-in HDMI cable. The cable allows you to connect the set-top box directly to the TV. After which it remains virtually invisible to the user. No need to think about where to place the device and how it will look. But more importantly, there are no problems with extra cables that spoil the look of any home. The box looks relatively simple: a plastic case in the form of a parallelepiped with the Tivo logo on the top.