TV streaming device has become increasingly popular as they offer flexibility, convenience, and access to a vast library of on-demand content. They allow users to personalize their entertainment options, stream content directly from the internet, and often provide access to a wide variety of apps and services beyond traditional cable or satellite TV offerings.

Currently, the more common streaming devices on the market are Android set-top boxes and TV stick. They come in a variety of systems, memory, and configurations. So, how to choose a streaming device?

There are many different configurations or specifications of an Android TV box or TV stick. Here are some common specifications for your reference:

1. Processor: Android TV boxes and TV sticks usually feature a quad-core or octa-core processor. The processor type and speed can affect the device’s performance and capability to handle demanding tasks.

2. RAM: The RAM (Random Access Memory) capacity ranges from 2GB to 4GB or more. A higher RAM capacity allows for smoother multitasking and better overall performance.

3. Storage: The internal storage capacity typically ranges from 16GB to 64GB or more. This storage is used to install apps, games, and store media files. Some devices also offer expandable storage options such as a microSD card slot or USB ports to connect external storage devices.

4. Connectivity: Android TV devices usually support Wi-Fi connectivity, with dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz) being common. This ensures smooth and fast internet access. Some models may also offer Ethernet ports for a more stable wired connection.

5. Resolution: Android TV boxes and sticks support various resolutions, including Full HD (1080p), 4K Ultra HD (2160p), and in some cases, 8K resolution. The resolution capabilities depend on the device’s hardware and the supported video decoding formats.

6. Video Decoding: Android TV devices typically support various video formats and codecs for smooth playback, including H.264, H.265 (HEVC), VP9, and AV1.

7. Operating System: Android TV devices run on the Android operating system, and the specific version can vary. The latest versions Android 13.0 offer improved features and performance optimizations.

8. Ports: Common ports found on Android TV boxes and sticks include HDMI for connecting to the TV, USB ports for peripherals or external storage, audio/video output ports, and sometimes a microSD card slot.

9. Bluetooth: Many Android TV devices support Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to connect wireless peripherals like keyboards, gamepads, or speakers.

10. Remote control: For most AOSP Android TV Boxes or TV Sticks, they are with IR remote control, some with the 2.4G remote. and iATV System and ATV system TV Boxes and TV Sticks with Voice Bluetooth remote control.

Each box or TV stick comes with different combinations, so users can just pick the right one according to their product requirements and budget.

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