Ok so 2018 is still young as we write this post in late February but already there has been a few big changes in the world of Kodi and android TV boxes. Kodi is not on version 17 which is known as Krypton and it is getting more advanced with each version. Android is now on operating system 7 which has had some problems but we will leave that for another post. It is important to point out that every android TV box can run Kodi but they won’t all be able to run the same the same.
Boxes with a lower spec will struggle to run Kodi even though they are advertised as Kodi TV boxes. Kodi is a very heavy resource hogging app and trying to run it on a lower spec TV box is not the best idea. Sure it will work but it won’t run as smooth as you would like and as Kodi begins to run updates in the background everything will slow down or worse yet crash regularly.
We would always recommend a box with a quad core processor to run Kodi on or better yet an octa core processor android box. A box such as the T95Z Plus sold by www.androidtvboxes.com.au which has an octa core processor and runs on android 7.1 is very recommended and has become one of the most popular boxes on the market.
So buyer beware and like with everything in life you get what you pay for. A good box with a quad core processor will be no means break the bank and might only cost you about $150 so it is worth paying the extra little bit to get a better quality box that will run smoothly and not end up in the bin.