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MXQ Pro 4K Review

MXQ Pro 4K ReviewI have been hearing some great things about the MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box so I decided to order one and give it a go.  As with most Android TV boxes, the main ingredient is Kodi Media Center and how well that runs.

I picked up the MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box off of Amazon for only $32.49, which is six dollars less than the Fire TV Stick and Kodi runs much better on this device than on the Fire TV Stick.

I think that Android TV boxes are a good option for those who mainly use Kodi on them so my testing was pretty much putting this little unit through the paces within Kodi.

The MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box was very easy to setup and Kodi came pre-installed on the system but it was also plagued with addons already installed that I didn’t want.  So, I uninstalled Kodi and reinstalled with a fresh Jarvis version.

I installed my favorite addon that streams a quality live news feed and kept that live stream playing for over 15 hours with not interruption whatsoever.  During this long run, the unit did not overheat or crash which many Android TV Boxes are known for.  I was pleasantly surprised by how well it ran Kodi.

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MXQ Pro 4K Review – What I Like & What I Don’t Like

Things I like about the MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box Amlogic S905

  • Nice power due to the Quad-core 64-bit ARM Cortex-A53 and Penta-core ARM Mali-450 GPU
  • Ability to play 4K videos very well without any buffering
  • Perfect device for those of us who use Kodi for main application
  • Works great with Rii I8 Mini 2.4Ghz Wireless Touchpad Keyboard With Mouse
  • Price is unbeatable at only $32.49

Important Note:  Internet service providers are starting to block or throttle access to Kodi addons and Android streaming apps.  Also, your Internet service provider is keeping logs of all your Internet activity.  Below, you will find a link to a tutorial that will provide instructions on how to setup a VPN on an Android TV Box. 

How To Install VPN On Android TV Box

What I don’t like about the MXQ Pro 4K Anroid TV Box

  • Cheap remote but not a deal breaker as you should always use a wireless mini keyboard with Android TV Boxes such as the Rii I8 Mini 2.4Ghz Wireless Touchpad Keyboard With Mouse
  • No Bluetooth support.  For those of you who like to game on these devices and you depend on a Bluetooth gamepad, this wouldn’t be a good choice
  • User interface is bad.  After I got things up and running, I installed my favorite Android Launcher that replaced the default launcher which you will see in the image below

MXQ Pro 4K Launcher

Would I use the MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box As A Primary Streaming Device Within My Home?

If I was only interested in using Kodi with this Android box, it is an absolute home run.  If I was interested in gaming with a Bluetooth gamepad or using Android Apps such as YouTube, I would stick with a streaming device that worked better with a remote such as the Fire TV.

My main reason for using devices like these is for streaming with Kodi so this would fit nicely into my home network.

All-in-all, this is a kick-butt unit and you can’t go wrong in respect to the price!

What’s In The Box?

MXQ-Pro-4K-Whats-In-The-Box

  • MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box
  • IR Remote
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • RCA Cable
  • Manual

*2 AAA batteries not included for remote

MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box Specs

  • MXQ Pro 4K Android TV Box Amlogic S905 Specs
  • Chipset: Amlogic S905 Quad Core Cortex-A53 at 2.0GHz
  • GPU: Penta-Core Mali-450 at 600MHz+
  • FLASH: 8GBNAND FLASH
  • SDRAM: 1GBDDR3
  • Power Supply Specifications
  • Main Device Features
  • OS: Android 5.1
  • 3D: Hardward 3D graphics acceleration
  • HDMI: HDMI 1.4b with CEC
  • AV: Support
  • 3G: Support
  • Bluetooth: Not supported
  • LAN: Ethernet:10/100M, standard RJ-45
  • Wireless: Built in WiFi
  • Support Decoder format: HD MPEG1/2/4,H.265,4K-HD, HD AVC/VC- 1,RM/RMVB,Xvid/DivX3/4/5/6 ,RealVideo8/9/10
  • Support Media format: Avi/Rm/Rmvb/Ts/Vob/Mkv/Mov/ISO/wmv/asf/flv/dat/mpg/mpeg
  • Support Music format: MP3/WMA/AAC/WAV/OGG/AC3/DDP/TrueHD/DTS/DTS/HD/FLAC/APE
  • Support Photo format: HD JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF
  • USB host: 4 High speed USB 2.0,support U DISK and USB HDD
  • Card reader: SD/SDHC/MMC cards
  • HDD file system: FAT16/FAT32/NTFS
  • Support Subtitle: SRT/SMI/SUB/SSA/IDX+USB
  • High Definition video output: SD/HD max.1920×1080 pixel
  • OSD type of languages: English/French/German/Spanish/Italian/ etc multilateral languages
  • Mouse/ Keyboard: Support mouse and keyboard via USB;Support 2.4GHz wireless mouse and keyboard via 2.4GHz USB dongle
  • SPDIF/IEC958: Coaxial
  • Power Supply: DC 5V/2A
  • Power Indicator (LED): Power ON :blue; Standby :Red
  • Network Function: Skype chatting,Picasa,Youtube,Flicker,Facebook,Online movies,etc
  • Other feature: Free Internet searching,thousands of android applications,many kinds of games,etc.

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Important Note:  Internet service providers are starting to block or throttle access to Kodi addons and Android streaming apps.  Also, your Internet service provider is keeping logs of all your Internet activity.  Below, you will find a link to a tutorial that will provide instructions on how to setup a VPN on an Android TV Box. 

How To Install VPN On Android TV Box

Let us know in the comments what kind of Kodi streaming device you are using and why you like or dislike it.

 

2017-08-29T18:05:29-05:00 By |Android TV Box, Kodi|286 Comments
  • A. S. Bhasker Raj

    I am using MXQ 4K Pro TV Box and is to setup, connected to my Micromax TV and able to access information and watch movies.
    It supports Bluetooth and was able to pair my Mobile Smartphone.
    Using the following repositories: AresTube, Bennu, openload Movies, BoB Unleashed, Missing Movies, DailyMotion Elysium and able to access loads of movies and music.
    A. S. Bhasker Raj
    Bangalore
    India

  • Giovanni Iannazzo

    Can I watch Serie A & UEFA Champions League football matches? And Italian TV shows from RAI, Mediaset Premium etc???

  • Giovanni Iannazzo

    It runs both with ethernet cable & WIFI yes?

  • Somebody’s WATCHING Me

    I made mistake and erased my exodus which was the source of my movies my box is 16.1. Does anyone know how I can replace it

  • Gemma Nolan

    Does anyone know how to turn off the audio description pls can’t watch a film without it playing??

  • Bob Thorne

    I have just bought the MXQ Pro Plus 4K with 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Amlogic S905 processor, running Kodi 15.1 on Android 5.1. I can’t install DSTV Now. Tried from the Play Store, bombs out after you type ‘DST’ in the search bar. Tried to install from Chrome and received the message ‘DSTV Now not compatible with this device’ (or something similar). Then tried to miracast from my Samsung A9.7 tablet. Worked fine with You Tube, but not DSTV Now or Supersport.

    Is it possible to upgrade the OS and Kodi versions? If so, would that make a difference?

  • Jimmy Banks

    My tx box MXQ Pro won’t connect to my iphone hotspot. Can someone help me

  • Michael Jordan

    It won’t allow me to watch movies as it’s saying I need to install Vplayer. It takes me to play store but says my device isn’t compatible… What do I do?

  • Tj Orendain Besa III

    When will they “invent” a smart TV box that will also enable DTV reception? Or is there one already?

  • Brad Rheede

    I am not able to turn on WIFI for some reason.One moment it works then it does not.Any solution to what the issue could be?

  • Stanislav Velikov

    Hi,
    I bought this device few weeks ago, when I was in Beijing.
    Start to using the device, it works good two days. To next day I tried to turn it on by remoot controler, but it doesn’t swich on. There was blue light only. I turned it off the power grid and switched it on again. Then, there is not lightning, it can’t switch on, absolutley nothing. Is enybody knows, how to fix this problem? Tried to reset from the button, wich is hide in AV hole, nothing again! Please help!

  • Jaz Yian

    I have the box connected in my TV and i don’t know how to add my fave channels in the favorites folder.

  • Dee Read

    Is there a way to update the Netflix that is preinstalled on the mxq pro box? When using this it doesn’t allow subtitles (failed to change subtitle track, try again), when using Netflix on my PS3 to watch the same show the subtitle automatically appeared so I wondered if the preinstalled one needed updating

  • Dani Ginther

    Hi. I’ve got the MXQ-4K, I got it pre-loaded and was having trouble with Netflix. I uninstalled thinking I could reinstall but it doesn’t seem to be anywhere in google play in the apps. Any ideas if this can be reinstalled and where? I later found out it was the date showing 1979 that had to be changed and was causing issues. Thanks!

    • Wouter van den Heever

      Use your computer and download netflix apk. Save it on an SD card, place the SD card in the MX box and install it from the SD card by selecting it in filemanager. I’m not at my box now so I don’t have exact detail. look around a bit and you’ll get it right

  • Dara Kong

    Can use with projector?

    • Zartab Cheema

      Yes, i am also using on projector

  • moin

    will this box work on a tv which does not support 4k means i have HDMI but when ever i play a 4K downloaded movie it does not work so if i do get this box will it work with my tv

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  • Tania

    Hi. My box came fully loaded but there was an error and the system rebooted. Now all the apps are gone such as Exodus, other movie and sports apps. How can I get those back? I could not find the pre-set ones in the add app section.

    • Joanne Cutting

      Go to the play store and and install Complete and Kodi Wizard setup. Then choose one of the builds and install.

      • Tania

        Thx Joanne. It worked.

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  • Dion Werst

    Hi there, maybe someone can help me.

    I got this box like a year ago and turned it on like twice.
    I haven’t turned it on since and just wanted to try again.

    When I plug in power chord and use the remote to start it, nothing..

    Anyone with a solution?

    • Are you sure you have this exact box? It was not available 1 year ago!

      • Dion Werst

        Yes, it’s the same. I ordered it on may 13th and got it on June 4th

      • Somebody’s WATCHING Me

        She may have the 4.4 i got mine last year as gift but it doesn’t say pro so IDK if I can help her either

  • James Lewis

    Its 5.1