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MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box Review, Tips, & Tricks

MECOOL KM6 Deluxe

This MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box Review was written by Troy from TROYPOINT after using the Android TV Box on a regular basis for one week.

This streaming device was provided free of charge to TROYPOINT by MECOOL.  However, this review is unbiased and you will see that I point out both the good and bad regarding this Android TV Box.  MECOOL did not have access to this post prior to publishing.

Below, you will find an in-depth review that will provide you with the information that you need prior to purchasing.

Important Note About MECOOL Android TV Boxes

Before I dive in, it’s important for me to point out that MECOOL has multiple Android TV Boxes available for purchase.

Some models are very similar and you won’t notice much difference between them.

You will also see some refreshed products where the only noticeable change is the Android operating system update.  Many times, you can flash new firmware onto your device through the MECOOL Download Page that will include the updated Android version.

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In short, if you already have a fairly new MECOOL Android TV Box, you might not see much performance increase by purchasing a new product such as this.  Please read this entire review to determine for yourself whether an upgrade is worth the purchase.

There are a few big differences with this new KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box which I point on below.

MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box

The MECOOL KM6 Deluxe is an Android TV Box running the true Android TV 10 operating system.  Yes, there is a difference as most generic Android TV Boxes run stock Android and not Android TV.

Android TV on MECOOL KM6 Deluxe

Read about the differences between Android TV and Stock Android here

MECOOL refers to the KM6 Deluxe as an Android TV Google certified TV box due to the fact that it integrates nicely with Google features such as voice control and Google Cast.

As with the other generic Android TV Boxes, this does not support Netflix out of the box but surprisingly it does support Amazon Prime Video in HD quality!

You can sideload a Netflix app but it won’t play in HD.

The MECOOL KM6 Deluxe comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal ROM storage.

MECOOL KM6 Deluxe HDR

MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Features at a Glance

  • Runs Android 10.0 on Amlogic S905X4, with high speed and smooth performance, which is designed to turn your regular TV into a smart one.
  • The Google Cast allows you to enjoy entertainment on big TV screen through a wide array of devices like a tablet, smartphone or laptop. It’s just tap and go.
  • Voice command capabilities which means you can just talk into the remote instead of punching down instructions. Simply press the voice control key to activate the voice command feature.
  • Equipped with an impressive 4GB of RAM which means high-speed performance.
  • Enjoy an H.265 supportive, Mali-G31 MP2 decoding graphics processor, which provides user with professional image processing.
  • Supports new AV1 video format.
  • Includes dual-band 2.4 & 5Ghz WiFi 2T2R 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax can also support WiFi 6
  • Equipped with Gigabit LAN Interface for unfettered internet surfing.
  • HDR support, you’ll be able to enjoy high-quality and super clear 4K images with the option to add subtitles to any type of video content that you’re watching.
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Small in size which makes it easy to place anywhere in your house.

MECOOL KM6 Deluxe with Remote Control

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MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Official Website & Purchasing Options

Due to Chinese Spring Festival Holiday, Orders placed between February 5th, 2021 and February 18th, 2021 will start to deliver on February 19th.

New Amlogic S905X4 Processor

One big difference from other MECOOL Android TV Boxes is the inclusion of the new Amlogic S905X4 Processor.

This Arm Cortex A55 CPU delivers a nice combination of both power and efficiency.

Amlogic S905X4 CPU

Gigabit Ethernet Included

Another big change for MECOOL is the addition of a Gigabit Ethernet port.


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This has been a common complaint for many of their other Android TV Boxes and it’s great to see that they are now supporting this much faster protocol.

I was blown away by the download speeds that I get with this Android Box and you will see my speed tests outlined below.

Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Supports WiFi 6

The WiFi adapter on the MECOOL KM 6 Deluxe supports WiFi 6.

WiFi 6 introduces some new technologies to help mitigate the issues that come with putting dozens of devices on a single wireless network.

WiFi 6 also provides a nice transfer speed boost as well.

Your Wireless router must support WiFi 6 to take advantage of this additional feature that MECOOL touts.

It’s important to note that the device also supports all other popular WiFi protocols as well so it will work with all routers.



MECOOL KM6 Deluxe with support for WiFi 6

AV1 Supported

The MECOOL KM6 Deluxe supports AV1 Video (AOMedia Video 1) which is also new for this device.

This is an open, royalty-free video coding format designed for video transmissions over the Internet.

Some online streaming applications now deliver their content in this format and this Android TV Box is capable of playing it.

In the future, we will see more streaming applications stream in AV1 as opposed to H 265, etc.

MECOOL KM 6 Deluxe supports AV1 Video


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MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Running Android TV 10.0

The Android TV operating system is meant for the television and it’s great to see MECOOL embrace this.

Android TV is notably found on the NVIDIA Shield, Chromecast with Google TV, Dynalink Android TV Box, and TiVo Stream 4K as well.

Most of the generic Android TV Boxes run Stock Android and the apps aren’t optimized for the TV screen.  Yes, we can side-load some of them onto those devices but Android TV Google Play Store provides access to all applications meant for the Television.

MECOOL Android TV

The inclusion of Android TV into its boxes is what makes this device shine in my opinion.  You get many of the benefits of the NVIDIA Shield at a much lower price.

Google Assistant is built into Android TV so you will enjoy hands-free access to many features on this Android TV Box.

Google Assistant on MECOOL KM6 Deluxe

If you’re a Google Home user, this device will integrate fabulously with that as well.

Google Home

Google Cast is supported so you can easily push the contents on your phone, tablet, or computer to the big screen.

Google Cast built in

Expand Internal Storage

Due to the large internal storage (64GB) on the MECOOL KM6 Deluxe, there probably isn’t a need to expand internal storage but I still wanted to see if it worked.

I first enabled Developer Options by going into Settings / Device Preferences / About / clicked the Build menu item 7 or 8 times.  I then went back one screen and into Developer options where I enabled “Force allow apps on external”.

Developer Options

I then inserted a 256GB SandDisk 3.0 USB Drive into the unit and formatted as internal storage and it worked exactly like it would on the NVIDIA Shield.  Great news!

From now forward, all applications that I install will be added to the USB drive.  I can also go into each application through settings and move apps to and from the USB drive if I would like.

We can achieve this same feature with the Fire TV Stick 4K but the process is less than ideal.

When I go into Apps under the Settings panel, I can also indicate whether it should run off internal or external storage.  I typically run apps that require more resources on internal storage such as my VPN and Kodi.

Expand Internal Storage on MECOOL KM3

Netflix & Amazon Prime Video

Most generic Android TV Boxes don’t support HD video in either Netflix or Amazon Prime Video.

Thankfully, Amazon Prime Video works in full HD on the MECOOL KM6 Deluxe.

You cannot play Netflix in HD on this device.  Yes, you can sideload a Netflix APK onto it but it will lack HD playback.

If you’re a big Netflix user, don’t buy this Android TV Box.

MECOOL Amazon Prime Video

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MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Official Website & Purchasing Options

Due to Chinese Spring Festival Holiday, Orders placed between February 5th, 2021 and February 18th, 2021 will start to deliver on February 19th.

Side-loading Applications on the MECOOL KM6 Deluxe

I used the TROYPOINT App with the Rapid App Installer and installed all of the most popular APKs and my favorite IPTV service.

Everything worked great with no problems whatsoever.

The Amlogic S905X2 processor does an excellent job playing HD quality video, including 4K content.

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Gaming

I paired my NVIDIA Shield game controller with the MECOOL KM6 Deluxe and tested some of the more popular games.

I didn’t experience any lag and the game performance was excellent on this Android TV Box.

MECOOL KM3 Gaming

The ability to expand internal storage (mentioned above) should appeal to gamers if they run out of space to hold all of their games.

One game can quickly reduce your storage by 1 GB or more.

MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Download Speeds

I used Analiti Speed test app for the following tests.

I have 1 GB Fiber download speed plan through my Internet Service Provider.

During the WiFi tests, I am connected to the 5Ghz band on my Asus AC3100 Router.  This router resides in the same room as my MECOOL KM6 Deluxe (approximately 20 feet away from wireless router).

I’m using IPVanish VPN as my VPN on Chicago Server 02 (chi-a02).

Download Speeds

Ethernet

VPN On: Download = 106 Mbps & Upload = 99 Mbps

VPN Off: Download = 521 Mbps & Upload = 124 Mbps

WiFi

VPN On: Download = 99 Mbps & Upload = 59 Mbps

VPN Off: Download = 338 Mbps & Upload = 123 Mbps

MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Specs

  • CPU: Amlogic S905X4 Quad core ARM Cortex-A55
  • GPU: Mail-G31 MP2
  • RAM: 4GB
  • ROM (Internal Storage): 64GB
  • Wifi: 2.4G/5G 2T2R 802.11 b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Ethernet: RJ45 10/100/1000 M (Gigabit)
  • HDMI 2.1 Output
  • AV Output(3.5mm jack)
  • Optical
  • 1 x USB2.0
  • 1 x USB3.0
  • Micro SD card slot
  • DC Power input

What I Like

  • Android TV Operating System
  • Large 64GB internal storage
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • Plays 4K video smoothly
  • USB 3.0 & 2.0 ports
  • New Powerful CPU
  • Bluetooth remote control, not cheap IR remote
  • Expanding internal storage works excellent
  • Fast download speeds with VPN on & off
  • Supports Amazon Prime Video in HD

What I Dislike

  • Netflix HD not supported (not certified)
  • Shipping takes approximately 2 weeks to United States from MECOOL but is worth the wait in my opinion.
  • Limited support
  • High price tag

Final Thoughts on the MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box

Would I purchase the KM6 Deluxe if I was a heavy Netflix user?  No.

Most TROYPOINT followers aren’t heavy Netflix users due to the numerous free streaming applications that are available so this shouldn’t be a problem.

I’ve used numerous MECOOL Android TV Boxes in the past and a feature that has been lacking is Gigabit Ethernet.  Great to see that they have added this and the download speeds are absolutely tremendous!

The MECOOL KM6 Deluxe comes with a strong CPU which has no problems streaming 4K video.

The 64GB of internal storage should provide more than enough space for apps, games, movies, TV shows, etc.  This box is great for those who like downloading movies and TV shows directly to their device.  Yes, there are some devices on the market with less internal storage that we can expand but let’s face it, this is less than ideal.

If you purchase with the coupon code “TROYPOINT” you will receive a 10% discount which will bring the purchase price under $100.

Yes, this is a higher price than what we’re accustomed to seeing from MECOOL but you need to recognize the more powerful CPU, Gigabit Ethernet, large RAM, and massive onboard storage.

Overall, I really like the MECOOL KM6 Deluxe and could see myself using this as my main media room streaming device for a long time to come.

Purchasing Options

MECOOL has instructed me to point customers to their official Website for ordering.

Shipping takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks to the United States.

Due to Chinese Spring Festival Holiday, Orders placed between February 5th, 2021 and February 18th, 2021 will start to deliver on February 19th.

If you need it quicker, I would suggest searching both Ebay and Amazon but you will probably pay a much higher price if you do that.

As of this post here is the price for the MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box

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MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Official Website & Purchasing Options

Due to Chinese Spring Festival Holiday, Orders placed between February 5th, 2021 and February 18th, 2021 will start to deliver on February 19th.

I rate the MECOOL KM6 Deluxe 4.7 stars out of 5

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Notable Replies

  1. Can anyone recommend a universal remote to use with the mecool km3?

  2. Avatar for RonF RonF says:

    Will the mecool km3 remote control tv power and volume?

  3. Avatar for RonF RonF says:

    Thanks for the info Troy, if I may ask 1 question. Is there a box running Android TV that will work.

  4. Hi @RonF
    Yes, someAndroidTV boxes (boxes that have Android TV OS)do have the ability to control both sound and power.

  5. Avatar for RonF RonF says:

    Can you list them ? All the reviews and manufacturers leave that info out. Guess it’s not important to most folks.
    Thanks in advance

  6. I am just populating a new KM7 with apps and the remote is controlling the sound on my LG tv. Eventually I will be using my Yamaha sound bar so I don’t know yet if it will control the sound on that.

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10 thoughts on “MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Android TV Box Review, Tips, & Tricks”

  1. Is there a custom ROM available for the MECOOL KM6? I can’t successfully sideload any traditional browsers or file managers from the Play Store or APKMirror. Even Google Chrome and Files by Google won’t install. I’d prefer a more stock ROM experience.

  2. I am writing this to inform you and hopefully you will inform your subscribers about Mecool’s customer service or shall I say lack thereof. I bought two KM6 boxes last September and at first I was pleased with my purchase. After a month or so, one of the boxes started to cut out for about 3 to 5 seconds. At first it was only when I changed channels on Tivi Mate. Then it started doing it at random.
    At first I did a little troubleshooting on my own. I switched boxes leaving the power supply and Ethernet cables to insure it wasn’t either of those. No help.
    I then contacted Mecool customer service. That started a two-month marathon email exchange that went nowhere fast. They told me to do a factory reset. I did and had to download and reinstall all the apps I had on that device. Then they said to uninstall the apps I was having trouble with and reinstall them which drove crazy because I had just done that. Then try a reset with the reset button. Done, at least the apps remained.
    Going nowhere, I went to their website and went through the “contact us” to try again.  I explained what was happening and what I had gone through and the same shenanigans started all over again. After two months of horse manure, the last email I received was “If you have any questions please feel free to reach out reach me out.”
    So, I implore you to tell your subscribers NOT to purchase from Mecool for fear of having to use their customer service.
     
    Sorry for being so long winded,
    Anthony Amato

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