MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box Review

M8S PRO TV Box ReviewThis MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box Review was written by Troy from TROYPOINT after using this Android Kodi box on a regular basis within a home network.

This is a small device that will be easily hidden among your other electronic peripherals connected to your television.  This Kodi box measures 4.02 x 4.02 x 0.83 inches in diameter.

The MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box remote is equipped with a learning system so you can pair it with your television and use the same remote for both devices at once.  It also comes with some handy buttons such as browser, home, mute, delete, and volume.  The typical mouse toggle is also present on this remote as well.

As with most Android TV Boxes, I suggest using a Bluetooth remote which will enhance the responsiveness and make it easier to type with.  The  Rii I8 Mini Bluetooth Wireless Touchpad Keyboard With Mouse is my favorite remote for Kodi boxes and it works well with the MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box as well.

This is a powerful device and rightfully so due to its strong processor and DDR4 RAM.  The MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box comes equipped with an Amlogic S912 2.0GHz Octa-Core Processor which handles 4K Ultra HD with no problems.

It also sports 3G of DDR4 RAM memory, which is a nice upgrade from the typical DDR3 in most Android boxes.  By implementing DDR4 RAM, the capacity will increase by 300% and power consumption will reduce by 30% compared to DDR3.  The 3G RAM also helps tremendously with Kodi buffering since it can cache to available memory on the device, when setup properly.

Another nice features is that the MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box comes with Android 7.1 Nougat, which is the latest and greatest operating system by Google.

The MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box user interface is easy to use and provides a nice customization option, allowing you to add your favorite apps to the home screen.

Kodi media center is not loaded by default on the system.  But, if you go to the Apps page, you have the option of installing “TV Center” which is a fork of Kodi and once installed, it includes many of the popular addons.

Wireless download speed for this Android TV Box was 65.33 Mbps and upload speed was 26.32 Mbps.  When the device was connected directly to the router with a CAT 5 cable, download speed was 93.86 Mbps and upload speed was 24.85 Mbps.

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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

Things I like about the MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box

What I don’t like about the MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box

  • Kodi fork called TV Center, would rather not have this install option included and have users install real Kodi themselves
  • As with all Android TV Boxes, would like to have Bluetooth remote instead of IR

Would I use the MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box In My Home As My Main Kodi Box?

Yes, I would definitely use the MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box as my main Kodi box within my home network.  I like the ease of use that the user interface provides and I also like the power and latest Android 7.1 operating system which comes installed.

Transparency Note:  I will not review products that I feel TROYPOINT readers will not enjoy.  With that being said, most Kodi boxes that I review on this site have been properly researched prior to reviews to ensure quality for visitors.

What’s In The Box?

  • MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box Android TV Box
  • IR Remote
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • English Manual

*2 AAA batteries not included for remote

MECOOL M8S PRO TV Box Android TV Box Specs

Processor: Amlogic S912
CPU: ARM Cortex-A53
Core: 2.0GHz,Octa Core
GPU: ARM Mali-T820MP3
RAM: 2G,3GB
RAM Type: DDR4
ROM: 16G
Maximum External Hard Drives Capacity: 32GB
Decoder Format: H.265
Video format: AVI,RM,RMVB,TS,VOB
Audio format: AAC,APE,DDP,FLAC,HD,MP3,OGG,TrueHD,WAV,WMA
Photo Format: BMP,GIF,JPEG,PNG,TIFF
Support 5.1 Surround Sound Output: Yes
5G WiFi: Yes
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.1
Power Supply: Charge Adapter
Interface: AV,DC 5V,HDMI,LAN,TF card,USB2.0
Language: Multi-language
HDMI Version: 2.0
Other Functions: 3D Games,3D Video,Airplay,DLNA,Miracast,NTSC,PAL
HDMI Function: CEC
System Bit: 64Bit
WiFi Chip: QCA9377
Power Type: External Power Adapter Mode
Remote Controller Battery: 2 x AAA batteries ( not included )
Product weight: 0.1100 kg
Package weight: 0.4200 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 10.20 x 10.20 x 2.10 cm / 4.02 x 4.02 x 0.83 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 17.90 x 11.20 x 6.50 cm / 7.05 x 4.41 x 2.56 inches

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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

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Hi Troy,
I am want to purchase a new MBOX.
The recommended unit on your site from GearBox is discontinued.
Can you give me your comments on this unit as a replacement MBOX unit.
MECOOL KIII PRO Hybrid DVB TV Box 3GB DDR3 + 16GB EMMC

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I received my Mecool M8S Pro L and Installed the downloader per the Troypoint video. When I use the filelinked app to download apps it starts to install and then a dialog bog opens for Google Play Protect with two buttons marked Cancel and Allow but I cannot toggle between them and it does nothing when I hit the enter button on my remote. It just locks up and I have to hit the back button. Nothing installs. The fix I found says to open google store then open the menu but there is no menu and I see nothing… Read more »

Ryan
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Ryan

I got my box today and hooked everything up via hdmi cable. The unit turns on but all that is displayed on the tv is an error: Format Not Supported. Any ideas?

Marc Weiss
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Marc Weiss

Rii I8 connects via Bluetooth, but it does not operate at all (no functions)
Is there a setting in the M8S Pro L that needs to be changed?

DonaldFrancisUtton
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DonaldFrancisUtton

Hi just bought the M8S pro l having trouble with Ethernet connection keeps dropping out when Ethernet is connected wifi will not connect until I disconnect Ethernet cable unable to connect mouse toggle any ideas ?

Rob Williamson
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Rob Williamson

I just got a an M8S Pro L from Gearbest, seems like a great little box so far. One Question, Terranium keeps popping up system notifications like “new show available” at the top of my screen. How do you remove the notification, clicking on it with a mouse arrow opens the app. The notification just hangs around if I don’t click on it. On mu old box some apps showed me the system tray along the top and I could clear it but cant figure this one on out on pure Android TV.

Jerry
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Jerry

I’ve installed a 128gb Sandisk Micro SDHC card but when I try to add it as internal storage, the card gets corrupted. Is 32gb the largest size I can add as sdhc?

Albert
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Albert

Things that i have encountered. I have a PC next to my tv, the modem would stop working once the mecool tried to connect to wifi. With wifi off on the mecool (conneceted with ethernet cable) ever thing works fine. I disconnected the the pc, which was connected via mini hdmi to hdmi everything worked fine. I have no idea how/why the pc (ethernet cable) and the mecool (wifi) connected at the same time would mess up the modem. My mecool would make my screen glitch and mute the sound. I raised the tv sound with remote and it was… Read more »

Larry
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Larry

Hi,
I have a question regarding this box. Does the box requires a wifi connection? I live in a rural area and I am unable to get any kind of connection or its weak. I am looking into a type of antenna to extend and get a stronger signal. Your help in this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Larry

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I have two real annoying on my M8S mbox/kodi issues that I can’t seem to resolve. One: every time i use the mbox, the display resolutions resets itself to 720p…and I have to manually go into mbox settings and reset it to 1080p. I have tried every set of combination of settings to get it to stay at 1080 but nothing works. It seems to reset itself after I have watched something, turn my TV back to tv/cable, and come back to mbox hours later or the next day – like the mbox sleeps or hibernates and when it wakes… Read more »