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MXQ Pro 4K Review

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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 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+
  • 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+00:00 Android TV Box, Kodi|338 Comments


  1. Arman March 20, 2018 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Got a new MX Q Pro 4k box … when I turn it on after it does not go a head ..its shows Reboot Now… Tried all the methods wiped the data and reset to factory . no go wiped the partition no go … Tried the tooth pick method no go…tried every thing but all I see is Reboot now…
    How do resolve this issue plz help.. It is a new box.. Can not use it .
    If any one can plz let me Know .. leave a comment in the box
    Thank You

  2. Reggy Soelaeman March 15, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    do i able to watch netflix with this?

  3. RON March 8, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply


    • Troy March 9, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

      Hi Ron, have you signed up for my Supercharge Guide above? That will walk you through the process.

  4. Emmalene Reaiche February 28, 2018 at 4:40 am - Reply

    I Habe the MXQ Pro 4K amd some movies speak a different language and i can’t get subtitles to interpret
    How do i fix that ??

    • Santosh March 2, 2018 at 4:46 am - Reply

      Don’t blame the device….it is the App you are running, if you are using Kodi – then choose a stream that is in your language and has subtitles, it will show you various options from many providers with different versions of the same movie

  5. Ada February 25, 2018 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    How do you install live TV?

    • Santosh March 2, 2018 at 4:44 am - Reply

      Use the browser, and search for LiveNetTV to start with……you will not be able to watch terrestial based tv

  6. Jon February 20, 2018 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Hi. I get badly broken audio on Youtube. Have tried both hdmi and av connections. Happens on my TV and neighbors who I’m doing it for. Are there any suggestions please?

  7. Lee Alaniz February 12, 2018 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Is there a how to manual to help me set up the TV Box MXQ PRO 4K?

    • Johnny February 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm - Reply

      Hi Lee, if you can explain what your trying to set up, I’d be more than happy to help, if I can.

    • Santosh March 2, 2018 at 4:49 am - Reply

      Lee, simply – plug the in HDMI cable from MXQ box to TV. Plug in Power. Put in batteries in remote. Switch TV on, and change source to HDMI port that you plugged into. Android should appear on the screen, once it has loaded – it will launch a colorful menu. To setup network, plug in cable to network port and into network hub. If using WIFI, then go to settings and choose WIFI and set it up there. Once you are online, you can browse the web and install apps you need.
      e.g. Showbox, LiveNetTV – remember this is not available on Playstore, use the browser and search. Google will not allow streaming type apps in the PlayStore

  8. Big D February 9, 2018 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    I don’t know if these have gotten any better over time but… I’ve had this for 2 years & every time I go to watch anything then something else needs reconfiguring or resetting or updating ( even though it is set on auto updates)I’ve spent more time trying to get it working then I have watching the movies.

  9. Darlene February 6, 2018 at 11:45 am - Reply

    I really feel like such an idiot. My BIL gave us this box. How do you watch movies on it?

    • Santosh March 2, 2018 at 4:43 am - Reply

      Hi Darlene, would suggest loading an app from the Browser. Use LiveNetTV, which works quite well – also you can used Netflix/Showmax. If you using Kodi, then under Videos – choose Addons and then select one of the movie addons from there. Showbox also works on the device.

  10. Anne January 30, 2018 at 12:50 am - Reply

    What are the names of the two launchers pictured? Is there a link to down load them? I’m hoping to put the one you have pictured with ironman onto my newer box. I don’t like the one it came with.

    • Santosh March 2, 2018 at 4:42 am - Reply

      Anne – the Iron Man one is the Standard One – its Called Media Launcher or something to that effect. I just use Nova and theme it up rather.

  11. Rod January 21, 2018 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    I have an MXQ Pro 4K running IPVanish and KODI with Covenant add-on. It hesitates and takes a long time to load selection menus, movies and TV shows. Movies often stop to buffer every few seconds. Download speed appears to be between 1 and 3Mbps directly connected to the modem with no other devices. My Arris Surfboard cable modem gives me a less than 10Mbps indication from my MXQPRO. My other devices are running between 95 and 110Mbps. Has anyone had this problem?

  12. RON January 15, 2018 at 3:10 pm - Reply


  13. CJ January 9, 2018 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I am having a serious problem with my MXPRO 4X S905. I hope someone can help. Up until today I never had a problem with it. I’ve had it since 2016. Today however it became unplugged. When I plugged it back in it kept resetting it’s self over and over again. It would start booting up then right in the middle it would shut off and start all over again. Finally after doing it about 20 times it had a message that said android starting and it started loading all my apps. Once it finished it went to the home screen. I checked to see if all my apps were still loaded and they were. So I tried to open one. It would open. But it wouldn’t let me watch any of the content. I tried every app and they all did the same thing. Including KODI. So, I decided to uninstall some of the apps and Kodi and reinstall them. Well, I got the same deal. The apps appear to be there. But when you open them you can’t watch anything. I would appreciate any help from anyone. Thanks!

  14. Baa December 30, 2017 at 7:24 am - Reply

    Are the power cables interchangeable with other boxes?

  15. suzie December 12, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    can you run Made in Canada on MXPRO 4

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