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The new onn. Google TV 4K Streaming Box hit the shelves in Walmart stores around the nation on Friday, April 21st. Many cord cutters have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of this new $19 Android TV Box.
Onn. is no stranger to Android TV Boxes and sticks. In 2021 they released their first TV Box that carried the same price tag and also ran on the Android TV operating system. At that time they also launched an Android TV Stick that was less than desirable and didn’t receive much praise.
Due to the popularity and low price of the original onn. Android TV Box, many have been anticipating the release of the new model.
I purchased the new onn. Google TV 4K Streaming Box in a Walmart store because at first they weren’t available for online purchase. However, that has changed and you can now purchase through the Walmart Website.
This page contains a review and resources that will help you get the most out of your new onn. Android TV Box.
Be sure to bookmark this page as I will be adding many tutorials to it in the coming weeks and months.
Table of Contents
- Supercharge Walmart onn. Google TV 4K Android Box Video
- onn. Google TV Android Box Review
- onn. Google TV Android Box Features
- Setup Process
- New Google TV Interface
- Apps Automatically Installed
- onn. Google TV Android Box Sideloading
- Purchase $19 onn. Google TV 4K Streaming Box
- Bluetooth Remote Control
- Google Assistant
- Chromecast Built-In
- Netflix Certified
- 3rd Party Launchers
- Expanding Internal Storage
- Ethernet Adapter on onn. Google TV Android Box
- onn. Google TV Android Box Download/Upload Speeds
- onn. Google TV Android Box Specs
- What’s In The Box
- What I Like
- What I Dislike
- Final Thoughts on the Walmart onn. Google TV Android Box
Supercharge Walmart onn. Google TV 4K Android Box Video
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onn. Google TV Android Box Review
The onn. Google TV Android Box is a small dongle that connects to the television with an HDMI cord which is included in the box. It’s controlled by a Bluetooth remote control that includes shortcuts to popular apps such as YouTube, Netflix, Disney+, and Paramount+.
This onn. Google TV Android Box review will point out both the pros and cons of this 4K streaming box. I won’t cover every feature but I will concentrate on the typical questions that cord cutters will have regarding this Android TV Box.
onn. Google TV Android Box Features
Here’s what the Walmart sales pages lists as notable features.
- 4K UHD resolution TV streaming
- Google TV OS – easily setup with your Google account
- Dolby Audio
- Fast WiFi
- Compatible with Google Assistant
- CPU: Quad-core Cortex-A35
- GPU: Mali-G31 MP2
- 2 GB RAM with 8 GB Storage
- WiFi: 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO
- Input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz, 250mA max; Output: DC 5V/1A
- What’s in the Box? 1 4K Streaming Box, 1 Remote control (requires 2 AAA batteries, included), 1 HDMI cable 3.28 ft (1m), 1 Quick Start Guide
At first glance, I wouldn’t say that 2 GB or RAM and 8 GB of storage is a selling point but we will see how the unit performs before making that assessment.
The setup process was simple and onn. has done a great job making this as easy as possible. You have two options of setting up this streaming box. You can either use the Google Home app on your phone/tablet or do it manually on the TV instead.
I go through the entire setup process in my First Impressions Video that’s available to TROYPOINT Patrons and Founding Members.
Once the device has booted and I have logged in, I see an update screen which is great! The onn. Android TV Box has only been out for one day and we’re already getting a system update. This is a great sign as many manufacturers don’t support their systems with future updates.
The onn. Bluetooth Remote allows for pairing with a television, soundbar, or AV receiver. I connected it to my television by following the prompts and I can now easily control both my volume and power on the TV. There were zero issues pairing my remote to my television.
In the final stages of setup, I was asked which streaming services that I use. The streaming box uses this information to display relevant media on the Google TV user interface. The only one that I chose was Amazon Prime since this is the only subscription that I have. YouTube is automatically checked and you can’t uncheck it.
New Google TV Interface
As soon as the new onn. Google TV Android Box booted, I was presented with the Google TV user interface. This is different than the prior model because that one was based solely on Android TV. You can think of Google TV as the user interface that sits on top of the Android TV operating system.
This is one of the big features that onn. is touting for this new device. Some people love it and some hate it. For those who dislike all of the ads and push for various streaming services, we can hopefully install a 3rd party launcher. More on that later in the review.
Apps Automatically Installed
I noticed right away that the remaining storage was very limited with only 3 GB available. So, I took a look at what applications were installed and found the following.
- Apple TV
- HBO Max
- Prime Video
- YouTube Music
You may wonder why all of these applications are already installed.
You may also wonder how a company can sell a streaming box for only $19.
This is how!
We’ve seen this same model in the gaming industry where Microsoft and Sony sell their systems at a loss knowing they will recoup the difference and more through games and other additional purchases. Same business model applies here. More than likely onn. is taking a bath on the current price but they will make up for it when you purchasing these services. Or, maybe you won’t.
More than likely Walmart and onn. are receiving affiliate kickbacks for those who register for these various streaming services already installed on the device.
I went though and uninstalled all of the apps that I wasn’t going to use and it freed up almost 1 GB! Keep in mind that you can’t uninstall system apps such as YouTube, YouTube Music, or Netflix.
onn. Google TV Android Box Sideloading
The most popular question that we will get. Does sideloading apps work on the onn. Google TV 4K Streaming Box?
Yes side-loading does work.
Bluetooth Remote Control
Many will tell you that the remote control is just as important as the streaming box itself.
The Bluetooth Remote that comes with the onn. Android Box is the typical Google TV remote found with many other streaming devices.
The remote is very responsive and includes app shortcut buttons for YouTube, Netflix, Disney+, and Paramount+.
Another nice feature we haven’t seen on other boxes is the ability to pair the remote control by pushing a button on the back of the onn. Android TV box. This is extremely handy if for some reason your remote becomes unpaired and you have no way of getting back into the user interface. Many people in this situation use the Google TV app on their phone or tablet and control their television with that. This solution should alleviate headaches found when pairing a remote.
Google Voice Assistant comes enabled on the new onn. Google TV 4K Streaming Box and it works great.
I tested the built-in microphone for many scenarios and didn’t have any problems whatsoever.
The nice thing about Google Assistant is that it should work on all of your applications, even the ones that you sideload. This is a downfall of the Amazon Firestick as you can’t use their voice assistant on 3rd party applications.
Chromceast is built into the onn. Google TV Android Box which allows you to cast media from an outside device to the streaming box. Many people use this feature to cast home videos or photos stored on their phones.
Some of the off-brand Android TV Boxes aren’t Netflix Certified however the onn. Google TV Android Box is. As mentioned previously there is also a Netflix app shortcut on the remote control. It also supports all of the other popular streaming services such as Disney+, hulu, YouTube TV, Paramount+, etc.
3rd Party Launchers
Many cord cutters are turned off by the constant push to purchase streaming services through the Google TV launcher. Lots of ads and a slower user interface!
3rd party launchers allow you to replace the Google TV launcher for something less intrusive and quicker.
Expanding Internal Storage
The onn. Google TV Android Box comes with only 8 GB of internal storage. Once the system apps and operating system are accounted for, there’s only approximately 4 GB left.
The onn. Google TV Android Box does support expanding internal storage with an OTG Cable and USB Drive.
Here’s a video where I show how to do this.
This is hit and miss and I don’t suggest doing this unless you need the space for additional apps.
As you will see in the video, you must keep USB Debugging off. If you require USB Debugging, you can turn it on, make whatever changes or mods need to be made and then turn it back off.
Ethernet Adapter on onn. Google TV Android Box
Since we are on the subject of using an OTG cable, it’s important to point out that it can be used for other external gadgets as well!
Although the new onn. Google TV Android Box doesn’t come with an Ethernet port, we can add one by way of an OTG Cable.
Here’s a video that shows how to do this.
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onn. Google TV Android Box Download/Upload Speeds
I used the Analiti Speed test app for the following tests.
I have one GB Fiber download speed plan through my Internet Service Provider.
During the WiFi tests, I’m connected to the 5GHz band on my Asus ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 Router. This router resides in the same room as my onn. Google TV Android Box (approximately 20 feet away from the wireless router).
I’m using Surfshark VPN as my VPN on Chicago Server.
VPN Off: Download = 397 Mbps & Upload = 95 Mbps
VPN On: Download = 157 Mbps & Upload = 87 Mbps
Running a VPN always slows down both download/upload speeds due to encryption and tunneling traffic through an outside server.
I would rate the download/upload speeds as great!
onn. Google TV Android Box Specs
Operating System: Android 12 (Android TV with Google TV)
Processor: Amlogic S905Y4 Quad-core Cortex-A35
GPU: Mali-G31 MP22
Internal Storage (ROM): 8 GB
RAM: 2 GB
WiFi: 2.4/5GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO
Video Formats: HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
*Audio Formats: Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos with Dolby Digital Plus, DTS
Some formats may only be supported with Audio Passthrough.
What’s In The Box
- onn. Google TV 4K Streaming Box
- Bluetooth Remote
- Power Adapter
- HDMI cord
- 2 AAA Batteries
- Quick Start Guide
What I Like
- 4K supporting HDR10, HDR10+, HLG
- Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby Atmos, DTS
- Very responsive and snappy
- Android TV 12
- Updates available for both box and remote control
- Good Remote Control
- Great download/upload speeds with VPN on and off
- Can expand internal storage with OTG Cable and USB Drive
- Can use sideloaded apps
- Can use 3rd party launchers
- Netflix Certified
- Google Assistant
- Chromecast support
- Dolby Audio
- AV1 Decoding
What I Dislike
- 2GB RAM
- 8GB Storage
- Expanding internal storage is hit and miss
Final Thoughts on the Walmart onn. Google TV Android Box
The new onn. Google TV Android Box is better than their past model and it’s priced the same.
There is not doubt that this will be a huge hit and will replace many Amazon Firesticks due to its low price and the ability to customize it to your liking.
Here’s my TROYPOINT ranking system for reviews.
Terrible – Bad – OK – Good – Great
My ranking looks at the features offered, how well those features work, and price.
I rank the new onn. Google TV 4K Streaming Box as Great.
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