Best Google-certified Android TV boxes in South Africa

Android TV boxes can be a great addition to your home entertainment system, especially if you have a fast broadband connection.

It is important to choose the right device, however, as many of these set-top boxes may not support all the software you expect.

Many Android media boxes available in South Africa are not Google-certified, meaning that they cannot support certain applications.

While you will be able to watch YouTube and Twitch on these uncertified boxes, you will not be able to access services like DStv Now and Netflix.

For this reason, it is important to buy a Google-certified Android TV box – especially if you plan to watch content on South Africa’s most popular streaming platforms.

Google-certified

Google-certified devices offer support for all official apps as well as official versions of the Android TV OS.

Many Google-certified set-top boxes feature similar hardware, as this certification is based largely on the chipset included in the product.

For this reason, most of the Google-certified devices we have compared use the Amlogic S905X or S905X2 chipsets.

These chips allow for 4K video support at 60 frames per second and support HDR playback.

We have listed some of the best Google-certified Android TV boxes available in South Africa below.


Ematic 4K Android TV Box – R1,249

Ematic 4K TV Box

Ematic 4K Android TV Box
Output 4K @ 60fps HDR
CPU Amlogic S905X
GPU ARM Mali 450
RAM 2GB DDR3
Storage 8GB eMMC
Operating System Android TV 9.0
Connectivity 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, Ethernet
Ports 1x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, SD Card, 3.5mm audio
Price R1,249

Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K

Xiaomi Mi Box S 4K
Output 4K @ 60fps HDR
CPU Cortex A53
GPU Mali 450
RAM 2GB DDR3
Storage 8GB eMMC
Operating System Android TV 9.0
Connectivity 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2
Ports 1x HDMI, 1x USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio
Price R1,299

MECOOL KM9 Pro

MECOOL KM9 Pro

MECOOL KM9 Pro
Output 4K @ 60fps HDR
CPU Amlogic S905X2
GPU ARM Dvalin MP2
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB eMMC
Operating System Android TV 9.0
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Ports 1x HDMI, 1x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0, 3.5mm audio
Price R1,799

MyGica ATV495Max

Mygica ATV495 Max

MyGica ATV495Max
Output 4K @ 60fps HDR
CPU Amlogic S905X
GPU Mali 450
RAM 2GB DDR3
Storage 16GB eMMC
Operating System Android TV 7.1.2
Connectivity 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet
Ports 1x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, SD Card, 3.5mm audio
Price R993

Wave TV Box

Wave Android TV box

Wave TV Box
Output 4K @ 60fps HDR
CPU Amlogic S905X2
GPU ARM Dvalin MP2
RAM 4GB
Storage 32GB eMMC
Operating System Android TV 9.0
Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Ports 1x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, SD Card, 3.5mm audio
Price R1,299

Telkom LIT Box

Telkom LIT Box
Output 4K @ 60fps HDR
CPU Amlogic S905X
GPU ARM Mali 450
RAM 2GB DDR3
Storage 8GB eMMC
Operating System Android TV 9.0
Connectivity 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, Ethernet
Ports 1x HDMI, 2x USB 2.0, SD Card, 3.5mm audio
Price R1,099

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