The price tags of Smart televisions have fallen sharply, but they still remain unaffordable. Fortunately, there are some Android set top boxes, PC sticks, and streaming devices that add several new functions to your TV and makes them smart.
One such device is the EvoTV2, a new portable device from Amkette. The device pairs up with your old television to offer smart TV like experience.
Amkette EvoTV2 has a USB, SPDF, HDMI, RJ-45 and a power port at the back side. It runs the stock Android operating system. As most of the users will be familiar with the UI, they should not face any difficulties while using EvoTV2. If there are software bugs, Amkette will roll out Android update for its EvoTV2. It has done this in the past for the EvoTV.
Google Play services and the play store apps ship with the Android OS. Thus, users will have an option of downloading their favorite games and streaming apps with ease.
This Amkette streaming box ships with the Air remote which has keys to mute sound, increase/decrease volume, open the search tool, etc.
EvoTV allows you to check your video, movie and songs collection with the Kodi app for Android. Kodi has plenty of cool features. It converts your device into a mini home theater system.
Along with Kodi, you’ll find the Netflix, YouTube and some more apps in this system. Netflix service is live in India, but it’s not free. Subscriptions plans are not very costly. YouTube is free to use video streaming website. The streaming box is preloaded with the Chrome browser.
Amkette EvoTV2 has a Mali 450 GPU and a quad-core 1600 MHz Cortex A5 processor. Thus, you can use it to stream HD content. You can also play the latest video file formats i.e. MKV, H.264, AVI, BLU-RAY files.
HDMI port in the EvoTV2 supports connectivity with full HD televisions that have a screen refresh rate of up to 60 Hz. 4K and 2K resolution set televisions are costly, but they do have smart features. Thus, a device like EvoTV2 will not be of any use to the people who own a 2K or 4K LED TV.
Wireless as well as wired internet connectivity is supported by this device from Amkette. EvoTV2 requires a normal input power of 2A (5V). It has Kit Kat OS which has been optimized to adapt to the hardware of EvoTV2.
This streaming box has 8GB storage memory. It uses DDR3 1GB RAM module. It supports DLNA, Miracast and Airplay content streaming technologies. For transferring small files, there’s a Bluetooth connectivity option in the Amkette EvoTV2.
The device has 4 USB ports. Thus, you can play files stored on an external HDD or a pen-drive. You can also stream videos saved on MicroSD cards as there’s a memory card/SD slot.
Amkette EvoTV2 ships with an air remote which functions as the main control device for navigating in the apps or while playing games. In case you’re impressed by its features and want to buy the EvoTV2, visit SnapDeal. If you need a better and more capable device than EvoTV2, please go through our article on Roku 3.