In Amazon, there are many other Android TV Box, someone call them Android streaming media player. Not like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, they can not offer better content services and other timely after-sales service just with the advantages of low prices. If you are familiar with those TV box and can fix some problem by yourself, they are a good choice. Today, I will introduce its pros and cons of one TV Box called Skystream One TV Box from a company focused on customer service.
Skystream One Features
- Quad core 2.0GHz 64-bit CPU with Penta core Mali-450 GPU.
- 2GB DDRIII RAM and 16GB flash memory.
- Support Bluetooth connectivity.
- 2.4 & 5GHz dual band ac WiFi and 1000M Gigabit Ethernet ensure faster streaming speed.
- HDMI 2.0 with HDCP support
- Dolby Digital via HDMI or SPIDIF (Optical Audio)
- Support up to 4Kx2K ultra HD, 3D-HD (1080Px2), 1080P full HD, 720P HD, 480P
- Custom TV launcher based on stable Android 5.1.1
- Built-in Google Play store with multi Google TV apps such as Hulu, HBO, Kodi, Nexflix, etc.
- Built-in Google Play Store for millions of TV apps.
Scroll down to the bottom to Skystream One detailed Specifications, Accessories, Dimensions and Appearance.
Skystream One Pros
|No Monthly Subscription|
|Easy to Use, plug and play|
|Perfect customer service|
|Stable Android OS and Custom TV Launcher|
|4K and Full 1080P HD Streaming Content|
🙂 No Monthly Subscription for movies, TV shows or sporting events
Before, we can search many fully loaded Android TV Box in Amazon, but most of them just preinstall some old useless Addons and can not keep them up-to-date. Now, they have removed all Addons, and need users to install them manually. The problem is that users do not know how to install and what to install. Using Skystream updater app, we can install all popular addons (You can select it with Adult content or not) for their customers, then your Skystream One will become one fully loaded Kodi box.
With the fully loaded Android streaming media player, you will be able to stream HD movies and TV shows directly. Do not need to pay for the monthly subscriptions every month, this TV box with streaming contents for free.
Besides, if you want, you could still install any other subscription based services like *Netflix, *Hulu, *HBO NOW, *Sling TV and more via Google Play Store.
🙂 Easy to Use
Unlike other cheap TV boxes, Skystream One does not take a lot of time to learn how to install Kodi Addons and how to uninstall, and how to update for newest streaming content. Using built-in SkyStream Updater App,everything becomes very simple, just click on the remote control, we can enjoy the latest firmware, bundled apps and Kodi Addons.
About the Kodi Add-ons, you may worry about the adult content, so Skystream Updater App offer you two options, installing Family Friendly version without Adult Addons or Adult Friendly version. Regular updates can ensure that firmware and apps can run smoothly, Skystream have made everything simply.
About more settings, below are official tutorial video:
🙂 Skystream Team Customer Support
We will always encounter some small problems when use TV box and similar smart devices with some settings problems. And a convenient and quick after-sales support service is obviously more important, than those cheap TV Box without a user-friendly after-sales service. After all, a qualified product is not meant to give us more trouble, but to bring convenience and fun to our lives. At this point, Skystream doing pretty well.
Except that 30-days money back guarantee on top of 1 year warranty if you do not like its apperance or feel it’s a little expensive.
You can easily to understand how to use it by this link.
If we have some problems or questions about this machine, we can visit Skystream support page to find common problem solutions. Or contact Skystream via a toll-free telephone line, email and Live chat directly, Skystream provide as much contact methods as possible to ensure that customers can contact them as quickly as possible.
🙂 Stable Android OS and Custom TV Launcher
Stream completely redesigned launcher and make it look crisp, clean, professional and deeply customized and optimized on Android 5.1.1 lollipop system and ensure Kodi and other apps can work smoothly.
Why not the latest Android system?
Many devices based on Android OS will run the latest system as a selling point to attract the user’s attention, but the latest system will be accompanied by a variety of instability. For the user, if the latest system will not bring a better user experience, stability and smooth look will be more important.
🙂 4K and Full 1080P HD Streaming Content
With 4K ultra HD capability, we can enjoy 4K better TV experience with true-to-life picture quality when we have a 4K ultra HD TV. Yes, there are more and more 4K TV shows, movies and other content in our life, so 4K has been more and more popular and necessary.
Skystream One Cons
|Expensive than other TV boxes with similar hardware configuration|
|No USB 3.0 ports|
|Not very thin, thicker than Amazon Fire TV|
|No USB 3.0 ports|
|Simple remote control without air mouse functionality or a built-in keyboard|
🙁 Simple Remote Control without air mouse functionality or a built-in keyboard
Skystream said they took all of the unnecessary buttons off in order to make remote simple and easy to use. But the mouse functionality and built-in keyboard can make operation much easier, such as search content in Kodi or input URL in brower. So Skystream offer a optional Air Mouse Remote for SkyStream ONE Android TV Box, also there are many other mini wireless keyboard with touchpad in Amazon for you to choose.
🙁 Netflix Limit
Although, Skystream One performed Netflix app well, we can only watch standard due to Netflix stringent certification rules. Netflix only allow few streaming devices to play 4K and HD definition contents such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Google Chromecast, NVIDIA Shield. Netflix believes that a device with enough influence and enough people to use, then they may test your device even if the device have performed Netflix app well now. They want their content to run on the best equipment. Besides, they do not have enough energy to test these devices one by one.
What Can This Product Bring Us?
If you want to stream your favorite shows, movies without cable or satellite subscription necessary, maybe you can try this Skystream One TV box. Different with those similar cheap TV box, you do not worry about customer services if you ever encountered a bad service from your previously TV boxes. Just connect your HDTV and wireless or Ethernet, after simple settings, then we can enjoy the movies, TV shows and more, because Skystream have installed all in advance and get the newest firmware, apps and Add-ons via Skystream Updater App. Built-in Google Play Store, you can download million of TV apps at any time. Also you can enjoy Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, YouTube, Amazon Video, and more via pay for subscription fees. Do not worry, Skystream offer 30 days money back guarantee, just have a try if you are not sure.
Skystream One Specifications
|CPU:||Amlogic Quad Core S905 2.0 GHz 64-Bit ARM Cortex|
|GPU:||Penta Core Mail-450|
|Operating System:||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Length x Width x Height:||5 inches x 5 inches x 1.25 inches|
|LAN:||RJ-45 10/100/1000 GigaPort Ethernet|
|WLAN:||802.11 b/g/n/ac Dual Band WiFi (2.4 & 5 GHz)|
|Host USB:||4 x External Ports (2.0)|
|SD Card:||1 x External Port (SD/SDHC/MMC)|
|Video Output:||HDMI 2.0 with HDCP Support|
|Audio Output:||Dolby Digital via HDMI & SPDIF (Optical Audio)|
|Remote Control||SkyStream Remote|
|External Power Supply:||5V@2A (100-240V, 50/60Hz)|
|Audio & Video Formats|
|Video Resolution:||Up to 4k x 2k, 3D-HD(1080Px2), 1080P, 720P, 480P|
|Video Formats:||MPEG, MPE, MPG, M2V, ISO, TS, VOB, DAT, AVI, MKV, MP4, MOV, 3GP, 3GPP, FLC, WMV, FLV, RM|
|Video Codecs:||MPEG-1 MP/HL, MPEG-2 MP/HL, MPEG-4 Part 2, ASP, WMV/VC-1 SP/MP/AP, H.264 HP@L4.1, H.265, REAMDEO 8/9/10, M-JPEG & JPEG|
|Video Subtitles:||SRT, SUB, IDX, PGS|
|Audio Codecs:||ACC, AC-3, ADPCM, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP2, MP3, MS-ADPCM, PCS, RV40 Vorbis WMA, AAC+ (HE-AAC vi), eAAC+ (HE-AAC v2)|
What Is Included
- 1 * SkyStream ONE TV Box
- 1 * Power Adapter
- 1 * Remote Control
- 1 * HDMI Cable
- 1 * Manual
Dimensions & Appearance
On the design, I can not say it is good or bad, because each design can not let everyone like it. Skystream One first Impressions is simple and modern. Perhaps it is also to cater to the simple design style of many televisions.
Skystream One uses a Gigabit network port, HDMI 2.0 interface for ultra HD video and Dolby Digital Audio output, also equipped with S/PDIF optical transmission for . It has 4 USB interface, you can plug more external devices than many other TV Box (Normally only 2 USB ports) like wireless keyboard touchpad, USB flash drive, camera, etc. Because of only 16GB internal storage, it is equipped with SD card slot for storage expansion.
Above are Skystream One pros and cons, we can plug and play it and easily to update everything in order to save your cable or satellite subscriptions. You may think it is worthy, or it is expensive, it all depends on you. Maybe you just need to have a try and decide to keep it or return it within 30 days, check the price in Amazon. If you have any questions, please leave message below, I will try to reply you when I am not too busy.