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Does anyone have any recommendations? Looking for something discrete that can be tucked away behind the TV.

The TV is "smart" but I cannot seem to get Spotify on it. (Hisense A6130)

I am currently looking at the Xiaomi Mi Box, does anyone have any experience with it? Especially with Spotify?

Ideally looking to spend <R1500. The box needs to output audio to HDMI which will be passed on through optical out from the TV to the amp.
 

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Xiaomi Mibox.

Don't even waste your time with the other stuff, unless you plan to buy an Apple TV instead.

Lit and Skyworth aren't certified and therefore...no Netflix.
 

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This might be outside your budget, but the Nvidia Shield is the best Android box by a country mile. I have had the Mi Box, and it is good, but the Shield is leaps ahead. Maybe check Carb for someone selling one...
 

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Got the Mibox on Takealot, will return if unhappy. Only thing I am concerned about is Spotify as I cannot seem to find much of it online and what I do find is bad, e.g. it keeps logging out.
 

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Got the Mibox on Takealot, will return if unhappy. Only thing I am concerned about is Spotify as I cannot seem to find much of it online and what I do find is bad, e.g. it keeps logging out.
I think it will be just fine, the only thing I really see about it logging out is that one person on MyBB.
 

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I recommend Mi TV box, also I don't have any issues with Spotify on it

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Xiaomi Mibox.

Don't even waste your time with the other stuff, unless you plan to buy an Apple TV instead.

Lit and Skyworth aren't certified and therefore...no Netflix.
No ethernet port is a deal breaker for me. I prefer my boxes to be hard wired, or at least have the option of it.
 

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Mygica 1900pro - easy to use as well

nvidea shield is the bomb tho - get that
 

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thats my upgrade for next year - went wireless keyboard and mouse - getting lapboard and then boom - the shield

Gona tell the will its for streaming media - lokl
 

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No ethernet port is a deal breaker for me. I prefer my boxes to be hard wired, or at least have the option of it.
Silly thing to compromise on to rather have a piece of shit product just because it can do ethernet.

Rather buy an Apple TV then.
 

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Silly thing to compromise on to rather have a piece of shit product just because it can do ethernet.

Rather buy an Apple TV then.
So you saying there arent good boxes out there, other than the Mi Box?
 

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So you saying there arent good boxes out there, other than the Mi Box?
There aren’t many certified ones that are locally available.

You shot down the Nvidia Shield already after all.

Personally I think all the Android TV options are garbage. :)

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There aren’t many certified ones that are locally available.

You shot down the Nvidia Shield already after all.

Personally I think all the Android TV options are garbage. :)

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Only shot down the shield, because of price. I dont think it should be that expensive.
 

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No ethernet port is a deal breaker for me. I prefer my boxes to be hard wired, or at least have the option of it.
I just got a Mi Box yesterday, I tested out the Wi-Fi speed connected to an AC router on the 5GHz band and my server reported speeds of 85Mbps, I'm not going to miss that last 15Mbps. If you have an older router or one that's very far away then yes, Ethernet all the way.
 

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Only shot down the shield, because of price. I dont think it should be that expensive.
I haven’t recently checked what they cost but I did remember it being very expensive.

Although it’s a bit more feature rich than the other options, but only if those things matter to you.


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