Simple, easy to use and works every time
Very simple effective device.
Easy to connect and use. We don't use it every day but it has been trouble free when we do.
I bought a second one for a family member, they're happy too.
Purchased in January 2020 at Vodafone for $70.
This is a very handy little gadget especially for those of a non-tech bent (like me). Connection was stress -free and though I think some of the formatting is cluttered and takes a bit of navigation that is far outweighed by the fact that my 8 year old television his now connected to the internet. Only drawback is searching for something means using the remote's keypad and picking out each letter one at a time from the onscreen keypad. BUT...just solved that by downloading android tv remote app onto my tablet and the tv so I can use the touch keyboard to type as per usual. If I can do it anyone can and only $72...highly recommended.
Purchased in November 2020 for $72.
Vodafone TV Box running AndroidTV 9
This worked well for about six weeks before picture quality took a dive with colours especially way off the mark. I will send it back if I cannot fix it. Apparently now discontinued! AndroidTV has been rebranded as GoogleTV probably to reduce confusion with the Android phone OS.
Purchased in July 2020 at Vodafone for $72.
this is perfect
cant velieve how good it was. working properly and never had a problem with it. this is not like the ither tv it is very goid.will definitely buy again next time
Purchased in July 2020 at Harvey Norman for $1,400.
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Awesome Authentic Android TV Box
I had previously bought another brand Android TV Box which only worked with a Bluetooth remote (no RF) and this was a problem for me as I get headaches from Bluetooth frequency after a while. I searched for a proper Android TV Box (not box that uses a Rooted Android phone system which alot of popular Play apps now detect and won't work on) and found this excellent device. AUTHENTIC ANDROID TV which updates to Android 9 on first startup. Can use all the Apps required (Netflix/Stan/Disney...etc) RF Remote (plus Bluetooth also if you like voice co...ntrol) but the bonus is you can turn off the Bluetooth in settings if you don't like. Also includes an Ethernet Port and FTA (Free To Air TV)(which a lot of other Android boxes don't include). Unit works with my 650 Harmony Remote (Must setup under model Technicolor UIW4030VHA) Excellent operation and works quickly....Highly Recommend!
Purchased in September 2020 at Vodafone for $72.
Have used it now for 18 months. If you have any old "non smart" tv, it is perfect for you. The fact that 1 remote can be used to surf the net, watch tv, adjust the volume is excellent... Get one while you can.
Purchased in February 2019 for $72.
Exactly what I was looking for
I stumbled across this device when researching another Android TV unit. I bought this unit hoping to replace my Foxtel box in our second room. We don't have tv aerial but have ethernet internet so setup was easy. Have all the catch up apps plus netflix. I've just cancelled my Foxtel box so saving $25 per month. Might get another for the other room and bin Foxtel altogether. Definitely recommend.
Purchased in August 2020 at Vodafone for $79.
Replaced my fetch mini
I started with fetch and have done for years, purchasing a VTV for the bedroom soon purchased another to replace the fetch mini. The remote works much better and it's easier to navigate. Only negative is the TV program guide does not update until you go to that channel.
Purchased in August 2020 at Vodafone for $72.
Good but it does have some issues
Got this last week to replace a STB, since it was not much more than the cheapest STB I could find, plus it had the bonus of in-built Netflix. Setup went smoothly. The unit seems very responsive to the remote and I had no problems using Netflix. I haven't tried installing any other streaming services yet so I can't comment on those.
The issues I have had so far relate to the live TV support. There was no problem installing the free to air TV stations and the process is pretty much the same as for any STB. However, being hearing impaired I rely...on subtitles, and the default subtitle size is *huge* and they don't always fit on the screen properly. I tried the options under "close caption customisation" to reduce the size and also change the colours yet these seemed to have no effect. Another problem I found is that if I changed stations by flicking through them rapidly, often the sound would drop off. Restarting the unit solved the problem but it is annoying.
Purchased in August 2020 for $72.
Can't say enough good things about this device!
I had way too much fun with this device to not post a review.
Sourced one of these for my elderly parents who I've set up an enterprise home network for -- along with a file server that houses a backup of their entire CD/DVD/Bluray collection. Started off by installing Stan/Netflix/Kodi/YouTube/Spotify as well as all Australian catch-up TV apps (yep, all of them!). You can install Prime Video onto it as well (which actually works flawlessly).
* 4K support,
* Gigabit Ethernet,
* Wireless AC WiFi (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz -- channels 36-...
Purchased in March 2020 at Vodafone for $72.
Great product at a great price!
Few problems at the start which I sorted out myself (related to my older plasma tv - not the VTV). Very, very happy with this little unit now - connected to modem via ethernet cable (used my own cable as the one that comes with the VTV is short). Great buy!
Update: casting Kayo from iPhone to VTV now - works perfectly. There was supposed to be a Kayo app for VTV but I gave the casting (VTV has built-in Chromecast) a try and it's perfect. Might start using the USB port and Kodi app as well. From my perspective this unit does all I need it to do at a great price.
Purchased in May 2020 at Vodafone for $72.
With out a smart tv this product was great so we could watch everything from Stan YouTube Netflix and the price we were offered was really good. Great service again
Purchased in December 2019.
Bought one, then bought a second. Enough said.
I have a 'smart TV' that probably will never be updated, that was having all sorts of issues running Netflix and Plex. Bought one of these direct from Vodafone, and it's been great. So good in fact I got another one to smarten up an old dumb tv. We also have a HD Homerun so can use that to watch live tv, rather than the built in tuner. They recently updated to Android 9.0 which is good, and has been very stable although admittedly we don't ask much of it. If you want a really good Android TV box then you should probably spend the extra and get ...an Nvidia Shield. That costs maybe four times more than this though. The only strange thing that it doesn't directly support yet is Amazon Prime video. Netflix, Disney, Stan, Plex, sure. Amazon - nope. There are ways to get it on with mixed reports on how successful it is, but for now the best way is simply to cast Prime from a mobile device. Basically, it's not a great android tv box but it's definitely a good one. For the price, it's hard to beat.
Purchased in September 2019 at Vodafone for $72.
Works OK a bit quirky at times
Works OK some times need to restart to get Video Right (Might be the older tv it is connected to)
Netflix, Stan, Disney+ and catch up works well, TV Tuner and TV Guide a bit slow but for $69 (Now $72 i think) good value for a genuine Android TV BOX
Also streams great from my media server.
Purchased in January 2020 at Vodafone for $69.
proper Android TV box that's supurb value and not locked down
Similar to Guy Stevens review here, at just $72 I would rate this the best budget Android box in the Australian market in 2020. And you don't have to be a Vodafone customer. Anyone can buy it.
- Runs Android TV for streaming - and its a proper Google licenced "Android TV" box, so apps from popular streaming services like Netflix are officially supported and won't suddenly stop working as they often do on generic Android boxes.
- Not locked or crippled like Telstra has done with their Roku box, so it has most of the flexibility of generic ...
Purchased in February 2020 at Vodafone for $72.
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