There are many Android devices out there in the market: Android TVs, TV boxes, set-top boxes, dongles and so on. Learn more about player minimum requirements for Android TV box and Android tablet.
Many of them will play NoviSign’s digital signage solution very good. However, the following mentioned devices were thoroughly tested by us and also being used by many of our partners who share their experience with us.

Partners are welcome to send feedback on any other Android player they have good experience with.
Hardware vendors for Android players are welcome to send us devices for evaluation. Please contact us via info@novisign.com.
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Our top 3 recommended Android devices for our digital signage software are:

Media player (TV Box): Minix Neo X10 mini. Octa core Android TV box, ARM Cortex-A53 processor (RK3368), 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 6.0.1, 4K screen resolution. Learn more.
Dongle (HDMI stick): iWeipoo (Shenzhen GiantSmart Technology) MK903V. Quad core Android dongle, RK3288 Cortex-A17 processor up to 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 7.1.2, 4K screen resolution. Learn more.
SoC (smart Android TV): Philips D-Line. Comes in a variety of sizes. Quad core Android SoC (smart TV), 1.8GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 7.1, full HD resolution, RJ45, Display Port (out), DVI-I port (out). Learn more.

Here is the full list of our recommended Android players for our digital signage software:

Media Players (TV boxes)

* Minix Neo X10 mini. Octa core Android TV box, ARM Cortex-A53 processor (RK3368), 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 6.0.1, 4K screen resolution, WiFi 3G/4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, HDMI, 2 x USB, OTG port, SD card slot, microphone jack, antenna and IR remote control. Using the rooted firmware from 24-Aug-2018, 05-Dec-2018, 26-Jan-2019, 27-Feb-2019 and 07-Aug-2019 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube) and screen rotation. Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (global). When using this device, please make sure the “Video To Video Transition” setting is set to “High Compatibility”.

* Geniatech ATV329A. Quad core Android TV box, Amlogic S905X ARM Cortex-A53 processor 1.5Ghz, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Android 9.0, 4K/2K screen resolution, Mali-450 GPU, WiFi 3G/4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, HDMI 2.0, 2 x USB 2.0, SD card slot, IR remote control and power supply. Using the rooted firmware from 18-Nov-2020 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube). Links: product specifications, product purchasing (global).

* X96 Air. Quad core Android TV box, Amlogic S905X3 ARM Cortex-A55 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android 9.0, 8K screen resolution, dualband WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, RJ45, HDMI 2.0, optical S/PDIF port, 2 x USB 2.0, USB 3.0, micro SD card slot, A/V jack and IR remote control. Using the rooted firmware from 08-Jul-2020 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube) and screen rotation. Links: product specifications, product purchasing (North America), product purchasing (Europe), product purchasing (South East Asia). When using this device with screen resolution smaller than 4K, please access the “Droid Settings” (from the Android apps screen), go to “Display”, then “Screen resolution” and turn off the “Auto switch to best resolution” setting.

* Minix Neo X39. Hexa core Android TV box, ARM Cortex-A53 processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android 7.1, 4K screen resolution, dualband WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, RJ45, HDMI 2.0, optical S/PDIF port, 3 x USB 2.0, USB 3.0, USB C-type port, micro SD card slot, Kensington lock, audio jack, antenna and IR remote control. Using the rooted firmware from 10-Oct-2019 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube) and screen rotation; Google Play doesn’t work well (no ability to login with gmail account). Links: product specifications, product purchasing (global).

* Qbic BXP-300. Quad core Android TV box, ARM 1.8Ghz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM, Android 5.1.1, 4K screen resolution, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, HDMI (with CEC), 2 x USB, micro USB (OTG) port, SD card slot, microphone jack, SPDIF output, RS232 port and antenna. Using the firmware from 21-May-2018 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube) and screen rotation (if you buy the box with this firmware, please ask for the rooted version). Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (North America), product purchasing (Europe), product purchasing (South East Asia).

* Rikomagic DS02. Quad core Android TV box (metal case), ARM Cortex-A53 processor (RK3288), 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 7.1, 4K screen resolution, Mali-T760 MP GPU, dual band WiFi, micro simm card slot (4G) [optional], RJ45, HDMI, 2 x USB, USB OTG port, TF card slot, microphone jack, antenna and IR remote control. Using the rooted firmware from 01-Jun-2020 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube) and screen rotation. Also has built-in app for turning on/off the unit by scheduling. Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (global).

* Minix Neo U9-h. Octa core Android TV box, Cortex A53 processor S912-H, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, Android 6.0, 4K screen resolution, dual band WiFi 802.11, bluetooth 4.1, RJ45, HDMI 2.0, 3 x USB 2.0, TF card slot, OTG, SPDIF, headphone jack, microphone jack, IR remote control, power button, power supply and antenna. Using a firmware from 10-Aug-2017, it supports not more than 1 video on the same screen (not including YouTube) and screen rotation. Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (North America), product purchasing (rest of the world). When using this device, please make sure the “Video To Video Transition” setting is set to “Performance”, the “Manual Init Compensation” (under the “Video Transitions Tune” in the “Advanced” block of settings) is on and the “Buffer Delay” is set to 300.

* Geniatech ATV1660K. Quad core Android TV box, Rockchip RK3288 processor 1.8Ghz, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Android 5.1.1, 4K/2K screen resolution, ARM Mali-T764 GPU core, WiFi 2.4Ghz, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, 2 x HDMI-OUT (HD + UHD), HDMI-IN, CEC support, 3 x USB 2.0, SD card slot, SPDIF, audio jack, IR remote control and power supply. Using the rooted firmware from 08-Feb-2018 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube). Links: product specifications, product purchasing, product purchasing (global).

* Geniatech APC390R. Quad core Android TV box, Cortex A53 processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Android 6, 4K/2K screen resolution, ARM T820 MP3 GPU, WiFi 2.4Ghz, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, HDMI-OUT, HDMI-IN, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, SD card slot, audio jack, IR remote control and power supply. Links: product specifications, product purchasing, product purchasing (global).

* Giada DN73. Quad core robust Android media player, RK3328 ARM Cortex-A53 processor up to 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 7.1 (tested well over firmware from 11-Jul-2019), 4K screen resolution, Mali-450MP2 GPU, WiFi 802.11, RJ45, HDMI, USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, USB 2.0 (OTG), SIMM card slot, Mini-PCIe for 3G/4G, RS232 port and audio in/out jack. The above mentioned firmware supports at least 3 videos on the same screen. Links: product specifications, product purchasing (North America), product purchasing (rest of the world).

* Giada DN72. Quad core robust Android media player, RK3288 ARM Cortex-A17 processor up to 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 5.1 (tested well over firmware from 09-Jan-2019), 4K screen resolution, ARM Mali-T764 GPU, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, HDMI, 3 x USB 2.0, USB 2.0 (OTG), SIMM card slot, Mini-PCIe for 3G, RS232 port, audio in/out jack and remote control. The above mentioned firmware supports at least 3 videos on the same screen. Links: product specifications, product purchasing (North America), product purchasing (rest of the world).

* Shuttle NS02A (also NS02E model which supports PoE). Octa core Android TV box, Rockchip RK3368 processor up to 1.5Ghz, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 5.1.1 (tested well over firmware from 10-Aug-2018), 4K screen resolution, GC6110 GPU, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0 and SD card slot. The above mentioned firmware supports at least 3 videos on the same screen. Supports screen rotation. Limitations: cannot run YouTube and has no Google Play store app. Links: product specifications, product purchasing (North America), product purchasing (Europe), product purchasing (South East Asia).

* XiaoMi Mi Box S. Quad core Android TV box, Amlogic S905X Cortex-A17 processor up to 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Android 8.0 (tested well over firmware from 30-May-2019), 4K screen resolution, dual band WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.2, HDMI 2.0a, USB 2.0, audio in/out jack and remote control. The above mentioned firmware supports at least 3 videos on the same screen and screen rotation. It also works as an Android TV (user interface by the remote control rather than by mouse). Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (North America), product purchasing (Europe), product purchasing (South East Asia) .

* Minix X9-IN. Quad core Android TV box, ARM Cortex-A17 Processor 2Ghz (RK3288), 2GB RAM, 16GB storage (can be extended), Android 5.1, 4K screen resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, RJ45, HDMI (out), HDMI 2.0 (in), 2 x USB 2.0, TF card slot, audio jack, antenna and IR remote control. Using the rooted firmware from 23-Apr-2019 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube) and screen rotation. Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (global). When using this device, please make sure the “Video To Video Transition” setting is set to “Performance”, the “Manual Init Compensation” (under the “Video Transitions Tune” in the “Advanced” block of settings) is on and the “Buffer Delay” is set to 200.

* CloudBox G9CX5. Penta core Android TV box, S905X ARM Cortex A53 processor up to 1.5Ghz, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Android 6.0.1 (tested well over firmware from 14-Mar-2018), full HD screen resolution, WiFi 802.11, RJ45, HDMI, 2 x USB 2.0, micro SD card slot. The above mentioned firmware supports not more than 1 video on the same screen (not including YouTube). Links: product specifications, product unboxing. When using this device, please make sure the “Video To Video Transition” setting is set to “Performance”, the “Manual Init Compensation” (under the “Video Transitions Tune” in the “Advanced” block of settings) is on and the “Buffer Delay” is set to 230.

* NTech Alexis AB-S905-4. Quad core Android TV box, A53 processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Android 5.1.1 (tested well over firmware from 18-May-2016), WiFi 802.11, RJ45, HDMI, audio jack, 2 x USB, micro SD card slot, optical port, antenna, IR remote control. Supports screen rotation (portrait mode)! The above mentioned firmware supports not more than 1 video on the same screen (not including YouTube). Links: product specifications. When using this device, please make sure the “Video To Video Transition” setting is set to “Background”.

* Minix Neo U1. Quad core Android TV box, Cortex A53 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, Android 5.1, 4K screen resolution, WiFi 802.11, bluetooth 4.1, RJ45, HDMI, 3 x USB, micro SD card slot, OTG, SPDIF, headphone jack, microphone jack, IR remote control, power button and power supply. Using a firmware from 2016, it supports not more than 1 video on the same screen (not including YouTube). Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (global). When using this device, please make sure the “Video To Video Transition” setting is set to “High Compatibility” (in our app), while in the Android traditional settings set the “Self-adaptive refresh rate switching” (under the “Display” menu) from “Level2” to “Off”, to prevent blinking problem of videos. Read this post. For smoother transitions, please read this post (the part about the transitions fix). Also, you might want to install the WiFi Reconnect app, to prevent reconnecting issues of this model. When using this device, please make sure the “Video To Video Transition” setting is set to “Performance”, the “Manual Init Compensation” (under the “Video Transitions Tune” in the “Advanced” block of settings) is on and the “Buffer Delay” is set to 300.

* Mecool KM9. Quad core Android TV box, ARM Cortex-A53 Amlogic S905X2, 4GB RAM(!), 32GB ROM, Android 8.1, Mali-G31 MP2 GPU, 4K screen resolution, WiFi dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2, RJ45, HDMI, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0, TF card slot, AV jack and IR remote control. Firmware from 07-Nov-2018 supports at least 3 videos on the same screen. Limitations: cannot use the YouTube widget; requires usage of the remote control along with a mouse, for navigating; doesn’t have Google Play store (so you need to put our APK on a USB disk-on-key stick). Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (North America), product purchasing (Europe), product purchasing (South East Asia).


 

Dongles (HDMI sticks)

* iWeipoo (Shenzhen GiantSmart Technology) MK903V. Quad core Android dongle, RK3288 Cortex-A17 processor up to 1.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 7.1.2, 4K screen resolution ,Mali-T764 3D GPU, dual band WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI 2.0, USB 2.0, micro USB/OTG, TF card slot, antenna. Using the firmware from 26-Feb-2020 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen. Please notice that the YouTube widget doesn’t work on the above mentioned firmware. Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (global).

* MK809IV. Quad core Android dongle, 1.6GHz RK3188 processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Android 5.1.1, full HD resolution, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB, micro USB/OTG. Using the firmware from 23-Nov-2016 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube). Links: product specifications, product unboxing, product purchasing (global).


SoC (smart Android TVs)

* Philips D-Line. Comes in a variety of sizes. Quad core Android SoC (smart TV), 1.8GHz Cortex-A9 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 7.1, full HD resolution, RJ45, Display Port (out), DVI-I port (out), 3 x USB 2.0, micro USB, RS232C (in/out) jack, IR (in/out) jack, micro SD card slot, audio out jack, audio in jack, built-in stereo speakers and remote control. Supports in watching at least 2 videos in parallel on the same screen (doesn’t support YouTube). Links: product specifications, product review. When using this device, please make sure the “Video To Video Transition” setting is set to “High Compatibility” and the “Restart on Inactivity” is set to “on”.

* IAdea XDS-2288. Quad core Android all-in-one 22″ digital signboard, 1.8GHz Cortex-A17 processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM, Android 4.4.2, full HD resolution, multi touch of 10 points, WiFi 802.11, 3 x USB 2.0, micro ADB USB, SD card slot, 2MP front camera, audio out jack, built-in stereo speakers. Using the firmware v1.0.11 supports in watching at least 2 videos in parallel on the same screen (not including YouTube). Links: product specifications, product unboxing.

* Philips P-Line. Comes in a variety of sizes. Octa core Android SoC (smart TV), 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, Android 5.1.1, full HD resolution, WiFi module (optional), RJ45, HDMI 1.4 (in) port, DisplayPort 1.2 (in), DVI-I (in) port, DisplayPort 1.2 (out), DVI-I (out) port, 3 x USB 2.0, micro USB, RS232C (in/out) jack, IR (in/out) jack, OPS, micro SD card slot, audio out jack, audio in jack, built-in stereo speakers and remote control. Using the rooted firmware from xx-Aug-2018 supports in watching at least 3 videos in parallel on the same screen (doesn’t support YouTube). Links: product specifications, product unboxing. When using this device, please make sure the “Video to Video Transition” setting is set to “High Compatibility” and the “Restart on Inactivity” is set to “on”.

Digital signage Android hardware

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