Pivos XIOS DS Media Play Smart TV Companion with 802.11N, Ethernet, USB, HDMI-Official XBMC Sponsor
- Powered by Android 4 ICS and team behind XBMC who brings you the Official XBMC development platform
- Built in 10/100 Ethernet connection and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi connections for all your audio, video streaming demands from internet, networked or DLNA devices
- Get the latest Internet technology on your TV including a web browser supporting the latest HTML 5, Adobe Flash 10.x, Chrome V8 and Java support
- Support weather, calendar and hundreds of desktop widgets such as weather, calendar, clock, search, internet radio, photo album and hundreds more
- Supports a wide range of USB peripherals such as XIOS Sence wireless motion remote, wired/wireless keyboard, mouse, webcam, card reader, digital cameras and more
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I did not even power it up running android. First thing I did was install the linux firmware from the Pivos site. I use XBMC on my computers and tablet. I use XBMC backup to keep my plugins the same on all devices.
It plays movies stored on my server with no issues, streaming off the net, music, etc.
The main thing I would like added is buffering video to the micro SD card, would help when streaming HD contact. You can set the micro SD to store some data to free more internal storage but not to buffer at this time.
The device is not quite open box, plug and play. Have a computer savvy person help with the setup, preferably someone who uses XBMC themselves.
I would recomend this device to most people.
The box I ordered came with a dated version of XBMC on it, so I flashed the android rom. The android rom is very slow and trying to use XBMC with android on this box is frustrating! I went on the pivos forum and downloaded the hydra xbmc 13.2 which runs pretty good.
I just want to clarify - if you're using XBMC to stream through add-ons it's slow to load, but video does play smooth with no lags. I played 15 GB HD MKV movies with no issues off a hard drive. So if your primary use for the box is to play movies off a hard-drive, then the box is good.
I also have an OUYA with xbmc and the performance is much better with the ouya hands down. You can really tell the difference going from ouya to the pivos. It seems like I'm always waiting with the pivos.
Also for the price, no on board storage, you'll need a micro sd card.. which is ridiculous.
final thoughts - too expensive for what you get! I wouldn't pay more than $50 this (I bought one for $46 from amazon warehouse deals). if you're looking for an XBMC box the OUYA rocks, I hear Amazon Fire TV box is even better than the ouya for XBMC. Just my two cents,.
Fast wired internet connection recommended for faster/smoother performance. You will lose a little speed over a wifi connection. Navigation through menus can be a tad slow, but still acceptable.
Good price for a great product. No more paying for cable!!
Only 4 stars because the remote that comes with it is quite sub-par. Used a wireless USB keyboard for the easy but tedious xbmc set up. Now using my Harmony remote, HUGE improvement over the pivos remote.
Another recommendation: need of an SD card, so user data doesn't bog down the internal memory of the box. I use a Class 10 32GB SD Card (best possible & they're only 25 bucks, so why not?!).
Most recent customer reviews
I use it for a media PC in a kid's birthday party room at a local rock climbing gym. Runs android OS and I pre-loaded a bunch of movies and a media player app. Works great.Published 6 months ago by Scott Hamill
This review replaces one I made a few weeks back. Back then, I tried to use it in the shipping configuration. Read morePublished 9 months ago by William de Haan
This box is barely Ok. They are ok for the first 2 years if you like Kodi. The new one is Probably Ok. They heat up and you need a micro card for memory.Published 10 months ago by Inspector
Total junk. Lousy remote, clunky screen navigation. Doesn't boot up to home screen as stated in instructions. Pivos website has zero support or help. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Andrew Mallinson
You don't want to have to rely on it for all your tv needs, but it's a great addition if you want to cut the cord.Published 20 months ago by Kevin