The box is the equivalent of an android smart phone on a TV screen, with the ability to stream anything you would on your phone or laptop without the inconsistency that is often found when trying to cast from your phone to a larger screen and without the inconvenience of tying up your phone.
This is a very gray area and the laws are not clear. The general consensus is that streaming content is legal, but downloading is not if the movie producer would elect to sue you. According to the legal assistance website, FindLaw, “Copyright Office contends there is no violation when ‘a reproduction manifests itself so fleetingly that it cannot be copied, perceived or communicated."
There are many different options for downloading apps on an Android Box which include the Google Play Store and other store type set-ups on the internet that specialize in apps that are not available from the regular Play Store, to individual websites that promote their own apps.
Just wait until you use it for a few months and you are comfortable with putting a stop to the high monthly cable or satellite bills you have been paying. It is very real and you will be amazed by the options now available to you and the lower cost without giving up much at all.
A Fire TV Stick is very similar to an Android Box with the caveat that it needs to be "Jail-broken" or "side-loaded" in order to strip away Amazon's limitations and restrictions and create a more powerful device that works like an Android Box. Additionally, the Android box allows you to plug an ethernet cord directly into it from your router or modem giving you a much faster and smoother connection than wi-fi as you are limited to on a Fire Stick.
Roku or Apple TV Boxes work similarly to Android Boxes, however they are restricted to the apps available in the Roku Store or the Apple Store and do not have a component that allows you to go to another website and download content or apps that are not in their store like an Android Box does.
Technically, you can move the box from room to room relatively easily. You just need to unplug the hdmi cord and the power cord and move them to another TV. However, if another family member frequently wants to watch a different show in the other room we suggest a second box.
While it may depend on what you are watching, a VPN is a low cost way to protect your privacy online if you are concerned about your ISP keeping records of sites you are visiting and your online activities. If you prefer to keep your activities in your own home a private matter, it is a relatively inexpensive option.
The box comes with an air mouse type remote which is usable, but we also have a low cost keyboard style remote that makes maneuvering through different apps and entering passwords and searches much easier. You don't need it, similarly to the way you don't need a fork to eat spaghetti.
You do not need a password for the box itself or most of the free apps for watching on demand programming. If you do decide to add an app for Pay TV you would enter your own username and passwords much like Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.
Usually only apps that have a cost associated with them will require you to log in. Most of the free apps do not require a log in or password information.
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