What is TV box and how does it work?
TV box, also known as set-top box (STB), is a device that connects a TV to an external source signal, compressing digital signal into TV content in a form that can be displayed on the TV screen.
TV box receives the images and sounds provided by analog TV and the digital content which include electronic program guides, Internet pages, subtitles, etc. It enables users to view digital TV programs on existing televisions and engage interactive digital entertainment, education and commercial activity through the network.
TV boxes are increasingly popular nowadays, are devices in the shape of a small box. Most are no more than 5 inches wide and two inches tall, and some are much smaller than that. These small TV boxes can turn any TV into a smart TV with a wide range of options. They allow user to stream movies or TV shows from their favorite streaming sites, such as Netflix, Yoube, Genesis, Hulu, etc.
How does TV box work?
Before using a TV box, you should connect it to a TV and then setup to the internet via Ethernet cable or WiFi.
After a box is connected to a TV, and the internet, apps can be installed. For example a YouTube app can be installed to stream YouTube videos.
Android is the most used operating system for TV box. It runs on ARM-based processors which makes the it portable to any device that runs the same hardware but give better input and output options. TV box can output HDMI to TV, giving user excellent HD viewing experience. They also can use a remote control, keyboard, or mouse for input.
What can TV box do?
TV boxes are mainly used to stream video content to users, allowing them to watch their favorite TV shows and movies on demand.
What they can do is also that most standard computers can do.
A very large variety of apps can be installed and can do everything from creating a document to checking the weather.
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