What is the best Kodi box hardware to buy?

The most important information for new or old Kodi fans is what is the best Kodi box to buy? There are hundreds of hardware options,  We have taken away the headache for you and will advice you of the best hardware for a seamless experience which will save you frustration and save you from wasting your money:

There is NO REASON to buy Chinese android box solutions that you find on ebay and Chinese websites. The support is often poor and with the likes of Amazon and Nvidia, Raspberry PI etc why buy anything else!?

Best Kodi Box for £50/$70 = Raspberry Pi 2 / Fire TV stick, (Best for price)

Best Kodi Box Below £100/$100 = Amazon Fire TV Gen 1 or Gen 2, (Best for support)

Best Kodi Box Below £200/$199 = Asus Chromebox CN60, Intel NUC, Nvidia Shield TV, (Best for power users)

Top Kodi Hardware for 2016

(Always updated list)

 

Best hardware for kodi under £50/$70:

There are currently 2 best option for under £50/$70. They are:

Raspberry Pi:

UK USERS – £50:

 

 

US USERS – $69.99:

 

Plus points: Has Ethernet port / works great with hdmi-cec (use your tv remote), Linux based builds (ideally openelec), easy to setup with NOOBS installer, great for tinkerers, techies and geeks if used for more than kodi!

Fire TV stick:

UK USERS – £44.99:

US USERS – $49.99:

Plus Points: excellent for those who have Wi-Fi only connections, amazon prime members, android fans and android gamers
Fire TV Stick
Size 3.3″ x 1.0″ x 0.5″ (84.9 mm x 25.0 mm x 11.5 mm)
Weight 0.9 oz. (25.1 g)
Processor Broadcom, Dual-core 2xARM A9 up to 1 GHz
GPU VideoCore4
Storage 8 GB internal
Memory 1 GB
Wi-Fi Connectivity Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO); supports 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi networks
Bluetooth Bluetooth 3.0 with support for the following profiles: HID, SPP
Voice Support Yes, with Fire TV Voice Remote (included) or free Fire TV Remote App (available for download on Fire, Android, and iOS)
Game Controller Support Yes, optimized for Amazon Fire TV Game Controller and most games are compatible with other Bluetooth controllers
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content
Ports HDMI output, Micro USB for power only
Audio Support Dolby Audio, 5.1 surround sound, 2ch stereo, and HDMI audio pass through up to 7.1.
Content Formats Supported Video: H.264,
Audio: AAC-LC, AC3, eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus), FLAC, MP3, PCM/Wave, Vorbis,
Photo: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP
Output Resolution Supported 720p, and 1080p up to 60fps
System Requirements High-definition television with available HDMI input, Internet connection via Wi-Fi, a power outlet.
TV Compatibility Compatible with high-definition TVs with HDMI capable of 1080p or 720p at 60/50 Hz, including popular HDCP-compatible models from: Hitachi, JVC, LG, Mitsubishi, NEC, Panasonic, Philips, Pioneer, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, Vizio, Westinghouse, and others.
Warranty and Service 1-year Limited Warranty and service included. Optional 2-year and 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately. Use of Fire TV Stick is subject to the terms found here.
Regional Support Certain services may not be available outside the U.S.
Closed Captioning Watch videos and TV shows with closed captioning displayed. Captions are not available for all content.
Included in the Box Fire TV Stick
Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote
5′ USB cable and power adapter
HDMI adapter
2 AAA batteries