September 30, 2023

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Walmart’s $20 4k Google TV Box is the Best Deal in Streaming

If you’re looking for a cheap and easy way to stream 4K content on your TV, you might want to check out Walmart’s new Google TV box by ONN. This device, which costs only $19.88, is one of the first to run on Google TV, the revamped version of Android TV that offers a more personalized and integrated experience.

The ONN Google TV box is a small black square that plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and comes with a remote control that has a Google Assistant button for voice commands. The box supports 4K UHD resolution, Dolby Audio, and fast WiFi, and has 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. It also has Chromecast built-in, so you can easily cast your photos, videos, and music from your phone or tablet to your TV.

Built-in Google TV

Chomecast is built-in. Credit: Walmart

The main attraction of the ONN Google TV box is the Google TV interface, which aggregates content from various streaming apps and live TV channels into one place. You can browse through curated recommendations based on your preferences and watch history, use Google’s powerful search to find shows across 10,000+ apps, or explore over 800 free channels. You can also create personalized profiles for different users in your household, so everyone gets their own customized experience.

The ONN Google TV box supports most of the popular streaming apps, such as Netflix, YouTube, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, Peacock, Prime Video, and more. However, some apps are missing or not fully compatible with Google TV yet, such as Apple TV+, Paramount+, and Spotify. You can still access these apps through the Play Store or by casting them from your phone, but they won’t show up in the Google TV interface.

What to expect for $20?

Everything you get. Credit: Walmart

The performance of the ONN Google TV box is decent for its price, but not flawless. The box can handle 4K streaming smoothly most of the time, but it may stutter or buffer occasionally depending on your internet speed and WiFi signal. The remote control is responsive and easy to use, but it lacks some buttons that would be useful for navigating the interface, such as a home button or a back button. The voice control works well for searching and launching apps, but it can’t control some aspects of the device settings or volume.

Overall, the ONN Google TV box is a great value for anyone who wants to enjoy 4K streaming on their TV without breaking the bank. It offers a lot of features and functionality for its low price, and it showcases the potential of Google TV as a smart and intuitive platform. However, it also has some limitations and drawbacks that may frustrate some users who expect more from their streaming device. If you’re willing to overlook these flaws and compromise on some aspects of quality and compatibility, you’ll find that the ONN Google TV box is a worthwhile purchase.

By Jim Daws

By Jim Daws

Jim Daws is Managing Editor for Innovation & Tech Today.

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