Element Ti5 Android TV Box Review (Kodi, Plex)

I was looking to do some videos on various ways to get Plex to work on your tv. SkyStream contacted us about reviewing some Android boxes, which gives me a few more devices to add to the list. Today I’ll be taking a look at the Element Ti5 Android TV Box.

Product Link: http://amzn.to/1Ovxym9

Composite Video / Stereo Audio Cable: http://amzn.to/2ac3WwW

Kodi PlexConnect Tutorial: https://www.thatsitguys.com/how-to/use-plex-on-kodi


Specs

  • 2Ghz AMlogic S905 Quad-core processor
  • 6-core ARM Mali-450 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of onboard storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports (Flash Drives, External Hard Drives, TouchPad Keyboard)
  • Dual-band wireless AC
  • 10/100 Ethernet Port
  • HDMI 1.4 port (4K at 30Hz and 1080P at 60Hz
  • HDCP compliant
  • Dolby Digital and DTS output.
  • Optical Audio Output
  • 3.5mm TRRS jack; Composite video and stereo sound

Included Accessories

  • Infrared remote
  • An HDMI cable
  • The user manual
  • AC Adapter

Pros:

  • Super easy configuration
    • Plug it in and it works
  • Interface is easy to navigate
  • Key Specs:
    • 2-USB 2.0 ports
    • Optical audio output
      • For older surround sound receivers and soundbars
    • CEC Support
      • Which lets you control your tv and this device with one remote

Cons:

  • Barebones
    • There aren’t any preloaded Kodi plugins
  • Not stupid proof
    • Requires tinkering to get it configured
  • Despite having the optical and HDMI audio output, there’s really no surround sound output through apps
    • You can get it to work with Kodi, but it has to be manually configured
Shane Paris

Shane Paris

​Shane is the founder and Technical Editor-in-Chief here at That's It Guys. He enjoys Star Trek, 80s and 90s action movies, and everything tech related. Shane is highly skilled with computer hardware, software, and electronics.