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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Vits, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. Vits

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    Hi! I wanted to ask if Android games will work with just an Android tv box or as some call it micro console. Basically does it have to be for Android tv os or can it be for regular Android os also? And if only Android tv os games will work then about how many games can I choose from?

    im asking this because I would like an Android tv box for playing the games, like a micro console. It’s only worth it to me if there is a decent variety to choose from though.

    thank you...

  2. Best Answer:
    Post #2 by mikedt, Aug 16, 2020 (2 points)
  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I think your problem will be, many Android games are designed for touch-screen use on mobile devices, like phones and tablets. Which an Android box plugged into a TV doesn't have of course.
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  4. Vits

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    Ok! Thanks that makes sense
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    FYI a few games are designed to work with a USB game controller, e.g. the MAME arcade games emulator app, and those should work no problem on an Android TV box with a USB controller plugged in.
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  6. Vits

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    Indeed! Well, I already made a decision, and I ordered an Android tv box. I did a lot of research on some, and this one fits the bill for me. It will be my first “serious” Android device for myself. Glad to be a part of Android community.
  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    nice!!!! which one did you decide on? keep us posted and let us know how it works for you or not.
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  8. Vits

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    I did a lot of research on different models from different companies, and I ended up deciding on GemBox. I know The reviews were sometimes not great but I chose it for these main reasons:

    1.although old version of installed android os means a bit of a limited library of compatible software it’s still enough to get my feet wet in Android micro consoles(my household is iOS filled because of communication reasons)
    2. It plays home media files and other things via SD cards.
    3. Many emulators and is easy to transport on long trips due to size of hardware.
    4.Pc game streaming app
    5. Longer load times does and little slowdowns does not phase me(I used to game on a hyperscan! Now that’s slow!)
    6. I’m a programmer and I might dev for it.
    I’ll tell you what it was like to actually use it when It comes around Thursday.
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  9. Vits

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    I said I’d be back to say if it’s good or not, and it truly is a 10/10. Gembox is Truly a great games and multimedia machine that still works very well. I tested emulators and pre bundled game. Works great with usb portable hard drive for file transfer. Yes!!!

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