Firestick vs Monsterbox: Which is better?

Shall I choose Smart TV Stick instead of Android TV Box?

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Smart TV sticks, such as Amazon Firestick, Roku Stick, Mi Stick, have become increasingly popular due to their small size and portability. Android TV boxes, like Monsterbox, on the other hand, tend to be bigger and a little more difficult to hide on a TV stand.


So Monsterbox Android TV Box vs TV Stick: Which one is the Best? We compare them in different area:-


(We take Amazon Firestick 4K for comparison, as it is one of the most popular TV stick)

1. Hardware Comparison

The size of the device can correspond to how powerful it is. 


The Amazon Firestick, as the name suggests, it looks like a stick or more than a USB stick. The size already limits the performance of the Firestick. Firestick 4K only has 1.5GB RAM, 8GB storage. Limited storage sometimes may result with app crashes and you need to clear caches in order to release some of them.


For Android TV Box, Monsterbox has a relatively bigger size, makes it much better than Firestick in Hardware Specification. Monsterbox X1 Max has 4GB RAM, 128GB Storage. Additionally, Monsterbox has the Ethernet port in cases where the WiFi signals are bad. Moreover, Monsterbox has two 3.0USB ports and one TF Card slot, you can easily add additional storage by memory cards, or external hard-drive, even you can connect USB Drive / air mouse remote / wireless keyboard.


Regarding Hardware, the winner would be Monsterbox Android TV Box.


2. Ease of Use Comparison

Cable TV nowadays can cost you a great deal of money, especially when you subscribe to the premium channels like Premium Sports Channels, or Pay-Per-View events. People are all thinking about cutting that cable cord. After cutting cord, how to make sure you're still able to watch all your favourite shows?


In this section, we would compare Firestick and Monsterbox, which one would be the best replacement for cable, to save money from cable bills?


- Firestick

Firestick is Amazon’s answer to the popular streaming devices and services coming out nowadays. It makes cutting the cord with cable easier because they provide access to live TV streaming through different apps like Sling TV, Hulu and Netflix and access to premium channels like ESPN or HBO.


You can purchase the Firestick on Amazon for only around $40. However, does this $40 Firestick can fully replace cable?


There are some questions you should ask before you decide to cut the Cable:


1. How much will it cost you if you need to subscribe to multiple streaming services for the programming you want to watch?


2. Will you still have access to sports programming? If you have to purchase so many subscriptions for streaming services and sports programming, will those costs exceed what you’re currently paying for cable?


3. Will you be missing out on any content you currently do have with cable and will you be ok if you can’t get access to that content?


Take Hulu+ Live TV as example, if you want to have Live TV Channels, HBO Max, Cinemax etc, you need to pay 64.99 per month for that subscription, no including Pay-Per-View Events. This costs may already excess your current cable bill already.

So if you want to cut cable with Amazon Firestick, tv watchers beware, certain shows are only on certain streaming apps so you’ll need to subscribe to multiple services to get everything you’ll want. Eventually, you’ll end up paying just as much as your cable bill.

So, how about Monsterbox, is Monster X1 Max a good option to cut the cable cord?

Monsterbox X1 Max works like a pre-loaded Android TV Box. You don't need complex setup procedure like Amazon Firestick, such as registration of Amazon Account, subscription to different Hulu or Sling TV apps etc. 


Once you received the Monsterbox, all you need to do, is just plug in the power adapter, connect it to TV and Wifi / Ethernet. You can use the Sterling Live app inside to watch over 1,200 Channels including Top-Viewed, Premium, 24/7, Premium Sports, Music, Cartoon Channels etc, the best part is, even NBA, MLB, NHL, NFL, Pay-Per-View Events are all for free. You can check the Channel Lineup provided by Monsterbox here.


Moreover, you can also use the Sterling VOD app inside to enjoy over 13,000 updated and classic Movies and TV Shows.


The major shortcoming of this Monsterbox X1 Max is the price only. Monsterbox X1 Max sales on various platform, like Amazon, Ebay, Aliexpress with standard price of $399. Sounds expensive right? Considering all you need to pay is the price for the box only, if you use the Monsterbox over 5 to 6 months, you are already saving money from regular cable bills over $60 per month


So regarding Ease of Use and Saving money from Cable Bills, the winner would also be Monsterbox X1 Max.

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