An Android streaming box is, simply put, a set-top box which runs an Android operating system. Primarily, people use these for streaming media from the likes of Netflix, Hulu, and even home server software such as Plex. However, Android TV boxes can also function as gaming consoles for playing Android games, ROMs via emulators, and streaming from PCs.
There are two main varieties, though both are commonly referred to as an Android TV box. One branch runs Android TV OS. As the name suggests, it’s a version of Android specifically engineered to display on a monitor or television screen. Its design allows for easy navigation with a remote or gamepad rather than touch controls.