Archive:MK808B Plus

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MK808B Plus
MK808B Plus.jpg
Manufacturer No brand?
Released November 2014?
OS Android 4.4 "KitKat")
CPU Amlogic S805 SoC with Quad-Core ARM Cortex A5 @ 1.5GHz
Storage 8 GB (NAND Flash) internal + MicroSD/SDHC Memory Slot (upto 32GB)
Display 1080p
Graphics Mali-450MP GPU
Connectivity HDMI 1.4b (female), 1 x USB 2.0 host port + 1 x Mini-USB OTG-port, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, 1 x Mini-USB for DC-power
Dimensions 88 x 32 x 16 mm
Weight 30 grams

MK808B Plus (not to be confused with the very different MK808 or MK808B), is a small inexpensive ARM-based Android "stick" hardware that uses an Amlogic S805 SoC chipset. MK808B Plus is also able to run Kodi on Linux using unofficial third-party firmware images of example OpenELEC.

While the integrated WiFi support in it is pretty sucky, for about $35 USD, the MK808B Plus is a fairly good value as a decent 1080p set-top box device that can decode most popular used video codecs today, including HEVC (H.265).

1 Overview

Today you can find several other inexpensive and decent H.265 capable Android based media player set-top box for less than $50 built on the Amlogic S805 SoC that are all capable of playing HEVC (H.265) videos, but MK808B Plus may just be the cheapest H.265 capable player on the market, as this Amlogic S805 based Android TV stick can be found for around $35 USD including shipping from many different Chinese online stores.

The MK808B Plus device ships with a micro USB OTG adapter, an HDMI-cable, a USB power-adapter with a Mini-USB cable, and a user-manual. Compared to full-size Amlogic S805 players, you do not get a wired Ethernet (RJ45) port, no optical SP/DIF audio autport, or more than USB host ports. The original default firmware runs Android 4.4 with the MediaBox user interface, and it usually comes pre-loaded with an older version or XBMC Kodi.

2 Installing Kodi for Android

Most users can simply install the normal Android version of Kodi onto the MK808B Plus.

3 Notes

  • HEVC (H.265) hardware decoding requires a nightly development build of Kodi.