Read This Before Buying An Android TV in Kenya in 2022

  • By: A.O Billy
  • Time to read: 5 min.

This is everything you need to know about Android TV in Kenya.

Smart TVs have been around for a while now.

And the things they offer generally make a lot of sense especially for people who want to “cut the cord.” 

That is, get rid of their expensive cable TV or satellite subscription in Kenya and only watch the cheaper, or sometimes, even free content that is available online.

While this functionality won’t seem like anything groundbreaking to NMG Media or NTV aficionados, not everyone wants a full-blown PC clunking up their living room.

So a Smart TV in Kenya is a great underlying concept.

Why exactly is it that commercial Smart TVs never caught on on their own and manufacturers ended up cramming them down our throats by eventually phasing out dumb TVs altogether?

What is Android TV in Kenya?

Android TV in Kenya

Well, if you’ve ever used one you probably know weird remotes and control schemes that never work, useless voice-recognition anemic hardware, and half-baked software.

But wait, there is hope.

Google has given the Smart TV a real boost in popularity with an OS that they are calling android TV.

This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like;

Android on your television!

Whoa! Whoa! Smart Kiddo!

Android TV Features

Doesn’t Google already have the Chromecast (Google Chromecast plugs into your TV and grants easy access to multiple streaming services, from Netflix and YouTube to Google Play), how is this new?

chromecast in Kenya

Well, yes, there exists Chromecast.

But while they are a KES 4K HDMI dongle that smartens up your TV, a little, by using a small Wi-Fi antenna to receive online video content from your wireless devices and your router was very successful, Android TV in Kenya builds on it in a number of ways.

Voice searching

See, the new OS is built around voice searching and can answer complicated queries from the user.

tv voice recognition

For example;

You can ask your TV to show you all the movies that won an Oscar in 2010 and then pick one from that list seconds later.

Android TV in Kenya also delivers the best of both worlds in terms of control.

You can thankfully use a full-size TV remote instead of having to fumble around for your smartphone to control it.

tv remote

Installing Apps from Google Play Store

Like the Chromecast in Kenya, you can download and use Google Play apps directly on the device instead of having to beam them from a mobile device with the latency that comes along with that.

Better part?

There is no need to abandon the ability to flick whatever you are watching on your tablet or phone to your smart TV in Kenya if you so desire.

But what about the folks who aren’t content to sit and watch?

Android TVs in Kenya come with another big-ticket feature.

Gaming

Its potential as a gaming platform.

tv for gaming in Kenya

Now, although Android devices can’t match the raw power of a desktop or gaming laptop, they still have a wide variety of less graphically demanding titles to offer.

tv for gaming in Kenya

And the idea of Android gaming in the living room has gained enough traction that multiplayer games and the consoles with accompanying premium-grade controllers to go with them, are emerging on the platform.

Not to mention that some of these devices can even link up with a gaming PC elsewhere in your house for low latency, big-screen PC gaming experience using local network streaming.

This leads into the next point;

“ Smart Kiddo, I don’t care about any of that.

I just want to watch Citizen TV News and all of my awesome videos on YouTube without checking out my old dumb TV, do I really have to go and buy a brand-new TV with Android TV on board to do it?”

Not at all.

With even premium gaming options like the ones we just showed from companies like Razer and NVIDIA coming in at $100 to $200, you can bet your crystal balls that more affordable almost as good choices will be cheap as chips in the coming years or even months.

And thanks to Android’s increasingly unified experience, crummy apps and interfaces should be pretty much a thing of the past, as long as you don’t mind big brother knowing you spent all of last weekend been watching reruns of Vampire Diaries.

 Next question;

Which is the best Android TV to buy in Kenya?

Here are the best-rated android TVs on Jumia Kenya;

#1 – Hisense Smart Android Frameless 

Hisense Smart Android Frameless

Features:

  • Frameless, Android Smart TV
  • LED TV
  • Supports Chrome Cast
  • USB and HDMI Ports
  • One-touch Access
  • 2 Years Warranty

You can buy it now at KSh 24,495

#2 – Vitron 43′ Inch SMART Android

Vitron 43' Inch SMART Android

Features;

  • 43 Inch display and is SMART Android FULL HD TV with 1080p resolution.
  • Inbuilt Wi-Fi
  • Screen scale 16:9 with progressive scanning
  • Supports 2 USB and 3 HDMI ports. Also, uses VGA and PC audio in
  • Multi-language OSD with full-function remote control
  • You can access Netflix and Youtube

Going for KSh 26,989 on Jumia Kenya with 4.3/5 star ratings.

#3 – Syinix 43 Inches Full HD Smart Android TV A20 SERIES

Syinix 43 Inches Full HD Smart Android TV A20 SERIES

Features;

  • Panel Size 43 Inch screen with Display Resolution of 1920 x 1080 Full HD
  • Smart Android TV with Dynamic Contrast(DCC) 
  • Natura Light Technology
  • Backlight Adjustable: Yes (0~100)
  • Color Temperature Normal, Cold, Warm
  • Picture Mode Normal, Vivid, Mild, User
  • Picture Size Auto, 16:9, 4:3; Just Scan
  • Dynamic Noise Reduction
  • Adaptive Deinterlacing
  • Backlight Unit Direct LED

Going for KSh 28,499 on Jumia Kenya. Has over 21 reviews ranging from 4.9/5 stars.

Here is our in-depth review of this Syinix 43 Inch Smart TV in Kenya.

#4 – Infinix 32 Inch HD ANDROID TV

Infinix 32 Inch HD ANDROID TV in kenya

Features;

  • Built-in Chromecast 
  • HDMI PORTS  
  • Backlight System: Direct LED
  • Panel Type: In-Plane Switching
  • Screen Size – Diagonal: 32″
  • Display Resolution: Full HD
  • Viewing Angle: 178 Degree
  • Video Processing Engine: Trochilus Extreme
  • Comes with Brilliant Clear Enhancer
  • Motion Rate: 60 Hz
  • DNR: Low, Medium, High

Going for KSh 22,890 on Jumia.

#5 – SKY View LE32P9FS 32 Inch FRAMELESS Smart Android TV

SKY View LE32P9FS 32 Inch FRAMELESS Smart Android TV

Features;

  • Display: 32 inch
  • Type: LED-backlit LCD TV
  • Video Interface: HDMI, component, composite
  • HDMI Ports: 2
  • PC Interface: VGA (HD-15)
  • Diagonal Class: 32 inch Frameless
  • Diagonal Class: (metric) 81 cm
  • Resolution: 1366 x 768
  • Android tv 
  • Display Format: 720p
  • Response Time: 6.5 ms
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Image Contrast Ratio: 3000:1
  • Viewing Angle: 178 degrees
  • Viewing Angle (Vertical): 178 degrees
  • Brightness: 240 cd/m2
  • Additional Features: 3D Noise Reduction, Backlight Control, Natural Light Engine II
  • Video

You can get it on Jumia at KSh 19,999.

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