Availability and price
New KD1 TV Stick now is available at the Banggood store for $42.99.
Also at Official MECOOL website store now for $39.99 (10% OFF) after coupon “ANDROIDTVBOX“
However, if you are fans of the TV Box format, you should be interested in the new MECOOL’s TV Boxes with the new Amlogic S905X4 called MECOOL KM6 Deluxe Edition (now for $98.99) and KM6 Classic Edition (now for $62.99)
MECOOL KD1 TV Stick Features Overview
KD1 TV Stick from MECOOL is powered by the well-known Amlogic S905Y2 (quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 @ up to 2.0 GHz) chipset with Mali-G31 MP2 GPU and is equipped with 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC storage. This small size TV Stick (measures 84 x 32.8 x 12.5mm) supports 2.4G/5G dual-band WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 HDMI 2.1 support [email protected] (HDCP2.2) Max resolution output.
Moreover, KD1 4K TV Dongle support Microsoft Playready and Google Widevine L1, Dolby Vision, Dynamic HDR10, HDR10, HLG, and PRIME HDR processing.
Android TV 10 and Bluetooth voice remote control
MECOOL TV stick is probably certified by Google and runs on Android TV 10 ( Android TV functionalities, Google Assistant (voice commands via Bluetooth remote control), Chromecast, and the possibility of streaming video from popular services: Youtube, HBOGo/MAX, PrimeVideo, Netflix, etc.). By the way, Netflix only up to 540p, but that’s not a problem for everyone.
Voice commands are executed via the included Bluetooth remote controller. As you have noticed, it also has 3 dedicated buttons, for Youtube (4K), Prime Video, and Google Play.
MECOOL KD1 TV Stick as an alternative to Mi TV Stick
If Netflix HD / 4K playback is not essential to you then the KD1 TV Stick is what you are looking for. In terms of specifications, it exceeds the current version of the Mi TV Stick. More efficient chipset and more memory, as well as frequent OTA updates (via MECOOL), make the MECOOL TV Stick a strong alternative to the Mi TV Stick (review here).
Is it worth buying a KD1 TV Dongle?
Yes. It is a great alternative to the Mi TV stick and other streaming devices of this type and a similar price.