This time MECOOL brand launches a new Google Certified Android TV Dongle called MECOOL KD2. Just like the KM7 Android TV Box that we recently wrote about, the new MECOOL KD2 is also powered by the same Amlogic S905Y4 SoC.
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In addition, the new 4K TV Dongle is another Google Certified Android TV 11 4K streaming device in the MECOOL portfolio. At this stage, it is not hard to guess that the device has only full Google certification without Netflix certification.
Upcoming Google and Netflix Certified Android TV Sticks – MECOOL KD3 and MECOOL KD5
MECOOL KD3 powered by S905Y4 SoC and MECOOL KD5 1080p Android TV Stick powered by Amlogic S805X2 SoC which supports AV1 decoding. The devices will probably be based on Skyworth ODM devices, as was the case with the most popular MECOOL KM2 TV Box (review here).
[UPDATE 12/23/21] New details about MECOOL KD3 Google TV Stick
KD2 TV Dongle availability and price
The new MECOOL KD2 Android TV Dongle has appeared on the MECOOL website.
[UPDATE 12/08/21] KD2 Streaming TV Stick now is available for 20% OFF. More specifically, for $61.60 after coupon: CHR20 / Sale Time: Dec 7th – Dec 30th
[UPDATE 09/28/21] On the official MECOOL website you can find MECOOL KD2 pre-order for $70.99, after coupon: ANDROIDTVBOX or 10MECOOL, the price drops to $63.90.
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MECOOL KD2 S905Y4 Android TV Dongle Features
Coming back to the features of the KD2 Android TV Dongle. The new 4K streaming dongle from the MECOOL brand is powered by the previously mentioned S905Y4 SoC with ARM G31 MP2 GPU. This chipset supports 4K AV1 decoding (AV1 MP-10@L5.1 up to 4Kx2K@60fps), offering more video for less data, (save 20% -30%). AV1 codec provides more bandwidth efficiency than H.265 or VP9.
It is also worth mentioning that on board we find 4GB RAM and 32GB eMMC storage. Compared to the earlier MECOOL KD1 TV Stick, it had 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC.
Besides, KD2 4K TV Dongle supports 2T2R Dual-band WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. In addition, in the interesting KD2 Android TV Dongle housing, we also find a USB 2.0 port, and a micro USB 5V/1A for charging. Besides, the device is terminated with HDMI 2.1 Dynamic HDR.
Android TV 11 and Google TV Reference Design Voice Remote
MECOOL KD2 S905Y4 TV Dongle runs on Google Certified Android TV 11 OS. Besides, it supports Google Assistant, Chromecast, Youtube 4K and Prime Video up to 4K as well as other Google services. Besides, KD2 TV Dongle also supports 4K HDR10+, HDR10, HLG HDR processing.
KD2 4K Android TV Dongle comes with the same Bluetooth Voice remote control as MECOOL KM7. Google TV / Android TV reference design voice remote has dedicated button for Google Assistant as well as buttons for quick access to other content (Youtube, Prime Video, Google Play and Spotify).
More deatails soon on the KD2 product page.