There are several new TV Boxes from MECOOL brand on the market equipped with Android TV OS and Voice Remote Control. One such TV Boxes is MECOOL M8S PRO L with Voice Remote, so today we want to introduce you to MECOOL M8S PRO L TV Box with Voice Remote review. We will not keep you to the end of the review, and now we can tell you that after the Xiaomi Mi Box it is another TV Box worth of interest and purchase.\u00a0We invite you to read.\r\n\r\nWe want to say thanks to\u00a0Geekbuying store\u00a0for sending us a\u00a0MECOOL M8S PRO L TV Box with Voice Remote to review. Now\u00a0M8S PRO L TV Box with Voice Remote\u00a0is available on\u00a0Geekbuying store\u00a0for\u00a0$72.99 +\u00a0free shipping\u00a0with coupon code:\u00a0VKPGFBAF.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nMECOOL\u00a0M8S PRO L TV Box with Voice Control Specifications:\r\n\r\n \tCPU\u00a0\u2013 Amlogic S912 octa-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @up to 2.0GHz\r\n \tGPU \u2013 ARM Mali-820MP3 @ up to 750MHz\r\n \tOS\u00a0\u2013 \u00a0Android TV 7.1\r\n \tMemory \u2013\u00a03GB DDR3\r\n \tStorage \u2013\u00a032GB eMMC\u00a0flash and micro SD slot up to 32GB\r\n \tVideo Output \u2013 HDMI 2.0a\r\n \tAudio Output \u2013 HDMI, and optical S\/PDIF\r\n \tVideo codecs \u2013 VP9-10\/ and H.265 up to\u00a04Kx2K@60fps, H.264, WMV, MPEG-1\/2\/4, VC-1, AVS, and RealVideo up\u00a0to1080p@60fps\r\n \tAudio codecs \u2013 MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, FLAC, Ogg, and programmable with 7.1\/5.1 down-mixing\r\n \tConnectivity \u2013 Fast Ethernet, Dual Band WiFi 802.11 b\/g\/n\/ac, Bluetooth 4.1\r\n \tUSB \u2013 2x USB 2.0 ports\r\n \tMisc \u2013 IR receiver\r\n \tPower Supply \u2013 5V\/2A\r\n \tDimensions\u00a0\u2013 10.20 x 10.20 x 2.10 cm\r\n \tWeight \u2013 110 g\r\n\r\nThe box\u00a0included everything that you need to get started:\r\n\r\n \tMECOOL M8S PRO L TV Box\r\n \tVoice Remote Control\r\n \tPower Adapter\r\n \tHDMI Cable\r\n \tUser Manual\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe following\u00a0video\u00a0from our\u00a0YouTube\u00a0channel\u00a0where you can\u00a0take a look at\u00a0more\u00a0M8S PRO L\u00a0TV Box\u00a0and\u00a0bundled accessories.\r\n\r\n\r\nFirst impressions, settings,\u00a0overview of features\r\nM8S PRO L\u00a0TV Box\u00a0is made solidly, with good quality, no glossy plastic. The housing has a lot of holes on the sides, so there should be no problem with ventilation. As mentioned at the beginning of\u00a0TV Box\u00a0is equipped with a\u00a0popular\u00a0Amlogic\u00a0S912 SoC,\u00a0which supports VP9-10 Profile-2 up to\u00a04Kx2K@60fps, H.265 HEVC\u00a0MP-10@L5.1\u00a0up to\u00a04Kx2K@60fps, H.264\u00a0AVCHP@L5.1\u00a0up to\u00a04Kx2K@30fps, H.264 MVC up to 1080p @60fps, MPEG-4\u00a0ASP@L5\u00a0up to\u00a01080P@60fps\u00a0(ISO-14496) and more. TV Box also runs on Android TV OS 7.1.1.\u00a0The front panel\u00a0has IR receiver and power LED.\u00a0On one side are two USB ports USB 2.0 and micro SD card slot. On the\u00a0rear panel are:\u00a0AV port, RJ45 Ethernet port, HDMI 2.0 port,\u00a0 DC jack (same as in MECOOL M8S PRO W).\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nOn the bottom there are holes for good ventilation and MAC address. At the bottom of the device\u00a0there are also four rubber pads to prevent\u00a0shifting. Below also bluetooth Voice Remote Control which works very well. Recognizes voice commands (in English) without any problem. Just press the button with colored circles and say the command.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAndroid TV UI \/ launcher we met on the occasion of Xiaomi Mi Box. Android TV launcher is based on recommendations from many external sources, Youtube, Google Movies, Google Play Games, Google Play Music etc.\u00a0The recommended content is displayed in rows.\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nWe can choose typical the resolution of\u00a0FHD 1920\u00d71080 (1080p 60Hz)\u00a0but you can\u00a0also\u00a0adjust the\u00a0preferred resolution or set the auto switch. Everything worked stable and very quickly without delays.\u00a0TV Box supports\u00a0DLNA and Miracast (you can stream your favorite entertainment and apps from your phone, tablet or laptop). We\u00a0had no problem with Ethernet and WiFi connection to the router and to the Internet.\u00a0WiFi connection works stable but not quickly,\u00a0Wifi connection (802.11a\/b\/g\/n\/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz\/5GHz) could be faster (Ethernet: Download \u2013 93.3Mbps Upload \u2013 41.3Mbps,\u00a0WiFi:\u00a0Download \u2013 9.90Mbps Upload \u2013 16.8Mbps).\u00a0In addition to the bluetooth remote control with voice feature, we\u00a0used a\u00a0gamepad from\u00a0iPega called\u00a0iPega PG-9069\u00a0(paired via bluetooth). The device has exactly 32GB eMMC storage.\u00a0\u00a0As we mentioned at the beginning of the TV Box is equipped with Bluetooth remote control with voice search button (colored circles), so by pressing the button you can output voice commands. The service works well and fast. Big plus! You do not have to navigate the remote control, just tell what you are looking for. TV Box support\u00a0YouTube 4K\u00a0(2160p) and\u00a0Netflix HD!. The M8S PRO L TV Box comes with the TV Center application based on Kodi 17.4 and MX Player. We also installed the latest\u00a0Kodi 17.6. If you need to control the TV Box through a smartphone, you can use the Android TV Remote Control appl or our favorite CetusPlay\u00a0(Install\u00a0CetusPlay On TV\/Box app\u00a0on TV box and open,\u00a0Install\u00a0CetusPlay on a smartphone). As you know Google play store for Android TV OS is a bit limited and you can not find typical applications for Android OS. A big advantage is the preinstalled Aptoide TV store app, through which you can find a typical application available for the usual Android OS (we used to download applications for tests and games). TV Box also has a pre-installed application StbEmu (Pro) for IPTV (stalker MAG25x) we could not find a (working) free source, but you can always use the legal IPTV providers for example: Vontronix (Vontronix.com offers 5% Off on subscription of $29 or three days free trial account),\u00a0Nuevo Dynamics ($20 IPTV Subscription - Premium\u00a0or\u00a0IPTV Subscription - Gold), good prices and a large number of HD channels, they also have their own dedicated IPTV app. Below some screenshots.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nOn the\u00a0MECOOL M8S PRO L with Voice Remote\u00a0(as well as most other Android TV Boxes) you can play in games from the Google Play store \/ Aptoide TV store app. You can play without a problem just connect\u00a0gamepad or keyboard.\u00a0We\u00a0used iPega PG-9069\u00a0gamepad (paired via bluetooth).\u00a0Beach Buggy Racing, Real Racing 3,\u00a0Riptide GP2,\u00a0Modern Combat 5\u00a0works\u00a0without problem, even with high resolution works trouble free.\r\n\r\n\r\nOperating system and components\r\nThe\u00a0MECOOL M8S PRO L\u00a0TV Box\u00a0runs on the\u00a0Android 7.1.1 (TV)\u00a0with the Linux Kernel version\u00a03.14.29. The M8S PRO L is not certified by Google TV Box with Android TV OS, and probably runs on TVStock Nexus ROM (Android TV 7.1), which looks and works like a normal Android TV OS and allows displaying content based on recommendations. The\u00a0M8S PRO L\u00a0TV Box\u00a0comes with\u00a0firmware build number M8S PRO L-userdebug 7.1.1 NHG47L 20180205.111652.V0928.\u00a0As mentioned before,\u00a0TV Box is equipped with a\u00a0SoC Amlogic S912\u00a0octa-core ARM Cortex A53 processor @ up to 2.0GHz\u00a0processor and\u00a0GPU ARM Mali-T820MP3, CPU speed between 100 MHz and 2.0 GHz (but in CPU-Z app only 1.51 GHz).\u00a0On the following screens, you can see exactly the components used and their specification (Information taken from the CPU-Z app).\u00a0Below screenshots.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAfter using the DRM info (app) we know that M8S PRO L with Voice Control\u00a0TV Box\u00a0supports Google Widevine Modular DRM with\u00a0HDCP-1.x and\u00a0support CENC ClearKey, does not support Microsoft Playready DRM, Adobe Primetime DRM, Marlin DRM and Verimatrix VCAS. The device also has root access.\r\n\r\n \r\nPerformance tests and benchmarks\r\nFor testing, we\u00a0use the\u00a0AnTuTu\u00a0Video\u00a0Tester\u00a03.0\u00a0app and\u00a0AnTuTu\u00a0Benchmark\u00a07.0.7\u00a0The result 956. Also worthy of note is that\u00a0M8S PRO L TV Box\u00a0did not have not supported codecs.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nVideo playback by TV Center app (based on Kodi 17.4)\u00a0Kodi\u00a017.6 Krypton\u00a0runs smoothly and stable.\u00a0The\u00a0M8S PRO L with Voice Control\u00a0without\u00a0problem seems\u00a0plays movies\u00a0with\u00a0the resolution of\u00a0480p,720p and\u00a01080p\u00a0(24fps,\u00a030fps,\u00a060fps)\u00a0and also\u00a04K\u00a0(60fps) with various\u00a0codecs\u00a0videos\u00a0such as\u00a0H.264, H.265,\u00a0MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB\u00a0and audio \u2013 DTS and AC3. Dolby Digital 5.1 passthrough worked fine via HDMI. Also, we\u00a0tested\u00a0several\u00a0video\u00a0formats \u2013\u00a0AVI,\u00a0MKV,\u00a0MP4 (typical formats in which it holds the majority of movies), ISO and also\u00a0videos\u00a0was\u00a0played\u00a0fine. The tested\u00a0TV Box\u00a0plays video files in 4K (also 60fps) almost without any major problems. The following table of video samples tested for Kodi. TV Box also copes well with playing the video on YouTube, videos\u00a0play\u00a0in 4K (2160p).\u00a0We tried to play\u00a0VP9 4K\u00a0video and also runs smoothly.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTypical 1080p\r\nKodi 17.6\r\n\r\n\r\nMPEG2 \/ MP2 2.0 \u2013 6.6Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nMPEG4 \/ MP3 2.0 \u2013 7.6Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nH264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 7.2Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nVC1 \/ WMA3 2.0 \u2013 25Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nVP8 \/ VORBIS 2.0 \u2013 7.8Mbs\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nJellyfish 1080p HEVC 10bit \u2013 90Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\n4K Video\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSintel \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 24fps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nBBB Sunflower -H264 \u2013 30fps\r\n\u00a0OK\r\n\r\n\r\nBBB Sunflower -H264 \u2013 60fps\r\n\u00a0video OK\/ sound delays\r\n\r\n\r\nHoney Bees \u2013 96fps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nSkyfall \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 10Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nPuppies Bath \u2013 h264\/AAC 2.0\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nCinemartin H265\/HEVC\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nTears of steel \u2013 60fps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nHD Club Chimei \u2013 H264 \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 60Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nJellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit \u2013 140Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nJellyfish 4k uhd HEVC 10bit \u2013 200\/250\/300\/400Mbps\r\nNot smooth\/ artifacts\r\n\r\n\r\nLG Demo \u2013 Istanbul 3840\u00d72160 MP4\/H264 8bit \u2013 116Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nSony 4K \u2013 Camp HDR MP4\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 75.8Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nDemo Samsung 2014 \u2013 USA Road Trip TS\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 51.4Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nSamsung UHD DUBAI TS\/HEVC 10bit \u2013 51Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nH.265\/VP9 Video\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTears of steel \u2013 H265-HVEC \/ AAC 2.0 \u2013 15Mbps\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nYoutube\u00a0\u2013 VP9 \/\u00a01080p\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 Eye of the Storm 4K Ultra HD.webmv\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 10 Incredible 4K (Ultra HD) Videos.webmv\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\nVP9 \/ 4k \u2013 Australia \u2013 Land Down Under in 4K.webmv\r\nOK\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\nMECOOL M8S PRO L TV Box with Voice Remote Benchmarks\r\nBelow Benchmark screenshots we were able to do:\u00a0AnTuTu Benchmark,\u00a0GeekBench 4, 3D Mark: Sling Shot, Ice Storm Extreme \/ Unlimited, GPUBench, Vellamo. M8S PRO L TV Box\u00a0has\u00a0the\u00a0internal memory\u00a0benchmarks:\u00a0Read 108.97MB\/s\u00a0\u2013\u00a0Write 66.20MB\/s.\u00a0RAM copy speed was 2749.70MB\/s.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nConclusions\r\n\r\n\r\nMECOOL M8S PRO L TV Box with Voice Remote\u00a0is really another great TV Box,\u00a0which can compete with Mi Box and other Android TV Boxes.\u00a0Android TV OS, bluetooth Voice Remote Control, and specification based on\u00a0Amlogic S912\u00a0should satisfy the majority of users. TV Box handles many different codecs and video formats plays\u00a04K @60fps\u00a0video without any major problems. The big advantage is also a support of Youtube 4K and Netflix HD. M8S PRO L TV Box in combination with an\u00a0iPega PG-9069 gamepad provides great entertainment.\u00a0The\u00a0M8S PRO L\u00a0works quickly and smoothly. \u00a0As we mentioned, WiFi should work faster (too slow for 802.11ac standard). If you are looking for a TV Box for home entertainment that is well-made,\u00a0easy-to-use (via voice control), runs smoothly and quickly, which also has supported Youtube 4K and Netflix HD, then you should interested in M8S PRO L TV Box with Voice Remote. We recommend a MECOOL M8S PRO L TV Box with Voice Remote Control.