i suppose before i post any tutorials i should first explain for people who may not know just what an mx android is and what it can do . the name should tell you that its an android box , if you have a quite new mobile phone (one of the touch screen phones ) then chances are its an android phone . you will notice its got a lot of apps (applications ) like google and facebook , google maps etc etc , well an android box is very similar except of course its not a phone lol . an android tv box very simply allows you to view on your tv lots of tv channels , tv shows , live sports (premier league ) , movies including movies currently in the cinema and more all free . most movies are dvd quality and there are even blue ray and 3d movies , but you will of course need a 3d tv to view 3d content . but new cinema movies can vary in quality . now i am not telling anyone to get one of these and then ring and cancel sky , if you do that will be entirely your own choice . and im not telling you that you will have all of skys channels in wonderful hd for free either , but yes you will get sky channels but these are free channels and the quality can vary from poor to excellent depending on the source of the channel . there are many apps that can be easily installed that will allow you to watch reams of free tv shows and entire seasons of tv shows in top quality all free . there are also niche apps for people to watch old classic tv and movies , aswell as plenty for the kids , and even a good selection of adult fare , and as i say its all free . very simply put these boxes have two formats for viewing , thats xbmc and android . there are some great android tv apps but most apps are watched via xbmc . you will here people say KODI just so we are clear kodi is the new name for xbmc . there are numerous types of android and they come in different shapes . i call them mx android but mx doesnt necessarily mean one specific box type , it covers many android boxes . different makes of android boxes will have different firmware just like different satellite boxes have different firmware . for example enigma 2 box images on the whole may be essentially the same they will be modified to suit the box type they are designed for . different types of android boxes will have different types of firmware but usually the xbmc side is pretty universal . that said there are different versions of xbmc called frodo and gotham etc , very simply put gotham is the latest version and frodo is a bit older . as you can imagine (like with a sat box ) there are software changes over time and new versions are released and new apps are made , old apps may not work with the new software and vice versa . this is life , but that said some people have the older frodo for example and have few problems , but you can get apps that will work fine on one version of xbmc but not on another . you can buy these boxes (at an extra cost ) fully loaded , fully loaded means it comes with all the best apps pre installed and basically the box is ready to go , just connect box to the tv via the hdmi cable , and of course plug in the box . but that said as with sat boxes if you basically buy a plug and play box you wont really learn , but i suppose thats up to the individual . here is a picture of the same model of android box i have an mx 2 android from the picture above it may look big but in reality it would fit in the palm of your hand , its about 5 inches wide on all 4 sides . these mx2 boxes are wifi , just like your laptop , so all you need to do is add your wifi key and your away . and the wifi works ok i have to say , but it works via ethernet cable also . so ill leave this explanatory post here and move onto my next post in this thread and my first tutorial .