It is surprising to know that Filipinos are gaining interest on ‘Android TV’. While ‘Apple TV’ is searched more in the Philippines, research shows that Pinoys are now starting to get interested in seeing and (probably) purchasing one.

Android TV boxes are basically setup boxes sans a tv tuner. The lack of the latter is usually the case for most Android TV boxes. Most of the time, such devices are packed with the usual stuff you can find in an Android smartphone but with media output features.

Kata Box

Today, Kata launched a new Android TV box that exactly does what we just described. The Kata Box is an Android setup box packed with Amlogic S805 1.5Ghz quad core processor, Mali-450 GPU and 1GB RAM. We’ve seen the device and used it for quite some time during the launch and we must stay that it’s pretty much capable of playing low and mid hardward-demanding games. To enliven the users gaming experience, the retail box of the Kata Box includes a gaming controller, which can easily be paired to the TV box.

Not all games and applications available on Google Play though may be installed on Kata Box. For reference, we’re giving you a quick list of games you can install and play on Kata Box:

  1. Dead Trigger 2
  2. Leo’s Fortune
  3. Despicable Me
  4. This War of Mine
  5. Machinarium
  6. The Walking Dead
  7. Goat Simulator
  8. Riptide GP2
  9. Wayward Souls
  10. Heroes of Loot

Apart from gaming and productivity, buyers of the Kata Box will also get free 60 days MegaVPN subscription. The subscription expands the device’s entertainment features by streaming videos and movies on the demand.The Kata Box isn’t just good for gaming, but it can also be a total productivity tool by simply pairing it with a keyboard and mouse. With these paired peripherals, you can easily convert the Kata Box to a desktop computer.

Despite all the benefits you can get from the wonderfully designed Kata Box, Kata managed to price it very competitively. The TV box with bundled remote and gaming controller may be bought for only PhP2,999.

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Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.