You may be wondering if this can replace your cable TV. Other OMG Free TV Reviews may be affiliated to the company so you should be cautious.
What does this affiliation mean? Well, with these TV boxes they usually look for resellers or people who affiliate themsleves with the product. Every time they sell one via their website or through a link, they get commission.
You may find affiliate links throughout my website but I am not affiliated to OMG Free TV in any shape or form. I wouldn't sign up to their program and if you read the rest of this article you will discover why.
Who are OMG Free TV?
There's virtually no company information on their website and they even have a generic email address. They provide streaming TV boxes and accessories which you can purchase from their website.
They have a Facebook page and according to that, they operate out of Rhode Island. They also have a contact number (+1 401-400-1534) listed on their page. At the time of writing 90 people have reviewed them and they have a rating of 2.5/5 stars.
They have a forum on their website but to access this you have to register first. They also have video tutorials on their website for unboxing, setting up and connecting, how to use the keyboard and accessing movies.
Is OMG Free TV Illegal?
Anyone that accesses licensed content without paying for it, is probably committing an offence. This is called copyright infringement. Companies like OMG Free TV try to get around the rules by stating they don't host any content.
They only supply links to other hosts. This is a line that is used quite a lot, but this is now being questioned by various authorities who are starting to raise lawsuits.
Until now, nobody has really gone after the end user (consumer). They have started targeting the people selling devices like this but it is still early days and we don't know it it will pan out.
My best advice to you would be to use a VPN if you stream any content that uses Kodi.
OMG Free TV and Kodi
Kodi was previously called XBMC and back in the day the hardware of choice was a jailbroken Apple TV. This allowed you to install Kodi (XBMC) and hard-wire to your TV via HDMI or RCA connectors.
When Android came along it all changed for the better. Suddenly we could install it from something called the Play Store which really made it all so easy.
When Kodi V17 was released it looked very different to the previous versions. They had completely changed the interface and it took some time learning how to use it.
When Amazon decided to ban any suppliers who sold fully-loaded boxes (Kodi pre-installed with addons) Kodi decided to change their software download and when you install it now, you get a basic (bare) version.
This is mainly to protect their software and since it is open source anyone can create addons that are easily installed by anyone. Of course, you have to know how to install the addon.
An easier way to do it is by installing a Kodi Build. These are free to install and it will give you the ultimate method of accessing live TV channels on Kodi.
OMG Free TV Setup
They have a video on their website which is hosted on YouTube for initial set up. This video shows you how to connect the peripherals and get connected to your Wireless network.
It's rather basic but they have other video tutorials on their site showing you how to access movies. They are using Exodus to view movies which is a bit strange since that addon is now defunct. Maybe their video is just old.
Covenant is the addon that has replaced Exodus. This is automatically added when you had the No Limits Magic Build for Kodi. Scroll down to see how to install No Limits.
OMG Free TV Channel List
With OMG Free TV (and Kodi) you can access premium TV channels via third-party addons. Channels like HBO, ESPN, Fox Sports, etc are easily found in most of the addons.
With OMG you also get something called a Kodi Boost. This is a name they invented for a group of premium channel addons that they ship with the box.
According to their website these channels are:
- DRAGON STREAMS
- EVOLUTION IPTV
- APOLLO GROUP
- LIVE TV GUIDE
This "Kodi Boost" is available to bundle with a TV box when you purchase from their website. It's something you have to pay extra for. They say that no other device offers these which is complete nonsense.
You can purchase some of these online and use on any Android device. I recently reviewed a similar device called Tiger Stream TV which also has some of these premium addons. They said nobody else offered these too. There seems to be a pattern here.
OMG Free TV Specs
For this article I'll check out the latest Series 5 model.
- OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
- CPU: Amlogic S905 Quad Core Cortex-A53 up to 2GHz
- GPU: ARM Mali-450 MP3 up to 750MHz
- 2GB of DDR3 RAM
- 8GB of eMMC internal storage
- Dual band WiFi 2.4/5.8GHz 802.11 B/G/N/AC
- Gigabit Ethernet 1000M RJ45
- 4K Max resolution
- 3 x USB2.0 ports
- SD/SDHC/MMC card reader
- Power supply DC5V/2A
The specs are okay but not the best and certainly not the latest. The S905 SoC is fairly old tech and is inferior to the latest S912 SoC which benchmarks around 40,000 on AnTuTu.
For your info, the latest version of Kodi is 17.5 (at the time of writing). The last backward-compatible version of Android that supports Kodi V17 is Android 5.1 Lollipop. Androdi 4.4 KitKat is not compatible with Kodi V17.
Pros and Cons
If you're still not convinced don't take my word for it, check out what others are saying about the company and their media players.
If you are keen to replace your cable TV subscription there are other options. These are better quality and cheaper too. These OMG boxes are generic products using poor streams to access TV.
Don't get me wrong, Kodi is great for VOD (video on demand) content like movies or TV shows but it falls down when trying to access live TV streams. It's too inconsistent and can buffer a lot.
There are things you can do to improve buffering but it's still not 100% perfect and not viable for replacing a cable TV or satellite system.
There is a viable solution that can be used as your main TV system for accessing live TV. A paid IPTV subscription for only €14.95 per month with all the premium channels you will ever need and with no buffering.
Another alternative would be to buy a better quality Android TV box and install a Kodi Build like No Limits. This would give you access to all the addons that you need.
My recommended Android boxes are all top performers and these can also be used with my IPTV service as well as Kodi. What I do is use Kodi as a backup for VOD content and my IPTV service for live TV channels. This means you get the best of both Worlds.
When you install a Kodi Build it will add pre-configured addons similar to the OMG Free TV box. You also get notified when they release a new update so you always have current addons that work.
Check out my video below which shows how to install the No Limits Magic Build.
If you are going to use Kodi you should consider using a VPN. This will allow you to stream anonymously and also access content that is geo-blocked.
I use PureVPN and they also have a Kodi addon which makes it super easy. They have a special promotion on and you can get their premium service for only $2.91 per month.
This pretty much concludes this review for the OMG Free TV boxes. I hope you know a little bit more now after reading this and some of the other reviews.
Would I recommend it? No, it's way overpriced and the lack of transparency from the manufacturer really angers me.
What is your opinion? Feel free to leave comments below 🙂