SkyStream Two Review – The Ultimate Cord Cutter Box?


Off late, SkyStream Two media player has been a topic of conversation quite often. From the latest movie running in your nearest theatre to the cult classic shows, you will find all your favorite stuff for free to watch with high resolution. The new version is said to be a beast in its domain. Innocently enough, we gave it a shot to find out if it really is the ultimate cord cutter box. So, here’s our Skystream Two review.

Skystream Three just got released, and it is a worthy successor the first model. Check out our review here!


If you are interested in pursuing a new media streaming option, this Skystream Two review is a must-read for you. We took our time playing with the Skystream Two, so we have a clear sense of what are talking about. Moreover, we only review products with good ratings.

The Skystream Two is the latest addition to the line-up of fully loaded Android TV boxes that automatically load and configure all add-ons required to stream movies and TV shows on your TV, at no extra charge. In this sense, it is very comparable to the Rveal 2 and other cord cutter boxes. However, the Rveal 2 is quite a bit more expensive but gives you live TV capabilities that no other Android box on the market can match.

By the end of the review, you will surely be able to make a solid choice about considering or skipping this product. To know about our sailing adventure with the product, let’s press on with the review. Stay tuned because we are about to find out if this cord cutter box is a hero or a zero.

Product Features

Now, let’s get out of the introduction mode, and dive into the product features. As you might already expect, this product claims to be the perfect entertainment partner for you and your family by offering the ultimate visual experience with best quality sound and picture. It’s great for watching movies, music, sports, TV shows, live events, and much more in 4k and full 1080P HD quality.

The crisp images are a pleasure for the eyes. Just in case you are unaware, a quality streaming device when combined with a compatible HDR TV showcases brighter color, display, and shades to create more beautiful, natural, and true-to-life images like nobody’s business almost feels like the life-size images will jump off the screen.

Basically, this plug-and-play streaming player is powerful and capable of offering you a new TV lifestyle of its own by taking your TV viewing experience to a whole new level.

Stay Tuned…

You will be able to enjoy Netflix, Kodi, Youtube, Hulu, SkyStream Media Center, entire Google Play ecosystem and infinite other entertainment avenues for limitless relaxation. The best part is that you get to enjoy all these content and other premium channels with no commercials and limitations.

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  • Stream thousands of live TV channels and video-on-demand on your Android Box with these IPTV providers. We recommend Iron IPTV as the first provider.
  • Amazon Prime members enjoy exclusive access to movies and TV shows, ad-free music, Kindle books, original audio series and unlimited photo storage.
  • FuboTV: Stream and record live sports and TV from FOX, NBC, beIN SPORTS, Univision, NBA TV, A&E & more. Watch live on any device: Desktop, iOS, Android, Roku

The fact that it’s powered by Android, you have an entire catalog of apps from Google Play Store at your disposal. Better yet, you also have the ability to side-load any app of your choice that isn’t a part of the Google Store.

Given all the limitless choices for streaming content on the go, the chances are that you could be the messenger of bad news for your cable operator. Yes, you might end up firing your cable operator because you are sure to be pleased with the change on the horizon. You will no longer find yourself tied to the cable operator’s obnoxious terms and fees. This cord cutter box will let you stream out of the box and only pay for additional services that you want.

Getting Started with SkyStream Two

For those who don’t know, what you will find included in the package is the streaming player itself, power cord, HDMI cable, remote control, quick start guide, and a user manual. The quick start guide and the user manual is everything you would practically need to get started to watch your favorite shows and all the other things that the media streaming device has to offer.

It’s easy to open, click, and continue with the steps to navigate through the interface. If you are stuck at any stage, you can also reach the company anytime through chat, email, or phone. So, new users shouldn’t be afraid of clicking anything. In fact, it’s important to explore as much as you can to get a good hang of everything as quickly as possible. You can always hit the back button to get back to the earlier screen.

So, dump the fear that you might hurt anything by clicking on random areas inside the SkyStream media center.

SkyStream User Interface

With great reception and channel selection options, the Skystream Two leaves us with fewer reasons to complain. For instance, the interface is nicely divided into different sections to improve user search experience. If you don’t want to go through individual sections or applications, you can make use of the inbuilt search feature to find something of your choice at a moment’s notice.

Furthermore, the SkyStream media center is divided into ‘adult’ and ‘family friendly’ content for added user convenience. Basically, you will be able to enjoy on-demand content, pay-per-views, and new releases right out of the box with no limitations whatsoever. Believe it or not, you will see yourself streaming content within minutes. The choice and control will be completely yours.

So, it turns out to be an absolute joy to use the unit. In a nutshell, it’s a no-brainer to fall in love with the easy-to-use interface. Let’s move on to the other areas of this media streaming device.

Let’s Talk about the Remote

The upgraded remote that arrives with the package cannot be seen as a full-fledged remote because it does not have in-built voice functionality. So, you would need an air mouse package to perform the voice search. Also, the remote does take a nap when you set it down for a couple of minutes. Of course, this is done to save the battery life so that it can last longer. So, we can’t really be moaning, and hankering over this small thing.

Other than these minor hiccups, the remote gives you full control over your media streaming player. The pause, play, forward, and all other buttons are highly-responsive. Most of the buttons are at their respective place where your thumbs would naturally fall. So, all you have to do is point and click.

Better yet, we found it responsive enough to function well even from a longer distance than other competing TV remotes in the same spectrum.

More about the Remote!

That being said, we aren’t saying that this is the best remote you could ever own, but it doesn’t have major flaws. So, it will keep you pleased with its use and functions. You won’t feel the need to own multiple remotes.

The more you use it; you might keep discovering a function or two that you might not have known before. Yes, expect a tad bit of a learning curve if you are a new user. On the whole, the remote works flawlessly for the most part.

If in doubt, you can get yourself a wireless keyboard to use with this Android box to make surfing and typing a lot more enjoyable.

Just like any other product out there, the SkyStream Two has its share of advantages and disadvantages. So, let’s go through the good and the bad stuff so that you are fully aware of what you will get and the things that you miss out the most.

The Good

The device is small, it looks cool, and it functions fast. Furthermore, it’s extremely lightweight and easy to set up with bare minimum frustrations in comparison to other products in the same space.

skystream two setup

For the speed alone, it’s highly recommended. The device clearly has a lot of processing power to load content quickly. It also has a lot of storage capacity and Bluetooth connectivity.

Moreover, there are a good number of ports available in the unit to maximize usability.

Above all, the company does a great job of keeping their product updated at all times. Better yet, the updates are automatic for the most part. So, you won’t miss out on anything important. Moreover, you won’t have to fry your brain over constant product updates. So, skimming through different sections won’t prove to be a bottleneck even for first-time users. You can also customize a lot of things under the platform once you get a good hang of the overall interface.

The internal mechanics of this particular TV box has been engineered to squeeze every bit of speed and power it can deliver for best user experience. Of course, it’s not the first product to change the game for high-resolution HD quality performance, but it does have a winning edge over a lot of its rivals.

The product does deliver its promise of 4K HD quality. It’s able to deliver smooth, crisp, crystal-clear image quality without any buffering or pausing. All thanks to its way-ahead image processing and computing make-up.

Slow Streams or Buffering?

Are your streams loading too slow? Getting constant buffering? Not able to stream at full resolution? Check out these tips to improve your streaming experience:
  • Use a modern Router that has advanced features like QoS to prioritize video content. Check out our recommended Routers for Streaming.
  • If you are using a Wifi connection, be sure to check out our 9 easy steps to improve your Wifi for Streaming.
  • Some Internet Service Providers throttle video streaming traffic without telling their customers. A VPN encrypts all your traffic and circumvents throttling, blocking and geographical restrictions.

So, it’s not of those products that eventually prove to be a mood-spoiler. Moreover, this cord cutter box is built to last. So, it won’t crash in the middle of an ordinary day when you are watching your favorite show.

Let’s talk Product Warranty!

And, while we are at the good stuff, let’s talk about the product warranty. If you aren’t satisfied with the Skystream Two, the company offers a 30-day money back guarantee to return the product for a refund.

Better yet, the company offers a generous one-year product warranty. So, they will fix any issue for a whole year. If they are unable to fix the issue, they will send over a brand new unit. Also, if you find the product defective or faulty upon arrival, it can be returned for a prompt replacement.

Furthermore, you can also choose to extend the product warranty for 2-years for an additional fee to protect your media player for a couple more years. So, the company does have your back covered in case you run into problems down the road.

Therefore, kudos to their product warranties stuff.

The Bad

Honestly speaking, there aren’t too many deal-breaking flaws in this product. But, this product might give you a hitch here and there. Let’s discuss them in detail so that you are fully aware of it before its homecoming.

As with any other product in this domain, expect some learning curve if you are using a streaming device for the first time. No matter how friendly the interface is, some degree of a learning curve would be involved to explore all the features of the product. After all, there is a lot more to most streaming players than what meets our eyes. So, you might end up with a little bumpy start, but you will most likely finish strong because the product is a people-pleaser by all means.

Another thing that’s worth mentioning about this device is that the price of the unit may seem a tad bit expensive for some users. Although it’s worth the asking price, it might not suit the wallet of budget-friendly shoppers out there.

Final Conclusion

Beneath all the fluff, Skystream Two definitely wins the first prize for performance and usability. For the time being, it’s one of the best cord cutter boxes out there in the market. Therefore, it’s proving to be a no-brainer choice for the masses.

As hinted before, the product is reasonably priced for its features, and it does its intended job well. Furthermore, the product has most of the latest bells and whistles to scare off the majority of its rivals. So, it won’t hurt to join this product bandwagon.

Other than the minor drawbacks mentioned above, this device has all the credentials to be considered as a serious product. Therefore, we won’t blame you if you feel tempted to open your wallet.

On the whole, it’s indeed a great product to own. It works like a champ. In the long haul, it’s sure to give you more joy than what you would get from spending money on a cheap Chinese Android TV box.

Last update on 2024-07-18 at 02:24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

About the Author Edwin

Edwin "The Streaming Dutchman" has been streaming IPTV and grabbing the latest media from torrents and Usenet for countless years. When he isn't streaming (or writing about it), he enjoys cooking and traveling.

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