Aldi will begin selling a new Android based set top media player from the 30th of March for $79.99.
The player appears to be the same Cocoon branded media player they’ve sold previously for the same price, though this time around no mention of having the Netflix app pre-installed. The media player does have Kodi pre-installed, though Kodi has recently lost lead Android developer Chris Browet (Koying) who has since begun work on his own fork of Kodi called SPMC (Semper Media Center).
The hardware appears similar as well, with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage with microSD card slot, 2x USB ports and HDMI port. The box will apparently support 4K playback, but perhaps previous owners can give us an idea of how well that goes.
Previously the media player, which runs Android 4.4.2, came with an ethernet port and Wi-Fi, but no mention of these specs are made in the Aldi listing. Finally, the player does come with a remote control, so it’s perfect for the leanback experience.
The player goes on-sale at Aldi on the 30th of March, so head into a store and grab one before they run out.