Android may be designed for smartphones and tablets, but that hasn’t stopped companies from slapping it on boxes designed for your TV. And there’s a reason for that: There are hundreds of thousands of apps for Android, and while most were designed for small screens, many look good on bigger displays.

Netflix, YouTube, and HBO Plus all run on Android. You can also play games, surf the web, and even run the XBMC media centerย app.

The G-Box Midnight MX2 is just one of dozens of Android TV boxes on the market, but it’s one of the few that was designed specifically to work with XBMC.


The folks at Matricom sent me one to test earlier this year, and while it’s not quite as simple to use as a Roku, Apple TV, or Google Chromecast, it is a prettyย versatile device with decent performance.

Now that I’m done with the MX2 though, it’s time to find it a new home. So let’s have a contest!

Here’s what we’re giving away: The G-Box Midnight MX2 features an Amlogic AM8726 ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor, ARM Mali 400 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 802.11n WiFi and 10/100 Ethernet.

The TV box runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean software. It comes with XBMC pre-loaded and the software is pre-rooted, with SuperUser installed.

Inside the box you’ll also find a wireless remote control, power adapter, and AV cables. The device also has 4 USB ports, which you can use to connect external storage, a keyboard, mouse, game controller, or other peripherals. There’s an HDMI port for connecting a TV, but you’ll need to provide your own HDMI cable if you don’t want to use the AV cables.

Keep in mind, this is a lightly used model.

The G-Box Midnight MX2 is available from Amazon for around $100 or less.


Here’s how to enter to win:

Leave (just one) comment by 6:00AM Eastern on Monday, 12/23/2013

That’s pretty much it. But there’s a little not-so-fine print:

  • We’ll randomly select a winner from all valid entries.
  • The contest is only open to residents of the United States or folks with a valid US shipping address.
  • Anyone who writes for Liliputing, or is close friends or family members with a writer is disqualified.
  • Make sure to use a valid email address, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account when you leave your comment — and make sure to check your messages after the contest ends.
  • The winner will have 48 hours to respond after they’re notified. We’ll pick someone else if we don’t hear back within 2 days.

Thanks again to Matricom for providing us with the G-Box Midnight MX2!

Update: The contest has ended. Congratulations to our winner, jeremywc!

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211 replies on “G-Box Midnight MX2 Android TV box giveaway”

  1. Oh, why not. This would be a lovely replacement for my Minix G4 that died earlier this year.

  2. seems like a cool device. would love to try making some games for it.

  3. happy holidays for everybody
    that is the way to keep peoples around you Brad good spirit and happy holidays

  4. Looks like a decent ARM box, would be curious about Linux (Mali is not easy yet, is it?).

  5. I anticipate these little accessories are so cool. I’ve got a tronsmart
    mk908ii for wireless presentations for work, but this little guy would
    fit appropriate in at home.mensagens para celular

  6. With my brother being sick right after Thanksgiving (he was out for 3 weeks), and him FINALLY feeling better, winning this would be the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER for him! Keeping my fingers crossed!

  7. Can this DUAL BOOT and run Android installed and ALSO run Ubuntu (or better Lubuntu) – AND have a camera, for Jitsi, or can with Lubuntu installed run Retroshare (both encrypted over web P2P)?
    AS, this box with HDMI can be used on an HDMI monitor, AND, then taken to the TV when you might want to use it on that?

  8. All I want for Christmas is…… an G-Box Midnight MX2 lol. Hope to win. Happy Xmas all.

  9. I have a Roku but it is limited in what it can do. I have a 12 yr old nephew i am sure he would love this

  10. nice one. pretty useful for xbmc. In my opinion the hardware is a bit outdated now.

  11. I really would like to win as I have recently lost my home and small business but I do not live in the USA.

  12. Not as good! I bought one and returned it. Wi-fi is horrible. Then, if you try to stream hd youtube, image quality is not good. My tv, Visio, does a better job than this device.
    I guess liliputing has to be more honest about its reviews. I got it because of the great review given. What a disappointment!

  13. I think these little devices are so cool. I’ve got a tronsmart mk908ii for wireless presentations for work, but this little guy would fit right in at home.

  14. Here is my one comment by 6:00AM Eastern on Monday, 12/23/2013. It would be cool to try something that is a more complete package than the mk802 was.

  15. I was about to order one but I will hold off and see if I get lucky. Thanks liliputing.

  16. …would be fun to play with! Thanks for the chance @ stardom. LOL

  17. No one is getting me anything for Christmas because I didn’t want anything, but this would be cool to play with.

  18. I’d love this! ๐Ÿ˜€ I really want a mini computer to play with and this would be awesome! Pick me!

  19. I’ve been wanting to try something like this, but have just been holding out! Thanks for the chance ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I would like to try out for this, Resident of California, contact me on fb!

  21. Sounds like a nice box – interesting – would like to try it. Merry Christmas!

  22. I’ve really wanted to try one of these out. Maybe I’ll win won.

  23. I already use XBMC running on a much more power-hungry computer, so having one of these would really help reduce my power bill.

  24. Love android and love xbmc. Would love to get my hands on this great machine!

  25. OH. . . I could actually use this thing. Have been considering one of these to replace my dying laptop as a HTPC type of device. . ..


  26. I have needed to update my TV for a long time. This would be a great addition to the upgrade.

  27. Looking for a replacement for my lame Vizio Co-star. This one looks like it fits the bill.

  28. I’ve been looking for the perfect entertainment system replacement.Have tried a MK809III Android HDMI thumb stick and it came up short on video settings like Brightness and stability. Still stuck using Windows 7 Shuttle XPC single core AMD 4000+ system. Please pity me and grace our house with a new toy for Christmas.

  29. I’d love to have it to use on my boat. It would be much appreciated!

  30. Sucker! No way #1 will be picked by the random number generator… But somehow, #45 seems lucky to me. So that’s the question… Do you feel lucky.

  31. I never have a TV box, I want to get that box for trying. It looks real nice device

  32. I’m , “Fat and Happy” with plenty of gifts this X-mas so one more wouldn’t hurt. Oh, I still have some room left in that corner.

  33. Love the A/V Out! Lots of thing that could be hacked with that ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. I’d love to get this for my parents so they could use Netflix on their TV at home. They currently have to connect their laptop to the TV to watch.

  35. This seems like it would be a great little box for XBMC. Would love to see how it performs.

  36. Looks cool. Would love to replace my iMito MX1 which is falling apart after just a few months.

  37. The G-Box Midnight MX2 looks like a nice xbmc rig. I hope to try it out.

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