The AM7 is a newer, cheaper version and the AM6b is/has long been the best of the Ugoos product line. I know nothing of the am8 but would bet its most likely going to be the higher end update to the 6b. Maybe @sim_bill can chime in as hes a ugoos fanatic …as well as myself.
I am leaning towards the AM6b plus. Seems to have had very good customer reviews. Android 9 doesnt really bother me.
I know from chatting with minix that Android 11 and Amlogic s922x were causing issues with compatability.
That is probably why the AM 7 has amlogic s905x with android 11.
ive always said that to me at least android 9 was my fav. Much easier to work with etc and ugoos usually has samba(smb) pre-installed or by update that is great for local network recording etc., A great choice imho.
Hi there. I have had the Ugoos AM6 Pro and AM6 B Plus boxes for over 3 years. Completely satisfied with them and have had no performance, app selection/downloading or overheating issues whatsoever. Both run stock android 9, which runs flawlessly. All Ugoos boxes have a root switch option as well. I am not familiar with the AM7. The AM6 B Plus is currently available on Amazon for $189 and probably a better option for purchasing due to other sites taking longer to ship and better customer service if any problems.
Out of curiosity, does the UT8 Pro not have something that made you steer clear of it? I don’t own Ugoos, but have done a decent amount of research on the ones you list above. They are all solid models, just thought maybe it would help someone that was looking at the UT8 Pro.
I have the ut8 pro and never had any issues with it. Its a beast and actually games better than a shield but if streaming is the main objective then stick with amlogic boards however my ut8 streams well also, imho
I agree with TX Ron I also have a UT 8 and have had no prob with at all. Also have a 7 with no prob also. Ugoos is a solid box which ever one you choose. I still use my Nvidia shield as my everyday box though would be my choice