Formuler Z11 Pro Max Review
  1. Formuler Z11 Pro Max Review

Formuler Z11 Pro Max Review 2024

  • Price
  • Features
  • Support
  • Quality
4.5/5Overall Score

Introducing Formuler Z11 Pro Max. The fastest and most advanced Formuler yet. Experience media and games on your TV like never before with Android 11 OS and 6th generation wireless AX connectivity. Unlock premium and Ultra High-Definition OTT contents with Embedded Widevine Level 1 DRM.

Specs
  • Output Resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • CPU: RealTek RTD1319C
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC1
  • RAM: 4GB DDR @2400MHz
  • Storage: 32GB eMMC
  • Operating System: Android 11
  • Wireless Network: AX 2×2
  • Bluetooth: 5.0
  • Ethernet: 1000M (Gigabit)
  • Length / Width: 105mm
  • HDMI: 1
  • Gigabit LAN: 1
  • Micro SD Card: 1
  • IR Extension: 1
  • Power rating: 12VDC / 1A
  • Power Consumption: Max. 12W
Pros
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • Ad-free Customizable Launcher
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • USB 3.0 & 2.0 ports
  • Micro SD card slot
  • Fast download/upload speeds
  • Android TV Google Play Store
  • Feature-rich recording options
  • Remote Control
  • Attach network storage
Cons
  • Comes with standard IR remote and not Bluetooth – need to purchase advanced Bluetooth remote for voice assistant
  • Would like to see more customization options for launcher
  • 3rd party launchers don’t work

Formuler Z11 Pro Max Review

This Formuler Z11 Pro Max Review will focus on what sets it apart from the other streaming devices on the market.

I’ve always been impressed by Formuler as they produce high quality Android TV systems and they provide ongoing updates which is rare to see with these “generic Android TV Boxes”.  I say generic because Formuler isn’t one of the big players like Amazon, Google, or NVIDIA.

Formuler Z11 Pro Max Review

You can find the basic features of this Android TV Box by looking at the list above.  I won’t dive into each of those because many of them are self explanatory.

Here are some FAQs that many of you will have so I will start with those.

What’s In The Box

  • Formuler Z11 Pro Max Media Receiver
  • IR Remote Control
  • HDMI Cable
  • IR Remote Control Extender
  • Power Adapter
  • Batteries
  • Quick Setup Guide

Network Storage

The Formuler Z11 Pro Max allows for you setting up network storage.

I tested this by connecting to a Windows machine on the same network and it worked as it should.

By doing this, you have the ability to push IPTV recordings to your network storage rather than record on USB or Micro SD card.

32 GB Internal Storage

The biggest gripe we see with most streaming devices is the lack of internal storage.

The Formuler Z11 Pro Max comes with 32 GB of internal storage which is more than enough to house your apps and games.

I tried expanding internal storage with a USB drive.  The process seemed to work but there was no way to move apps to external drive so it appears that this isn’t working properly.  Not a negative because 32 GB should be plenty of storage for apps and games.  Keep in mind that you can always use a USB drive or micro SD card for external storage, you just can’t install apps onto them.

Formuler Z11 Pro Max Remote

There are specific buttons on the remote that coincide with features found in the IPTV app such as marking favorites, opening groups, guide, and more.

The remote control comes with a dedicated app that allows you to set hotkeys that will perform various functions.  The most popular will be adding hotkeys to open your favorite applications.

One hidden function is the use of an air-mouse that is handy for apps not made for the television experience.

You can also setup the remote to control volume and power on your TV, soundbar, or projector.  I setup volume control on my LG television and it works great.  I don’t see the option for controlling input though.

Android TV Google Play Store

Most generic Android Boxes come with stock Android and not Android TV.  Stock Android is the same operating system that runs on phones and tablets.  It’s not really meant for the TV screen.

It appears that the Formuler Z11 Pro Max is using a hybrid of the two but it’s important to point out that you have access to the Android TV Google Play Store.

Can I side-load apps onto the new Formuler Z11 Pro Max such as Kodi?

Answer: Yes

Can I play 4K video?

Answer: Yes

Does the Ethernet port support Gigabit speeds?

Answer: Yes

Does it support new AV1 codec?

Answer: Yes

Can you control TV, soundbar, and projector with Remote Control?

Answer: Yes (volume and power)

Can I watch Netflix?

Answer: This device is not licensed to play high quality Netflix content.  Yes, there are some Netflix apps that you can side-load but if you are a heavy Netflix user, I wouldn’t recommend the Formuler Z11 Pro Max.

Who Should Purchase the Formuler Z11 Pro Max?

There’s no question that Formuler is catering to the IPTV service crowd with the Z11 Pro Max and their past devices as well.

If you’re not using an IPTV service that comes with M3U or Xtream Codes setup, this device isn’t for you. Both the actual box and remote are specifically designed to be used in conjunction with the integrated MYTVOnline3 IPTV application.

Also, this Android TV Box is not Netflix Certified so if you’re a heavy Netflix user, I would stick with the big names such as Amazon, Google, NVIDIA, etc.

If you use IPTV and various free streaming APKs this might be the perfect Android streaming system for you.

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