What To Expect From Your Element Box

Element boxes are awesome unlimited streaming machines! We fit unlimited options on these tiny boxes that transform your TV.

That being said, we always want to make sure that we give you the best streaming experience available. One of the ways we can do this is by setting the right expectation for what our boxes do best.

With that in mind, we want to go over some things that our box can and can’t do. We will address certain areas that many of you feel are important. Many of these highlight the differences between our boxes and a cable box. We hope this gives you a better experience when using your Element box.

Live TV

There are lots of live TV options on the Element box. However, many of the apps that stream live TV do require a subscription cost or cable login. These are apps like Sling TV, WatchESPN, and others. If you’re looking for an option that doesn’t require subscription costs, these are sometimes available in Kodi. These options are always hit or miss, as getting sources for live TV is not easy. Mobdro is a good option outside of Kodi, but it can suffer from buffering or cutting out during a stream. Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over whether or not these apps go down.

The best option for live TV is the HD Antenna that is offered as part of our Cable Cutting Package. An HD Antenna will give you access to crystal clear live local TV with no monthly costs.


The box does not work like a cable box in that you do not look for streams of certain channels. The best way to think of our box is as an “on-demand” streaming device. You can find almost any show from any of these channels either in the Kodi app or other streaming apps.

It’s better to search by the actual content like the show or movie than by the channel.

TV Guides

The Element box does not come with a TV guide. It’s really not necessary since everything is available on demand. There are certain add-ons in Kodi that tout this service, however, they usually don’t work well or don’t last very long. We recommend not getting attached to any of these services.

Again, our boxes offer amazing benefits and can save you hundreds of dollars per month. We think that giving you the best streaming experience means educating you about the best ways to use our Element boxes. 

We hope this helps! Happy Streaming!