What is the Best Android TV Box USB Camera?

By | February 5, 2020

As Android TV boxes become more-and-more common in homes as a media center, some would also like to use it with a USB camera.

So Can a Android TV Box Work With a USB Camera?
The answer is yes it can, provided the camera is compatible with Android OS.

Like all electronic devices a USB camera needs the Drivers installed on the operating system to work.

Luckily Android TV comes with some Drivers installed and ready to work with certain cameras.

There is no list of compatible cameras and manufactures often don’t list whether they are compatible or not, so its a bit of a hit-or-miss if a camera will work.

If you have a old USB Webcam laying around it will not hurt anything to try it out and see if it works with the many video camera apps available.

So far it has been mainly Logitech cameras that work with Android TV boxes.

Below is the USB camera I have found that work with Android TV boxes.

If you find camera that works well for you let us know in the comments below.

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Android TV Box USB Compatible Camera
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, Widescreen Video Calling and Recording, 1080p Camera, Desktop or Laptop Webcam

The Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920 has worked well with many Android devices including TV boxes and smartphones. It is listed as working with Android 5.0 or above.

Many Nvidia Shield users has used it successfully on their units.

The Nvidia Shield support page has this to say “SHIELD supports webcams that have Android TV support. Logitech’s family of webcams offer this support.”

There are YouTube videos showing the C920 in action with a Shield and Android smartphones, so it is safe to say it will work. Smartphones and tablets must use an OTG adapter cable.

It streams video at 720p HD and has a built-in mic.
So far I can only recommend the Logitech HD Pro C920 since it has been shown to have wide Android compatibility.

With that said I did plug in an old Logitech C200 Webcam and it also worked but since it is so old the resolution was very bad. The Logitech C200 is a very old unit and only works at a 640 X 480 resolution hardly the resolution needed today.
Android TV comes with built-in drivers that support certain USB web cams so If you have an old USB camera definitely give it a shot as it might work.

If you do find a USB Cam that works for you and your Android TV box let us know in the comments.

As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.



19 thoughts on “What is the Best Android TV Box USB Camera?

  1. Brandi Kelly

    How can I get Logitech 920 webcam to work on Nvidia Shield and what will be compatible to get it work ?

  2. Martin

    Logitech B910 HD works well with latest firmware update from Logitech.
    Getting loads of FPS settings for up to 720p video and more than 1080p Picture settings.
    All the above is simply plug and play after update 2.0.1.
    Running MECOOL BB2 PRO Android TV Box – Android 6.0
    Quality is everything.

  3. Kamal

    Hi There,

    I am using Logitech C920S and android box, however the video seems too far how can i zoom in camera in android box?


  4. Ruan

    Hi, I’m using a x96 mini tv box, connected the logitech c270 webcam.

    I’m use app called Zoom, it’s for video conferencing, webcam connects good & gives video but there is no sound, checked all sound setups/settings.

    1. Francois

      Hey! I’m literally using the exact same setup!
      x96, Logitech c270, Zoom – and no sound – well in particular, no microphone.
      Did you ever solve this??? Would love to get sound working.


  5. Nicasio

    I have a a Android TV BOX x96-w s905w and C920 PROHD Webcam,

    When plug the camera work fine but the mic no work.

    T have tried with skype o cisco webex meeting, the video work but the mic is not working.

    Any idea for the problem??
    Thanks !!

  6. David

    It would appear the issue is with the OS if the box. If your box is pure android is most will work. If it is android TV OS this is where the issue lies. Funnily enough my webcam that worked in 5.1 won’t work on 6.1 after flashing the OS. Bloody nightmare.

  7. Naren

    Hi Could any one suggest a really good Android box for TV available in India that’s best for the buck ?
    Major requirement is to use video calling app.

  8. Simon Roberts

    Hi guys, interested to know what software is used to do the video calling with? Is there an app or is it used within a browser?

  9. Brian

    I have a h96 pro plus and use the logitech webcam and have to use a usb audio device with microphone support to get audio from a external mic.

  10. Josafina

    I too have found that my android box is only compatible with certain USB webcams. I have heard that Logitech cameras work the best for the box, but I have discovered that my Microsoft USB webcam also works on my android box. I have about 4 or 5 USB webcams and so far my Microsoft is the oinly one to connect properly to my box. Just a helpful hint for those struggling to find a compatible camera mate for their box.

    1. erik

      Hi Josafina,,,may i know the exact detail of Microsoft camera that you have.
      Thank you so much.

  11. Rick Hazen

    I use c920, the quailty is good but it sometimes hangs my android 6.0 system when using skype/google hangout. I replaced it with c930e, same symptioms. The other issue is sound quality, i barely hear it at 2-3 meters distance. not worth the money. I really want to find a good android tv box but still can not find it in the market. why ?

  12. Sarat Mohanty

    Hi Team,

    kindly find the model no of our Android TV- IFalcon55-TCL.

    What we need is your suggestion for type of camera which would enable video using blue jeans conference calls.

    Expect a positive reply !

    Thanks and regards,
    Sarat Mohanty

  13. Christian S.

    Hi, I have a Sony Android TV X957G series and my webcam C920 tried connecting it to each USB port but the TV does not recognize it.
    Has anyone had this same problem ?, you have solved?

  14. Christian S.

    Hola, tengo un TV Sony Android de la serie X957G y probé mi camara web C920 conectandola a cada puerto USB pero, el TV no la reconoce.
    Alguien ha tenido este mismo problema?, lo ha solucionado?

    Christian S


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