XGIMI Horizon Pro Review A Stunning 4K Home Theater Projector

The XGIMI Horizon Pro is a versatile 4K UHD projector that’s perfect for serious streaming and casual gaming. Since it runs Android TV, comes with a built-in audio system, and supports Chromecast, it can serve multiple purposes, be it watching movies outdoors, casting content from your phone to the big screen Be it, or just enjoying your super easy setup for instant entertainment.

The XGIMI Horizon Pro is a 4K LED projector with a built-in sound system and Android TV. It’s also portable and easy to set up. You’ll appreciate its automatic keystone and focus. Most of all, you will love its brightness, vivid colors and great sound.

How to set up Horizon Pro

The XGIMI Horizon Pro comes in a square box with some essential accessories, including a power brick, power cable, and remote. You’ll need two AAA batteries for the remote. Since the projector runs Android TV, you can use it without input devices.

The projector itself is a compact square unit weighing only 6.4 pounds (2.9 kg). It has aluminum mesh sides to protect the speaker, and black matte plastic on the top and bottom.

On the back, you’ll find a number of ports, including a DC power socket, two USB ports, two HDMI ports, Ethernet, a 3.5mm audio jack, and an S/PDIF optical port. You can use the buttons on top to turn the projector on or off, and to control playback and volume. However, in most cases, you’ll want to use a remote.

The aluminum shell remote feels premium. In addition to the standard controls, you have buttons to go directly to the projector’s settings, call up your Google Assistant, and trigger autofocus.

Setting up the Horizon Pro is easy. You can mount it on a tripod or ceiling using the 1/4-inch mount on the bottom. Under Projector Settings, you’ll find an option called Projector Placement, which lets you switch between projection modes.

In this way, the projector can automatically switch the image depending on its physical placement, whether it is mounted upside down, projected from behind, or facing the screen head-on.

android tv

The XGIMI Horizon Pro comes with Android TV 10.0 pre-installed. Aside from leaks, you’ll want to install any pending updates to bring them up to speed.

The Android TV interface is straightforward. You’ll find all the important options in the top navigation bar, including Android TV’s Search, Home, Discover, and Apps interfaces. Through the options in the upper right corner, you can manage the input source, Wi-Fi, settings, and you can view the current time.

Note that if you use the remote’s Settings button, you can access additional setting options, such as Image Mode. An icon with a number appears when you have new notifications or updates pending.

Supported Streaming Services

Android TV is optimized for streaming content. It also comes pre-installed with a number of supported services including YouTube and Prime Video.

One shortcoming of the Horizon Pro is that it is not certified to play Netflix. While you can install the app, you won’t go very far before you run into an error. You have to use a measure.

Netflix hasn’t certified XGIMI, which means you won’t find any XGIMI projectors that can stream Netflix natively. However, you can use several workarounds. One is to connect your laptop or TV stick to Netflix. Another is to use an app called Desktop Manager.

Desktop Manager lets you install the Kodi version of Netflix. It works, but it’s not the same. The Netflix interface is different, and it’s not as easy to go back to shows you’ve recently watched. More importantly, this setup has been buggy for us.

Sometimes, Netflix won’t launch, causing a Code 14 error. Restarting usually fixes this, and once your show is running, you’re good, but it can take a bit of patience which ruins the overall experience.

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