You can do almost anything on your smartphone. Whether it’s streaming videos, checking social media, handling your finances, or firing angry birds at a target, if there’s an app for it, anything’s possible. Today, all of that functionality is available for your big screen too, and you don’t need a brand new TV to enjoy it. The Matricom G-Box Q3w media streaming box turns almost any TV into a smart TV by delivering an endless supply of Android-powered apps and a simple user interface to navigate them all. Read on to learn more about how this clever device opens the door to limitless content, and then enter this contest for a chance to win the G-Box Q3w as a gift for a loved one. And yes, that loved one can include yourself!

Matricom G-Box — the smart gift that keeps on giving

Christmas shopping can be tricky, but when you leave it until the last minute, it can be a nightmare! Thoughtful gift ideas don’t always spring to mind spontaneously. They require some serious thinking. You need to search your memories and try to recall every conversation you’ve had with your loved one over the last 12 months. Maybe you can decrypt something they said in passing—a clue to the greatest gift they never got. If memory fails, here’s another solution: Think of what they love to do, and figure out a way to enhance it. Here’s a suggestion: Nearly everyone likes TV. Maybe Santa is bringing a new one in the near future? Maybe a premium media streaming box would go along perfectly with that TV?

Whether you or your loved one is a fervent cord cutter, cinephile, gamer, or sports fan, the Matricom G-Box Q3w makes an ideal gift for all kinds of leisure pursuits and lifestyles. It lets you stream TV shows, movies, videos, and music. You can play any game available in the Google Play Store and connect a wireless controller via Bluetooth. You can watch live TV. You can even browse the internet and check social media and e-mail. Whatever you use your smartphone for, the G-Box delivers the apps that let you do it on your big screen!

Wirelessly connecting to your home network, and featuring a low profile design at just 1″ thick, this slim box packs serious power under the hood with an Amlogic s905X quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and Penta-Core Mali-450 graphics. With muscle like this, it’s no wonder the Q3w is able to stream 3D and 4K content from the internet! It’s powered by Android 7.1 Nougat, and comes with 16GB of flash memory, as well as an SD card slot, so you can expand the memory with ease. The Q3w G-Box comes with a backlit keyboard remote with touchpad, so you can find what you’re looking for faster than ever and take full advantage of every app available.

Big screen (app)eal 

One of our tech journalists, Gadjo Sevilla, reviewed this media streaming box and you can read about his experience. He found installation to be completely effortless. You simply plug the device in, connect the HDMI cable, select your wireless network, and you’re done!

When you get to the home screen, you’ll notice there are two app stores (Google Play Store and Matricom Store), so you can immediately start downloading your favourite applications such as Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, Kodi, and much more. The user interface is a breeze to navigate. It categorizes your apps by game, video, music, and live TV. In typical Android fashion, each section is easily customizable too, so you can personalize your layout and make it quick and easy to find your favourite content every time you sit down. The question is, what app will you launch first on your big screen?


You can only submit one entry for this contest. In a comment below this article, tell us what app you would launch with your G-Box that would work especially well on the big screen? A lot of you will instantly think of Netflix or YouTube, but try to think outside the box (pun intended). For inspiration, check out all the apps available in the Google Play Store. Tell us about one app you would use frequently and why that app would work great on your big screen.


We will randomly draw one winner, and that winner will win this Matricom G-Box Q3w media streaming box. The prize is outlined in the Rules and Regulations posted below.

This contest runs from December 13th until December 27th.

Remember, you can only enter once. However, you probably know someone who would love to enhance their home entertainment setup, so please share this contest and they too will have a chance to win this great prize.

Matricom Q3w Media Streaming Box Rules and Regulations

Good Luck.  

We frequently have many contests running at Best Buy so check out the “contests in progress” page for more great contests to enter.
Kevin McElligott
Kevin cut his teeth as a journalist writing articles for trade publications in Dublin. He moved to Vancouver and honed his craft first as a copywriter, and now as an Editor at Best Buy. He enjoys cooking when he has the time, playing soccer, and just recently ran in his first marathon. Fitness is important to him, and he needs the exercise thanks to his fondness for donuts.


  1. I would get Amazon Prime or Netflix. I think they would service my family the best . I will continue to research some of the ones suggested here

  2. I would figure out how to download amazon prime as I apparently get a bunch of movies and shows free with my Prime membership.

    Fingers crossed

  3. I am going to think inside the box on this one and go with the very popular (for a good reason) app: NETFLIX

  4. I would probably give this to my dad and he would likely watch some sports and news with the CTV and CBC apps.
    Netflix would be watched by my mom 🙂

  5. I would have to install and enjoy the NHL app on the bigscreen….my favourite team, all the hockey news, game broadcasts from around the league and some awesome off ice hockey content as well. As a really big fan of the game, this seems like the best way to use the G-Box in my house…I already have the 55 inch 4k tv ready and waiting for the G-Box to fire it up this and every winter season in my comfy nest, cuz baby, its cold outside!

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