At Google’s annual developer I/O conference Xiaomi took center stage in May and disclosed the Mi Box powered by Android TV.
Now, the Xiaomi has officially launched its Android TV-powered Mi Box in the US, and is selling it on the company website for $69(Approx Rs.4,600) that seems like great value. The new Mi Box offers 4k video at 60 FPS and supports Dolby Digital Plus Audio playback and HDR content.
Though Chromecast has been one of Google’s most successful TV products, the Android TV operating system hasn’t managed to gain as much popularity. But, now Xiaomi is offering the Mi Box at such a reasonable price, the situation might change a little bit.
The Mi Box is a standalone set-top box running on Android TV 6.0, and can be used to stream 4k video content. Using Google Cast, You can cast content from your phone or tablet directly. Otherwise you can even stream Netflix, YouTube, Sling TV, Vudu, and FandangoNOW and the other plethora of services through the Android TV-powered Mi Box.
Specification of Xiaomi Mi Box
- Set-top box is powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and Mail 450 GPU,
- 2GB of RAM,
- 8GB of inbuilt storage onboard(additional storage can be added via the USB port)
- USB Connectivity,
- Bluetooth remote control, it has a button that activates voice search.
The company says that the Mi Box can stream 4K content at 60 frames per second, and its supports audio standards such as Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround Sound. It also supports HDR10 standard technology which improves contrast, brightness, and colour without losing sharpness and clarity.
The Mi Box offers HDMI 2.0a cables, which are the latest in HDMI standard for TV connectivity.
The Mi Box is currently only sold in the US, but still don’t know when the product will be launched in other international markets. The Mi Box is also compatible with Xiaomi’s Mi Game Controller so you can play more complex games.
Across the US today, you can purchase the Xiaomi Mi Box from mi.com.