Xiaomi’s Mi TV Stick was launched in India on August 5 after its debut in Europe in July. It will compete with Amazon Fire TV Stick and provide the same features, allowing users to stream Amazon Prime Video, Disney + Hotstar, Netflix and other content directly on the TV. It can connect to the TV using the HDMI port and turn it into a smart TV. The Mi TV Stick can run on Android TV 9, allowing access to the Google Play Store and applications made specifically for the big screen.
This is the second Xiaomi streaming media device after Mi Box 4K. Although Xiaomi’s own smart TV uses a custom interface called Patchwall, Mi TV Stick and Mi Box 4K do not.
Mi TV Stick price in India, sale date
The price of Mi TV Stick is Rs. India 2,799. The first sale of the device is scheduled for 12:00 noon (noon) on August 7. The device is available for purchase from Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores. The product will also be sold in Mi partner stores across the country. The Mi TV Stick has a black option.
Its main competitor, Amazon Fire TV Stick, is priced at Rs. 3,999. Xiaomi’s own Mi Box 4K is priced at Rs. 3,499.
Mi TV Stick specifications and features
Xiaomi’s Mi TV Stick is a compact device powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and ARM Mali-450 GPU. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage space. The Mi TV Stick can run on Android 9, and supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, and Bluetooth v4.2. It is powered via the Micro-USB port and connected to the TV via HDMI input. The Mi TV Stick is 92.4×30.2×15.2mm long and weighs only 28.5 grams.
It supports VP9-10, H.265, H.264, VC-1, MPEG1/2/4 and Real8/9/10 video decoding, as well as Dolby and DTS audio decoding. It can transmit streams of up to 1,920×1,080 pixels at 60fps. Mi TV Stick supports Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney + Hotstar, HBO, Spotify and other applications. You can access the Google Play Store with your Android device, and there are more than 5,000 applications available on the platform. The device comes with a remote control that supports Google Assistant voice control, and a Chromecast that supports supported devices.
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