Although Xiaomi hasn’t updated its Mi Smart TV lineup in a long time, the Chinese giant has started launching ecosystem products that turn your dumb TV into smart. Xiaomi first launched the Mi Box 4K in May and today, it has launched the Mi TV Stick in India. The Mi TV Sticks was officially unveiled in Europe a few weeks ago.
Mi TV Stick: Specs and Features
The Mi TV Stick looks like any other streaming dongle, with a dual tone black finish on the front and an HDMI 2.0 connector. The biggest difference between Mi TV Sticks and Mi Box 4K is the streaming quality. The former features up to 1080p streaming instead of the latter supported 4K streaming.
Mi TV Stick India launched
The Mi TV Stick is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor available with up to 2.0GHz, ARM Mali-450 GPU, 1GB RAM, and 8GB eMMC storage. The dongle runs Android TV 9.0 out-of-the-box. It comes with built-in Chromecast support and a myriad of pre-installed apps, including Play Store, Netflix, Prime Video, and more. You can access the Play Store to download your favorite streaming apps and over 5000 other apps including Spotify, Disney + Hotstar.
This Android TV dongle works with dual-band WiFi, which unlike most smart TVs can also connect to a 5GHz network. You also get a data saver feature in tow to protect your mobile data from being consumed in an instant. It also supports Dolby Audio and DTS surround sound experience.
As for the remote control, it is very similar to what you get with the Mi TV and connects to the Bluetooth 4.2 out-of-box. It features a matte black finish, hotkeys for Netflix and Prime Video, as well as a Google Assistant button at the top to request content playback or control smart home products.
Price and Availability
Mi TV Sticks Price Rs. 2,799 in India, massively cutting 1080p Fire TV stick from Amazon. It is a really competitive price and a lot of users can watch, looking to convert their existing TV into a smart TV, pick up the Mi TV sticks due to its affordable nature. It will go on sale from August 7 at Flipkart, Mi.com, and offline retail stores.