Want to make your dumb TV smart? Plug the new Mi TV Stick and Make it Smart. Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi TV Stick in India. As you may have guessed, its a compact Android TV box, just like the Amazon Fire TV Stick or even the Google Chromecast. But, the Mi TV Stick is a power-packed combo that brings the goodness in terms of hardware specifications and software features.
First, to the pricing part, the Mi TV Stick will retail for Rs 2,799 in India. It ‘s available exclusively through Flipkart, Mi online store and Mi Home stores. The very first sale for the device is scheduled on August 7th at 12 pm/noon.
Do note that Xiaomi has another very similar device in its portfolio, the Mi Box 4K. As the name tells it can support 4K stream and packs much powerful internals.
How to Make your TV Smart within 30 seconds
The Mi TV Stick is a compact streaming device, that can easily turn your normal TV to a smart TV. The only thing you need to do is connect the device to your TVs HDMI port and USB port, and then to your home WiFi. That’s it you could start streaming videos from any source.
Mi TV Stick runs on Android TV 9 and has access to the Google Play store. This, in turn, let you have access to over 5000 apps available on the platform. It comes preloaded with content from over 20 leading entertainment OTT’s like Netflix, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, Zee5, Voot, Sun NXT, Jio Cinema and more. Discovering these contents are easy as it has voice search support with Google Assistant. It also comes with Chromecast built-in so you could share content directly from your phone or laptop/PC to your TV. Another feature is the Data Saver mode that adjusts video quality to save your internet data usage.
Under the hood, the Mi TV Stick is powered by a Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor paired with 750MHz Mali-450 GPU and 1GB DDR4 RAM. The device has 8GB eMMC onboard storage for installing apps and games. As for connectivity, the streaming device comes with WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2.4GHz/5GHz and Bluetooth 4.2. It can stream video contents at a resolution of 1080p at 60fps. For audio, its support both Dolby Audio and DTS Digital offering smoother, dynamic, immersive and more realistic sound out.
The Mi TV Stick comes with a Google voice assistant supported Remote control. It also has dedicated buttons to quick start Netflix and Prime videos.