Portable streaming sticks have become quite popular in India, with Amazon’s Fire TV Stick taking most of the market. However, other companies have been joining in over time. After Xiaomi launched its own streaming stick last year, Motorola has now joined the fray. Walmart-owned e-commerce company, Flipkart, announced a strategic partnership with the American smartphone maker today, announcing the Motorola 4K Android TV Stick for India. The device will be selling on Flipkart from the third week of March and will be priced at Rs. 3,999. It takes on the Mi TV Stick and Amazon’s Fire TV Stick devices.
Motorola 4K Android TV Stick specs and features
The Motorola 4K TV Stick looks a lot like a Chromecast, though the primary difference is in the square form factor, with an overall black bodywork.
The Motorola 4K Android TV Stick runs on a Cortex A53 quad-core chipset clocked at 2GHz, and a Mali G31 MP2 GPU clocked at 850MHz. It has Android 9.0 operating system out of the box and will support 2160P, 1080P, 720P resolutions at 60 frames per second. It also supports HDR10 and HLG formats, which are popular on streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and more. It will also support most every streaming service available in India.
The full spec list is available below:
|Parameter||Motorola Streaming Device – 4K|
|Resolution||2160P / 1080P / 720P @ 60 fps|
|CPU||Cortex A53 quad-core 2 GHz 64-bit|
|GPU||Mali G31 MP2 – 850 MHz Graphic engine|
|WiFi||2.4 GHz / 5 GHz – Dual Band (Broadcom)|
|Audio support||Dolby Audio|
|Multi-screen||Google Chromecast, Google Home|
|Google ecosystem||Yes (All Google updates)|
|Remote||Voice-controlled through Google Assistant + Android mobile app remote|
|Video support||HDR10, HLG|
|Hotkeys||Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Zee5, YouTube|
While the remote for the device mostly resembles those on other streaming sticks, Motorola has added special buttons that will let you jump right into a streaming app. There’s a slight customisation for India too, in the fact that these buttons include the Zee5 streaming app, alongside Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube.
Update: An earlier version of the story stated the device will go on sale on March 15. The company reverted to the press releasing postponing the date to third week of March. We have updated our story accordingly.