Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi made its debut in the television sector in India just a couple of years ago. The Xiaomi Mi TV series of smart televisions has so far seen a pretty decent response in India. The Xiaomi Mi TV 4, which is priced at Rs 39,999 in India, was amongst the most affordable smart TVs in India when it was launched. The Mi TV 4 also made possible the debut of the PatchWall UI, which is Xiaomi’s custom skin for its smart televisions. Last year, the company launched its second iteration of PatchWall UI, dubbed PatchWall 2.0. The company has now started rolling out its third iteration, PatchWall 3.0 to its televisions in the country. Xiaomi’s Mi TV official Twitter handle recently broke the news on the internet. The tweet also confirms that after the PatchWall 3.0 update, Mi TVs will have support for the recently launched Disney Plus Hotstar streaming service in India. Take a look at the latest PatchWall 3.0 update and find out what it has in store for us.
Xiaomi Releases PatchWall 3.0 Update to Mi TVs; Added Support for Disney Plus Hotstar
For those unaware, most of the newly launched smart TVs by Xiaomi run on Google’s Android TV platform, which is coated with PatchWall 2.0 custom skin on top. The latest update to Xiaomi’s in-house custom smart TV skin, PatchWall 3.0 will function in a similar way and will be rolled out as an OTA update for eligible TV models.
As far as the features the latest PatchWall 3.0 update has in store are concerned, PatchWall 3.0 comes with a ton of significant enhancements over its predecessor skin. The features include enhancements for the UI, Mi Lanting Pro, which is a new font, better and cleaner animations, and horizontal scrolling to name a few. Two new content partners have been added to the roster, including Docubay, which features international documentaries, and Lattu Kids, which boasts over 1,500 hours of content for your kids. Furthermore, PatchWall 3.0 comes with the addition of a new sports channel powered by Hotstar in India. The update will also include Mi List.
Xiaomi Mi TV Product head, Sudeep Sahu, tweeted about the latest PatchWall 3.0 update a little while ago. Addressing the update, Sudeep said, “PatchWall 3.0 brings all your favourite Disney Plus Hotstar content right on your home page and across all categories on Mi TV. Click on the home page banner to check out the best of Disney Universe. I’m proud of the team who have worked hard to get this updated on Mi TV.” Below is the tweet for your reference:
PatchWall 3.0 brings all your favourite @DisneyPlusHS content right on your home page and across all categories on Mi TV.
Click on the home page banner to check out best of Disney Universe.
— Sudeep Sahu (@laurelsudeep) April 3, 2020
After the update, users will be able to quickly access the popular Disney content through “The Disney Universe” hub. The company also talked about multiple Disney animated movies in the kids section (after the PatchWall 3.0 update). The kid-friendly content can be found by the parents in the “Recently Added” section.
The update is gradually being rolled out to eligible Mi TV models and chances are that you’ll be receiving an update soon on your unit.
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