Xiaomi has announced a streaming device called the Mi Box 4K which is the company’s answer to Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K. This is the first product of its kind to be launched in India and it is part of an expansive list of electronics that Xiaomi has been revealing over the past year. Apart from that, Xiaomi has also announced the Mi 10 5G and Mi Truly Wireless Earphones 2 in India as well.
Mi Box 4K: Price and availability
The price of the Mi Box 4K is set at Rs 3,499 and it will go on sale starting from 11 May at 12.00 pm on Flipkart, Mi Home, and Mi Studio stores. Looking at it from a competition perspective, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K sells for Rs 5,999. Offline stores will also soon get the product and there are currently no special offers on board for the purchase of the device.
Mi Box 4K: Features
Like the Fire TV Stick, the Mi Box is designed to be a standalone device that will be connected to your TV via an HDMI cable. The usual WiFi connectivity options are present on the device and it runs on Android TV 9. Internally the device has a quad-core Amlogic processor along with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
As is apparent from the name, the Mi Box supports 4K streaming and also HDR content on all the supported platforms. While Xiaomi’s smart TVs run on the company’s proprietary PatchWall interface, the Mi Box will only support Android TV.
The Mi Box has a USB port and 3.5mm jack to connect headphones. Additionally, you could also connect wireless earphones via Bluetooth. There also happens to be a built-in Chromecast Ultra present on the device as well. Users can access a variety of streaming services from the Mi Box such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and more.