For the last two months there were rumors about upcoming Xiaomi Mi TV Stick. We expected the official announcement in May 2020, but the new TV Box will be released in June.
In fact, you can already order Xiaomi Mi TV Stick from Aliexpress and GearBest, even though it has not yet been officially introduced.
In any case, the official announcement will take place in the coming days, because we already know the full list of features, design and even the delivery box of TV box.
So, let’s talk about Xiaomi Mi TV Stick in this article.
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One of the sellers on Aliexpress published pictures with a box of Xiaomi Mi TV Stick. You can also watch the video with the unboxing of the new TV box from Xiaomi.
Amazingly, Xiaomi Mi TV Stick will be released on the global market earlier than the Chinese one. It’s probably one of the few Xiaomi products that was released on global market earlier than in China. Usually, the Chinese manufacturer releases the devices in China, and only a few weeks later, the international version. But not in the case of Xiaomi Mi TV Stick.
All the inscriptions on the box are in English. We also see that the new TV box supports Android TV, Google Assistant and popular streaming services Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+ and others.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick comes with remote control, microUSB cable, power adapter and user manual.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick Looks Similar To Fire TV Stick
If we talk about the appearance of the new TV box, the rumors and leaks are confirmed.
This is a small device in the form of USB flash drive. Its dimensions are only 92.4 x 30.2 x 15.2 mm. The weight is 28.5 grams.
As you can see, Xiaomi Mi TV Stick body is visually divided into two parts: one is matte, while the other is glossy. On the matte part there is MI logo.
On one side of TV box there is an HDMI connector, while on the other side has microUSB port. Unfortunately, Xiaomi Mi TV Stick still uses a microUSB charging port rather than the newer USB Type-C.
The remote control is almost the same as on other Xiaomi TV boxes. However, it has separate buttons to start Netflix and Prime Video. It also has a button to call the Google Assistant.
That’s it! Xiaomi Mi TV Stick definitely looks better than most TV set-top boxes, just because it’s much smaller. It plugs into the HDMI port of the TV and doesn’t draw too much attention to itself.
What About Performance of Xiaomi Mi TV Stick?
Now let’s talk about the specifications. Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is equipped with Cortex A53 processor. Also the new TV box has 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory.
Interestingly, one source says that Xiaomi Mi TV Stick supports a maximum resolution of 1080p, while the other – 2K resolution. Perhaps we’ll still have to wait for the official release to get the full list of features.
The TV box supports two 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi bands, and Bluetooth 4.2.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick runs on a stock Android TV 9.0 version. This is one of the main features of the new TV box. You get support for all popular applications as well as YouTube, Play Store and other services.
By the way, Xiaomi Mi TV Stick supports Chromecast, so you can stream videos, photos, music or even games from your mobile device to TV box.
What’s The Price of Xiaomi Mi TV Stick?
Right now you can order Xiaomi Mi TV Stick on Aliexpress for $48. On GearBest, the TV Box costs $79.
As I said before, Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is not officially introduced yet, but I think the price will be no less than $50.
So, the main features of the new Xiaomi TV set-top box are its compact size, as well as the Android TV operating system.
The performance is quite low, but it is enough to run streaming applications such as Netflix, YouTube and others.
Should You Buy Xiaomi Mi TV Stick?
If you already have a Xiaomi TV box on Android TV such as Mi Box S, I don’t think you should buy Xiaomi Mi TV Stick.
However, this is not a bad option for those who have a Chinese version of TV box on MIUI TV with a crazy number of Chinese apps and advertising. Of course, Android TV is perfect OS for TV boxes.
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