Xiaomi has launched the Mi TV Stick in India via a web launch event. The Mi TV Stick joins Xiaomi’s family of smart TV devices alongside the Mi Box 4K. Xiaomi has priced the Mi TV Stick at Rs 2,799, making it the most cost-effective way to gain access to Android TV’s smart experience. The Mi TV Stick brings with itself a sensible remote controller and a charging adapter within the box. Xiaomi will put it on sale from August 7 across various retail stores.
The Mi TV Stick has launched in the European markets a short time ago and it now comes to India. With this, Xiaomi wants to tackle the Amazon Fire TV Stick second generation in India. It already has a cheaper price of Rs 2,799. Moreover, Xiaomi is offering all the advantages of Google services that you get with expensive Android TVs.
If you’re wondering about the difference between the Mi TV Stick and Mi Box 4K, there isn’t much. Compared to the Mi Box 4K, the Mi TV Stick has only 1GB RAM and it can stream at a maximum resolution of 1080p. 4K streaming is merely restricted to the Mi Box 4K at Rs 3,499. Additionally, this one also features a small footprint that plugs in your TV’s HDMI port.
Mi TV Stick features
The Indian version of the Mi TV stick is almost identical to the international variant, apart from one change. Similar to the Mi TV models, the stick also gets Xiaomi’s Data Saver mode that permits streaming more content without consuming higher data. This is highly beneficial for those that will stream via mobile data.
Apart from this, it’s the quality Android TV affair as usual. The Mi TV Stick comes with Android 9 on board. This brings along the access to 5000 apps from the Google Play Store. Out of the box, the stick is going to be pre-loaded with Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Hungama Play, Zee5, Aha Entertainment, and others. There’s no PatchWall UI though.
Users will also get access to Google Assistant also as Google Chromecast. The Assistant will allow you to directly access all content via voice commands. With Chromecast, you’ll be able to stream content from your smartphone to the TV directly and without lags.
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