Xiaomi, along with the Redmi 9 Prime, has launched the brand new Mi TV Stick in India. With almost the same design as Amazon’s competitor – the Fire TV Stick, Xiaomi aims to bring the whole Smart TV experience to the non-smart TVs at a low price of Rs. 2,799.
Mi TV Stick: Features and Specifications
The Mi TV Stick is a plug-and-play device from Xiaomi that aims to make your TV Smart-er. It fits in the HDMI port of the TV and requires external power input, just like Chromecast. The external power input can either be drawn from an external adapter or the TV’s own USB port.
The device runs Android TV 9 with Mi’s own PatchWall UI on top. It’s powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU and an ARM Mali-450 GPU. Coupled with a 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage, it poses as a fairly decent TV Stick that’ll be able to handle your 1080p streams. There’s no support for 4K, though.
The device has dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, as well as Bluetooth v4.2, which will be used to connect to the remote. Mi TV Stick comes with support for apps like Netflix, YouTube, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Spotify, and more. It has Chromecast built-in and you can even install third-party apps on the device, thanks to the Google Play store.
Price and Sale Date
The Mi TV Stick is priced at Rs.2,799 in India and will be available for purchase from Mi.com, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores. It will soon be available via Mi partner stores across the country. It comes in only one color option, i.e., black.
At a price of Rs. 2,799 Mi TV Stick will give a tough competition to its main competitor, the Amazon Fire TV Stick, which is priced at Rs. 3,499 in India. With Chromecast support, pure Android TV 9, and a remote that supports Google Assistant, Xiaomi’s offering comes out to be a better device for less cost.