Xiaomi had recently confirmed that their streaming device, the Mi TV Stick would launch in India on August 5, and today is the day! The company has given us the pricing and availability of the device. The Mi TV stick is a streaming device which runs on the Android TV platform and can output in 1080p. It competes with the Fire TV stick and was launched in the European market last month. You can check out our spec comparison between the Fire TV Stick and the Mi TV Stick here. Below, let’s dive into the details of the Mi TV Stick.
Eshwar Nilakantan, Lead Business – MiTV, Xiaomi India, said, “At Xiaomi, we are focused on bringing entertainment into the comfort of your living room by providing solutions that not only provide access to content but also make streaming a lot more convenient on non-smart TV sets. With the launch of Mi TV Stick, we are focused on offering the Smart TV experience to consumers who are constantly looking for ways to consume OTT content.”
Xiaomi has announced that the Mi TV Stick will be priced at Rs 2,799. It will be available starting August 7 12 noon in India on mi.com, Flipkart, Mi Home stores and Xiaomi’s offline retail partners. Just to put things into perspective, the Fire TV Stick (1080p variant) is priced at Rs 3,999. This gives the Mi TV Stick a significant price advantage.
Looking at the specifications of the Mi TV Stick, it is quite lightweight, weighing a mere 28.5 grams. It connects via HDMI to your TV or projector hand has a maximum output of 1080p. Unlike the Fire TV Stick which comes with an HDMI extender in the box for easy connectivity, the Mi TV Stick does not. So how it hampers the convenience of the HDMI ports next to it is yet to be seen.
The Mi TV Stick runs on the Android TV platform, just like the Mi Box 4K(₹ 3499 at amazon) (review). Thanks to the Android TV platform, you get access to the Google Play Store along with streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar and many more. Under the hood, the device is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor coupled with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage.
It also supports both DTS and Dolby audio. The Bluetooth remote comes with dedicated Netflix and Prime Video buttons and the Google Assistant button allows you to control it simply by giving voice commands. The remote control for the Mi TV Stick is identical to the one found on the Mi Box 4K.
If you are looking to get on the 4K bandwagon and are looking for a streaming stick, then you can check out our comparison between the Mi Box 4K and Fire TV Stick 4K here.
|Release Date:||15 May 2020|
Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.