Xiaomi stirred up the budget smart TV market with the launch of the Mi TV. One of the unique offerings of the Mi TV was the PatchWall UI which brings with it a simple and easy to use UI. Xiaomi’s MI TVs also offer users a stock Android TV experience for those that desire it, but the unique offering is the PatchWall UI which Xiaomi updates with new features on a regular basis. The company has announced a new update to PatchWall 3.0 for all Mi Smart TVs in India.
The PatchWall interface brings together more than 23+ content partners, both Indian and global, with content available in 16+ languages. The new PatchWall update brings 3 new features including an immersive carousel, User Centre and Live TV.
Commenting on the new features, Eshwar Nilakantan, Category head for TV at Mi India, mentioned, “Mi TVs are growing in popularity and preference across all geographies in India and continue to be the best-selling smart TVs in the market. Over the last 2 years, we have worked towards providing the best of hardware and software to our users and introduced features that truly amplify their content and user experience. Mi TV PatchWall was the first to introduce a Live TV section with Live News and now are happy to extend that to linear channels. By bringing features such as Immersive Carousel, User Centre, Live TV among others, we are looking at offering a more personalised and immersive carousel experience to our Mi Fans and consumers. ”
The new update brings a dedicated User Centre that acts as a personal hub for users. With the plethora of streaming content options available, the User Centre creates a unique personalised space. User Centre acts as a hub for a number of unique features such as ‘My Watchlist’ that lets you watch all your favourite content across apps and discover it via the User Centre page. My Watchlist also allows you to continue playing your last watched content and easy navigation to your wish list or your subscribed OTT platforms. The personal hub also showcases content that is trending, upcoming, and the one that is currently available on PatchWall so you never miss out on your favourite shows or movies.
The PatchWall 3.0 new update brings an immersive carousel that makes the title posters more beautiful and impactful. Also, users can browse through a list of recommendations of similar content in tune with the current content they are watching on the carousel.
Mi TV PatchWall was the first to introduce a Live TV section with Live News and now have extended the feature to linear channels as well. The catalogue of new live TV service providers includes live content from Hungama, ABP, Republic TV, EpicOn, Hoichoi and SunNXT. The regional experience is amped up under the SunNXT umbrella with Gemini, Surya, Udaya, Sun and KTV offering premier movies and shows in four Southern languages.
The Live content has been categorized under seven sections on the Live Channels namely Live News, Free to Watch, Live Music, Watch in HD, Comedy Anytime, and Explore More.
|Release Date:||26 May 2020|