What you need to know
- Xiaomi will be launching the Mi TV Stick in India on August 5.
- The Mi TV Stick made its debut at the Global Ecosystem Product Launch event earlier this month.
- Featuring a similar design to Amazon's Fire TV Stick, the Mi TV Stick comes with built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant.
Xiaomi unveiled a bunch of new connected home and smart living products at its Global Ecosystem Product Launch event earlier this month, including the Mi TV Stick. The company has now announced that it will be launching its Amazon Fire TV Stick rival in India on August 5.
Xiaomi's portable streaming media player looks fairly similar to the Fire TV Stick and weighs in at just 30 grams. It runs on Android TV 9.0 and comes with a Bluetooth remote control that has dedicated Netflix and Prime Video buttons. You also get built-in Google Assistant and Chromecast.
Thanks to Google Play Store access, you can download almost all your favorite streaming apps on the Mi TV Stick. Some of the popular streaming services that you can access using the Mi TV Stick include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, HBO, YouTube, and more.
The Mi TV Stick is powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor with an ARM Mali-450 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It supports up to 1080p 60fps videos in RM, MOV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TS, and MP4 formats. It also supports both DTS and Dolby Audio formats.
Since Xiaomi's Mi Box 4K is priced at ₹3,499 ($47) in India, we expect the Mi TV Stick to be priced well under the ₹3,000 ($40) mark in the country. In Europe, the Mi TV Stick is priced at €39.99.