Xiaomi Enters The Android TV Market With Their 1080P ‘Mi TV Stick’

Published on July 15, 2020
Image Credit: [Xiaomi]

Xiaomi has introduced a handful of new products, including an Android TV streaming device called the Mi TV Stick. You can plug the Mi TV Stick into any HDMI compatible display to access streaming services such as Hulu, YouTube, Netflix, and more. The Mi TV Stick is only capable of streaming media at up to 1080p (1920 x 1080). This makes the Mi TV Stick a direct competitor to other streaming devices such as the Roku Express. Because the Mi TV Stick is powered by Android TV, it’s able to run a lot of apps available on Google Play, not just media related ones.

Even though it has all those extra capabilities, the Mi TV Stick also has the latest Chromecast technology. So, that means you can use the Mi TV Stick to cast content from your devices to a bigger screen, just like the much more simple Chromecast. The Mi TV Stick is no slouch. It’s got a quad-core Cortex A53 processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. The Mi TV Stick supports both DTS and Dolby audio compression technologies. The Android TV streamer also comes with a Bluetooth remote that can be used to give the Mi TV Stick voice commands by way of a dedicated Google Assistant button. Amazon Prime and Netflix also have dedicated buttons on the remote.

Other than the Mi TV Stick, Xiaomi also announced a curved 34 inch gaming monitor. It’s a WQHD (3,440 x 1,440) display and has an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, and full support for AMD FreeSync Premium. FreeSync synchronizes your graphics card video output with your monitor refresh rate to prevent tearing of the screen and to provide an overall smoother experience. Xiaomi still has not revealed pricing for the devices just yet, but Xiaomi products are generally on the affordable end of the spectrum. Unfortunately, we still don’t know if these devices will ever be sold state-side.

Featured Image Credit: [Xiaomi]

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