Though Xiaomi has not updated the Mi smart TV line-up for a long time, it has come up with a new TV stick to convert your regular TV into a smart TV. The Mi TV Stick is quite similar to any other streaming dongle in terms of its looks. The body has a dual-tone black finish and the front holds an HDMI 2.0 connector.
One of the biggest differences between the previously-launched Mi Box 4K and the Mi TV Stick is the streaming quality. The Mi TV stick offers 1080p streaming instead of 4K streaming supported by the Mi Box 4K. The device can stream at up to 1,920x1,080 pixels at 60fps.
It comes powered by a Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at up to 2.0GHz, coupled with an ARM Mali-450 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of eMMC storage. It runs on Android 9 and supports Bluetooth v4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac. It has an array of pre-installed apps, which include Netflix, Prime Video, Play Store, and a lot more.
In addition, one can use the pre-installed Play Store application to download more video streaming applications like Disney+ Hotstar, and Spotify. The Mi TV Stick is accompanied with a remote that comes with Google Assistant voice controls and Chromecast for supported devices. The company claims that the device has a pre-loaded Data Saver from Google, which tracks the data usage and informs you about your data consumption if you have a cap on the internet plan you are using.
The Mi TV Stick will be available for ₹2,799 in India from August 7. It will be available for purchase on Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores. Soon, it will also be available in the Mi partner stores in India.