Xiaomi has announced the Mi Box that will enter the U.S. market soon. Mi Box is the new 4K set-top box that is powered by Android TV.
Xiaomi Mi Box is based on Android TV
Mi Box is quite sleek to keep in the living room. The design is quite innovative. Mi Box has a rich library of content including thousands of shows, games, and movies with Android TV 6.0 platform.
Mi Box supports HDR and 4K video playback.
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Mi Box supports 4K UHD video content playback at a frame rate of 60 frames per second ensuring the smoothest video playback and sharpest image quality.
It supports HDR10 standard that will be enabled from Android N onwards and HDMI 2.0a specification that is updated.
Supports content from Google Play, YouTube, and many other apps
Mi Box is pre-loaded with the official YouTube app offering a wide range 4K and HDR content support ton ensure a great viewing experience.
Mi Box has video and music streaming apps offering special perks such as Sling TV, Pandora, Vudu, and more to be announced.
It has built-in Google Cast technology letting users easily cast TV shows, movies, music and games from their other mobile device to the big screen.
Bluetooth voice remote, Mi Game Controller
Xiaomi Mi Box comes with accessories such as Bluetooth remote control supporting commands and voice search. Users can speak into the remote to search for the content.
The Bluetooth remote can be used as a controller as well. Mi Game Controller gives a console-style gaming experience.
Xiaomi will make Daydream-ready devices with Google
It has been announced officially by Clay Bavor, Google VP, at the Google I/O keynote that the China-based manufacturer will be one of the first Android partners of Google to make the Daydream-ready devices along with Google.
Daydream is the VR platform that has been launched based on Android N. It will support devices that are launched with special screens and sensors. These will be launched this fall.
A look at Mi Box specs
Mi Box has a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali 450 GPU. There is 2 GB RAM and 8 GB flash memory on board. It provides powerful performance ensuring a smooth streaming and gaming experience.
There is an option to add additional storage via USB as per the requirement.