Xiaomi Mi Box Smart Set-Top-Box Launched in India. Everything You Need Know (FAQ)

By | May 9, 2020

Xiaomi Mi Box: World highest smartphone selling company Xiaomi now Mi has entered a new segment with the launch of its first Mi Box 4K. As you know the Xiaomi.

MI Box 4k

 

Mi 4k box

 

Using the device user can convert their non-smart TV into a smart TV. The device is priced at Rs 3,499 and will be available starting May 10, 12 noon at Flipkart, Mi.com, Mi Home, and Mi Studios.

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The Device will compete with the likes of the Fire TV Stick 4K for space in your living room.

The device is prices at Rs 3,499, will be available soon in Flipkart, Mi.com

Xiaomi has launched the Mi Box 4K in India. You may think that Xiaomi has late to the party as we have devices like the Chromecast, Fire TV stick. Android devices from DTH providers, Apple TV 4K, and any other streaming box you can think of to sit under your TV. But there is a market of those looking to upgrade your smart TV experience without investing in a new TV.  Thankfully apart from the Chromecast and Fire TV Stick, they now have the Mi Box 4K as an option. So let’s start. Everything you need to know about the devices.

 

Xiaomi mi box 4K Specifications

The Mi Box 4k is an  IoT product that can convert any normal TV into a smart TV. It comes with supports for 4k video quality and gives users access to over 5000 apps and games. It’s amazing. The box is bundled with a voice remote and offers a large number of OTT apps like ZEE5, among other Indian channels. You can also connect a Pendrive to the box to stream content through it.

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It supports Dolby Audio and DTS but not Dolby Atoms. It has a 64 bit 2.0Ghz CPU, Mali 450 GPU at 750MHz, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 8GB EMMC storage.  Xiaomi mi box a compact form factor and all the connectivity options are at the back. you have an HDMI 2.0 port to connect to your TV, a USB 2.) port, and a 3.5mm audio port.

The device also comes with a remote control which is a lot like the MI TV remote control. It has a power button, a dedicated button to bring up the Google Assistant, navigation, and hotkeys for Netflix and Prime Vides and also Volume controls. The devices run on the Android TV platform. It also has access to the Google Play Store.

Xiaomi mi box

 

Xiaomi mi box: Price in India and sale date

As I told you in my first paragraph that Mi Box Price is 3,499 and it will go on sale streaming from 11 May at 12:00 om on Flipkart, Mi Home, and Mi Studio Stores. Looking at it from a competition perspective, the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K sells for Rs 5,999. Offline stores will also get the product and there are currently no special offers on board for the purchase of the device.

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Along with the Mi Box 4k, Xiaomi also launched the Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 and Mi 10 5G in India today.

Xiaomi Mi Box 4K Features

Like the Fire TV Stick, the Mi Box is designed to be a standalone device that will be connected to your TV via an HDMI cable. The usual WIFI connectivity options are present on the device and it runs on Android TV 9. Internally the device has a quad-core Amlogic processor along with 2GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage.

As is apparent from the name, the Mi Box supports 4K streaming and also HDR content on all the supported platforms. While Xiaomi’s smart TVs run on the company’s proprietary PatchWall interface, the Mi Box will only support Android TV.

 

The Mi Bos has a USB port and 3.5mm jack to connect headphones. Additionally, you could connect wireless earphones via Bluetooth. There also happens to be a built-in Chromecast Ultra present on the device as well. Users can access a variety of streaming services from the Mi Box such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, and more.

 

Does it have the Google Assistant?

Yes, it supports the Google Assitant. Users can use the dedicated Assistant button on the remote control to bring t up. If you hace Google Assistant-enabled smart appliances at home, then you can control them from the confort of the Mi Box as well.

 

If I only use a Hotspot, can I still cast content from my phone to the Mi Box 4K

Yes, the Mi Box 4K will let you cast content from your smartphone to the box without the need for WI-FI connectivity. The cast on a Chromecast device, for example, router is a must. In this case, you dont need one.

 

What about the remote control?

The remote control that comes with the Mi Box 4K similar to the one we see with the Mi TV. It has a power button, a dedicated Google Assistant button, dedicated button for Netflix and Prime Video, and also navigation buttons and volume controls.

 

Can I connect wireless headphones to the Mi Box 4k?

Yes, you can connect a pair of Blutooth headphones for a pesonal listening experience ensuring the orders in the house dont get disturbed during those all-night binge-watching sessions. It supports Bluetooth 4.2.

 

Does it come with an HDMI Cable in the BOX?

Yes, it comes with an HDMI cable in the box.

 

 

If the Mi Box 4k runs on Android, does it also have patch wall?

No, the Mi Box 4k does not have PatchWall like Xiaomi’s TVs. Xiaomi says that Patchwall is for those new to Smart TV experince and the UI handholds consumes into getting used to the smart TV experience. However, the Mi Box 4K is aimed at those that are looking to enhance their smart TV experience or upgrade their old TV to a newer smart TV experince. It does, however, bring with it all the goodness of Android TV including access to the Google Play Store and the Google Assistant. With the Google Assistant, you can control your smart home appliances as well.

 

Does the Mi Box 4K have HDMI 2.1 for EARC?

No, the Mi Box 4K has HDMI 2.Ob with this, you can expect to get a 4K HDR output from the system. You will not get eARC as that is an HDMI 2.1 standard. You can Dolby Audio and DTS support from the box.

 

Does the Mi Box 4K support Dolby Atoms?

No, it supports Dolby Audio and DTS but not Dolby Atoms.

 

What codes does it support?

For video formats, the Mi Box 4K supports RM, MOV, VOB, AVI, MKV, TS, MP4. Audion formats, it supports MP3, AAC, WMC, RM, FLAC. For images, it supports JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, and TIF.

 

Will the Mi Box 4k get future android TV updates?

There is no defined update cycle like it for Android smartphones, however, Xiaomi says that users can expect 2 OS updates on the box, which means it will be relevant for a ling time

 

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