Some category electronic devices are always filled with third-party manufacturers; In those areas, we can’t expect the reputed company products. Android TV stick is one of those areas. Most people always wait for a well-reputed company product-So, that they can buy those products without any hesitation. Most of the other company devices don’t support the Play Store. You have to sideload the apps. In this situation, Xiaomi teased its Mi TV stick with in-built Android TV with Play Store support. But the problem there is no uncertainty about the product. They always appear in the leaks. Now Xiaomi Mi Android TV stick Officially appears in Europe for EUR 40. So, the product is confirmed by Xiaomi, and the price is also reasonable.
Xiaomi Mi Android TV stick appears in Official website of Mi Europe
The TV stick with the remote and the specs are mentioned on the product page. As per the list, the TV stick will cost EUR 40. It roughly converts to $45. But in Europe, the electronic devices are always cost a little bit high compare with other regions; thus, the TV stick will be available in other countries for $40 or below. In India, you can expect the price around INR 2,499.
Mi TV Stick Specs and Features
Compare with old Android TV Boxes type, Mi TV stick doesn’t need space to occupy. It is compact and affordable. And Also, It comes with the latest Android version and Google Play Store support. It has two variants- 1GB RAM and 2GB RAM. When you prefer to play games on Mi TV Stick, prefer a 2GB variant. Google is working on an experimental version of Stadia. So, If you have Stadia subscription, buy a 2GB RAM variant. It will be useful for you to stream games without lag issues.
- The OS version will be Android 9 Pie.
- The processor may come with a 64Bit Amlogic S905 Quad-Core processor.
- Mi TV Stick comes in two variants- 1GB RAM/8GB ROM and 2GB RAM/8GB ROM.
- The cost of the device is around $49 for 1GB RAM variant.
- Since it has Android TV, The Mi TV Stick will come as a built-in feature. Most of the Android TVs nowadays have Chromecast built-in. So, You don’t need an additional device to attach in HDMI to cast your media files.
- It will support 4K HDR in a 2GB RAM variant and 2K FHD+ HDR in a 1GB RAM variant. The already existed Chromecast Ultra can stream videos in 4K HDR. Thus the upcoming streaming devices will have the latest features.
- Other than the specs mentioned above, Mi TV Stick will have HDMI 2.0 support, Bluetooth 4.2, Dolby Audio, Dual-band Wi-Fi, and Type-C Port. Chromecast devices need an external power source. So, The Type-C port may be for power purposes, or The port may be for external storage.
- It comes with an in-built Google Assistant. You can use your remote to trigger Assistant and make voice commands.
Stream Services Support
- You may already know when you have Google version of Android TV, Most of the Streaming services like Amazon Prime, Netflix, Disney+, HBO Now will work flawlessly. The same will goes for this device too. It has Youtube TV integrated.
- It will have separate Remote with minimal buttons but can complete all tasks. Some of the Android TVs may have a lot of buttons to reduce the type of work, But It will look like Old TV remote. If you notice Mi TV has minimal function remote, but it can do all tasks. When you go to the text area on the TV screen, The Well developed Android TV keyboard will appear, where you have numbers, small letters, and Capital letters, Symbols everything on the screen. You don’t have to press the same key multiple times to change the function.
The primary purpose of the Android TV stick is to convert the Non-Android basic TV to Android TV. After buying the regular TV in some situations, we can’t exchange them for high value. So, We have to stick with them. Most of the houses nowadays holding Android-based Smart TVs. With the help of a $40 Mi Android TV stick, we can convert your basic TV to Android TV if it has an HDMI port. The official site appearance confirmed the product. Thus we can expect the launch of the device soon.
Google is also working on its Chromecast type Android TV stick-Sabrina. But compare with other manufacturers, Google always put some software Magic in their devices. So, We can expect unique features in Sabrina. If you can’t wait for the official release and purchase from Mi, The TV stick is already available in third-party online stores. What are your thoughts about this new Android TV stick initiative? Did you think people will utilize the device or move to Android TVs? Comment below.