Xiaomi To Launch Android 6.0 MI Box With 4K, Google Cast & HDR Support


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Xiaomi had announced its Mi Box will launch in the US tomorrow, but did not post a price. This is not the first time the company has made an Android-powered set-top box branded Mi Box, but this one is very special.

What's special about the new Mi Box is that it runs Android TV (v6.0), and can also stream 4K video at 60 frames per second. It supports the HDR 10 and HDMI 2.0a specifications, as well as Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround Sound and includes built in Google Cast. Just plug the box into any HDMI TV and you're good to go.

The Mi Box is powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU that's coupled with a Mali 450 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It bears 8GB of built-in storage which can be expanded via USB. It also comes with a Bluetooth enabled remote control that supports voice search, and it will also be compatible with the Mi Game controller.

Mi Game Controller

Pair with Mi Box for a realistic gaming experience. Dual-motor vibration feedback and a 3-axis
G sensor deliver precise shocks and better control. Comes with 365-day standby battery and
an ergonomic design so you can game for hours in comfort.

Look for the US launch on May 25th. My guess is $79-89.

  • Length: 101mm​
  • Width: 101mm​
  • Thickness: 19.5mm​
  • Weight: 176.5g (+/- 1g)​
  • Color: Black​
Basic specs​
  • Output Resolution: Up to 4K 60fps​
  • Processor: Quad-core Cortex-A53 2.0GHz​
  • GPU: Mali 450 750MHz​
  • RAM: 2GB DDR3​
  • Flash: 8GB eMMC​
  • System: Android TV 6.0​
  • Security: Widevine L1 + PlayReady 3.0​
Wireless connectivity​
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz​
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0/3.0​
  • VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K x 2K @ 60fps​
  • H.265 HEVC MP-10 at L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 60fps​
  • H.264 AVC HPat L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 30fps​
  • H.264 MVC, up to 1080P at 60fps​
  • Supports HDR10/HLG HDR processing (software upgrade required)​
  • DTS 2.0+ Digital Out, Dolby Digital Plus​
  • Up to 7.1 pass through​
  • HDMI: HDMI 2.0a x 1 port (HDCP 2.2)​
  • USB: USB 2.0 x 1 port​
  • AV: SPDIF Out / 3.5mm audio output x 1 port​
  • Power: 1 port​
Other specs​
  • Remote: Bluetooth voice remote control, powered by 2 AAA batteries​
  • Included accessories: Bluetooth voice remote control, HDMI cable, user guide​
  • Power input: 100~240V 50/60Hz input, 5.2V, 2.1A output​

I will be keeping an eye on this. My Roku has seen better days and the RF remote has seen better days (life of getting a puppy pit bull that likes to chew). Its been resetting itself too. A new remote is $45 so why would I want to buy a new remote for a device that has been having issues.

I know there are a couple pretty decent apps that can stream games to Android. This device should be able to handle that quite well. If the price is truely around 79-89 bucks, I'll grab one.
It does 4K.. I don't think it discriminates...
It's Netflix that discriminates, they must be approved and AFAIK they aren't. Netflix does this to "guarantee the experience" and it's not an easy process.
Does this thing have access to play store and can you install apps on it from said store?