Xiaomi to launch its Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV Stick rival in India on August 5
The Android TV-based Mi TV Stick features Dolby and DTS powered surround sound support and even has Google Assistant built-in to make content searching easier.
Xiaomi recently unveiled its Mi TV Stick globally and is now all set to bring it to the Indian market. This comes as a teaser on social media. The post on Twitter is using #PlugItMakeItSmart hashtag to promote the product and has also revealed the launch date as August 5 at 12PM IST. “LAUNCHING SOON - The fire your TV has been missing. All you gotta do is 'plug it, make it smart' to experience entertainment like never before,” states the Twitter post.
LAUNCHING SOON - The fire your TV has been missing.🔥— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) July 29, 2020
All you gotta do is 'plug it, make it smart' to experience entertainment like never before.
Get the hint? RT with #PlugItMakeItSmart and tell us your guess.
Know more - https://t.co/nL188woXb1 pic.twitter.com/ZOf5C70ZFg
The Android TV-based Mi TV Stick features Dolby and DTS powered surround sound support and even has Google Assistant built-in to make content searching easier. The product also includes Chromecast.
Powered by a quad-core CPU, the streaming stick has 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt storage. It comes with a Bluetooth remote controller as well that looks a lot like the remote control that comes with the Mi Box 4K. It has dedicated buttons for Google Assistant, Netflix, and Prime Video and supports FHD resolution videos at 60fps.
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The Mi TV Stick costs EUR 39.99 ( ₹3,433 approximately). Although the India price is not known, the device might be priced around ₹3,999 or possibly less in order to give Amazon Fire TV Stick a stiff competition.
The product can be called as a rival to Amazon Fire TV Stick since it features the same thumb drive form factor and has nearly the same capabilities. Also, this is company’s first attempt at a streaming video stick. The Mi Box 4K is more powerful as it can support 4K videos as well with HDR10 support and more.