The wait is still ongoing for Xiaomi phones and tablets to arrive in the United States, but the company’s Mi Box is here to hold you over.
Xiaomi’s Android TV-powered set-top box is currently on sale from the Mi Store and Walmart.
— Hugo Barra (@hbarra) October 3, 2016
Despite the struggles for Android TV’s partners over the years, Xiaomi is determined to get into millions of living rooms around the world by selling the very capable Mi Box for a low price. The Mi Box is priced at just $69, and it includes 4K and HDR support along with a Bluetooth-enabled, voice-ready remote.
On the outside, the Mi Box is similar to the Nexus Player in that it appears simple and unassuming. Inside, however, Xiaomi packed a punch. Xiaomi’s Mi Box has a quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, an output resolution up to 4K / 60fps, and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac. The selling point, above all else, is the 4K and HDR support to give quality to your viewing experience.
If you’d like to add to your options with this set-top box, Xiaomi offers the Mi Game Controller that has dual-motor vibration feedback.
Since the Mi Box is running Android TV, you get access to Google Play’s library of apps, games, movies, television shows, music, and more.
The Mi Store and Walmart are selling the Xiaomi Mi Box for $69, which is the same price Google intends to attach to the Chromecast Ultra after launching the device this week. So you might have a tough decision to make this holiday season when choosing a new streaming device.