Xiaomi’s Mi Box goes on sale today for $69


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.

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.

Buy it now: Mi Store, Walmart

About the Author: Justin Herrick

Born and raised in New Jersey, Justin is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University where he studied marketing with a focus on digital marketing. He's very talkative and enjoys discussing anything from technology and sports to video games and television. As for Justin's current device rotation, he carries around the Google Pixel and Nexus 9. In the rare case that his phone or tablet is not in his hand, he is either flicking through cards on his Moto 360 (2015) or typing away on the Microsoft Surface Book. Justin is patiently waiting for the day that Google replicates the Galaxy Nexus with modern day specifications.

  • Richard Dennis

    Just bought a new ChromeCast.. But i will likely pick one of these up for Christmas.

    • Justin_Herrick

      While I do like the Mi Box, Google hasn’t proven itself with Android TV (http://bit.ly/2dD4OXh). So I’ll stick with my two Chromecasts for now.

      • Richard Dennis

        I would agree Android TV is incredibly underdeveloped. I have the Nexus Player, 2 Roku’s and 4 Chromecasts. They all have their place. I do like the ease of use of the Chromecast, the self contained Android TV has many bugs, and the casting ability is not perfect either. Roku is cool but i cant “cast” to it.. It is interesting that Android TV if it ever get perfected will be the “End all, be all” not sure we are ever going to get there though. The one App that would put everything in the bag for Android TV…. Dish Anywhere App.. But without some hacking that will likely not happen, would be almost just as good if they allowed you to cast from with-in the app. But that doesnt work either..

  • guillermo verdun

    can you install KODI in MI BOX?

  • Gordo

    I can’t wait for the release of this I’m getting rid of my cable