Xiaomi was rumored to be launching the Android TV 6.0-based Mi Box sometime in October, and it turns out that is indeed the case.
The company has officially announced that the Mi Box will launch later today, priced at$69. The set-top box will run Android TV 6.0 right out of the gate, and the company has outlined plenty of the high-profile features the new Android TV device will boast. That includes support for 4K streaming.
4K streaming supports 60 frames per second, which Xiaomi notes is two-times faster than other set-top boxes. The Mi Box also supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) content, presumably by supporting HDR10. The Mi Box also ships with a Bluetooth remote control, which supports voice queries. You can say things like, “The latest action movies,” and the search will populate genre-specific titles.
The Mi Box also supports wireless game controllers, Google Cast for streaming content from iOS- or Android-based devices, and a plethora of apps like MLB.tv, Netflix, PLEX, and games as well.
The Mi Box features a quad-core processor under the hood, along with 3+2-core GPU, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage, and support for external storage by way of USB. The set-top box also supports DTS multichannel HD audio encoding, as well as Dolby Digital Plus surround sound.
The Mi Box launches later today from Xiaomi’s official site. Do you plan picking one up?