Xiamo has finally release the eagerly awaited Mi TV 4K Android TV box on the shores of the US.  Priced at only $69 and available from the mi.com website and soon in Walmarts around the country, the tiny device could upset the current Streaming Media Industry and more specifically, the the current Android TV market leader, the nVidia Shield.

The tiny box features an 2GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 processor (the processor has been rumored to be the  Amlogic S905X-H) with a 750MHz penta-core Mail 450 GPU. There’s also 2GB of RAM and a measly 8GB of eMMC onboard flash storage; the Mi Box supports expandable storage via the box’s single USB 2.0 port. Connection wise, the Mi Box features an 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz supported; Bluetooth 4.0; and a single HDMI 2.0a port with support for HDCP 2.2.

 

Xiaomi Mi Box and Accessories

 

The Mi Box is shipping with Android TV 6.0 installed and includes a Bluetooth remote control allowing you to hide the box out of sight if you so desire, a HDMI cable, a 100/240V 50/60Hz to 5.2V power supply, and a user’s guide.  Also available is the optional Mi Game controller for those you interested in dabbling in the Android gaming.

The device supports all DRM options to get 1080p and 4K video playback for YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and others that may appear.

Further details can be found on Xiaomi Mi Box page.

 

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