Xiaomi Mi TV stick: Overview
Xiaomi launched the Xiaomi Mi TV stick in July 2020, which is just a few days ago. It is a small TV stick, which you can plug into any TV. You can even power it from that display. Xiaomi launched the stick for the very-budget friendly price of AED190.00 in Dubai, UAE. It runs Android TV and supports the Google Assistance also. You get a simple remote to control the functionality of the tv stick.
The stick itself is pretty simple. You can use a Type-A to the micro USB connector cable to power up the stick. You get a travel adapter for easy use whenever you are traveling, and the display doesn’t have USB support.
The remote is pretty-slick and slim. It has dedicated buttons for Netflix and Google Prime on top of volume rockers. The buttons on the remote include a HOME button, application, and a back button just above the dedicated buttons. You can efficiently use the touch-sensitive buttons for selecting and navigating. Dedicated google assistance and power buttons wrap up the remote design.
You need dual triple-A batteries to power the remote. [Xiaomi POCO F2 Pro]
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick has a quad-core Cortex A53 processor with an 8 GB storage and 1 GB RAM. You do not get any card slot for expanding the storage capacity of the RAM. It features an HDMI for connecting the display and a micro-USB for powering up. The TV stick integrates Mail 450 GPU, which allows you to enjoy 1080p videos with a 60Hz refresh rate.
The device has Bluetooth 4.2 as a secondary connectivity option. You can use either a nouse or any controller that has Bluetooth connectivity to control the TV functionality. You get a WiFi that supports a dual-band, which means faster rates of data transmission. You will have a great experience in online streaming.
Xiaomi has cooperated with Google for Google Assistance. You can watch online streams at 1080P UHD. Netflix and Amazon Prime are the most popular streaming services featured on the device. You can go to the Play Store for Android TV and download applications of your choice. There is an option to download games from a specially designed game store by Google.
The faster WiFi allows you to enjoy any online stream faster. You can download your shows and watch them whenever you want to. WiFi connectivity is the most essential part of running the Xiaomi Mi TV stick. Not only the amazing display quality but also the sound output pretty-amazing. The use of DOLBY and DTS support on the sound system enhances the overall TV experience.
Xiaomi has topped its level of TV sticks with additional gaming features. Now you can use your game controllers to play games on the larger display. To be honest, the gaming feature of the Stick is decent, not very good. Xiaomi has tried a new feature and has become successful to some extent. You can enjoy small-spec games like beach-buggy and other low-quality games.
You can see the gaming factor requires large capacity RAM and higher specs on the GPU. The Mi TV stick doesn’t have all those specifications. There is no proper cooling system in the device, which lets easy and fast heating while playing games.
What to expect?
You can enjoy 1080p video quality at a faster speed of WiFi connection. It is supposed to provide you continuous UHD watching experience, which it does quite well. There is no 4K option for the device. Xiaomi will launch the 4K version too, but not soon.
Do not expect for high-end gaming from the device. You are paying just AED190.00 for this device. It is a very very good deal indeed.