Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh." Ivan covers Big Tech, India, policy, AI, security, platforms, and apps for TNW. That's one heck of a mixed bag. He likes to say "Bleh."
The box was originally launched in the US — under the name Mix Box S — in 2018 with a $60 price tag. Now, it has arrived in India at a significantly discounted price.
The device has Chromecast functionality built-in, so you can directly beam your content through your phone or laptop. Plus, it has a feature-rich remote. So, if you’re holding out for Google’s highly anticipated Chromecast Ultra with a remote, this might do the trick right away.
The #MiBox4K also gives you best in class performance and multiple connectivity options.
You can easily connect:
– A pen drive to it to stream your offline videos on the TV
– Wireless earphones via Bluetooth 4.2.
Aren't these some super cool features, Mi fans?
— Mi India (@XiaomiIndia) May 8, 2020
It has 8GB of internal storage to download apps, but you can also plug in a thumb drive to play your own content.
Xiaomi has priced the Mi Box 4K very smartly in India. Google’s Chromecast Ultra is not currently available in the country, while Amazon’s Fire Stick 4K sells at ₹5,999 ($79.50). So, if you’re looking for a cheap 4K-capable streaming device, this could be the way to go.
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