Xiaomi has been in the android TV game for a while, and while the market faced a resurgence in the last year or so they don’t want to be left behind now teasing a new addition to their lineup: the Mi TV streaming stick.
Xiaomi has released a few different Android TV devices in the past. The company has 4K televisions with Android TV built-in ranging from 65-inches to 43-inches in size. The company also offers the perhaps more popular Xiaomi Mi Box in Kenya.
Now, the company is teasing a new form factor: a streaming stick.
The Xiaomi Mi TV was a rumor for a while but during an online event, a Xiaomi official showed off an image of the sleek Mi TV stick and a remote (at 27:58 in this video). The remote has a Google Assistant button along with buttons for Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.
Leaks had already stated what to expect in terms of specifications for the upcoming Xiaomi Mi TV stick. It’s a dongle version of the Xiaomi Mi Box S. The Mi TV stick may have an Amlogic S905 Y2 quad-core chip, a Mali-G31 GPU, 2GB of DDR4 RAM, and 8GB of storage. It will apparently ship with Android TV based on Android 9 Pie, DTS-HD audio support, Dolby Stereo Sound, and “High Clarity 4K HDR.” The connector for the dongle is HDMI 2.0.
Knowing Xiaomi, the Mi TV Stick should also be pretty inexpensive