Are you bored to watch your LED TV regularly? Want to upgrade with an android TV? Then just, wait a minute before buying a new Android TV. Because we have something for your boring regular android TV that converts it into a Smart TV. Xiaomi, a well-known electronic manufacturing company this time introduces a pocket-friendly smart set-top box in India named Xiaomi MI Box 4K via online lunch event.

Xiaomi MI Box 4K does not just make your TV smarter, it also can be used as an online streaming device through a Wi-Fi connection. As it names this can capable to Play 4k content on your television if it supports. It is a small in size with a dimension of 9.52cm2 along 1.67 cm thickness with weight 148g and available in matt-finished black color. Around the device MI box 4K has one HDMI2.0b, USB2.0, Audio output (3.5mm), and Power Socket.

To connect MI Box 4K with TV is a very simple step –

1. Powering the MI Box 4K through power adopter.

2. Using an HDMI cable (include in the box) to connect between the TV and MI Box through HDMI port.

3. Connect MI Box 4K to your network i.e. Wi-Fi/internet.

4. Now start streaming the content available inbox.

Under the hood, The MI Box 4K is powered by Cortex-A53 Quad-core 64bit CPU @ 2.0 GHz with Mali-450 750MHz GPU with in-build 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB e-MMC storage. This box runs on Android TV 9.0 OS with Build-in Chromecast Ultra and Google Assistant. For using Chromecast Ultra you have to connect your phone and MI Box 4K with the same WI-Fi connection.

 This device will also be cable to Streaming 4K content along with the HDR10 format, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. By using external storage through a given USB port you can play your media files at 4K resolution. MI Box 4K has a 3.5 mm Audio out, as well as Bluetooth 4.2 to connect your headphone or wireless speaker. Xiaomi provides a Bluetooth remote to control the MI Box 4k.

The MI Box 4K includes some popular streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, YouTube, Hungama play, Hoichoi, ABP Live, and other online streaming apps but subscription/charges may be required for certain content. But no PatchWall interface available in the Mi Box 4K which is a build in-app in Xiaomi’s television.

 Only 3,499/-, the price of MI Box 4K available via Flipkart, mi.com, Mi Home store, and MI studio store with some offers.

Subhankar Paul
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Subhankar is an ITC trainer who also focuses on new technology.

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