Xiaomi has been a relatively big partner to the Google Android TV platform for the past few years, and today the company is launching another new streaming stick. The “Xiaomi TV Stick 4K” has Android TV 11 and a mid-range price, and it is supposed to go on sale soon.
The Xiaomi TV Stick 4K – the company appears to be ditching the “Mi” branding this time around – is essentially the same device that was launched last year. It has the same streaming stick form factor as last year, with the same microUSB power cable and an integrated HDMI port.
What’s new this year? For one thing, Xiaomi preloads this device with Android TV 11, which is always great. Netflix and Amazon Prime Video certification are also available. Xiaomi also mentions support for both Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision.
Under the hood is an upgraded Amlogic S905Y4 chip, 2GB of RAM, and the same 8GB of storage that has proven to be an issue on Google’s Chromecast. The remote has also been slightly redesigned with a new apps shortcut button and a redesigned Prime Video shortcut.
Pricing on the Xiaomi TV Stick 4K isn’t known at this point, but if it matches older models, it’ll drop about the same price as the Chromecast with Google TV, around $50 (varies by region). Xiaomi TV Stick 4K is now available in the company’s store, but it is not yet on sale.
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