Hugo Barra, former Googler and current global VP for Xiaomi, confirmed that Xiaomi's Mi Box is now available for online purchase for $69.
The Mi Box will be the first Xiaomi product to be sold on Mi.com, Walmart.com and Walmart stores across the U.S.
Mi Box is an Android-based streaming media player powered by a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor and 2GB RAM. It offers 4K support at 60 frames per second, support for the latest HDR10 standard ( to be enabled from Android N onwards), Google voice search and Google Cast.
Thanks to Android TV, Mi Box comes with movies and shows from streaming apps including Netflix, HBO, Showtime and VUDU, as well as games from Google Play. Mi Box is also offering users access to live TV channels including ESPN, CNN and Disney without a cable subscription through Sling TV.
Mi Box supports Microsoft's hardware-based DRM technology PlayReady 3.0, which protects 4K and HDR content. It is equipped with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali 450 GPU, as well as 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB eMMC flash. Users can also add additional storage to Mi Box via USB. Mi Box also delivers rich audio with Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround Sound.
The Mi Box also comes with a Bluetooth remote control that supports voice search and commands.
Color: BlackOutput Resolution: Up to 4K 60fpsProcessor: Quad-core Cortex-A53 2.0GHzGPU: Mali 450 750MHzRAM: 2GB DDR3Flash: 8GB eMMCSystem: Android TV 6.0Security: Widevine L1 + PlayReady 3.0Wireless connectivity
- Length: 101mmWidth: 101mmThickness: 19.5mm
- Weight: 176.5g (+/- 1g)
- Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0/3.0
- VP9 Profile-2 up to 4K x 2K @ 60fpsH.265 HEVC MP-10 at L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 60fpsH.264 AVC HPat L5.1, up to 4K x 2K at 30fpsH.264 MVC, up to 1080P at 60fps
- Supports HDR10/HLG HDR processing (software upgrade required)
- DTS 2.0+ Digital Out, Dolby Digital Plus
- Up to 7.1 pass through
- HDMI: HDMI 2.0a x 1 port (HDCP 2.2)USB: USB 2.0 x 1 portAV: SPDIF Out / 3.5mm audio output x 1 port
- Power: 1 port