Android TV-powered Xiaomi Mi Box officially headed to the US with 4K HDR support


Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV US 4

Yesterday, Xiaomi’s Hugo Barra released a few teasers hinting that the Chinese manufacturer would be unveiling some sort of new Android TV-powered set top box at Google IO. Sure enough, the Mi Box is now official. If you’re experiencing a little déjà vu, that’s probably because Xiaomi already released a Mi Box in China. Of course, that version was running a full version of Android with MIUI’s heavy TV UI on top.

This new version of the Mi Box — officially making its way to the US later this year — runs Android TV and brings some some of the most powerful hardware features we’ve seen yet in an Android TV set top box. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • 60fps 4K video decoding
  • HDR10 and HDMI 2.0a support
  • Dolby Digital Plus + DTS surround sound
  • Bluetooth voice remote
  • USB port for additional storage
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi

There’s also an optional Mi Game Controller for a console-like gaming experience and while pricing was never mentioned, Xiaomi is the king at offering high-end hardware at rock bottom low prices. No word on an exactly when the Mi Box will launch — or it it’ll also be making its way to Europe — but we’re sure to learn more in the weeks to follow. As always, we’ll keep you updated.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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