Xiaomi Mi Box price in the United States
The latest streaming box is suddenly here. An unsuspecting Walmart shopper was casually strolling down the mega-store hallways when he saw a couple of Xiaomi’s Mi Box devices in the tech section despite the company not having announced the release date or pricing yet.
The Chinese electronics company is one of the largest in the world, at one point claiming the top spot as the primary electronics retailer in Asia, where it competes against other Asian giants like Samsung and Huawei. Xiaomi is one of the world’s top five smartphone manufacturers.
The Xiaomi Mi Box is the company’s first venture into the streaming field, announcing the round-edged set-top box with Android TV support earlier this year. The device is currently available in China exclusively, with official release date and pricing yet to be announced despite the $69 price tag it had on Walmart.
— George Garrett (@garrettdotcom) September 23, 2016
Knowledgeable enough not to miss out on an opportunity like that, George Garrett acquired the Xiaomi Mi Box after confirming the offer was legitimate.
The streaming box comes in a beautiful orange packing and comes with several offers for channels and subscription services like Netflix, VUDU, and more. Inside the box, there is a power adapter, an HDMI cable, and a remote control with voice search support. The Mi Box itself comes protected by a soft padding.
To contrast Android TV players, Garrett has Google’s Nexus Player readily at hand. They are both plastic devices, but the Mi Box by Xiaomi is a square with round edges instead of a circle as the official Google device. The Mi Box has an auxiliary jack, a USB port, an HDMI port, and the power adapter entry.
Xiaomi’s TV Mi Box’s channel package and apps
Xiaomi’s Mi Box runs on Android 6.0.1 and boots up rather quickly. In the unboxing video, Garrett takes around five minutes. Once finished, the interface shows a home screen that includes Mi Box Recommendations, pre-loaded apps, channels, and more.
CBS Sports, HBO NOW, WATCH ESPN, Red Bull TV, Sling TV, VUDU, Netflix, and other services are among the streaming options in stock on the Mi Box. With the purchase of Xiaomi’s set-top box, users also get a free Pandora trial for three months.
If the Xiaomi Mi Box sales for the reported price of $69 upon official launch, it will place the streaming device as one of the most competitive ones of its kind against renowned forces like Amazon’s Fire TV and the Apple TV.