The Chinese technology company's $69 device offers better streaming performance than Apple TV.
(CCM) — Xiaomi's new Mi Box is going toe to toe with Apple TV, Amazon TV, and Roku in the battle for control of America's television sets. The Mi Box, which is priced at just $69, can stream 4K content at an impressive 60 frames per second. That compares favorably with Apple TV, which can only stream 1080p content at a similar frame rate and which costs more than twice as much. The Mi Box is powered by Android TV 6.0, which means that it can support Google Cast. This allows Android users to "cast" movies and other content stored on their mobile devices to their TVs. Also included is a Bluetooth remote control, which is equipped with a microphone. Thanks to built-in voice recognition technology, this remote can be used to perform voice searches through the Mi Box to find content such as movies or YouTube videos.
The Mi Box is powered by a 2 GHz quad-core CPU, a Mali 450 GPU and has 2 GB of RAM. Although it only has 8 GB of internal storage, a USB port allows this to be expanded by plugging in additional storage. The device is available in the U.S. now in Walmart stores and on Mi.com.
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