Google officially unveiled the Mi Box with Android TV at Google I/O back in May. Xiaomi has finally launched its Mi Box Android TV set-top box in the U.S.
The Mi Box comes with movies and popular shows from hit streaming apps such as Netflix, HBO, Showtime, VUDU and games from Google Play. The Mi Box also offers users easy access to live TV channels including ESPN, CNN and Disney.
"We are thrilled to bring Mi Box to our fans in the U.S. in collaboration with Google. This is a significant milestone for Xiaomi, as it is our first opportunity to demonstrate to consumers here in America the power of what makes Xiaomi extraordinary: our promise of innovation for everyone. We believe everyone is entitled to benefit from technological breakthroughs, and Mi Box is a reflection of that belief: an incredible entertainment experience at an unprecedented price of $69, less than the cost of a single night out for two," Hugo Barra, vice president of Xiaomi Global, said.
The Mi Box is equipped with a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali 450 GPU, as well as a 2GB DDR3 RAM and 8GB eMMC flash, and offers powerful performance for the perfect streaming and gaming experience. With Dolby Digital Plus and DTS Surround Sound, the Mi Box delivers rich audio experience straight from your living room. With the voice feature, you can also change channels, launch apps, or search the interview just by using your voice.
The Mi Box can be bought online through Mi.com, and will also be available for purchase in-store and online through Walmart later this month.