Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022
Xiaomi faces the Chromecast with its new 4K TV Stick

Xiaomi’s latest streaming dongle is very similar to Google’s proposal, which is among the benchmarks in this segment.

Xiaomi continues its adventure in the TV ecosystem and today launches a new dongle, the Xiaomi TV Stick 4D. Launched with Android TV 11 and an affordable price, it should hit the market in the next few weeks.

Those who already have a Mi TV Stick should get their bearings pretty quickly. In general, the device is quite similar to what Xiaomi already offered with its latest version, with the exception of the “Mi” which gives way to the acronym 4K. According to 9to5 Google, it should have exactly the same format and connectivity, that is, a micro-USB cable that handles both power and image.

Fortunately, there are still some news. As mentioned above, this dongle must have Android TV 11 on board for a pleasant browsing experience. It should also be compatible with Netflix and Amazon Prime video streaming services, as well as Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision technologies.

A competitor to Chromecast?

Also according to 9to5Google, the device will have 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. This last figure places it exactly at the level of one of the stars of the segment, the Google Chromecast. Whether this will be enough remains to be seen, knowing that all the apps available on these dongles can sometimes pass this milestone without too much trouble over the course of updates. There is also a very slight redesign of the remote control, inheriting new specialized buttons for various applications. The Amazon Prime Video logo also appears to have been updated.

At this time, the exact price and release date is not yet known. 9to5 Google suggests that it could catch up with the Chromecast with Google TV, which sells for € 70 in France. For those who wish to pay it, it will be necessary to be attentive to the Xiaomi site; the device is already listed and should therefore soon be integrated in the catalog.

This article was translated from this source written by Antoine Gautherie

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