In order to compete against the Google Chromecast and Amazon Fire Stick, Xiaomi is finally here with its Mi TV Stick. The new streaming device recently appeared on EEC European Certification (MDZ-24-AA) which confirmed its presence and imminent launch in Europe. Surprisingly, the device has been made available on two prominent Chinese etailer websites – Gearbest and AliExpress for $133 and $69 respectively.
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick in two different variants separately on Gearbest and Aliexpress. The Gearbest is hosting a 4K HDR Mi TV Stick variant whereas the Aliexpress is a retailing 2K variant.
The listing on Gearbest matches the listing that appeared a few days ago. It is expected to ship between June 29 to Jul 7 and is priced for $133 with 4K resolution support. The quantity information is not available as of now. It features an Amlogic S905 quad-core CPU with a Mali-G31 MP2 GPU coupled with 2GB RAM. There’s an 8GB internal eMMC storage with support for 4K HDR content support, DTS-HD, and Dolby Audio support. In connectivity, you will get a Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C port.
Moreover, you will get a standalone remote with dedicated Amazon Prime and Netflix buttons as rumored a few days ago. It runs on Android 9.0 and supports Google Assitant. It measures 9.50 x 3.50 x 2.00cm in size.
On the other hand, Aliexpress lists another version with 2K resolution for half the price, and the shipping date varies up to July 27. A limited quantity of 50 units is available from the Aliexpress as of now. The downgraded version support 2K HDR content and houses a 1 GB RAM. Other features including the storage, chipset, and connectivity remain the same.
It appears the official announcement is just a matter of a few days as the retailers are reporting to start shipping from the same date. Currently, nothing is yet confirmed by Xiaomi.
Update 21-06-2020 9:00 PM: It also appeared on the dedicated XiaomiSmart store of Xiaomi on Aliexpress for the price of $48.99 – 49.99.