The box, which is powered by Google’s Android TV platform, is available now for US$69 (€61) from the Mi.com website and will also go on sale in Walmart this month.
The Mi Box can carry streaming apps including Netflix, HBO, Showtime and Vudu, as well as games from Google Play. It also offers users access to live TV channels such as ESPN, CNN and Disney through Sling TV.
The device offers 4K support at 60 frames per second, support for the latest HDR10 standard, Google voice search and Google Cast technology.
Commenting on the launch, Hugo Barra, vice president, Xiaomi Global, described the US release as a “significant milestone” for Xiaomi. “We are thrilled to bring Mi Box to our fans in the US in collaboration with Google.”
Sascha Prueter, Google’s head of Android TV, said: “The Android TV team is excited to partner with Xiaomi to deliver the Mi Box to the US. With features like voice search and HDR support, the Mi Box takes advantage of the latest Android TV platform innovations.”
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