We haven’t seen a ton of new Android TV boxes lately, but today that’s precisely what Xiaomi has unveiled.
The Xiaomi Mi Box S features Android TV based on Android 8.1. It offers 4K Ultra HD and HDR video along with Dolby and DTS audio support. Also built-in are both Google Assistant and Chromecast, and the included remote even offers an Assistant button to let you easily search for content or control your smart home devices using your voice.
Packed into Xiaomi’s new set-top box is a quad-core Cortex-A53 processor paired with a Mali-450 GPU and 2GB of RAM. There’s also 8GB of storage built into the Mi Box S along with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2. When it comes to ports, the Xiaomi Mi Box S offers HDMI 2.0a, USB 2.0, and audio out.
As mentioned before, it’s not often we see a new Android TV box, so it’s nice to see Xiaomi follow up 2016′s Mi Box with an updated model. If the Xiaomi Mi Box S interests you, you can pre-order one right now from Walmart for $59.99, and it’ll be available starting November 7th.