The “new” Xiaomi Mi Box S has been announced. The Mi Box S is “new” on the market, but the housing and design is known from the Xiaomi Mi Box 4. In addition, the Xiaomi Mi Box S is currently available only to the US market. Now the Xiaomi Mi Box S is available on pre-order for $59.99 at Walmart (10/09/2018 – 10/19/2018).
The Mi Box S at the moment does not bring much novelty compared to the International Version Mi Box which of course we recommend you. As we mentioned, the design is the same as the Xiaomi Mi Box 4. The Mi Box S runs on Android TV 8.1 (soon there will be an update to the Android TV 9.0 version). 4K Ultra HD Streaming Media Player has all the features we know from Mi Box – voice search, voice control, Google Assistant, Chromecast, Dolby Audio and DTS. The Android TV (8.1) which displays applications, videos, games (based on Google recommendations) in rows is easy to navigate and transparent.
Noteworthy is bluetooth remote control with voice feature. It has more buttons and are colored. Google Assistant mic button (colorful!), new LIVE button, and that new red Netflix button. Now you can quickly get to your favorite movies on Netflix. In addition to Netflix, we also find other streaming services: Vudu, YouTube, HBONOW, Google Play Movies, Google Play Music, ESPN, Sling Television, Spotify, ShowTime, and STARZ.
The Xiaomi Mi Box S is powered by Amlogic S905-H or Amlogic S905L Cortex-A53 Quad-core 64bit, Mali-450 GPU, 2GB RAM DDR3 and 8GB eMMC. Mi Box S supports WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz and Bluetooth 4.2. Android TV Box comes with interfaces: HDMI 2.0a port, USB2.0 port, DC port, Audio Out port.
If you have not bought an earlier version of the Mi Box, this is the best opportunity to do it now. As we mentioned earlier, Mi Box S now is available at Walmart for $59.99 (pre-order). Will Mi Box S be also available in other countries and in this version, it’s hard to say. At the moment, buyers and users from the US are happy.