[dropcap]F[/dropcap]inally, the new Xiaomi TV Stick 4K (version 2021) has appeared on the official Xiaomi website. We wrote about the upcoming new Xiaomi streaming stick at the end of September. New Xiaomi 4K Android TV Stick supports Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, 4K HDR AV1 decoding and more.
After reviewing the officially published specification, we can confirm most of the alleged features.
2021 Xiaomi TV Stick 4K Overview Features
The new Xiaomi’s TV Stick 4K, just like the previous Full HD TV Stick version, is still not a huge device. Measures 106.8 x 29.4 x15.4mm and weighs only 42.8g. So, just like before, this 4K streaming device can be with you all the time without any problems. If you want to stream your favorite content, just stick the streaming stick to your TV. The device is powered via the Micro USB port.
When it comes to design, not much has changed visually. However, on the casing you can see a large XIAOMI inscription.
Xiaomi’s 4K Android TV Stick Features Details
As previously reported, the new 4K Android TV Stick from Xiaomi is powered by the well-known Amlogic S905Y4 SoC. This Quad-core ARM Cortex-A35 processor with 850 MHz ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU supports 4K AV1 decoding up to 4K @60fps. In addition, new Xiaomi’s 4K streaming player is compatibility with HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, Dolby Vision, DTS HD, and Dolby Atmos technologies.
4K streaming device comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB eMMC storage. It is also worth noting that the device runs on Android TV 11, and not, as we have speculated, on Google TV software. Xiaomi’s streaming stick also supports Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0. In contrast to the T-Mobile TVision HUB with Google TV (also with the same SoC), the RJ45 Ethernet port is missing.
The device has a built-in Chromecast and Google Assistant. In addition, it supports other Google services, as well as popular streaming services in 4K UHD, including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+ etc.. The device is certified by Google and Netflix.
Xiaomi 4K Android stick comes with Bluetooth voice remote control with quick access buttons (Google Assistant, Netflix and Prime Video. We expected refreshing voice remote compatible with Google TV / Android TV reference design remote (similar to G10). But we get voice remote with old design.
Availability and price
The Xiaomi’s Android TV Stick 4K does not yet have a price or distribution date. We will let you know if it is available for sale. We expect that the new Xiaomi’s 4K streaming device to be at a similar price to the Realme 4K Smart Google TV device around $60.