Xiaomi, China’s popular smartphone brand has just released their own version of the Apple TV called the Xiaomi Box – an Android-based settop box that comes with Apple’s Airplay feature.
The Xiaomi Box runs on a heavily customized Android OS with support for 720p and 1080p video outputs and can stream online video contents from sources like Sohu, PPTV, Tencent, Sina, Funshion, Netease, and iFeng for free. In addition to the Airplay function, it also has DLNA and Miracast so other devices can connect as well. As for the hardware, the Xiaomi Box has a curved polycarbonate body that houses the Cortex-A9 800MHz processor, 1GB of RAM, HDMI Out, Ethernet jack, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Micro-USB port with On-The-Go (OTG) support, and Power Socket. Watch the Xiaomi Box in action in the video below:
The Xiaomi Box will go on sale this December in China with a price tag of 399 Yuan ($64) or approximately Php2,700.