Like the range of TVs introduced earlier this year, the Mi LED TVs are powered by Xiaomi’s proprietary interface – PatchWall – customized for the Indian market. Xiaomi promises over 700,000 hours of content across 15 Indian languages, as well as “personalized recommendations with a clean UI.”
However, this time around, PatchWall is built with Android TV (Android 8.1 Oreo) with Google TV services as well as Play Store built-in. This will allow you to get your hands on over 3600 apps and games compatible with TVs. There’s also Chromecast built-in, so you can stream content from your smartphone to the Mi TV, along with Google Voice Search. Of course, the Mi TVs work well with set-top boxes for most services providers in India.
There are more content partners this time around, along with the announcement that Amazon Prime Video will soon make it to the fold.
The new Mi TV portfolio consists of three variants – the difference is mostly in size and resolution – powered by the same Amlogic 64-bit quad-core chipset. There’s Mi LED TV 4 Pro (55-inch, 4K + HDR), the Mi LED TV 4A Pro (49-inch, 1080p Full HD + HDR), and the Mi LED TV 4C Pro (32-inch, 720p HD Ready).
All the variants include 3 HDMI ports and 2 USB ports, and come with the new 12-button Bluetooth remote (an extra button for voice search this time around).
Pricing and Availability
Even though they’ve been hard to get, Xiaomi has sold over 500,000 televisions in India in six months, and claims to be the bestselling smart TV brand in the country.
The top 55-inch variant is priced at 49,999 rupees, the mid-tier 49-inch variant is priced at 29,999 rupees, and the lowest 32-inch variant is priced at 14,999 rupees. Note that this pricing is for an introductory period and will be changed at the end of the festive season in India.
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