The Xiaomi Mi Box has become in recent times a more than interesting alternative to make smart those televisions that we have at home and that do not have operating systems with apps in which to watch series and movies in streaming. And when we talk about the Chinese, We do it from a brand that usually offers tempting alternatives and at very good prices.
Now a new Mi Box S has just been sighted that, in reality, it would not be so much a new model, with innovative features within the range, but rather a continuous review of an STB (set top box) of which we already had references from previous releases. Specifically, two years ago, 2019, when the last of these Xiaomi Mi Box S.
Few changes before launch
This Xiaomi Mi Box S has been seen going through the US FCC, the certification office that must give the Ok for a product to be marketed on North American soil, and simply seems to adjust a little more the characteristics of that original model. If we look outside, practically nothing has changed, with an identical design in its shapes and dimensions, which remain unchanged.
In the part of the connections, they are also kept the same, something that brands like Apple usually do, with their Apple TV for example, they keep the outside lines without modifying one iota over the years. In the case of Xiaomi, we find the power socket, the HDMI connector, a USB-A port and a discrete audio output in case we want to use some type of specific device that performs Home Cinema tasks. Although with a 3.5mm minijack connection. poor digital quality we can expect.
This Xiaomi Mi Box S will also carry the same chipset, specifically the Amlogic S905X that it has behind it for about five years but that continues to work without problems. However, where important changes are evident is in the remote control where there are three controls that were not there before: on the one hand the update (of the icon) of direct access to the Google assistant and, on the other, the shortcut to start Prime Video (instead of ‘Live’) with a single touch , without having to navigate your Android TV menus. At the moment there is no further information on a possible arrival date or changes that could have been ignored in the FCC so, for the moment, the Chinese are betting on continuity. Sort of, “if something works, why change it?”