Will today’s generation even recognise the old fat CRT televisions? Will they believe that those fat boxes were the televisions back in the day? Yes, we have come a long way. Thanks to technology, every possible device has been shrinking. It’s smaller, thinner, cheaper than ever before. And here’s where the MI TV 4C Pro enters – creating a disruption in the affordable TV market.
As per the current market, the MI TV 4C Pro is the most reasonably priced Android TV available. This was not the case 5 to 10 years back where Smart TVs used to cost a lot, which only made it a luxury product. And as technology became much affordable and the competition became fierce, it resulted in MI TV 4C Pro. Coming in at Rs. 14,999, Xiaomi has single-handedly kickstarted the long-dormant TV sector.
Standing at 32 inches, the MI TV 4C Pro (yes, it’s a mouthful) shares a lot of features with its bigger sibling – the MI TV 4A Pro. Xiaomi has partnered with Google, hence enabling them to integrate the Google voice assistant into their TV. The remote also works on Bluetooth rather than the old-school infrared. Also, the remote has minimalistic buttons. One such dedicated button is for the Google assistant. The OS has been built by Xiaomi in collaboration with Google, hence the Patchwall OS is now built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. That means you can download your favourite apps from Google Play store. Android TV enables Google TV services, official YouTube app integration and built-in Chromecast too. You now also get an option to switch between Android Oreo’s OS and the Patchwall OS from the remote.
Powering this Smart Tv is a quad-core processor, that ensures your experience with the OS is smooth and fluid always. At present, the services that run on the Mi TV 4C Pro are Hotstar, Hooq, Voot, Sony Liv, Zee5, Jio Cinema, Alt Balaji, Eros Now, Hungama Play, Sun Nxt, TVF, Viu, Epic On and Flickstree. That is a lot of streaming sources to subscribe to and get your dose of TV shows, movies and videos. Netflix and Amazon Prime aren’t available on Mi TV, not yet though. People at Xiaomi are working hard to get the necessary certifications ready for their TVs to support these streaming sites. If you cannot wait for these streaming services to be available, there’s support for Chromecast and Firestick – so you can get all your content one or the other way!
So, low-priced doesn’t really mean bad! The Mi TV 4C Pro is definitely bang-for-the-buck! Currently, there are many TVs with the ‘smart’ prefix, but Xiaomi’s are the ones who have introduced Android to the affordable Smart TV market. Would you like to buy one this Diwali? Click here!