Owning a smart TV is almost an essential in the twenty-first century. Streaming has overtaken broadcast. If you want to keep up, you need to stream. There are a few ways to do that. Buying a smart TV is one but opting for a streaming box like the Xiaomi TV Box S (2nd Gen) is arguably a better idea.
Smart TVs, particularly in the lower end of the price bracket, have a limited shelf life. Operating systems and apps don’t keep up with the pace of technology and suddenly, your connected hardware remains connected but doesn’t do the other things you’d like it to do. The solution? A Xiaomi TV Box S (2nd Gen) and its superior software support. Why superior? Because the original Xiaomi TV Box S is still getting software updates.
Choose your OS
Of course, you don’t need to be using obsolete tech to want to upgrade your TV to a preferred interface. The Xiaomi TV Box S (2nd Gen) lets you choose between what you have and what you want. What you want is a slick, organised Google TV-based operating system that lets you customise what you need to and also intelligently predicts what you might want to watch next.
There’s more to choose than just the look and feel of your OS. Xiaomi’s hardware offers users a balanced blend of features and power. The TV Box S (2nd Gen) supports Dolby Vision and Dolby audio, 4K video playback, and a whole host of Google features. The Nest ecosystem plays nicely, there’s integrated Chromecast support, and there’s full Google TV and app store support.
Stick to what you know
The Xiaomi TV Box S (2nd Gen) is a fully-featured solution, comprising excellent hardware and a range of functions designed to keep you connected and streaming. But sometimes you don’t want to go big. Just a little nudge is enough. That’s where the Xiaomi TV Stick comes in. Just connect it to your TV’s HDMI port, connect the accompanying USB cable to a supported power source (the power brick will do nicely) and you’ll convert even the simplest of TVs into a powerful streaming machine.
A simple TV remote, with basic navigation options, dedicated buttons for Netflix and Prime Video, and an option to enable voice control make the TV Stick a versatile, portable gadget that travels easily from house to house. It’s one way to get around Netflix’s recent trend of password crackdowns, isn’t it?
The choice is yours
Whether you want a solid entertainment hub with long-term software compatibility, an excellent selection of hardware and software support, IR and voice control, and smart home capability, or just a plug-in, easy to utilise solution, Xiaomi’s range of technology has the device you need to meet your needs.
Whether it’s the Xiaomi TV Box S (2nd Gen) (R1,199) or the Xiaomi TV Stick (R949), you can grab them from a wide selection of partners, including Takealot, Incredible Connection, HiFi Corporation, Game, or Makro.