Just after dominating the smartphone sector in India final year, Chinese hardware brand Xiaomi is now likely following couch potatoes throughout the state with its TVs, which enjoy great with cable and satellite established-prime bins.

The intelligent Mi Tv set four arrives with PatchWall, an OS that surfaces content material from the channels accessible through your established-prime box in a modern interface. It also lets you look through content material accessible from various regional streaming associates that Xiaomi has teamed up with.

The enterprise suggests that you’ll find far more than 500,000 hours of exhibits and movies on the system from the likes of Hotstar, Voot, Sony Liv, and TVF, and that eighty p.c of the catalog will be accessible to stream on the internet for free. Plus, PatchWall makes discovery and browsing feasible throughout these and your established-prime box channels through a unified interface and Bluetooth distant manage.

That seems like a handle for the two hundred million households in the state that even now watch Tv set devoid of an web link in India – and use separate fobs for their TVs and established-prime bins. Xiaomi suggests its Tv set will work with 48 main dish-to-dwelling and cable brands.

As for the hardware, the Mi Tv set four, which has been close to because final January, features a 55-inch 4K HDR LED panel which is only four.9mm thick and is surrounded by a hardly-there bezel you’ll also find dual-band Wi-Fi and an ethernet port, as well as 3 HDMI ports and two USB ports. Less than the hood, there’s an Amlogic sixty four-little bit quad-main processor with 2GB RAM and 8GB of onboard storage.

At Rs. forty,000 ($625), it’s also a good little bit more affordable than other 4K intelligent TVs of the identical sizing accessible in India. Amongst the price tag tag, established-prime box connectivity, and the large catalog of content material, it seems like Xiaomi could have a hit on its fingers. The challenge is lies in profitable about customers who are utilised to incumbent brands, which have a larger presence offline in multi-brand appliance stores.

Keep tuned to TNW for our in-depth critique in a couple months.

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