Xiaomi's TV streaming device gaining popularity in Taiwan

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Taipei, Dec. 12 (CNA) Xiaomi, one of the major smartphone brands in China, has sold more than 15,000 units of its first TV streaming device -- the Mi Box -- in Taiwan after unveiling the gadget in the Taiwan market Nov. 10, the company said Monday.

The sales show that the Mi Box, which uses the Android TV system, has become the best-selling set-top box in Taiwan. The Android TV system is a big-screen operating system launched by Google.

The international version of the Mi Box, with a price tag of NT$1,999 (US$62.74) in the Taiwan market, allows consumers to download entertainment apps from Google Play and to tailor their own TV program lists or run TV games.

The Mi Box supports 4K high-definition images with 60 frames per second (FPS). The higher the FPS, the smoother the motion appears and for high-motion content, ideally, an encoding session of around 60 FPS is most beneficial to viewers.

The device is also equipped with the high dynamic range (HDR) function, which is one of the newest TV feature bullet points, and this function offers vivid contrast, color, and clarity, according to Xiaomi.

The company said that the Mi Box also has Google Cast technology, which allows consumers to cast their favorite entertainment and apps from their phones, tablet computers or laptops straight to their TVs.

(By Jeffery Wu and Frances Huang)
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