With the introduction of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other online streaming services; watching movies, videos, and podcasts on big screen TV from the internet has become a fascinating trend nowadays. Amazon Firestick 4k and Xiaomi Android Box are currently among the best streaming device for the big screen with ultra HD picture quality. So, which one to go for? Let’s look into details.
Amazon Fire Stick 4k is a lightweight portable plastic streaming device that comes with a Fire Stick 4k Dongle, a micro-USB cable, HDMI extender, 2-pin charger, a remote and two AAA batteries with an arrow sign on the dongle.
Xiaomi Android Box has got a stylish and sleek design featuring a square box having curved edges with Mi logo on top. The back portion of the device has the ports while the front part features the white soft LED sensors. It comes with a circular remote with controls and Volume rocker running along with AAA batteries.
Winner:- Both are great but, if you favor compact size, Amazon Firestick 4k best the set-top box design of Xiaomi Android box. Here you have to take your decision. You can check this guide to get an idea about Android TV Box and Amazon Fire TV Stick.
In Amazon Fire Stick 4k, you need to plug the Fire Stick 4k into the TV HDMI port and by plugging it to the USB power source. It comes with an additional HDMI extender for the smart TVs whose HDMI port doesn’t fit with Firestick 4k port. The wall adapter power source is not required if your TV is powerful enough to charge Amazon Firestick 4k. It supports Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac with a powerful performance.
Xiaomi Android Box has comparatively easy connectivity to all Android TV than Firestick. You can easily locate the USB port connecting to flash drive, the HDMI port, power port, and audio port at the back of the device. Just connect the HDMI port to your Android or smart TV and the power port to the power outlet for connecting it to your TV. It supports Bluetooth 4.0/3.0 and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi.
Winner:- Xiaomi Android Box
Amazon Fire Stick 4k runs on 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor with 8GB storage space. It supports brilliant Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos sound quality with HDR, HDR-10, HLG, and HDe-10+ resolutions. The powerful performance is further enhanced by Alexa remote support.
Xiaomi Android box runs on 2.0 GHz Quad Core processor with 8GB storage space. It supports powerful video decoder supporting 60 frames per second offering up to 4k video resolution (HLG HDR, HDR 10) quality on software upgradation. The performance is further enhanced by the Google Assistant remote support.
Winner:- Amazon Fire Stick 4k beats here in terms of Alexa’s outstanding performance compared to Google Assistant.
- App Support
Amazon Fire Stick 4k supports more than 10,000 channels and applications offering users to view more than 500,000 movies and TV series from all major streaming service like Netflix, Prime Hulu, HBO, NBC, Showtime, etc.
Xiaomi Android box comparatively has a lesser collection of apps as Firestick but supports all major streaming service on the big screen like Netflix, Vudu, Sling TV, Youtube, Fandango Now and many more. Some great list of streaming apps are listed here.
Winner:- Amazon Fire Stick 4k
Amazon Fire Stick 4k: – Rs. 5,999
Xiaomi Android Box: – Rs. 7,199
Winner:- Amazon Fire Stick
If you are more into the Android environment and its user-friendly features, go for Xiaomi Android Box, but, if you are into unlimited video streaming service, Amazon Firestick 4k is the best choice. However, when it comes to hardware, few Android TV Boxes are leading.