We've been helping ourselves and customers make better use of their "smart" TVs. there have been so many changes over the past three years we need to share some of what we've learned.

  1. TV's that were first released before 2016 usually cannot do what is needed on their own. After trying every media player available to us we struggled to find a user friendly device. A simple remote and system that connects easily and plays movies.  
  2. Many customers have complained about the AppleTV device which is often underpowered for real HD streaming and all the services

If you have a Smart TV that was released (ie you bought the latest model) in the past 2 years then you don't need this. If not, you do!

Mi Box UI

Whenever our client has an issue with their TV or media player we've been providing this box as the solution. After selling and installing dozens of Xiaomi Mi Boxes for well over 5 months, everyone loves them. It's now R1450 (incl. VAT). If you're interested watch the review at the bottom...

Package includes device and remote (AAA batteries not included)

Xiaomi MiBox is a Google certified Android media player which simply means that I can watch DSTV now on my big TV :D - Alex

I liked how I could easily connect my parents TV to a USB drive with this device - Bretton

By far the best value, and only official Android TV streaming device at a reasonable price. After having used many android streaming boxes, the Mibox is the only one I’d recommend - Justin

You can attach USB devices like thumb drives and normal external USB drives

The devices are easy to setup:

  • Plug it in to power and HDMI port on TV
  • Connect to wifi
  • Login with Google account
  • Start using default apps (DSTV Now, Netflix, Plex, RedBull TV, Showmax, Spotify and more) or install from a wide selection of available media services

Features

  • Remote is easy to use, features OK Google, and is Bluetooth based
  • Has AC WiFi
  • Comes with Android 6 and upgradeable to Android 8 out the box
  • Supports 4k 60hz with 10bit colour
  • Combo 2.5mm audio/mini optical spdif port
  • Other Bluetooth devices such as keyboards can be paired

Caveats

  • Does NOT natively support Amazon Prime Video
  • Does NOT have an ethernet port, you must use wifi or USB-Ethernet adaptor
  • Only a single USB port

Reviews

AndroidTV review.

Linus Tech Talks Xiaomi Review for Mi Box S (Nov 2018)