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Xiaomi’s Mi Box gives Android TV lovers their 4K fix, and it’s headed stateside

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Xiaomi s VP teased that the company would have a presence at Google I/O, and, true to his word, the Chinese firm has unveiled a new set-top box bound for U.S. shores.

Voice commands, as on Android TV devices like Asus Nexus Player and Nvidia s Shield TV, are parsed by Google s dedicated search app, and the Mi Box s Cast integration will support the standard library of Chromecast-compatible video, photo, and music apps available on iOS and Android.

The 4K Mi Box will also ship with the newest version of Android, tentatively named Android N. It features picture-in-picture support, APIs for live video recording, and playback of High Dynamic Range content.

In terms of inputs, the 4K Mi Box sports an HDMI outport, a USB port, and an AV port.

At an I/O developer session, Sony announced that Google s operating system will power its 2016 Bravia TV line.

On the set-top box side of things, Sharp s releasing the Net Player.

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