Mi Box S vs Fire stick 4k? (From the US)

Mi Box S vs Fire stick 4k? (From the US)

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Mi box S is currently 40$ on Walmart
Fire stick will be for 25$ on Black Friday
(So both are under 3000 Rs)

1. Is Mi Box worth the extra 15$
Main usage will be playing offline downloaded videos, YouTube (Primary use)

Apart from that, moderate usage of Prime video , Hotstar etc


2. Also, will the USA Mi box work in India without any issues. The Fire stick works fine as per what I have read

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Anything cheap and worth buying from US ? A relative gonna come from them. Suggest please

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1. Mi Box has USB port which the fire stick lacks
But performance wise, it is just ok. Lags often but Kodi works great (H264,H265…)
I am not sure about how fire TV stick is performance wise
So if you are looking for Certified Android then may be Mi Box is worth it for extra 15$. If you only stream then fire stick. If you are looking for Echo+Fire stick+ USB port then fire cube @ 80/90$

2. Region doesn’t matter, it will work just fine (Mi Box). App compatibility is based on your location (via the internet connection you use) + default country of your Google account

Personally I’m planning to get the Nvidia shield (compact version with an SD card slot) if the BF price will be 99$

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getready wrote:

1. Mi Box has USB port which the fire stick lacks
But performance wise, it is just ok. Lags often but Kodi works great (H264,H265…)
I am not sure about how fire TV stick is performance wise
So if you are looking for Certified Android then may be Mi Box is worth it for extra 15$. If you only stream then fire stick. If you are looking for Echo+Fire stick+ USB port then fire cube @ 80/90$

2. Region doesn’t matter, it will work just fine (Mi Box). App compatibility is based on your location (via the internet connection you use) + default country of your Google account

Personally I’m planning to get the Nvidia shield (compact version with an SD card slot) if the BF price will be 99$

Currently for playing a local video (downloaded on phone)
I have to transfer it to laptop, then connect laptop to TV via HDMI

how easy would it be with the Mi box

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avgn wrote:

Currently for playing a local video (downloaded on phone)
I have to transfer it to laptop, then connect laptop to TV via HDMI

how easy would it be with the Mi box

You can use Chromecast

or get a dual pen drive (USB-C or Micro-USB + USB-A).
Connect to phone – Transfer files – Connect the pendrive to your mi box/TV USB port

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None of these alone will solve the issue of streaming local content . One way to do it is Use miracast and mirror screen but the experience is not great . I have attached HDD to my router and setup a local server . Then the content can be saved in the hdd and be viewed in any device connected to the network . You will of course also need fire stick to stream in tv . But after trying all available options , this the only method that works flawless . If playing locally saved media is the goal , then it’s either this or miracast

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docmayur wrote:

None of these alone will solve the issue of streaming local content . One way to do it is Use miracast and mirror screen but the experience is not great . I have attached HDD to my router and setup a local server . Then the content can be saved in the hdd and be viewed in any device connected to the network . You will of course also need fire stick to stream in tv . But after trying all available options , this the only method that works flawless . If playing locally saved media is the goal , then it’s either this or miracast

What if we just want to do it via the Mobile phone (connected to same wifi network)

No pendrive, no router config, no laptop

What about apps like Allcast?

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Yeah , all cast will work . But i have tried and the experience is not smooth . Same with miracast . Otherwise , copying data on flash drive and playing on tv usb or mi box as someome suggested earlier

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avgn wrote:

Currently for playing a local video (downloaded on phone)
I have to transfer it to laptop, then connect laptop to TV via HDMI

how easy would it be with the Mi box

Bhai use raspberry Pi instead. Simple, a bit expensive but more practical for your needs. 🙂 It’s a single board computer. That too a suggestion only
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