Thanks to its price, Xiaomi’s Mi Box S is among the best Android TV products, and it’s now getting a big update. Android TV Pie rolls out to the Xiaomi Mi Box S, carrying in Amazon Prime Video.
For some users, this update began rolling out in beta last year, but it’s widely available for everyone at this point. The update to Android Pie, which contains several slight improvements to the user interface of Android TV, including the volume slider and the updated menu Settings.
What’s more significant about this update is it adds Prime Video support. As we have previously explained, Prime Video will only be accessible on Android TV after manufacturers update their devices with support, something that Xiaomi has now done for the Mi Box S. Once users update the mi box, the Prime Video app will appear on the home screen and will be continuously updated through the Play Store.
Notably, the update also has a security patch in tow for November 2019. However, as Android Police spotted, a few users have reported problems with Chromecast since the update.
Update 4/15: Xiaomi had rolled out a stable Android TV Pie update for the Mi Box S back in January when this article was first written but the update was later halted due to problems. A handful of beta updates have been made available to owners of Mi Box S since that time.
As spotted by XDA, the latest update is a stable Android Pie update which is going out with the build number 2604 and weighs in at 625 MB. A Reddit user also took a screenshot of the changelog, which states that it addresses a number of bugs including:
- Chromecast may not function
- Some apps playback freeze
- Special H264 decoding error
- BT audio is not compatible with video
- HDMI compatibility
- Pop sound when STB is not operating in standby
- Gboard mode not working after connecting an external keyboard.
Have an eye out for updates, or check out the Settings tab. If you haven’t purchased a Mi Box S yet because it didn’t have access to Amazon Prime Video, you can do it right now at Walmart for about $60.