Android TV boxes don’t get the same attention as smartphones get. But, now Xiaomi has done it. One of the most popular Android TV boxes called the Xiaomi Mi Box S has now finally received the stable version of Android 9 Pie today. Now, it looks like the beta program is over and the stable update has started.
Mi Box S has similar internal hardware as its predecessor. It has a Google Assistant-controlled voice remote for playing your favorite TV shows and movies handsfree.
Android 9 Pie doesn’t bring many changes in a cosmetic way. The UI is the same as it was on Oreo. But, it includes some key upgrades like official Prime Video support.
The Android TV Guide twitter account tweeted that according to Reddit post the Xiaomi Mi Box S first Android TV 9 (Pie) has released.
The @Xiaomi Mi Box S first #AndroidTV 9 (Pie) Beta is out according to this Reddit post.
And it finally brings official support for the Amazon @PrimeVideo app that is now pre-loaded.https://t.co/3y23a4IntT
— Android TV Guide (@androidtv_rumor) November 4, 2019
You can upgrade your Android system to Android 9.0. It will give you a better operating system, high-speed performance, and also an increased anti-virus security system. The device will reboot several times to apply the update. Please do not shut down your device when the system is getting updated.
The stable Android 9 Pie update for Xiaomi Mi Box S will have the Amazon Prime app pre-installed. It will also give some popular streaming services after the update of Mi Box S. Such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Now, YouTube, and the newly added Disney+ app also you get.
Some of the Mi Box will get the exclusive features which will include the support for reading and writing over USB. There will be a new settings menu user interface which is similar to other Pie devices. The USB audio, new UI for volume keys, a screenshot shortcut will also be there.
To download Mi Box S Android 9 Pie stable OTA update:
The stable Android 9 Pie beta OTA update zips for the Xiaomi Mi Box S is mentioned below. There is full firmware (or full OTA update). You can manually install the new OTA zip via recovery method listed below. The OTA will come in a huge package of 625 MB in size.
Download Android 9 Pie for Mi Box S:
- Device: Xiaomi Mi Box S
- Channel: Global Stable
- Version: 2231
- Android: 9
- Type: OTA
- Download: Link
Hello, I have a Mi box 4s Max china version. How do i install android 9 on it? Or is this only for the S model?