Xiaomi Mi Box Update – Sling TV Free Trial

Users of Xiaomi’s Mi Box seem to have found a software update waiting. The patch, 500 MB in size, seems to omit any sort of helpful changelog. Some Redditors have found only a single change. Once updated, users will receive a dialog that invites them to a very brief free trial of Sling TV, a cordcutting service that is included on the device.

While a nice surprise for owners, it seems like a rather large patch for just this change. It’s likely that other changes were in the underlying architecture with bug fixes and performance improvements. Perhaps Xiaomi will release a detailed changelog in the coming days.

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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  • rick

    I can only suggest people steer clear of this box until Xiaomi can issue a clear fix for the Netflix playback issues several people are experiencing. Either that or be in a good position to return yours when netflix doesn’t work.

    • DoctorBR

      Netflix’s Mi Box (MDZ-16-AB) requires HDCP 2.2 … just that!

      • rick

        And where does that leave us who aren’t trying to stream 4k. Netflix doesn’t work period on the MDZ-16-AB for several owners,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, at ANY resolution.