FCC confirms that the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is headed to the US and the EU
Rumours about the Mi TV Stick have rumbling along for a while now. First outed in April, Gearbest listed the device on its eCommerce platform in May, which Xiaomi then followed by teasing the device at an event in the same month. Since then, it has emerged that Xiaomi will release 1080p and 4K editions of the Mi TV Stick, the former of which Google has also recently certified.
Now, the FCC has confirmed that Xiaomi will be releasing the Mi TV Stick in the US. Brought to our attention by Liliputing, the agency tested the device earlier this year. However, it only published its first wave of documents yesterday. The Mi TV Stick has been assigned the FCC ID 2AIMRMITVMDZ24AA, the documents for which you can read here.
According to several documents, the Mi TV Stick has also been given the model number MDZ-24-AA in the US. Additionally, the Mi TV Stick will support 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, along with Bluetooth and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). Incidentally, the documentation confirms that the device will run on 5.0 V/ 1.0 A and will come bundled with a remote.
The FCC has offered a clear look at the Mi TV Stick too. The device will have a two-tone finish and will essentially look like an Amazon Fire TV Stick. The picture below also contains a CE marking, which means that Xiaomi plans to release the Mi TV Stick in the European Economic Area (EEA). This is in line with previous leaks. The FCC has not offered any hints of a release date or any other details. However, its confidentiality agreement with Xiaomi expires on September 14, 2020, so the device should hit the shelves before then.