So you have successfully fought the online war and got yourself the new Xiaomi Mi 4K TV. Congratulations! With its slim design, the Mi TV 4 is undoubtedly one of the best looking smart TVs in the sub Rs 40,000 price bracket.Contents1. Use the phone as a remote control2. Load a third-party App Store3. Clear cache4. Cast your phone screen with LocalCast5. Take screenshots on Android TV6. Choose the sound quality7. Enable adaptive brightness8. Connect Bluetooth9 headsets and controllers. Wallpapers and Screensavers Come on, grab 'em all!
If you're looking for ways to get the most out of this smart TV, you're in luck.
We at Guiding Tech have scoured every nook and cranny of the new Mi TV and compiled a short list of tips and tricks to improve your Smart TV experience.Also View :Top 9 must-have apps for Android TV
The Mi TV comes with a handy Bluetooth remote. However, if you wish, you can also use your Android smartphone as a remote control.
The good news is that your phone doesn't necessarily need an IR blaster. All you have to do is make sure the TV and phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Mi Remote Controller app is available on Google Play Store. Plus, using it is as easy as 1-2-3. After the app installation is complete, the TV will automatically detect the phone. After that, it's just a matter of a few swipes to get everything at your fingertips.
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Content on apps – that's the mantra of Xiaomi Mi TV.
Yes, this smart TV does not allow you to download apps directly. Moreover, it also does not have its own app store. So if you are looking for more apps and content, don't worry. We have an interesting workaround.
The Mi TV lets you load apps onto the TV so you can have all your favorite apps under one roof. All you need to do is enable the Allow Unknown Sources setting, then upload the .apk files, just like you would on your Android phone.Note :Make sure to install apps only from trusted sources. Neither we nor Xiaomi will be responsible for any issues caused by malicious apps.
The Mi TV comes with a nifty TV management app, which lets you see storage and memory usage. Similar to the security app found in Xiaomi phones, this one also lets you clear app cache and boost memory.
The TV Manager app can be found under My Apps, and we recommend emptying the Trash at least once a month.
What else? You can enable the Auto Cleanup option, which would purge the Recycle Bin whenever it reaches a certain limit.
Even though the Mi TV doesn't come with built-in Chromecast support, the LocalCast for Chromecast app helps you cast content from your phone to the TV.
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All you have to do is get the app on your Android. Meanwhile, activate the DLNA service on the TV. Once done, run the scan on your phone and select Mi TV as the media renderer. Once done, simply open the video of your choice and the content will stream instantly to your TV.To learn more about this process, check out our in-depth article on how to easily stream and mirror videos from Android to Xiaomi Mi TV.
Mi Remote makes it super easy to take screenshots of your TV screen. All you have to do is press the Screenshot icon (second from the left) and the same will be captured at that exact moment.
What else? The screenshot would be stored in the phone gallery. Speaking of screenshots, here are 7 cool Android apps to help you take better screenshots.
This TV allows you to customize the sound quality to your preference. Head to the sound settings and choose one of the preset sound settings that best suits your ears.
There are several options to choose from and based on this, the equalizer settings will change. Unfortunately, you don't have the option to manually adjust the equalizer.Fun fact :Did you know you can set a 15 or 120 second timer for the TV to turn off?
Your TV is smart, which means the backlight can adjust very well according to the content on the screen. Cool, right? Head into display settings and enable the adaptive backlight switch.
However, the TV doesn't come with a standard preset for brightness and contrast control, so you'll have to tweak the settings a bit to get to the sweet spot.
Similar to new-age smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi TV sports a Blue Light filter. Called Eye Protection, this limits the blue rays emanating from the TV.Since excessive blue light is known to disrupt sleep cycles, we recommend enabling this feature if you are used to watching TV late at night.
ICYMI, your new Android TV can also be used as a gaming platform. Yes, you heard that right! Imagine playing a racing game on such a big screen. To turn your TV into a cool gaming machine, connect your game controller via Bluetooth.Fun fact :The Amkette Evo Pad 2 comes with a mouse mode, allowing you to use the controller as an air mouse.
Similarly, you can also connect your Bluetooth headsets to this TV. This is particularly useful as the TV does not have a 3.5mm audio jack.
All you need to do is navigate to the Device and Bluetooth Settings page and tap on the Discover Bluetooth Devices option. All visible devices will appear below.
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Last but not the least, you can also choose a cool wallpaper as your TV background. Just go to general settings and choose the best wallpaper.
What else? Depending on your preference, you can also choose the screen timeout.
Here is! This is how you can get the most out of your new Xiaomi Mi TV. Be sure to use them all, and in doing so, learn your own set of tips and tricks.