As YouTube TV announced this week it has finally added support for Xiaomi’s Android TV-powered Mi Box. Marking the end of a fairly long chapter in providing support to one of the very few Android TV boxes out there.
While it is still unclear why the Xiaomi Mi Box has taken so long in gaining YouTube TV support, it is clear that providing that support has proven to be an issue. YouTube TV, in general, is still largely considered to be in a beta stage of deployment and so it would be expected that in some areas, or on some devices, the service and/or app would not be available. Though, when YouTube first announced the availability of the dedicated Android TV app it did so along with the general premise that it will work on all Android TV devices, not just those in box form but also TV sets powered by Android TV. While the original announcement made no specific reference to the lack of support for the Mi Box, as soon as the app did become available via the Google Play Store it became clear the Mi Box was not capable of downloading the app, or properly running if the app was sideloaded. This was back at the very beginning of November, 2017, and since then there had been no firm word on when support would arrive outside of the YouTube team explaining Mi Box support was “still in the works.”
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