Android tv tips

Choose the Sound Quality

This TV lets you customize the sound quality as per your preference. Head over to the sound settings and choose one of the preset sound settings that suit your ears the most. You are given a couple of options to choose from and, based on that, the equalizer settings will change. Unfortunately, you aren't given the option to manually set the equalizer. Fun Fact: Did you know that you can set a 15-second or 120-second timer for the TV to turn off?

Take Screenshots on Android TV

The Mi Remote controller makes it super easy to take screenshots of your TV screen. All you have to do is tap on the Screenshot icon (second from the left) and the same would be captured at that very instance. What's more? The screen grab would be stored in the phone gallery. Speaking of screenshots, here are 7 cool Android apps to help you take better screenshots.

Cast Your Phone Screen With LocalCast

Even though the Mi TV doesn't come with Chromecast built-in support, the LocalCast for Chromecast app helps you cast your phone's content to the TV. Download LocalCast for Chromecast All you have to do is get the app on your Android. Meanwhile, enable the DLNA service on the TV. Once done, start the scan on your phone and select the Mi TV as a media renderer. Having done that, just open any video of your choice and the content will be cast instantly to your TV.

Clear Cache

The Mi TV comes with a nifty TV manager app, which lets you see the storage and memory usage. Similar to the Security app found in Xiaomi phones, this one too lets you clear the app cache and boost the memory. The TV Manager app can be found under My apps, and we recommend that you clear the trash at least once a month. What's more? You can enable the Auto cleanup option, which would purge the trash every time it reaches a certain limit.

Sideload a Third-party App Store

Content over apps — that's the mantra of the Xiaomi Mi TV. Yes, this smart TV doesn't let you download apps directly. Plus, it also doesn't have its own app store. So, if you're on the lookout for more apps and contents, worry not. We have a cool workaround. The Mi TV lets you sideload apps into the TV so that you can have all your favorite apps under one roof. All you have to do is enable the Allow unknown sources setting and then sideload the .apk files, just like you'd do on your Android phone. Note: Make sure to install apps only from trusted sources. Neither us nor Xiaomi will be responsible for any problems caused by malicious apps.

Using the Phone as a Remote

The Mi TV comes with a handy Bluetooth-enabled remote control. However, if you wish, you can also use your Android smartphone as a remote. The good news is that your phone doesn't necessarily need to have an IR blaster. All you need to do is make sure that the TV and the phone are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The Mi Remote controller app is available on Google Play Store. What's more, operating it is as easy as 1-2-3. Once you have finished installing the app, the TV will detect the phone automatically. After that, it's only a matter of a few swipes to get everything at the tip of your finger. Download Mi Remote Controller