Xiaomi Mi TV 4A Series to Be Updated to Android 9 Pie After Early Access Programme

Xiaomi has announced that it will be updating its highly successful Mi TV 4A series to Android 9 Pie, but before that, the company will be introducing an early access programme for the same

Highlights
  • As part of this programme, 50 Mi fans will be chosen who will get access to the update
  • The Mi fans will be able to apply from the Mi forum post

If there is another electronic equipment with which Xiaomi has seen immense success, it is the TVs of the Chinese manufacturer. The Chinese brand introduced affordable TVs in India shortly after seeing a great response on its smartphones, and following on the footsteps of its smartphone success, Xiaomi TVs also saw a great response from Indian buyers. What makes Xiaomi TVs an attraction in the Indian market is the pricing, the software and the quality which Xiaomi is able to deliver. One of the highly successful models from Xiaomi has been the Mi TV 4A which has now been succeeded by the Mi TV 4A Pro. But even with that, Xiaomi is keen on the task of updating its older models, and now Xiaomi has opened gateways to Mi TV Android 9 Pie programme with this new step.

Early Access Programme for Android 9 Pie Based Android TV Update

Some of the models of Mi TV have been put up for update, and these include the 32-inch and 43-inch models of the Mi TV 4A. These models by Xiaomi will be receiving firmware update which will be bringing some important updates to the software on these TVs. Finally, the backend on these TVs will be updated to Android 9 Pie based Android TV on these TVs courtesy of the new updates on these models. For this, the Chinese OEM has just begun rolling out an early access programme for the Android 9 Pie update for the Mi TV 4A series with 50 active Mi fans to be chosen, who will receive the early access to this programme.

Early Access Programme for Mi TV Update Details

The announcement about this new early access programme was made through a forum post on the official Xiaomi community page. Announcing the eligibility of this programme, Xiaomi announced that the participant must own a Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 32-inch or 43-inch variant. Xiaomi also added that interested candidates will be able to apply through the forum post only and that the selected users would be announced on July 20.

It is worth noting that only after an initial period of testing will Xiaomi be rolling out a stable build to the users of the TV series. As per the data available from Xiaomi, approximately 1 million people own Mi TV 4A models. What’s interesting to note about this update is that the TVs will finally get a version upgrade which will bump up the Android version. These TV models will be bumped to Android 9 Pie based Android TV software. This update would bring lot

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