Google Chromecast vs Xiaomi Mi TV Stick: We explain which one to choose

Despite the changes that have been implemented with the arrival of intelligent systems and changes in the consumption of movies or series through streaming platforms, not everyone is willing to make the jump to smart TVs. Multimedia players are largely responsible for this, with Google Chromecast and Xiaomi TV Stick (courtesy of Amazon Fire TV) being prime examples. Compared to this, We are going to face both models To know which one to choose depends on the case.

Technical details

Google Chromecast HD

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick

Output resolution

Up to 1080@60 FPS

Up to 1080@60 FPS

Processor and RAM

Quad-core Cortex-A53
Mali 450 GPU
1 GB


8 GB

Dimensions and weight

162.5 x 61 x 12.5 mm; 55 grams

92,4 x 30,2 x 15,2 mm
28.5 grams (without regulator)


WiFi 802.11ac (2,4/5 GHz)
Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI and USB Type-C power

Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz/5GHz
Bluetooth 4.2

Micro USB (Power)

operating system

Android TV with Google TV

Android TV 9
Built-in Google Chromecast

Supported video formats

Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, HDR10, HDR10+ y HLGDR10, HDR10+, HLG, H.265, H.264 y VP9



Dolby Atmos

DTS, Dolby


Remote control with voice control

Remote control with voice control

Google TV Chromecast Con (HD)

Google TV Chromecast Con (HD)

*Some prices may have changed since last review

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick

*Some prices may have changed since last review

Fire TV vs Xiaomi TV Stick Comparison Category wise


Xiaomi Mi TV Stick
Xiaomi Mi TV Stick

Although both devices are small in size to fit in tight spaces, the position of the television must be taken into consideration. And the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick model is a dongle format that connects directly to HDMI, but if the port is arranged horizontally and connected to the wall, you may have difficulty connecting it.

The Google model, for its part, has one Integrated flexible cableWhich gives you more room to manipulate your position.

Image resolution and audio format

We hardly find any difference in this sense, as both are capable of playing content in Full HD at 1080p and 60 FPS, showing a quality and fluid image.

Google Operating System
Google Operating System

Google Drive is compatible with AV1 codec for a better video experience. It’s about a Codecs that offer better video compression H.265 (which the Xiaomi TV Stick has), so in principle we could get an improvement on YouTube videos, for example.

In terms of sound, both have similar standards for offering quality audio. Both Xiaomi TV Sitck and Chromecast models have Dolby Atmos support for high quality, surround sound.

Operating System: Technical Tie

If in other categories we find some difference, however small it may be, nothing can be highlighted. And there are two multimedia player interfaces Android TVSo they share an operating system.

However, time UpdateUndoubtedly, the Google model will receive the arrival of the new version of this system soon and for a long time, the simple fact that the device was born from the North American company. You have to take more care of things at home.

Connections and connections

At the connectivity level, the two devices have the same thing, which is an HDMI output, a USB port, and the necessary input for the power cable.

In terms of wireless connectivity, there are both Dual-band 802.11 WiFi and BluetoothAlthough Xiaomi wins the model, it has advanced slightly with version 4.2 compared to Google’s 4.1.



The remote controls of both devices, although they are very similar, differ slightly in design, with the Xiaomi TV Stick’s more rectangular format compared to the round and “peel” format of the Google Chromecast. Effectively, these are controls that present fewer options than the Amazon Fire TV Stick when it comes to accessing streaming platforms. Xiaomi Player, in addition to including a button for Google Assistant, adds access to Netflix and Prime Video, Disney+ and Amazon Music leave the options behind.

Almost the same thing happens with the Chromecast remote control, which is also short on accessibility on these platforms. Both the basic and 4K models only have buttons for Netflix and YouTube, as well as access to Google Assistant. So the Fire TV remote wins in this regard.

Why Choose Google Chromecast?

Why Choose Google Chromecast?
Why Choose Google Chromecast?

  • Although both have Android TV, it receives updates faster and longer
  • It has better compression for YouTube videos

Google TV Chromecast Con (HD)

Google TV Chromecast Con (HD)

*Some prices may have changed since last review

Why Choose Xiaomi TV Stick?

Xiaomi TV Stick
Xiaomi TV Stick

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick

*Some prices may have changed since last review

  • It integrates a slightly higher Bluetooth version which facilitates efficient connection of other devices

Now that you know the difference between specifications and your budget, which will you choose?

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