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How to Set Up Your Mi TV Stick: A Comprehensive Guide

The Mi TV Stick is a device that allows you to watch content from your phone or laptop on your TV. It is a great tool for watching videos and movies on the big screen.

In this article, we will discuss how to set up your Mi TV Stick, how to install apps, and how to use it with other devices.


How to Set Up Your Mi TV Stick

Mi TV Stick has two models: the Standard Edition and the Pro Edition. The difference between them is the number of ports available on their respective models. Both editions offer 4K UHD support, so you can enjoy all your favorite content in crisp detail.

What is Kodi?

Kodi is an open-source media player software that provides a user-friendly interface to easily access and play digital media files from local and network storage media as well as the internet. Kodi is highly customizable with add-ons and skins and supports multiple operating systems including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, IOS, Smart TV, Apple TV, MI Tv, Fire Sticks, Raspberry Pi, Chromebook, And Android TV Box making it a widely accessible multimedia platform.

Step 1: Unbox Your Mi TV Stick

To unbox your Mi TV Stick, you’ll need a screwdriver. Look for the four screws on the back of the box and remove them to open it up. This should provide you with a view of what’s inside:

  • Mi TV Stick
  • Remote control
  • Power adapter
  • HDMI extension cable
  • User manual

Before we proceed, make sure you have all the components listed above.

Step 2: Connect Your Mi TV Stick to Your TV

After unboxing connect your Mi TV Stick to your TV in a few easy steps.

  1. Insert one end of the HDMI extension cable into the HDMI port on your TV.
  2. Connect the other end of the HDMI extension cable to the Mi TV Stick.
  3. Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet and connect it to the Mi TV Stick.

Step 3: Set Up Your Remote Control

After connecting your Mi TV Stick to the HDMI port on your TV. Then you need to set up the remote control that comes with it. Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Insert the batteries (two AAA batteries) into your remote control.
  2. Make sure the Mi TV Stick is powered on.
  3. Press and hold the “Home” button on your remote control for five seconds.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to pair your remote control with your Mi TV Stick.

Step 4: Connect to Wi-Fi

after Set Up Your Remote Control now connects your Mi TV Stick and Wi-Fi together.

  1. Navigate to the “Settings” menu using your remote control.
  2. Select “Network.”
  3. Choose the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
  4. Enter the Wi-Fi password (if required) and click “Connect.”

Step 5: Update Your Mi TV Stick

Once your TV Stick is connected to Wi-Fi, it will automatically check for any available updates. If an update is available, you’ll be prompted to install it. Our software team recommends this as any updates provide better performance and security.

Step 6: Sign In to Your Accounts

Once your Mi stick checks for updates make sure to sign in to your accounts. Here’s how:

  1. Navigate to the app store using your remote control.
  2. Search for the apps you want to download.
  3. Sign in to your accounts (Netflix, Amazon Prime, etc.).
  4. Download your favorite apps and start streaming.

How to watch movies, shows, documentaries, and kids’ content for free on Mi TV Stick?

To watch live TV, live sports, movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ content, and more, install the Kodi app. This application is free and can be used immediately after installation. To install it, follow the instructions below:

  • First, make sure your Mi TV Stick is properly connected to the internet.
  • After connecting with the Internet, open the Google Play Store app (necessary is connected to your Google account).
  • Now type “Kodi” in the top search bar and click on the search button to get the results.
  • In the search result list, click on the Kodi app.
  • Allow the Kodi app to be downloaded and installed on the Mi TV Stick.

You can use the same steps to install other paid streaming apps like Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and others.

How to use an Android phone as a remote control on Mi TV Stick?

One of the main highlights of the Mi TV Stick line is the fact that it allows you to manipulate all content channels through your remote control. But what if the control battery runs out of charge or you can’t find it? Here’s how to prevent this by turning your Android smartphone into a remote control (IR blaster required).

  • Download and install the free “ Mi Remote controller ” app on your cell phone.
  • Once installed, make sure the Mi TV Stick and your phone are on the same WiFi network.
  • Then open the Mi Remote controller app and wait for it to detect the Mi TV Stick.
  • When this happens, you will have the Mi TV Stick listed on the home screen. Click on it and you’re all set.

The Mi Remote controller’s interface is quite simple. At the top, you’ll find a bunch of quick settings for volume, back to home, menu, apps, and smart TV shutdown.


Never pay for cable again! Get a Mi TV Stick and bring streaming content to your home. Just follow the steps laid out in this guide for easy setup. Connecting your Mi TV Stick to the internet is easy with set-up and a user-friendly interface. You can also stream all your favorite apps with no hassle and without a stuttering device.

Gadget Modder

Born as techie and was always focused on Android, ever since the HTC Dream was introduced. The abundance of options at his disposal in the open-source environment always seemed to pique his interest. "Blogger by choice, MBA by trade."

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