Xiaomi has been selling its smart TVs in India since early 2018. The company’s televisions in India except for Mi TV 4 run Android TV operating system. Additionally, they also come with a launcher called PatchWall offering content from partner streaming services. Earlier this year, Xiaomi updated it to v3.0. Now, the company is rolling out a new PatchWall 3.4 update with three new changes.
The new PatchWall update for Xiaomi Mi TVs in India arrives ahead of Diwali festive season. The company is expected to sell more televisions in this period compared to previous months. Hence, it makes sense for them to introduce new features at this time of the year.
That said, the PatchWall 3.4 update brings the following three new features to all the Mi TVs in India.
The first thing you notice when you launch PatchWall on Mi TVs is the carousel at the top. In the latest update, Xiaomi has tweaked it in such a way that the content in the carousel act as the background of the entire screen. Thus, the company calls it ‘Immersive Carousel’.
Though the concept is cool, certain poster in carousel does not look as background as they interfere with icons and thumbnails on the foreground.
This new page displays all the partner OTT platforms in a single row and even includes a row dedicated to offers on subscriptions. Further, it also shows trailers and upcoming movies/TVs.
Xiaomi says that users will be also able to access a universal watchlist comprising of content from partner streaming services.
As the name suggests, this page shows all the available live TV channels. The company says it will be adding more channels in the coming days.
Having said that, the PatchWall updates on Mi TVs are an automated process but still roll out in batches. They occur in the background when connected to the internet.
Hence, if you own a Mi TV in India and your television is always connected to the internet, then you should have received the update.
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