Mi TV 4A Android Pie update reportedly breaks Amazon Fire TV Stick compatibility

Xiaomi is not only a popular smartphone brand, but also widely recognized for their smart TVs. By bringing the proven marketing strategy of maximum specs-to-price ratio in the smart TV segment, the OEM has created quite a name for themselves in this category.

Like MIUI, there is a custom layer called PatchWall found inside Mi TVs. After a long beta testing phase, Xiaomi recently pushed the Pie update across its Android TV lineup. The entry-level Mi TV 4A series also received the OTA that brought in several goodies for the gadget.

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Sadly, this long-anticipated Android 9 Pie update bundled a serious bug along with it. According to the end users, Amazon Fire TV Stick compatibility issues started creeping up on the Mi TV 4A units after installing the Pie-based Patchwall build.

Check out the screenshots and tweets of the Mi TV 4A users reporting this issue:

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@MiTVIndia Unable to use Amazon Fire Stick after Mi Tv Android 9 Update. Please address this issue.
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@MiIndiaSupport
Hi, Google Android has just been updated on my MI LED smart TV 4 A. Post the update Amazon fire stick is not functioning on my TV. Why has that happened? Please help
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Not only this, but other users have also reported that they were not able to download the Netflix app on their Mi TV 4A after this new Android 9 Pie update.

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This is not the first time Mi TVs have fell prey to such showstopper bugs. Previously, we have reported that the owners of the Mi TV 4 Pro and Mi TV 4A Pro were facing a number of issues with Chromecast after the Pie update.

At the time of reporting, there is no official solution nor any kind of bug fix update rolled out by Xiaomi. Are you facing such problems with Amazon Fire Stick on your Mi TV 4A after the Android 9 Pie update as well? Comment below.

Note – You can check out our Xiaomi section to keep yourself updated regarding all the latest happenings around Xiaomi devices.

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