Xiaomi Mi TV & Redmi TV sets get dedicated Olympic Games section via PatchWall launcher

Xiaomi, a brand known mostly for its smartphones, has been entering various sectors of consumer tech, and one segment where it has been topping the charts in terms of sales are ‘smart TVs’.

Xiaomi Mi and Redmi TVs have garnered immense popularity ever since their debut in India. All thanks to providing some decent specs at affordable prices than its rivals.

On top of that, what makes Mi TVs smarter is Xiaomi’s custom user interface i.e. PatchWall, which sits on tops of the core Android TV software.

The UI integrates apps and OTT platforms in such a way that users doesn’t have to wander in the UI to find the favorite content to watch.

For instance, there’s a dedicated comedy genre section on the homescreen under which all comedy shows & series are displayed from various OTT platforms such as Amazon Prime, Zee5 etc.

Grabbing the perfect opportunity, Xiaomi is now adding a dedicated ‘Olympic Games Tokyo 2020’ section in its PatchWall homescreen interface for Mi and Redmi TV sets.

This means users can select and view all the various categories of events from the Olympics right from the homescreen on their Redmi and Xiaomi Android TVs.

Xiaomi India’s Senior Product Manager Sudeep Sahu took it to Twitter this morning to convey this mini, yet worth mentioning update.

PatchWall OS dedicated Olympics games section

This dedicated Olympic Games section on Mi and Redmi TV devices is powered by SonyLIV (which is integrated in PatchWall UI) since it’s the app wherein the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 event can be streamed on.

Though, users may require a SonyLIV subscription until and unless the 3 months of free trial period is not over.

That being said, it just shows the efforts Xiaomi puts in its smart TVs to make the experience livelier and more seamless for its users. Which in turn, makes them stand out from the crowd with its feature-rich Android TV UI.

Also, since the PatchWall update 3.0, Xiaomi has made a lot of under the hood optimisations and more integrations with OTT platforms. In case, you’re Mi TV user and haven’t got the update, here’s how to go about it.

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