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    Xiaomi Mi Box S Streaming Media Device

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    Ratings Scorecard

    Test Results

    Ease of use

    Ease of use

    This score reflects how easy it is to use on a normal basis. It looks at how the remote and user interface interact for common tasks like powering on the device, navigating the menus for access to content, and how easy it is to perform common tasks like visiting websites and playing games.

     /  5
    Features

    Features

    This score reflects the presence or absence of features, including the number of streaming video services, other internet services, and the ability to play media files

     /  5
    Data privacy

    Data privacy

    A measure of how the Streaming Media Player and its service provider collect, share, and use your data, and the user's ability to control the flow of their data. Analysis is based on (but, not limited to) evaluation of user interfaces and publicly-available material.

     /  5
    Data security

    Data security

    A measure of how well the Streaming Media Player and its service provider protect your data with respect to authentication, encryption, software updates, resistance to known exploits, etc. based on inspection of device features and analysis of network traffic, penetration testing, and publicly-available documentation.

     /  5
    Picture quality

    Picture quality

    Picture quality includes image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast of streaming video at the native output resolution. It's based mainly on the judgments of a panel who compare each device's output to a reference. However, the quality of the video that you'll get is largely dependent on the speed of your wired or wireless network. We tested all the players using a wired Ethernet connection, if available.

     /  5
    Connectivity

    Connectivity

    This score reflects the amount and type of connections that will make the product more versatile and useful.

     /  5
    Everyday use

    Everyday use

    This score reflects how easy it is to use on a normal basis. It looks at how the remote and user interface interact for common tasks like powering on the device, navigating the menus for access to content, and how easy it is to perform common tasks like visiting websites and playing games.

     /  5
    Security

    Security

    TBD

     /  5
    First time setup

    First time setup

    This score reflects how easy it is to setup the product out of the box. It looks at the connection labeling, menu and remote interaction after the first time the device is powered on, and how easy it is to connect to both a wired and WiFi internet connection. For advanced models this will also include how easy it is to setup universal control and other features.

     /  5

    About

    The Xiaomi Mi Box S is part of the Streaming Media test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Streaming Media Devices models like the Mi Box S are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Ease of use This score reflects how easy it is to use on a normal basis. It looks at how the remote and user interface interact for common tasks like powering on the device, navigating the menus for access to content, and how easy it is to perform common tasks like visiting websites and playing games.

    Features This score reflects the presence or absence of features, including the number of streaming video services, other internet services, and the ability to play media files

    Data privacy A measure of how the Streaming Media Player and its service provider collect, share, and use your data, and the user's ability to control the flow of their data. Analysis is based on (but, not limited to) evaluation of user interfaces and publicly-available material.

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