Xiaomi’s new smart speaker can control TVs and devices without internet


Xiaomi has launched a new smart speaker in India. It’s simply called the Xiaomi Smart Speaker and the smartest thing about it is that it can control non-smart devices in your home. Essentially, the new smart speaker has an infrared blaster, so you can ask the speaker to control IR-controlled products, such as a television or AC.

Infrared control will only help if you have devices that cannot connect to the Internet. However, since most of these non-smart products have been phased out and people have switched to smart devices, the Xiaomi smart speaker can help you with that too. The Xiaomi smart speaker comes with support for Google Assistant, which you can configure using the Mi Home app. This makes the speaker accessible to any product you’re signed in to with your Google Account. You can ask your phone to play music on the speaker or use the Google Assistant to ask the speaker to play music on the TV. as simple as that.

Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) price in India

The new Xiaomi smart speaker is priced at Rs 4,999 and will be available on Mi Homes, Xiaomi website and Flipkart.

Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) Specifications

The new smart speaker from Xiaomi takes cues from the previous model for its design, which is very modern. There’s an LED display on the speaker that tells you about volume status and other information in an automatically controlled brightness setting to suit your room’s surroundings. The speaker lets you set alarms and use songs as your alarm ringtone.

But apart from all the smartness it’s still a speaker. For good sound quality, the Xiaomi smart speaker comes with a 1.5-inch speaker inside. Now, the company hasn’t mentioned the combination of tweeter and woofer packed inside the smart speaker, but considering it as an upgrade to the previous one, at least subwoofers are likely. Xiaomi claims that the smart speaker offers a “perfectly balanced sound field” thanks to the cavity design. To create a similar surround experience, you can pair two smart speakers to get stereo sound from the combination.

The Xiaomi Smart Speaker (IR Control) supports Bluetooth 5.0 when you don’t have internet to connect the speaker but still want to listen to music.

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