As the MiTV only comes with the Chinese content, most of which requires VPN services to access as the provided contents are meant for China users due to territory copyright issues, you will need to install third party apps to access the contents of yoru choice.
You can do a lot more with Xiaomi TV with the following:
Note: as the Patchwall UI keeps on changing, some of the features and videos below are based on the time of this post were written, and may be different by the time you are reading it.
1) Changing the System settings to English
In the following video you can see how to change from Chinese to English on Xiaomi Mi TV 4A.
Please note that only the relevant system settings UI will be changed to English, all other Apps that comes with Xiaomi will remain in Chinese, as these apps do not provide English version in their UI.
Download startSettings app by the link: https://goo.gl/T9H9KK
2) Control your TV with your handphone with MiTV Assistant
Xiaomi’s MiTV Assistant App is designed specifically for Xiaomi users with IOS or Android smartphones or tablets.
a) Screencast – you can easily browse, search for massive video library, video collection, or projected onto a button to start playing on your TV.
b) Can be used as a virtual remote control on MiBox or MiTV. Using the remote functions to operate the TV by sliding, flipping and can operate with your eyes closed.
c) Screen capture function – through the screenshots button, you can at any time, intercept TV content by capture screenshots, and share to friends on social media
d) Search through the App for TV contents – and screen cast to the TV
Note – The phone and MiTV must be on the same network for the App to work
3) Installing third party Apps
a) Live NetTV – Live NetTV provides 800+ live TV channels in 9 categories which are: Sports, Entertainment, News, Movies, Documentary, Cooking, Music, Kids and Religious. The service is absolutely FREE.
b) Movie HD – This App allows users to Watch and Download their favorite Movies and TV Shows for free. It is an app for everyone to enjoy latest Movies and TV Shows for FREE.
Note – need to get activation code if you don;t sign in with google Account, read here
c) Redbox TV – RedBox TV is a FREE live streaming App where you can watch your favorite TV channels anytime. It has 1000+ live channels from 15 different countries
d) Mopdro – Mobdro App is one of the most popular apps in the market know for its services. With Mobdro APK, Android device users can access shows, TV channels and other programs without any subscription.
e) UKTV Now – UkTVNow is the best live video streaming application for the Android platform. You can browse live TV channels from countries like Canada, France, United Kingdom, United States, Germany, India, Spain, Italy, Pakistan etc.
f) Freeflix HQ – FreeFlix HQ is a free content streaming app that lets you watch Movies, TV Shows, Anime, Live TV and more.
g) VPlayer 7.0 – VPlayer for Android is the leading free Multimedia player for the Android operating system which allows you to watch all popular video formats on your phone or tablet.
h) AptoideTV – The optimised app store for your Set Top Box and Smart TV
4) Installing Third Apps – Aptoide TV
Since All Google Services, including Play Store are not available on many of China’s product, you will need to install a third party App Store – Aptpide, to get most of the third party App you need
5) Screencast mirror on MiTV
In the following video, a detailed step by step procedure to mirror your android phone using Miracast which is inbuilt in the Mi TV 4. Also included in the video is a simple way to Mirror (airplay) your iPhone, iPad & MacBook to the Mi TV 4.