The Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is a pretty unique device, and one that we wouldn’t have thought possible in the not too distant past. Weighing in at around 30g, a single ounce, it really does embody the ‘small but mighty’ energy.
Normally, you just plug it into the HDMI port of your TV and you’re ready to go. It’s really quite impressive, and more so considering how portable it is. Because of te way it is set up, you can just choose to carry it around with you and plug them into other things too, such as monitors and projectors.
Your Xiaomi Mi TV Stick also comes with a remote which you can use as a means of controlling the services you are using. It’s all pretty slick stuff. However, we do realise that the chances you would be reading this if everything was working as it should be are minimal.
As of late, we did notice that more and more Your Xiaomi Mi TV Stick users have been taking to the boards and forums to complain about a shared issue. It seems as though a lot of you are getting slow internet on your Xiaomi Mi TV Sticks.
Not to worry, these sorts of things are rarely fatal to your device and can generally be fixed with ease. So, to help you do exactly that, we have put together this little troubleshooting guide to help you out. Let’s get stuck into it!
How To Fix Xiaomi Mi TV Stick Slow Internet?
- Plug it out
Though the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is a powerful device which packs in quite a few features, it is not immune to the occasional niggle. Unfortunately, no technologically advanced device ever is.
They can pick up little bugs and glitches that can begin to cause all orts of weird performance-related woes, such as the slow internet issue. Luckily, the way to do this couldn’t be simpler. So, let’s kick things off by just unplugging your Xiaomi Mi TV Stick from the TV or whatever device it is plugged into.
Once you have unplugged it, the next thing to do is to just let it sit that way for a minute or two. This will give the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick enough time to delete any temporary files that the device will have been holding onto.
The idea is that it will also get rid of whatever is causing the slow internet issue. Next, all you have to do is just plug it in again and have a check to see has the problem disappeared. Even if this didn’t work on this particular occasion, it is worth keeping this in mind for future usage when little performance issues show up.
- Make sure the device isn’t overheating
Another common cause of the slow internet issue on your Xiaomi Mi TV Stick is that it may just be running a little hot. Though a nifty little device, the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick has been known to get pretty hot after it has been running for prolonged periods.
The main reason for this is what we would also call one of its biggest advantages – its tiny size. Because everything it needs to run is cramped in there, the temperature can build over time. When this happens, the first thing you will generally notice is that it begins to work much slower.
Then, if nothing is done about it, it will eventually just give up and crash entirely. So, we will need to cool off the device a little bit.
The easiest way to cool your Xiaomi Mi TV Stick down is to just plug it out and leave it aside for a while. In the longer run though, there are a few hacks that can stop this happening as frequently. Our favourite of these is to simply use a special adapter to space the device out a little bit further from the TV, thus keeping it cooler.
There are also adapters on the market that uses less energy when it is connecting devices. It is important to note that the more energy the device requires, the more it will heat up. So, by incorporating an adapter with low energy requirements you could be able to sidestep the issue in future.
As an afterthought to these suggestions, there is also a third approach that could do the trick. However, it does come with a cautionary. If you do any of the following, you will certainly void the warranty of the device. On top of that, you will need to have some level of technical skill and a few useful tools lying around too.
It is possible to open up the device and attach a new fan to it. With that, you can also change out the heatsink and add some new thermal paste with it. But if you don’t know exactly what you are doing, we wouldn’t suggest going forward with this one.
- The stick may not be compatible with the router
Okay, so if none of the above suggestions helped you out, there is a chance that your router and your Xiaomi Mi TV Stick may not be communicating effectively. This can happen quite easily if you happen to be using a dual band router to connect the stick to the internet.
The thing about this is that the device only supports a few different band options to work. So, before we insist that there is something seriously wrong with the device, we would first recommend that you try only using a single frequency on your router.
Or, if you don’t want to do this for whatever reason, you could always start testing your different frequencies to see which one works best with your Xiaomi Mi TV Stick.
The bands you are using will vary depending on what make and model of router that you are using. To see what ones you are currently using, all you need to do is go into the settings of the router. If you haven’t done this before, it isn’t all that tough.
Because you haven’t done it before, the login details should still be at their factory standards. By this, we mean that the password and username required should just be ‘admin’. If that gets you in, the next thing to do is to choose one of the three bandwidth options that you are being given here.
Then, go through each of these options and run checks on the device as you go to see which one works best with the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick. Once you have that figured out, all you need to do is save the settings and it should work fine from here on out.