Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority
Xiaomi announced an attractive streaming box in China last week when it released the Mi Box 4S Max in the market. The most notable feature here is the expandable RAM and storage allocation, offering 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
It goes without saying that 64GB storage is very rare in streaming box space, as many devices opt for 8GB instead. It makes us think about how much storage we want for readers on a streaming TV device. We posted a poll last week and here’s how you answered.
How much storage do you want in your TV box?
Only 1,700 votes were counted after we posted the poll a few days ago, and the results show that respondents clearly want more savings than what they are currently getting. The most popular pick was “256GB or more”, with 26.21% of surveyed readers choosing this option.
In other words, almost two-thirds of all surveyed readers want 64GB or more of storage in their TV box. It suggests that streaming TV box makers like Google, Nvidia and Xiaomi need to move into this segment. Of course, some of these manufacturers are able to achieve their low prices at least partly due to skimping on storage. Here, however, it is expected that these brands will introduce high-resource options with more internal storage.
Backwards in this poll are 32GB (16.46%), 16GB (9.24%), and 8GB (6.65%). These three options combined are just under one-third of the votes cast. This suggests that there are still some readers who are happy with their allotted internal storage or willing to tolerate a small amount of internal storage if storage expansion is an option.
- kid_1230: I dislike my Chromecast with Google TV so I got a 64gb 4k apple tv I believe it has 3gb RAM: D Super Fluid Zero Hiccups .. ccggtv slows down and takes a while to do something. Don’t start me off with RAM and storage.
- Shizuma: 256 GB or more, but mainly because my streaming TV box is an Nvidia Shield TV that acts as a Plex server so I need a lot of space for it.
- I doubt it: Being able to download torrents on TV may not be a bad idea
- Joe Black: “How much storage do you want in your TV box?” I don’t pay much attention – I stream, or I have a USB HDD and NAS connected to my shield.