- PatchWall 3.0 is the latest version of Xiaomi’s UI for televisions
- In India, new content partners are being announced for the interface
- The design and layout of PatchWall has also been improved
Xiaomi entered the television segment in India just a little over two years ago with the Mi TV range. Priced at Rs. 39,999, the Mi TV 4 was among the earliest affordable smart televisions in India, and made streaming and online content popular among the masses. The television also introduced the PatchWall UI, Xiaomi’s custom launcher and software interface for its TVs, followed by PatchWall 2.0 which was launched in 2019. Xiaomi is now in the process of launching PatchWall 3.0, the latest iteration of its UI for televisions.
Xiaomi’s newer televisions, including the Mi TV 4X range launched in late 2019, run on Google’s Android TV operating system, with PatchWall 2.0 running as a launcher on top of Android TV’s own stock interface. PatchWall 3.0 will function in the same way, and will be pushed out as an update for some of the models.
PatchWall 3.0 comes with a number of new features and improvements, including enhancements for the UI, cleaner animations, a new font called Mi Lanting Pro, horizontal scrolling, and more. There are also two new content partners which have their catalogues integrated into the content-first interface of PatchWall 3.0. These are Docubay, which streams international documentaries across various topics, and Lattu Kids, which offers over 1,500 hours of child-friendly content.