Xiaomi reportedly confirmed the acquisition of Duokan, a startup with offerings related to e-book and online video. To many it’s not a surprise. It is a member of Lei Jun gang as many would tell you. Lei, Xiaomi’s very CEO and an angel investor, joined in a round of funding in Duokan earlier this year and the company’s Android app is a built-in service in Xiaomi phones among several others by Lei Jun gang, Mitalk, YY, UC, Kingsoft services, Vancl and Letao.

It’s not a secret that the video service for Apple TV Duokan developed has something to do with the TV set-top box Xiaomi is releasing today.

Can Duokan become a iTunes for Xiaomi devices?

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com