Xiaomi App Store should be a familiar thing to Android users who often keep an eye on the Google Play store alternatives. It is currently one of the top 10 App Stores in China. With more than 100 million users globally, it has approximately 10 billion total downloads after the global app developer site is up. This is simply amazing and Xiaomi App Store is definitely one craze every Android user ought to be on. It doesn’t matter if you don’t read Chinese because the English version is now available. There are many English apps uploaded to Xiaomi App Store by developers from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore, making Xiaomi app market more interesting.
For those who have heard of Xiaomi App Store but never try it before, you may follow the step by step guide here to install Xiaomi market on any Android phones, tablet or any MIUI devices. It is free to download Xiaomi App Store APK so you don’t have to pay a single penny. Once you download Xiaomi App Store on your Android, you will be amaze by the unprecedented apps on the store. Many of them are not available in the Google Play.
How to Install Xiaomi App Store on Android
Step 1: On your Android phone or tablet, go to Settings -> General -> Security. Under Device administration, scroll down and look for “Unknown source”. Check on it to allow installation of non-Market apps. This will allow you to install Xiaomi App Store APK on your device. Tap on OK if you are prompt with a warning message.
Step 2: Connect your Android device to the internet. Open a web browser, it can be Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or anything. Access to app.xiaomi.com or m.app.mi.com. You will see Xiaomi app store here. This is the web browser version and you can tap on any app to install it right away if it is a free app.
Step 3: Tap on the green Install button to download the app (as shown in the screenshot here). The download of the APK file should begin in a few seconds.
Step 4: Once the download is complete, tap on the APK file and then tap on Package Installer. Xiaomi Market will prompt you a message. Tap on the Install and the installation will begin automatically.
Step 5: In less than a minute, you should be able to see Xiaomi App store (MiMarket) is installed. Tap on Open and you will be redirected to Xiaomi Market. Everything in the app will be in English including buttons, search bar and app description if your phone language is set to Enlish. Back to your Android home screen and you should be able to see Xiaomi logo which is an orange bag icon. It is the same thing in Xiaomi mi3 and Xiaomi box.
Tips to Use Xiaomi App Store
Other than apps developed in China, there are also some paid apps available in Xiaomi App Store for free. However, it is recommended to double check the developer’s background when downloading apps from third party developers. Apps like MiTalk Messenger, MiTalk for Mface, Mi Ba, Xiaomi app lock and Xiaomi app drawer can be downloaded for free.
Have you tried the Xiaomi App Store yet? Xiaomi App Store was created in May 2012. It takes only two and a half years to achieve almost 50 million downloads each day. Isn’t it a crazy milestone?