How to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI Devices

How to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI Devices

If you use a Chinese language ROM on your Xiaomi device or you imported it from Chinese re-sellers like AliExpress or GearBest, you’ll notice that Google Play Store and other Google services are missing. These devices have a Chinese App Store with apps in a foreign language.

But it’s not just about the Play Store. Google services like contacts, location, and games keep data synced and ensure that apps and other data are always up to date on your device. So, here’s how you can install them without root access.

Installing Play Store and Google Play Service

Step 1: Open the App Store on your MIUI Android phone and search for Google. A small blueish-purple icon with DU will appear. Tapping on it will display Google-related apps on your screen.

How to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI DevicesHow to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI Devices

Step 2: Tap on the first app and install it to your device. This app is a container for all other Google apps and services. When you launch it, it will be in Chinese. Tap the button in the center and it will start installing the Google services apps. If this is your first time installing an app manually, grant Unknown Sources Permission in Security settings.

How to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI DevicesHow to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI Devices

Step 3: Install all the apps. Do not open the Play Store yet. Update the two apps manually to the latest version. This will allow you to download and update apps. To do this, download the two files (Link 1, Link 2) and save them to your MIUI device’s internal storage.

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How to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI DevicesHow to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI Devices

Step 4: Open the File Explorer app and install both apps on the phone. Don’t open any Google app or configure your Google account before installing these apps.

How to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI Devices

Once the apps are installed, open the Google Play Store. Enter your Google account credentials and set up permissions. The Play Store may update Google Play Services in the background, so it’s best to leave the phone idle for a few minutes.

How to Install Google Play Store and Services on MIUI Devices

You can now install and update apps from the Play Store and enjoy services like Google Contact, Calendar, and Photos. This method does not install apps like Maps, Gmail, Keep, and other Google related apps, which must be installed manually from the Play Store.

This is how you can install Google Play Services, Play Store, and Gapps on MIUI China ROM. MIUI 8 has many features that we have already highlighted in another article.

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