Download Play Store for Xiaomi

Xiaomi makes excellent Android phones, but some Xiaomi phones lack basic Google applications such as the Google Play Store.

Xiaomi, being a phone maker from China, follows the regulations of the Chinese government and doesn’t allow access to Play Store and other Google services such as Chrome, YouTube or Gmail.

Xiaomi maintains a version of the Play Store, where it offers alternatives to Google apps. It has a store for apps known as MI App Store.

It is normal to find models of Xiaomi phones available internationally having the Play Store app preinstalled. Also, it's common to come across users outside China with Xiaomi phones without basic Google apps installed.

However, you can overcome this limitation and download and install the Google Play Store manually. With the store up and running, you can install other Google apps you need. If you want to install the Play Store right away, click on the “Download” button and follow the instructions.

If you happen to own a Xiaomi phone without the Play Store installed, this tutorial is for you. This article will walk you through the steps on the downloading and installation of the Google Store.

This works for all Xiaomi devices, including Xiaomi 8, 9, 10 (Normal, Lite & Pro), 10T, Xiaomi Redmi Note etc.

To install the Play Store app on Xiaomi phones, take the following steps:

Step 1: Enable Downloads from Unknown Sources

Step 2: Download Google Installer APK

The next step is to download the Google Installer APK. Using your browser, download the APK (Google Installer) from a secure APK website, then follow the steps below:

For the four basic Google services above, you have to install them on the permissions screen and then click on “Done” once each service has been installed.

Final words

If you have followed this tutorial step by step, you have a Google Play Store app running on your Xiaomi phone. In case of any challenges, you can check out other additional tutorials we have on this subject.