Xiaomi’s Mi Pay Mobile Payment Service Now Available For Non-Xiaomi Devices Through Google Play Store

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In case you are a fan of Xiaomi’s in-house UPI-based payment app dubbed the Mi Pay, but you don’t have a Xiaomi device, it is finally good news for you as the app is now no longer exclusive to Xiaomi devices.

As it turns out, Xiaomi has finally made the Mi Pay app available to the Google Play Store which essentially means that one would no longer have to mandatorily own a Xiaomi device to make payments using the Mi Pay.

This is most likely to take on the widely popular Google Pay app which is currently the crown-touting payment app.

Xiaomi Mi Pay app features (on Xiaomi devices)

The Mi Pay app got popular because of the ease with which money could be transferred to friends and family members on top of the usual UPI payments. Plus, the deeply integrated features made it the hot favorite amongst the Chinese users.

If you are using a Xiaomi device, the Mi Pay app has a thorough reach throughout the device ecosystem. Users can make payments directly from the places ranging from the contacts section, the App Vault section, and even from the SMS section if they possess a Xiaomi device. This would most likely not be the case if Mi Pay is used in a non-Xiaomi device and the only way to make the payments will be from within the app itself.

Nevertheless, it will get the basic job of payments done and we might get to see further improvements in the coming future.

What all do I need to do in order to use Mi Pay?

  • In order to use Mi Pay, you should Sign in/Sign for a Mi Account as mentioned
  • The mobile number of the user should be registered with the selected bank for using UPI
  • The user should have a valid debit card to set UPI PIN
  • The user should keep the debit card/credit card/Netbanking/UPI PIN handy during the selected payment mechanism
  • Post that, the payment app works like a charm

If in case you want to make use of the Mi Pay app on your non-Xiaomi device, you would still have to make a Xiaomi account for the same.

Now, as far as the question as to whether or not the Mi Pay app is of any use to you is concerned, you won’t find much difference when it comes to the interface of the app and if you are already making use of a payment app such as the Google Pay, you are probably better off with that one only as you would have to go through the hassle of making a new Mi account in order to be able to make use of Mi Pay. Still, in case you want something new, you can download the Mi Pay app directly from the Google Play Store.

What are your thoughts on the Mi Pay app? Would you like to switch from your existing payment app to Mi Pay? Do let us know in the comments section down below.

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