Use the Mi Home app on your PC. Looking for a way to use the Xiaomi Home app on your Windows PCs, then you have come to the right place. Follow the steps below to get the app on your PC.
What is the Mi Home PC app?
Xiaomi over the years has moved on from a phone manufacturer to an all-product manufacturer. What they have done effectively is take everyday objects and add a bit of technology to them and most importantly they make these products very cheap. According to Lei Jun, Xiaomi’s founder, the cost of their hardware will not exceed a 5% profit margin. Using this brilliant strategy Xiaomi has introduced tons of fantastic smart home solutions in the market. Check out our Guide to Xiaomi Smart Home 2021 for all the details.
For anybody who wants to build a Xiaomi Smart Home, the first thing you need to do is get the Xiaomi’s Mi Home for PC App. This Xiaomi Smart Home App is your central hub and the brain from where you can control all your devices. All your Xiaomi devices sync with the Mi Home for Windows App. So, it absolutely important to download a Xiaomi Mi Home App on your mobile platform.
What does it offer?
The Mi Home app is a strange and curious beast. When signing in, you have to select your region. And what you choose here really impacts on what devices you can sync with the app. Our advice – choose ‘Mainland China’ here and any device you buy should be available for selection when you attempt to add a device to the mix.
You could play it safe here and choose ‘Europe’ or ‘US’, and be guaranteed a 100% English language experience… but where’s the fun in that? The chances are that you’ll also struggle to find your newly imported Xiaomi device listed for addition.
If you take our advice and go with ‘Mainland China’ you might find the odd screen or menu in Chinese but, on the whole (with the English version of the Mi Home app, at least), you shouldn’t have too many issues.
Like any good smart home ecosystem, the app also lets you set rules and routines, although getting stuff to work outside of the Mi platform (even if Alexa compatibility is stated) is often more hassle than it’s worth.
A professional app to help you manage your intelligent devices.
- Add new devices with a few easy steps
- Control your device wherever you are
- Get the status of you devices in real time
- Share your devices with friends and family members
- Set up and perform intelligent tasks
- Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life
How to Install the Mi Home app on Windows and Mac
- Install the BlueStacks emulator on your PC.
- To complete the installation you will have to follow the on screen instructions and have a stable internet connection.
- Open the emulator from the home screen of your PC and look for the PlayStore app.
- You will be asked to log in using your Google ID.
- Search for the Mi Home app and click on the install button to start the download process.
You can also use the Mi Home app on your smartphone as well.
Is MI Home app banned?
The app has been removed from Google Play store and App store. Xiaomi now confirms that all of its apps banned by the Indian government are not accessible on the existing devices.
What is Xiaomi Gateway?
Xiaomi gateway is the hub around which all of Xiaomi’s home automation products synchronize with each other. The Xiaomi gateway is this device that doubles up as an alarm, but it’s main function is to sync all devices with each other. This hub can be controlled from the Mi Home app directly.
The Xiaomi gateway is a MUST buy if you want to set up a Xiaomi home or you want to do home automation of any kind.
Does Xiaomi work with Google home?
Xiaomi does work with Google Home pretty seamlessly. Google Home works with Android and iOS devices and there is no problem with Google Home and Xiaomi. If you are wondering if Mi Home for PC works with Google Home, the answer is yes.