A couple of weeks ago Xiaomi integrated content from streaming apps like Hungama Play, Youtube, Hotstar, Amazon Prime Videos into its Mi Video app. Content from Hungama is displayed on the homepage of Mi Video app as Xiaomi had made an investment of $25 Million back in 2016. Following it, Xiaomi has now integrated Hungama Music into Mi Music app. The update for Mi Music was rolled out with MIUI Global Beta 8.3.29 ROM update yesterday.
On the homepage on Mi Music app, there are two sections. First one for the Songs stored on the phone and second one for Hungama Music. Xiaomi offered one year Hungama Subscription to all its users last year, and now Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro users are getting 3-month Hungama Subscription with their devices. With Hungama Music subscription, users can download songs on their devices and can enjoy listening to those songs on the go without worrying about internet connectivity.
On sliding from left to right, the Menu appears and users can access settings for the app. The app also shows advertisements similar to other MIUI apps but these advertisements can be turned off by turning off ‘Receive Recommendations’ option under ‘Service and settings’.
The Mi Video app has content integration from various apps including Amazon Prime Videos, Youtube, and others, but Mi Music app has just Hungama Music integration which doesn’t have a good library when compared to Gaana or Saavn. Mi Music app will continue to remain a bloatware for most of the users including me even after getting Hungama Music integration but if Xiaomi integrates more services like Amazon Prime Music, Gaana and Saavn with time, it might become the most used app for some users.
The updated Mi Music app is currently available only in MIUI Global Beta ROM as of now, in case you do not know about different versions of MIUI ROMs, refer to this post. Did you try this app on your Xiaomi phone, if yes, let us know your experience about the new app in the comments.