Xiaomi Inks Deal With Warner Music Group

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Xiaomi's in-house MIUI Music app boasts a large external library as a reward for those who buy a Xiaomi device and stick with the default music app, and the inking of a deal with Warner Music Group just made that selection a good bit larger. On top of existing options, Xiaomi can now throw music from Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic Records, and Parlophone Records into the mix, which includes hits from big name artists like Yui Aragaki, David Guetta, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Ed Sheeran, among a great many others. The deal has just been signed recently, so users of the MIUI Music App may not see WMG artists and songs in their playlists just yet.

This deal is not the first that Xiaomi has signed with a major record label by any means, with some 30 labels under their belt, give or take. The list even includes Sony Music and Universal Music, two of the biggest names in the industry that pick up artists worldwide. The huge list of record labels means that MIUI Music users have access to what is arguably one of the biggest libraries in the music app world. On the other side of the coin, Xiaomi is far from the first company in the tech world to sign on the dotted line with Warner Music Group. Spotify, SoundCloud, Pandora, and even Google Play Music have all signed up to net their users official access to Warner Music Group's content in the past.

That grand selection of available music is not the only perk of sticking with MIUI Music instead of using another music app on your Xiaomi phone, of course; the app has also picked up a number of advanced features over the years, such as the ability to search music, cloud syncing, and artist information pages. While the app may not boast all of the smart features of something like jukefox or the wide variety of audio features found in more specialized apps like PowerAmp, the feature set on offer with the MIUI Music app beats just about any other stock music app out there.

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