Bangalore, May 7 2018: While every other app in your smartphone gets upgraded at regular intervals, the music and video players still look and feel the same as they did years ago. Not that they are meant to do anything spectacular, after all. They have one job -- pull up all the music and videos residing on your device and list them out. With audio and video streaming services gaining popularity, the humble music player has remained largely neglected -- until Xiaomi decided to give it a new lease of life.
The company recently revamped its music player to include a slew of features that integrate streaming services, and even karaoke into your playlists. After a tie-up with Hungama Music, the Mi Music app now offers 10 million free songs across 13 languages, in addition to a premium subscription option at Rs. 800, which allows you to download music as part of the Hungama Pro package.
An interesting (and possibly underrated) add-on to the Mi Music player is a feature called Dynamic Lyrics which intelligently flows the lyrics of each track on screen, depending on the tempo of the song. Xiaomi hopes that you no longer need those bulky Korean karaoke boxes for your house parties henceforth.
The Mi Video app has also gone through a face lift, and now offers access to multiple streaming services such as Voot, SonyLIV, and Hungama Play, modelled around the Patchwall offering of Mi TV. Additionally, Mi Video also supports 12 formats along with multiple streaming formats. You can update your Xiaomi devices or download the new versions of the players to check out these features.VISHNU ANAND