Way back in February 2018, the MIUI Themes app was shut down for all 28 countries in the European Union. There was no official concrete reason given for the shutting down. However, the mentioned “changes in privacy regulations” pretty much gives us a little glimpse of what actually happened, pointing in the direction of GDPR. Anyways, MIUI Themes is finally back for the Europeans.
This is certainly a great news for many Xiaomi users. Plus, a generally pleasant sight to see proper customer care on Xiaomi’s part. As per the official announcement post, some European Xiaomi devices already have access to the re-engineered Themes app since the beginning of 2020.
Availability will expand throughout Europe and all devices should get it before mid-May. Worth noting that EU users can go on the Xiaomi Themes website to officially get themes, icons, wallpapers and sounds. They won’t need to rely on VPNs or region changes anymore.
If you’re an EU resident and theme developer you’ll also be able to submit your themes via My Community App. The company is re-enabling the MIUI Themes section in the community platform. To celebrate the expansion, the company will hold a new Wallpaper contest. You can check more details in the source link below. Worth mentioning that apparently Xiaomi has to cut some content from India and other regions. It’s impossible to state how substantial the cuts are just yet