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Google Discover Feed using [CPL] [Lawnchair launcher]

Google Discover feed on your Xiaomi phone
Written by Hassan Abbas

Google Discover feed is quite a handy tool. It shows the information on things you’re personally interested in. The feed displays the latest news, articles, and stories on topics of interest.

Unfortunately, the Discover feed only running on Pixel smartphones and devices compatible with Android One. Besides, adding a Google Discover page, the Chinese company imposes a custom feed which is more a bloatware than a necessity.

Even inside its Poco Launcher that bears a similarity to Android’s stock launcher. The default feed displays everything from shortcuts to Assistant, booking a Cab, Calendar, Stocks, and Cricket. But it fails to replace Google’s Discover feed.

Get Google Discover feed on your Xiaomi device

If you have a Xiaomi phone running MIUI. You can still enjoy all the perks of the Discover feed and you can do this by following the instructions given below.

Method 1 – Using CPL (Customized Pixel Launcher)

CPL or Customized Pixel Launcher is a ported Pixel Launcher on steroids. As it offers support for Google (Discover) news feed and the ‘At a Glance’ widget. Both can emulate a Pixel phone experience on your device.  It’s a  clean launcher having customizations like grid controls, per-app theming, themes, gestures, backup, and restore. Just follow these steps to install CPL and use Google Discover on it.

Step 1:

Download the CPL (Customized Pixel Launcher) app from the Play Store.

Step 2:

Once install set it as your default launcher by:

  • Long-press space.
  • Tap on Home Settings.
  • Now scroll down on the next page and select Debug.
  • Tap Change default launcher.
  • In the pop-up window, checkmark on Remember my choice and choose CPL as your default launcher.
Step 3:

To allow Google Discover feed on CPL:

  • Go to Home Settings again by long-pressing any space on the home screen.
  • Tap on Behavior.
  • Click on the toggle next to the Display Google app and turn it ON.
  • CPL will ask you to download the CPL Feed and Weather Plugin.
  • Then Install the CPL Feed and Weather Plugin APK.
  • After installation, click on Close.
  • Head back to Home Settings > Behavior and now switch the ‘Display Google app‘ toggle to ON. Google Discover is now enabled on CPL.
Step 4:

Go to the Home screen and swipe from left to right.

Your Google Discover Feed is now set. It will look like this.

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Method 2 – Using Lawnchair launcher

Lawnchair has settled into the established category. It offers Google Now integration and does so by installing a Lawnfeed add-on app. Except that, it provides two ways to organize apps – using tabs and folders inside the app drawer apart from other customizations. Here’s how to install Lawnchair and its add-on app.

Step 1:

Download the Lawnchair Launcher app from the Play Store.

Step 2:

Now set it as the default launcher on your OnePlus 7 Pro.

  • Then open Settings app > Apps & notifications > Default Apps > Home app > Lawnchair.
Step 2:

Install the Lawnfeed addon to add Google Now feed support in the Lawnchair launcher.

  • Download the Lawnfeed app.
  • Install the downloaded APK.
  • After installation, click on Close.
Step 3:

You can now swipe to right on your home screen.

Step 4:

When asked to enable the Lawnfeed addon, press Ok.

Step 5:

On the home screen, swipe from left to right.

Google’s Discover Feed will now grace you with the latest information from just a swipe away on your home screen. Your Lawnchair launcher integrated with Google Discover will look like this.

Conclusion:

Which method do you prefer? Let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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