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Google Play Store

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Developer
Google LLC
Version
Varies with device
Downloads
18774.9M
Category
Tools
Android OS
Varies with device
Price
Free

It is only possible to use an Android device with Google Play Store. It is an integral part of your device that provides access to the wonderful world of applications, which in turn helps you create possibilities with your phone or tablet.

The Play Store is not just about Android applications; it’s also where you can find the best Android games.

Although most Android devices come with the Play Store already installed by default, some devices don’t have it. Some providers choose alternatives like Aptoide and the Samsung Galaxy Store for access to apps.

But let’s be honest, there’s nothing quite like the Play Store when it comes to the sheer number and variety of applications.

In this article, we will explore the Google Play Store app, how to use it and how to download it if you don’t already have it installed on your device. Also, we will share some alternatives so that you have the option of choice.

How Google Play Store works

Firstly, the Play Store gives users access to a variety of content, including:

  • Android applications
  • E-Books and audiobooks
  • Movies

Secondly, there are several things you can do on the Play Store besides accessing content; these include:

  • Downloading new apps and games
  • Updating existing apps and games
  • Deleting apps that you don’t want

So, how does the Play Store work? You should already have the app on your mobile device. If you don’t have the app, you can scroll to the end of this article for a download link.

On your device, tap the Play Store icon. You should sign in with your Google account. If you don’t have one, there is an option to create a new account. It takes only a minute or two, so you can do that quickly.

Next, the app will display a page with several app suggestions. You can choose the app you want or use the search bar to look for an app.

You can tap on Games for access to the latest Android games. If you’re searching for books, audiobooks or comics, you can find those by tapping on Games.

To Install Android Apps

Installing an app through the Play Store is simple. The store has a collection of free and paid apps. If it’s a paid app, you need to go through a checkout process to purchase it. You can always link your card to Google Pay to make the process quicker.

To install an Android app:

  1. Open the Play Store and search for the app you want to install
  2. Tap on the app
  3. Tap on install

Once you install the app, you can go to your desktop to open it.

Alternatives to the Play Store

Generally, the Play Store is sufficient for most users. However, there might be times when the app you’re looking for is not on the Play Store. In such cases, here are a few app stores to consider:

  1. Galaxy Store
  2. Aptoide
  3. APKMirror
  4. APKPure
  5. Amazon App Store
  6. Aurora Store
  7. Huawei AppGallery

To be fair, you can’t rightly describe some of these apps as alternatives to the Play Store. They are more like what you use in addition to the Play Store.

There are some apps that you will only get on the Play Store, so we do not recommend uninstalling that app if you have it.

Note that Google Play Store is not available on the Apple App Store.

In Conclusion

The Play Store is the best place for Android users to get apps, games, and books. The app is easy to use and provides access to a large variety of apps.

Also, you don’t have to fear outdated apps because the Play Store has strict requirements for app developers.

Pro

👍 User friendly

👍 Large collection of apps

👍 Frequent updates of apps

Con

👎 Due to regional laws, some apps may not be available

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