Google Play

Updated: 01/31/2019 by Computer Hope

Google PlayGoogle Play is a website and app that gives users access to download and purchase apps, books, movies, music, and other content from Google for Android devices.

Google Play is the official app store for Android devices and allows anyone to download and install content for free or at cost. Purchasing content from Google Play can be done using a debit card, credit card, PayPal, or by using Google Play gift cards.

How to access Google Play

To access Google Play on an Android smartphone or tablet open the Play Store app icon on your device or open https://play.google.com/store in your devices browser.

Tip: If you want to download music or movies, you may want to use the Play Music or Play Movie app icon for faster access to this type of content.

Note: If you have an Apple iPhone or iPad, you cannot install any Android apps or other content from Google Play.

Google Play history

Google Play was released 0n March 6, 2012. Its predecessor, Android Market, had been released on October 22, 2008. Google integrated Android Market with Google Play, creating a single brand that also incorporated Google Music, Google eBookstore, and Android Movie.

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