Select a category for your app or game
Using the Play Console, you can choose a category for your apps. Users can browse for apps by category using a computer (play.google.com) and the Play Store app.
To choose a category for your app:
- Sign in to your Play Console.
- Select an app.
- On the left menu, click Store presence > Store listing.
- Under 'Categorisation', select an application type and category.
- Save your changes.
Note: It may take up to 24 hours for changes to be reflected on your app's page on Google Play.
To see a list of categories for apps and games, select an option below.Apps
New & updated categories
To help users discover your apps, we've recently introduced a few new app categories on the Play Console. Newly added categories will be available to users on Google Play later this year:
- Art & Design, Auto & Vehicles, Beauty, Dating, Events, Food & Drink, House & Home and Parenting
We've also renamed a few existing categories:
|Previous name||Updated name|
|Transport||Maps & Navigation|
|Media & video||Video Players & Editors|
If you choose a newly added category for an app before the category is available for users, your current app category may change. The table below shows the impacted categories.
|New category you selected||Category you'll see before public launch|
Auto & Vehicles
Food & Drink
House and Home
|Art & Design||Productivity|
|Maps & Navigation||Transport|
|Video Players & Editors||Media & video|
|Art & Design||Sketchbooks, painter tools, art & design tools, colouring books|
|Auto & Vehicles||Auto shopping, auto insurance, auto price comparison, road safety, auto reviews & news|
|Beauty||Makeup tutorials, makeover tools, hair styling, beauty shopping, makeup simulators|
|Books & reference||Book readers, reference books, text books, dictionaries, thesaurus, wikis|
|Business||Document editor/reader, package tracking, remote desktop, email management, job search|
|Comics||Comic players, comic titles|
|Communications||Messaging, chat/IM, diallers, address books, browsers, call management|
|Dating||Matchmaking, courtship, relationship building, meeting new people, finding love|
|Education||Exam preparations, study-aids, vocabulary, educational games, language learning|
|Entertainment||Streaming video, Movies, TV, interactive entertainment|
|Events||Concert tickets, sporting event tickets, ticket resales, movie tickets|
|Finance||Banking, payment, cashpoint finders, financial news, insurance, taxes, portfolio/trading, tip calculators|
|Food & Drink||Recipes, restaurants, food guides, wine tasting & discovery, beverage recipes|
|Health & Fitness||Personal fitness, workout tracking, diet and nutritional tips, health & safety, etc.|
|House & Home||House & apartment search, home improvement, interior decoration, mortgages, real estate|
|Libraries & Demo||Software libraries, technical demos|
|Lifestyle||Style guides, wedding & party planning, how-to guides|
|Maps & Navigation||Navigation tools, GPS, mapping, transit tools, public transportation|
|Medical||Drug & clinical references, calculators, handbooks for health-care providers, medical journals & news|
|Music & audio||Music services, radios, music players|
|News & magazines||Newspapers, news aggregators, magazines, blogging|
|Parenting||Pregnancy, infant care & monitoring, childcare|
|Personalisation||Wallpapers, live wallpapers, home screen, lock screen, ringtones|
|Photography||Cameras, photo editing tools, photo management and sharing|
|Productivity||Notepad, to-do list, keyboard, printing, calendar, backup, calculator, conversion|
|Shopping||Online shopping, auctions, coupons, price comparison, shopping lists, product reviews|
|Social||Social networking, check-in|
|Sport||Sports news & commentary, score tracking, fantasy team management, game coverage|
|Tools||Tools for Android devices|
|Travel & Local||Trip booking tools, ride sharing, taxis, city guides, local business information, trip management tools, tour booking|
|Video Players & Editors||Video players, video editors, media storage|
Action, Adventure, Arcade, Board, Card, Casino, Casual, Educational, Music, Puzzle, Racing, Role Playing, Simulation, Sports, Strategy, Trivia, Word.