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Select a category for your app or game

Using the Google Play Developer Console, you can choose a category for your apps. Users can browse for apps by category using a computer ( and the Play Store app.

To choose a category for your app:

  1. Sign in to your Google Play Developer Console.
  2. Select an app.
  3. On the left menu, click Store Listing.
  4. Under "Categorization," select an application type and category.
  5. Near the top of the page, click Save draft (new apps) or Submit update (existing apps).

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.


New & updated categories

To help users discover your apps, we've recently introduced a few new app categories on the Developer 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
Transportation 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
Dating Social
Events Entertainment
Maps & Navigation Transportation
Video Players & Editors Media & Video

Category examples

Category Examples
Art & Design Sketchbooks, painter tools, art & design tools, coloring 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, dialers, 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, ATM 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
Personalization 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, grocery lists, product reviews
Social Social networking, check-in
Sports 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
Weather Weather reports

Action, Adventure, Arcade, Board, Card, Casino, Casual, Educational, Music, Puzzle, Racing, Role Playing, Simulation, Sports, Strategy, Trivia, Word.

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