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 Google Play Play Store app.

Here's how 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. Scroll down to "Categorization" and click the drop-down next to "Application type."
  5. Select a type.
  6. Click the drop-down next to "Category."
  7. Select a category.
  8. 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.

Category Examples
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
Education Exam preparations, study-aids, vocabulary, educational games, language learning
Entertainment Streaming video, Movies, TV, interactive entertainment
Finance Banking, payment, ATM finders, financial news, insurance, taxes, portfolio/trading, tip calculators
Health & Fitness Personal fitness, workout tracking, diet and nutritional tips, health & safety etc.
Libraries & Demo Software Libraries, technical demos
Lifestyle Recipes, style guides
Media & Video Subscription movie services, remote controls, media/video players
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
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, blogging
Sports Sports News & Commentary, score tracking, fantasy team management, game Coverage
Tools Tools for Android devices
Transportation Public transportation, navigation tools, driving
Travel & Local Maps, City guides, local business information, trip management tools
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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