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How to use the Google Play Developer Console

Register for a Google Play Developer account

To publish Android apps on Google Play, you'll need to create a Google Play Developer account.

Step 1: Sign up for a Google Play Developer account
  1. Using your Google Account, sign up for a Developer account.
  2. Once you have a Developer account, you can use the Developer Console to publish and manage your apps.
Step 2: Accept the Developer Distribution Agreement

During the sign up process, you'll need to review and accept the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement.

Step 3: Pay registration fee

There is a $25 USD one-time registration fee that you can pay with the following credit or debit cards:

  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover (U.S. only)
  • Visa Electron (Outside of the U.S. only)

Note: The types of cards accepted may vary by location.

Step 4: Complete your account details

Type your account details. Your "Developer name" is displayed to customers on Google Play.

You can add more account information after you've created your account.

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Use the Google Play Developer Console

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Track app performance from your Android device

You can review app status and performance data on-the-go with the Google Play Developer Console app.

What's new

Here are some popular resources with the latest news and tips on developing Android apps and games for Google Play.

  • If you have a Google Play Developer account, view Google Play Developer Console announcements by selecting the bell icon Announcement.
  • Learn about features and best practices that will help you grow your business with the Playbook app. Get personalized articles and videos from Google and experts across the web.
  • Read the latest news and posts about Android and Google Play on the Android Developers blog.


Need help publishing apps on Google Play? Here are a few places you can go for additional support.

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