How to use the Play 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

You must be at least 18 years of age to 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 Play 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 one-off registration fee that you can pay with the following credit or debit cards:

  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover (US only)
  • Visa Electron (Outside of the US 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.

Develop Android apps

Find out how to design, develop and distribute your Android apps on Google Play.

Use the Play Console

Once you've selected an app, here are the pages you'll find in each category:

  • Android vitals: Overview, ANRs and crashes, Deobfuscation files
  • Development tools: Services and APIs
  • Release management: Release dashboard, App releases, Android Instant Apps, Artifact library, App bundle explorer, Device catalogue, App signing, Pre-launch report
  • Store presence: Store Listing, Store Listing Experiments, Pricing and distribution, Content rating, In-app products, Paid app sales, Translation service
  • User acquisition: Acquisition reports, Google Ads campaigns, Promotions, Optimisation tips
  • Financial reports: Overview, Revenue, Buyers, Conversions, Subscriptions 
  • User feedback: Ratings, Reviews analysis, Reviews, Beta feedback

For more information on some of the most popular features, click the links below.

Track app performance from your Android device

You can review app status and performance data on the go with the Play 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.


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

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