Distribute your app

With your Google Play Developer Console, you can set your app as paid or free, select your app's country availability, and opt-in to distribute your app to additional Android devices and programs.

Choose your distribution settings

  1. Go to your Google Play Developer Console.
  2. Select an app.
  3. Select Pricing & Distribution.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete each section, and review the information below for details.

For all apps: make your app paid or free

Next to "This application is," select Paid or Free.

Important: If you change an app from Paid to Free and save the change, the app can't be changed back to paid. If you want to charge for the app again, you would need to create a new app with a new package name and set a price for the new app.

For paid apps: set & change prices

  1. Set up a Google Payments Merchant Center account.
  2. Review our list of currencies and price ranges allowed by country.
  3. Next to "Default price" on your Pricing & distribution page, type a price. If you want to change your prices in all countries based on the new default price, check the box next to "Overwrite existing prices."
  4. Select Save draft (new apps) or Submit update (existing apps).

Tip: If a location isn't enabled for sales in local currency, the price will be defaulted to match your home currency.

Countries

Under "Distribute in these countries," you can select individual countries or check the box next to "Select all countries."

To see where paid apps can be sold, check our list of supported locations. For help changing paid app pricing per country, see the paid and free apps section above.

Ad Supported

You should declare whether or not your app contains ads (like ads delivered through third party ad networks, display ads, native ads, and/or banner ads) on your app's Pricing & Distribution page. Once the feature launches broadly, apps that contain ads will have an "Ads" label shown on their store listing page.

Note: The "Ads" label isn't meant to cover whether an app contains other kinds of commercial content, like paid product placement or offers to make in-app purchases or upgrades. If your app includes paid product placements, make sure they comply with local laws.

Examples

Here are a few examples of when you should answer "yes" to having ads for purposes of the "Ads" label. This isn't a comprehensive list but just a few examples based on the most common types of ads.

  • Banner and interstitials: My app integrates with an Ad SDK to show banners and/or interstitials. I use the ad formats to monetize and/or promote my own products or apps.
  • Native ads: My app includes ads natively, indistinguishable from other content (e.g. sponsored articles, ads within a feed, etc).
  • House ads: My app renders a small banner to promote my other apps.

Additional monitoring

While you're responsible for accurately declaring ad presence in your apps, Google may verify this at any time and display the "Ads" label if appropriate.

If you think your app has been incorrectly labeled by our system, contact our support team for help.

Enforcement

If you misrepresent the presence of ads in your app(s), it’s considered a violation of Google Play policies and may result in your app(s) being suspended.

Distribute apps to other devices & programs

If your apps include features for other Android devices or are eligible for additional programs, you can choose to distribute your apps to these devices and/or programs.

Device & program icons

Near the top of your app's Pricing & Distribution page, you’ll see active icons for devices and programs where you’re distributing your app. To see how to distribute your app to a device or program, click one of the icons.

For some devices and programs, you may see the following status icons:

  • Your app is being reviewed Review
  • Your app has an issue or has been rejected Issue
Android Wear

If your app includes Android Wear features, you can opt-in for potential inclusion in Android Wear collections on Google Play.

Before you opt-in, you need to upload a Wear screenshot. Once you opt-in and publish your app, our team will review your app to help ensure that it follows the Wear App Quality guidelines.

Learn more about how to distribute your app to Android Wear.

Android TV

To distribute your app for Android TV, you need to add a Leanback launch intent to your app and upload a TV banner image and screenshots.

Our team reviews apps for usability with a DPAD (apps) and Gamepad (games only) and other quality guidelines.

Android Auto

Before you can distribute your app to Android Auto, you need to accept the Android Auto terms and conditions available on your Pricing & Distribution page. After you’ve accepted the terms and conditions, you can upload your Android Auto-enabled apps.

Your app will be reviewed for compliance with driver distraction guidelines. Until your app is approved, your app or app update won’t be published to the Play Store.

Remove your app from Android Auto distribution

To remove your app from Android Auto distribution, remove the Auto manifest entry from your APK and submit an update.

Designed for Families

If you have apps designed for kids and families, you can opt-in for inclusion in the Designed for Families program. The Google Play team reserves the right to disqualify content that appears inappropriate for families for any reason.

Requirements & eligibility

Before you can opt-in, your app needs:

Advertising

If your apps have ads, they need to comply with policy and quality guidelines.

Learn More

Google Play for Work

If you're a developer in the U.S. or Canada and want to distribute paid apps on Google Play for Work, you can make your app available for bulk purchase and distribution to devices running Android for Work.

To opt-in to Google Play for Work distribution, make sure to carefully review the terms and conditions for Google Play for Work. You need to accept the terms and conditions before your app can be distributed to Google Play for Work.

Note: If you have free apps, there's no need to opt-in. Free apps are automatically available to devices running Android for Work. Learn more about Android for Work.

Google Play for Education

If you have a great app for education and want to reach more teachers and students, you can opt-in for inclusion in the "Educator recommended" section of Google Play for Education.

Learn more about Google Play for Education.

Distribute apps outside Google Play

Distributing your apps through Google Play is non-exclusive; you may choose to distribute your applications through other channels as well. Keep in mind the version published in the store must comply with all Google Play policies.

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