Get Android apps & digital content from the Google Play Store

You can install apps, games, and digital content on your device from the Google Play Store. Sometimes you can also use instant apps that don’t require installation. Some content is available at no charge, and some you need to buy.

Apps are designed for use with supported Android and Chromebook devices and can't be used on Windows or Mac computers.

Find & download apps or digital content

  1. On your device, open the Google Play Store Google Play or go to on a web browser.
  2. Search or browse for content.
  3. Select an item.
  4. Select Install or the item's price.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the transaction and get the content.
    • If you made a purchase before: Select your payment method with the Down arrow Down arrow.
    • If it's your first purchase: Your payment method will be added to your Google Account.

Tip: To change your display language on Google Play, change the language in your Google Account settings.

Find apps for your watch, tablet, TV, car, or other device

You can use Play store filters to search or browse apps and games that are compatible with each of your devices.

On your phone:

  1. Open the Google Play app Google Play.
  2. At the top, search for an app or content.
  3. In the dropdown menu, choose a device associated with your account.

On your computer:

  1. Go to
  2. At the top right, click the magnifying glass Search. Then, search for an app or content.
  3. Select the device dropdown and choose a device associated with your account.

After you follow these steps, in your search results, you’ll find the apps that are compatible with your device.

Tip: To use the search filter, you must be signed in to an account associated with multiple Android devices.

Find your apps & content

Find apps & games

Apps and games are installed on your device. Learn how to find and open apps.

Find books, games & other digital content

Based on the type of content, digital content appears in one of the Google Play apps on your device:

Install apps & content on other devices

Apps and digital content are connected to your Google Account, not just your device. You don’t have to buy them again if you get a new device. You can use them on multiple devices.

Learn how to install apps and content from your phone or computer to other devices.

Content can’t be transferred between accounts

If you own multiple accounts, you can’t transfer content between accounts on Google Play. If you have multiple accounts on your device, before you complete your purchase, make sure you’re signed in to the account you want to use.

If you purchased an app on the wrong account, contact the app developer. They may give you a refund for your purchase.

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