Get Android apps and 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 without installing the app on your device. Some content is free, some content you’ll need to buy.
Find and download apps or digital content
- Open the Google Play Store app .
- Note: you can also go to play.google.com.
- Search or browse for content.
- Select an item.
- Tap Install (for free items) or the item's price.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the transaction and get the content.
For paid items, you can choose your payment method with the Down arrow . If it's your first time making a purchase, your payment method will be added to your Google Account.
You can change what language is displayed when you visit Google Play on your computer by changing your Google Accounts settings.
Note: Apps are designed for use with supported Android and Chromebook devices and can't be used on Windows or Mac computers.
Find apps and content you added
Find apps & games
Apps and games will be installed on your device. You can find them with your other apps.
Find music, movies, and other digital content
Digital content will appear in one of the Google Play apps on your device. Depending on the type of content, look in:
- Google Play Books .
- Google Play Games .
- Google Play Movies & TV .
- Google Play Music .
- Google Play Newsstand .
Install apps and content on other devices
When you add apps or digital content it’s connected to your Google Account, not just the device you add it on. That means you don’t have to buy it again if you get a new device, and you can use it on multiple devices.
If you get a new or second device you can reinstall any apps you bought.
Content is linked to your Google Account. So you’ll need to use the same Google Account on all devices to reinstall content.
Note: Some content may not be available on all devices.
It is not possible to transfer content between accounts on Google Play, even if you own both accounts. If you have multiple accounts on your device, make sure you’re signed in to the account you want to use before you complete your purchase.
If you’ve bought an app on the wrong account contact the app developer. They may be able to refund your purchase so you can buy it again on the account you wanted to use.
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