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 Google Play Store Google Play or visit the Google Play store 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 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.
Turn on App sync

When you turn on App sync, apps that you install on your phone or tablet are automatically installed on other devices that are signed in with your Google Account. You can sync apps to other devices like your tablet, watch, Chromebook, or TV. If you use Android Auto, you can also sync apps to your car. To turn on App sync on your device:

  1. On your Android device, open Settings Settings.
  2. Tap Manage apps & device and then Sync apps to devices.
  3. Select the devices that you want to sync to your apps.

Learn how to update the Play Store and apps on Android.

Reinstall apps on a new or second device

If you get a new device, or if you have issues with App sync, you can reinstall any apps you bought. To reinstall content, you must use the same account on all devices. Learn how to reinstall apps on Android.

Tip: Some content may not be available on all devices.
Content can’t be transferred between accounts

You can’t transfer content between accounts on Google Play, even if you own both accounts. 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 bought an app on the wrong account, contact the app developer. They might refund your purchase.

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