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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.
Reinstall apps on a new or second device

If you get a new or second device you can reinstall any apps you bought.

Content is linked to your account, so to reinstall content, you need to use the same account on all devices.

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.

Understand customized pricing in Google Play

When you make a purchase through Google Play (which may include apps and in-app purchases), you might get a price that’s customized for you. Although in the European Union, Google is the seller of apps on Google Play, most apps on the Play Store are made by third-party developers, not by Google. Where the app is made by a third-party developer, the developer is responsible for setting the prices you see in their apps, including any customization. If you see a customized price in an app developed by Google, then Google has customized the price or offer for you. For example, users who meet certain eligibility criteria may receive promotional discounts or offers.

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