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Google Play Store (play.google.com)
  • Web browsers: For the best experience, use the latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer (not compatible with Internet Explorer 8 and lower) or Opera.
Android apps
  • Android devices: Go to our supported device list to see if your Android device is compatible with Google Play.
  • Other operating systems: Devices running other operating systems (including Apple and Windows devices) are not supported for downloading Android apps on Google Play.
  • Web browsers: The Google Play website (play.google.com) is available to visit the Play Store, but Android apps on Google Play can't be downloaded to use on your computer.
Books
Newsstand
  • Android devices: Android OS version 2.2 and higher that are compatible with Google Play.
  • Newsstand app for iPhone or iPad supports reading magazines, but not all formats. In the Play Store, look for a "Available on Android only" badge and the "Available on" box at the bottom of the page.
  • Web browsers: Purchased magazines can be read using Google Chrome at play.google.com/newsstand.
Movies & TV
  • Android devices: Android OS version 4.4 and higher that are compatible with Google Play.
  • Apple devices: iPhone or iPad running an operating system with version 8.0 and above.
  • Web browsers (play.google.com/movies): Firefox 1.1+, Internet Explorer 7.0+, Safari 1.0+, Google Chrome, or Opera; Broadband connection with 500+ Kbps; Ubuntu and Linux OS users must install the HAL module.
  • Mac: Platform: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher with latest updates installed; Processor: 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit.
  • PC: Windows 2000 or higher with latest updates installed; Processor: 500MHz or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit.
    • Browser: Firefox 12.0+, Internet Explorer 9.0+, Safari 5.0+, or Google Chrome 18.0+; Operating System: Windows 7, Mac OS X 10.7+, Ubuntu 10+ and Linux OS 11+ (64-bit); Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher.
Music
  • Android devices: Your device must be running Android 4.1
  • Apple devices: iPhone or iPad running an operating system with version 8.2 and above.
  • Google Play Music Manager: Mac OS X 10.5 and above; Windows XP and above; Linux (Debian/Ubuntu/Fedora/openSUSE).
  • Web browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer 7 and above; JavaScript must be enabled in your browser (not necessary for Google Chrome). The latest version of Adobe Flash Player must be installed and enabled in your browser.
  • Supported file types for Music Manager.
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