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App compatibility with Android and Chromebooks

Apps on the Google Play Store may not be compatible with all devices. Note: In most cases, apps from Google Play can't be downloaded to Windows or Mac computers but can be downloaded to supported Android and Chromebook devices. Learn more about supported Android devices or downloading apps.

Apps available on your device

When searching or browsing the Google Play Store app, you'll only see apps that are compatible with your device. When using the Google Play website, a device will be grayed out if it isn’t compatible with the app you’re attempting to install. This usually occurs because the app isn’t available in your location or designed for your device's screen size or version of Android.

Developers have the ability to target applications to specific devices based on screen size, mobile service provider, location, and a number of other factors. App compatibility can change over time.

App compatibility with Chromebooks

When you use Android apps on Chromebooks, some functions may work differently than on Android devices. For example, if your Chromebook doesn’t have a touchscreen, an app may work if you use mouse clicks rather than a touchscreen. 

Contact the developer for compatibility information

For compatibility information about a specific app, contact the app's developer.

 

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