App compatibility with Android

Apps on the Google Play Store may not be compatible with all Android devices.

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.

For compatibility information about a specific app, contact the developer directly using the information provided on the Google Play listing.

Note: In most cases, apps from Google Play can't be downloaded to computers.

Learn more about supported Android devices or downloading apps.

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