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Settings and features in the Play Games app

Learn about privacy settings and features in the Play Games app below.

You'll need to have the Google Play Games app installed in order to access some features. If you're playing a game that needs the Play Games app, and you don’t already have it, we’ll let you know or direct you to the Google Play Store to install it.

Change your privacy settings

On your mobile device

Make your Profile public or private

If your Gamer Profile is public, other players can see your gameplay activity, level and XP. To change your Gamer Profile privacy settings:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. In the top right, tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Next to "Public gamer profile," tap the checkbox.
  4. Choose an option.

Note: If your Profile is private, you will appear as Level 1 to other players.

Visibility settings for individual games

On your Google+ Manage apps page, you can control who can see your activity.

On Android TV

Your Game Profile level is a combination of all the XP you've earned. If your Profile is private, you will appear as Level 1 to other players.

On a web browser, go to your Google+ Manage apps page to control who can see your activity.

Find games you've recently played

On your mobile device
  • On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Games app Play Games.
  • Your recently played games will appear on the home screen.
On Android TV

To find games you've installed using your current Google account, open the Play Games app Play Games and select My Profile. Games you've signed into will show here in the order they were last played.

If a game you have installed using your Google account doesn't appear on Android TV, it may not be compatible. Here's how you can check:

  1. On your computer, go to the Google Play Store.
  2. Find the game you want to play.
  3. Click Install or Installed.
  4. Under "Choose a device," look for your Android TV device. If it's greyed out, the game isn't compatible.

Find featured and popular games

On your mobile device

You can play Solitaire, PAC-MAN, and Cricket for free in the Google Play Games app. These games are developed by Google and are available to play even when you are offline.

To find other featured and popular games:

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games
  2. At the top right, tap Google Play Store Google Play Store.
  3. Select or search for a game to learn more, and download it on Google Play.
On Android TV

To find featured and popular games that use Play Games:

  1. Open the Play Games app Play Games.
  2. Select Find games.
  3. Select or search for a game to learn more, see if any of your friends play the game, and download it on Google Play.

For more information about Play Games, visit the Google Play Terms of Service and Google+ Terms of Service.

If you're having trouble downloading apps and games from the Play Store Google Play to use on the Play Games app, try these troubleshooting steps.

Andrea is a Google Play expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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