Pre-order or pre-register for apps, movies, books & audiobooks

You can pre-order select movies, e-books, and audiobooks and have them appear in your library as soon as they're available. You can also pre-register for select apps and games that aren't out yet.

Important: Due to regulatory requirements, Google can't offer pre-orders in India. Content in India will be available on the sale dates.

Pre-order or pre-register for an item

You won't be charged for pre-orders until the item is available in your app. 

Important: If you pre-register for an item, you won’t be able to cancel your pre-registration. 

  1. On your Android device, open Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap the item you’d like to pre-order.
  3. On the item’s detail page, tap Pre-order or Pre-register.

You’ll get an email when your pre-order is placed. You’ll also get a notification or email when you get the item or when it becomes available to download.

Important: A pre-order may be canceled if your payment is declined. If you used Google Play Store balance as your form of payment for your pre-order, your order will be canceled if you don't have enough credit in your account when the item is released. 

Check status or cancel your pre-order

  1. Open the Google Play app Google Play.
  2. At the top right, tap the profile icon.
  3. Tap Payments & subscriptions and then Budget & history.
  4. Select the item you want to cancel.
  5. Tap Cancel preorder.

You'll receive a cancellation email after canceling your order.

Find books available for pre-order

  1. On your Android device, open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. Tap Library.
  3. To find upcoming books available for pre-order or books that you already pre-ordered, tap Upcoming.

Tip: If you subscribe to a series with an upcoming book, you don’t need to pre-order the book again. Learn how to manage your subscriptions.

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