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

You can pre-order select movies, music, 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.

Starting in August, the Music store on Google Play will start shutting down gradually for users, and you won't be able to buy music. Pre-orders with a delivery date after the shut down won't be fulfilled, and you won't be charged. You'll receive an email for any pre-orders that have been canceled. Your existing music purchases (up to 100K songs) can be transfered to YouTube Music. Learn how to transfer your Google Play music.

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 phone or tablet, 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. On your Android phone or tablet, open Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Account.
    • To cancel a pre-order, under “Purchase history,” tap the item you want to cancel. Tap Cancel preorder.

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

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