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

You can pre-order selected movies, eBooks and audiobooks so that they appear in your library as soon as they're available. You can also pre-register for selected 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 the Google Play Store app Google Play.
  2. Tap the item that you’d like to pre-order.
  3. On the item’s details 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 cancelled 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 cancelled 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 and subscriptions and then Budget and history.
  4. Select the item that you want to cancel.
  5. Tap Cancel pre-order.

You'll receive a cancellation email after cancelling 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've 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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