Manage app licenses

Managed Google Play no longer supports the ability to purchase app licenses. Your organization can still manage and request refunds for the app licenses it already owns. However, it won't be possible to purchase any additional licenses.

Approving licensed apps

Purchased apps are automatically approved and made available to users in your organization.

If you don't want new users to install an approved app, remove it from the approved list. People who haven't installed it can no longer see it in managed Google Play. However, users who already installed it can keep using it.

See app licenses and purchase history

  1. Sign in to managed Google Play.
  2. From the Apps menu, select My company apps. The number of remaining licenses for each app is shown under Remaining.
  3. To see the purchase history, click History.

You can also click an app to see:

  • The number of licenses that you bought: license information for approved apps
  • The available licenses: App details license information

Remove approved apps

Remove an approved app

Removing an app from the approved list doesn’t change the number of licenses you own or who's using them.

  1. Sign in to managed Google Play.
  2. From the Apps menu, select My company apps.
  3. Select the app and click Unapprove.
  4. Click OK.
Re-approve an app you removed
If you want users to be able to install an app you removed, add it back to the approved list.
  1. Sign in to managed Google Play.
  2. From the Apps menu, select My company apps.
  3. Select the app and click Approve.
  4. Click OK.

After you re-approve the app, unused licenses are immediately available to users.

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