How To Download Apps and Games for Android Using the Google Play Store

April 2017

Google Play, formerly Android Market, is a virtual store of digital content for devices based on the Android operating system. This store, which is developed and managed by Google, allows you to download apps, games, magazines, books, music, and movies for your Android mobile phone or tablet.

The download can be done directly from your Android device, through the Play Store app, or from your computer through the Google Play site. In both cases you will need a Google account.



How To Add a Google Account to Your Android Phone or Tablet

If you have not yet added a Google account to your Android, tap the Play Store on the home screen of your device. Enter your Google account and press Next. Enter the password and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. If you do not yet have a Google account, click here to create one.

How To Install Android Apps on Your Phone or Tablet

Open the Play Store app and press the Apps and Games button. Enter one of the categories, for example Top Charts. Press Top Apps and you will be presented with the most popular free apps. Select the app or game you want to download, then press Install. Accept the terms and conditions and start the installation. Once the app is finished, the app icon will appear on your device's home screen.

If you know the name of the app or the game you want to download, you can type it in the box at the top of the screen. Then, select it in the results list and follow the on-screen instructions to proceed with the installation.

How To Install and Download Apps to Android From a PC

Sign in to Google Play using your Google account. Then, click Apps > Categories. Enter one of the categories (Entertainment, Lifestyle, Finance, etc.). Select the app or game you want to download and click Install. Finally, click OK. If you are connected to the internet, the download and installation will be done automatically on your device.

If you know the name of the app or the game you want to download, you can enter it directly in the Search box. Then, select it in the results list and follow the instructions that appear on the screen to proceed with the installation.

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Published by MelissaCCM. Latest update on April 2, 2017 at 02:43 PM by Daniel_CCM.
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