Google play store is a digital marketplace where Android users can install apps, games, books, movies, and songs. Some apps are free, some apps you will need to buy.
Google play was launched on March 6, 2012, bringing together the Android Market, Google eBookstore, and the Google Music, under one brand. The services operating under the Google Play banner are: Google play games, Google play music, Google play movies and TV, Google play books, and Google play newsstand.
Google play has more than 2.7 million Android applications, as of February 2017.
Google play games
Google play games is an online gaming service operated by Google for the Android users. It features real-time multiplayer gaming capabilities, social and public leaderboards, cloud saves, and achievements.
Google play music
Google play music is a music and podcast streaming service operated by Google. Users with accounts can listen to up to 50,000 songs from their personal libraries at no cost.
Google play books
Google play books is an ebook digital distribution service operated by Google. Users can purchase and download ebooks from Google play. Google claiming that Google play books is the largest ebooks collection in the world.
Google play movies and TV
Google play movies and TV is an online video on demand service operated by Google. It offers movies and television shows for purchase or rental, depending on availability.
Google play newsstand
Google play newsstand is a news aggregator and digital newsstand service operated by Google. It was launched in November 2013.
On computers, content can be read on a dedicated Google play newsstand section on the Google play website. On smartphones and tablets, content can be read on the Google play newsstand mobile app for the Android and iOS operating systems. Offline download and reading is supported on the mobile apps.
Steps to download an Android app
Step 1: Open the Play Store app
To open and use the Play Store app, you need to have a Google account. If you already have a Google account, you can directly sign in and use the Play Store app. Otherwise, you need to register and create Google account.
Step 2: Search or browse for apps
If you already know the app name, enter the app name in the search box. Otherwise, enter the keyword to find the appropriate app you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for a “phone number tracker app”, enter keyword “phone number tracker” in the search box and install the phone number tracker app.
Step 3: Select an item
Step 4: Tap on “Install” button
Click on install button and follow the instructions. It may ask you permissions to continue, tap Accept.
Step 5: If the app is a paid app, tap on the “buy” icon, make the payment and download the app.