Google Play Store

If you have an Android smartphone, you may already know about the Play Store. It is a shop where you will find applications, games, books and films, most of them free. It has a large catalogue of applications, in which developers fight to position them.

This platform, developed by Google, can be used from a phone, computer or tablet.

Free apps on Google Play Store

You can find millions of free apps on this platform, some as well known as Facebook or WhatsApp. But if you take a look around, you’ll notice that there are apps with numerous functions, some of which you would never have imagined: to control the number of glasses of water you drink a day, to keep your phone free of malware, to draw and retouch images and videos, wallpapers, translators, voice modulators…
Many of them you can download for free, but you will have to pay if you want certain premium features. And other applications are paid. Their prices vary from a few cents to $350, but are usually no more than $10.
There are almost 3 million apps in the Google Play Store, 98% of which are free.

Categories of Play Store apps and games

Within the shop you will find a tab for apps and a tab for games. To make it easy for you, the platform offers lists of the most successful, most downloaded, and most successful paid apps. And it also offers personalised recommendations based on your download history. And if that wasn’t enough, it also divides them into different categories, so you can easily find what you’re looking for: entertainment, business, communication, music&audio, sports, education, lifestyle…
The same goes for games. In this case, some of the categories are: racing, simulation, action, cards, board, strategy, or role playing.

FAQs about Play Store

Is the Google Play Store free to download?

Yes, you can download and use the Google Play Store completely free of charge. Don’t trust websites that try to charge you for it.

Can I only download apps and games from the Play Store?

No! From the Google Play Store you can download millions of apps and games, but also books and movies.

Does the Play Store work on any device?

The Google Play Store comes pre-installed by default on all Android-powered devices, with the exception of Huawei. This includes TVs, phones, tablets and smartwatches. You will not be able to use this platform on iOS or Windows Phone.