Google Play Store is Google’s official source for Android apps and downloads. In addition to housing over one million apps and games in its digital library, the Google Play Store also provides a multitude of music files and videos. Users can search for specific applications by keyword or browse apps in the Google Playlibrary via category. Purchases are made directly on the app and are downloaded to any Android device (tablet or mobile phone) linked to a user’s account.
Google Play is a platform for you to view applications and other content before downloading to your phone. It indexes lots of information about each app, including the author’s description, images, ratings, user comments and alternative suggestions.
Using Google Play (formerly known as Android Market), you can consult the charts of the latest free and paid games and applications. Though Android is able to update applications automatically, Google Play allows you to check if you have the latest version of an app installed and download the latest update if necessary.
Google Play now offers more content besides apps, including Google Play Music, Google Play Books, and Google Play Movies & TV. Like Apple’s iTunes for iOS, this makes Google Play an important hub for your digital life.
Google Play allows you to set up wish lists of applications and content you’d like to download at a later point. It also lets you remotely install applications to your device from a web browser, syncing via your Google account.
The Google Play APK is no longer officially available to download and install, but comes pre-installed with almost all Android devices.