Download and Install Apps - Play Store™
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Download and Install Apps - Play Store™

This shows you how to download/install apps from the Play Store on your Android device. Our Troubleshooting Assistant can help you with other device issues if you aren't currently using the tool.

NoteImages may vary depending on device.

  1. From the Play Store home screen, tap Apps.
    Google Play home screen with APPS
  2. Swipe left or right to sort by the following:
    • Categories
    • Home
    • Top Paid
    • Top Free
    • Top Grossing
    • Top New Paid
    • Top New Free
    • Trending
    APPS with HOME tab
  3. If applicable, tap a category (e.g. Games, Business, Comics, etc.).
    APPS with CATEGORIES tab
  4. Tap an app.
    APPS with TOP FREE tab
  5. Tap Install.
    Note If there is a charge for the app, tap the price (e.g. $1.99).
    Note The app depicted within the following images is merely an example.
    App overview with INSTALL
  6. Tap Accept to continue.
    Note If a payment method is required for purchase but has not been established, tap Continue then follow the remaining steps to set up your preferred payment option (e.g. Add credit or debit card, Enable Verizon Wireless billing, Redeem, etc.).
    Note Review the required app permissions. If they are not acceptable, tap Back to exit.
    App permissions with ACCEPT
  7. To launch the app, tap Open.
    Note To exit without launching the app, tap Home (located at the bottom).
    App overview with OPEN
Last Modified: March 14, 2014
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