Let’s start with a fact: without the Play Store app, your phone would be useless. The Play Store is Google’s media store from which you can download different types of content, both free and paid: apps, movies, music and books. “Store” is an English term that actually means “store”, and what you buy or download from the Play Store, you can also use it externally without logging into the store itself.
Google Play Store: General
The Google Play Store is the official store for Android devices, it means that inside you can only find applications that can be used on your Android smartphone. If another operating system such as iOS is installed on your mobile phone, and therefore you have an iPhone, you will have to download the applications from the relative store called App Store (or Apple Store).
Where is the Google Play Store? The Play Store application is pre-installed on Android devices, this means that it is already present on your mobile and you do not have to download it yourself.
Google account, how does it work?
The Play Store works only and exclusively using your Google account. If we had to use a metaphor, we could compare it to a key with which to open the door to the store. So what does “Google account” mean?
Let’s start from the beginning: when you first turned on your Android smartphone, you were asked to enter your Google account credentials or create a brand new one. In the latter case, you had to choose the username and password to associate with your new account. Once these steps were completed, you were finally able to start using your Google account to access the various applications available.
If, on the other hand, you’ve never tried logging in, the Play Store is the right app to try. All you have to do is tap on the Play Store icon and enter your Google account credentials. Once this preliminary action is done, the main store screen appears: from this moment you can download anything you want.
The main screen of the Play Store is structured in such a way that you can decide which symbol to click on. If you are looking for a particular app, you can browse the different categories (social, photography, music, shopping, communication, entertainment, etc.) or type the name in the search bar at the top. Among the most famous applications, you will find TikTok, Youtube or even Netflix, the most famous applications are all present there.
By pressing “Do not miss”, you can find a series of applications recommended by the Play Store itself that you absolutely must install on your smartphone, the algorithm determines which ones best meet your expectations. In addition to apps, you also have access to media content of various genres, such as books, movies, music albums, magazines and more. These are mainly games and entertaining applications for the most well-known, but you will find applications of all types.
After deciding which app or content to download, click “Install” and the platform will do the rest. If you were to choose a paid app, the price would appear on the green button. Don’t worry: before making the purchase, the Google Play Store will always ask you for confirmation via a specific notification.