What Is the Google Play Store?

What is the Google Play Store?

The Google Play Store, formerly known as the Android Market, is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google. It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system. You browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit and published through Google. Over the last few years, the Google Play Store has made its way to Chrome OS, making your Chrome devices become even more useful than before.

The Google Play Store isn't something you need to enable on your Chromebook. If you own a supported Chromebook, it will already be available to you on the device. If you want to see a list of older devices that support the store, check this link. However, if you’ve purchased a Chromebook after 2017, this is included immediately.

How to access the Google Play Store on your Chromebook

At the bottom of your Chromebook window, you’ll see the icon displayed in the image to the right. If you don't see it, you can also find it in your list of applications or you can go to play.google.com.

Clicking the icon will open up the store. You can search through applications, movies, music, books, games, and more. That’s how easy it is to access the Google Play store on your Chromebook! You can now download all sorts of great applications.

Google Play Store icon magnified with a magnifying glass on a Chromebook

Chrome and Promevo

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You can shop Chrome devices on our online store or get in contact with one of our sales reps if you have more questions! If you need additional support or training, we are here for you. All Promevo customers get free support from our Google certified specialists. You can search our Knowledge Base, talk to our support team, or even schedule free training.