The official store for apps used on Androids is called Google Play. It was earlier called as Android Market, finally changing form and format to Google Play.
The app store is used to download apps for Android Smartphones, tablets as well as other device forms. Alphabet Inc, the new name after Google restructured itself, is now at the center of developing the software for music, books, applications and movies for the app store. It also accepts third-party apps by independent developers.
Pre-installed App Store
Every Android device that is sold is pre-installed with Google Play store. Users can immediately make purchases or free downloads from the App store.
If users want to install non-market applications, then users will have to make changes within the devices’ settings. Google scans every app loaded to the store for malware. Therefore, apps are vetted for threats before they are made available at the app store for download.
For TV and Games
Google App store has apps for the latest entertainment device, Android TV as well. The store holds a wide-range of games, in various business models, that is free-to-use, paid and freemium games as well.
The app store for the Android device is built for the wide-ranging categories that users are known to engage on. The app store also loads of content for Music, Books, Movies as well as Television.
It has a well-curated Newsstand feature as well. By default, users will be able to find each of the entertainment apps pre-installed on the Android device. The exception to pre-installed apps from Play Store is Books as well as Newsstand.
Google Play is an independent app by itself where users can download as well as purchase apps and other media. It has to be mentioned that not all services are available in all the countries. Users will need to provide/register with their Google Account to begin installing apps from the store. To make purchases, users will require a payment card or Google Play Gift Card to complete purchases. Once users have included these details on their Android, they have the entire Google Play app world at their fingertips to explore.