Google Play

Google Play
Google Play 2016 logo.svg
Initial releaseOctober 23, 2008; 12 years ago (2008-10-23)
Stable release(s)
15.5.22 / June 25, 2019; 21 months ago (2019-06-25)[1]
Operating systemAndroid
PlatformAndroid, Android TV, Wear OS, Chrome OS, Web
TypeDigital distribution, software update

Google Play is a platform by Google. It is a online store for music, books, movies and a few million Android applications. Google formed it in March 2012 by merging for different stores:

  • Google Music
  • Google Books
  • Google Movies
  • Android Market, the oldest, was started in October 2008.

Google Play also sold Google hardware devices, until 2015 when Google started a new Google Store for that.


  1. "Google Play Store APKs". APKMirror. Retrieved 2019-06-25.

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