This post details how to Download and install Google Play store Apk on Android devices. Google Play store is the store for Android apps and games where Android users can go and download both free and paid apps.
Alternatively, you can download the same apps and games found on the Google Play store on other third party websites but that comes with a risk of infecting your device with a virus. Needless to say that the Google play store is the best place to download your virus free apps and games protected by Google’s own anti-virus – Google Play Protect.
Now, By default, every Android device comes with the Google Play store pre-installed as it is a part of the Google suite including other Google apps like Gmail, Chrome etc (Well, except in China).
However, if for some reason you don’t have the Google Play store Installed on your Android device or you’ve had it deleted before then there is no need to panic as you can easily get the app back.
How to Download and install Google Play store on Android
Downloading the Google Play store apk is pretty easy as all you need is just the apk file. In case you don’t already know, an apk file is the application format for Android devices similar to .jar for java phones and .exe for PC/Computers.
Now, for you to download Google play store apk file, you’ll need to visit ApkMirror which is one of the few trusted websites where you can download apk file for apps and games. When you get to the site search for Google Play store apk or Click the Link below to go straight to the download.
– Download Google Play Store Apk Here
On the website, you will see the latest version of the Google Play store app as well as other previous versions. Choose anyone you would like to download (I’ll recommend the latest one) and download. After downloading the apk file of the Google Play store, you’ll then have to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources in order to be able to install the apk you downloaded. To do that, follow the steps below.
- Goto Settings.
- Click on Security.
- Enable “Allow installation of apps from unknown sources”
After doing that, you can now go ahead and install the Google Play store apk file you downloaded earlier by going your Internal Memory or MicroSD and Click on the App, then click on Install.
Wait for the Installation to finish and you’re good to go. All you have to do is go back to your app drawer or home screen and you will see the Google Play store app. Launch the app and log in with your Google account if you haven’t (Might log in automatically if you’re signed in to your Google account on the device already) and start downloading apps from the Google Play store.
If you tried installing the Google play store apk and it refuses to install then you might need to download “Google Play services” which is needed for Google Play store to work. Like I said, most Chinese versions of Android smartphones don’t come with either Google play services or Google play store pre-installed so you’ll have to download the Google Play services first or make sure you have it installed before downloading and installing the Google Play store.
There you have it on how to Download and install Google Play store Apk on Android devices. If you have any question, kindly leave your comment below.