Not so long ago, Google gave the Play Store a new look on all platforms. However, the new changes did not mean only the exterior and the glitz. One of the most useful new features added to the Android app store is a device search filter for apps and games. We’ll show you how to use it to search for apps and games by device in the Google Play Store.
Search for apps and games by device in the Google Play Store on the web
1. Go here play.google.com in your browser.
2. The list of devices appears at the top.
3. Click on the selected device to view its associated apps and games.
You can browse the web with apps for your phone, tablet, TV or Chromebook. As long as you’re signed in to the same Google Account on all your devices, the Play Store also lets you download and install apps directly from the web on other devices.
The list of displayed devices is different on the web and on your Android device. However, you can still view Android apps and games for other platforms in the mobile version of the Google Play Store.
Search for apps and games by device in the Google Play Store on Android
1. Open the Google Play Store app on your Android device, such as your phone.
2. Touch the button Other tools category.
3. Select an app to view compatible devices.
When you open an app list in the Play Store on Android, the names of compatible devices that support the app appear below the install button. If you press the small down arrow on the green install button, you will see a list of your Android devices with checkboxes.
If you want to install an app on another device, all you have to do is tap the checkbox and then press the green install button. Thanks to this system, you can install the same Android application on multiple devices at the same time.
The Google integration is excellent as always
Google always does a great job of seamlessly integrating its platforms and services across devices. Whether you’re browsing the web on your laptop or the Play Store on your Chromebook, the device filter makes it easy to find apps and games for all your other Android devices.
Although the visible device filters change depending on usage, it’s still a handy tool. For example, I can very easily install a compatible app like Microsoft Outlook on my Pixel watch through the Play Store on my phone.
This feature is especially useful for Android smartwatches, as they have small screens and are generally difficult to type on. In this case, it’s a godsend to be able to use the device filter and then install the app of your choice on another device from another device.
Google goodness on your wrist
Enjoy the greatness of Wear OS 3 and the pure Google experience on your wrist with the Pixel Watch. Although it has its flaws, the smartwatch made by Google is beautiful and pleasant to use every day.