How to get Google's new Play Store app right now

Here's how to get Google's new Play store app on your Android phone or tablet right now

Google has begun rolling out an updated Play Store app on Android devices which is expected to be available "over the next few weeks". Here's how to get the app right now.

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If you're someone who doesn't like waiting, you can forget about Google's staggered roll out and download and install the new Play Store app yourself.

This is a very simple and easy process, but you'll need to do a couple of steps first.

Step 1:

On your Android phone or tablet, navigate to Settings > Security > Unknown sources. Make sure the box in this setting is checked. This allows you to install apps from unknown sources.

You may want to uncheck this box once you've installed the new Google Play app.

Step 2:

Using your phone or tablet browser, navigate to this link. Tap the green download button. It should be a 5.9MB file, as shown below.

Step 3:

Once the download is complete, simply tap on the downloaded file in the notifications panel on your smartphone or tablet and the app should install as a regular app.

Hit OK and the new Google Play app will be installed. You now have the latest version.

What do you think of the new Google Play Store app? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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