Google Play or Play Store is the mobile app store created by Google where you can find games, movies, music, books and much more. It is available for any mobile device that has an Android 2.3 or higher operating system. To use the Play Store, you must have a Google account, associating your Android device.
A great advantage of the Play Store is that the downloaded applications are updated automatically. You can also enjoy all the applications purchased on any device, as long as you have access to the Google Play Store with the same account with which the app has been paid.
To make use of the Play Store, on many devices Android is already integrated, so it is not necessary to download it. However there are times when the terminal does not have the Play Store, so you have to install it. The Play Store is available for free for both smartphones and tablets, although you can also download Play Store for free PC (as long as you use an emulator to get an Android virtual machine on your computer).
To install the official Android application store you just have to get the APK file. This file will allow install the application manually in the terminal, and does not require any special process as it is installed in the same way as any other application.
To install any .APK application directly on a smartphone you need to activate the “Unknown Sources” option for your smartphone allows the installation of applications from unknown sources. To activate the option: Settings> Security> and check the box “Unknown sources”.
Once a screen appears indicating that the installation was successful, you can access the Play Store through icon that you will find in the application drawer of your Android smartphone or tablet.