Monday, 17 December, 2018

Google Play Instant Now Lets You Try Apps Before Buying Them

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Lori Graves | 20 March, 2018, 04:28

Google is said to be following the footsteps of Apple as it is slowly blocking the use of apps from its store with the latest update of OS Android P. Apple delete the apps that no more support in their latest iPhone models and in the same way Google is now clearing its store of the unsupported apps. You can tap on one of the games listed and play it without having to buy or download it first.

Google on Monday rolled out Google Play Instant in its Google Play store.

It's a direction that the Play Games app has been moving in for a while now, but a stylish new "arcade" area that features more animation and video previews as well as a variety of different categories for players to explore. Google will also show YouTube videos showcasing various strategies to help players hone their skills and also news about their favorite games.

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Today Google announces a solution to the problem: Google Play Instant. The app originally was Android's answer to the iOS Game Center, with a focus on achievements, matchmaking and playing games with friends, but now it's been redesigned with a bigger focus on curated content and discovery features. The main advantage of these Instant games, though, is that users can try the game without having to install anything. In February, we noticed that it was starting to roll out to other devices by means of the Google photo application and today, that's extending to everyone else. For example, the maximum file size for games that can be played instantly is 10MB, an increase from the 2MB maximum size for other apps. It was problematic, especially for newer, graphically demanding games, as installing them involved downloading at least a gigabyte worth of data. In short, it takes a lot to run an Instant Game properly which is the reason we won't be going over it all in this article. Now, however, it will be coming to video games in the Play Store. By offering access instantly, players skip a few steps to try the game out immediately, which is important because each step during installation is yet another point at which players could change their mind and cancel out.

Google made no real mention of it in its blog post, but it's likely we'll see this feature creep into Google's Universal App Campaign structure that lets people install apps directly from Google searches or adverts.

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