Top 5 Google Play Store Alternatives

Top 5 Google Play Store Alternatives

Google Play is hands down the one stop destination online to try out the latest and greatest Android apps. But there are times when Play Store cannot let you in, to download the apps you want. There are several reasons to that. Maybe, the app is not localized for your region, the app does not meet the requirements to be available in your country. Or maybe the App Developer is doing a staged roll out where not all users can get access to the apps at the same time.

1. Amazon App Store

It comes next to Google Play store in terms of popularity and is the primary app store on kindles and the Fire Phone. There is no web interface for it and you need to download the apk for using it. The apps are categorized into different sections to enhance discover-ability. And to add the icing on the cake, Amazon is offering one paid app for free each day which is a pretty good deal.

Download it from here.

2. ApkMirror

ApkMirror is popular among folks who are willing to try the latest releases of their favorite apps, which at times arrive on Google Play after they have been uploaded here. This App Store however, has no official app and users need to visit the website to download the apps. The site claims that all their offerings are malware free. You won’t find any paid apps on this store though.

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3. GetJar

If you ever owned a J2ME or Symbian based device, GetJar is nothing new to you. It is hands down the oldest app store that has ever existed. There’s an official app for GetJar but you can also use it through the web interface. The site is well organized and categorized. But the apps may not always be up to date.

Download the app from here.

4. AppBrain

If you are looking for premium apps for free, App Brain is your destination. Developers of the paid apps make their apps free for a limited time on this site, and in turn, AppBrain publicizes it for them. AppBrain offers both an app and a website to allow users to access its catalog.

Download the app from here.

5. Aptoide

Aptoide is popular among Google Play Store users because the chances of finding a paid app for free is more compared to AppBrain. It offers a clean interface both on the website and app. Although the authenticity of paid apps is questionable at times as most of them are full of ads.

Download the app from here.

Ginny D. Adams

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