Mar 07 AT 9:42 AM Taylor Wimberly 102 Comments

Got Google Play Store? Force it onto your Android device now


Yesterday Google started rolling out their new Google Play Store to replace the Android Market, and many of our readers reported that they started receiving it in the afternoon. However, quite a few people have said they still do not see the new Google Play Store yet.

If your device is running Android 2.2 or greater, you should be able to easily force the new Google Play Store update. Nothing really changes besides the cool new icon, but follow the steps below if you want to check it out.

To force Google Play Store onto your Android device:

  • Install the new Play Books, Play Movies, or Play Music
  • Go to Settings > Apps > Market and hit the Clear data button
  • Open Play Books, Play Movies, or Play Music and hit the new Play Store icon
  • Accept the new terms of service
  • Enjoy


If it doesn't work on the first try, wait a minute and then repeat the steps. I automatically received the Google Play Store on my Google TV, but I used this trick to get it on my smartphone and tablet. Let us know if you got the new Google Play Store and what you think about it in the comments below.

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