Thursday, June 1, 2023

Here’s how you can find out if an app from the Play Store is compatible with your Android

Although any Android device has access to the Google Play Store, not all applications found there are compatible with all devices.

Here's how you can find out if an app from the Play Store is compatible with your Android
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Every year Android manufacturers bring new phones to the market, and just as they bring updates to the operating system, the Play Store applications are also updated.

In that case, if the user has an old device, likely, it is no longer compatible with some apps in the store. If so, it is important to know when an application is no longer available for our phone.

There is a way to know when a device is no longer compatible with an app from the Play Store, you just need to follow a few simple steps that we will explain in the following lines.

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How to know if an app is no longer compatible with my Android

Currently, the Android system works not only on phones but also on other devices such as watches with WearOS and televisions with Android TV.

All of these may be old, but according to information shared by the specialized website 9to5Google, when you search the Play Store, a new menu will appear that will show whether or not your device is compatible with the application you have searched for.

For years and Android TV systems, this menu will be displayed if the devices are associated with the same Google account.

Steps to know if an application is compatible with my Android:

  • The first thing is to enter the application store and place the name of the app you want to install in the search engine.
  • Then, you will see that a new green drop-down button appears at the bottom.
  • When pressing it, two options will appear This device and Clock.
  • You can click on any of these and the Play Store will automatically show if it is compatible or not with the device you are using.


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