Earn Play Store Credits with Google Opinion Rewards

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In November 2013, Google launched a new application called Google Opinion Rewards which has recently become very popular in the Android world. Android users love this application and rush to download and start using it. Why the excitement? By filling out weekly (more or less) surveys, they can earn money to use for purchasing apps, games and more from Google Play Store. This means they win credit in their Google accounts (i.e. it stays in your Play Store balance and can’t be used to send to your bank account, for example). If you have an Android device and a Google account, you’re already halfway there to be able to use Google Opinion Rewards and gain easy money.

Basically, Google Opinion Rewards is a market research tool and you will be paid by Google to use it. Just provide answers to the surveys it provides, and Google will pay you varying amounts of credit that you can spend in the Play Store. In Opinion Rewards, surveys are basically created by researchers for academic and commercial use, and your answers are anonymously combined with other people in your demographic and passed on to the researchers unless otherwise stated up front.

Most surveys are brief, with 1-5 questions, and you can quickly build up a sizeable credit by answering some quick questions every now and then. The surveys in the app are simple, a few questions to be answered, and privacy and secrecy are guaranteed. Only the companies concerned in these surveys are allowed to access the answers of Google Opinion Rewards users.

How does Google Opinion Rewards work?

For each survey you fill out you gain up to $1 or more according to the survey (10 to 40 cents on average). You will be asked to enter some personal information before starting filling these surveys so that they can tailor questions to your demographic group – after that, you can start making easy money out of them. When you fill out any survey, Google will reward you real money with which you can purchase apps, media or in-app purchases from the Play Store. You may receive even more than $1 if you get lucky and get matched with one that pays more because of the number of questions. You will receive notifications for new surveys, you’ll be guided to fill them out, and then you get paid. Simple as that.

If the app doesn’t work in your country (new countries are being added constantly, though), there are many ways to use it even if it’s not available; just use an American proxy IP.

It’s true that you won’t get cold, hard cash, but the Google Play credits rewards are real and very much appreciated by Android users who like premium apps (which are usually ad-free). You can redeem these credits for any Android apps, music, movies, music, e-books, or e-magazines from the Play Store, and you can also use your Google Opinions Rewards balance to pay for in-app purchases. The deal here is that you need to give your personal opinions over to Google, no matter how truthful you might be (although we recommend being honest, more on that later), and then Google sends them to marketers and companies who are seeking consumer views.

When you download the Google Opinion Rewards application and sign up, you’ll receive a bunch of surveys each month, depending on your demographic info (popular opinion is that women seem to get more survey opportunities than men, and that 30-39 is the age group that gets hit with surveys most often, although there isn’t any real data to back up these claims). You’ll be asked a few short multiple choice questions, and the rewards you get can vary anywhere from 1 cent to $1 or more; it depends on the quantity of information you give and how long the survey is. As Google owns this app, connecting the earned Play credits to your Google account happens automatically (as long as you’re logged into Google Opinion Rewards and the Play Store with the same account), and  then you can redeem them for anything you desire in the Play Store. Books and movies tend to cost more than apps and will therefore need more credit, which will take more time to earn, but just one or two surveys could be enough for an app.

How to get started with Google Opinion Rewards

Getting started is easy. Download the app from Google Play Store, launch the app, enter your Gmail to connect your account, provide some personal information and get started! You will get surveys roughly once a week, sometimes more or less often, but you will get notification on your phone anytime there is a new survey ready for you. Surveys will be short, relevant, and sometimes repeated. They won’t take much of your time. You may be asked subjective questions like, “Which logo is best?” or questions about your personal situation or shopping habits, like “When do you plan on traveling next?” or “Have you been to eat at a specific restaurant chain recently?”

Earn Play Store Credits with Google Opinion RewardsMake sure to turn on your phone’s geo location to make it easier for Google to send you questions that are related to the area you live in. Some people recommend taking your Android phone with you to as many places as possible to try to trigger location-based surveys, especially malls and shopping centers. I personally recommend answering survey questions honestly because often there are trick questions to see if you are being truthful or not. Just the other day, I was asked if I subscribed to a video streaming service that doesn’t actually exist. I answered “No” and was sent several more questions that totaled $0.41. Some people claim they get more money by giving the answers they think the survey wants to hear, but eventually they slip up and get a warning message from Google telling them to answer honestly.

So basically, if you have access to Google Opinion Rewards, there’s absolutely no reason not to start using right away. Go ahead and download the app (it’s free!) and never pay for apps or other Play Store purchases again!

Play Store APK: How to Download and Install the Last Version

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Downloading and installing Google Play Store APK can be a simple 5-step process.

How to download and install Google Play Store APK

1. Check the current version

This is an activity that is equally important for both – people who already have a certain Google Play Store app installed on their Android device and those who don’t have any version of this app. Conducting this checkup is very easy.

  1. Just start the Google Play Store app (in case you have one).
  2. Open the settings tab and look for the numbers (separated in three sections) at the bottom. This is the version of your app. The latest version at this moment is 7.7.09.N-all.

2. Locating a Google Play Store APK file on the Internet

Just like any other type of mobile app, Google Play Store comes in the form of an APK file which you can download from many different sources on the Internet. However, you should be careful and focus only on online sources that are trustworthy and well-established. This web is a reliable online sources where you can get the latest version (and previous versions) of this application.

The best part is that you can download this APK file directly to the smartphone, tablet or another Android-based device. It’s worth mentioning that some experts recommend downloading Google Play Store APK on a desktop/laptop computer first. After checking the app on your computer, you can transfer the file via USB cable to your device and move it to the Download folder where you can continue with the installation process.

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3. Enabling third-party app installation

This is a default setting in Android OS. In order to enable third party app installation go to Setting and Security. Obviously, you need to enable the option to install applications from other sources. This is a default security setting set by Android developers that you must turn on manually. This is the reason why the operating system will ask you one more time whether you are sure that you want to allow this. Feel free to click Ok.

4. Use a file browser to locate and install Google Play Store

Different Android devices come with different file browsers. The vast majority has a pre-installed browser like File Manager, File Explorer, File Commander or something similar. In most cases, this is the app that allows you to view and use files stored on the external or internal memory. The way these browsers work are similar to Windows OS.

Once you enter the file browser, find the folder where you have stored the Google Play Store APK file. After finding it, click on the file. The window that pops up will ask you about the installation method – choose Package Installer. Wait for the installation to finish. Depending on the version and source, the installation process will end up with an automatic launching or without it. In both cases, you will notice the Google Play Store icon on the list of apps and possibly on your main screen (in the form of a shortcut).

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Install Google Play Store APK On Your Phone Or Tablet – Step by Step

  • Step 1 – Enable ‘Unknown Sources’ by going to Settings > Security, and tick the box that is next to Unknown sources.
  • Step 2 – Open the browser on your mobile and go to this web so you can download the latest version of the Google Play Store APK.
  • Step 3 – You may receive a warning message that says that the file may harm your device, which you should ignore because these authorities are safe.
  • Step 4 – After downloading it, open the APK file of the Google Play Store (you can directly open it by opening the notifications tab), read its permissions if there are any and tap Install.
Play Store APK

How To Enable Unknown Sources on Android Settings – Image Credits: @ AndroidPit

Install Google Play Store APK On Your Computer – Step by Step

If you don’t have a decent mobile internet connection or a Wi-Fi connection on your mobile, there is an alternative which lets you download and install Google Play Store APK from your computer. The process undertakes 4 steps and is shown below:

  • Step 1 – Just like the mobile method (and the screenshot below), the first step uses your mobile, and going to the Settings to enable the ‘Unknown Sources’ feature.
  • Step 2 – Open the browser on your computer and go to this web via your computer browser in order to download the latest version Play Store APK from your computer.
  • Step 3 – Connect your smartphone with an USB device to your computer and just copy the Play Store APK file to your Android.
  • Step 4 – Once copied, find the Play Store APK file using the search method, accept the permissions and tap on Install.

5. Turn off the option that allows installation of apps from unknown sources

The last step is not necessary, but it is highly recommended. Once you are finished with the process of installing Google Play Store, restore the same setting regarding the installation of apps from unknown sources.

Enjoy downloading apps from Google Play Store!