If you own an Apple iPhone or other iOS device (like an iPad), it’s possible to download the Google Play Store for free to your device. It’s a relatively simple process that won’t take more than 5 minutes of your time. Here’s a step-by-step guide of how to download and install the Google Play Store.
How to download and install the Play Store on iOS device
STEP 1: Click the blue App Store icon on your iPhone. If you have a lot of apps already installed on your iPhone, you can find this App Store app by going to the first screen of apps – it should be right next to your purple iTunes Store app.
STEP 2: Look for the “Search” button on the bottom of the screen. There will be a magnifying glass logo right over the word “Search.” Click on this button.
STEP 3: Type in the words “Google Play” in the search box. You’ll see the app auto-generate a list of potential app prospects. Highlight “Google Play Store”.
STEP 4: Click on “Google Play Movies & TV”. This is the app that you need to have if you plan to watch Google Play movies or TV shows on your iPhone. There is a separate “Google Play Music” app for playing music.
STEP 5: Click on the “Get” button. This button will now transform into the “Install” button. Click again.
STEP 6: Sign in to your Apple account with user Apple ID and password. Hit “OK” when you’re done.
STEP 7: Wait for the app to download to your phone. If you are downloading the app via Wi-Fi this might take 60 seconds, so be patient. The app will be fully downloaded when the blue circle has been fully completed.
STEP 8: Click the “Open” button. You are now inside the Google Play Store app! If you have recently downloaded content from the Google Play Store, it will already be waiting for you within the app.
As you can see from the steps above, it is completely free to download the Google Play Store. Just remember: the Google Play Store app on an iOS device is not the same fully-featured app that you would have on an Android device. For example, the only content that you can watch with your new Google Play Store app is content that you have already downloaded on an Android device.
However, having the Google Play Store app on your iPhone gives you a very easy way to transition between a number of different digital devices. You can download a movie on your Google Chromebook, for example, and then watch the movie on your iPhone at some later date. The content automatically syncs, making it easy to start, stop and continue movies across devices.