How to download Apps

Now that we understand what the Google Play Store is and what it is used for, lets take a look at how to navigate it. Below are short videos on how to use the Google Play Store to browse, search, and download apps on to your Android device. Click the Play button on the videos to start them.

Scroll down and click on the play button on the video to start it. The play button looks something like this.

Remember: you can rewind and pause the video if you need to.

Play Button

How to access the Google Play Store

Step 1: Locate and tap on the Play Store app icon on the home screen of your tablet.

Android tablet home screen with Google play Store app circled in red to show how to open the Google Play store app

How to search for an app

Step 1: Once the Play Store app is open, tap on the bar at at the top of the screen where it says, Search for apps and games.

Google Play Store home screen with Search bar circled in red to show how to search for an app

Step 2: Once you tap on the search bar, the keyboard will appear and you will be able to type in the name of the app you would like to search for. When you finished typing in the name of the app, tap on the key with the blue Magnifying Glass icon on it.

Search function in the Google Play store with magnifying glass icon circled to show how to search for an app after the name is typed in the search bar

How to install an app

Step 1: After searching for the app you would like to download, tap on the green button titled Install to start downloading the app.

CBC app in the Google Play Store with the Install button circled in red to show how to install an app on an Android tablet

Wow, thank you Agent for all of that information! Learner, you are now ready to start downloading apps! Be sure to try it out on your own tablet for some practice.