Google Play Store Alternatives

    Google Play Store is described as 'Official Android marketplace to buy, download and review apps, books, movies and more' and is one of the leading apps in the Online Services category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Google Play Store for a variety of platforms, including the Web, Android, Android Tablet, Windows and Linux. The best alternative is F-Droid, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Google Play Store are Aptoide (Free, Open Source), APKPure (Free), Aurora Store (Free, Open Source) and APKMirror (Free).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    • F-Droid is an installable catalogue of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) applications for the Android platform. View 70 alternatives to F-Droid
      Almost everyone thinks F-Droid is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      F-Droid vs Google Play Store
      pros, cons and recent comments
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      RemovedUser It host exclusively open source applications which is privacy-respecting and free of advertisements
      Top positive comment  9 months ago

      headlines Most comprehensive app for free and open source software on Android
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

      Inconsistent and dated UI for 2020.
      Top negative comment  7 months ago

      sedeti No tracking and open source apps
      Positive comment 3 months ago

      LuigiTheHunter I really love, F-Droid but unfortunately comments, ratings and paid apps are missing.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

      libreluke free/libre software, has a wide array of apps which are almost all freedom respecting and has an appealing modern interface.
      Positive comment 6 months ago

      F-Droid is a free, open source app store.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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    • Aptoide is a distributed marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. View 82 alternatives to Aptoide
      Almost everyone thinks Aptoide is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Kindle Fire
      Aptoide vs Google Play Store
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Extensive number of Apps available, easy to search; checks your downloaded are up to date; you can update your apps via their update function.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

      Too much pirate and paid apps for free, and a lot of viruses
      Negative comment 7 months ago



    • APKPure is a totally free APK downloader for Android phone and tablet. Download apk directly from Android market even without Google play store account. View 88 alternatives to APKPure
      Almost everyone thinks APKPure is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      APKPure vs Google Play Store
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It works, has no mandatory account creation or subscriptions, has a good selection, and the price is right.
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

    • Aurora Store is an unofficial, FOSS client to Google's Play Store with an elegant design. View 66 alternatives to Aurora Store
      Almost everyone thinks Aurora Store is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Aurora Store vs Google Play Store
      pros, cons and recent comments
      It essentially is the Play Store, but with the privacy of the user in mind. No tracking, no shit, plain good stuff. There may be a few unstable things, but all in all, it is the best.
      Top positive comment  5 months ago

      headlines Aurora Store lets you download apps from Google Play without a Google account or Google Play Services on your device. Unlike Google Play Store, Aurora Store doesn't have any ads or client-side tracking. Aurora Store also has an advanced search function that lets you filter out paid apps, apps with ads, and apps that require Google Play Services. Finally, Aurora Store shows you exactly which trackers are bundled with each app in the store.
      Top positive comment  12 months ago

      Same app library, but Google doesn't know what you download!
      Positive comment 24 days ago

      Mawoka I like it, because it downloads all the apps from Google but without the need of a Google account!
      Positive comment about 1 month ago

      If you download YouTube through Aurora Store, it glitches and do not allow you from logging in your account, even though you have been using MicroG. Google is also banning people who uses third-party applications to log on Google's account.
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

    • In an effort to make things easy, and maybe even fun, AndroidPolice.com created APK Mirror. View 91 alternatives to APKMirror
      Almost everyone thinks APKMirror is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online


    • AppBrain is a website which makes sense out of the high number of apps available in the Google Play Store. View 67 alternatives to AppBrain
      Most users think AppBrain is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
    • Uptodown is an international download site for mobile apps and desktop software. It was created on December 20, 2002, and is based in Málaga, Spain. View 72 alternatives to Uptodown
      Almost everyone thinks Uptodown is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      Uptodown vs Google Play Store
      pros, cons and recent comments
      waynekoch It has all the apps that are relevant on the Google play store along with a ton of cracked apps and not as popular apps as well.This alternative is way better than the Google play store and they also check every app for virus'
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

    • The project's aim is to promote free and open source software on the Android platform. Fossdroid takes its data from F-Droid, but organizes apps in an attractive, Google Play-like arrangement with the ability to view apps by popularity. View 56 alternatives to Fossdroid
    • An alternative to the default F-Droid app with an intuitive UI and multiple features. View 49 alternatives to Aurora Droid
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
    • G-Droid is a client application to browse the F-Droid repository. It has a slighly different approach of UI design to the F-Droid client. View 59 alternatives to G-Droid
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      G-Droid vs Google Play Store
      pros, cons and recent comments
      narvod Has the advantage of being open source and only lists open source apps (since it uses the F-Droid repository), which has privacy benefits over Google play Store. It has a better interface than F-Droid, plus a system of labels, rankings and comments, that are lacking on the original F-Droid app. (personal experience: images, like logos, load way faster on G-droid than F-Droid for me)
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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