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    Free Google Play Store Alternatives: App Stores for Android

    There are many alternatives to Google Play Store for Android if you are looking for a replacement. The best free Android App Store alternative is F-Droid, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Google Play Store and many of them are free and App Stores available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free Android App Store alternatives to Google Play Store are Aptoide (Free), Aurora Store (Free, Open Source), APKPure (Free) and Aurora Droid (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 20, 2022
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    1. The F-Droid Repository is an easily-installable catalogue of free and open source apps for Android. With F-Droid, it's easy to browse and install apps on your device, and keep track of updates.
      F-Droid vs Google Play Store opinions
      Almost everyone thinks F-Droid is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
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      RemovedUser It host exclusively open source applications which is privacy-respecting and free of advertisements
      Top positive comment  almost 2 years ago

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      headlines Most comprehensive app for free and open source software on Android
      Top positive comment  about 2 years ago

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      kelsonv Good place to find software that won't track you and won't clutter up your phone with ads.
      Positive comment 13 days ago

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      I can used F-Droid on phone not support by Google.
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

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      ahmed52 great but sadly you just can't live with only open sourse software
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      The best FOSS alternative to the Malware Play store. Other alternatives host proprietary content, and track you.
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      JTDimino F-Droid is a fantastic FOSS app store. However, it isn't good as a REPLACEMENT for the Google Play Store as it doesn't allow you to install Google Play Store apps by default.
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    2. Aptoide is a distributed marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. In Aptoide, unlike the default Google Play Store, there is not a unique and centralized store but each user manages their own store.
      Aptoide vs Google Play Store opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Aptoide is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      Too much pirate and paid apps for free, and a lot of viruses
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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      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 4 years ago

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    3. Aurora Store is an unofficial, FOSS client to Google's Play Store with an elegant design. Not only does Aurora Store download, update, and search for apps like the Play Store, it also empowers the user with new features.
      Aurora Store vs Google Play Store opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Aurora Store is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      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  over 1 year ago

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      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  about 2 years ago

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      Same app library, but Google doesn't know what you download!
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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

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      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 3 years ago

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    4. APKPure is a totally free APK downloader for Android phone and tablet. Download apk directly from Android market even without Google play store account.
      APKPure vs Google Play Store opinions
      Almost everyone thinks APKPure is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      It works, has no mandatory account creation or subscriptions, has a good selection, and the price is right.
      Positive comment over 2 years ago

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      Aurora Droid is an unofficial, FOSS client to FDroid and FDroid-compatible repositories with an elegant design. Not only does Aurora Store download, update, and search for apps like the Official FDroid client, it also empowers the user with new features.


    5. 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.
      Uptodown vs Google Play Store opinions
      Almost everyone thinks Uptodown is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      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 4 years ago

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    6. 1Mobile Market is the best way to quickly find and download the best free Android apps and games for your unique, mobile life. With the 1Mobile Market, you can: Download specific apps and games.
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      1Mobile vs Google Play Store opinions
      Almost everyone thinks 1Mobile is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      JacenBoy 1Mobile has a large selection of apps from Google Play and makes a solid alternative to the Play store.
      Positive comment almost 5 years ago

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      Yet another F-Droid client.
    7. AppGallery is a Huawei's official app distribution platform. You can use AppGallery on your Huawei mobile device to search, download, manage and share mobile apps.
    8. Samsung Galaxy Store is a marketplace designed to provide a variety of mobile applications especially developed and carefully selected for Samsung Mobile Phones. It's a new Samsung mobile world, and we provide you a brand-new mobile experience.
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