Open Source Google Play Store Alternatives

    Google Play Store is described as 'Official Android marketplace to buy, download and review apps, books, movies and more'. There are more than 50 alternatives to Google Play Store for various platforms. 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), Aurora Store (Free, Open Source), Fossdroid (Free, Open Source) and Aurora Droid (Free, Open Source).

    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 71 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  8 months ago

      headlines Most comprehensive app for free and open source software on Android
      Top positive comment  11 months ago

      Inconsistent and dated UI for 2020.
      Top negative comment  6 months ago

      sedeti No tracking and open source apps
      Positive comment about 2 months ago

      LuigiTheHunter I really love, F-Droid but unfortunately comments, ratings and paid apps are missing.
      Positive comment 4 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 5 months ago

      F-Droid is a free, open source app store.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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    • Aptoide is a distributed marketplace for mobile applications which runs on the Android operating system. View 83 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 6 months ago



    • Aurora Store is an unofficial, FOSS client to Google's Play Store with an elegant design. View 67 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.
      Positive comment 4 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.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

      Mawoka I like it, because it downloads all the apps from Google but without the need of a Google account!
      Positive comment 16 days 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

    • 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 57 alternatives to Fossdroid
    • An alternative to the default F-Droid app with an intuitive UI and multiple features. View 50 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 60 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 almost 2 years ago

    • A web based Application Aggregator. We support all the major platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, macOS, Windows, Linux, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo. View 64 alternatives to AppAgg
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Nintendo Switch Online
      • Playstation
    • Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions. A plugin system is used to access software from different sources. View 46 alternatives to GNOME Software
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • Chrome OS
      • Linux Mobile
      • Advanced Package Tool
    • APKUpdater is a tool that simplifies the process of finding updates for your installed apps. View 30 alternatives to APKUpdater
      Most users think APKUpdater is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
    • XDA Labs is a platform that allows developers to freely distribute and promote their apps. View 16 alternatives to XDA Labs

      Discontinued

      According to the linked website (https://www.xda-developers.com/update-xda-labs/) this was shut down on 12/31/2020. Checking the linked GitHub repo (https://github.com/xda/XDA-Labs-Store-UI/) it has also been archived.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Android