Google Play Store Alternatives for Android

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

    This page was last updated Oct 8, 2021

    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.
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      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  about 1 year ago

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      headlines Most comprehensive app for free and open source software on Android
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      The best FOSS alternative to the Malware Play store. Other alternatives host proprietary content, and track you.
      Positive comment 16 days 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.
      Comment about 1 month ago

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      sedeti No tracking and open source apps
      Positive comment 8 months ago

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      LuigiTheHunter I really love, F-Droid but unfortunately comments, ratings and paid apps are missing.
      Positive comment 11 months ago

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      libreluke free/libre software, has a wide array of apps which are almost all freedom respecting and has an appealing modern interface.
      Positive comment 12 months ago

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

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      Too much pirate and paid apps for free, and a lot of viruses
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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    3. Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation.
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    4. 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.
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      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  11 months 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  over 1 year ago

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      Same app library, but Google doesn't know what you download!
      Positive comment 6 months 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 7 months 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 over 2 years ago

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    5. APKPure is a totally free APK downloader for Android phone and tablet. Download apk directly from Android market even without Google play store account.
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      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 1 year ago

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    6. 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.
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      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 almost 4 years ago

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    7. AppBrain is a website which makes sense out of the high number of apps available in the Google Play Store.
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      Most users think AppBrain is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
    8. 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.
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      • Android Tablet
      An alternative client app to browse the F-Droid repository.
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      G-Droid vs Google Play Store opinions
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      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 over 2 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      • Blackberry 10
      • Kindle Fire
      The Amazon Appstore is a place to purchase and download apps for your Android device. You can get a paid app for free every day, and see app recommendations based on your past Amazon purchases.
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      Almost everyone thinks Amazon Appstore is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
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