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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, Steam, Aurora Store and APKPure.

Google Play Store alternatives are mainly App Stores but may also be App Discovery Services or Software Download Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Play Store.
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  1. F-Droid icon

    F-Droid

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    81 alternatives to F-Droid 

    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. You can also browse the repository with a web browser, and download the app...

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    1.  Privacy focusedF-Droid is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  Ad-freeF-Droid doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in F-Droid without registration.
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    Almost everyone thinks F-Droid is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
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    kelsonv

    Good place to find software that won't track you and won't clutter up your phone with ads.

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    Guest

    I can used F-Droid on phone not support by Google.

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    RemovedUser

    F-Droid should be avoided at all costs since it significantly weakens Android security. Most apps on F-Droid are also available on the Google Play Store and should be downloaded there instead.

    Source: https://wonderfall.dev/fdroid-issues/

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    chesemiser

    It has a good slew of non google

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    ahmed52

    great but sadly you just can't live with only open sourse software

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    Guest

    The best FOSS alternative to the Malware Play store. Other alternatives host proprietary content, and track you.

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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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    Aptoide

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    93 alternatives to Aptoide 

    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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    1.  Root requiredRequires root to use Aptoide, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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    Guest

    Extensive number of Apps available, easy to search; checks your downloaded are up to date; you can update your apps via their update function.

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    Guest

    Too much pirate and paid apps for free, and a lot of viruses

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  3. Steam icon

    Steam

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    74 alternatives to Steam 

    Steam is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications platform developed by Valve Corporation. It is used to distribute a wide range of games and related media entirely over the internet, stretching from one-man independent efforts to some of...

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    1.  Achievements SupportedSteam offers the possibility of unlocking achievements through completing challenges.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Controller SupportSteam supports the use of a controller (XBOX, PlayStation, etc.).
    4.  Two-factor AuthenticationSteam supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
    5.  Dark ModeSteam supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Hardware AcceleratedSteam can use the GPU and CPU to speed up rendering, conversion, and overall performance.
    7.  Cloud savesSteam allows you to save your progress in the cloud.
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    tibi97427

    It is an alternative but Google Play is known for the mobile market while Steam is known for the PC games market

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    IAmA_D

    There is SO MANY DUSTIN for android but there is NO "Apps Store"

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    ahmed52

    bruh i love steam but hell nah it's not even app stopre for android

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    Aurora Store

    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    74 alternatives to Aurora Store 

    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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    1.  No TrackingAurora Store will not track you or use your personal data.
    2.  Ad-freeAurora Store doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Privacy focusedAurora Store is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  Dark ModeAurora Store supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Aurora Store without registration.
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    Almost everyone thinks Aurora Store is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
    Guest

    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.

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    Mawoka

    I like it, because it downloads all the apps from Google but without the need of a Google account!

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    RemovedUser

    Aurora store does not support certificate pinning or Play Asset Delivery. Most people should just use the Google Play Store.

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    riveravaldez

    Easy and lightweight access to Google Play Store with anonymity and zero bullshit.

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    Guest

    Same app library, but Google doesn't know what you download!

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    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.

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    Guest

    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.

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    APKPure

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    91 alternatives to APKPure 

    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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    Almost everyone thinks APKPure is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
    Guest

    It works, has no mandatory account creation or subscriptions, has a good selection, and the price is right.

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    Aurora Droid

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    60 alternatives to Aurora Droid 

    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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    1.  Ad-freeAurora Droid doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Neo-Store

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    25 alternatives to Neo-Store 

    The material F-Droid client for everyone!

    This app is an Direct Adaptation/Modification of Foxy-Droid.

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    Uptodown

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    76 alternatives to Uptodown 

    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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    Almost everyone thinks Uptodown is a great alternative to Google Play Store.
    IAmA_D

    There are ???? ???????? ?????????????? for android. There is NO "Apps Store"

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    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'

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    AppBrain

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    70 alternatives to AppBrain 

    AppBrain is a website which makes sense out of the high number of apps available in the Google Play Store.

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  10. G-Droid icon

    G-Droid

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    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • F-Droid
    71 alternatives to G-Droid 

    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.

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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)

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