About distribution with Google Play

Google Play supports Android by providing cross-platform game services and distribution through the Google Play Store.

  • Google Play Games Services is a set of gaming and distribution features that provide social engagement and multidevice support on Android and ChromeOS. Features include:

    • Friends lists
    • Achievements
    • Leaderboards
    • Sign-in
    • Saved games
  • Google Play Instant allows potential players to launch native games from the Google Play Store without installing them. Players can try your game without committing time and device resources to a full installation.

  • Play as you download allows players to quickly start playing your game after a small download while the remaining game files are downloaded in the background.

Additional Google Play features

Additional Google Play features that support game development include:

For more information about app development with Google Play, see the Google Play developer guides.