The Google Play Store is typically the jack-of-all-trades for Android apps, but it is not the only place to go. Even though Google doesn’t permit other app stores to be downloaded from within its Play Store, you can still get them. Here are the best five app store alternatives to the famous Google Play Store.
APKMirror is the biggest Android app store platform out there. The app’s uploads are all manually verified and approved, so you get only the best apps the industry have to offer. Also, the approval process sorts out only free apps.
APKMirror.com offers the older versions of the apps, and it doesn’t ask to register in order to download and use the apps found in its store.
Aptiode is one of the most popular alternatives to the Google Play Store. The marketplace is a third-party app store for Android, and it comes with the option to create and administer your own store. You won’t find this feature in many app stores.
Aptiode is entirely free to use, and it boasts with more than 120 million users worldwide. The app’s affiliate program allows users to design their storefronts, and it offers the Badge program that provides an additional level of quality assistance.
F-Droid is easy to use, and it offers a rapid downloading process. This platform doesn’t require registration either, and it comes with a quite good catalog. Unlike many app stores, F-Droid allows you to customize the app, change themes, and the way you use it, and also modify the approach Wi-Fi takes when downloading and handing updates.
Appbrain comes with a pay-per-install app promotion service. The app marketplace aims to provide developers with an easy way to expand the scope of their creations and grow their business.
- Amazon Appstore
Amazon Appstore offers thousands of free and paid apps, and also paid apps for free. Amazon gifts a paid app for free every day, and the way to get them is by using the company’s dedicated app. Besides popular games, the Amazon Appstore provides users with a vast collection of books, movies, and songs, often at a lower price than on Google Play Store.
Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.