Google is adding a section in the Play Store showing your devices compatibility with an app

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In today’s world you can have different devices with different variants of Android. You can have an Android smartphone, a tablet, an Android TV, a Wear OS smartwatch, and even your car’s infotainment system can run on Android too.

You can download different apps on all these devices. But how do you know whether an app is compatible with, for example, your TV or your tablet? This is true Google’s latest addition to the Play Store has arrived. Ash 9to5Google spotted, the tech giant is currently rolling out a new section called “Compatibility for your active devices” in its app store.

To find the new addition to the Play Store, go to the page of the application you want to download. Then tap “About this app” and scroll to the bottom of the section. As Google explained, there you will see which of your devices are compatible with the respective app. However, keep in mind that the store only displays devices that are associated with your Google Account and that have been active in the last 30 days. Each of your devices has a smaller section of its own that displays information such as:

  • Compatibility: Tells you if the app works on your current device
  • Version: show which version of the app you are going to download
  • Download Size: Shows you the installation file download size
  • Required OS: Displays the required version of Android for the application to work

Please note that Google’s new section was first seen on a device running version 30.6.16-21 of the Google Play Store and is not generally available at this time. It may therefore take a while before you can see if an app is compatible with all your devices.

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