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So you can know if an application from Google Play is compatible with your Android device

The store to download applications in Android, we refer to the Google Play Store, a few days ago added an interesting tool on its platform that will show you all the applications compatible with the device you currently have, which can be: a smartphone, Android TV or Smartwatch. Do you want to learn how to use this function? How do I activate it? here we will answer these questions in detail.

A large number of users of Android They have mobile devices, WearOS watches or somewhat old Android TVs, and since all applications are constantly being updated to release new security patches, some are no longer compatible with certain devices, such as WhatsApp, which is no longer It can be installed on cell phones that have an Android version lower than 4.0.

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According to the information provided by the technology portal 9to5Google, now, when conducting a search in the Google play store On Android, users will get a new menu to know if the application they are looking for is compatible with their device or not. In the case of WearOS watches or Android TVs, the menu will only appear if the devices are associated with the same Google account.


  • First, enter the Google play store.
  • In the search bar write the name of the application you want to install.
  • Now, at the bottom you will see a new green drop-down button.
  • If you press it, two options will appear: ‘This device’ and ‘Clock’.
  • Click on any one and the app will show you all the applications compatible with that device.
  • Remember to keep the Google play store.
  • If after obtaining its latest version, the aforementioned tool does not appear, wait a few hours or days, since the function is new and is gradually expanding all over the world.

How to update Google Play.

  • Open the application and tap on your profile photo icon, which is located in the upper right corner.
  • A menu with several options will be displayed, choose the one that says ‘Settings’.
  • Scroll the space bar down and enter Information.
  • Here there will be a section called ‘Play Store version’ and at the bottom you will see two options: ‘Update Play Store’ and ‘More information’.
  • Finally, touch on the first one, if the app is outdated it will start the update process, otherwise it will show you the following notice: Google Play Store is up to date.

Do you have problems with Google play store? Can’t download or install apps or games on the platform? Is it constantly crashing and stops in the middle of the download process? to solve this and other problems click here and follow all the recommendations provided by Google’s help support.

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