Although this action may be easy and intuitive for the vast majority of users, since it is as simple as linking your Google account to your new device, we know that, for other people, it is not so simple. Therefore, below, we will explain how to add a device to Google Play Store.
How to link an Android device to the Google Play Store
- From the app menu or notification panel, tap the gear icon and access the settings menu on your Android smartphone or tablet.
- Tap the Accounts tab (or Accounts & Backup) and then tap Accounts. Keep in mind that this option may vary depending on the manufacturer and model of the Android smartphone or tablet in question.
- Tap Add Account.
- After performing the previous step, a list of different accounts types will appear. Find the Google tab and tap on it.
- Sign in with the Google Account you want to link to your device and the Google Play Store. Keep in mind that you can use the same Google Account for multiple devices.
Finally, follow the on-screen instructions to link your Google Account with your device and the Google Play Store.
How to link a Chromebook to the Google Play Store
- In the lower-left corner, click on the Quick Settings panel. You can find it click on the area that shows the time, date, and status of the battery and Wi-Fi.
- Once the Quick Settings panel has unfolded, click the gear icon to access your Chromebook’s settings menu.
- Locate the Google Play Store section and click Activate.
Remember: not all Chromebooks are compatible with the Google Play Store; only a few models support such linking. If you do not know if your Chromebook is compatible or not, we advise you to check the following link where the list of compatible models with the Google Play Store is specified.
How to Link a Kindle Fire Tablet to the Google Play Store
- Before you begin, remove the micro-SD memory from your Kindle Fire tablet (if you have one). This way, it’s prevented the Google Play Store app from being installed by default on your external memory.
- Go to the Settings or Tools menu on your Kindle Fire tablet.
- Tap Security & Privacy.
- Enable the Apps from Unknown Sources option to allow the installation of applications of unknown origin.
- Download the APK Google Account Manager corresponding to your Kindle Fire tablet model.
- Download the APK Google Services Framework corresponding to your Kindle Fire tablet model.
- Download the APK Google Play Services corresponding to your Kindle Fire tablet model.
- Download the APK Google Play Store corresponding to your Kindle Fire tablet model.
- Go back to the start menu of your Kindle Fire tablet and access the Download folder.
- Locate the four recently downloaded APKs and install them in the same order specified in this list.
- Once you’ve installed all four APKs, restart your Kindle Fire tablet.
- Find the Google Play Store icon and tap on it.
- Sign in with the Google Account you want to link to your Kindle Fire tablet and the Google Play Store.
- Finally, review the terms and conditions of use and click accept to link your Kindle Fire tablet to the Google Play Store.
There are a lot of websites where it is possible to download those Google APKs (APKMirror, for example). Use the one you consider most appropriate.