Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Google Play Instant lets users sneak a peek

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When Google Play Instant launched on the Play Store past year, users could experience apps without installing them to their devices.

Google launched support for instant apps at the I/O conference in 2016, although with a focus on allowing users to show content from an app without the app being installed.

Google reports the number of Android users who have installed a game has more than doubled during the a year ago. There is a dedicated section in Google Play Store called "Instant Gameplay: Try now, install later" from where you can play the games before getting it on your handsets.

Some of the games included in the Play Store collection are Clash Royale, Words with Friends, Solitaire, Mighty Battles and more. The idea is to get players hooked before they even download the game, which is important because many people download games and then never even open them once.


The move is set to take place "over the next few months", so it might be a while before you actually see any of them appear, but Google has confirmed that it's definitely happening. Pressing the "Try now" button instantly loads the game on your phone and you can play it right away. Just hit the "try now" button!

The company announced the expansion of Google Play Instant in a blog post today, and it's basically a redesign of the Google Play Games app. That app only works with VR-compatible devices, whereas Just a Line only requires a phone that supports ARCore, such as the Google Pixel 2 or any of the latest Samsung Galaxy phones.

The list of games that are available under the Google Play Instant section on Play Store is now limited but big titles like Clash Royale and Final Fantasy are already available to try through the new service on Play Store. A new Arcade tab has been added to view trailers and games with specific tags.

Besides this, a fresh set of updates wll be made to the User Interface (UI) of the Play Store to give the users better access to images and screenshots. Google will also start showing more information about games like news and YouTube videos.

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