What are the best alternatives to Google Play Store?

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    #1Aptoide

    Aptoide

    Aptoide is a website where a user can download an APK version of any game or application to sideload to their device. The independent app store has over 150 million global users and has a library with 700,000 applications.

    Websites

    Free

    Sandra Day
    Written on April 14, 2017
    "I think this is a great alternative to google play. It offers the same applications that I use on a daily basis and is very user friendly as well. I love that they have packages that include the most popular social media platforms so I don't have to download each separately. "
  2. 29

    #2LG SmartWorld

    LG SmartWorld
    LG SmartWorld is an alternative online service to the Google Play Store, especially used for LG TVs as well as their own phones and tablets.
    Websites

    Free

    Amber Reyes
    Written on June 26, 2017
    "This is a good suggestion for an alternative to Google Play Store but the link doesn't show me what LG Smartworld has to offer. In fact, the link tells me that access is denied in the address bar. It doesnt really solve a problem if the link doesn't bring up all the cool things I can download."
  3. 28

    #3Amazon Appstore

    Amazon Appstore
    The Amazon Appstore is an app online store where you can find apps for Amazon's tablets and phones but also for any Android device. It was released on March 22, 2011.
    Websites

    Check price

    Henry Barnes
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "Amazon Appstore is a good alternative to the play store. It even has it's own currency system to buy games and in app purchases. The bad thing is that it doesn't have nearly as large of a variety of apps as the play store."
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    #41AppMarket

    1AppMarket
    1AppMarket is an APK downloader providing apps and games for your Android device. This service is an alternative to Google Play Store.
    Websites

    Free

    Phillip Phillips
    Written on May 27, 2017
    "I thought I would give this a try and boy was I disappointed. 1AppMarket is suppose to be an alternative to Google Play? How, it has nothing but issues. I loaded up the APK and instantly my phone regretted it. The whole thing is buggy and most things either are not supported are wouldn't download. I wouldn't recommend this. "
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    #5AppBrain

    AppBrain
    AppBrain is a website aiming to promote developer apps through its Promote, Monetize, Ranking, and App Intelligence features. This site features statistics for Android, along with trending apps and Google Play developer stats.
    Websites

    Free

    Lin Hao
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I started using AppBrain as an alternative to Google Play, but it still requires installing .apks from the GPS. The AppBrain monetization is sort of a joke, and you basically have to pay for better rankings. Still, I do like how clean their website is; if only the rest of their platform was as good."
  3. 24

    #61Mobile

    1Mobile
    1Mobile is an alternative mobile application marketplace for Android Play Store which allows its users to download more than half a million different types of games for free. However, your device must be rooted to use this. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Joan Arnold
    Written on June 22, 2017
    "1Mobile is very similar to the Google Play Store and iTunes, but for the Android systems including tablets and phones. 1Mobile has over 800,000 Android applications including Lifestyle, Finance, communication, and of course, games. With a "Recently popular" section a "Newly updated" section, and search capabilities, 1Mobile is a great place to find every app you need for an android device."
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    #7APKMirror

    APKMirror
    APKMirror is a website that hosts different kinds of apps for Android in APK format, so that you don't need to have a Google account to download them.
    Websites

    Free

    Luis Alberto Esparza
    Written on February 15, 2017
    "APKMirror is not the prettiest site around (how about changing that orange theme?). But if you are one of those who prefer not to use Google Play Store, APKMirror is a solid alternative. If you think it's a bit sketchy, just remember that the site is run by the same folks who run Android Police."
  5. 23

    #8F-Droid

    F-Droid
    F-Droid offers free and open source software (FOSS) applications for Android. In F-Droid,  users can browse through all the categories and download apps in APK or Android Package file formats.
    Websites

    Free

    Víctor Chávez
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "I was looking for an alternative to the Google Play Store. I came across F-Droid and thought it may be worth a try. I really was impressed with the different open source products to choose from. In a way this sin't a replacement for Google Play Store but an extension of it. Especially if you can not find anything open source of value on the Google Play Store."
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    #9Mobogenie

    Mobogenie
    Mobogenie is a download center for apps, games, music. pictures, and ebooks. It is available for web, PC, and Android and is a top resource for downloads for your favorite Android applications.


    Apps

    Beverly Fox
    Written on February 16, 2017
    "Google Play was getting old and they weren't giving me apps that I wanted. I wanted something fresh to get stuff from and found Mobogenie! It is the perfect solution to my needs and has all the apps, games, etc that Play has but MORE! I love it!"
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    #10Opera Mobile Store

    Opera Mobile Store
    Opera offers a tiny and handy alternative store to Google Play Store to let you feed in your Android device with new and interesting apps and games.
    Websites

    Free

    Jack Green
    Written on May 13, 2017
    "I like the Google Play Store but it's nice to have alternatives too. The Opera Mobile store is a great alternative to the Play store and has some pretty interesting apps and games. It's also nice because it shows stuff from other platforms too."
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    #11DownloadAtoZ

    DownloadAtoZ
    DownloadAtoZ is a download portal offering downloads for Windows, Mac, iPhone and Android (as APK files), along with fonts and drivers.
    Websites

    Free

    Tammy Wells
    Written on March 9, 2017
    "DownloadAtoZ is a great APK resource. Sometimes when you're on the google store there are restrictions (such as country) to installing some apps. Using this APK download site you can just side load your desired apks and get past all that nonsense, so it's a great alternative to the store!"
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    #12GetAPK

    GetAPK
    GetAPK is a website offering an alternative service to the Play Store. In the site, users can choose among different categories specific for the user's needs. It also has a downloadable APK file that users can download to access GetAPK in their phones.
    Websites

    Free

    José Romo
    Written on September 15, 2017
    "I was looking for the best alternative to Google Play Store, and I found GetApk. GetApk is a unique app that allows you to customize your apps and pair them up with the best and most compatible supporting apps."
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    #13Mobango

    Mobango
    Mobango is an alternative Android market. To those searching for a complimentary download source, Mobango offers games, apps, videos and free collections you can be inspired by.  
    Websites

    Free

    Emma Phillips
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "Mobango is a great choice for an Android App store if you are searching for another market than Google Play. There are so many apps to chose from, as well as older versions of an app, in case a newer version isn't compatible. This works well for devices with older Android operating systems."
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    #14GetJar

    GetJar
    GetJar is a free alternative app and game store for Android. In the website, users can find the top, new and best applications, games, or even mods from Google Play. It can be accessed through a computer or an Android device's internet browser.
    Websites

    Free

    Paul Meyer
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "GetJar helped me find the best apps to pass time while I was traveling. I found several awesome mobile games, places to watch TV and there were even social media messaging apps."
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    #15Appszoom

    Appszoom
    Appszoom is a site where you can find the ideal application for a certain need thanks to expert tests and reviews. This is an alternative app store for Android and iOS, including both apps and games. 
    Websites

    Free

    María Acevedo
    Written on June 3, 2017
    "I was trying to find an app to help my search stores for a certain product. I saw this website and thought it might help. I was able to find several apps that were exactly what I was looking for thanks to this website. It had an easy design that is easy to navigate."
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    #16SlideMe

    SlideMe
    SlideMe is an alternative Android app market to the popular Google Play Store. Here you can find both apps and games for your Android device, along with a community. 
    Websites

    Free

    William Diaz
    Written on March 14, 2017
    "Each app submitted to be published on SlideMe is reviewed to ensure it meets the standards of the store. Since every app published on the store is reviewed and there are a large number of submissions it does take time for the review process. SlideMe also offers a free developer service to anyone who makes an account and paypal is accepted."
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    #17BlackBerry World

    BlackBerry World
    BlackBerry World is a free app market for Android Blackberry devices owners. It's a blackberry-device centric app store.
    Websites

    Free

    Liu Du
    Written on July 19, 2017
    "I once got hacked by an app supposed safe app in the google play store so i became desperate for to find an alternative. I came to find blackberry world which was absolutly perfect. All the apps seem safe and useful. It very much rivals google play store but It is much better."
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    #18Uptodown

    Uptodown
    Uptodown is a download portal with a special focus on apps not allowed to be downloadable from the official Play Store.
    Websites

    Free

    Philip Weber
    Written on February 6, 2017
    "Uptodown looks to be a download portal that is an alternative to many play stores including the Google Play Store. It looks very interesting. The only minor issue that I saw was that the page linked me to the Spanish version of the site. I would say it does address the problem."
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    #19Android Market APK

    Android Market APK

    Android Market APK is a website that serves as a black market website and offers free APK versions of apps. Unlike other black market websites, it only offers apps that are originally free in Google Play.

    Websites
    Eric Fernandendez
    Written on October 3, 2018
    "I recently found this website online which is a great alternative to the Google Play Store."
  17. 4

    #20Apkecho

    Apkecho

    Apkecho is a website where users can find free applications and games for their Android mobile devices. It has a simple interface and also features a search bar that makes users look for an app easily.

    Websites

    Free

    Android Gaming
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "Apkecho provides hundreds of Android apps and games in apk format for free! You can find & download any type and category app or game easy and free! You can browse apps and games easily in appstore like clean and simple UI"
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    #21Downlor

    Downlor

    Downlor is an alternative for Google Play Store. Its huge list of categories will make you extremely easy the task of finding the APK or iPhone IPA you are looking for. However, the loading time can be too long sometimes. 

    Websites

    Free

    Walter Stevens
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "For an alternate to the Google Play Store, I tried Downlor. When I visited the website, it was down for maintenance. Not a great start for an app store."
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    #22AllFreeAPK

    AllFreeAPK
    AllFreeAPK is a website that lets users download free Android games and apps from editor's picks, top new, featured and top grossing apps and games in APK format. AllFreeAPK site is an alternative to the classic Google Play Store.

    Websites

    Free

    Cynthia Burke
    Written on September 14, 2017
    "You too can download games from a very questionable free game site. The site is very lack luster and just has links to bunches of games without any real categorization or menu really unless you scroll all the way to the bottom. This site looks like a virus or lawsuit waiting to happen. I really would download anything from this site. "
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    #23Blackmart Alpha

    Blackmart Alpha

    Blackmart Alpha is a free alternative market to the Google Play Store for tablets and smartphones that have an Android operating system. Users can download cracked paid apps for free instead of paying for them.

    Websites
    Alfredo Téllez
    Written on November 29, 2018
    "I haven't heard of many alternatives to the Google Play store so the Blackmart app must be one of the only few alternatives. It has a variety of different apps in different languages. I'm guessing this can be accessed through your computer using a rooted Android device."
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    #24App Stores

    App Stores

    App Stores is a free mobile application wherein you can discover and find all Android applications which are either verified or unverified to download. However, there are risks on downloading unverified apps. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    London Nut
    Written on April 26, 2019
    "Access all the most popular alternative Android app stores from 1 app!"
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    #25Mobile9

    Mobile9

    Free ringtones, wallpapers, themes, apps, videos, chat stickers and more for phones and tablets. Available on Android, Apple, Windows Phone and Web.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Trevarrius Foster
    Written on February 22, 2019
    "cuz it rele col and me frends use erey day i fen aoll mi appes on this stire i geve it feive sturs"
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    #26APKphone

    APKphone

    APKphone is a website in which you can download apps and games for your Android devices. The web is divided into different sections, so you can easily find what you are looking for. You can also check the editor picks to get recommended apps.

    Websites

    Free

    Nicolás Anaya
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This is a good solution because it has a lot of apps that are found in the Google Play Store. The apps can be downloaded from the website straight to your mobile device."

Summary

Best What are the best alternatives to Google Play Store
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AptoideWebsites 34 Free
2LG SmartWorldWebsites 29 Free
3Amazon AppstoreWebsites 28 Paid
41AppMarketWebsites 26 Free
5AppBrainWebsites 25 Free
61MobileApps 24 Free
7APKMirrorWebsites 24 Free
8F-DroidWebsites 23 Free
9MobogenieApps 22 Paid
10Opera Mobile StoreWebsites 18 Free
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