The Google Play Store has more than a million apps on it and billions of downloads each month, but it’s not the only place to get apps. There are many alternative Android app stores out there that you can use anytime you want. We decided to take a look at what’s out there.
In order to enable third party App installation
- Go to the Settings app.
- Scroll down to Security.
- Enable Unknown Sources.
1. Aptoide for Android
Aptoide is a clean and simple app store for Android, allowing you to directly download APKs to your device and install them. There is a fair variety of apps available and the whole process is quite simple.
ApkMirror is popular among folks who are willing to try the latest releases of their favorite apps, which at times arrive on Google Play after they have been uploaded here. This App Store however, has no official app and users need to visit the website to download the apps. The site claims that all their offerings are malware free.
If you’re looking for an easy to use and reliable PlayStore alternative for your Android device, then this one has all the ingredients you may need. This website comes with an installable client which can be downloaded and run on your PC. After that, you will be able to back up your phone, download apps and wallpapers and even edit contacts.
It is a great application to have on your PC if your default manufacturer client is not up to your expectations. The backup system alone is worthy of your attention. You can easily download and transfer Android apps to your preferred device with this client.
4. Amazon Appstore for Android
When looking beyond Google Play, the Amazon App Store is the place to start. Here you can get thousands of free and paid apps, as well as paid apps for free.
Amazon gives away a paid app for free every day and using Amazon’s dedicated app store is the only way to access them. Amazon also regularly offers free bundles of paid apps (good ones, too).
SlideME offers a variety of free and paid Android apps which are also rated by users from the site’s large community. What’s more, all apps in the database have been manually approved after testing.
SlideME’s apps can be filtered, with options such as newest, updated, ratings, and categories like education, lifestyle, languages etc. The app is available in multiple languages and many currencies are accepted. The SlideME app can be installed for free from the SlideME website.
There are many other Stores that can be added to the list, but we focused only on the ones that offer the experience and security just like the Google Play Store.