Install apps via a desktop web browser

Posted: October 11, 2013 in Android Hacks


When you use your Android device, you’ll be logged into a Google account which is usually connected to your email, Google Play store and other features such as Contacts. The beauty of using an account is that what you do on one device can be synced to others and you can see the specifics of your account online.When you visit the Play store in your desktop computer web browser while logged in to your Google account, you’ll be able to see all the content you’ve installed. If you connect your device to your computer you can also download new apps directly through your browser and manage the apps you currently own. You’ll need a USB cable to connect your device and you should have one that came in the box when you purchased it Viewing your account online is good way to keep tabs of all the media you’v purchased and is a good option if you’re planning on downloading large volumes, apps and media, and you don’t want to eat into your mobile data allowance.  

Connect to a computer 

1: Connect your device Use a USB cable to connect your device to your computer — both Mac and Windows computers will work. When it is plugged in you’ll see a small USB icon on the top of the screen, which will show that it is connected to your computer. 


2: Launch desktop browser Open up a new window in your regular desktop web browser, such as Google Chrome, and navigate to the Play store website. Check that you’re logged in to the Google account that you use on your device and you can then access all your content.

play store on google

3: View your content When the webpage opens, you will be able to view all the apps that are currently installed on your Android device. From the tabs at the top of the page, you can navigate to My Books and My Movies to see other media that you have installed. 


4: Search new app Click on the Store tab on the main screen and then search for the app that you want to install; for example, ‘WhatsApp Messenger’. Click on the app information to read more about it and then, when you’re ready, select the Install option

.watts app

5: Click to confirm Read through the checkout window to make sure you’re installing the correct app to the correct device. You’ll see the name of your device shown on the screen. Check the access the app will have to your contacts and then finally select Install


  1. zcool405 says:

    nyc post keep it up………:)

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