Android users are starting to look for alternative ways of downloading apps. While the Play Store is the largest mobile app store in the world, it doesn’t have everything that users want. The good news is, there are plenty of alternatives to choose from and we’re going to talk about the top ten.
Top 10 Play Store Alternatives:
We did a lot of careful research for you and these are the Play Store alternatives that we think offer the best value and content.
A well-designed, user-friendly app, Aptoide is one of the most secure alternatives with over 150 million global users. Launched in 2009, it currently boasts more than 3 billion app downloads. And it comes in more than one version. As well as the standard Aptoide app, which offers plenty of choice for users, you can also download Aptoide Kids which, as you would expect, contains kids apps, and Aptoide TV for smart TVs. Download from Official page here – https://www.aptoide.com
Amazon App Store
Amazon is a household name and it shouldn’t surprise you that they have their own app store. Anyone that buys a new Fire device will find the app store already installed. The app offers paid apps and games for free, alongside all the most popular from the official Play Store. However, you won’t find everything here so don’t be surprised if you can’t find what you want.
Opera Mobile Store
Most people have heard of the Opera browser, a multi-platform browser that works on all operating systems. It is completely free to use and a recent update has provided much better performance, regardless of the device used. It is a great alternative, offering plenty of apps and games, including premium apps and games listed daily for free – these are time-limited but if you are diligent about checking, you can soon build up quite a library of paid apps for free.
ACMarket is one of the very best alternatives and not just because it is such an easy app to use. It is under constant development, making it better, easier to use and offers a huge choice of apps and games. This is the best source of paid content for free, along with some Cydia apps, like emulators and screen recorders. You can also download many modified stock apps and unlocked games. Download from the Official ACMarket page here – https://ac-market.org/
APKMirror is another great alternative for downloading Android apps. All the latest and best apps and games are available for download along with plenty of modified files too. Everything is completely free, including premium apps and games.
One of the largest alternative Android app stores in the world, GetJar was launched in Lithuania in 2004. It offers a huge choice of apps and games, not just for the Android market but for Java, Symbian and Window systems too. It is another service that is completely free to use.
AppBrain is an awesome alternative. As well as plenty of Android apps and games it also offers lots of other features, such as App Promotion, App Monetize, and App Ranking. You can download it for free and everything in it is free to download and use too.
As the name suggests, this is an app store full of APK files. Here you will find all sorts of applications, including modified apps and games and everything is free. Plus there is a companion website, allowing you to download your favorite apps and games straight to your device.
Another cool alternative is F-Droid, a catalog containing FOSS (free and open-source) apps for Android users. With a user-friendly interface, F-Droid is simple to use, making it easy for users to find and download exactly what they are looking for.
Last but not least is SlideMe. This app store alternative offers a huge range of premium apps and games for free, including the most popular choices from the official app store. Again, it is free to use and all the apps are free too.
There you have it; ten of the very best alternatives to the official Android app store. Each offers something different and some of them provide all content for free. Others do offer premium apps for free on a daily basis but, outside of that, some do need to be paid for.
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