Google Play app listings now include a section titled “Compatibility for your active devices”

Along with the web redesign ‘s increased accessibility, Google Play is introducing a surprisingly detailed Compatibility for your active devices area for app listings on Android.

You may find Compatibility for your active devices by opening the About this app section of a listing and scrolling all the way to the bottom of the page. Google demonstrates how

You can see in this area if this app is compatible with your devices. Only devices that are connected to your Google Account and that have been used during the past 30 days will be displayed.

Wear OS watches are shown after your phone, complete with device name, then Android/Google TV is listed. Included sections are:

Functionality: Fits your device Size Download Version OS required: This was renamed from Android OS and originally appeared in April under App details.

Google Play app Compatibility
Google Play app Compatibility
Google Play app Compatibility

There is some duplication with App details, but it’s obvious that section is more generalized, and the new addition is meant to be simpler and more user-friendly (i.e., Works on your device). It illustrates how Google Play is increasingly a store for devices other than smartphones and tablets. The creation of wearable apps is on the rise, and in the next years, Android Automotive usage will also rise. The phone app store is now a perfect, concentrated location to manage everything thanks to updates like this one.

We have only found this app compatibility area so far on one device running Google Play Store version 30.6.16-21. It hasn’t yet been extensively adopted.
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