Google is finally redesigning the Play Store website


Finally! Google is reportedly redesigning the web version of the Play Store, a change that is long overdue.

Android Police reports that the redesign is part of a server-side switch and is not yet widely available. Some people were lucky to change their Play Store (Korea and Taiwan would work, although I couldn’t replicate it myself).

Regardless, the Google redesigned Play Store is moving from the old look (from the early days of Material Design) to what appears to be the current Play Store design enlarged for larger screens. It generally looks good, although it really does look like the extended mobile Play Store for large screens on the individual app pages.

Beyond that, there isn’t much to say about the Play Store’s new design beyond the fact that it’s modern, for better or for worse. There is now a navigation bar at the top for switching between apps and games. The Google Account Chooser in the upper right corner now hides a menu with access to subscriptions, order history, and more.

The Games page features auto-play trailers, scrolling screenshot galleries, and more. Unfortunately, there are aspects of the redesign that aren’t working, likely because the Play Store overhaul is still in the works.

While I’m certainly excited for an updated Play Store website, I don’t know how big this change will be. I really only use the Play Store site to grab links to apps and games when I want to include them in the stories I write for. MobileSirop – which, frankly, happens a lot.

In other words, your average user might not be spending a lot of time playing with Play Store on the web. Either way, the updated design is a step in the right direction and should do more to unify Google’s web products.

Source: Android Police


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