Remotely Install Apps on Android from the Google Play Website

We all use the Play Store application to install apps on our Android Smartphone or tablet. And this is the easiest way to do so. Just open Play Store, search for an app, tap install, and you’re done. But, what if the device, on which you want to install an app, is not present physically? May it be your friend’s device, or maybe you had left your device elsewhere. Well, you can do it from your computer, using a web browser.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to remotely install apps on Android from the Google Play website.

Requirements

  1. You need to be logged in using the same Google account on both your Android (Play Store app) and Computer (Play Store website).
  2. Both devices have active internet connections.

Now, to get started follow the steps below.

Step 1: On your computer, open any web browser, and visit the Google Play Store website.

Step 2: Login with your Gmail account same as your Android device where you want to install apps. To do so, click the Sign in button at top-right of the web page, and enter your credentials.

Sign in Google Play website

Step 3: Once you’re signed in, you can now browse for an app that you wish to install remotely. You can search for a particular app by typing the name in the search input field. And then, press ‘Enter’ on your keyboard.

Step 4: Once you’ve picked the app, click the ‘Install’ button at the top of the page. If you have only one Android device, you’re all set.

install Google Play apps from a web browser

If you have the same Google account set up on multiple Android devices, you can choose one device from the drop-down list on which you want to install the app. Now, click the ‘INSTALL’ button at the bottom of the window. A popup message shows that the app will be installed on your Android device soon.

Install Apps Remotely on Android device

Note: If it’s a paid app, additionally, it will walk you through the payment process.

Now, the web Play Store will send a push request to your Android device via Google Cloud Messaging (saying that you’ve told Google Play to install the app on this device). Then the app will be downloaded and installed on your Android almost immediately.

Note: If the device is turned off, the installation takes place after you turn it on again.

So, now you know how to install apps remotely on your Android device. In this way, you can use the Google Play website to install multiple apps as well. If you have any issues with that, let us know in the comments below.