Google is Bringing Instant Apps to Games on Android

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For most Android users, the Google Play Store is often the only source of discovering new games. Rather than waiting for a game to download, which can take a few minutes depending on your network, you can test an app by tapping on the "Try Now" button on the app's Google Play page.

Games that are supported by Google Play Instant show a "Try now" button along with the Install button on Play Store. While you can only play a portion of the game like this, you'll come across plenty of prompts to download the full app if you're so inclined.

It's important to note that Google Play Instant game experiences aren't the complete game, but rather a smaller version of the game, Jonathan Karmel, Senior Project Manager for Google Play Instant, told TechRadar. Till now, one had to rely on YouTube videos or stock footage from the Play Store listing to get an idea of what a game looked like. This is to speed up the process of trying new games as you won't have to constantly install and uninstall different titles you may or may not like.

Google reports the number of Android users who have installed a game has more than doubled during the previous year. The main advantage of these Instant games, though, is that users can try the game without having to install anything.

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The company also added some tools to Google Play Console to help developers as they build their games. In February, we noticed that it was starting to roll out to other devices by means of the Google photo application and today, that's extending to everyone else. There are only eight partners in the beta right now, though Google plans to allow more and more developers to use the technology over time.

For many people, their smartphone is the primary gaming platform.

The announcement about Google Play Instant was made in conjunction with the Game Developers Conference 2018, which also included a number of other announcements. "You can check out game video trailers or use tags like "New" or "Action" to find a particular type of game", says Google.

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