Published: Wed, March 21, 2018
Tech | By Tabitha Holland

Google Look To Bring Instant Gaming Gratification With Google Play Instant

Google Look To Bring Instant Gaming Gratification With Google Play Instant

However, you can still try some of the most popular Android games on Google Play using this feature, including "Clash Royale", "Words with Friends 2," "Bubble Witch 3 Saga" and "Playtika". Instant apps do not need to be installed on the device, but they offer the full experience of a conventional mobile game. Of course, this will give developers more time to work the feature into their games, but it remains unfortunate that we can't try out the feature just yet.

With all the great games available on Google Play, we want to make discovery easier and remove friction during the install process.

Other changes also arrive on Google Play's games section.


As part of the redesign, the Google Play Games app is also getting an "Arcade" tab where it will display game-related video trailers, news and YouTube videos. You can tap on one of the games listed and play it without having to buy or download it first.

While it sounds archaic to have a smartphone running out of storage, there are still a lot of people who use entry-level Android devices that have 8GB of onboard storage.

Sure, this won't really be of effect for smaller, sillier games, but it could really benefit sizeable games.


The next iteration takes that concept a step further by focusing on games in particular, a category of apps not previously supported. It was problematic, especially for newer, graphically demanding games, as installing them involved downloading at least a gigabyte worth of data.

The good news is that these videos will not autoplay as you scroll through the Play Store, with Google describing them as "click-to-play video ads". There is also the users that are not even willing to test a new game because they have to install it first.

The Instant Play is still in beta and according to Google, it will go public by this year-end.


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