Top 5 Play Store alternatives

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Google's Play Store is the platform through which apps for Android phones are obtained and installed. It is usually installed on the terminals to make it easier for users to integrate their favorite apps on their smartphones.

However, this platform may have certain shortcomings or it is possible that many users dislike the format in which it is presented. That's why there are other optionsthat can complement this application as well as replace it. If you are looking for them, stay at AlternWorld, here we present a list of the 5 best alternatives to Play Store.

The 5 best alternatives to Play Store

From AlternWorld we present you a list designed by our experts about the 5 best alternatives to Play Store.

Aurora Store

If you are already familiar with Play Store, this can be a good alternative, as Aurora Store has a very similar look and feel. This platform allows you to download the apps that you like the most on Android and also makes personalized suggestions, it shows you those that may interest you and the most popular ones according to your location.

The advantages of Aurora Store:

  • An aesthetic similar to Play Store.
  • It works well.
  • It suggests apps according to your likes.
  • It allows you to install apps with geographical restrictions.

Reviews of Aurora Store: [Average rating 4'6/5]

  • Very similar to Play Store. -Lara.
  • It is a good tool. -Ana.
  • I liked it. -Tomás.


This alternative has a large number of applications for all tastes, both free and paid, with a special focus on those for which you don't have to pay. This last point is very interesting for many users. It also has a powerful search engine.

The advantages of Aptoide:

  • A very extensive catalogue.
  • With many free apps.
  • It does not give errors and works well.
  • It has an excellent search engine.

Aptoide reviews: [Average rating 4'7/5].

  • Many options to download. -Diego.
  • Very funny. -Fede.
  • Works well for me. -Maria.

APK mirror Play Store

This is another excellent proposal both to replace Play Store and to complement it. It is managed by a group of users who update the catalogue with the latest news and in it you can also find older versions of some apps that generally work better than the current ones.

The advantages of APK mirror Play Store:

  • It is constantly updated.
  • It works as a complement of Play Store.
  • It has old versions of apps that are difficult to find.
  • It is a safe platform.

APK mirror Play Store reviews: [Average rating 4'5/5]

  • I use it as an add-on. -Laura.
  • You can find a lot of things. -Manu.
  • With options that others don't have. -Darío.

Amazon Play&Shop

Amazon is very focused on competing with many products on the market and this time it has wanted to attract Play Store users with the launch of its version, Amazon Play&Shop. In it you can find a lot of promotions difficult to obtain in other alternatives and provides benefits to Amazon users as such.

The advantages of Amazon Play&Shop:

  • Amazon's guarantee.
  • A large number of offers in the applications.
  • It offers benefits for Amazon customers.
  • It has a good catalog.

Amazon Play&Shop reviews [Average rating 4'7/5].

  • Very good tool. -Sandra.
  • Very good performance. -Fran.
  • Many options of apps. -Daniel.


Uptodown is becoming one of the favorite alternatives to Play Store thanks to its huge catalog of applications. It stands out for providing an excellent service in recommending games for Android, something in which Google's platform sometimes fails to position the most lucrative options for its brand.

The advantages of Uptodown:

  • A very wide catalogue of applications.
  • It has an automatic update service of the apps.
  • It recommends games with good criteria.
  • It has a good search engine.

Reviews of Uptodown: [Average rating 4'8/5].

  • A very large catalog. -Samuel.
  • Great for games. -Eva.
  • Works great. -Rosa.

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