Add a Google Account to an Android Device

How to Add a Device to Google Play Store

Two Methods:

When you add a device to Google Play, you can access your previous app, movie, music, book and other purchases on the new device. You can quickly add Android devices by signing in with the same Google account. If you have an Amazon Fire tablet, you can use some workarounds to load the Play Store and access all Android apps. It is not possible to add iOS (iPhone, iPad) or Windows devices to Google Play.

Quick Summary

1. OpenSettingson the new device.
2. TapAccounts.
3. SelectGoogle.
4. Sign into your account.
5. Open thePlay Store.

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Adding an Android Device

  1. Tap the Settings app on the second device.You can use your same Google account on multiple devices, allowing all of them to access your Google Play Store purchases.
    • You can find the Settings app in your app drawer.
  2. Tap"Accounts."This will display all of the accounts that are currently associated with the Android device.
  3. Tap"Add Account."You'll see a list of possible accounts to add.
  4. Tap the "Google" option.This will allow you to add a Google account to the device.
  5. Sign in with the same Google account.Enter the account information for the Google account you want to link the device to. You can use the same Google account for multiple Android devices.
  6. Open the Google Play Store.If there are multiple Google accounts on the device, you may be prompted to select the one you want to use.
  7. Tap the Menu (☰) button in the upper-left corner.This will display the Play Store menu and the active Google account in the upper-left corner.
  8. Verify that your newly-added account is visible.You should see the account you just added in the upper-left corner of the settings menu. Tap the account that's there and select your new account if the wrong account is active.
  9. Access your Google Play Purchases.You'll be able to see all of the app purchases associated with your account by tapping "My apps & games" from the settings menu. You can also tap the different media categories and then select "Mymedia" to view your purchases.

Adding a Kindle Fire Tablet

  1. Gather your tools.In order to install the Google Play Store on your Kindle Fire tablet, you'll need a USB cable and a computer running Windows. Installing the Google Play Store will give you access to all Android apps, including purchases you've made on other Android devices.
  2. Tap the Settings app on your Kindle.This will open your Kindle settings.
  3. Tap"Device options."This will display the advanced options for your Kindle device.
  4. If you haven't already done so, tap your serial number 7 times to reveal a hiddenDeveloper Optionsbutton.
  5. Tap the above button.You'll see several advanced options.
  6. Toggle "Enable ADB" on.This allow you to connect your Kindle to your computer and manage it using the command line.
  7. Connect your Kindle to your computer via USB.Windows should begin to automatically download and install the correct drivers to allow you to connect to it. If everything installs properly, you can skip the next step.
  8. Install the Google USB Driver manually if necessary.If Windows does not detect your Kindle Fire properly and the drivers don't install, you can do it manually:
    • Download the Google USB Driver
    • Extract the ZIP file after downloading it by double-clicking it and selecting "Extract."
    • Open the Device Manager by pressing and typingdevmgmt.msc
    • Right-click "Fire" in the "Universal Serial Bus controllers" section and select "Update Driver."
    • Point the driver update to the extracted files that you downloaded.
  9. Download the script used to install the Google Play Store.This script simply automates the long list of commands that you could perform yourself. It does not contain any viruses or malware. download the "" file.
  10. Extract the ZIP file.Double-click the ZIP file and click "Extract All." This will create a new folder in your Downloads folder with the files you'll need.
  11. Open the new folder and run the script.Open the folder that was created when you extracted the script files. Double-click the "1-Install-Play-Store.bat" file. A Command Prompt window will appear.
  12. Approve ADB on your Fire tablet.After starting the script on your computer, you'll be prompted to allow ADB on your Fire tablet. You'll need to unlock it to approve the request.
  13. Start the installation on your computer.Press in the Command Prompt window to install the Google Play Store and Google Play Services.
  14. Reboot your Fire tablet when prompted.After installation is complete, the Command Prompt window will instruct you to restart the Fire tablet. Hold the Power button on the tablet then tap "OK" to confirm. Turn it back on once it shuts off.
  15. Launch the Google Play Store after rebooting.This will prompt you to sign in.
  16. Sign in with your Google Account.Sign in with the same Google account you use for Gmail or your other Android devices.
  17. Wait while the store updates.The Google Play Store and Google Play Services will begin updating in the background, which may take 10-15 minutes to complete. You won't notice a change until you exit the store and open it again in a little bit.
  18. Use the Google Play Store to install any Android app.Now that the store is installed and you're signed in, you can download and install any Google Play app, including Chrome and Hangouts.
    • If you get prompted to update Google Play Services, agree and you'll be taken to the Google Play Services store page. Tap "Update" to update it.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Can I add my Windows 10 laptop to my Google account?
    Hayden Ganadi
    Community Answer
    You can download certain Google applications onto your laptop and sign into them, but no, it is not possible to install the Google Play store on your laptop. It is for Android and Kindle Fire devices only.
  • Question
    Can I install Google Play on my laptop?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    There's nothing to install, but you can access the Google Play Store at and the different types of media will be accessible from the menu on the left.
  • Question
    Is it possible to do this with an Apple device?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, Apple devices do not support the Google Play Store. You can, however, access certain Google Play purchases if you download the corresponding app. For example, you can watch your Google Play movie purchases if you install the Google Play Movies app and sign in with your Google account. The same goes for your music purchases and the Google Play Music app.
  • Question
    Can I add an android device to my Play Store account from a PC?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, you'll need to sign in with your Google account on that device, and it will automatically add itself to your Play Store account as long as it is compatible.
  • Question
    Can I use Google Play on a Windows phone?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No, Google Play Store is not supported on Windows Phone and none of the Google Play media apps are available.
  • Question
    Why do I keep getting an error message while trying to add an account on my device?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    The error message should have a code underneath it. Google that code and research how to troubleshoot it.
  • Question
    How can I add my phone number to my Google Play account?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Visit and log in with your Google account. Click the "Your personal information" button and then enter your phone number in the "Phone" section.
  • Question
    Why doesn't my Google account list the device I'm using?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    You have to be connected with the same account on all devices and sync them.
  • Question
    When I try to add an account it just says that it is 'checking the information'. How do I get past that stage?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Make sure you have an active internet connection for your device and that you have entered your account name and password correctly.
  • Question
    How do I log on to the Play Store?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    If you're trying to access it on a PC, go to Google and go to "" The top right corner will say "Sign In." Tap that button, and log in with your Google account. If you can't do that, you might need to install the Play Store app on your device and try again.
Unanswered Questions
  • How do I add an IOS system to the Google Play Store?
  • I get to step 11 and never get the prompt on my Kindle. The Amazon Fire Tablet tool screen on my computer is just blank. Why?
  • What if your Kindle Fire doesn't have a USB opening anywhere?
  • How do I add my Chromebook to Google Play?
  • What do I do if the Google Play store isn't recognizing my device?
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