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Google Play’s Wishlist Feature Has Arrived

Something that we know many of you have been screaming for, which is a Wishlist for Google Play, has finally arrived. I am running version 3.9.16 on the Galaxy Nexus, which can be downloaded here. Availability of the Wishlist feature may depend on device and Play store build, so if you don’t see it yet, you will eventually.

To use it, simply head to an app that you want to save for later, hit the bookmark icon that has a “+” symbol inside, and then you’ll see the text “Adding to wishlist” appear on the bottom of the screen. You can then access your wishlist by going through the Settings menu.

Does your device show a wishlist feature yet?

Cheers K, and Z!

  • Danny

    I had it for a few glorious minutes, and then my Play Store upgraded to 3.10.9 and the wishlist button disappeared. Now there’s onlt a share button. Lame.

  • bac-doc

    is the wishlist online or just on the devices?

    • Thomas Redmond

      It would be nice if it were online – especially for music and if you might prefer to purchase through a different market (iTunes, Amazon, etc.). I imagine a lot of people will use this in tandem with the Sound Search widget so they can identify and then remember a song they here while they’re out. Then buy later.

  • Sarah

    I have put some apps into my “wish list” with the little bookmark icon and now I can’t find my wishlist at all! I wish I could remember what I bookmarked! Anyone help?

  • Mario Mendez

    I thought the icon was to bookmark an app at first.

  • sk3litor

    I personally don’t get the purpose but its just a simple little feature so you can find a use for itmore power to ya. Unless as suggested by someone you could be alerted when . Somethinggoes on sale or you could share your list with others…say sSanta claus

    • paralleljohnny

      Easy. For people with limited data. You can add that app/movie/etc to your wishlist and wait until you are on wifi to actually download.

  • StrifeSoldierVII

    I love the idea of a wishlist, but now there is still one obvious thing that goes hand in hand with a wishlist: a checkout cart. Wouldn’t it be nice to collect multiple apps (free, paid, or just paid) in your cart to purchase/download all at once? In its current form, the Google Play Store, you have to purchase one app at a time, which results in multiple transactions on your bill, and is also more tedious than it has to be if you have a lot of paid apps you want to purchase right then.

    Imagine being able add 10 apps from your wishlist that you have been holding onto to your checkout cart and buy all 10 of them with one transaction and one receipt with the whole purchase. To me, that would be more superior than buying one app at a time from those 10 and ending up with 10 separate transactions with 10 emails from the Google Play Store. I don’t think anyone wants to see 10 consecutive $0.99 app purchases on their bill statement.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    3.9.16 on my VZW SGS3 running ICS is not showing this function.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Now we need a “Favorite” feature, where you can Favorite apps that you come across. Suppose you don’t want to buy that one app now, and afraid that you may forget the name of the app later, well, favorite it and come back to it later.

    • JoshGroff

      That’s what I’m using the wishlist for.

      • EvanTheGamer

        Ahh damnit, right. Good idea. hah

  • Droidfan

    This is a great addition. I often see apps that look interesting….but I don’t have time to research them before deciding to purchase. Easy way to save for later review.

  • Philip A. Kaiser

    Not to change topics but the feature I am looking from Google the most is; routing in Navigation. I want to be able to enter multiple destinations and have Maps determine a route for me. My Tom Tom from 5 years ago could do this, but Navigation seems to come up short.

    • GuidZilla

      I kind of liked this feature back in the streets & trips days of driving/working with a laptop and gps dongle. However, I still ended up changing the route nearly every time but did give me a good place to start my plan for the day.

  • Rob Mounts

    I have 3.9.16 on both my Verizon GNex & Note 10.1…..my GNex has the wishlist while the Note does not.

  • i have also wanted this for a long time but never thought it would come because i felt that they say these sales as being derived from more impulse purchases then planning. BUT if you can share your wishlist with your family, well, that could be something great.

    • JoshGroff

      It’s more useful for higher priced games (FF3, Chaos Rings, Sumioni Demon Arts) that aren’t as much of an impulse buy. The ones you don’t buy until after the current game you’re playing because they distract you.

  • JoshGroff

    Noticed this the other night, wish listed Wild Blood so far.

  • pimfram

    Noticed it this morning. Doubt I’ll ever use it, though.

  • moelsen8

    is anyone else starting to feel like oct. 29 is going to be a day we remember for a while? i get the feeling something pretty big is happening in android land.

  • Core

    nice. it shows up on my razor maxx with build 3.9.16.
    …and this is why i read D-L. i never would have noticed the little flag to wishlist.

    • JoshGroff

      I noticed it when using the menu to get to my apps on my g-nex last night. I was like omgwtf wishlist?

    • Jimas

      I’m not seeing it on my razr maxx, even though the version number has been updated (I see other new features like being able to remove apps from “my apps”)…are you on stock?

  • GuidZilla

    Noticed it right away after installing AOKP build 4 and the latest gapps on goo last night. Very welcomed feature.

  • r0lct

    I just want my list showing installed apps to be returned more than anything else.

    • JoshGroff

      And purchased.

      • r0lct

        That’s actually what I meant. Purchased and not installed. Not everything I ever installed.

        • JoshGroff

          I don’t know why they decided to change it to everything you ever installed since the dawn of time. Just glad they give you the option to bulk delete stuff now.

          • My new list, you can remove items you have downloaded in the past. A new feature maybe?

  • I have 3.9.16, but no wishlist options

  • My Nexus 7 shows it, my Bionic running ICS does not.

  • jxcgunrunna

    Now let us buy apps for other people as gifts.

    • summit1986

      That would appear to be the next logical step… otherwise, what’s the point?

      • JoshGroff

        So you don’t forget that $15 game you might want but not now.

        • summit1986

          If they allow for notifications when said app goes on sale, that would be the cats a$$

          • JoshGroff

            Heck yeah!

      • eric

        It should have been the same as this logical step. What’s the point of having a wishlist otherwise? Keeping track of all of the $0.99 apps you can’t afford to buy until payday?

        • JoshGroff

          Yes, because ALL apps are $.99. /s

          Also, you can wish list albums/movies/etc.

          • eric

            Well yes, I know this, but I was exaggerating the point in a slight attempt at humor. Anyway, I personally think it’s weak feature by itself. I’m not complaining, just expressing an opinion.

          • JoshGroff

            I wouldn’t say it’s weak, wish lists are a standard with online shopping, doing the same with digital content is just a logical move.

          • michael arazan

            weak, the apps I like are $5 and over, If I bought every impulse buy from the market all at once would be a hefty charge. In 3 1/2 years I’ve bought 50 apps and not to mention about the music which is more than .99 a song. A lot of people have budgets and shop smart, debt can be a bitch

          • JoshGroff

            I know right. I now have about $30 worth of apps sitting in my wish list. There’s 3 of them… (Sumioni, Chaos Rings, Wild Blood)

    • EvanTheGamer

      That would truly be incredible…much like Steam.

  • antwonw

    Yep. Saw it last night. VZW Galaxy Nexus 4.1.2 with Play Store v. 3.9.16

  • sc0rch3d

    can this be for music as well?

    • antwonw

      Yes. You can add Apps, Music, Movies, TV Shows, Magazines, and books to your wishlist. I just tried each one and it worked.