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Google Releases Google Opinion Rewards App to Android, Answer Surveys and Receive Play Store Credit

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Google released a new app to Android this morning called Google Opinion Rewards. As the name of the app suggests, Google wants to reward you for giving your opinion through surveys, with those rewards coming as Google Play credits. The app is free (of course), requires you to fill out a quick survey on your self (age, location, sex, etc.), and then takes you through a couple of example surveys upon first launch. Once you are all setup, your first survey should appear or Google will notify you when a survey worth Google Play credit is available. 

You can also opt-in to surveys that don’t reward, however, I’m not sure why anyone would want to do that. Once credit-worthy surveys arrive, a notification should pop up in your notification area. Time limits accompany them, so be sure to finish them in a timely manner. So far, I can’t tell exactly how much surveys will be worth, but I’d imagine they’ll differ depending on the survey.

Anyone interested? The app is U.S. only.

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  • Awesome! My online survey software – SoGoSurvey is just as much fun, except for the money part 😛

  • ToddAwesome

    Just banked my first $1 in play store funny money!

  • Taglogical

    So cunning. The Google is upon us; be advised…

  • Marcus Rogers

    Google has started its transformation into The Circle!

  • verbal

    How long does it take to verify I did mine last afternoon but I’ve yet to get confirmation

  • Puddle of AIDS

    I’m still waiting on my approval to do the surveys, even though I’ve completed the initial survey.

    • Chippah

      You look just like my Uncle! that dont make no sense

  • Ryan

    Why does it need to affect the phone from sleeping?

  • terrorist96

    Lol I think my ad blocker is blocking it from loading on my phone.

    • Jonathan Isenberg

      It shouldn’t. I have it on my Nexus 7 (2013) with AdBlock and it works just fine.

      • terrorist96

        I also flashed a adblocking zip a while back so it might be that. Pray be cuz I’m not in the states currently lol

  • ChetRipley

    Google’s mTurk

  • JohanV

    This is nothing related with the NSA.

  • joejoe5709

    Hmmmm cool! All of a sudden in-app-purchases don’t seem so bad. Plants vs Zombies 2 Wintermelon here we come!

    • emoney

      you don’t need to spend any money to get that

      • joejoe5709

        RIght but it would be fun to get it without actually beating the levels.

        • emoney

          that’s a good point

  • BrothaDave

    I’m trying it out just for kicks I’ll see how it goes. We’re already all in the matrix might as well get paid to get spied on

  • Ben Myton

    Hey Guys, I wanted to let you know that I just got a check for $7,252.14 and only worked 20 hours last week. Check it out here! http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/06/google-releases-google-opinion-rewards-app-to-android-answer-surveys-and-receive-play-store-credit/

  • Michael

    That was a very liberal survey… Hope they aren’t all this way.

    • G_Romero

      Did you get any credit for it? I did the survey and recieved nothing

      • JoshGroff

        It even said it was a sample survey. You don’t get paid for it.

        • G_Romero

          Wow you sure are snide behind your mask of anonymity. Also a liar. I did it on a second account and got a dollar.

          • JoshGroff

            The exact same 7 question sample survey, or are you talking about something else?

            Also, it wasn’t meant to be snide, just a statement of fact. I also wasn’t paid for it.

  • Defenestratus

    Great. Another way for Google to know everything about me 😛

  • scotch1337

    I feel like the logo for this app looks like it is giving me the finger. Rather, Google giving me the finger.

  • Ben Myton

    My cousin just got a check for $7,241.15 after working less than 20 hours per week. Check out how at http://www.droid-life.com/2013/11/06/google-releases-google-opinion-rewards-app-to-android-answer-surveys-and-receive-play-store-credit/#disqus_thread

  • shooter50

    I did it and the test survey was about Obama. Guess they won’t be using me for future surveys, lol

    • dglelite

      me too…but I didn’t get any credits…did you?

      • shooter50

        no, they stated there were no credits given for the test survey

        • dglelite

          gotcha…missed that…thanks

        • joejoe5709

          I got .42 for the test survey.

          Edit: unless that’s all I currently have in my balance. That’s also possible.

          • JoshGroff

            It’s your balance, mine was .06.

  • rthvk


  • Kiril Vatev

    For anyone upset or worried about this, there have been services like this around for years. They are used a lot by psychology, anthropology, geography, etc. departments in a lot of universities, as well some smaller companies. Google is probably not interested in any of the data you provide there. Rather, this is a way for smaller research teams to gain a large, focused audience, as well as a coupled reward system (in lieu of a grocery store gift card and free pizza).

    • DanSan

      but i love free pizza.

      • Kiril Vatev

        We all do.

  • Mike

    Speaking of survery’s, I often get asked to do the DL one when on the site. I like the site, so I say sure, why not? Then like 30 questions in I realize that I’m only a third of the way there (according to the progress bar at the top) and leave. Seriously, is the stupidly long survey like an inside joke or something?

  • Pat Leck

    This is just like taking a survey online, and getting rewards. Except taking surveys online are better, because the prizes are worth more.


  • Ben Jacobs


    • DJ SPY

      Shouldn’t you have answered “the number three to show you’ve been paying attention”?

      • JoshGroff

        Technically, yes.

      • Anthony

        Technically impossible since the field only accepts numerical input

      • Adartilth

        You may have missed the period at the end of the sentence?


        the number three to show you’ve been paying attention.

  • Ben Jacobs

    Apparently you have to pay CLOSE attention to these surveys

    • Jonathan Isenberg

      To that, I say neigh. I paid absolutely no attention and I still caught that I had to enter the number 3 at the end.

  • DanSan

    is there any way to keep track of how much you have earned from this? I was doing the survey and accidentally hit 4 stars on the last question instead of 5. I hit the back button so i dont know if it finished or not but i cant retake it.

  • Randy

    i got a dollar, i got a dollar, i got a dollar hey hey hey hey

  • AbbyZFresh

    Free money just for asking questions = easy bait to collect more data.

    Clever Google, very clever.

    • JoshGroff

      At least we get something out of it, unlike when the government collects our data.

  • AxemRed

    The first survey: political. Excellent.

    • JoshGroff

      I know, and I have a strong hate for politics.

  • jim

    off topic, but whats this I read about Verizon blocking the Nexus 7 tablet , so they can release there own ?

  • Steven Elliott

    I do surveys for Amazon now. Of course I’m in.

    • Bob G

      Amazon has surveys for pay?

      • Steven Elliott

        Yup. Mturk.com

  • Kevin

    welp, signed up, let’s see how long it takes to accumulate enough to buy something.

  • Shadowstare

    Sounds like free money? Am I crazy?

  • Peter Kelly

    US only.

  • Darrin W. Crenshaw

    “There’s so many Go Launcher addons that it should be given its only section in the Store.” Am I right?

  • Mudfish

    Between this and an all the kit kats I’ve been eating. Nexus 5 here I come. woo hoo!!!

    • Kieron Quinn

      Google Play credit can’t be used for devices

      • Bob G

        He is going to be sorely disappointed when he finds out lol

        • JoshGroff

          On the bright side, he’ll never have to pay for apps again.

          • Bob G

            The brighter side would be him getting a Nexus 7 (2013) from one of the Kit Kats

          • JoshGroff

            That would be pretty hard to beat.

      • dglelite


      • Shane Hastings


  • Daniel Garcia


    • diversification

      Right? Someone figure out how to force the app to give us offers!!!

  • fartbubbler

    Google has enough information on me, they should already know how I feel about everything.

    • Bald_Sasquach

      That icon is DEFINITELY flipping us the bird too.

      • michael arazan

        Google is really not helping the stereotype that all of us Android users are cheap and only want free stuff. But I’ll still take it with a smile. Now I’m going to search for Verizon and give them My Opinion

        • ruthperez325

          Gʀᴀʏsᴏɴ. ʏᴏᴜ ᴛʜɪɴᴋ
          Tʜᴇᴏᴅᴏʀᴇ`s ʙʟᴏɢ ɪs ɢᴏᴏᴅ… ʟᴀsᴛ ᴡᴇᴇᴋ I ʙᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴛʜᴇᴍsᴇʟᴠᴇs ᴀ Fᴏʀᴅ ᴀғᴛᴇʀ
          ʙʀɪɴɢɪɴɢ ɪɴ $9703 ᴛʜɪs ʟᴀsᴛ 4 ᴡᴇᴇᴋs ᴀɴᴅ ᴀ ʟɪᴛᴛʟᴇ ᴏᴠᴇʀ $10 ᴛʜᴏᴜsᴀɴᴅ ʟᴀsᴛ
          ᴍᴏɴᴛʜ. ᴛʜɪs ɪs ᴄᴇʀᴛᴀɪɴʟʏ ᴍʏ ғᴀᴠᴏᴜʀɪᴛᴇ-ᴡᴏʀᴋ I’ᴠᴇ ᴇᴠᴇʀ ᴅᴏɴᴇ. I ʙᴇɢᴀɴ ᴛʜɪs 5
          ᴍᴏɴᴛʜs ᴀɢᴏ ᴀɴᴅ ʀɪɢʜᴛ ᴀᴡᴀʏ ɢᴏᴛ ᴏᴠᴇʀ $71… ᴘ/ʜ. Lᴏᴏᴋ Aᴛ

        • Pratik Holla

          Where did THAT stereotype come from? So apple product owners are rich snobs?

    • ninabryant95

      like Rose implied
      I’m alarmed that someone can get paid $7720 in one month on the computer. did
      you see this website http://www.bar29.cℴℳ

    • Sooooo, has anyone actually received a survey that gives you credits? I’m not talking about that initial ‘sample survey’ about politics; that doesn’t give you credits – if you have some showing after taking that sample quiz, it’s because your account has a preexisting balance on your account.

  • Marco Mendoza

    Just downloaded thanks

  • EC8CH

    4.4 GPU bug kills this app on the G-Nex. Black boxes everywhere!

    • Ben Murphy

      Lmao! Those updated GPU drivers can’t come fast enough, eh? But asking for an ETA is a huge no-no.

  • dglelite

    I wonder if you could do it enough and accumulate credits to use towards a Nexus phone? or do you think it will only be apps?

    • Sven Enterlein

      I couldn’t use my Google Store credit (via gift cards purchased in a brick and mortar store) to buy the Chromecast. So maybe it’s only for apps.

  • Colton

    I’m rich!

  • BaconEater

    This reminds me of an old BB/Android app that you could run on your phone (and it’d display ADs sometimes) & you’d get paid each month

  • Morgan Screen

    Mine crashes when I press get started “Setup encountered and error, please try again later.” on VZW GS3

    • Nathan Borup


    • Daniel Garcia

      I uninstalled it and re installed it and it worked.

  • veRdiKt

    Time to create a survey miner.

    • Adam Truelove

      Yes, I’m sure Google didn’t think of this at all.

  • SmokeNMirrors

    If you want my opinion you can pay me for it! Nice! Hopefully it’s not chump change…

  • Ben Murphy

    Mine keeps crashing? Anyone else? S4 here.

    Edit: You need to have SYNC on. Not sure about afterwards, but for initial setup you do.

    • Nathan Borup

      mine does too. tried on both my S3 and my N10

    • Drooblz

      I filled out a survey, then it said my answers were messed up and it would try and fix them and submit them for credit.

      • Ben Murphy

        Same… I love the “type three if you have been paying attention”…

        • Ben Murphy

          Now that I think about it, I typed ‘3’ instead of ‘three’…whoops!

          • Daniel Garcia

            mine was “rate this question 5 stars”

          • SplashMTN

            Same here, now I feel like an idiot.

          • It told me “type the number three” so… :-

    • JoshGroff

      Mine crashed on my note 2. Might flash CM or PAC to see if I still get an error.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    hell yeah

  • timsim38

    Already earned 1.10$ haha

    • HarleyGuy72

      $1.10, fixed that for you…sorry for being anal about that…

      • veRdiKt

        Dolla ten, fixxed that 4 u…sry 4 bein weirrd bout dat…

        • HarleyGuy72

          A buck ten…

          • JoshGroff

            About tree fiddy.

          • Why’d you give dat Loch-Ness Monsta tree fiddy, woman!?

          • Alan Fortte


      • timsim38

        Noticed that after i posted the comment. Guess i could have edited it. But didn’t feel like it lol

    • SmokeNMirrors

      What zipcode are you in? Mine has yet to offer me a survey.

      • timsim38

        33711. After i filled out all the info about myself there was one waiting.

        • SmokeNMirrors

          Interesting… I cleared the Apps data, moved to your zip and did the trial survey. Told me there was an error recording results. Still no actual survey. I want some $$$ lol! Perhaps I’ll have to become a teenager again…

          • timsim38

            Hmm Well hopefully you will get one soon. Not sure how often they are sent out.

          • SmokeNMirrors

            Well, moved to my office’s zipcode and got the one shown in the post but hasn’t given me any cash for it. I’ll just live here a while and see. Thanks for offering your zip too!

    • BaconEater

      How’d you get offered a survey already? It said it has to confirm you’re eligible before even offering you a survey, which may not even pay.

      • timsim38

        Im not sure. I went through the startup survey pretty quick. So i didnt notice if it said i had to wait to find out if i was eligible or not. I just noticed there was a survey sitting there after i finished. So i took it. Was worth $1.

        • Note2User

          You’re referring to an actual survey and not the tutorial right? After I signed up it had a tutorial with about 7 political questions. I already had $0.28 cents in my account but my first reaction was “I got $0.28 cents?”

          • JoshGroff

            Same, but I had $.06.

          • timsim38

            Guess they have a few different surveys. I didn’t have the one about political questions. After i finished completing the survey with all my info i had $.10. Then i did survey about shoes that was worth $1.

    • diversification

      And now you must tell us your details and answers to the sample survey. How long after you took that did you get an offer to take more surveys?

      • timsim38

        To be honest. I cant even remember what the sample survey said. It took only a minute or so. So far Iv gotten 2. Both have taken less than a minute to do. One was worth a dollar. The other was worth like 50 cents.

  • AnotherAndroidKid

    Would be cooler without filling out the survey. Google could show off tech by having all that info auto fill. 🙂

  • Daniel Garcia

    I will give it a shot. I can use this to purchase the light flow app you guys just turned me on to. 🙂

    • sagisarius

      They’re right, light flow is the bomb.

      • Alan Fortte

        That’s what I was thinking too!

  • Prox

    Free money

  • MichaelFranz

    i’ll try it…save up for those $15 Final Fantasy Apps

    • JoshGroff

      Launch day or bust.

      • MichaelFranz

        i wish….$15 is too steep for a mobile phone game. Just found out my health insurance is skyrocketing and im losing an EPO to a PPO plan…i’ll take savings where i can lol

        • JoshGroff

          Gaming is my one vice. I don’t smoke cigsrs anymore so I use that to justify the expense.

          • MichaelFranz

            i quit smoking over a year ago….still struggling, don’t know how i made i by before…times are rough. I think DL should hire me to write some articles 🙂

          • JoshGroff

            That or have readers submit articles and pay a few bucks or something if they use it. Would be nice to see the community’s take on things.

          • rthvk

            This would be really cool. Google Play Credits, anyone?

          • Higher_Ground

            ooh, a letters to the editor section. could be interesting.

        • phreemovement

          “savings” & wholesale is my industry! lol

        • TheDrunkenClam

          That’s strange. I thought health care was supposed to become more affordable. ???

          • chihova

            My insurance went down.

          • chihova

            i got down voted because my insurance is more affordable? Tea party up in here?

          • I voted you up because I’m thrilled that it worked for you. All of the insurance options I have looked at are considerably more expensive that what I currently pay for about the same coverage.

            Anyway, the point may be that this blog shouldn’t be worried about the health care impact even if people are joking.

            Oh well.

          • DoctorJB

            It’ll prolly be more expensive for most people with an employer subsidy (ie, most of the people who already have insurance). ACA is really more of an alternative for the people who don’t have health care through their job. It’s way less than COBRA or buying on your own.

          • jose

            I downvoted you because mine went up, and this is the internet, and I hate you.

          • FknTwizted

            to zero im sure since there was over 2 million people dropped from their current coverage and that was just day 1

          • michael arazan

            Insurance and access to it would be better off if Republican Governors would of set up their state’s with access to the website and information for their citizens of the state but chose to ignore it and hurt their fellow americans rather than helping them, and for insurance for their health no doubt. Yeah, Republicans care.

          • Josep Reis

            companies take advantage of the law to increase prices.

          • Frettfreak

            depends on a lot of factors. But Income bracket is one. IF the THINK you can afford it, i have seen some go up. Its lame. But it happens.

        • zurginator

          When it comes to a game as incredible as the FF series (Granted I don’t play them), $15 is more than reasonable. If we want good, Vita/DS quality games, we’re going to have to prove we’re willing to pay at that level.

          • JoshGroff

            Exactly, this is why I purchased all of them on or near launch day.

          • zurginator

            Yeah, I’m not a FF fan myself so I didn’t buy them. Would also have been nice if they had touch controls other than an emulated D-pad.

          • JoshGroff

            That would’ve been a nice touch, they did do it for combat though.

        • rfranken

          mine went up 34% 🙁

      • Ben Murphy

        Only 7 will count 🙂

        • JoshGroff

          I’ve paid for that game way too many times, but my wallet is ready.

  • Michigan Guy


    • paulmike3

      GO BUCKS!!!!

  • The app is U.S. only.


    • Ben Murphy

      Time to pack the wife and kids up!!!

      • sagisarius

        Cause we’re super friendly for immigration?

        • T4rd


          • sagisarius

            From what I’ve heard from people going through the process, it’s not an easy thing to do.

        • NoBullet

          lawful immigration?

    • Mike Cary

      That’s because America invented the opinion.

      • JoshGroff

        AND FREEDOM!

        • Mike Cary

          Also, things stuffed with other things, that are stuffed with other things, and deep fried… Mmmmm….

        • Shane Hastings

          “freedom”, in the US…? Woahhhhhh!

          • JoshGroff

            I didn’t feel like being that conspiracy theorist talking about the illusion of freedom. 😉

      • Such as the best mobile internet with unlimited data (real unlimited data, not US style unlimited data)

      • Mike Cary

        Also diabetes…

        • JoshGroff

          Diabeetus, like the commercials.

          • Mike Cary

            America invented Wilford Brimley too.

        • NoBullet

          Europinions suck

        • master94

          BS. Most diseases originate in Europe and the Middle East and US despite common belief is still one of the healthiest countries in the world, which is more than any European country can claim.