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Download: Google Play Version 5.0 With Material Design

Previewed not too long ago, version 5.0 of Google Play that features Material Design is sneaking onto the web, ahead of an official launch from Google.

If waiting for the update to hit your phone does not sound like fun, you can download and sideload the apk file from the links below. 

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Update:  We took the new Google Play 5.0 for a spin, should you want to see what’s new!

Cheers Jared!
  • Nak Nk

    New Play store looks better, If you cant wait for the update to hit your phone, then here is the link to download latest Play store’s APK


  • The apps page reminds me of the Hangouts app

  • Dave Bell

    I read that you are supposed to be able to customize restore/backup in this version, i.e. for phones, tablets etc.. is that true? I don’t see it anywhere.

  • Nano

    I forced the update by pressing down on the Build Version in the Settings for Play Store. I got a notification that said a “New version of Play Store will be downloaded.” Just in case someone wants to force the update

  • Andrew Halverson

    Lol he’s got that JT ( not hating, I listen to it too)

  • flex

    So they did nothing and this is the big news?

    • JSo

  • jawa5636

    Dig the look and feel. This with the G+ update…. things are looking nice!

  • Dave Stines

    Is it me or do all the colors look better? Like more vibrant. Even the pictures of the apps.

  • Michael Shorey

    i still like the current look. the icon recedes off screen a bit and out of my way. i like everything minimized and tiny. this material design with big everything looks cartoonish.

  • Captain? If i sideloaded this on my P3100, can i still update my play store?

  • getalife

    Why won’t these new google apps work on L preview? Newsstand crashes, G+ and photos crash when i tap the menu icon, play store crashes. I hate this

  • droidrazredge

    All I gotta say is…..

  • muddy46

    using 2 identical devices (Nexus 7 with CM 11), only one has gplay 5.0 the other 4.9. The 5.0 downloads apps and updates way slower then the previous version. Anyone else experiencing this?

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    So is there actually anything NEW here, or just a fresh coat of paint?

  • velocipedes

    The colors are ugly.


    I kinda prefer 4.9

  • Guest

    Here you go, animation time! 🙂

  • Guest

    Animation enjoyment time! 🙂

    • Ryan

      Nice JPG thar.

  • Guest

    Animation for enjoyment.

  • Tyrone Biggums

    I just want the translucent status bar without having to root and install xposed!

    • miri

      That’ll come with L, I imagine.

      • Tyrone Biggums

        I find it weird that some apps in the play store already have the translucent status bar but it isn’t intergrated into these stock apps.

        • miri

          The feature in Kitkat is more of a limited use, experimental sort of deal. In L, it’s been fleshed out to be more appropriate for situations like this.

  • MacNificent

    Look at those beautiful graphics tho. Feels like I have a brand new Nexus 7.

  • James Briano

    We’re so close!

  • itspoots

    i have a pure edition moto x 2014. i just opened up the play store tonight and the new play store with material design loaded…..looks like they started to roll it out.

    • acrobatsausages

      I have a Pure Edition as well but no store update. Tried to install the apk and it wont work. The Install button isn’t responsive at all for some reason. 🙁

  • Johnathan Downer

    mmm only difference i see from the version i had installed is color scheme… and the menu icon that changes to the arrow… what else is supposed to be new in it?

    • James Briano

      Open the app, then shake your device vigorously and shout “OK GOOGLE!”

      • Johnathan Downer

        mmmm sounds fishy 🙂

  • Kevintw

    I’m sorry, but am I the only one unimpressed by material design. It just looks like regular old Android to me.

    • moelsen8

      no, i don’t really understand it either. sure it looks nice, but i really don’t like how colorful everything is. the hangouts app is painful to look at after its update.

  • WK

    omg highlighted What’s New section AND they moved it to the top.

  • David Foggia

    Yooooooo whenever I install and try to open it on my N7 2013 it says its crashed :'( Now I have to wait ffs


      Same thing happened to me on my Droid Maxx. Uninstalled all updates and installed again and I can open it but not do anything else. 🙁

  • Damian

    I can’t wait for some material design to hit the play music app!

    Material Design all the things!!!!!

    • xzero425x

      Same I want the L Google music so bad

    • SymonDT

      Don’t wait.. download it right now the Google Play Music 5.7.17 Apk with material design UI… on Axeetech . com

  • Eric Selle

    Android L is nigh, with all these Material updates lately to GApps

  • paticao

    not working for me on Android L Preview

  • Junaid Ansari

    Material design reminds of when Coca-Cola and Pepsi had their fancy looking cans and made em look plain and simple.

  • crazed_z06

    Great update, but what exactly does Google have against creating a “MY Purchases” tab?

    This is getting ridiculous.

    • Josh

      Nothing. Slide out menu, tap My Apps then All. Easy peasy.

      • Suicide_Note

        He’s asking for a list of his paid apps to be listed separately from all of the others. If i recall correctly, Google used to do this but, for reasons unknown to me, removed it from the Play Store quite some time ago.

        • crazed_z06


          There must be some reason they took it away and refuse to give it back.

        • michael arazan

          Maybe Google supports the creator of “My Purchase Pro” APP? And don’t want to take away from his business.

      • crazed_z06

        Im saying they should be a way to see just the apps you have paid for. The “All Apps” tab has everything Ive ever downloaded.. like 300 apps in there.

        • Josh

          Well, that is a horse of a slightly different color, then. Since even free apps are considered “purchased” (by every app store), I don’t see a change anytime soon.

    • Raven

      I agree Google should just have it built in, but in the mean time there is a decent app called “My Paid Apps”.

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Pretty cool. seems a little choppy though.

    • Suicide_Note

      That’s what i thought, too.

      • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

        Yea. I’ll assume this isn’t the final build for now.

        • Suicide_Note

          That’s possible. Some people were saying that according to the new design guidelines, the nav drawer is supposed to slide out over the app bar, but it actually slides below it. Perhaps we’ll get a new build next week?

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            New build with ANdroid L… HOPEFULLY Next week. I’ll be waiting

          • Suicide_Note

            Maybe on Wednesday? : D

          • WitnessG

            I actually like that the nav bar is below the app bar cause you can see the animation. Who knows, maybe they will change the guidelines for that.

  • xzero425x

    Wow I love it. So clean and looks great! I also like how they highlighted the ‘what’s new’

  • Joe Anthony Suarez

    WARNING: Do NOT install this update if you are running the Android L developer preview!

    • Kyle Null

      Yep, didn’t work for me on L Preview. Things crash.

    • JSo

      Seems to be an issue with a lot of updates. Which is ironic

      • Phillip Maiden

        I know right? all the material design updates getting ready for android l so far don’t work! well the apps i’ve found so far play store/newsstand.

        • JSo

          The photos app that comes with Google+ crashes when trying to go into settings as well. I’m guessing that that either these apps are missing something for Android L Or Android L (in it’s preview form) is missing something needed to run these apps correctly.

          • grumpyfuzz

            I’m guessing it’s due to ART changes from the L preview to what they have now.

    • Dustin Zirkle

      If you do, just go to the app in settings and click uninstall updates.

    • Confirmed…the price of being an early adopter

    • Krishna Prajapati

      I should have read your warning before installing it

  • Guest

    The Google Play Store icon in the third picture needs to be flatter to match the rest of the material design

  • Jason Purp

    That animation when you pull out the side drawer!!

    • Suicide_Note

      ^^ This! I spent a solid minute just opening and closing the side drawer so i could see the animation over and over again.

    • Suicide_Note

      ^^ This! I spent a solid minute just opening and closing the side drawer so i could see the animation over and over again.

    • Do you have a GIF?

    • Robzw

      I just noticed it tonight on the photos app before this hit lol

    • Justin W

      I’d just like to point out it rotates differently if you open it all the way and let go, then close it.

      Also, it spins back the same way if you don’t open it all the way. Neat touch.

    • James Briano

      Same as Google+/Photos update. Well done!

    • JSo

      The Google+ update gave photos the same animation. I love it.

  • Guest

    Love the colors. But the big blocky headings and fonts are kinda meh..

  • Jason Downing


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  • So fresh, so clean

    • Jason Purp

      Put oooonnnn

  • This just made my night, not to mention all this material design is going to look so awesome on my Note 4

    • Mike Aurin

      That material design is likely to be heavily masked on your Note 4