Google Play Store finally testing simultaneous app downloads

Picture of the Google Play Store.

Whether it’s
pushing out system updates
or getting a
new Material Design makeover
, the Google Play Store is
seemingly in for many changes. Those changes also include
simultaneous downloads, according to Android

Simultaneous app downloads is one of those features that
probably should have been around from the beginning. That said,
some users are finally seeing the feature enabled in the Play

Don’t fret if you don’t see the feature enabled on your
device. This appears to be a server-side change, so it might take a
bit until you see simultaneous app downloads in the Play Store.
Once you get it, it’s one of those quality-of-life changes that
decrease the amount of time you spend updating your apps.

Screenshot of simultaneous app downloads in the Google Play Store.
Screenshot of simultaneous app downloads in the Google Play Store.

Simultaneous app downloads isn’t the only new feature spotted
in the updated version of the Play Store — there’s also
internal app sharing. The feature lets a developer share a rough
version of an app or app update to those invited to an internal
test channel.

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Interestingly, Google
doesn’t review any apps shared through internal app sharing.
Google also notes that these apps might not meet the Google Play
Terms of Service. As risky as that sounds, Google already allows
developers to create internal test channels — internal app
sharing is simply a setting that users can actually see and

I got the internal app sharing toggle to appear on my Sony
Xperia XZ1
by repeatedly tapping the Play Store version

Also new are an updated Play Protect interface and the ability
to search for TV shows by networks. Keep in mind that these new
changes, as well as simultaneous app downloads and internal app
sharing, might not all be available for everyone yet.

Source: FS – Android
Google Play Store finally testing simultaneous app downloads