How to Gain Early Access to Unreleased Apps on Play Store

If you’re one of those who loves to be the first one to get their hands on apps before anyone else among your friends and test them out, then we’ve got just the thing for you today.


This easily overlooked tip will help you get early access to unreleased apps available on the Google Play Store.

Getting access to these apps not only puts you in the front seat of many upcoming app projects but also helps the developers as the apps are still being developed and any feedback from your side will be well-received.

Also Read: 10 Useful Play Store App Tricks and Tips for Power Users.

Google Play Store has a dedicated section for unreleased apps called ‘Early Access’.

Are These Apps Safe to Use?

The apps found here are nearing their launch, but are still unfinished versions of the final product and chances are they are unstable.

If that discourages you, allow me to rephrase. The apps are safe to use but might be a bit buggy, causing interference with a smooth usage.

Nonetheless, using these apps will give you a fair idea of what’s coming up in the Play Store, and if you choose to leave a feedback related to the issues faced, it’ll help the developer build a better version of the app.

How to Find Early Access Apps in Play Store?

Open the homepage of the Play Store; you’ll find tabs such as Top Charts, Games, Categories and more floating below the top featured items on the app.

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You’ll find Early Access option Among those tabs by swiping to the right, tap on it.

Early Access takes you to a new window within the Play Store app which gives you an option to install and test an array of unreleased apps as well as games under development.

You won’t find many apps under this section and the ones which are there, carry a disclaimer stating ‘This app is in development. It may be unstable’.

Do not confuse this with Google’s beta program for apps which have been released publicly on the Play Store.

The beta program enables existing apps to gain insight on future prospective updates for their app via feedback of the users enrolled in the program.

Do you like gaining early access to apps on Android? Have you ever used Early Access before? If so, which apps did you download and did you like them too? Let us know in the comments below.

Last updated on 03 February, 2022

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