How to Access the Play Store on Your HTC One

By Bill Hughes

You can access the Play Store through your HTC One’s Play Store application or through the Internet. The easiest way to access the Play Store is through the Play Store app on your phone. The icon is at the top of the screen. To open it, simply tap the icon.

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When you tap the Play Store icon, you’re greeted by the screen shown. (If the Play Store app isn’t already on your Home screen, you can find it in your applications list.)

As new apps are available, the highlighted apps will change. The Home page changes from one day to the next, but the categories tend to be consistent over time. These categories follow:

  • Apps: This showcase highlights valuable applications or games that you might not otherwise come across. This is the first Play Store screen you see (the leftmost screen on the panorama).

  • Games: These apps are for fun and enjoyment. As it happens, this is the most-downloaded type of application. Popularity is a good initial indication that an application is worth considering.

    Some purists make a distinction between applications and games. The thing is, from the perspective of a phone user, they’re the same: You download an application and use it, whether for fun or to be more productive.

  • Music: You can buy your digital music at the Play Store.

  • Books: Have you been thinking about getting an e-reader, such as a Nook or a Kindle? Before you spend your hard-earned cash, take a look at the book library here and see whether you like reading on your phone! If you like the way the Nook or the Kindle work, both are available as applications you can download and use to access your accounts on the Barnes & Noble website or Amazon.com.

  • Magazines: Same idea as with books, only these are for periodicals.

  • Movies and TV: As with music, you can download multimedia files and view your favorite movies and TV shows. You can watch them on your HTC One’s screen or connect your phone to your HDTV for the big picture.