How to Access the Google Play Store on the Samsung Galaxy S 5 - dummies

How to Access the Google Play Store on the Samsung Galaxy S 5

By Bill Hughes

You can access the Play Store through your Galaxy S 5 phone’s Play Store application or through the Internet. The easiest way to access the Play Store is through the Play Store application on your Galaxy S phone.


If the Play Store application isn’t already on your Home screen, you can find it in your Applications list. To open it, simply tap the icon.

When you tap the Play Store icon, you’re greeted by the home screen.


As new applications become available, the highlighted applications will change, and the Home page will change from one day to the next, but the categories tend to be consistent over time. These categories are

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • Movies and TV: As with music, you can download files multimedia files and view your favorite movies and TV shows. You can watch these on your Galaxy S 5’s screen or connect your phone to your HDTV for the big picture.