How to Buy Digital Content from the Google Play Store on Your Galaxy S6

By Bill Hughes

You can buy those things you love for your Galaxy S6 straight from the Google Play Store. Most people are fans of e-commerce, which is a fancy way of saying going shopping on the Internet. Often on the Internet you can find a greater selection of things you want than in most stores in your neighborhood. You can also find lower prices.

To give a very relevant example of how to purchase digital content right from your Galaxy S6, following are the steps to buy For Dummies books from the Google Play Store:

  1. Tap the Play Store icon from your Home screen.

  2. Tap the Books option from the Play Store Home screen.

    The Play Store Home screen makes lots of suggestions.

    The Play store home screen with recommendations for users.

  3. To search for a particular item, tap the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner.

    You can type in the words for dummies. You can also tap the microphone and say “for dummies.”

    If you know which For Dummies book you want, you can also say the complete name, such as Samsung Galaxy S6 For Dummies.

    Tapping the magnifying glass icon, a keyboard pops up and users can search for an item.

  4. When ready, tap the magnifying glass icon.

    This brings up your search results.

    Search results displayed in the play store.

  5. Click the thumbnail of the item you want to select it.

    This brings up more information about the item. Feel free to browse! (Please note that the choice seen here is for the earlier versions of the Galaxy S line!)

    Product's description page with the price, description and reviews.

  6. When you are ready to purchase, tap the blue box with the price.

    If you have a credit card on file with Google through your Gmail account, it verifies that you indeed want to purchase the item.

  7. Tap Buy.

    The book is now on its way to the address you have saved! (And thank you for your purchase.)