Google Play Services Public Beta Program

Google Play services is the API layer that enables unique Google features on Android. It's on every Google-supported Android device. It provides app developers a unified way to integrate Google services into their apps. To learn more about Google Play services, see Overview of Google Play Services.

The Google Play services beta program gives you early access to new versions of Google Play services. This is especially useful for developers, because it gives them the ability to test their apps on their own devices. It also gives Google the opportunity to provide a better experience to users around the world.

It's important to keep in mind that beta versions of Google Play services may be less stable than later versions officially released to the public. This means that some apps might crash, or that some features might not work properly. For example, your device could crash repeatedly, making any service on the device unavailable.

How do I subscribe to the beta program?

You can subscribe to the Google Play services beta using a web browser, or directly through your device. After you've signed up, whenever a beta version of Google Play services is released, it will be automatically downloaded on all devices using the Google account you signed up with.

  1. Browse to the Android App Testing - Google Play services page.

  2. Click the Become a Tester button.

    You're now a beta tester for Google Play services.

Subscribe using the Play Store

  1. Go to the Google settings menu on your Android device. You can do this by going to Settings (settings) > Google.

  2. Click on the overflow menu (more_vert) in the top right corner of the screen, and then select Help & feedback.

  3. Click on the overflow menu (more_vert)in the top right corner of the screen, and then select View in Google Play Store.

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen to the Become a beta tester section, and then tap the I'm In button.

    I'm In

How do I unsubscribe from the beta program?

If you want to use the production version of Google Play services, you'll have to leave the beta program and then wait for the release of the next production version of Google Play services, which will be installed on your devices.

  1. Browse to the Android App Testing - Google Play services page, the same page where you joined the beta program.

  2. In the Leave the testing program section, click the Leave the program link. A confirmation message will appear shortly, stating You left the testing program.

Leave the beta program using the Play Store

  1. Go to the Google settings menu on your Android device. You can do this by going to Settings (settings) > Google.

  2. Tap the overflow menu (more_vert) in the top right corner of the screen, and then select Help & feedback.

  3. Tap the overflow menu (more_vert) in the top right corner of the screen, and then select View in Google Play Store.

  4. Scroll down to the You're a beta tester section, and then tap the Leave button.