Google Play service fee reduction, new Play Console metrics, and more
Helping developers succeed on Google Play
To better support developers in growing their business on our platform, we are reducing our service fee to 15% on the first $1M USD in annual revenue. Every developer, regardless of size, will be eligible for this benefit starting in July 2021.
Play Asset Delivery
Hear from our Product Manager about how to migrate your existing APK expansion files (OBBs) to PAD and other benefits to help make your game run more smoothly.
Google for Games 2021 Report
This report offers the latest research and perspectives from gaming leaders at Google. Find answers to the key questions game developers are asking.
Upcoming Google Play and Android deadlines
If your app uses location in the background, start the approval process by completing the permissions declaration from the App content page (Policy > App content) in Google Play Console.
New apps submitted after April 16, 2020 need approval to access background location. Apps published before April 16, 2020 need approval by March 29, 2021.
New apps must target at least Android 11 (API level 30).
New apps and games must publish with the Android App Bundle.
New apps using Play Billing must use Billing Library version 3 or newer.
All apps must comply with the payments policy update.
If you’d like to attend a policy webinar to hear more about our updates and upcoming deadlines, please register for our webinars for India or South East Asia