1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I just got Google pixel 3xl a few days ago (my first pixel). I was excited to try all the new camera features. But Google Playground is missing from Camera. I open Camera and go to More. The 6 icons are Night Sight / Photo sphere/ photo booth / Slow motion / Lens / settings. No Playground as most tutorials indicated. Any idea how to fix this?

    12-16-2018 08:37 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Have you already tried installing one of the Playground apps from the Play Store, like this one: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ers.star_wars? Google recently made the sticker collections their own separate apps
    12-16-2018 08:55 PM
  3. CatK111's Avatar
    I did install a few of the Playground apps from the play store. But still don't have the Playground icon...
    12-17-2018 11:02 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Go to Settings>Apps and look at the list of apps. Is Playground there? If not, go to Playground's app page in the Play Store and see if you have an option to install it: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ament&hl=en_US
    12-17-2018 11:17 PM
  5. CatK111's Avatar
    It works! Evidently I installed only the character packs before. Thank you so much for your help B. Diddy!
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    12-17-2018 11:26 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Great! That's interesting, though -- on my Pixel 2 XL, Playground is a preinstalled app that I can only Disable, not Uninstall. I wonder if the Pixel 3 didn't have it preinstalled as part of an effort to please the EU (i.e., breaking off more and more integrated Google apps and making them installable through the Play Store, not forcing users to have them preinstalled).
    12-18-2018 12:17 AM
  7. CatK111's Avatar
    All the tutorials I read/watched led me to believe Playground was pre-installed as part of the Camera app. Nobody mentioned installing an app to add the Playground icon. I'm glad it's working now. I'm loving it so far. It's a good way to embarrass my teenage kids.
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    12-18-2018 09:52 AM

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