1. bluegti02's Avatar
    Do I have to create a gmail address in order to download content from the play store? I just got a the SIII as a work only phone and dont want to put my personal gmail on there nor do I really want to have to create a gmail just for this. All I want is to be able to download content from the Play Store. The entire company might eventually go completely android and I dont want to have to create a gmail account for every phone/user just so they can get the play store. My old blackberry let me use any email address for the app market. Does Google allow this as well?
    07-18-2012 08:29 PM
  2. anon268366's Avatar
    It must be a gmail account. But you can put a gmail account on as many phones as you want (i think). So you could just make a company one and put that on all the phones.

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    07-18-2012 09:36 PM
  3. bluegti02's Avatar
    yea I mean thats a fair alternative but if someone takes it upon themselves to purchase something then that can cause problems. If I shared the account information, people could easily lock me out or add credit card information etc. Just too many unknown variables. I do recall back in the day, you could make another email address a google account. Meaning I was able to make a google account with my @yahoo.com email address. This was long before android and not even sure what the purpose/point was of doing so and I dont know if it still exists.

    There HAS to be a better option....
    07-19-2012 12:23 AM
  4. Vaibhav Rajasekhar's Avatar
    How much time does it usually take to sign in with an existing account?
    02-04-2013 10:04 AM
  5. dinlawrence61's Avatar
    yes i wil dowload in play store on my cloudfone games
    Moinudin Shaikh likes this.
    04-21-2013 07:36 PM
  6. bacope's Avatar
    You can create a Google account with any email, but it seems one has to start a new email with gmail just to buy from the android store via a smart phone :-( ....

    Why is it that the other major stores: Apple Store & Windows Store allow one to register and $pend money without forcing the buyer into their own email $ystem? Could it be that google/gmail wants more information about us, which can then be sold, than the other email systems get from their users. I thought Google/Android was supposed to be a better alternative than Apple - Not so! Looks like I'll be going back to an iPhone on my next upgrade! Good-bye Google, Hello BING.com
    12-30-2013 01:13 PM
  7. Kichiro Tsukino's Avatar
    That is correct, you can use the same gmail account on as many devices as you like.
    10-07-2014 06:14 PM
  8. Karthickandroidgames's Avatar
    If your company mail id is a part of gmail you can use that, else you will have you create one if you want to download from play store. You can add as many mail ids in your smartphone. Unlike Blackberry, Google Play needs to sync your mail id which is in your phone.
    ainamaria1 likes this.
    03-13-2015 05:47 PM
  9. android2d's Avatar
    You must have gmail account in order to access content from the play store
    you can create one easily in less than minutes
    jacobrebbeka and jutsu like this.
    04-22-2015 10:30 PM
  10. Janice Amoah's Avatar
    Forever!!! It takes waaaaaaaaaaaaaay tooooooooooooo long!!!!!!!!!!! Mtwwwwwwww.............................
    12-07-2016 09:19 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Sorry, but what are you referring to? How long it takes to create an account?
    12-07-2016 02:39 PM
  12. Pughalventhan Subramaniam's Avatar
    i need a play store account now
    Akash Patil2 likes this.
    03-06-2017 12:46 AM
  13. siddharth yadav2's Avatar
    Siddhartha
    06-25-2017 04:25 AM
  14. surinder12's Avatar
    there is no any alternative instead gmail account. You require a gmail account to login on play store. If you don't want to use your personal gmail then it's better for you to create a new one..
    10-04-2017 06:43 AM
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