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What is Google Play?

Google Play is a digital distribution service operated and developed by Google.  It serves as the official app store for the Android operating system, allowing users to browse and download applications developed with the Android software development kit (SDK) and published through Google.  Google Play also serves as a digital media store, offering music, magazines, books, movies, and television programs.  The services operating under the Google Play banner are: Google Play Books, Google Play Games, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, and Google News.

Purchasing content from Google Play using a UW G Suite account

UW-IT strongly discourages the purchase of content from Google Play using a UW G Suite account and instead recommends the use of a personal Google account to make purchases from Google Play.  The use of a UW G Suite account is contingent upon an active, ongoing relationship with the University of Washington as a student, faculty member, or employee.  If you no longer have an active, ongoing relationship with the University of Washington, your UW G Suite account and all data contained within the account and associated with the account will be deleted, including Google Play purchases, upon your separation from the University of Washington.

Additionally, Google will not transfer any Google Play purchases made with a UW G Suite account to another G Suite or personal Google account.

For more information on the Google Play Terms of Service, click here.