Google+ users can now install Android apps directly from the stream


In a clear move to drive sales, Google is now allowing users to install Android apps directly from their Google+ streams. When a Google Play app link is pasted into a new post, an 'Install' or 'Buy' button will be attached to the post which when clicked will take a user to Google Play with a prompt to purchase and/or install the app to a device of choice. 

This also works with individual music tracks when shared directly from Google Play, with the addition of a 30-second preview of the song directly in the post. As of yet movies and books do not provide direct purchase functionality, however we expect they will at some point.

Source: The Next Web

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I don't think it's necessarily to drive sales but it sure as hell makes it nicely integrated with Google services.

Share. Click. Play. Done Very easy and I like it. Even if it was sales drivin it's still a great thing for consumers (and developers)

I'd be happier if they fixed that god awful design G+ has. Seriously, I'm not overly picky but I can't even... I just can't.

"In a clear move to drive sales"

Right, because G+ is really going to drive a growth in downloads with its popularity, heh.

ingramator said,
Yay! Easier to download spyware/malware!!
Only programs from the Play Store not other stores or general APKs.

ingramator said,
Yay! Easier to download spyware/malware!!
Because apps on the play store are spyware and malware. Okay.

ingramator said,
Yay! Easier to download spyware/malware!!

If a survey was taken with maybe two questions, have you ever had a virus on your PC / Mac and have you ever had a virus on your phone, those would be very interesting results.

ingramator said,
Yay! Easier to download spyware/malware!!

/yawn this argument with you haters is getting boring. I've been running Android for awhile now... downloaded plenty of Apps on the Play Store and from 3rd Party sources... Not 1 piece of Malware/Spyware on any of my Android Phones. Keep on hating, Android keeps on growing.