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No paid apps in Google Play, unless they are Staff Recommendations, why?

Discussion in 'Google TV Help' started by SteveINtheUKok, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. SteveINtheUKok

    SteveINtheUKok New Member

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    I am a Google TV newbie, so forgive me if what I ask is obvious to you all but I would like some help.

    I have the Sony NSZ-GS7 and I am based in the UK.

    I go into Google Play.

    I navigate to Categories, choose a category and I get shown:

    Top Free, Top New Free

    I never get any others, never any Paid or Top New Paid or anything else.

    I am signed in, I have my Google wallet all setup.

    I can actually buy apps, but only from the Google Play > Apps > Staff Recommendations

    That is the only area that shows paid apps to purchase.

    I can install apps I have that I have purchased for my other Android devices if they are compatible.

    But I cannot get a list of apps that can be purchased unless they are Staff Recommendations.

    That doesn't sound right to me.

    This is a new, out of the box machine running firmware 3.2.

    Does anyone have any idea why I get no paid apps?

    OR for that matter how I can fix it or how I can speak to a human being to resolve this?

    I have no issues with paid apps on the Google Play store via the web, via my Android phone or Android Tablet.

    I'd appreciate your help
     
  2. mcd2000

    mcd2000 Active Member

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    That is how it works for more then a year.
    There are only featured apps and other FREE apps. Yes, that's stupid.
     
  3. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Are you able to get the full list by going to the Google Play Store web site with the Chrome browser on your NSZ-ZS7? If not then try changing your Chrome user agent to "generic".

    So many reviews criticized GTV for being too complicated - so IMO this is one response from Google to try and keep the Google Play Store app for GTV "simplified".
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2012
  4. trallyus

    trallyus Active Member

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    You should be able to go to this link https://play.google.com/store/search?q="google+tv"&c=apps with your computer browser and change the all devices box to whatever google tv box you own and get a good idea of what apps are available for your google tv.

    You can also change the all prices box to free or paid to sort the apps as well.
     

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