Step 1: Create a Google Developer Account

This article covers the steps to register for a developer account on the Google Play Store.

To publish Android apps on the Google Play Store, you will need to create a Google Play Developer account. You must be at least 18 years of age to register for a Google Play developer account.

Create your Google account and sign in

  • If you don’t have a Google account, start by making one. You can set up a developer account on the Play Store with your Gmail address.
  • If you don’t have a Gmail account, create one and proceed to the next step.

Accept developer account agreement

  • Login to Google Play Console.
  • Click on the Accept developer agreement checkbox.
  • Click on the CONTINUE TO PAYMENT. This will redirect you to the payment page.
  • Make sure you have your credit card handy to pay the $25 registration fee in the next step.

Pay the registration fee

  • You’ll be redirected to the payment gateway where you’ll be required to pay the registration fee for the account set up.
  • The one-time registration fee is $25 USD. This can be paid with the following credit or debit cards:
  1. MasterCard
  2. Visa
  3. American Express
  4. Discover (U.S. only)
  5. Visa Electron (Outside of the U.S. only)
  • The types of cards and modes of payment accepted may vary depending on the location.
  • Enter the payment details that you will make the payment with. Click on BUY to proceed.

Add details to the Developer profile

You will have to fill in the following details: 

  • Developer name 
  • Email address 
  • Website URL
  • Phone number

Setting up Merchant Account

You will be required to set up a Merchant Account if your app is paid, includes in-app purchases, or both.

Guide on registering for a developer account on the Apple App Store.

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