How do I install (free and legally) an Android application that a friend bought
August 27, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
We are sure that many of you have come up with the following at some point: “if my colleague has bought a game for his Android tabletCan't you lend it to me in any way? The standardized way of using mobile devices in principle does not suggest that we can share the applications, games or movies that we buy, however, there is a very simple way to do it. We tell you how.
The digital age is leading us inexorably to a consumption model (in terms of product acquisition) more and more individualized. The purchase of a physical object does not include any clause that prevents sharing with the neighbor, simply, because next to the object a guard should be sold to avoid it, however, with the software the matter is quite different. From a certain moment, what we start to buy is simply the right to use a computer code, adjusting to terms set by the distributor and limited by a series of technical restrictions.
Today that line tends to increase. For example, in the industry of "classic" video game The aim is to promote the “download” format rather than the physical copy and not only because the typical expenses of the tangible goods market are saved, but also because it reproduces the scheme a user = a sale. Fortunately, by applying a little ingenuity, we can still haggle that equivalence in some cases, without doing anything that falls outside the law.
How to share paid apps with friends and family on Android
It is very simple. We start from the fact that my friend and I each have a different Google account and I want install on my tablet a game he bought. All we have to do is enter the Settings Android generals> Accounts > Add Account > Google. Then we must ask our friend to enter his Gmail email and password.
The system will recognize the user and will go to integrate your profile inside the device As you can see below, I have put my email in a friend's cell phone and now I can work with both accounts on his android. We recommend, yes, so that emails are not mixed, disable the synchronization of the "guest" account.
The next thing is to go to the Play Store, display the menu on the left and both profiles, my friend's and mine, will come out. I can change at any time by clicking on one or the other, I can also go to My applications > All and install any content for which the other person has paid.
Example: I bought a while ago The Wolf Among Us, a game that costs more than 15 euros. Below you see my friend's terminal. She would have no problem installing and playing it if she wanted to.
To leave the tablet or mobile as it was …
Once this operation is done, it is not necessary to keep two accounts on the same mobile or tablet, since, finally Privacy however friendly we are, it doesn't hurt either. To delete a Google account we must return to Settings > Accounts > Google > we enter the guest, click on the three vertical points of the upper right area and Delete account.
Another idea to start carrying out
With trusted people you can create a joint account and pay things halfway or simply to be paid by anyone who is interested in buying something and that others can also enjoy the contents (gorrones free riders, on the sidelines). We can always keep our account active and prepared the other joint from which we will take those applications that belong to the collective.