Instant Apps allows users to jump right into app screens and start interacting with them without downloading and installing them on their device, just like clicking a link to a webpage. Not only did that allows users get things done faster, but also served as some smart advertising for developers; if a user liked what they saw with Instant Apps, they might consider downloading and installing the full thing.
Now, we are talking about the advancement of this feature â€“ Instant App â€“ with the debut of Google Play Instant for games.
The announcements was made on Google Developer Day at this year’s Game Developers Conference. While Instant Apps functionality is no longer new to us, its focus has been on productivity titles and services. Google Play Instant brings that same kind of immediate software gratification to Android gamers. Specifically, it allows for larger APK downloads and progressive delivery of files. Considering how big game assets can be, it’s easy to appreciate why Google thought an upgrade to Instant Apps was in order.
How To Try It Out?
To confirm this, simply go to Google Play Instant games in the Play Store, you’ll see a â€œTry Nowâ€ button to the side of the usual â€œInstall,â€ same as things are for Instant Apps. By tapping that button, it will bring up a fast loading screen (so quick that we had to try several times just to grab a screenshot of it in progress) before taking you right into the gaming action.
Furthermore, to finding these titles in the Play Store, you can also check them out under the â€œInstant Gameplayâ€ banner of the new Arcade tab in Google Play Games. While the interface here is slightly different, you’re once again just one tap away from launching the game of your choiceâ€”no install needed.
Previewing Google Play Instant titles isn’t a once-and-done experience, either, and you can still see titles you recently played hanging out at the top of the Google Now launcher.
Right now there’s only a handful of titles supporting Google Play Instant, and that sounds like the way things are going to be for a while; Google describes the current state of dev access to the feature as a closed beta, but invites interested parties to register for updates on the tool as it approaches broader availability.