How to Download APK Files From Google Play Store in Ubuntu

Tips and Tricks to download APK from Play Store in Ubuntu - Sometimes, we need the apk files for backup any application rather than reinstalling from Google Play. The problems most happend is our android phones can't connect to Google Play Store.

You know some sites are provides an original apk files you can download freely then transfer to android devices and install it manually. But, this method need open the web from your browsers and of course takes the time. So I made the easiest way to save apk files of your favorites android application from Google Play that can save your time.

We will use Ubuntu application named "googleplaydownloader". Yes, by using this tools we can easily download any apk files of application and save the time.

1. How to install googleplaydownloader in Ubuntu

The software is based on Python >=2.7 and androguard to read info info from local APKs on disk, android-checkin to create AndroiID from Google credentials, googleplay-api to interact with Google PlayStore. 

Step 1 - For who used Ubuntu 14.04 and the previous versions, you must download the dependency package first. You can download via this link Download python-ndg-httpsclient

Step 2 - Once downloaded, just locate and install it

Step 3 - The download .deb package of googleplaydownloader

Step 4 - Install googleplaydownloader_1.7-1_all.deb. In this case, I'm using gdebi package installer

Google Play Downloader

2. How to Use GooglePlayDownloader

I assumed you get, install this tools properly. Now the guide to use this tools and search an application from Google Play then download and save the apk file to your computers / PC / laptop / notebook or whatever you named it.

Step 1 - Open googleplaydownloader. From Ubuntu dash :

Google Play Downloader

Or maybe you want run it via terminal? Type the following command :


Step 2 - Ok! This is the screenshot of this tools

Google Play Downloader

Step 3 - Now you ready to download any apk files of your favorites android apps from Google Play

Step 4 - Then type android apps from Search Box. An example, I'm looking to download Dr. SafetyTrend Micro

Download apk files from google play in linux

Step 5 - Hit Download selected APK(s) button to start

Enjoy! So here's the screenshot taken from my Ubuntu 15.04 Vervet Vivid

How to download apk files from play store on ubuntu

So that's all I can write about The easiest way and how to download APK files from Google Play Store in Ubuntu Linux. Hope you've enjoyed reading this tutorial as much I’ve enjoyed writing it. Let us know about speed, issues, etc by comment below this post.