New to android tablet...is Google Play necessary?

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  1. fabtablet

    fabtablet Member

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    Hello,

    I'm brand new to tablets. I have a refurb Asus Transformer TF101.

    On my PC I have the programs I want to use and am not an avid google person.

    I would like to play the music I have on my microSD card on my tablet without having to use Google Play. I don't want anything to do with Google play. Am I being naive? you are welcome to trash my thoughts. However, I would like to use a different program to play music; I don't want to register with anyone, I don't want anything to do with a program that makes me set up a user/pass just to play music I want to hear (& likely not find on 'Google Play.')

    I seem to be able to browse the web ok. I do have a Google mail acc't which I use only for 'fun mail.' But the tablet seems to be forcing me to use only Google Services. I recently found a setting to uncheck 'use only Google apps' but every :mad:time I try to search for 'apps' I am directed to google Play. For one example, I went to Science.gov to get an android app for their search. Google Play, however, wants me to 'sign in' to install this android App. is that what I have to do for every app I want to use? If this is a 'free app' why does Google force me to sign in? :mad:

    If that is the case I'll dump the tablet. I hate being a slave to Google. I don't mean to talk trash; I really do not want to be beholden to a company that will track every movement i do on a device that is not critical to my life. Thanks for reading this & I look forward to some definitive answers; most importantly thanks for any help from everyone who's much better at these things than I will ever be!
     
  2. vampirefo.

    vampirefo. Senior Member Developer

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    No it's not necessary, I like Google play but it's not needed, there are other markets.
     
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    hi, there are many appstores out there to use. amazon appstore is one, applanet, appbrain. are a couple more but there are others you can use. check forums for other answers 7 you will probably have quite a few to choose from.
     
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    Hi fabtablet, Are you under the impression that 'Google Play' is just for music. 'Google Play' contains 100's of apps, books & movies. It's the main feature of an Android tablet. From there you can find apps for downloading the music you want. robinpe
     

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