Google has added a new “My Android Apps” to the website for the Google Play Store, allowing you to view a list of phones, tablets, and other devices linked to your account. You can now tap on any of those icons to see a list of apps installed on that device.

Google Play My Android Apps

What’s really cool is that you can also now click on a little trash can to uninstall an app. If there’s an update available you can also tap an update button.

This lets you update or remove apps from your phone from your desktop web browser.

Not all apps can be managed this way. For instance, this afternoon my phone showed three updates available, but the Google Play website only showed two. That’s because one was the Google Maps app which has to be updated manually.

Software that comes preloaded on your device and which can’t be easily removed will also have to be updated manually from your Android phone or tablet.

via TechCrunch

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3 replies on “Remotely uninstall, update apps from Google Play web store”

  1. This is a great update. You could always install apps from the web onto your device but I don’t think you could update or delete them. Also they made it much easier to see what is on your device.

  2. You need to be able to remove apps you’ve purchased or tried (free junk for example) or stuff you just don’t want anymore.. plus I have devices I no longer have or testing units I want to remove from the list of registered devices. For example I have 2 X86 Android installs on laptops that I don’t own anymore, they still show up in my device list.

    1. I agree removing apps would be a good option, but I would rather they allow us to move apps we no longer want to some kind of trash bin or archive because what if you accidentally remove an app you paid for?

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