The Google Play Developer account is what gives you the ability to make your app available on the Play Store for Android users. Due to Google’s guidelines and policies, you are required to set up your own developer account for your app to be published.
The good news, however, is that because the app will exist under your account, you will have more control over it and it will maintain your business’ branding on the Google Play Store listing.
Now, let’s get on to the steps for how to create an account.
How to create a Google Play Developer Account
Step 1: Click on the link to open a new Google Play Developer account on the Screen or by Clicking Here to Open a new Google Developer Account.
Step 2: Follow the steps on the next page to register for a publishing account, starting by clicking on this link:
Or by clicking here to Start a New Google Account, sign up for a Developer account.
Step 3: Make sure to read this screen carefully. We’d like to emphasize two parts:
Make sure the account shown here is the one that you’d like to use to sign up for the Google Play Developer account. This email will be the one linked to your account and receive updates on your app, so make sure that it is the correct one. If this app is tied to an organization, we highly recommend that you use an email associated with that organization and not your personal account.
Be sure to read Google’s distribution agreement document and then check the box in order to move forward.
Click “Continue to Payment”
Step 4: Enter your credit card information to pay the one-time $25 signup fee.
Then click Pay.
Then click Continue Registration to finish up your Payment and continue to your Google account.
Step 5: Complete Your Account Details
VERY IMPORTANT: Do not use our publishing email as the email address or any variation of our company name as your Developer name as the email address or any variation of our company name as your Developer name.
You’ve now successfully created a Google Play Developer account! Please note that it may take Google up to 48 hours to process your payment. Until Google has processed your payment, then we will be unable to publish your app.
In order for us to publish your app, you’ll need to add us to your account.