Play Store Dark Theme Now Available for All Devices Running Android 5.0 and Higher

  • Google has announced that Play Store Dark Mode can now be enabled by any device running Android 5.0 or higher.
  • Previously, Dark Mode on the Play Store was only enabled on Android 10 devices.
  • This new Dark Mode for the Play Store doesn’t require a specific update as it is enabled automatically by Google.

Google brought Dark Mode to Android 10 across all its core apps and features, with apps like Gmail getting the Dark Mode treatment even before Android 10 was launched. While the Google Play Store got the feature with Android 10, the rollout wasn’t widespread which meant that not every Android user had access to this new color scheme for the Play Store.

Well, that changes today with Google announcing that all devices running Android 5.0 and up will be able to get Dark Mode. Unfortunately, there’s still no way for the Play Store to automatically change it, so users will have to head over to the Play Store Settings and turn on the Dark Mode toggle manually. In terms of changes, you will see an inversion of colors from white to black, while the accent colors remain the same for Play Movies, Games, and so on.

This means users will now see a new “Theme” option in the Play Store settings with the ability to revert back to the factory settings or pick options like “Set by battery saver”. These features allow the users to keep dark mode on the Play Store even if the default theme is set to something else, thus helping you differentiate between the two.

Thankfully, there are no special updates or downloads required for this as Google has enabled this on a server level. Be sure to head over to the Google Play Store on your Android 5.0 + device to check out these changes.

What do you make of the new Dark Mode on the Play Store? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

Source: @GooglePlay

Via: 9to5Google

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