Android – How to open the Google Play Store directly from the Android application


I have open the Google Play store using the following code

Intent i = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_VIEW);
i.setData(Uri.parse(" packagename "));

But it shows me a Complete Action View as to select the option (browser/play store). I need to open the application in Play Store directly.

Best Solution

You can do this using the market:// prefix.


final String appPackageName = getPackageName(); // getPackageName() from Context or Activity object
try {
    startActivity(new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("market://details?id=" + appPackageName)));
} catch (android.content.ActivityNotFoundException anfe) {
    startActivity(new Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("" + appPackageName)));


try {
    startActivity(Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("market://details?id=$packageName")))
} catch (e: ActivityNotFoundException) {
    startActivity(Intent(Intent.ACTION_VIEW, Uri.parse("$packageName")))

We use a try/catch block here because an Exception will be thrown if the Play Store is not installed on the target device.

NOTE: any app can register as capable of handling the market://details?id=<appId> Uri, if you want to specifically target Google Play check the Berťák answer