Samsung Galaxy Store gets a big redesign with an emphasis on games
Samsung has introduced a redesign to its Galaxy Store, and now there are only two tabs: one for apps and one for games. Unsurprisingly, the title prominently featured in the section for games is Fortnite, which was previously pulled from the Play Store and Apple’s App Store.
“Right now, Galaxy Store is the only mobile app store in the United States where you can download the hit title from Epic Games, Fortnite, and squad up with friends,” Samsung said in a blog post.
As part of the redesign, the bottom bar has been reduced to two sections for app and games, with the games section placed ahead of apps. Other sections, like the one for viewing Galaxy Watch apps, has been moved to a scrolling bar at the top; the same bar also offers quick access to exclusives and personalization.
Samsung is also pushing users to take advantage of Galaxy-exclusive rewards and benefits. If you buy a game from the Galaxy Store, for example, you’ll earn rewards points that you can put toward another purchase in the future.
In its blog post, Samsung reminds users that they can access Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through its Galaxy Store as well. While users can access Microsoft’s service through Google’s Play Store, only users of the Galaxy Store can enjoy the convenience of in-app purchase capabilities.
Samsung’s Galaxy Store has always been a decent alternative to Google’s Play Store, offering some exclusive apps for Galaxy owners. Touting its store as the only mobile app store in the U.S. where you can find Fortnite is a pretty big deal, especially considering the game will likely stay off the Play Store at least until the beginning of next year, when Epic Games and Google are expected to go to trial.
If you own a Galaxy device, you should be able to see the redesigned Galaxy Store starting today.