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Oct
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The teardowns never lie! You know how we've been telling you the Play Store is getting a Wishlist feature? It's rolling out now on a per-account basis. You don't have to download anything, everything is already built into 3.9.16. Wishlists are basically a bookmark feature, which lets you save a list of apps.

We've got pictures!

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Once your account gets enabled, go to any app page on the Play Store, and you'll see the new Wishlist icon in the top right. A quick tap and that item is saved to your Wishlist.

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"My Wishlist" is an item in the Play Store menu, just like "My Apps." Tapping on it will take you to a vertical list where you can see all your bookmarked apps. Neat.

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It doesn't just work on apps, you can save anything in the Play Store. Apps, Music, Movies & TV, Magazines, and Books.

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It doesn't have to be individual items either, you can wishlist a whole TV show or artist. Everything goes into one big list, and you can tell what's what from the color coded prices.

Once again, there's nothing you need to download it to enable it, just wait and your account will get it eventually.

Thanks to Ricky and Justin for the tip

Ron Amadeo
Ron loves everything related to technology, design, and Google. He always wants to talk about "the big picture" and what's next for Android, and he's not afraid to get knee-deep in an APK for some details. Expect a good eye for detail, lots of research, and some lamenting about how something isn't designed well enough.
  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Woot!

    Why was I not informed that Christmas was moved to October?

    • ins0mn1a

      i thought everyone knew that dec 25 = oct 31

      sorry, i couldn't help it ;)

      • Chester Moy

        So we made it past 2012/12/21 without dying?

        • ins0mn1a

          well given that right now it's oct 18 (in this time zone anyway), which equals dec 16, i would have to say we are not past dec 21 yet.

    • Zaatour36

      i know its an old post

      but is there an web version of this ?

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Not right now.

        • Zaatour36

          thanks for the super fast response

          I freaking love AP :D

  • Simon

    What's the point of this?

    • TheWhiteLotus

      So you can remember apps you want to buy later.

    • michael interbartolo

      so someone can give you a gift card to cover the expenses of the apps you want.

      • Simon

        Is this public? Can I see my friends' wishlist?

        • TheWhiteLotus

          No. He's incorrect. Nobody can see your list.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          No, not at the moment.

          • TheWhiteLotus

            God dammit, when are you releasing your Gallery post from the latest teardown? If I don't get more news I'm going to lock myself in a freezer and have my friend defrost me on October 29.

          • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

            Everything in due time. Each post takes time to get prepped. Tomorrow or Friday probably.

        • michael interbartolo

          I believe the article shows a share your wishlist option.

    • wewewi

      You can monitor the price of apps youd like to buy but are a bit too pricey right now.. Wait for sales..

      Im putting Chameleon, and various Splashtop versions on my list.. would have put A Bard's Tale as well a couple days ago..

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/ron-amadeo/ Ron Amadeo

      I would assume the next step is shareable wish lists, and gifts. So people can see what apps you want to buy them for you.

      • http://wodtracker.net/ acedanger

        Let's hope so. Otherwise, this is a fairly pointless feature, IMHO.

      • Chester Moy

        One Christmas day, I'm going to log onto the play store and find out someone paid for the Nexus 4 on my wishlist... Why can't you put devices on your wishlist, dammit?!

    • nejai

      will be great if this might inform you about a pricedrop or a sale, just like app zzap

  • Chris Guanche

    Got it turned on with my account. Very handy feature. It'd be nice if they add a place to view the wishlist on the web store, but I'm sure that'll show up eventually.

  • http://twitter.com/JohnJutrasII John Jutras II

    You can also now remove apps from your "all" list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      That's been discovered ever since 3.9.16 started rolling out.

      • http://twitter.com/trlovejoy trlovejoy

        I can't figure out how to highlight multiple apps for deletion, on a VZW GN stock jelly bean. I hit one, it highlights, I hit another, they both un-highlight. Where is the control key on Android? :)

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          That's not how it works for me - I long-press on one, it highlights, then I press other ones and they all highlight. On various Jelly Bean devices.

  • Jeffrey Smith

    Not just apps. All media types (music, movies...).

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      We've already updated the post to reflect them all.

      • Mitchell Feigley

        Also you can wishlist an artist in the music part of the play store

  • http://twitter.com/Twitteninja ZZ

    Anyone outside the US get it?

    • GreenyO

      I do

    • Tee

      I don't...

    • nejai

      got it!

  • http://twitter.com/cabbieBot cabbieBot

    Didn't show up. Rebooted my phone and that did the trick. Huzzah!

    • briten

      Huzzah?

      • http://twitter.com/cabbieBot cabbieBot

        indeed!

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        Pizzah!

  • englishguy1980

    I just reset my phone and the wishlist was then available to use after the reboot

  • http://about.me/bkbooth Benjamin Booth

    Interestingly it's there on my Nexus 7, but not on my Galaxy S2. Both running the same version of the Play Store (3.9.16)

    • http://twitter.com/cabbieBot cabbieBot

      reboot!

      • http://about.me/bkbooth Benjamin Booth

        Trying this now, I tried clearing the Play Store app data to no avail. Maybe it's not fully enabled or something because I can add apps to my wishlist, but I can't view my wishlist on the Nexus 7

        • Zaatour36

          me 2

          maybe just wait for a while and it will show up eventually...

      • http://about.me/bkbooth Benjamin Booth

        No go on the reboot either. No dramas though, it'll be there eventually. I'll finally be able to get rid of my Chrome bookmark folder for apps I'm keeping an eye on.

        • http://twitter.com/cabbieBot cabbieBot

          no love on my touchpad, either :( just my phone

  • irish_iiii

    Didn't Apple patent this?

  • Droidfan

    Google and Android Rocks. They just keep getting better. I have "wished" for a wish list for Google Play since I bought my original Droid.

  • Droidfan

    This is what happens when you have the best paid engineers in Silicon Valley.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Well, this is a pretty basic feature. Most of the fixes that we finally got this month don't take a rocket scientist, but rather finally an effort to tie all the loose ends. Wishlist functionality is trivial.

  • Jonathan Hamilton

    Very weird. I able to use wishlists with my OG Atrix, but on my Atrix HD it's not there. I've rebooted it 3 times and still nothing.

  • Matthew Fiori

    pointless without the ability to buy gift cards from the play store rather than Target etc. I live in a rural town with two children. No Target/Radio Shack any closer than my...phone/tablet/laptop/desktop.....really don't understand the distribution system????

    • VinMessina

      You can buy Play credit directly from the Play Store (web only) for you kids. Just log in under their name and scroll to the bottom of the page, you should see "Buy Google Play Credit."

  • garychencool

    Now only if it can notify you when apps and such get updated/on sale all in one. I know AppSales does app sales

  • Avrohom Eliezer Friedman

    OTT - but Mighty Text is an AWESOME app.

    • http://wodtracker.net/ acedanger

      It's one of my favorite android apps. I hope using them in the graphic drives up their usage. I love their service.

  • Ian Thomas

    Is there a way to send wishlists? If not, I hope they add that feature. I'm thinking a feature similar to Amazon Registry for weddings, showers, etc.

    • Djones

      Is it possible to gift apps? Without that, your suggestion (which does make sense) wouldn't really help.

    • http://wodtracker.net/ acedanger

      I was coming here to say this. It seems like a nice way to "bookmark" an app/song/whatever but unless people can gift them, aren't we just bookmarking things?

  • JG

    Neat-o... Now they need to add in an alert when apps/etc in the wish list are put on sale. Like the Zombie Run app you reviewed a few days ago... I'd love to buy it, but not for $8.... But if they drop it down to maybe $2 for Halloween.... Then I might consider it...Would be nice for the phone to just buzz or maybe even automatically buy it once it dips below a certain user-defined price...

    • Kai

      Next best thing is appfeed.net.. monitors apps and alerts via rss (or rss -> ifttt -> email) on update or price change..

  • Himmat Singh

    Is this a US-only feature for the moment? I can't seem to get it on all my devices.

  • Zorque

    I'm gonna add all the apps I've purchased to my wishlist so I can find them easily. Thanks, Google, for removing that functionality and then not listening to, well, everybody who owns an Android device asking you to put it back!

    • http://profiles.google.com/thelolotov Jacob Davis

      You realize... My Apps > All Apps...

  • IncCo

    Will they also add this to the web-version of google play ?

    • RockMSockMNY

      That would be great, hoping for the same.

  • http://twitter.com/Stennan84 Stennan

    How can developers see this? 50 000 apps sold, 100 000 have it on wishlist, do a 50 % sale, see wishlist drop to X0 000? Will this be used to notify users about sales for apps in the wishlist? This could be very useful for devs to know, what price sensitivity does my app have and will i benefit from having sales.

  • http://twitter.com/MrYuzhai *Certified_geek™

    if only we could gift apps (like in steam)..

  • QwietStorm

    My store version is 3.9.16 but I have no wishlist feature. Is that normal? Is the feature itself being pushed separately?

    • Imparus

      yes

  • Rodney Solomon Jr

    no love on my phone yet. no wishlist. I rebooted uninstalled and reinstalled and NO WISHLIST LOVE.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.sparakov John Sparakov

    It's small steps like these that make the play store feel like a legitimate place to purchase stuff. I know, it's crazy, but it the little things really add up. If they can implement something, like say G+, to act like a hub for gaming and app gifting, I'm going to get some Android tablets for people this season.

  • Jon Garrett

    This is so cool, right now I just bookmark apps I want in my browser which is getting out of hand right now.

  • http://nurudin.jauhari.net/ Jauhari

    This is what we want

  • Kahroo

    Still don't have this on my EVO V 4G (EVO 3D) Anyway to force enable it?

  • MythBusters

    Is there no way to view your wishlist on the browser version of the store? That seems counter intuitive. Same with the ability to remove the apps you uninstalled. Why is there no access from a computer?

  • john

    Can ever be free to play a game store with fee