Last Updated: August 15th, 2014

HTC has just updated the Zoe app in Google Play with support for a few non-HTC phones, but support will supposedly expand soon. The Zoe app isn't the same as HTC's Zoe camera feature in the HTC One, but it might still be interesting if you're down with making and sharing videos.

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This is a beta release of the app, so you can only use it with certain devices. We're seeing the Nexus 5, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, and Galaxy S4 all on the supported list. Phones like the LG G3 and Moto X are not able to run the app yet (through official channels). Zoe is supposed to be available on all phones from LG, Samsung, and HTC running 4.4 or higher, but it appears they're still working on that. We've got the APK below for everyone else.


Zoe lets you choose images and videos on your device to combine into a montage with effects and music. It's not a camera app that lets you actually record short videos and pull out full-resolution stills, which I feel like is the coolest part of Zoe on HTC's phones. This is just the Video Highlights feature. The Zoe app requires a Facebook or Google+ login, but allows you to share to any service that's plugged into Android. Sharing is a little janky right now. When I tried to send a Zoe to Google+, it just pulled up a link with no video preview. So, your mileage may vary. The app is also a feed of Zoe images from other users, who you can follow and share with. Note, all your Zoes can be set as private if you like.

For unsupported devices, you can download the APK and sideload. We've successfully tested on the LG G3 and OnePlus One, but remember this is a beta. No promises.

Note, this APK doesn't have the full set of themes as those can only be downloaded as part of the Play Store installation (an obb file).

[HTC Blog]

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  • trev8988

    Awesome design

  • Wilberth Barrantes

    Everybody wants blinkfeed :(

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

      No. Not everbody wants shi**y blinkfeed.

      • tay

        whats shitty about it? Last years blinkfeed was pretty wasteful I agree, but I really do use it constantly now-a-days on Sense 6..

        • ASD

          I don't really get the appeal to blinkfeed, however, I am using it on my One M8 as my daily driver. It's okay, nothing screams out at me "oh this is awesome!". I'd prefer if the feed was from reddit or something instead.

  • Samir Dubois

    i want the "theme" or skin i dont know how to call it

  • Shalom Mathews

    Good Guy HTC

  • TerrenceT

    Incompatible with Nexus 4 :(

    • siddude11

      Android L or 4.4.4?

      • TerrenceT

        stock rom 4.4.4

  • GreatNews

    This is why I could count on Android Police! Apk Download!! Thanks Android Police officers!

  • Detonation

    The only compatible device in my list is my Droid X (running CM11)...ha

    Unfortunately I'm not interested anyways, the best part of ZOE was the video capture, where the small clip you'd record was also a burst shot of full res photos, including a few photos from before you actually pressed the button. Never missed a shot with that.

  • veRdiKt

    not compatible with the G3. WEAK

    • Nicholas McDonald

      From the article:

      We've successfully tested on the LG G3 and OnePlus One..

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

        Yeah, just needs sideloading.

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

      Just sideload it.

  • http://www.thinkingbrian.com/ ThinkingBrian

    Unfortunately HTC's Zoe (in the Google Play Store) is not compatible with any of my devices including my Samsung Galaxy Nexus running CM 11 (Android 4.4.4). I will be interesting in trying out Zoe when I can install it on one of my devices.

    • Scott

      Sideload it! They posted the APK.

  • Martin

    Works with Note 3 :-))

    • Jess L

      How did u get it to work? Gives me a Problem parsing package.

  • Scott

    Doesn't seem to like videos on the Nexus 4: it says there is an issue with the storage, and can't play the Zoe if I include videos.

    • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

      Maybe because N4 is one of the non-extSD devices? It'll probably be fixed in next update

  • John Doe

    Why does it need so many unnecessary permissions?

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Blinkfeed next?

  • Joshua Hill

    Anyone try it on a Sony Xperia yet?

    • Guest

      Worked on my Z1 Compact. Play Store says it's incompatible but it sideloads fine.

      • Joshua Hill

        Thanks I've got the same phone, will give it a try later

  • Jess L

    Problem parsing the package, rooted Note 3. Guess not for my phone still.

    • Jess L

      I'm not on 4.4 I guess that is why. Damn. 4.3 should still be supported. *sigh*

  • lanoormohamed

    Stuck on the please wait screen

  • Raphael Duran

    Working on the Moto G

    • Renan Lazarotto

      so I guess it'll work on X too. gonna sideload it now.

    • Dalladubb

      Confirmed as well for 3G Moto G. Neat app, I like it.

    • http://ja-som5.webnode.sk/ ja_som

      From where did you install?
      Google Play: is not supported for your device.
      So I downloaded apk, installed, but I can´t change theme, and I have only one Zoe Music...

  • Renan Lazarotto

    Man, that is one SHITLOAD of permissions.

  • Prasad Tiruvalluri

    Compatible with Xperia Z1.. Works fine..

  • Rowen Nortje

    Not compatible with the Xperia Z2. It sits on "Zoe. Coming Soon..." screen. :/

  • lvcivs

    LOL, it is available for the Nexus One, but not for Nexus 4!!

  • Zoljac

    Compatible with S4 I9500 octa :D
    Not with Note2 N7100 :(

  • Benjamin Delvaux

    Won't even install on Samsung galaxy s4 stock 4.4.2. Sideload failed

  • HTC Enthusiast

    For those of you who cannot get it to work - there is an additional OBB file that should accompany the apk since it is over 50mb. Did that get mirrored also?

  • DirtyDroidX

    Works great on OnePlus. Thanks AP!