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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Cryptic79, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Cryptic79

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    If I buy an app in the Market, can I install on multiple devices? Is the purchase tied to account or device?
     

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    The purchase is linked to your google account. You can't install the same app on multiple devices. However if that second device is originally registered with your google account also, then it should work.
     
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    What is the policy when you upgrade devices? Can it move with you?
     
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    I just rooted a Nook Color and used the same Google account on it as I have on my Droid X. I was able to download purchased apps onto the Nook Color with no problem. If this is against the Market rules, then I have stumbled onto doing a bad thing. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that the Market never recognized my DX but does recognize my NC. I don't know.

    If using the same paid app on multiple devices is illegal/unethical, then what happens when people buy a tablet? Are we expected to create a second account just for the tablet? That seems inefficient and wasteful.
     
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    The purchases are linked to the Google account the phone or tablet is registered with. If you get another phone or upgrade your phone, if you register the phone with your Google account, then you can access the purchased apps legally because your account already paid for the app.
     
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    Wrong...you can sign in under your account under multiple devices. If you access the market from a device you are signed into you can download all your paid apps again free since the apps are tied to the account they were purchased under
     
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