Google has started rolling out an update in the Google Play Store that will personalize your app reviews based on the type of device you are using. This could help make it easier to see how apps will perform on various devices, inclusive of tablets and wearables. Google made the announcement of this feature in August 2021, it was originally announced for early 2022, but there was no sign of it until recently. The Verge noticed this change was quietly rolled out, with the Play Store confirming that people won’t be seeing the same reviews.
Google Play Store App Reviews On Your Device Type Is Useful
This feature will become very useful to users as Android apps are in various form factors; someone using a Samsung Galaxy Flip 4 will experience an app differently from someone using an Oppo Find X5. And if you are trying to install an app on your smartwatch, you don’t have to read tons of reviews about the app’s phone versions. It’s important to note that the feature is about what type of device you have, not what physical model you carry.
Tapping on the Reviews option in an app, now shows a dialog box that informs users that:
‘Ratings are based on recent reviews from people in your region who use the same type of device that you use. Reviews are provided by people with a verified Google account based on the experience with apps they have downloaded.’
How To See Google Play Store App Reviews Based On Your Device Type
- Open Google Play Store.
- Select an app to download.
- On the app page, tap Ratings and Reviews.
- Select the filter option.
- Under the Sort Reviews By list, choose This Device Model. Now you will see the personalized reviews.